APPROPRIATION BILL 2020
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:55): Until there are effective vaccinations available and there is widespread immunity, we will continue to deal with a situation that can certainly change rapidly. This fact makes responding to this pandemic particularly difficult. Although we have and will continue to implement measures to support individuals, businesses and communities to stay afloat in particular circumstances, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic makes the job of government somewhat challenging at the moment.
MOTOR VEHICLES (MOTOR BIKE DRIVER LICENSING) AMENDMENT BILL
Introduction and First Reading
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:00): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959. Read a first time.
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (16:00): I move:
That this bill be now read a second time
CHARLES CAMPBELL COLLEGE REDEVELOPMENT
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (11:16): I rise to speak, albeit very briefly, in regard to the Charles Campbell College redevelopment project.
Firstly, I outline that I have been the local member for this area for a fair period of time. I have also been on the governing council of Charles Campbell College for some time now and it has been a very enjoyable role. I want to take this opportunity to thank the very hardworking staff at Charles Campbell College for the good work they do and also the students who, every time you go to the school, greet you in a very warm fashion. I have been the recipient of some very positive treatment there in my time as the member for Hartley.
MORRISON, MR W.F
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (15:04): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA: Today, the South Australian Ombudsman, Mr Wayne Lines, has published his final report into the death in custody of Mr Wayne Fella Morrison. Mr Morrison passed away at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 26 September—
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (15:35): Today, I wish to provide an update in terms of my local electorate, the electorate of Hartley. I am particularly excited that two schools in my electorate are set to receive significant upgrades as part of the Marshall Liberal government's massive $1.3 billion investment in education.
ADDRESS IN REPLY
The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (20:01): In speaking to the motion, and in my first speech to the house as the member for Hartley following the state election, I also want to begin by congratulating each and every one of the members, especially the new members, who have been elected. It has been a real pleasure to listen to many of the maiden speeches and to understand what motivates members to run for this place. I have been absolutely inspired, and it has been fantastic to hear the various stories. I am sure that the house as a whole is much richer for having the new members here.
FUND MY NEIGHBOURHOOD
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:42): I rise today to speak to the recent Fund My Neighbourhood grants that saw a local project in Hartley successfully funded, namely, the Morialta netball and tennis club court and facilities upgrade. I congratulate the Morialta Netball Club, a fantastic organisation that over the past 10 years has seen tremendous growth, with over 120 families from the community actively involved in the netball club, which is run by many dedicated volunteers. The last resurfacing of these courts was over 20 years ago and they now have much cracking and lifting in many areas.
TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATION (E-CIGARETTE REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:38): I rise today to speak to the Tobacco Products Regulation (E-Cigarette Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I will be the lead speaker on this side of the chamber.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I rise today to give a bit of an update as to some recent events that I have supported in and around my electorate. Firstly, I would like to commend the Hindu Council of Australia for the wonderful display that they put on for Deepavali (or Diwali) 2017, which is of course the Festival of Lights. It was a great day at the Wayville Showgrounds, and I sincerely congratulate the Hindu Council of Australia on what they did.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:58): Today, I would like to start by congratulating the Campbelltown Uniting Church on the wonderful spring market that they held on the weekend. There was something for everyone at the spring market, be it craft, plants, home-baked goodies, vintage and retro stalls, a quilt display, refreshments, a barbecue, live music in the church, fairy floss, popcorn and face painting. Obviously, the church does a great job in raising funds for a whole variety of causes, and I commend them for their ongoing effort.