Parliament

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

Jul 06, 2016  |  speech

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.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Jun 21, 2016  |  speech

Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:29): I rise today to speak about two community groups in South Australia that held functions on the weekend. The first is the Federation of Calabresi of South Australia, which recently organised and presented the second edition of 'Photographic Exhibition and Stories of Calabresi' in SA. After the significant success of their first edition, it was the community's desire to continue this important initiative as a dutiful homage to some of our most prominent pioneers in the community. The exhibition has also been enriched with posters, where you can actually look at some of the most beautiful localities and scenery of Italy, particularly Calabria.

SOCIETY OF SAINT HILARION

Jun 09, 2016  |  speech

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;

LABOR GOVERNMENT

Jun 09, 2016  |  speech

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.

HARTLEY ELECTORATE

May 26, 2016  |  speech

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

May 24, 2016  |  speech

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

May 19, 2016  |  speech

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

May 19, 2016  |  speech

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

May 19, 2016  |  speech

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

May 19, 2016  |  speech

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.