Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (12:57): It is with great pleasure that I rise on behalf of the opposition to support the motion. I indicate that, as shadow minister, I have enjoyed a terrific working relationship with Commissioner Burns, as indeed have the members for Stuart and Morphett (as shadow ministers) prior to me. Were it not for the late hour of this debate, where we have only two minutes until the closure of private members time, I know that those two members in particular would have very much enjoyed the opportunity to rise to express their personal appreciation, as well as on behalf of the opposition.
Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (15:12): Thank goodness for small mercies. A government with absolutely no idea what they are doing, with the support of about one in three voters in South Australia, entering their second year—a year when the Premier said that we would have our socks knocked off by the boldness of their policy agenda.
Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (10:47): It gives me great pleasure today to introduce into the House of Assembly the Family Relationships (Surrogacy) Amendment Bill. I acknowledge and appreciate that the Hon. John Dawkins MLC is in the gallery today to see the House of Assembly first give consideration to this bill.
The fifteenth issue of Morialta Matters is a budget edition which explains the impact the Weatherill Government's state budget will have on you and your family. There is also local news, information about Morialta and some of the services my office can provide included.
Minister for Youth Zoe Bettison made an embarrassing gaffe in Parliament yesterday, claiming that the Government's Youth Justice Administration Bill had been introduced in Parliament last year, when in fact it had not.