CARNEVALE ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:49): I move:
That this house—
(a) congratulates the Carnevale Italian Festival for celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016;
(b) acknowledges the significant work and commitment of the Carnevale Italian Festival committee and volunteers, past and present, for continuously showcasing the vibrant and energetic Italian culture through the festival; and
(c) acknowledges the importance of their establishment, and the work they have done over the past 40 years in the promotion and preservation of Italian heritage and in doing so, enriching the multicultural landscape of South Australia.
DEATH WITH DIGNITY BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (19:43): It is the duty of us all in this parliament put here by the grand architect of the universe to make laws for the betterment of the community. When I consider a bill, I consider the impact of the bill on every single citizen—from the strongest to the most vulnerable.
STATUTES AMENDMENT (JUDICIAL REGISTRARS) BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:09): I also rise today to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill 2016. There is a quote that has been brought to my attention, and I wish to draw the house's attention to it. It was raised by the Law Society in its recent submission. In an address in 2007, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, observed:
STATUTES AMENDMENT (COURTS AND JUSTICE MEASURES) BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:25): I rise also today to support the Statutes Amendment (Courts and Justice Measures) Bill 2016 and to make a few comments highlighting the proposed amendment to part 7 of the Solicitor-General Act 1972 before it goes to the other place. As we have heard, the bill in question was introduced in late September of this year and it makes a series of changes to certain acts, being the Bail Act 1985, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929, the Solicitor-General Act 1972, the Summary Procedure Act 1921 and the Youth Court Act 1993, amongst others. I note that most of these changes are small in nature and they are for efficiency measures, in many respects, to better match up with other acts.
ADELAIDE CENTRAL ITALY EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:45): I might firstly pick up where the member for Morialta left off, when speaking about the Adelaide Central Italy Earthquake Appeal which recently had a very successful function at the Marche Club. I think, before his time expired, the member for Morialta was also going to mention how the Italian consul, Dr Roberta Ronzitti, did such a fantastic job. She made a very moving speech and did a great job in supporting the evening. I thank Dr Ronzitti for the good work that the consul continues to do in supporting the Italian community in South Australia but especially in times like these, when we certainly need to rally around the community due to these most recent tragic events that have occurred.
EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (16:28): I also move that this house condemns the state government for removing the emergency services levy remissions and then further increasing the levy, and also acknowledges the impact of the levy increase, particularly on sport and recreation clubs and organisations that are already battling the high cost of utilities. Like my learned colleague before me, I have a number of great sport and recreation clubs in my electorate, and the leaders of these clubs are absolute champions of our community.
PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:29): I rise today to speak to the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2016. I also note that I will not be the lead speaker. I anticipate that that would be the member for Bragg.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:35): I rise today to provide an update to the house about some recent community events I have held in the seat of Hartley. It has been a busy time. Deputy Speaker, you would remember that last week we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the Hon. Marco Fedi MP, a member of the Italian parliament, the Italian Chamber of Deputies. What a full week it was. I thank Marco for his attendance and for his energy during the course of the week.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:31): I move:
That this house notes—
1. (a) small business is the lifeblood of the economy and employment in South Australia;
(b) the process for establishing a start-up small business in South Australia is restrictive, riddled with senseless regulations and is ultimately a disincentive for current and prospective small business owners.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:30): I rise to speak on a couple of constituents in my area. I know that constituents on both sides of the house have been affected by some elements of some recent legislation that has been amended by the house. Whilst, on the whole, the Return to Work Act has been quite positive, there seem to be a couple of constituents on both sides of respective members' electorates who have been affected by this and I am asking for the Attorney to investigate some issues which I wish to speak about.