Speeches

90 Sec Cashless Debit Card

Last week I was mightily relieved and very pleased that the Senate passed the legislation taking the cashless debit card trial to Bundaberg. Of course, the first community in Australia to embark down this path was Ceduna in my electorate, latterly joined by the East Kimberley and then the Goldfields around Kalgoorlie. It is very important. A pilot cannot continue forever, and Ceduna should not be hung out there on some endless experiment. So to bring this into a larger mainstream community now is very important as we accumulate the details and information we need with the view of rolling it out at other communities around Australia.

I would particularly like to thank the retiring mayor of Ceduna, Alan Suter. Alan has been the mayor for about 11 years and has been resolute. Since the 2011 report of the South Australian coroner, which went into the deaths of six individuals in the Ceduna area caused by sleeping rough or sleeping on the road in the middle of transport corridors, he has worked tirelessly to bring about change in the community. In an earlier time, he actually brought the Far West Football League back into existence after it had fallen into suspension over violence-on-field issues. He has been an exemplary member of his community and a great mayor. I wish him all the best in retirement.

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Electorate Office Port Pirie
Street Address:
104 Ellen Street
Port Pirie SA 5540

Local Call: 1300 301 742
Phone: (08) 8633 1744
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PO Box 296
Port Pirie SA 5540

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Whyalla SA 5600

Local Call: 1300 301 651
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KADINA SA 5554
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