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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (17:03): I, too, rise to make a contribution on this very emotive issue. We know that there are many representatives in this chamber who have been lobbied for a significant period of time. Those people have gone to their representatives, their members of parliament, to express their view and, in most instances, to express an opinion. They have opinions far and wide, but they have an opinion one way or the other.