Speeches

Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:37): I would like to rise and talk about some of the goings-on in Chaffey of recent times, and the first thing I would like to talk about is a recent visit by the Minister for Innovation and Skills.

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (20:08): I, too, rise to speak on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. As a conscience vote, it has weighed very heavily not only on me but on every member of this parliament because we have a responsibility to our constituency.

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National Volunteer Week

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:49): I rise to talk about a celebration we had in Chaffey last week because it was National Volunteer Week, 17 to 23 May. As many of us would know, volunteers are the fabric, particularly in regional communities, that keeps them bubbling along. There are so many different understandings of what volunteers mean.

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Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:51): I would like to reflect on some of the happenings around the electorate of Chaffey over the past week. 

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Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:35): I rise today to acknowledge some of the fantastic people in the electorate of Chaffey who have been recognised in recent times. 

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Seasonal Worker Program

CHAFFEY ELECTORATE Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:47): I rise to talk about a fantastic worker program. The South Australian government have been outstanding in enabling a workforce to come into South Australia, but in particular into the Riverland, to be a part of the Seasonal Worker Program.

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Veterans Organisations Motion

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (12:26): I, too, rise to commend the member for Hammond's excellent motion. I would like to also pay tribute to the contribution that many of our veterans have made to give us the freedoms and the democracy we have in this modern world. 

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Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:46): I rise to talk about some windfalls that have come to Chaffey, both public and private, and some of the investment into the region that has been widely applauded. 

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Harmony Day

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (12:47): I, too, rise to make a contribution to this motion. I think it is a very important motion that members of this place should reflect on, particularly the celebration of multiculturalism and the recognition of Australia's diversity.

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Mr Howard Hendrick

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:49): It gives me great pleasure to rise and speak about a friend of mine, a friend of the Riverland, a living legend—Howard Hendrick.

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