Yesterday, the Minister for Planning in a media statement mentioned that there were around 700 submissions to the planning and design law review, including 40 submissions from councils across the state. First of all, I would like to congratulate the minister for undertaking the review and also the panel he assembled to oversee the review.
I rise to speak in support of this amendment bill, the Burial and Cremation (Interment Rights) Amendment Bill. One of the things people get really emotional about is burial places. It is obviously a time of grief when people bury members of their family or friends. While that grief goes away, the connection to that place and also to that person is very important, so when those places are in some way interfered with, it does generate a lot of emotion and grief again. That is right across many cultures and people with different faiths, and people with no faith. People do see places where people are buried or interred as places of sanctity; in other words, they are places that need to be held in a great deal of respect.
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.