07 July 2021 - 10.44am
Duluk: It was a really good meeting and a big thanks to John and his organisation the South Australian Transport Action Group for putting together the forum and it was a two part forum, a very big focus on local transport needs for the Mount Barker community and then more broadly discussions around freight movement across South Australia and for my community in Waite rail freight has a huge impact on our community and also the lower end of the freeway and what is the future of Cross Road as a freight corridor and something that I’m very concerned about as is my community is the plan to make Cross Road a new freight corridor for the north south tunnels and that is on the agenda of Infrastructure Australia so what I’d like to see is ensuring there is a plan to have a road freight bypass that takes trucks off the freeway that don’t need to be on the freeway, freight is so important to South Australians and there’s always going to be an element of freight haulage on the freeway that travel short distances but for that traffic that doesn’t need to come down the freeway if you can go round the back of the Adelaide Hills through Truro and down to the port that way that is a huge and much needed investment into long term planning for a freight solution and that will see less trucks on the freeway and make that commute for Mount Barker residents so much easier.Read more
CONSUMERS BETTER OFF UNDER PROPOSED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE INSURERS AND REPAIRERS
Sam Duluk MP, Member for Waite has given notice in Parliament to introduce a Bill to the South Australian Parliament to protect automotive repairs, insurers and consumers when involved in vehicle accidents.Read more
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