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.
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
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.