It may have taken over 40 years, but we did it! On Sunday 28 July 2019, together with the Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP, Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, the Hon Stephan Knoll MP, State colleague, Stephen Patterson MP and City of Marion Mayor, we celebrated the completion of the long awaited Oaklands Crossing Project.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:08): I rise to speak on the Fire and Emergency Services (Volunteer Charters) Amendment Bill, which has come to this place from the other place. It is a bill to amend the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005. I am proud to rise to confirm that the government will be supporting this bill today. Put simply, the bill provides legislative recognition of the South Australian Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteer charters.Read more
What a night! This year I hosted my annual Winter Warmer in conjunction with the Marilyns to help raise funds for Cancer Council SA.
The Marilyns are a group of bold, fabulous women who take part in the Brighton Jetty Classic, swimming or paddling 400 metres around the Brighton Jetty every February―all dressed head to toe as our favourite ‘50s icon, Marilyn Monroe.Read more
It was great to have the Minister for Energy and Mining, the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan and neighbouring MP, Carolyn Power co-host a Home Battery Scheme with me. We had over 80 people attend who were interested in finding out more about this great initiative.Read more
There are many people who go above and beyond in our community and their work often goes unnoticed. As part of my annual Winter Warmer, I present Community Recognition Awards to acknowledge these people who make a big difference in our community.Read more
If you haven't had an opportunity to use the new Oaklands Railway Station recently, I encourage everyone to pop down, have a look and catch a train (or two!). The Station looks fantastic, it is bright and airy and is a first class addition to our community.
The landscaping works are also progressing well with a range of native trees, shrubs and ground covers planted along all four access points to the station.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:02): I certainly can—a very good question. I thank the member for Heysen for his interest and passion for our volunteers, and we note the great work that they do. Also, I acknowledge the member for Heysen's interest in building South Australia right across the board, something that the Marshall Liberal government is very passionate about.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:12): Can I say that it is good to be building SA. It is good to be with a government that is building South Australia right across the state. Right across our regions, we are building this wonderful state.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:41): I rise to speak on the motion that you have put before the house, Mr Acting Speaker, that is:
That this house—
(a) recognises that National Science Week is held from 10 to 18 August 2019;
(b) acknowledges the important impact that National Science Week has in promoting and celebrating science across all age groups;
(c) recognises the important role that science plays in the South Australian economy; and
(d) acknowledges the work being undertaken by the state government to increase participation in STEM subjects for students to ensure that young South Australians have the skills for the jobs of the future.Read more
Dr HARVEY (Newland) (14:23): My question is to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Can the minister inform the house how the Marshall government is providing funding to local sporting clubs to acquire vital life-saving equipment such as defibrillators?
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:24): I thank the member for Newland for his very good question and note his keen interest in that. In fact, he and I have a very close association with a young man who did use those—Read more