TRANMERE BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB
TARZIA (Hartley) (15:10): I rise today to pay tribute to a wonderful club in my community, the Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Club, which, believe it or not, sir, celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2015. Recently, I had the pleasure of playing at the Tranmere bowling club on Monday evening with the Rotary Club of Campbelltown. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers of that club, who for 90 years have been the backbone of the club, including the kitchen staff and those who help out on the greens and everywhere else in between.
ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA YANKUNYTJATJARA LAND RIGHTS (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:27): I rise today to support the bill. It is fair to say that this current government has neglected the APY lands for more than 12 years, unfortunately. It has done nothing to solve the endemic problems and corruption in the APY lands and the problems with the APY Executive, and obviously there are problems there. I note that the APY has been through a period of dramatic instability over the past few years. Since 2010 alone, I am told, there have been seven different general managers up there. I understand the ICAC has requested access to the APY lands without the permission of the APY Executive in order to investigate claims of corruption, and that is an area that we need to look into.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:06): I rise to speak on the state of our economy today and the burdensome regulations and start-up fees required of businesses in South Australia and to talk about a particular example called START-UP New York, a model that promotes start-up businesses overseas, which I recently came across. South Australia has the highest start-up fees you will find, Deputy Speaker, the highest payroll tax, the worst business confidence in Australia.
ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS (GARNISHEE ORDERS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:13): Firstly, I would like to thank those who assisted in putting this bill together, from the government's legal team. I would also like to thank those who were readily available when I sought some consultation on this bill: the magistrates out there know who they are, the lawyers out there know who they are and residents know who they are. I would like to thank them all for their input into this bill, from both the profession and also outside.
FAIR WORK (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:28): I have a hypothetical question to start off my submission today: what does one have to do to get the sack under this government? I am happy to support the second reading of the bill in this house, but we on this side of the chamber will reserve our position on possible amendments and the third reading until after the bill is reintroduced in February next year.
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (17:37): I move:
That this house—
(a) notes that 2014 is the 140th anniversary of the University of Adelaide;
(b) acknowledges the significant achievements of the university, past and present; and
(c) promotes the future of the university as a world-class institution.
STATUTES AMENDMENT (DECRIMINALISATION OF SEX WORK) BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:18): I rise today to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2014. I rise with full respect for the member for Ashford, but I oppose the bill. I oppose it not only because of my personal beliefs and the beliefs of those I represent, on balance or on the whole, but also because I believe this is a bill which attacks the fabric of society, the fabric of society of most of my electors. I will vote against it, but not necessarily based on any legalistic argument. I urge members to give the moral and legal issues full consideration, but on the whole I will not be supporting this bill.
CHINA-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:22): I rise to congratulate the commonwealth government on its outstanding work to secure the free trade agreement with the People's Republic of China. I particularly want to acknowledge and thank our Prime Minister Mr Abbott, the Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping, the trade minister Mr Robb and his Chinese counterpart, who have worked tirelessly to secure this agreement for the benefit of our two great nations.
WHITE RIBBON DAY
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:30): I also rise today to support this motion and commend the member for Stuart for bringing it to the attention of the house. I support White Ribbon Day in its entirety, and I also encourage men to swear an oath to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.
PUBLIC FINANCE AND AUDIT (TREASURER'S INSTRUCTIONS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:27): I also rise today to support the Public Finance and Audit (Treasurer's Instructions) Amendment Bill 2014. My comments will be in a similar light to those of the members for Stuart, Hammond and Schubert. I will certainly support the bill, but I too will seek some explanation, as have the members before, from the Treasurer, hopefully in his closing remarks. Oversight of public statutory authorities is extremely important, and it is imperative for this parliament to do so. As the member for Stuart highlighted, there are a number of questions about the bill that remain unanswered, and I welcome the Treasurer's explanations.