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Infrastructure SA Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:36):

I also rise to make a contribution on the Infrastructure SA Bill 2018. It rolls on from a long list of new initiatives that this government is bringing in. We have now tipped over the first 100 days of government; nevertheless, our desire is to continue to reform, to bring sensible legislation to the house and to change the trajectory of government policy that has come in off the back of 16 years of failed Labor policy in so many areas. Today, with the debate on the Infrastructure SA Bill, this Marshall Liberal government is once again showing the right leadership in essentially bringing South Australia to where the rest of the nation is.

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Payroll Tax

Mr DULUK (Waite) (17:47): I also rise to make a contribution ahead of the dinner break to this very important piece of legislation, the Payroll Tax (Exemption for Small Business) Amendment Bill 2018. I thought I might go through the main points of the bill first. It is a very important bill. It sets out our long-term agenda to reform business taxation in South Australia, which is so important and will always be the mantra of a Liberal government.

I have been a member of the Liberal Party for quite a few years. At almost every meeting I have ever been involved with or any policy discussion I have participated in, whether it be at a branch level, in the community or talking to small business, there is a desire for small business operators in South Australia not to be burdened by payroll tax. It does not matter which business it is.

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Farm Debt Mediation Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:43):

I also rise to speak in support of this really important piece of legislation to ensure that farmers can have low-cost, high-impact results regarding credit and debt mediation. Currently, South Australian farmers do not have a mandatory farm debt mediation process. This means a farming operation can be forcibly foreclosed without any form of negotiation.

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ME/CFS

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:14):

 I rise today to speak about the debilitating neuro-immune illness ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis), sometimes known as chronic fatigue syndrome, and to raise awareness of ME/CFS in this parliament. I welcome members of ME/CFS Australia (SA) who are in the gallery today. You are very welcome in this parliament. ME/CFS Awareness Week occurred between 11 and 17 May this year, and on 24 May I had the pleasure of joining volunteers at Mitcham shopping centre, who were collecting for their badge day appeal, together with year 9 students from Concordia College.

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Shipbuilding

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:11):

I congratulate the member for King again on being positive and thinking about South Australia's future. I love when the Leader of the Opposition comes in here and obviously has to show. He could not even get half of his shadow cabinet to come and listen to his contribution.

Martin Hamilton-Smith, the member for Waite, when he was part of the Labor government, claimed it was because of him that we have submarines in South Australia. He had never actually once met with defence minister Pyne or Payne. He had no seat at the table, and the Labor Party when they were in government had no credibility at this table.

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South Australian Productivity Commission Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:47):

It gives me a lot of pleasure to speak on the South Australian Productivity Commission Bill 2018. I note that it was introduced by the Premier very recently. Of course, this is one of the election commitments that we promised and took to the South Australian people. It is one election promise that we said we will introduce in our first 100 days, and that is exactly what we are doing.

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Fair Trading (Ticket Scalping) Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:11):

I also rise to make a contribution on the Fair Trading (Ticket Scalping) Amendment Bill 2018. Once again, it is good to be in the house speaking on an issue where the government is delivering on its election promises. In the lead-up to the election, one of the items of policy that we said we would introduce in our first 100 days was of course this bill. It goes on the back of some of the other bills we have been talking about this week in relation to consumer protection, which is very important.

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76th Memorial of the Bangka Strait Massacre

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:24):

I move:

That this house—

(a)          recognises the 76th anniversary of the 1942 Bangka Strait massacre;

(b)          welcomes the permanent memorial to honour the sole survivor of the massacre, South Australian Vivian Bullwinkel, and all Australian servicewomen; and

(c)           honours the memory of Australian women killed in all theatres of war.

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World Environment Day

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:28):

I also rise to speak to this motion, and I thank the deputy leader for bringing it before the house. I will talk a bit about the environment and the importance of the environment and open space to my community, which is home to so many wonderful reserves and places such as the Belair National Park. I will also talk a little bit about the new government's agenda and the new minister's agenda in this space. I must commend him for his zeal for protecting the environment and ensuring that South Australia has the best environmental policies going forward.

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Fair Trading (Gift Cards) Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:21):

I also rise to say a few words on this important bit of legislation, the Fair Trading (Gift Cards) Amendment Bill 2018. It is a simple bill, but it is a bill that goes a long way to delivering on the Marshall government's election promises. On this side of the house, we are determined to deliver on our election promises because we know that is so important to the people of South Australia for them to have confidence in their new government and in the body politic that says we are going to do something we said were going to do.

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