Parliamentary News

August 1, 2019

1 August 2019

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (15:17): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Treasurer questions about land tax.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: The Valuer-General is currently undertaking a revaluation initiative of all properties in the s...

July 24, 2019

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (16:49): I rise to speak on the Local Government (Rate Oversight) Amendment Bill. This bill was introduced by the government as part of their election promise to cap council rates. I want to put on the record that I am supportive of capping council...

April 21, 2019

Each Council has an Annual Business Plan that outlines how much money Council will need to spend on services and projects in the forthcoming financial year.

We encourage you to be involved in the planning process! It’s your only opportunity to have your say about how Co...

April 12, 2019

John Darley, Advance SA   (5AA 11.06-11.17)   

(Byner: We get so many people who call us on issues of taxes … council rates and the way things are calculated, the councils on the other hand argue well, people are demanding more services and in order to pr...

February 27, 2019

Radio Broadcast

John Darley, Advance SA MLC   (5AA 10.17-10.19)   Local Government reform

(Byner: John Darley, if you were modelling a reform of Local Government ... what would you do?)

Well I’ve just jotted down quickly five points.  First of all councils...

January 24, 2019

Radio Broadcast 

John Darley, Advance SA MLC   (5AA 9.10-9.20)   Proposal to change the method of calculating sewerage and water rates

(Byner: ESCOSA capped the amount of revenue SA Water can raise through bills each year based on the value of an asset bas...

December 6, 2018

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. R.I. Lucas:

1. That, in the opinion of this council, a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on—

(a) valuation policies of the Valuer-General and their impact on some residents of retirement villages; and

(b) option...

November 16, 2018

Radio Broadcast 

John Darley, Advance SA MLC   (5AA 10.06-10.16)   Councils using property values to determine rates

(Byner: … we have a very feudal assumption that is governing your Council rates and that is that the value of your house or property is com...

November 14, 2018

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (17:10): I rise today to speak on the Local Government (Ratepayer Protection and Related Measures) Amendment Bill. At the election the government undertook to introduce rate capping for council rates. This was done earlier this year; however, the o...

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