Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:30): I rise today to congratulate the Flagstaff Hill Primary School and the Flagstaff Hill Football Club on their outstanding results in their respective football competitions this season.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:53): I was wondering about the genesis of this proposed legislation. Where did it come from? Then I looked at the member for Kaurna who is sitting in the Premier's seat—and he wants to be the Premier. This is his audition to caucus that he has a brilliant idea.
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:38): I also rise today to add my comments in support of the minority report on the rate capping inquiry and, of course, to make a contribution on that. In recent years, I believe that we have seen an unhealthy habit develop within local government, and that is to impose annual rate increases well above CPI and the Local Government Price Index on ratepayers.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:31): I rise today to recognise the work of the many volunteers who assisted residents and the community on 14 September, when we experienced one of the wettest September days on record. In the Mitcham Hills, creeks were flowing fast, hard enough to damage bridges and walkways in Coromandel Valley and cause serious flooding in the Brownhill Creek area. Reserves and streets were flooded, and houses were damaged in Mitcham.Read more
Mr DULUK ( Davenport ) ( 15:22 ): Today, I rise to reflect on the life of a remarkable woman who had a love of nature and a passion to preserve it. Enid Lucy Robertson AM was born in 1925 and lived in Blackwood until her marriage in 1948. In 1966, Enid returned with her four children to Blackwood after the death of her husband, Dr Stirling Robertson.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:40): I rise today to also speak on the Appropriation Bill reports to estimates committees.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:38): Since the Treasurer delivered his budget on 7 July, my office has been contacted by quite a few constituents. I can tell you that not one has phoned, emailed or visited my office to sing the praises of the Treasurer's budget. No-one has said that it is an excellent budget, no-one has even said it is a good budget. What they have told me is that they are very disappointed. They are frustrated and they are very angry. They are frustrated by the government's unwavering commitment to Transforming Health, despite growing protests from medical professionals, staff and patients, as well as budget blowouts and despicable waste, including $3 million of taxpayers' money the government spent spruiking its changes to the health system.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (19:54): A little over 12 months ago, I had my first opportunity to respond to this house in regard to the state budget. At that time, I called on the government to be courageous and look at new programs and new initiatives to kickstart our lagging economy.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:41): I would also like to make a contribution on this bill andnote my support, and that of this side of the house, on the main aspects of the proposed bill. Firstly, I would like to make a brief comment on the length of time it has taken for this legislation to comebefore the house.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:42): I rise today on a sombre note to discuss data
released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March this year on the causes of
death in Australia in 2014. It is with alarm and sadness that I note the tragically high
rate of suicide in this country, in particular in South Australia, by the numbers. In
2014, there were 2,864 suicides nationally. That is almost eight per day—one every
three hours. In South Australia, there were 240 suicides in just 12 months. That
means that every 1.5 days someone in South Australia takes their own life.