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Waite Gatehouse Announcement

Media Release - 15 March 2021

SAVING THE WAITE GATEHOUSE 

Today’s announced brick-by-brick deconstruction and reconstruction of the Waite Gatehouse is not an ideal heritage solution, but positively, will continue to see the Gatehouse have a presence at the Waite Arboretum for the benefit of the community”, said Mr Duluk 

“Whilst I am disappointed that the State Government and the University of Adelaide have decided to use this cost-saving method, I’m glad that after immense community resistance, the Government has conceded on their original position to demolish the 130-year-old State Heritage-listed building. 

“My community has strongly opposed the demolition of the Waite Gatehouse. Over the last 5 months, we have held two public rallies and collected over 8,000 petition signatures which will be presented to Parliament protesting the demolition of the Gatehouse. If 10,000 signatures are received, this will force the issue to Parliament's Legislative Review Committee. 

“I will continue to work with the community to fight for heritage preservation by presenting the ‘Save the Gatehouse’ petition to Parliament as well as by introducing legislation to further provide protection for State Heritage listed assets. 

“My position has always been to preserve the legacy of Peter Waite and maintain the integrity of State Heritage listings in South Australia”, said Mr Duluk. 

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Public Works at Mitcham Girls High School

18 February 2021

Member for Waite: I also rise to make a brief contribution on this 79th report of the committee on the Mitcham Girls High School redevelopment. Mitcham Girls High School is a fantastic school in my electorate and one of the flagship state schools in South Australia. It was selected as a pilot school for the transition of year 7 students into high school, with the school offering a year 7 proposition from the first term of 2020.

By October 2019, we knew we were getting ready for a big increase in students and there was some allocation of funding of $5 million as part of the modular education facilities program to accommodate 900 students then at the school site. It is a fantastic project, which is well and truly required and needed by the school. If I can just touch on the year 7 program, it has been so fantastically taken up with enrolments exceeding expectations in the transition program of last year, this year and for the rollout next year.

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Reactivating the Repat - Surgery Provider Question

18 February 2021

Member for Waite: My question is to the Premier.

Is the government still committed to delivering surgery at the Repat Health Precinct and, if so, when will we know who the preferred surgery provider is and the time frames on the necessary construction of surgery suites?

 

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Supporting Small Business COVID Motion

Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:28): I also rise to make a contribution to this debate. I agree with a lot of the sentiments from all sides of the house that small business is indeed the backbone of the economy, and they have done it incredibly tough for the last 12 months because of COVID.

I have said in this house now for over 12 months and in all the deliberations in my community that small business and businesses of all sizes need consistency in decision making from Government and in the case of the matters that are before us at the moment in terms of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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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?)

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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