Parliament

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.

 

AUSTRALIA CHINA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Dec 01, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:07): I move:

That this house—

(a) congratulates the Australia China Friendship Society on celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016;

(b) acknowledges the significant work and commitment of the Australia China Friendship Society's committee and volunteers, past and present, who continuously work towards building and promoting a friendship between the peoples of Australia and China; and

(c) acknowledges the importance of their establishment and the society's attempts at bringing to the Australian public a greater knowledge and understanding of China's rich cultural heritage.

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

Dec 01, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:23): I rise today to speak about a very unsettling matter that has been stirring this month, following the Attorney-General's controversial Senior Counsel appointment. The appointment has caused concern for many in the legal profession and has been displeasing and somewhat cringe-worthy to everyone else, to say the least. Indeed, members of this government are drifting further and further out of touch with the people of South Australia.

ELECTORAL (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Nov 30, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (17:43): I rise to speak to the Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that I will not be the lead speaker for the opposition. Whilst the bill is likely to pass this house, I wish to advise that we will be introducing amendments at some stage. We reserve our rights as to the timing of those amendments, but they may happen in this place, between the houses or in the other place.