Speeches

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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Termination of Pregnancy Bill

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.

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Active Club Reboot Round Grants

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (16:00): I would like to speak about some of the grassroots sports in South Australia. As we know, sports are one of the key components of healthy living, growing up and building great communities and societies and are particularly critical to regions and electorates such as Chaffey.  

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Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:41): I would like to speak about some of the achievements that people in the electorate of Chaffey were a part of over the weekend. 

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Riverland and Mallee Vocational Awards

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:11): It gives me great pleasure to stand and talk about last Friday night in the electorate of Chaffey. The vocational awards in Berri, hosted by the Berri Lions Club, is an outstanding event. They are the largest regional vocational awards in the country, so it was a great pleasure to attend the 2020 Riverland and Mallee Vocational Awards at the Berri Hotel.  

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Grievance Debate - Chaffey

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (15:15): It gives me great pleasure to stand and talk about the awards that I have presented to some of the 23 schools in the electorate of Chaffey.

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Renmark High School Redevelopment

Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (11:36): I would like to rise to make a small contribution. Renmark High School is one of the high schools in the Riverland, and I am very, very proud that one of my children attended there for a couple of years before heading down to Adelaide to finish his schooling career. Renmark High School is a very proud school located close to the banks of the beautiful River Murray. It has students from very diverse cultural backgrounds and walks of life and they have been very well regarded in terms of their academic and sporting achievements.

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