SOCIETY OF SAINT HILARION
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:10): I move:
That this house—
(a) congratulates the Society of Saint Hilarion on their significant milestone, celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2015;
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:11): Recent events have shown that this government's moral compass is broken. Its moral compass is destroyed. Let me explain. The recent chemotherapy bungle, in which 10 patients received less than half the required dose of their chemotherapy drug, has demonstrated how callous and out of touch this Labor government is. These patients were not given their best chance in their fight against leukaemia. This is a huge mishap and the ensuing response from the state Labor government over the last 15 months has to be one of the biggest failures of the health system to date.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:26): I would like to bring the house's attention to some local updates from my electorate of Hartley. Recently, I had the good fortune of attending the Campbelltown Art Show and Sale. It is an event that has been held for many years now. The member for Morialta and I have enjoyed supporting the art show over the years and we both host offices with much art purchased from the Campbelltown Art Show. It is a fantastic cause to support.
RETIREMENT VILLAGES BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:15): I also support the Retirement Villages Bill 2016. Obviously, an amended 2016 version of the 2015 bill was tabled in parliament on 14 April this year, and here we are at the second reading stage.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (COMMERCIAL OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:21): As we have spoken of in this place before, obviously the bill will insert new provisions into the Controlled Substances Act which allow the DPP to prosecute drug trafficking and manufacturing offences on the basis that the offence is a single continuous offence. We all know that drugs are a scourge on our society. We all have electorates and all understand, in our society, how much this is a serious issue. I thank the writers of the bill and those who have been consulted on the bill and lodged feedback on the bill. We took a recommendation of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court summarised its opinion in a case, and it stated:
ROAD TRAFFIC (HELMETS FOR MOTOR BIKE RIDERS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:19): I also rise in support today. The Liberal Party has obviously done its job in forcing the government to act. We understand the South Australian government has been forced to act by the member for Unley's bill, by lobbying the government for much-needed action in this area. Finally, the government has decided to keep up with the rest of Australia, and it is only because of the good work, in bringing this bill to the parliament, of my colleague the member for Unley.
INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:40): I also rise today to support and recognise International Nurses Day, celebrated annually on 12 May, and also to acknowledge this year's theme, 'Nurses: a force for change: improving health systems' resilience', and congratulate South Australian nurses for their dedication and professionalism and the pivotal role they play in the advancement of all South Australians' health.
MAGILL TRAINING CENTRE SITE
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:17): Today, I bring to the house's attention a significant local issue in my community, namely, that concerning the development of the former Magill Training Centre site. This proposed development continues to raise significant concerns within the local community, including the residents of Magill.
SUMMARY OFFENCES (FILMING AND SEXTING OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:24): I also rise today to speak in support of the Summary Offences (Filming and Sexting Offences) Amendment Bill 2016. Technology has obviously changed and continues to change. With that change in technology, we as legislators always need to be on the front foot to ensure that we are able to set the necessary boundaries for our community, for the conduct of those in our area.
VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:09): I rise to speak on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill of 2016, and do so as respectfully as possible. Like many members, I have put this bill to the electorate to gauge their views on the bill itself. In short, what I will say is that, on the whole, my electorate did not support this bill, and my own conscience does not support this bill. I thank all who have made submissions. I respect and acknowledge the arguments on both sides, and I have weighed up these arguments carefully. Many more have been against the bill in my electorate than have been for it.