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.
Supply Bill 2016
Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 16:57 :00 ): I also rise today to speak in support of the Supply Bill 2016. I have been very interested to hear from members today about their thoughts on this issue, and I am hearing some recurring themes. Obviously, the state is being let down by the state government in an array of areas. That is the first thing I want to point out. The second thing, though, is it is not all doom and gloom. We on this side of the chamber certainly have a plan. We have a plan to make South Australia better. We have a plan to put South Australia first. With us in government, South Australia will certainly be winning again.
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:13): Our forefathers have fought so hard for the land that we live in, of opportunity, of equal opportunity, where we have the right to own property, to invest and to build wealth, and to progress so that we do not have to depend on government if we do not need. Federal Labor has recently announced a policy that will hurt everyday South Australians who are having a go. So many families in my electorate, and across the state in fact, have come to Australia with nothing, have made sacrifices, invested and built wealth through investment in property. Federal Labor recently announced a policy that would see an increase in rental prices and a decrease in housing investment.
LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSION (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL
Mr TARZIA (Hartley) (15:39): I rise to speak in support of the Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016. As has been pointed out, the bill was introduced into the house by the Attorney in February, and amends the Legal Services Commission Act 1977. It is evident that the variations contained within the bill have arisen from what was a review into the delivery of legal aid in criminal cases by the commission that, I believe, occurred in 2011, as well as the subsequent report entitled 'The Governance Structure of the Commission and a Public Defender's Office for South Australia.'