Mr DULUK (Davenport) (20:46): I also rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Vehicle Inspections and South Eastern Freeway Offences) Bill 2017. As does everyone in this house, I welcome pragmatic measures to improve road safety. We are all too often faced with the tragic aftermath of road trauma for individuals, families, friends, first responders, emergency service personnel and the whole community. Anything we can do to reduce the number of accidents is certainly supported by those of us on this side of the house.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:48): I rise today to speak on an issue that has divided friends, colleagues and even some families. It is an issue that is close to the hearts of many South Australians, and it is an issue that has resulted in blood, sweat and tears for a few and eagerness and anticipation amongst the many.Read more
Mr DULUK (Davenport) (15:19): I rise to recognise and acknowledge exceptional
individuals, groups and activities in my local community. We are truly spoilt in the Mitcham Hills,
which is an area with such strong community spirit represented across a range of volunteer groups
and public events. This is certainly epitomised by our CFS and SES crews, whose dedication and
commitment to our local community are extraordinary.
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