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Belair train line grinds to a halt

Media Release - Monday, 23 January 2017

The State Liberals are demanding answers from Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan after yet another boom gate failure on the Belair train line.

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BBQ Fundraiser for Sturt CFS Group

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I would like to invite you to a BBQ Fundraiser for the Sturt CFS Group. The BBQ will be held on Saturday, 17 December in the Blackwood Coles Carpark from 10AM- 2PM and hosted by Nicolle Flint MP, Federal Member for Boothby, Mayor Glenn Spear, Mayor of the City of Mitcham and myself. 

I encourage everyone to drop by and support the volunteers who are at the heart of our community. 

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:51): I just want to make a short contribution with regard to this motion:

That this house recognises 3 December as the International Day of People with Disability and celebrates the achievements of those with a disability and recognises the contribution they make to our communities.

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Private Music Instructors

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (17:04): Can I echo the words of the Member for Morialta. What the state government is doing in regard to private instrumental tuition in government schools is an absolute disgrace and a shame. It is extremely short-sighted and it is going to be to the detriment of young children and those at school who want to continue to have private music tuition. This is not a case of needing or having private instrumental teachers going into public schools at the expense of The Instrumental Music Service.

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Mitcham Hills Road Upgrade Motion

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:43): I move:
That this house urges the Weatherill Labor government to prioritise the upgrade of road maintenance and
transport systems through the Mitcham Hills, prioritising Main Road and the Blackwood roundabout, in order
to—
(a) improve traffic congestion for residents living in the Mitcham Hills and Southern suburbs;
(b) provide efficient access for emergency services vehicles;
(c) improve traffic management in an emergency event;
(d) create a safer environment for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians; and
(e) meet the population growth needs of Mitcham Hills and the surrounding areas.

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Adoption (Review) Amendment Bill 2016

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:52): I also rise to speak on the Adoption (Review) Amendment
Bill 2016. I will make a very small contribution. The path to the legislation before the house has been
a long, emotional and, in many cases, painful journey for the many people who underwent adoption
in the pre-1988 era of closed adoption practice. I have no doubt that when the original legislation was
debated, and subsequently enacted by parliament, it was done with the very best of intentions for
the children who would undergo adoption, for the parents who would surrender their children and for
the families who would welcome those children into their homes.

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Bushfire Action Week

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:08): As you may know, this week is Bushfire Action Week.
Launched on Sunday 30 October, a series of events will be held in many parts of South Australia
throughout the week, providing an opportunity for people to engage with the CFS and learn more
about how they can make a contribution to their personal safety and that of their community.

 

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Community Forum - A Dementia Friendly Davenport

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Mr Laurence Draper

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:16): On Monday morning, I had the privilege to attend the funeral of Laurie Draper AO, QPM, who was one of my constituents—not just one of my constituents, but a long-time supporter and member of the Liberal Party. My dealings with Mr Draper were in his later stage of life, but he came across and was an incredibly gentle, humble and unassuming man. If you read his autobiography More Than Just a Job: My Life and Career from Junior Constable to Commissioner of Police, you will see in that man why he became Commissioner of Police in 1978, after Commissioner Salisbury, and, of course, in a period of a lot of social change in South Australia.

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KESAB Environmental Solutions

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (17:40): I also commend the member for Flinders for bringing this motion. I would like to make a few comments of support and, indeed, recognise the outstanding contribution that KESAB has made to South Australia and especially to our environment. I also congratulate them on their 50th anniversary. The exceptional commitment of many staff and volunteers over five decades has seen KESAB evolve from a humble community-based anti-litter campaign to an international player in environmental management.

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