East Torrens Baseball Club

Nov 14, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:19): I rise today to wish the East Torrens Baseball Club all the very best for their 100-year celebrations. It is an absolutely amazing feat to reach 100 years. It is an absolutely exceptional club. I want to thank all the sponsors, the volunteers, the players past and present, and the friends and family who have supported those players. It is an extraordinary effort in reaching 100 years. The club has achieved amazing success during those 100 years and has even had players represent minor and also major league clubs. It was a
tremendous weekend that we celebrated just recently in November.


20th Anniversary of Co.As.It.

Oct 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:21): I would also like to take this opportunity to update the house about the 20th anniversary of Co.As.It. Many of you in the house may be aware that the idea for Co.As.It. came from the
Hon. Mario Feleppa, a member of the other place, who has known my own family for many decades
now. He was National President of the Patronato INCA. I know that he made several trips to Melbourne to the Co.As.It. interstate to study that model there, pick out the best parts and implement them here. I think it was a good initiative that was started here in South Australia.

Glynde Lutheran Homes

Oct 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:17): I rise today to talk about a couple of events that
I recently attended. Firstly, I want to talk a little bit about the Glynde Lutheran Homes. They recently
unveiled a memorial in honour of Adolph and Metha Schulze, the founding family of Glynde Lutheran
Homes in the suburb of Glynde in my electorate. This was established in 1957 by Adolph and Metha,
and the Glynde village now comprises—believe it or not—over 100 two to three-bedroom retirement
homes, spanning well into the electorates of both Hartley and Dunstan. These homes are now home
to hundreds of residents between both seats.


Oct 18, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:13): Today, I rise to talk about the absolutely amazing
Indian community in my electorate of Hartley. As we know, this time of year is certainly a time of
festivity as the Indian community celebrate occasions like Deepavali and Diwali. We know that the
Indian community are a hardworking, aspirational and dedicated group of people and ever growing
as well. I have had the absolute privilege over the years of attending many Indian festivals in my own
electorate and also right across the state. I have also had the privilege of visiting India on three
occasions and, on the most recent visit, actually being able to meet Prime Minister Modi, which was
a real privilege and honour.


Oct 17, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (11:55): I, too:
• unequivocally condemn the attacks on Israel by Hamas, which are the heinous acts of
terrorists, and have encompassed the targeting and murder of civilians, including women
and children, the taking of hostages and indiscriminate rocket fire;


Sep 26, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (15:18): I rise today to speak about some outstanding achievements in and around my local electorate. Firstly, I want to take this opportunity to talk about Team Propulsion from Charles Campbell College. I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Team Propulsion from Charles Campbell College, located in the electorate at Paradise.


Sep 13, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A.TARZIA(Hartley) (15:22): I rise today to speak about concerns that have been raised with me from the transport industry about the recent Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 in the federal parliament at the moment. A variety of businesses have also come to me with very valid concerns that I thought I would talk to today.


Aug 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (16:59): I move:

Delete paragraph (c) and amend as follows:

Notes that the 2024 Super Netball Grand Final will be played in the Adelaide Thunderbirds' temporary new home at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

On Tuesday the 29th, the member for Waite gave notice that she would move the motion, as has been pointed out. What a game that grand final was. The Adelaide Thunderbirds were able to defeat the New South Wales Swifts in what was an incredibly close grand final match, ending a 10-year premiership drought. The Thunderbirds of course secured the grand final by just a single point.


Aug 31, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (12:16): I am the lead speaker for the opposition on this particular motion. I am pleased to present to you, sir, especially yourself as a football fan, even if I might think it is the wrong team. I would like to move an amendment to the motion. I would like to support most of the motion. However, I move:

Remove paragraph (d) of the motion and insert as follows:

(d) calls on the Malinauskas Labor government to further invest in women's sporting events, infrastructure and programs;


Aug 30, 2023  |  speech

The Hon. V.A. TARZIA (Hartley) (12:20): I move:

That this house—

(a) notes that the completion of the Torrens to Darlington leg of the north-south corridor has now been pushed back by two years until 2032;

(b) condemns the Malinauskas Labor government for its dismal record thus far of cost blowouts and delays on the Torrens to Darlington leg; and

(c) acknowledges the frustration and concern felt by many residents and business owners along South Road due to the uncertainty around home and business acquisitions.