It was great to have the opportunity to talk about some of the brilliant people who do the hard work and support the sporting clubs in our community (sorry I couldn't mention everyone!!).Read more
An update in Parliament about what has been happening with the Fix Oaklands Crossing Campaign.Read more
This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. So this week, around Australia and overseas, we will commemorate this anniversary.
I urge everyone to attend a service on the 25th of April, and to not let this Centenary Commemoration pass by. I have included a list of local services for your information.Read more
Click here to read my speech on the Statutes Amendment (Rights of Foster Parents and Guardians) BillRead more
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
Speech in Parliament
19 March 2015
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:22:01): I rise today to speak about the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence tomorrow and, with pride, wear the orange ribbon on my lapel to signify the anti-bullying message and also to commend the group Bully Zero Australia Foundation, which has just moved into South Australia and doing support and work in that area.Read more
I recently moved a motion in Parliament calling for an inquiry into the effectiveness of speed cameras for improving road safety.Read more
Retirement Villages Act
Speech to Parliament
3 December 2014
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 15:20 :10 ): I rise to speak today about retirement villages in my electorate and the proposed recommendations of the select committee to change the Retirement Villages Act.Read more
Speech to Parliament
November 21, 2014
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 15:10 ): It is with great pleasure that I rise today to speak about the Reynella Kiwanis, a group formed in 1973.Read more
It was a pleasure to spend a few hours with the Hon. Michelle Lensink and the Friends of O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park group recently.
John Bollinger and his volunteer crew took us around the park and showed us the great work they are doing eradicating the Olive Trees from the property. We also enjoyed some of the most spectacular views of Adelaide. I must say that the park is one of Adelaide’s best kept secrets - the walking and mountain bike trails and simply superb.
John gave Michelle and me some gloves and a pick so we could offer some assistance to the campaign of removing all the Olive weeds. This volunteer group does a marvellous job and if you have spare time and would like to lend a hand please contact my office and we’ll put you in touch, or you can link through to the Friends of O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park group via my website.
The Friends of O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park is a great local group working to support the community and the environment.
I spoke in Parliament about the group, below is a Hansard transcript.Read more
New Bill to criminalise improper interference with FOI requests
The Liberals introduced a Bill making it illegal for a Government Minister, or their staff, from giving improper directions or influence to a Government agency that has been served with a Freedom of Information request.
In a national comparison of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, South Australia has often been referred to as the most secretive state in the nation after 12 years of Labor.
I recently spoke on this Bill in Parliament, below is the Hansard transcript.