STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:27): I also rise today to support the motion and to touch on briefly what the Premier alluded to. It is extremely important, as members of parliament, that we discharge our duty with the utmost honour, and it is quite a significant honour that is bestowed on all of us. I also acknowledge Mrs Such in the gallery and also all of the fantastic work that the late Hon. Bob Such did in this area.
CONSTITUTION (DEADLOCKS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (17:07): I also rise to oppose the Constitution (Deadlocks) Amendment Bill 2015. I noticed that, in recent times, the government has made comments to the effect that they are looking to reset the relationship with crossbenchers. As we have seen, many pieces of legislation that have been brought forward in recent times, if anything, seek to erode the powers of the Legislative Council and erode the powers of the crossbenchers.
EVIDENCE (JOURNALISTS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (11:17): It goes without saying that the Evidence (Journalists) Amendment Bill 2015 must be supported by this government. As we, the freedom crusaders on this side of the chamber, have repeated time and time again, when it comes to this area, unfortunately South Australia is lagging behind the rest of the nation. When it comes to freedom of information laws and these kinds of laws, time and time again the government refuses to come into line and do what is right for the people of South Australia on this notion.
REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (12:41): I also rise today to support the motion:
That this house—
(a) notes that more than 119,000 people have signed petitions opposing the closure of the Repat General Hospital, more than 88,000 of which have been tabled in this house; and
(b) urges the government to heed the call of the petitioners and the veterans on the steps by reversing its decision to close the Repat.
Question Time: Hills Ltd. Partnership
Statutes Amendment (Terrorism) Bill - 22 September 2015
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 17:04 :43 ): I rise briefly to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2015.
Whyalla Steel Works (Environmental Authorisation) Amendment Bill - 22 September 2015
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 11:33 :33 ): I also rise in favour of the amendment bill before us today.
Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee: Annual Review - 23 October 2015
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 11:46 :35 ): I rise to support the report of the Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee, the Public Integrity and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Annual Review, as recently adjourned.
Hartley Electorate - 23 October 2015
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 17:24 :02 ): I want to use the opportunity today to bring the house's attention to some recent events that I have had the fortune of having in the electorate of Hartley.