The Belair Train Line is an important rail route that connects several communities such as Blackwood, Mitcham and Unley with the CBD.
Local member, Sam Duluk MP is lobbying the State Government to allocate more funds to improve several train stations along this route.Read more
State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are being paid to assist with COVID-19 operational roles which has resulted in less front-line volunteers being available to assist in daily callouts.
Highly trained SES volunteers have been lured into helping to enforce COVID-19 measures at the airport and medi-hotels.Read more
Today, the House of Assembly unanimously passed Sam Duluk MP’s Private Members Bill to increase the penalties for arson.
The Criminal Law Consolidation (Bushfires) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) seeks to extend the maximum penalty for causing a bushfire from 20 years to life imprisonment.Read more
Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite has introduced a Bill into the South Australian Parliament to provide stronger heritage protection to places of state heritage significance.
Mr Duluk today, introduced the Heritage Places (Protection of Heritage Places) Amendment Bill 2021.
“My Heritage Places Bill seeks to legislate greater measures of protection for the historic buildings and spaces that grace our State”, said Mr Duluk.Read more
This year ANZAC Day falls on a Sunday, which means a public holiday in lieu on the Monday for South Australians.
The rarity of this alignment has caused great confusion around the nation for both employees and employers.Read more
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
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
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 community. The 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
1 December 2020