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Private Members Motion: Rate Capping

11 Aug 2017

From Hansard - House of Assembly

Thursday 10 August 2017

Private Members Motion from Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths MP

Rate Capping

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.

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RESPONSE SPEECH: MOTION TO ABOLISH PORT GAWLER CONSERVATION PARK

01 Jun 2017

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.

 

 

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Yorketown Hospital - Grievance Speech

01 Jun 2017

Hansard, House of assembly, 31 May 2017

Yorketown Hospital

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: [1] maintain the current range of surgical services at Yorketown Hospital; [2] upgrade and properly maintain the infrastructure of Yorketown Hospital to support the continuation of current services; and [3] 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.

 

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Yorketown Hospital - Parliamentary Grieve

30 Mar 2017

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.

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Question Time: Yorketown Hospital

29 Mar 2017

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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Applications open for 2017 Youth Parliament Program

01 Mar 2017

Applications are open for the 2017 Youth Parliament program delivered by the YMCA SA and sponsored by the State Government.

Now in its 22nd year, Youth Parliament has educated more than 1,000 young people about parliamentary process.

Scholarships are available for regional participants to cover all travel costs, to and from Adelaide, both for training in May and for a residential week in July.

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November Parliamentary activity

01 Dec 2016

This article includes excerpts of Steven’s various debate contributions, Questions in Question Time, and Grieves Speeches in the House of Assembly in the sitting weeks in November, as well as tabled replies to previous questions lodged by Steven at previous sittings.

Please note, the November 2016 debate on the Dying with Dignity 2016 Bill is covered in a separate article on this website ("Voluntary Euthanasia Debate") which includes Hansard transcript of Steven's Second Reading speech made in the evening of Tuesday 15 November 

 

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Voluntary Euthanasia debate

16 Nov 2016

After some eight hours of debate in Parliament on the Death with Dignity Bill, on Wednesday 16 November 2016 and into the early hours of Thursday 17 November 2016, the Bill was defeated by just one vote, the casting vote of the Speaker. Published is the excerpt from Hansard of Steven's speech on 15 November 2016, in supporting the 2nd reading of the Bill.