Today, I would like to draw the house's attention to a couple of international days when we celebrate various matters. The first is the International Day of People with Disability, which is on 3 December, this Saturday. This day helps the community to focus on those people who live with disability. An important role we have as a society and also as a government is to ensure that we enable those people living with disability not only to engage fully in the community but also to live with dignity.
I rise in support of the Magistrates Court (Nunga Court) Amendment Bill and in doing so acknowledge that this bill delivers on the government's election commitment to our Aboriginal affairs policy to legislate to protect and strengthen our Nunga Courts so that they have a formal and recognised place in our justice system.
Today, I would like to bring to the house's attention one of the events that has returned to Gawler and was missing for a couple of years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, the two Rotary clubs of Gawler—the Gawler Rotary Club and the Gawler Light Rotary Club—combine to hold the village fair. The village fair is held in Pioneer Park at the northern end of Murray Street on the first Saturday in November of each year.
I rise to briefly speak in support of this bill. I just remind members what this bill is about. I think it is very important to remind ourselves what this is about. What is the bill for? It is called the New Women's and Children's Hospital Bill 2022.
I would like to speak in support of this report and recommendation from the Public Works Committee, in terms of upgrading facilities for the SES in the southern suburbs. My view would be that any upgrading of facilities for our emergency services, particularly for those that are volunteer based, is worthy of our support and also worthy of our support in our community.
Today, I would like to touch on a couple of issues involving young people in my community. At the outset, I would like to indicate my huge pride in the young people in my electorate. Often, young people get a bad run in both the media and in community discussions. Certainly, the young people in my electorate are people we can be proud of and there are a couple of examples I would like to provide.
I rise in support of this bill. Back in November 2021, the then Liberal state government passed its Motor Vehicles (Electric Vehicle Levy) Amendment Bill. That act introduced a levy on electric vehicles and a requirement for the Legislative Council to appoint a select committee into electric vehicles. The levy was based on a distance-based charge for electric vehicles as an addition for the registration of an electric vehicle. The levy also was to commence on or earlier than 1 July 2027, or when electric vehicle sales reached 30 per cent of the total new motor vehicle sales in South Australia.
This week is Anti-Poverty Week. The week is about highlighting the plight and experience of people living in poverty in our community. It is very important during this week to tackle the problem of poverty and its impact on both adults and children. Part of the week is to make sure that we understand what we can do, as a government, community or society to tackle poverty in this country.
As a former road safety minister, this is an issue that is obviously dear to my heart. When you see the data about road crashes and the deaths on our roads, as well as the pain caused to the families and friends of those people who die on our roads, and when you see some of the causes of those deaths—which were avoidable—it really does make you think about what we need to do to get the message across.