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Upgrades to Wittunga Botanic Gardens

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:16): My question is to the Minister for Environment and Water. Can the minister please update the house on recent investments into the Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood and update the house on the appointment of a new director of the South Australian botanical gardens?

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National Reconciliation Week 2021

Thank you very much Sir, Mister Deputy Speaker. As so many in this house have already commented, today marks the start of National Reconciliation Week. Reconciliation Australia's theme for 2021 is 'More than a word.' While words and speaking at a very important in raising concerns of the community, I would like to take the opportunity to promote some of the actions that are being taken in Waite as part of Reconciliation Week. We know the reconciliation movement takes action to amplify the voices of First Nations people.

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Sturt SES Group Fleet Funding

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:20): My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Can the Minister update the house on when the Sturt SES group will receive new fleet vehicles in line with the SES vehicle replacement program? Sir, with your leave and that of the house I will further explain.

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Waite Community Announcements

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:56): I rise today to talk a little bit about the happenings in the electorate of Waite. From the local sporting teams and their recent successes to activities of our community groups, Waite is thriving at the moment in autumn. One place that is exceptionally colourful and busy at the moment is the Wittunga Botanic Gardens.

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Blackwood High School Redevelopment

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:25): I also rise to speak to the 104th report of the Public Works Committee into Blackwood High School. I thank the committee for their work and the member for Kavel for the diligent way in which he seeks to make sure these projects are dealt with by his committee in a timely fashion.

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Accessing the Glasses SA Scheme

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:07): My question is to the Attorney-General in her capacity representing the Minister for Human Services. Attorney, will the state government commit to ensuring that the Glasses SA scheme is accessible and non-discriminatory for all those wanting to access this initiative? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will further explain.

Leave granted.

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Pedestrian Safety on Cross Road

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:12): My question is also to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. Can the minister update the house on how the state government is committed to ensuring the safety of pedestrians in our community, especially on main roads such as Cross Road. Sir, with your leave and that of the house I will further explain.

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Important role of youths and their relationship with politics

As you may be aware, Deputy Speaker, this week marks National Youth Week in South Australia, with the theme Our Voice—Our Future. Firstly, I would like to thank and congratulate 2021 Young Australian of the Year Isobel Marshall who cofounded Taboo with school friend Eloise Hall on their role in breaking down stigma around menstruation and providing greater access to hygiene products. Isobel and Eloise are great success stories from Adelaide. So, well done to both of them as they go about their role in the next 12 months being ambassadors for young Australians.

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Veterans Gratitude Grievance

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:09): I also rise to speak on this highly commendable motion that has been brought forward by the member for Hammond to highlight such an important part of our community. I know this is an issue of real importance for the member for Hammond, so I thank him for bringing it to the house. Indeed, our community would be nothing without our veterans, and it is right and proper that we should always express our deep gratitude for them, for their service and for protecting our freedoms and our nation for over a century now since the creation of the Australian Defence Force.

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Library Funding

Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:23): My question is to the Premier. Can the Premier guarantee that public libraries won't lose any state government funding in the June budget? Sir, with your leave and that of the house, I will further explain.

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