Official Opening of Oaklands Estate Reserve Upgrade

On Saturday 25 May I attended the official opening of the Oaklands Estate Reserve Upgrade. Despite the rain and cold weather, it was fantastic to see how the upgrades have blended with nature and created a beautiful reserve for all ages to enjoy.  I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful community space in our own backyard.

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Community Transition and Learning Centre

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:50): I truly thank the member for King for her interest in this. This is a great initiative and a very important project for South Australia. I am pleased to inform the house that this is another example of how well the Marshall government and the Morrison government have come together to jointly fund an exciting and innovative project. The new community transition and learning centre will be built in Coober Pedy and, again, this is how and why we are delivering better services for South Australia.

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Road Safety

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:19): I thank the member for Newland for the question and note that he is a very big advocate for road safety in his community. In fact, I know he has contacted my office a number of times around some issues in his community, and the member for Newland's engagement with SAPOL has proactively got policing out on Hancock Road, Bowen Road and Elizabeth Street in Tea Tree Gully and Milne Road in Ridgehaven. I thank him very much for that fine work that he is doing in his community. Those extra patrols have made sure that he is keeping his community safe, and he does an outstanding job with that.

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Hello to the new Oaklands Railway Station!!

What a journey it has been!  This morning trains pulled in at the lowered Oaklands Railway Station.  It was a fantastic sight, and certainly one our community has worked long and hard to see achieved. 

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Ms D M Pyattm

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (15:41): Before I make my grieve, I table the quote as requested by the member for West Torrens during my response to a question in question time.

It is with sorrow that I address the house on the passing, on 8 April 2009, of Ms Dorothy Pyatt OAM, one of South Australia Police's women policing pioneers. Dorothy May Pyatt OAM was born in London on 26 August 1918 and celebrated her 100th birthday last year.

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Counter Terrorism

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:36): I thank the member for the very important question and know that the member for MacKillop, I hope like everyone in this place, is very keen to keep our entire community as safe as possible. In the wake of the terrible tragedies in Christchurch and Sri Lanka in recent weeks, it has highlighted the potential of terrorist ideology and extremism in our communities and the danger that is associated with that. We join with other nations around the world in condemning the actions that we have seen from extremists.

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Sport and Recreation Facilities

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:38): I thank the member for the question, and what an important question it is, and what an important choice South Australians have to make over the next few weeks.

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The countdown has begun: No more stopping for trains at Oaklands Crossing!

Hasn’t time flown by? Only one more week until commuters will no longer have to stop for trains at Oaklands Crossing! 

Oaklands Crossing has been an issue in our community for decades and to finally see our community’s hard work payoff is nothing short of amazing.

As you may recall, it was in June 2017 that $174 million in Federal, State and Local Council funding was announced which would see the Seaford rail line be lowered to tunnel under Morphett Road as well as a new lowered Oaklands Railway Station. 

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Shining lights in our Community. Who would you nominate?

Each year I have the honour of presenting Community Recognition Awards to deserving people in our community whose work tends to go under the radar.  These people work tirelessly to improve and serve our local area but are often not formally recognised.  It is often the lesser known efforts that make the biggest difference to the lives of others.  Knowing this, I established these Community Recognition Awards to seek out those people and acknowledge how much their work is appreciated.

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Negative Gearing

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (11:57): I rise to speak in support of the member of Waite's motion:

That this house opposes Bill Shorten and Labor's plans to abolish negative gearing and increase capital gains tax by 50 per cent, which would damage Australia's housing market and destroy equity in people's homes.

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