Margaret Brock's 100th birthday

A very happy birthday to Margaret who turns 100 next week!

Her secret to 100? A zest for life, a lovely family and three-month-old great-granddaughter.

My visit was warmly appreciated and we were pleasantly surprised when Premier @StevenMarshallMP also dropped in to pay a visit to wish Margaret a Happy Birthday.

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COVID-19 restrictions update

To protect South Australians, additional measures are being introduced to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading in our state.

From 12.01am 16 July 2021, the below restrictions will be introduced:

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Seaside Writers Visit

Tonight I visited the Seaside Writers and sat in on one of their fantastic fortnightly meetings.

Our meeting was highly engaging and opened with a poetry reading by the group's appointed poet laureate Gill. 

It was great to chat with these writers not only about the opportunities they offer new and experienced writers, but also about local issues ranging from infrastructure to hospitality. 

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COVID-19 restrictions update

Restrictions on public activities in South Australia have been lifted to the same levels that were in place prior to last Monday 28th June.
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Plastic Free July - Bare Pantry visit

In light of Plastic Free July, Minister Speirs and I had the privilege of meeting Catryn Zappia at her local business, Bare Pantry, which opened this year here in Brighton.

The mission of the Bare Pantry is to provide sustainable and plastic free items to use in your home. The Pantry provides plastic-free pantry staples that customers fill their glass jars with. You can bring I your own jars to fill with the products on offer.

The business champions local produce, while aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of South Australian people. The Pantry itself is 100% carbon neutral, as well as recyclable. They have a range of products, including food staples, home wear, hygiene and cosmetic goods. The Pantry aims to provide a diverse cross-section of products.

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COVID-19 restrictions update

Five new positive COVID-19 cases have been detected in South Australia with the cases linked to the Northern Territory outbreak.

To ensure we stay ahead of the highly transmissible Delta variant, new restrictions and recommendations will come into effect later today.

The following restrictions apply in Metropolitan, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Mt Barker and Adelaide Hills areas in South Australia.

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COVID-19 restrictions update

We have reached a critical point in our fight against COVID-19 and it's vital that South Australia takes pre-emptive action to keep our state safe and strong. 

Outbreaks of the highly transmissible Delta strain occurring in multiple Australian jurisdictions are putting us at risk.  

From midnight tonight, restrictions will be reintroduced in South Australia and reassessed after seven days. 

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A massive thanks to local music students

Tonight I hosted dinner at Parliament House for a group of talented music students in our community.

Students from Brighton Secondary School volunteered their time earlier this month to support my 2021 Winter Warmer and Fundraiser, where we raise more than $9,000 for the Sophia Naismith Foundation. 

These students played lovely music for guests throughout night and it was a pleasure to say thank you by sharing a meal with them.

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Parliament House with Brighton Secondary School

It was a pleasure to have dinner with some of the talented music students and teachers from Brighton Secondary School this June.

Minister David Speirs and I wanted to thank the students for volunteering their musical talent at some recent events in the community.

The students provided entertainment at our 90th Birthday Afternoon in 2020. They also played at the Winter Warmer and Fundraiser we hosted earlier this year where we were able to raise more than $9,000 for The Sophia Naismith Foundation.

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Speech | Southern Adelaide Basketball Club and Sturt Marion Soccer Club

I recently spoke in Parliament on our local community groups, including our basketball and soccer clubs along with my recent visit to Darlington Primary School. You can read the speech here. 

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:51): It is an exciting time for basketball fans. In the US, the NBA playoffs are currently underway and attracting global attention. I am pleased to say that our own local basketball scene in this state is thriving and attracting a lot of local attention.

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