FROM HANSARD: Steven's Question Time and Grievance Debate for October 2017
From Hansard - House of Assembly
Thursday 10 August 2017
Private Members Motion from Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths MP
Mr GRIFFITHS (Goyder) (11:32): I move:
That this house—
(a) notes the level of local government rate income increases over the past five years;
(b) notes the concerns expressed by the local government sector of transfer of responsibility from the state government to local government and the associated cost impact; and
(c) requests the member for Frome, as Minister for Local Government, confirm what legislative, regulatory or practical action he has pursued, investigated or implemented to keep local government rate increases to a minimum.
House of Assembly 31 May 2017
Hansard Transcript -- Mr Griffiths’ response speech to the motion (under section 29(3) (a) National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972) to abolish Port Gawler Conservation Park:
Mr GRIFFITHS (Goyder) (17:26:55 ): I am pleased that the member for Colton is excited by the plan for the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, as am I. I want to provide the house with some personal experiences that I have had associated with the wider Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, which only goes to support the intention of this motion.
Hansard, House of assembly, 31 May 2017
Mr GRIFFITHS (Goyder) (15:28 :32 ): I rise today to talk about one of my favourite subjects, Yorketown Hospital. I acknowledge that, while I was unable to be here yesterday, being unwell, a petition regarding Yorketown Hospital, signed by 2,049 people, was presented in my name. To all those people, and indeed all those who sought others out to sign the petition and to show their support for Yorketown Hospital and its surgical procedures, I say thank you. For the benefit of Hansard, I will repeat the words of the petition:
The Petition of the undersigned residents of South Australia respectfully expresses their strong opposition to the State Government's plan to withdraw surgical services from Yorketown Hospital. Your petitioners therefore request that your Honourable House will call on the State Government to:  maintain the current range of surgical services at Yorketown Hospital;  upgrade and properly maintain the infrastructure of Yorketown Hospital to support the continuation of current services; and  direct Country Health SA to engage the community of Southern Yorke Peninsula in the planning of its health services before decisions are made, not after.
Yorketown Hospital – Hansard 29 March 2017
Mr GRIFFITHS ( Goyder ) ( 15:07 :28 ): I want to talk about the Yorketown Hospital, which is an area of grave concern for the people of Yorke Peninsula. Members would be aware that yesterday I asked the Minister for Health questions about the lack of information flow to the community about the reduction in surgical procedures at that hospital, originally intended to be removed on 1 April but now apparently it has been stretched out to some date that we have no knowledge of.
Hansard, House of Assembly, Tues 28 March 2017: Country Health Services - Yorketown Hospital
Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths MP questions the Minister for Health the Hon. Jack Snelling MP on the decision by Country Health SA to remove general, gynaecological and urological services from Yorketown Hospital from 1 April 2017:
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