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Australia Day 2019

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:34): I would like to talk about Australia Day. I rise to talk about the contribution of those residents in my electorate who made Australia Day such a wonderful celebration. This year, I had the honour to celebrate Australia Day at the beautiful grounds of Carrick Hill. Guests enjoyed a Welcome to Country by chairman of the Blackwood Reconciliation Group, Mr Allen Edwards. There was live music by local South Australian talent Camryn Jordans and also the wonderful sounds of the Mitcham City Brass band. As always, the Rotary clubs of Brownhill Creek and Mitcham prepared a wonderful breakfast.

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St John Ambulance Anniversary

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:18): I move:
That this house—
(a) recognises the 135th anniversary of the establishment in Australia of St John Ambulance;

(b) acknowledges the significant contribution that St John Ambulance has made and continues to make
in support of the health and safety of every South Australian through the delivery of life-saving first
aid services;

(c) acknowledges the invaluable contribution of St John Ambulance's highly skilled and qualified
volunteers who dedicate their time to delivering emergency first aid and community care services;

(d) acknowledges the important role St John Ambulance plays in strengthening emergency
preparedness, response and recovery across the state, including through its ongoing support of the
State Emergency Management Plan; and

(e) acknowledges the crucial first aid training St John Ambulance delivers, including through its First
Aid in Schools program.

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Migration Policy

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:31): I rise to talk about a topic I have an interest in, that is, migration and where South Australia is going with its population policy over the coming years and what we can do in the future, which is very important. Right now, South Australia has a population of about 1.7 million people and we account for about 7.14 per cent of the Australian population. Over the past few years, unfortunately, South Australia's population increase has slowed whilst that of the rest of the nation, particularly on the eastern seaboard, has taken off. There is something we can do, in my view, to look at this issue, and one thing is obviously natural increase.

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125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:58): I just want to make a brief contribution to the noting of the report of the Joint Committee on the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, entitled Interim Report, and perhaps pick up where the member for King finished off with thanking the committee Chair, the Hon. Michelle Lensink, from the other place.

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Health and Community Services Complaints (Miscellaneous) Amendments Bill

Mr DULUK (Waite) (11:37): I also rise to make a few comments on the Health and Community Services Complaints (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018. I will perhaps begin where the Deputy Premier finished off and talk about the value of reports and understanding them. If we reflect upon, over the last 16 years, one of the areas that the Deputy Premier was reflecting on with regard to child protection, we had the Layton report, the Mullighan inquiry and the Nyland royal commission report in an area of government where all three reports highlighted the systemic failure of government, of agency and of ministers.

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PRESS RELEASE: Preparations Underway for Bushfire Season




As the bushfire danger season begins, suburbs on the outskirts of Adelaide including Blackwood, Belair, Brownhill Creek and Eden Hills are being urged to be ‘bushfire ready’.

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Scouts SA

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:40): I rise today to speak about the importance of local scouting in our community, and in particular those active scout groups in my electorate: Blackwood, Eden Hills, Belair and Mitcham. Scouts SA encourages children and their families to head outdoors and try new activities. It gives young people a chance to make a contribution to society and adults can also play a part by taking the chance to become suitable role models.

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World Ranger Day

Mr DULUK (Waite) (17:18): I, too, rise to support the member for King in her motion before the house and also to warmly reflect on the words of the deputy leader and, of course, the hard work of the Minister for Environment and Water, who is a passionate advocate for our parks and rangers. I also want to reflect on World Ranger Day and outline to the house how rangers have played an important role in my electorate of Waite.

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Invictus Games

Mr DULUK (Waite) (15:50): I quote William Ernest Henley:

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

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CFS Bush Fire Awareness Forum

Please find an invitation to the Blackwood Country Fire Service Bush Fire Awareness Forum available to download.

The details are as follows

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Place: Blackwood Church of Christ, 367 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday, 13 November at 5.00pm to the Waite
Electorate Office at or on 8278 5844

CFS Forum Invitation