The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:46): I thank the member for Narungga for bringing this motion and I rise in support of his original motion. I note the Major Events Bidding Fund, valued at $40 million, that has been put in place by the current minister to attract more events and conventions to South Australia over the next four years. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about sporting events and the significant part they play in the South Australian tourism economy...Read more
Mr MURRAY (Davenport) (13:54): My question is to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing. Can the minister please update the house on the achievements of our South Australian athletes at the Invictus Games?
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (13:54): I thank the member for Davenport very much for his question. This is a very good question. He is a very good member and cares very much about what is happening in our community...Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (13:15): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement...Read more
The October Long Weekend may have given people the opportunity to get away for the weekend, but for those working on the Oaklands Crossing Project, it was all steam ahead. It was an exciting milestone to see traffic flow over the new Morphett Road Bridge and getting a glimpse at the impressive pedestrian and cyclist bridge when it arrived on site.Read more
During the last month I have been delighted to be out and about in our local community and attending some great events. From hosting another successful Seniors Forum, to catching up with the lovely ladies of the Oaklands VIEW Club at Parliament House and seeing off three very determined (but now very sore) blokes who rode to the MCG in order to raise money for the Pancare Australia.Read more
Mr PATTERSON (Morphett) (14:36): My question to the Minister for Education. Can the minister advise the house about the recent success of South Australian school students in an international scientific competition?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:36): I thank the member for Morphett for his question. As an engineer, I know that he, along with the members for Gibson and Black, will be particularly proud that one of the schools that support students in his local area was world champion in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge. The Horizon team from Brighton Secondary School was successful this year...Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:32): I rise to speak about residents in my electorate and great friends of mine, the Beaumont family. Late last year, the family—made up of dad, Wayne; mum, Sharon; and sons, Jake and Adam—had to go through the unthinkable when Shaz died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 51...Read more
As works progress at Oaklands Crossing, the Project Team is starting to gear up for the second traffic switch in early October. Following completion of the October Long Weekend works, traffic will be diverted to the western side of the road, so construction can begin on the eastern side of the bridge.Read more
As most of you would know, things have been busy lately as the Government handed down the 2018 budget. It was always going to be a tough job, but I am pleased to say we have delivered a budget which is focused on delivering more jobs, lower costs and better services to South Australians.
There was also good news for our local community, with funds being allocated for a variety of services and upgrades in Gibson and neighbouring electorates.Read more
I recently held the Wingard Winter Warmer fundraiser at Patritti Wines. As well as a chance to present the 2018 Community Recognition Awards, we were also able to raise funds for Pancare Australia and Operation Flinders.Read more