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Belair National Park

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:22): Today I rise to celebrate 2016 being the 125th anniversary of the Belair National Park and give thanks to all those who care for our beautiful park. I especially thank the Friends of the Belair National Park, Friends of the Old Government House and the local CFS brigades who keep the national park safe from fire each and every season. 

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2036 - IT STARTS NOW - Marshall Liberal Team

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Davenport Electorate Sports Club Facilities

In Parliament - Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (17:03:37): I rise today to express my concern about sports funding in my electorate. Recently I was disappointed to hear that the Mitcham council, which shares much of the same constituency as I do, has put on hold their planned upgrade to the Hewett Reserve clubrooms. The reason that the very much needed upgrade has been delayed is not that council has no money—indeed, it has pledged $400,000 for the upgrade—it is because the state government has not come to the party and, once again, it has let the people of Davenport down by refusing to match council's contribution to bring these clubrooms into the 21st century.

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Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Bill

In Parliament - Thursday 25 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:09:00): I also rise to make a few comments in relation to the Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Bill 2016. I was not necessarily going to speak on this bill, but the member for Reynell convinced me of the merits of making a small contribution. I sort of agree with the majority of speakers who have been addressing the chamber on this bill. There is a lot of merit in the concept that the law should not discriminate and that everyone should be treated equally before the law.

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South Australian Cricket Association Avenue of Honour

In Parliament - Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:55:35): I thank the member for Chaffey for moving this wonderful motion. I am a great cricket fan—not always a great cricket player, but a great cricket fan—and strongly support the good work of the SACA in acknowledging the significant contribution of 25 men and women recognised in the Avenue of Honour at Adelaide Oval. There is no doubt that this project would not have occurred without former Australian lacrosse captain, Jenny Williams, and the South Australian Women's Sport Network spearheading this push to organise a petition and working with SACA.

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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the arts

In Parliament - Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:25:40): On Saturday 13 February, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra had their opening night of the 2016 year, which was also the beginning of their 80th birthday celebrations. That night, the orchestra was under the baton of Nicholas Carter, a young 30 year old and the first Australian to be appointed as head of a major city orchestra since Stuart Challender was chief conductor of the SSO back in 1987.

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Entrepreneurship for South Australia

In Parliament - Wednesday, 23 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:53:18): I rise today to discuss the need for entrepreneurial skills to be embedded in South Australia's curriculum. As we hear on the news, almost daily, South Australian young people are at risk of unemployment. The current unemployment rate of youth in South Australia is about 15.6 per cent; higher in our northern suburbs. This is appalling, to say the least, and reflects terribly on this current government.

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The Problem of Illicit Drugs

In Parliament - Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:11:30): Unfortunately drugs continue to have a damaging impact on our society. Challenges around unemployment, homelessness and domestic violence are being exacerbated by the destructive use of illicit drugs and lives are being put at risk. Illicit drug use is a problem that has permeated through our community and it is leaving a trail of destruction—parents, grandparents, siblings, children, men, women, young and old, are being caught up in this indiscriminate web.

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Belair Railway Line

In Parliament - Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:43:17): I rise today to bring to the house's attention the ongoing failures of critical transport and infrastructure in my electorate. The boom gates at the Blackwood and Glenalta level crossings along the Belair rail line have repeatedly failed. Throughout last year there were multiple occasions when the boom gates jammed, including on 2 January 2015, the day of the Sampson Flat bushfire. Just last month the boom gates near the station failed, including on Tuesday 5 January 2016 at the Blackwood station crossing.

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No new strategy to curb alcohol, drug use

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