Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:06): I rise today to speak about a community awards presentation I held at Patritti Wines in Dover Gardens recently. More than 100 people attended to celebrate some outstanding people in our local area. Meeting with people in the electorate, I am always hearing about people doing fabulous things for others and people who are generally doing great things for our local area. It is often the small things that make the biggest difference in a community, and I want these people to be acknowledged.Read more
On May 26 I spoke in State Parliament on the Local Government (Rate Increases) Amendment Bill.
If you share the same concerns as over 200 of my local residents you can find out more about the Bill and our attempts to cap Council rates in my speech below.Read more
On May 19 I spoke on the Road Traffic (Work Area Speed Limit Signs) Amendment Bill. This is an issue I have been fighting for on behalf of many constituents for along time. You can read my speech below.Read more
I was pleased to speak on the Road Traffic (Helmets for Motor Bike Riders) Amendment Bill in Parliament on May 19.
Late last year I raised the concerns of motorbike riders that European standard helmets (ECE helmets), the same as those used by Moto GP riders, were not able to be used in South Australia. I am now pleased to say the State government has finally listened and motorbike riders will now be able to use ECE helmets in South Australia.
You can read my speech on the Road Traffic (Helmets for Motor Bike Riders) Amendment Bill below.
On May 19 I spoke in State Parliament about International Nurses Day and the wonderful Nurses in our community.
You can read a copy of my speech below.
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (16:12): I rise today to speak on a favourite subject of mine, which is the Oaklands crossing. I make no apologies for continually raising this issue in this house, because my community wants to know and see what is happening in this space. The government has at times thrown some plans out there, but that was quite a while ago, and my community is very confused about what plans the government has in place to fix the Oaklands crossing.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:01): It hurts me to hear it and it hurts me to say it, but the facts are out there for all to see: South Australia has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, the highest youth unemployment rate in the country, and the highest underemployment rate in Australia as well. South Australia's position is so dire and the state has been let down so badly by the Weatherill Labor government that federal opposition leader Bill Shorten has stepped in to offer our struggling Premier, the Treasurer and other ministers help to do their job.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:25): I rise today to speak about International Women's Day and some of the amazing women in my community and my life. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also makes a call to action for accelerating gender parity.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (16:56): I rise today to speak on a brilliant local story in my community. I have been involved with this group for a little while watching from the sidelines and it has been amazing to see what they have done.Read more
Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (11:48): I rise today to speak in support of this motion that we recognise the 100th anniversary of women serving as police officers in the South Australia Police force.Read more