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Tuesday, 23 September 2008 21:55

Address In Reply - SA Parliament

Reprinted from HANSARD

Dr McFETRIDGE (Morphett) (12:25): I enjoy seeing and participating in the formal opening of parliament, with its pomp and ceremony, because it does reinforce in the minds of South Australians, particularly members of parliament, that we are in a very privileged position by having a democracy that works in the way it does and by having members of parliament who do their best to improve the lives of citizens. Part of that process is having a Governor who reads out the government's program. The judiciary, which is an important part of the process of running this state, also comes along. It is an interesting procedure. Unfortunately, on this particular occasion when the Governor was reading the government's speech it did not give many surprises. In fact, it was a bit same old, same old.

Friday, 27 June 2008 23:24

Speed Cameras

More than 1.38 million South Australians – almost the entire population of the State – have been fined for speeding over the past six years. Since 2002, revenue from fines has increased by 70 per cent.

In 2002, 197,400 drivers were fined for speeding. Last year it was 272,500 – a staggering 38 per cent increase. The biggest rise was those caught speeding between 60-69km/h. That has climbed from 1515 offences in 2002 to more than 100,800 last year – a 6500 per cent increase!

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