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Economic and Finance Committee: Emergency Services Levy 2015-16

In Parliament - Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:45:04): I rise to speak to the Economic and Finance Committee 87th Report: Emergency Services Levy 2015-16. The increase to the emergency services levy, as outlined in this year's budget, is an absolute disgrace. South Australian households are again being slugged with an ESL increase for the second consecutive year, and the Treasurer is dipping into the South Australian householders and ripping money out of their pockets.

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Housing Affordability

In Parliament - Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (17:36:42): There has been a lot of debate recently about housing affordability, especially in the Eastern States, and in recent days we have spent a lot of time in this house debating the state budget. One issue not readily addressed in this year's budget is the issue of housing affordability. Housing affordability is not just an issue for the Eastern States but it is also a big issue in South Australia.

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Budget Reply from Sam

In Parliament - Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:45:36): This budget is a failure. It is a failure on infrastructure, it is a failure for business and it is a failure for job seekers. The Labor government has no plan for job creation, debt reduction, there are no new infrastructure projects nor assistance for local exporters and no plan for South Australia's future in this year's budget. We need solutions. Right now South Australia's economy faces some serious challenges. The South Australian economy has been on the decline for the last 10 to 12 years and ongoing struggles are becoming terminal. Our challenges are not new. They have not crept up on us. They have been presenting themselves for some time now.

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NBN rollout commences in Blackwood and surrounding suburbs

Media Release - Monday, 22 June 2015

NBN rollout commences in Blackwood and surrounding suburbs

Member for Davenport, Sam Duluk MP has welcomed the recent announcement that the NBN fast broadband network rollout has commenced in these suburbs in Davenport: Bedford Park, Belair, Bellevue Heights, Blackwood, Coromandel Valley, Craigburn Farm, Eden Hills, Glenalta, and Hawthorndene.

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Hills residents still waiting for the train

Media Release - Friday, 19 June 2015

Hills residents still waiting for the train

Member for Davenport, Sam Duluk MP is frustrated the Minister for Transport has failed to deliver adequate Park ’n’ Ride facilities for the commuters of Blackwood, and surrounding suburbs in this year’s budget.

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No Budget Funding for Main Road Upgrade

Media Release - Thursday, 18 June 2015

No Budget Funding for Main Rd Upgrade

The Member for Davenport, Sam Duluk MP, has condemned the Treasurer and Minister for Transport for failing to act on the recommendations of the Blackwood Road Management Plan.

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Magna Carta

In Parliament - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:31:00): I rise today to celebrate this week being the 800th anniversary of King John, under duress of the English barons, putting his royal seal on Magna Carta. John is said to be one of the worst kings that England has ever had. He was cruel, disloyal, dishonest and prone to violent rages. His disloyalty to his subjects was the worst trait in my opinion. Those who do not give loyalty cannot ever expect to receive it in return. English monk Matthew Paris in 1235 wrote of King John: 'Foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by the fouler presence of John.'

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Blackwood Totally Locally

In Parliament - Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:17:52): I rise today to talk about Totally Locally Blackwood. Last Saturday, 30 May, saw the launch of Totally Locally. You may ask: what is Totally Locally?

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Native Vegetation (Road Verges) Amendment Bill

In Parliament - Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:20:01): I rise to speak briefly on the Native Vegetation (Road Verges) Amendment Bill 2015. As the member for Davenport, bushfire prevention is a top priority, not just for my electorate but for the whole of South Australia. It is important to remember that, according to the CFS, more than 35 suburbs on Adelaide's fringes are in bushfire-prone areas, including the majority of suburbs in my electorate, along with over 75 towns in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island areas.

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Community Sport and Recreation

In Parliament - Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (11:30:45): I move: That this house—

(a) recognises the benefits of grassroots community sport and recreation to South Australia; and

(b) urges the state government to reverse its decision to reduce funding to the Community Recreation a nd Sport Facilities Program by $3.5 million per annum from 2015-16.

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