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KESAB Environmental Solutions

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (17:40): I also commend the member for Flinders for bringing this motion. I would like to make a few comments of support and, indeed, recognise the outstanding contribution that KESAB has made to South Australia and especially to our environment. I also congratulate them on their 50th anniversary. The exceptional commitment of many staff and volunteers over five decades has seen KESAB evolve from a humble community-based anti-litter campaign to an international player in environmental management.

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Dementia

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:24): Dementia remains one of the biggest global public health challenges facing this generation and, whilst dementia may affect us at any age, its prevalence certainly increases later in life, meaning that the rapid ageing of our population is leading to an equally rapid increase in the number of people with dementia. Dementia is already the second leading cause of death in Australia, and there is no cure.

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Spring 2016 - Community Newsletter

I recently posted my Spring 2016 Community Newsletter to every household in our local area.

In case you missed it, here is the digital version.

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Letter to the Editor - Repat Op Shop

I recently wrote a letter to the editor which appeared in the the Mitcham Hills Messenger. The letter was regarding the op shop at The Repat.

In case you missed it, here is a digital version.

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Flagstaff Hill Primary School and Football Club

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.

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Economic and Finance Committee: Inquiry into Local Government rate capping policies

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.

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Local Government (Mobile Food Vendors) Amendment Bill

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.

 

 

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Volunteer Services

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.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2016 - Estimates Committees

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:40): I rise today to also speak on the Appropriation Bill reports to estimates committees. 

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Enid Robertson

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.

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