Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:23): I also rise to speak on the appropriation debate and report
of estimates, and I thank all those who were involved in the estimates process. It must be a
phenomenal back-end process for all our hardworking public servants and departmental officials who come to this place, with folder upon folder of notes and thousands of hole-punched pages, ready for the grilling by the opposition. I have sat in on quite a few estimates, and this year there was once again a very high standard of grilling by opposition members only for them to be told by the responsible minister, 'We will take that question on notice.'
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:42): I rise today to once again urge the government to revisit
its decision to close the Repat Hospital. The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, and indeed all South Australians, simply cannot afford to lose this critical institution. If the government ignores the repeated request to save the Repat and goes ahead with its plans, I believe that so many people in my electorate, including many clinicians, whom the government chooses at times to ignore, will feel the consequences that will reverberate across South Australia's health network for years to come.
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (10:50): I rise to support the bill introduced by the Hon. Dennis Hood in the other place. It is quite the opposite, Premier: this bill and the opportunity for an open ICAC is an opportunity to give the people of South Australia a voice, for the people of South Australia to know what this government has been hiding for years from the people of South Australia, and to have their faith restored in our systems and in our institutions that has been so lacking, for so long, for so many years by those opposite.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (21:03): 'Sam Duluk, he works for a big bank.' That was the literature that the ALP put out on polling day in my by-election. They did a precis of me and my opponent, and my crime was that I worked for a big bank. At the time, I was just a humble business bank manager at the ANZ bank, a bank that employs thousands of South Australians and tens of thousands of Australians, as all the big banks do in South Australia and Australia. They employ thousands of South Australians.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (11:42): Thank you, Deputy Speaker. I am sure they will all be glorious. Firstly, in terms of my local community throughout the Mitcham Hills, we rely on the CFS and SES to attend to all of our emergency services needs. I would like to make mention of the Belair, Blackwood, Eden Hills, Coromandel Valley and Cherry Gardens CFS brigades, who volunteer their time tirelessly, day in, day out, in my community, which, whilst it is fully serviced by a CFS brigade, is predominantly a metropolitan community.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (16:04): I would also like to make my contribution to the Appropriation Bill and speak about some measures that are in the budget, some measures that are not in the budget and give some general reflections. First and foremost, one thing I have been banging on about in this chamber since my time in this place is the Blackwood roundabout, and I am very pleased that there is a line item to fund $3.5 million in this year's budget. I know that it will alleviate many of those traffic delays throughout my community.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:29): I had a work experience girl in my office a couple of weeks ago—a fantastic young student from Blackwood High School. At the end of the week, I asked her, 'How did you find the week?' She said, 'I thoroughly enjoyed working for you.' I said, 'Would you like to write a bit about your week?' She said she would, and so she penned this open letter to me:Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:20): I rise today to discuss South Australia’s History Festival, and the many outstanding events that have been hosted in my local community. As many in the House would know, May is the festival month. It is an opportunity to discover the hidden gems in our communities, explore heritage trails and learn more about the history of South Australia.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:11): I rise today to commend the outstanding efforts of local youth groups in my electorate and thank them for their contribution to local ANZAC Day commemorations. The Mitcham Hills has an incredibly active and community-minded spirit, and it is a spirit I am very pleased to see being passed on to the next generation.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (12:10): I also rise to speak in support of the member for Bragg's motion:
That this house expresses its concern at the systematic reduction in acute health services for the people of the western suburbs through the government's Transforming Health Program...Read more