The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:45): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question about asbestos removal at SA Health properties. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: I was recently contacted by a constituent who had expressed concerns about the removal of asbestos from an SA Health property. In particular, there is concern that the protocols surrounding asbestos removal have not been followed at the women's health service c
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:00): My question is to the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, representing the Minister for Planning. It is my understanding that zoning is based on the highest and best potential use of land. If this is the case, why are non-viable broadacre cropping and grazing properties within the peri-urban areas of the state zoned as primary production when the land is not viable if used for that purpose? Can the minister advise whether this zoning prin
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:35): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing representing the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services a question regarding the road toll. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: The road toll in South Australia continues to grow at an alarming rate, currently standing at 53 fatalities, which is 19 more than at the same time last year. I understand an urgent forum was organised
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (21:58): In view of the hour, I will be brief. I can say that I was one of the 13 members in this place who passed the Hon. Michelle Lensink's bill in 2017. I commend the Hon. Tammy Franks for bringing this bill to the chamber again. I understand there could be amendments, but I will certainly be supporting the second reading of the bill.
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (17:10): I rise to speak on the Health Care (Governance) Amendment Bill. The bill makes a number of changes to the act, in line with the government's commitments to reform South Australia's health system. Among other things, the bill outlines the role of the chief executive. I understand the chief executive and local health network boards will enter into service agreements, and the chief executive will be responsible for ensuring that the obligations unde
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:19): I rise today to acknowledge the life of the late Mr John Edward Both and his invaluable contribution to the agriculture industry. John passed away at the young age of 65 on 19 May this year. His passing has deeply impacted the industry, friends and family and he will be greatly missed by all. He was described by the agriculture community as a wealth of knowledge and a true gentleman who was always willing to give his time to others. John's wealth
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:32): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Treasurer a question regarding land tax. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: Last year's budget detailed that land tax relief will be provided as of 1 July 2020 by reducing the top rate of land tax from 3.7 per cent to 2.9 per cent and increasing the tax-free threshold from $369,000 to $450,000. However, the Valuer-General's ill-conceived revaluation initiative is estimated to lead to su
30 April 2019 The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:52): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Leader of the Government, representing the Attorney-General, a question concerning a decision made by the state Coroner. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: I was contacted by a constituent whose father suicided in the 1980s whilst a member of the South Australia Police. My constituent was only nine at the time of her father's death and she has recently embarked on a person