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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:24): Dementia remains one of the biggest global public health challenges facing this generation and, whilst dementia may affect us at any age, its prevalence certainly increases later in life, meaning that the rapid ageing of our population is leading to an equally rapid increase in the number of people with dementia. Dementia is already the second leading cause of death in Australia, and there is no cure.Read more
I recently posted my Spring 2016 Community Newsletter to every household in our local area.
In case you missed it, here is the digital version.Read more
I recently wrote a letter to the editor which appeared in the the Mitcham Hills Messenger. The letter was regarding the op shop at The Repat.
In case you missed it, here is a digital version.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:30): I rise today to congratulate the Flagstaff Hill Primary School and the Flagstaff Hill Football Club on their outstanding results in their respective football competitions this season.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:38): I also rise today to add my comments in support of the minority report on the rate capping inquiry and, of course, to make a contribution on that. In recent years, I believe that we have seen an unhealthy habit develop within local government, and that is to impose annual rate increases well above CPI and the Local Government Price Index on ratepayers.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:53): I was wondering about the genesis of this proposed legislation. Where did it come from? Then I looked at the member for Kaurna who is sitting in the Premier's seat—and he wants to be the Premier. This is his audition to caucus that he has a brilliant idea.