The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:57): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Health and Wellbeing a question regarding general practitioner and specialist fees. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: I was recently contacted by a constituent who was shocked by the large bill she received after visiting a specialist. My constituent was referred from her GP to visit a specialist for further medical investigation and advice. She advises that at no time whe
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (16:28): I move: The Select Committee on Moratorium on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops in South Australia received submissions and heard evidence from a broad range of people and organisations. Essentially, the inquiry took on the form of a debate. The arguments put forward were strongly divergent as to the importance, even imperative, of removing the moratorium, as opposed to those foretelling the risks inherent in such action. Fundamental
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:47): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Treasurer questions about land tax. Leave granted. The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: The government undertook consultation on a draft bill which closed in early October. Following this, the government introduced their land tax bill. However, yesterday, the government announced further changes to the bill. My questions are: 1. What submissions did the government consider in amending their draft bill?
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (16:34): My contribution on this bill will be very brief. I understand the outcome of this bill will be predominantly administrative, and I do not have much to say about this. However, I want to put on the record the inordinate increase in liquor licence fees that licence holders have experienced from last year to this. When we were considering the changes to the liquor licensing laws under the former government, we were told explicitly that, whilst there
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (18:16): I would like to make a very brief contribution on this motion. Initially I was very sympathetic to the motion and was inclined to support the disallowance. I had had discussion with the family of the late Gayle Woodford, who indicated they supported the disallowance motion and urged me to do the same. They spoke of the dangers of remote workers and explained why the burden of making these decisions should not fall to the workers. I gave them an u
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:35): I rise today to speak about the Memorial Drive redevelopment and Adelaide International. If you have driven past Memorial Drive recently, you will notice that there have been some exciting changes for tennis in South Australia. These changes include the construction of a spectacular canopy roof over a refurbished International Tennis Federation-standard centre court. The redevelopment also includes a new sunken show court, six new match courts, a
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:47): My question is to the Treasurer regarding land tax. In The Advertiser on 15 October, the Treasurer indicated that the South Australian economy was doing well, reporting that 887 First Home Owner Grants were paid out in the first three months of this financial year. 1. Can the Treasurer advise whether purchase contracts for these properties were signed before or after the state budget, and were they for established homes or new house and land pack
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (16:15): I rise to contribute to the second reading of this bill. At the outset, I want to convey my disappointment at the government with this bill. In opposition, the Liberal Party were very vocal in criticising the then Labor government for failing to consult properly on the bill and undertook to have better consultation. However, I have been contacted by constituents and stakeholders who have expressed their frustration at the lack of consultation tha