Opening Day of State Parliament

The 54th Parliament of South Australia will today sit for the first time, with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC to deliver the Governor’s Speech and open the first session.

“The new government has a significant policy agenda to advance as we work towards delivering on our commitments for more jobs, lower costs and better services,” said Premier Steven Marshall.

“We’re pushing ahead with significant reforms, including cutting payroll tax for small businesses in South Australia, slashing ESL bills for households and businesses, deregulating shop trading hours, and reducing land tax.

“Each of these measures is strongly geared towards growing jobs and the economy.

“Every member of the team will be working hard in this first session of the new parliament to ensure we are able to implement the strong policy agenda which we took to the people of South Australia at the State Election.

“The parliament is where much of the hard work required to deliver on our reform agenda will take place, and every member of my government is committed to working constructively and respectfully with all Members of Parliament to deliver outcomes in the best interests of all South Australians.

“This government is committed to openness and accountability, and the way the new parliament operates will certainly reflect that.

“That’s why we will push for Shield Laws and open ICAC hearings into maladministration – measures opposed by Labor in the previous parliament.”

Opening Day Proceedings:
• 11:00am – Swearing-in of new Members and elections of Speaker and President
• 12:05pm – Members proceed to Government House
• 2:30pm – Governor’s Speech
• Question Time in both chambers to follow Governor’s Speech