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
Member for Waite, Sam Duluk MP today welcomed the RAA’s advocacy for an alternative Higher Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) freight route which would encourage operators to use HPVs and alternative routes to the South Eastern Freeway.Read more
On 25 April, we commemorate one of our most important national occasions: ANZAC Day.Read more
Join us on your driveway at 6am this Saturday, and together we can Light up the Dawn with the ANZAC SpiritRead more
Sam Duluk MP today welcomed the announcement by the Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure of the $400,000 Blythewood Road Pedestrian Crossing and Painted Median project.
This project will see the pedestrian crossing on Blythewood Road, adjacent to Scotch College upgraded to a pedestrian actuated (push button) crossing.
A painted median scheme will also be installed on Blythewood Road between Old Belair Road and Thorpe Street, which will separate traffic and provide sheltered right turn lanes into side roads, reducing the risk of rear end collisions.
“First as a candidate for the seat of Waite I fought for an upgrade to Blythewood Road, then as the Member for Waite I have worked with community stakeholders to push for and now deliver this vital project. The announcement from the Department means pedestrians and commuters in our community can get to school and work safely” said Mr Duluk.
Following completion of the works, a full-time bike lane will operate on the northern side of Blythewood Road and a part-time bike lane will operate on the southern side of Blythewood Road during peak hours.
Construction is expected to commence mid-April and be completed in May, weather permitting.
“I will continue to advocate for vital infrastructure upgrades that will make our community safer and improve traffic efficiency, such as the $20 million pledged to upgrade the Mitcham Hills road corridor” said Mr Duluk.
More information about this project can be found at www.dpti.sa.gov.au/blythewood_road
Sam Duluk MP welcomes the State Government’s announcement that they will establish a pilot to trial the use of medicinal cannabis in treatment for epilepsy in children.
The Governor’s recent speech to parliament confirmed the establishment of the trial for children who are not responding to other treatment.
“This is welcome news to many South Australians and their families who experience the chronic and debilitating health impacts of living with epilepsy”, said Member for Waite, Sam Duluk.
“For years I have been advocating for improved support for these families and have previously called for our state to consider medicinal cannabis as a treatment option.
“I hope that the trial will help South Australian children with epilepsy and will contribute to the evidence base to support the use of medicinal cannabis products.
“One in 25 people will have epilepsy at some point during their lifetime. Many are able to live full and productive lives through the use of medication and lifestyle changes.
“Positive steps towards improved care management have the potential to assist many South Australians and I look forward to the results of the pilot.”