The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:26): I rise to speak about our annual winter warmer, another local event in my local community. For some years, the member for Black and I have hosted an annual winter warmer and fundraiser to bring people together while supporting a local organisation or charity.Read more
Strict measures have come into force as new Mediterranean fruit fly outbreaks have been declared in Warradale after the discovery of maggots in backyard fruit.
A new fruit fly eradication response is immediately underway with baiting and ground treatment at the new outbreak sites in Warradale, with a 1.5 kilometre red outbreak area and 7.5 kilometre yellow suspension area established.
In Warradale, the red outbreak areas include Brighton, Dover Gardens, Hove, Marion, North Brighton, Oaklands Park, Seacombe Gardens, Seacombe Heights, Somerton Park, South Brighton, Sturt and Warradale.Read more
Along with David Speirs MP, today I hosted my annual Winter Warmer & Fundraiser event to bring people together while supporting a local organisation or charity.
This year, we supported the Sophia Naismith Foundation, which was created in memory of 15-year-old Sophia Naismith who tragically died after being hit by a car in 2019.
The Sophia Naismith Foundation has a very positive impact on the lives of young people in our community, and tonight we were able to raise more than $9,000 to support the Foundation to continue carrying out its exceptional work.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:50): I rise to speak about a local family that epitomises service to our community, commitment to great causes and positive engagement with the people around them. The name Gladys Mathwin has a special place in my community, the electorate of Gibson, and rightfully so. Gladys was a woman of such great stature that, even more than 50 years after her death, she continues to have a strong, unmistakable presence in our local community. The legacy she has left is one of great community spirit.Read more
Today I visited two local tennis clubs to find out what presidents and their committees have been up to.
Marion Tennis Club had some great news as President and club coach Justin showing me the flash new fencing around the court.
As we were chatting, I saw some of the club's youngest members started their training. With such high quality players, Marion Tennis Club's future is looking bright!Read more
It was an honour to attend today's Commemoration Service for the Battle of Coral and Balmoral.
Organised by the Vietnam Veterans' Federation SA Branch, the service saw many veterans and members of the community paying their respects to those whole lost their lives in this conflict.
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC was able to attend, as well as Member for Boothby, Nicole Flint.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:51): I rise to support the motion as well and note that my wife, too, is a nurse. We celebrated the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and today we are celebrating International Nurses Day. Among many others here, I value the opportunity to say thank you to our capable and hardworking nursing staff. Furthermore, I want to recognise the immense contribution of our nurses and midwives to our community. They work day and night, they tend to the sick, they advocate for better health and wellbeing, they administer medication and treatment and they take on the special responsibility of helping to deliver new life into this world. If I have time, I will come back to that in a personal reflection on my granddaughter being born at my house.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:48): I am pleased to report that in April I officially opened the Brighton Oval sporting complex along with the federal member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint, and the Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay, Amanda Wilson.Read more
The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:55): I rise to speak in favour of this motion moved by the member for Hammond and cannot stress enough its importance. Many of the privileges we enjoy today have only been made possible because of our veterans who have fought, and in many cases lost their lives while serving our country, during times of conflict. While it is impossible to repay the debt, it is incumbent upon us to continue to support and respect those who sacrificed so much.Read more