Parliament

Sports Rorts

Jul 06, 2022  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:30): Mr Speaker, I rise today to address the house on a rather serious issue, one which I’m sure those opposite would be eager to have heard the end of. And that, Mr Speaker, is the Pork-Barreling of over $84 million in sports grants, almost all of which has gone to Labor-held seats.

The North-South Corridor

Jun 01, 2022  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:15): Today, I rise to talk to the house on the matter of the north-south corridor. Wasn't it interesting today when I asked the minister to rule out any delays to the completion of the north-south corridor? South Australians have every right to be concerned with the answers that we heard today. We asked about whether there were going to be any delays.

VALEDICTORY

May 19, 2022  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:49): A giant of the law, a juggernaut of the Liberal Party, an inspiration to professional women, it is with some sadness that I also rise today to pay tribute to the member for Bragg.

ADDRESS IN REPLY

May 05, 2022  |  speech

Debate resumed.

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:48): It is an absolute pleasure today to rise to address this place in the time remaining before lunch. Taking us to the break I feel like Jason Gillespie, but I will do my best.

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

May 03, 2022  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (17:42): Thank you, Deputy Speaker, and congratulations on your ascension today. It is obviously the highest honour to serve in this place as a member of parliament. I would like to thank the people of Hartley for once again re-electing me for another four years. I would like to reflect on some of our achievements as a community together supporting each other.

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

Nov 18, 2021  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (15:36): Today, I rise to update the house on commitments that we took to the last state election. I am able to advise the house that we have listened to our local residents, we have acted and we have been able to achieve everything we set out to do for our local residents.

OPCAT IMPLEMENTATION BILL

Sep 21, 2021  |  speech

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 24 August 2021.)

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:18): I rise to offer just a brief contribution to the OPCAT Implementation Bill. Obviously, the federal government ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) on 21 December 2017. As a result of ratifying the treaty, we know that our country is required to have implemented OPCAT, including the establishment of, as we have heard, National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) by 20 January next year.

ROAD TRAFFIC (DRUG DRIVING AND CARELESS OR DANGEROUS DRIVING) AMENDMENT BILL

Sep 08, 2021  |  speech

Introduction and First Reading

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:03): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961 and to make related amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act 1959. Read a first time.

Second Reading

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:03): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The Marshall Liberal government is committed to ensuring that South Australian roads are as safe as possible and that drivers who put other road users at risk are excluded from driving as soon as they are caught. This bill allows police to step in at the roadside where drivers have engaged in clear-cut behaviour that puts the safety of road users at risk. For the first time anywhere in Australia, the bill will allow for police to issue a notice of immediate loss of licence for a first offence of drug driving.

FIREARMS (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Sep 08, 2021  |  speech

Introduction and First Reading

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:09):Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Firearms Act 2015. Read a first time.

Second Reading

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:09): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I seek leave to have the second reading explanation and explanation of clauses inserted in Hansard without my reading them

Leave granted.

The Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2021 amends the Firearms Act 2015 (SA) (the Firearms Act) to enhance public safety and address the Coronial inquest recommendations arising from the tragic murder of Mr Lewis McPherson. The Bill also fulfils South Australia's commitment to the National Firearms Agreement to re-categorise lever action shotguns.

APPROPRIATION BILL 2021

Jun 23, 2021  |  speech

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 22 June 2021.)

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:35): I am very pleased to speak on this bill in regard to the 2021-22 state budget. It is a strong budget, it will certainly create jobs, it will result in better services and we as a government will continue to build what matters. It is also a budget that builds on the investments we have been making now for several years. I would like to highlight some of the initiatives in the budget in my respective portfolio areas.