Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 17:27 :45): I rise to make an adjournment debate speech and to speak about Catherine Adam, who was posted as my parliamentary intern last semester. Her research report was titled 'Share Economy: A study of Uber and its entry in the transport sector of South Australia'. Catherine approached the issue with the knowledge that the recent rise of the share economy has generated various implications for consumers, service providers and state governments. As public perception also develops, many individuals are adopting sharing models as an alternative to existing business services and traditional providers.Read more
Recently I spoke on the Motor Vehicles (Trials of Automotive Technologies) Amendment Bill which smooths the way for future driverless/autonomous car trials in South Australia.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 16:02 :59 ): I also rise today to support the Residential Tenancies (Domestic Violence Protections) Amendment Bill. This bill is intended to provide further protections to victims of domestic violence in the tenancy sector to terminate a residential tenancy or rooming house agreement where the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) is satisfied domestic abuse has occurred, or there is an intervention order in force against a person residing at the premises.Read more
I mentioned that other things are going on at other schools, and I am very lucky to have a number of schools in my electorate. As I said, Seaview is the only high school, but I did run a very successful Christmas card competition. It was great to have so many schools involved with that. We put a call out to all the schools to submit their artwork and have hence gone forth and made our Christmas cards for our office from some of the winning designs. Darlington Primary School, Reynella South Primary School and Stella Maris Parish School all got involved, and the theme was, 'What does Christmas mean to me?' There were some wonderful pieces of work. In fact, my office is covered in all the entries.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 17:24 :45 ): I rise to give an adjournment grieve. It is that time of year when graduations and celebrations take place at schools right around the state, and most notably in my electorate. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Seaview High School graduation ceremony last night, so I would like to go on record acknowledging some of the award winners and the leadership team at Seaview High School, who have done an outstanding job.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 11:35 :57 ): I rise too in support of this motion that recognises that 15 November 2015 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, remembers those who have tragically lost their lives on South Australian roads, and calls on everyone to work together towards zero fatalities on our state roads.Read more
I have received a lot of correspondence from the community and it is apparent that the Weatherill Labor Government's new cycling laws have created a great level of confusion and angst.
It is clear that the Labor Government did not properly consult the public about these law changes, which is why we are now seeking the community’s input.
I recently spoke in Parliament to expand on these points, the transcript of my speech is below.Read more
Today in Parliament I presented a petition signed by 1,007 residents of South Australia requesting the house to urge the government not to close the Repatriation General Hospital and recognise this hospital as the spiritual home of and vital lifeline for veterans of South Australia and the South Australian community.Read more
Please click here to read my speech on the Statues Amendment (Firearms Offences) Bill.Read more
Please click here to read my speech about standing against domestic violence.Read more