I rise to speak on this motion and note that it is the second incarnation for the member for Kaurna to get this up. In fact he withdrew it from the Notice Paper (or it was not moved) before parliament was prorogued, because it was not finished, because it was quite unusual. It was opened a handful of times before it was completed.Read more
Premier Jay Weatherill and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis have delivered a disastrous budget for all South Australians.
Labor has settled and announced they will be creating even fewer jobs than they forecast last year.
Unemployment has hit a whopping 7.6% and Labor has not taken the opportunity to address the jobs crisis.
The ESL will be increased again. The Repat will be closed, and other hospitals will be downgraded.
State debt is growing, there are no new infrastructure investments, and state owned assets are being sold off.Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 14:21 ): I appreciate the minister giving us figures, which we have been looking for for a while, of $200 million for the overpass, which is the first time that figure has been bandied around. Given that the pictures showed rail over road, is it still the intention of the government to put rail over road?Read more
Mr WINGARD ( Mitchell ) ( 14:17 ): My question is also to the Minister for Transport. Given the government spent $2 million on a study, drawings of the train overpass at the Oaklands crossing, when does the government plan to begin work on this project?Read more
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