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Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill

(Continued from 29 March 2017)

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:03): I rise to speak on the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill 2017. I advise that I am not the lead speaker, but I want to say a few words and put on the record that it is nearly two years since the minister first announced his intention to review the Liquor Licensing Act. At no point over the last two years have the government provided a clear justification for this process. They have not addressed any clear problems. To my mind, they are not providing any reform that will boost industry or protect our community and, by making some changes within the existing act, they do very little to improve the legislative framework.

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Supply Bill

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:59): I would also like to make a contribution to the supply grieve. I hope that the state budget coming up at the end of June is as good for South Australia as the federal budget handed down last night was good for South Australia and Australia. We saw massive investment from the federal government in those things that are important to so many Australians. Most importantly, there was an investment to guarantee the funding for the NDIS, which is a very important scheme and one that receives bipartisan support, but up until last night it was not fully funded. With the announcements from Treasurer Morrison, we are going to see the NDIS fully funded, which is wonderful for South Australians and all Australians who live with a disability or their carers, so there was some good news in the federal budget last night.

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Ministerial Responsibility

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:35): Yesterday, the house reflected on the life of the late Hon. Robin Millhouse, former attorney-general in this place, who went on to serve on the bench and make a significant contribution to the life of South Australia. That was reflected on by the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Speaker himself and, from our side, the Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

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Government Accountability

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:08): Today, I rise to speak about yet another failure of this Labor government, another failure to protect our state's most vulnerable and disadvantaged and yet another failure of this government and this Premier—a failure to demonstrate any responsibility or accountability for the conduct and disgraceful practices of departments and agencies that report to them, a failure of our Westminster system of government. So often has a crisis occurred that every South Australian is now so well versed in this government playbook.

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Supply Bill 2017

Mr Duluk (Davenport) (17:11): I also would like to make a contribution on the Supply Bill 2017. I think we all know that it is a pretty important bit of machinery that keeps us ticking along and keeps us paying our bills and debts, which is most important. The Supply Bill is also an annual marker that gives us an opportunity to reflect on the previous 12 months, a chance to stop and consider the work of the state government and government expenditure over this period.

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Mitcham Hills Community

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:17): I rise today to speak about my wonderful community and electorate.

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Epilepsy Awareness

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:44): I rise today to acknowledge national epilepsy Purple Day, held each year on 26 March. Purple Day is an important annual event, with people not only wearing purple, like you are today, Deputy Speaker, but holding local community events, fundraising and working together to increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy and the need for increased funding to support individuals and families affected by epilepsy. Last Sunday, 26 March, the Epilepsy Centre hosted a family day at the Entertainment Centre. Whilst it was a fantastic and fun day, it is important that we remember the very serious and important motives that underlie the need for Purple Day.

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Repatriation General Hospital

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:32): I move:

That this house —

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Wittunga Botanic Garden

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:15): I rise today to discuss the importance of the Wittunga Botanic Garden, a beautiful 13-hectare garden tucked away in suburban Blackwood.

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Motion - Electricity Market

Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:41): It will be no surprise to those on this side of the house that
I support the motion. What I have found intriguing is every contribution so far from the Labor Party: the Premier, the Treasurer, the member for Lee, the Deputy Premier, and of course the member for Kaurna, who is auditioning for the Treasurer's role for after the next election. The opposition benches we were all given a history lesson, and this history lesson is going on and on and is full of inaccuracies.

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