Parliament

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

Jul 04, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:40): I rise to update the house on some recent events I have attended in the electorate of Hartley and have had the great pleasure of supporting, beginning with a recent event held by The Gums Landcare Group. The Gums Landcare Group is absolutely ready to work alongside our new Green Army project for Wadmore Reserve, The Gums and Third Creek. As we know, the Green Army provides opportunities for young Australians aged between 17 and 24 to gain training and experience that will assist them to look for jobs in the future while generating exceptional benefits for the local environment in the meantime.

ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA YANKUNYTJATJARA LAND RIGHTS (SUSPENSION OF EXECUTIVE BOARD) AMENDMENT BILL

Jun 20, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:03): I have been waiting a long time to speak on this, Deputy Speaker.

INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION (SERIOUS OR SYSTEMIC MISCONDUCT OR MALADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT BILL

Jun 01, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (10:53): I rise today to support the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Serious or Systemic Misconduct or Maladministration) Amendment Bill 2017. We on this side of the chamber support an amendment to the principal act because we support the amendments that are needed in order for transparency to take place here in South Australia. We on this side of the chamber stand for open government. We stand to give the ICAC commissioner the power that he needs to do his job, the power that he has asked this government to provide to him time and time again.

LAND AND BUSINESS (SALE AND CONVEYANCING) (BENEFICIAL INTEREST) AMENDMENT BILL

May 17, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:14): I rise today also to support the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) (Beneficial Interest) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I am the lead speaker for the opposition. The bill was introduced by the Attorney on 29 March this year and amends the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994. CBS and Commissioner Soulio claim that there are cases where various complaints have been received, especially, as we have heard, where there are people who have been unfairly taken advantage of in dealing with a real estate agent, a sales representative or an associate.

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

May 16, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:39): I rise today to recognise a number of community events I have had the privilege of attending in recent times, to recognise the hard work of volunteers and service groups in the community in my electorate, as well as to showcase a number of important causes. I had the pleasure of joining the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service for the launch of their new domestic violence education centre. It is a community project that provides education and support to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

Supply Bill 2017

Apr 13, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:35): I rise today to support the Supply Bill 2017, a bill to allow the continued payment of public servants and public services until the Appropriation Bill (the budget bill) is passed by the parliament later in 2017. The amount for appropriation for the 2017 Supply Bill is $5.9 billion. I note the significant jump in appropriation funds from $3.444 billion in 2016. I would like to take the opportunity now to reflect, however, on the current state of the economy in South Australia.

SUPPLY BILL 2017

Apr 13, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:35): I rise today to support the Supply Bill 2017, a bill to allow the continued payment of public servants and public services until the Appropriation Bill (the budget bill) is passed by the parliament later in 2017. The amount for appropriation for the 2017 Supply Bill is $5.9 billion. I note the significant jump in appropriation funds from $3.444 billion in 2016. I would like to take the opportunity now to reflect, however, on the current state of the economy in South Australia.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP BILL

Apr 13, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:41): I also rise today to support this bill on industrial hemp. As we heard, it was introduced in another place by the Hon. Tammy Franks last year. It aims to legalise the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. The bill seeks to change the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and authorise and regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp. When we as legislators seek to regulate this kind of product, obviously it is very important that we reach the right balance between the market and the consideration of the relevant and right safety and regulatory environment.

CRIME AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY POLICY COMMITTEE: ANNUAL REVIEW

Apr 12, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:11): I also rise today to speak to the annual review of the Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee into public integrity and the Independent Commission Against Corruption report. I note that the CPIPC (Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee) was actually established under the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991. This committee has various functions, but one of them is to consider the day-to-day operations of various integrity bodies in South  Australia—for example, the ICAC.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Mar 30, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:00): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I rise today to speak to the Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill tabled by the Hon. Mark Parnell in the other place. The Liberal Party supports this bill and strongly agrees that there is an urgent need, as there has been for some time, for a more transparent government in this state. This bill aims, through the polishing of the Freedom of Information Act, to achieve that.