A fundamental responsibility of government is to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens - our children. The Weatherill Labor Government has failed to do this and like many, I have been shocked by all the developments that have come to light regarding the mismanagement of Families SA by our Premier and his colleagues.Read more
It was a pleasure to join my fellow Dementia Champions and Parliamentary Colleagues at a morning tea at Parliament House to support the work of Alzheimer's Australia.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (12:43): I rise to speak on this motion as well and note that, when it was first brought to the house, it was to wish all the Australian athletes well. Now, in the wake of the games, it is obviously to commend them for their efforts. I know everyone has spoken about a number of athletes, and I will be brief here. I want to speak about one athlete from my local area. As we looked forward towards the games, we were speaking about a very exciting young man who trains at the Marion Swimming Club in my local area, and his name is Kyle Chalmers.Read more
It is always a privilege to visit local schools to see and be involved in their activities. In September I enjoyed a morning with the Seaview Downs Primary School community at their tree planting ceremony.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ): I rise today to speak about the South Adelaide Malayalee committee who recently held a community event in my community, which I was fortunate enough to attend. They celebrated Onam 2016, which was a wonderful festival, and it was a delight to be a special guest of theirs and to go along and be a part of this festival in my local community. This is a great event and a great group of people who are doing wonderful things south of Adelaide.Read more
More than 12 months after my original FOI request for the Government's 2012 $2 million planning study on the Oaklands Crossing the Ombudsman finally forced the Government to release the study. It arrived on a disk with over 5000 pages of data and redacted (blanked out) information.
I shared this information on my facebook page recently. See the post below.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ): I rise today to speak about a very active group in my community, the Marion VIEW Club. I have worked with this group for a few years now and seen first hand the great results they achieve. I asked my very talented trainee, Mallory Petersen, to do some research on this club, and she returned with this comprehensive report after interviewing the current President, Shirley Jenner. I would like to present her report to the house:Read more
Catch the latest on the Oaklands crossing controversy as reported by Channel 9 on Saturday 24 September.
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (11:31): I move:
That this house urges the Weatherill Labor government to prioritise the grade separation of the Seaford railway line where it meets Diagonal and Morphett roads at Oaklands Park, in order to—
(a) improve traffic congestion for residents living in the southern suburbs;
(b) provide efficient access for emergency services vehicles;
(c) support economic activity in the Westfield Marion precinct; and
(d) support the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre as a venue for state, national and international events.Read more