Latest News

In Parliament and the Media

Termination of Pregnancy Bill - Second Reading Speech

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 

Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:35): I also rise to speak to the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020. As many members have indicated so far in their deliberations, this is a complex, sensitive and challenging issue for all South Australians. At the heart of it, we are talking about matters of life and conscience. Therefore, we must tread with extreme care and caution in legislating for such action and always undertake this debate with respect and decency.

Read more
Share

Mitcham Service SA Centre Update

Mr DULUK ( Waite ) ( 11:16 ): I also thank the member for Narungga and the work of the Legislative Review Committee in bringing this report to the house today to be noted. Indeed, I thank the member for Florey for her campaign not only to see the Service SA centres in her community and across the north-east saved, and indeed mine in Mitcham, and Prospect as well, but also to see some reform of parliamentary procedure and the way that we deal with petitions.

It is fantastic to see that now a petition of over 10,000 signatures that is presented to the house will get due consideration within the committee system as well, which I think is very important. I think it adds to the important work of the Legislative Review Committee, and I have no doubt that the staff of the committee will be able to handle petitions that come through and any delegated and subordinate legislation that they have to deal with as they sit on every alternate Wednesday morning.

Read more
Share

ABC Radio Adelaide - Gatehouse

Gatehouse at the intersection of Fullarton and Cross Roads

(Bevan:  Sam Duluk has called ...) ... look, just touching on that final point from Dr Stone I think if we demolish the gatehouse it will undermine all heritage protection legislation in the state and what becomes sacred ... the Thebby Theatre, Adelaide Oval Scoreboard, Carrick Hill ... Mitcham and Belair railways stations ... if we demolish this state heritage listed building I don’t think anything is sacred left in the state. (Bevan: Is there a growing conspiracy theory that all of this is really about shifting heavy traffic down Cross Roads on to what will become the South Road tunnels, or ... does that belong with Area 51?)

Read more
Share

Medical Cannabis Epilepsy Pilot Update

2 February 2021

Mr DULUK: Thank you, sir. My question is to the Premier. Can the Premier please update the house on the progress of the government's pilot to trial the use of medical cannabis to treat children with epilepsy, and what is the expected time frame for the rollout of that pilot? Sir, with your leave and that of the house, I will further explain.

 

Read more
Share

Waite Gatehouse Grieve

4 February 2021

Mr DULUK ( Waite ) ( 15:35 ): This afternoon, I rise to talk about the Waite gatehouse (believe it or not), built in 1890 and heritage listed in 1982, about the same time as the historic Edinburgh Hotel, also in Mitcham. It is a 130-year-old state heritage listed building. It is located at the corner of Cross Road and Fullarton Road. For those who do not know, there were about a thousand people there last Sunday on that corner protesting its slated demise, but hopefully not. It is under threat due to the planned intersection upgrade.

Read more
Share

Automated Vehicle Location Firetruck GPS Tracking Rollout

4 February 2021

Mr DULUK (Waite) (14:52): My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Can the minister please update the house on the rollout of the automatic vehicle location tracking systems to support our emergency services volunteers when they are fighting bushfires in our communities? Sir, with your leave and that of the house, I will further explain.

  [Leave granted.]

Mr DULUK: In July last year, the independent review into the South Australian 2019-20 bushfire season was handed down to the parliament. There was a $20 million investment as part of that review, and one recommendation concerned the importance of automatic vehicle location tracking systems. In conversations with my CFS group and brigades in my community over the weekend including Upper Sturt in your brigade, sir we are still waiting for that rollout with our community. We would appreciate an update from the minister as to when that will happen.

 

Read more
Share

Bushfire Arson Amendments - Second Reading Speech

Please see my amendment here

Read more
Share

Jail firebugs for life: MP - Advertiser

ARSONISTS found guilty of deliberately lighting bushfires would face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, under a push for tougher penalties to deter firebugs.

Waite independent MP Sam Duluk will introduce legislation into State Parliament next week to increase the maximum penalty for starting a bushfire from 20 years in jail to a life sentence. The announcement came as the CFS released footage of the Cherry Gardens bushfire from the day it erupted.

Authorities are continuing to investigate if the devastating blaze was deliberately lit. "We need to bring the penalties for intentionally causing a bushfire in line with general arson, which already carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment," Mr Duluk said yesterday.

Mr Duluk, whose electorate borders Cherry Gardens, also plans to introduce amendments that will make it mandatory for anyone found guilty of lighting a bushfire to pay compensation for any injury, loss or damage caused by the blaze. "The physical and emotional cost associated with bushfires are an immense burden for both the local communities and the State Government," he said. "We need the law to reflect this and ensure firebugs who put life and property at risk are responsible for the full consequences of their actions."

Read more
Share

TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR BUSHFIRE ARSONISTS

Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite believes we need stronger deterrents for firebugs by proposing to change the maximum penalty for deliberately lighting a bushfire from 20 years to life imprisonment.  

It is disappointing to hear that arsonists were responsible for igniting recent bushfires in our communityThe Cherry Gardens fire burnt through 2700 hectares of land, two houses, farm properties and buildings, not to mention countless native animals. 

We need to bring the penalties for intentionally causing a bushfire in line with general arson, which already carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment”, said Mr Duluk. 

Read more
Share

Waite Electorate Office Opening Dates

The Waite Electorate Office is open again after the holiday break.

As your local Member of Parliament, I'm here to serve you and am pleased to:
· Offer you an opportunity to be heard
· Represent local community concerns
· Help you with matters involving Government departments
· Answer queries about local, State and Federal issues
· Provide a Justice of the Peace service
Share