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Leitech Australia visit with Minister

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:17): My question is to the Minister for Trade and Investment. Can the minister explain to the house how the government is working with local companies such as Leitech Australia that provide innovative energy technology solutions that help to reduce carbon emissions, grow their businesses, and create jobs?

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Station Refresh Program

Mr DULUK (Waite) (14:40): A supplementary. Minister, as part of this program Refresh, can you commit to upgrading the Belair station, which was built in I think 1883, Mitcham, and a park‑and-ride at Torrens Park as part of this railway investment?

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Representing the needs of Sturt SES Volunteers

Mr DULUK (Waite ) (15:22): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the Minister please update the House on how the State Government is supporting the SES across South Australia who have seen a reduction in their active volunteer hours due to COVID-19 responsibilities? Sir, with your leave and that of the house, I will further explain.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying

Like everyone else in this house, I will be making a contribution. We cannot be reminded enough of the importance of the decision that we are going to make over the course of this debate today and in the next fortnight. This is an emotional issue and so many of us have experienced the illness, suffering and death of a loved one. All of us, I think, have been in that position. In my own family, we have been no different.

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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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