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March 2021

17 Mar 2021

Federal Parliament

Adjournment Speech: The story of REDARC Electronics

Back in Parliament and doing one of the things I enjoy most as a Senator – bringing prominence to amazing South Australian businesses that are providing great employment opportunities for...

February 2021

4 Feb 2021

Federal Parliament

Highlighting the work of RSB in the Senate

'Operation K9' lead by the Royal Society of the Blind (RSB) is changing the lives of so many, especially our veterans suffering from PTSD. This week in the Chamber, I was...

December 2020

2 Dec 2020

Federal Parliament

Disaster Relief Australia Speech: 1 December

Almost one year has passed since bushfires started burning across South Australia causing loss of life and devastation. The impact of the 'Black Summer' fires is still being felt by...

November 2020

11 Nov 2020

Federal Parliament

Field of Remembrance vandalism

Each year in the lead up to Remembrance Day, South Australian school children and veterans place crosses on the lawns near the National War Memorial, building the RSL's 'Field of...

September 2020

June 2020

17 Jun 2020

Federal Parliament

Thank you, paramedics

Senator McLACHLAN (South Australia) (20:23): I wish to pay tribute to all of the paramedics in Australia, especially those in my home state of South Australia. In many ways they...
15 Jun 2020

Federal Parliament

COVID-19: Economic Support and Recovery Motion

Senator McLACHLAN (South Australia) (16:12): I rise to speak against the motion moved by Senator Siewert. The motion asks the Senate to note a bill that they’ve introduced, and also...

February 2020

26 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Maiden Speech in the Senate

Senator McLachlan (South Australia) (17:01): Thank you, Mr President, and I wish to thank you for your kind welcome to the Senate. I also thank you for your wisdom and...
5 Feb 2020

Federal Parliament

Valedictory

The PRESIDENT: I call the Hon. Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC. The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (17:16): Thank you, Mr President. I would like to congratulate you on your election to the...

December 2019

10 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Adjournment Debate

The PRESIDENT (17:17): I would like to thank all the members for their support and forbearance, in particular the whip officers and their staff. I thank the Clerk and the...
10 Dec 2019

State Parliament

Return to Work, Health Benefits

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Ms Franks. The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Thank you, Mr President, for the call, and I believe congratulations are in order for your nomination for the Senate...

October 2019

August 2019

December 2018

6 Dec 2018

State Parliament

Adjournment Debate

The traditional Adjournment Motion is moved at the end of the last Sitting Day of the Parliamentary Year and allows Members to speak on any matter they see fit. Traditionally...

May 2018

29 May 2018

State Parliament

Members, New and Former

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (15:36): I seek leave to move a motion without notice expressing the thanks of the council to former members and to welcome new members. Leave...
3 May 2018

State Parliament

President, Election

The CLERK: I inform the council of the resignation of the Hon. R.P. Wortley as President of the Legislative Council. The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer) (11:26): I move: That the...

November 2017

29 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Police Ombudsman’s Annual Report

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (17:26): In respect of this motion, the Liberal Party notes the allegations that are made in the Police Ombudsman’s report, acknowledges that they are very serious...
29 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Adelaide Architecture

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (15:58): Adelaide was founded with such aspiration. The city was planned by Light and settled by those freely seeking a better life, rather than arriving in...
29 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Select Committee on Chemotherapy Dosing Errors

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. A.L. McLachlan: That the report of the select committee be noted. (Continued from 15 November 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (21:09): I wish to...
29 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Electoral (Candidate Declarations) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 15 November 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (00:11): I rise to speak to the Electoral (Candidate Declarations) Amendment Bill 2017. I speak on...
16 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (11:54): I rise to speak to the Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill 2017. I speak on behalf of the Liberal opposition and indicate that we...
16 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Terror Suspect Detention) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 14 November 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (12:26): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Terror Suspect Detention) Bill. I speak on...
16 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Explosives) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 19 October 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (12:48): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Explosives) Bill. I speak on behalf of...
15 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Bullying) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (22:29): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2017. I indicate to the chamber that the Liberal Party will be supporting the second...
15 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Victims of Crime (Victims Rights) Amendment Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (22:57): I rise to speak on behalf of the Liberal opposition in relation to the Victims of Crime (Victims Rights) Amendment Bill. I advise the chamber...
14 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Extremist Material) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 18 October 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (17:40): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Extremist Material) Bill. I speak on behalf...
14 Nov 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Sentencing) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 18 October 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (17:45): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Sentencing) Bill. I speak on behalf of...

October 2017

31 Oct 2017

State Parliament

Public Interest Disclosure Bill – Conference

Conference The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) (11:05): I have to report that the managers...
31 Oct 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (SACAT No. 2) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 28 September 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:38): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (SACAT No. 2) Bill. I am the...
31 Oct 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 28 September 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:48): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill. I speak on behalf...
18 Oct 2017

State Parliament

Craft Guilds

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (15:43): Guilds have existed in Europe for centuries as a means of bringing together like-minded souls to govern and promote their towns’ special attributes. Craft guilds...

September 2017

August 2017

10 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Universities) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:07): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Universities) Bill. The lead speaker for the Liberal Party was the Hon. Jing Lee, who delivered a...
8 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Public Interest Disclosure Bill – Conference

Conference The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) (14:21): I move: That the sitting of the council be...
8 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Bail (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 3 August 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:00): I rise to speak to the Bail (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I...
3 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Summary Procedure (Service) Amendment Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:00): I rise to speak to the Summary Procedure (Service) Amendment Bill 2017. I speak on behalf of my Liberal colleagues and indicate that the Liberal...
2 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Walk for a Veteran March

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (15:36): This Saturday last, I joined the 2017 Walk for a Veteran march along Adelaide’s beaches at its midpoint, joining the march at the Largs Bay...
2 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Private Members Motion | Significant Trees

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. M.C. Parnell: That this council— 1. Notes the importance of significant trees to our urban environment and amenity; 2. Notes that over 1,100 South...
2 Aug 2017

State Parliament

Private Members Motion | Palestine

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:11): I rise to speak to the motion of the Hon. T. Franks. I speak in my own personal capacity. I will not be supporting the...

July 2017

June 2017

20 Jun 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 1 June 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:29 :33 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving)...

May 2017

31 May 2017

State Parliament

Royal Air Force Bomber Command

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:28 :00 ): I rise to speak on the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, which served during World War II. On Sunday 4 June 2017...
16 May 2017

State Parliament

Sentencing Bill

Second Reading Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 2 March 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:32 :38 ): I rise to speak to the Sentencing Bill. I speak...
11 May 2017

State Parliament

Children and Young People (Safety) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:55 :49 ): I rise to speak to the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill. I speak on behalf of my Liberal colleagues. I advise...
9 May 2017

State Parliament

Millhouse, Hon. R.R. – Condolence

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 14:47 :21 ): I rise to support the motion. I wish to record my sadness at the passing of the Hon. Robin Millhouse RFD QC...

April 2017

11 Apr 2017

State Parliament

Summary Procedure (Indictable Offences) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 2 March 2017.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:31 :52 ): I rise to speak to the Summary Procedure (Indictable Offences) Amendment Bill...

March 2017

30 Mar 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill

Committee Stage In committee. (Continued from 28 March 2017.) Clause 22. The ACTING CHAIR ( Hon. T.T. Ngo ): We are at clause 22, and the Hon. Andrew McLachlan has...

February 2017

28 Feb 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Simplify) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (16:46 :59): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Simplify) Bill, which was introduced in the other place by the Premier late last...
16 Feb 2017

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:59 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill. I speak on behalf of my Liberal colleagues who grace this chamber...
15 Feb 2017

State Parliament

Public Interest Disclosure Bill – Committee Stage

In committee. Clause 1. The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: I will set the scene for the amendments before we progress through the clauses of the bill. The Liberal Party articulated its...

December 2016

November 2016

17 Nov 2016

State Parliament

Police Complaints and Discipline Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:20 ): I rise to speak to the Police Complaints and Discipline Bill 2016. I speak on behalf of my Liberal colleagues. The Liberal opposition...
17 Nov 2016

State Parliament

Public Interest Disclosure Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:59 ): I rise to speak on the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2016, and I speak on behalf of the Liberal members in the chamber...
16 Nov 2016

State Parliament

Matter of Interest | Legacy

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:52 ): I rise today to speak about Legacy. All in this chamber would be aware of my strong support for the Australian Defence Force...
1 Nov 2016

State Parliament

Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:34 ): I rise to speak to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill 2016. I am the lead speaker for the Liberal opposition and I...

October 2016

20 Oct 2016

State Parliament

Public Sector (Data Sharing) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:50 ): I rise to speak to the Public Sector (Data Sharing) Bill 2016. The Liberal Party is supporting the second reading of the bill...

September 2016

20 Sep 2016

State Parliament

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 6 July 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:36 ): I rise to speak to the Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016, and...

August 2016

4 Aug 2016

State Parliament

Retirement Villages Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:25 ): I rise to speak to the Retirement Villages Bill 2016. My comments on this bill are in support of those of the Hon...

July 2016

26 Jul 2016

State Parliament

Residential Tenancies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 23 June 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:42 ): I rise to speak to the Residential Tenancies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016. I...
26 Jul 2016

State Parliament

Justices of the Peace (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 5 July 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:50 ): I rise to speak to the Justices of the Peace (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill...
6 Jul 2016

State Parliament

Matter of Interest | Australian Defence Force

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:34 ): It is my view that South Australia should be doing much more for the welfare of individuals who have left the defence forces...
5 Jul 2016

State Parliament

Notaries Public Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 9 June 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:51 ): I rise to speak to the Notaries Public Bill 2016. The Liberal Party...

June 2016

8 Jun 2016

State Parliament

Motion | Medical Treatment Consent

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. K. L. Vincent: That this council— 1. Notes the recent New Zealand case of Charley Hooper, the now 10-year-old girl whose parents had her...
8 Jun 2016

State Parliament

Matter of Interest | Battle of Pozieres

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:26 ): This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Pozieres. The Battle of Pozieres took place in the Somme Valley between 2...
7 Jun 2016

State Parliament

Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 24 May 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:59 :31 ): I rise to speak to the Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill...

May 2016

24 May 2016

State Parliament

Real Property (Electronic Conveyancing) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 18 May 2016.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:31 :55 ): I rise to speak to the Real Property (Electronic Conveyancing) Amendment Bill...
18 May 2016

State Parliament

Motion | Women’s Legal Service

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. J.S. Lee: That this council— 1.Congratulates the Women’s Legal Service for celebrating its 20th anniversary in October 2015; 2. Acknowledges the significant work and...

April 2016

13 Apr 2016

State Parliament

Motion | Coronial Inquest

Adjourned debate on motion of J.A. Darley: That this council calls on the Attorney-General to order, pursuant to section 21(1)(b) of the Coroners Act, a coronial inquest into the circumstances...

March 2016

24 Mar 2016

State Parliament

Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 11:41 :52 ): I thought I would make a contribution at the third reading, so I rise to speak on the Planning, Development and Infrastructure...
22 Mar 2016

State Parliament

Local Nuisance and Litter Control Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:36 :48 ): I rise to speak to the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Bill 2015. I speak on behalf of my Liberal colleagues in...
10 Mar 2016

State Parliament

Victims of Crime (Compensation) Amendment Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 11:54 :07 ): I rise to speak to the Victims of Crime (Compensation) Amendment Bill 2015. This bill was introduced in the other place last...
10 Mar 2016

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:51 :16 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Bill 2015, and I speak on behalf of my fellow Liberal members...

February 2016

24 Feb 2016

State Parliament

Matter of Interest | Police Boards

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:51 :16 ): The police perform a vital role in protecting the community by preventing, detecting and investigating crime. All in this chamber would be...
10 Feb 2016

State Parliament

Youth Justice Administration Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 2 December 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 11:18 :47 ): I rise to speak to the Youth Justice Administration Bill 2015. I...
10 Feb 2016

State Parliament

Government House Precinct Land Dedication Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 1 December 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 11:28 :48 ): I rise to speak to the Government House Precinct Land Dedication Bill...

December 2015

19 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Motion | Wind Farm Developments

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. D.W. Ridgway: 1. That a select committee of the Legislative Council be established to investigate wind farm developments in South Australia, with the following...
9 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Motion | Radio Adelaide

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:30 :22 ): I too wish to lend my support to the passing of this motion in the chamber. The motion has seven limbs; I...
9 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Motion | Female Genital Mutilation

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 21:07 :40 ): I rise to support the motion. As I have indicated to the chamber, I will be supporting the passing of the motion...
9 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Motion | Borderline Personality Disorder

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1.Recognises that the first week of October each year has been declared Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week; and 2.Acknowledges...
9 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Motion | The Jam, The Mix, The Gig

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks: That this council— 1. Acknowledges the extraordinary work of The Jam, The Mix, The Gig (The JMG)—a longstanding and successful community arts...
2 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Bicameral Representation

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:41 :58 ): I rise to defend the honour of the Legislative Council. I wish to speak in response to the intellectually bereft article recently...
1 Dec 2015

State Parliament

Tattooing Industry Control Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 19 November 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 22:28 ): The Liberal Party will be supporting the second reading of this bill. The...

November 2015

17 Nov 2015

State Parliament

Evidence (Records and Documents) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 27 October 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:49 ): I rise to speak to the Evidence (Records and Documents) Amendment Bill 201...
17 Nov 2015

State Parliament

Surveillance Devices Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 27 October 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:57 ): I rise to set out the Liberal Party’s position in respect of this...

October 2015

29 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Firearms Offences) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 15 October 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:35 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Firearms Offences) Bill 2015, and...
28 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Free Trade Agreements

Adjourned debate on motion of the Hon. J.S. Lee: That this council— 1. Recognises the benefits of free trade agreements to South Australian businesses and the economy; and 2. Acknowledges...
15 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Terrorism) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 23 September 2015.) The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:59 ): I rise to speak to this bill and set out the Liberal Party...
14 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Lone Pine

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:30 ): In August this year I had the privilege of being a member of a delegation of this parliament that represented the people of...
14 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Evidence (Journalists) Amendment Bill

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:09 ): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Evidence Act 1929. Read a first time...
14 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Memories of Lemnos

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. J.S. Lee: That this council— 1. Congratulates the Organisation of Hellene and Hellene-Cypriot Women of Australia (SA) for its efforts to commemorate the centenary...
14 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee: Annual Review

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. G.A. Kandelaars: That the report of the committee, on its Annual Review into Public Integrity and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, be noted. (Continued...
14 Oct 2015

State Parliament

Hon. J.M. Fraser

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 22:43 ): I rise in support of the motion. I thank and congratulate the Hon. Tung Ngo for bringing this motion to the attention of...

September 2015

July 2015

29 Jul 2015

State Parliament

Yellow Ribbon Project

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:48 ): I rise to speak about the Yellow Ribbon Project. This project was established in Singapore as a multifaceted national initiative which aims to...

June 2015

30 Jun 2015

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witness) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:20 :17 ): I rise to speak on behalf of the Liberal Party in respect of the Statutes Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses) Bill. The Liberal Party...
18 Jun 2015

State Parliament

Statutes Amendment (Youth Court) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:36 :01 ): I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Youth Court) Bill 2015. I will be speaking on behalf of the Liberal opposition...
18 Jun 2015

State Parliament

Judicial Conduct Commissioner Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:46 :20 ): I rise to speak to the Judicial Conduct Commissioner Bill 2015 and set out the Liberal Party position. The Liberal Party will...
16 Jun 2015

State Parliament

Supply Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:29 :08 ): In accordance with convention, I express my support for the Supply Bill for the appropriation of $3.29 billion from the Consolidated Account...
3 Jun 2015

State Parliament

Boer War

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:37 :25 ): Members on their way to the council this week may have noticed at the foot of the striking equestrian memorial to our...

May 2015

6 May 2015

State Parliament

Sampson Flat and Tantanoola Bushfires

That this council— 1. Acknowledges with gratitude the inspirational efforts of the emergency services staff and volunteers in fighting the Sampson Flat and Tantanoola bushfires which resulted in the declaration...

March 2015

24 Mar 2015

State Parliament

Condolence Motion – Hon Trevor Griffin

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:14 ): I rise to add my voice to the tributes of the life of the Hon. Trevor Griffin and to support the condolence motion...

February 2015

27 Feb 2015

State Parliament

Address in Reply

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:26 ): I am pleased to support the motion for the adoption of the Address in Reply. I acknowledge the service of the Governor, His...
25 Feb 2015

State Parliament

Defence Reserves Support Council

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:30 ): I move: That the council acknowledges the contribution of the Defence Reserves Support Council (SA), Air Force, Army and Navy Reservists and employers...
11 Feb 2015

State Parliament

St Johns Ambulance Australia

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:52 ): I rise today to speak about the work of St John Ambulance and to pay tribute to their incredible efforts during the Sampson...

December 2014

3 Dec 2014

State Parliament

Stolen Generations (Compensation) Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 22:10 ): I rise to support this bill. The forcible removal of Aboriginal children is a terrible chapter in our history and one which we...

November 2014

19 Nov 2014

State Parliament

University of Adelaide (140th Anniversary)

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 16:01 ): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that 2014 is the 140 th anniversary of the University of Adelaide; 2. Acknowledges the significant...
12 Nov 2014

State Parliament

RSL Virtual War Memorial

The PRESIDENT: How many times a day must I call upon the honourable and gallant Mr McLachlan? The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:31 ): There can never be too many...

September 2014

24 Sep 2014

State Parliament

Benefits of Second Language Learning

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:30 ): Thank you, Mr President, for that compliment. Earlier this month my attention was drawn to an announcement by the federal Liberal government of...

July 2014

2 Jul 2014

State Parliament

Australian Federation Reform

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:32 ): The workings of the federation should be of the utmost importance to the members of this chamber, as well as those in the...

June 2014

19 Jun 2014

State Parliament

Supply Bill

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:20 ): I rise today to speak on the Supply Bill and to support its second reading. I begin by acknowledging the importance of this...
4 Jun 2014

State Parliament

Financial Services

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:28 ): Many in this chamber will recall that before I came to this place I worked at the University of Adelaide at the International...

May 2014

8 May 2014

State Parliament

Maiden Speech

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:02 ): Thank you, Mr President. I am pleased to support the motion for adoption of the Address in Reply, and I thank His Excellency...
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