Parliament

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.

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

Mar 28, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:54): On the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Indian Mela held by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia. All who attended—the many thousands who were there—would agree that it was a wonderful and auspicious occasion.

Hartley Electorate Speech

Mar 01, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:15): I wish to draw the attention of the house to two local issues in my community: a local primary school and a local bus stop that has been of enormous concern to local residents. I have in my hand a petition signed by about 100 local residents drawing the attention of the house to the demand for a safer bus stop location for bus stop 14 on Magill Road, which is the north-west side.

TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATION (VAPORISERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Feb 16, 2017  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (10:39): I rise today to close debate on what is a very important topic, and I would like to first and foremost thank all of those in the industry—the health industry, the e-cigarette industry, users, retailers and wholesalers—who have contributed to the debate along the way. I start today by referring to a News Corp article dated 17 January 2017, where it states:

TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGULATION (VAPORISERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Dec 01, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (10:32): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997. Read a first time.

ELECTORAL (LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTING) (VOTER CHOICE) AMENDMENT BILL

Dec 01, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:55): I rise today to speak to the Electoral (Legislative Council Voting) (Voter Choice) Amendment Bill 2016 and, in doing so, indicate that I will not be the lead speaker for the opposition—I reserve that for my good colleague, the member for Bragg.