5 May 2021
Mr DULUK (Waite) (10:33): I move:
That this bill be now read a second time.
I know you love and protect heritage, Mr Speaker, as all of us do in this House. We all appreciate and understand the significance, opportunity and importance of protecting heritage not only the natural environment and the heritage built up over some 60,000 years of Indigenous culture in Australia but also our built heritage and the important role that built heritage plays in the fabric of our communities, our suburbs, our towns and our state.
There are many benefits to the preservation of heritage, from the aesthetics and character that historic places contribute to our suburbs to the immense economic and social benefits derived from built heritage. You only have to look at the old towns of many of the cities of Europe that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, from Rome to Paris to Kraków to parts of old London, where people walk the streets admiring the centuries of built heritage and travel every year to do so, providing much economic benefit to those cities.Read more
2 March 2021
Mr DULUK (Waite) (17:05): I will be quite brief in my remarks. I just put on the record that I will be supporting the Fire and Emergency Services (Governance) Amendment Bill 2020. I note that some of the changes in this bill come from the many recommendations made in the Keelty review prepared in the wake of last year's devastating bushfires, commonly known as the Cudlee Creek fires. The member for MacKillop has been discussing at length some of the issues across his electorate. I know, sir, that through your electorate and my electorate these are significant issues that play on the mind of our communities.Read more
17 March 2021
Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:07): In early December 2020, the state government announced that they would be demolishing the state heritage 130-year-old Waite Gatehouse in my community, on the corner of Fullarton Road and Cross Road, including several significant trees in the Waite Arboretum. This announcement came as a shock to me and many in my community.Read more
4 March 2021
Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:49): I also rise to make a small contribution to the South Australian Multicultural Bill 2020 and am looking forward to it getting through the house. As has been said by all sides—by the member for Ramsay in her contribution and, indeed, by the government—multiculturalism in this state is an important, bipartisan issue.Read more
18 February 2021
Member for Waite: I also rise to make a brief contribution on this 79th report of the committee on the Mitcham Girls High School redevelopment. Mitcham Girls High School is a fantastic school in my electorate and one of the flagship state schools in South Australia. It was selected as a pilot school for the transition of year 7 students into high school, with the school offering a year 7 proposition from the first term of 2020.
By October 2019, we knew we were getting ready for a big increase in students and there was some allocation of funding of $5 million as part of the modular education facilities program to accommodate 900 students then at the school site. It is a fantastic project, which is well and truly required and needed by the school. If I can just touch on the year 7 program, it has been so fantastically taken up with enrolments exceeding expectations in the transition program of last year, this year and for the rollout next year.Read more
Mr DULUK (Waite) (12:28): I also rise to make a contribution to this debate. I agree with a lot of the sentiments from all sides of the house that small business is indeed the backbone of the economy, and they have done it incredibly tough for the last 12 months because of COVID.
I have said in this house now for over 12 months and in all the deliberations in my community that small business and businesses of all sizes need consistency in decision making from Government and in the case of the matters that are before us at the moment in terms of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Mr DULUK (Waite) (16:35): I also rise to speak to the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020. As many members have indicated so far in their deliberations, this is a complex, sensitive and challenging issue for all South Australians. At the heart of it, we are talking about matters of life and conscience. Therefore, we must tread with extreme care and caution in legislating for such action and always undertake this debate with respect and decency.Read more
Mr DULUK ( Waite ) ( 11:16 ): I also thank the member for Narungga and the work of the Legislative Review Committee in bringing this report to the house today to be noted. Indeed, I thank the member for Florey for her campaign not only to see the Service SA centres in her community and across the north-east saved, and indeed mine in Mitcham, and Prospect as well, but also to see some reform of parliamentary procedure and the way that we deal with petitions.
It is fantastic to see that now a petition of over 10,000 signatures that is presented to the house will get due consideration within the committee system as well, which I think is very important. I think it adds to the important work of the Legislative Review Committee, and I have no doubt that the staff of the committee will be able to handle petitions that come through and any delegated and subordinate legislation that they have to deal with as they sit on every alternate Wednesday morning.Read more
4 February 2021
Mr DULUK ( Waite ) ( 15:35 ): This afternoon, I rise to talk about the Waite gatehouse (believe it or not), built in 1890 and heritage listed in 1982, about the same time as the historic Edinburgh Hotel, also in Mitcham. It is a 130-year-old state heritage listed building. It is located at the corner of Cross Road and Fullarton Road. For those who do not know, there were about a thousand people there last Sunday on that corner protesting its slated demise, but hopefully not. It is under threat due to the planned intersection upgrade.Read more