Senate debates

Thursday, 18 June 2020


South Australia: Tourism

11:53 am

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to add Senator Griff's name as a co-sponsor to Senator Di Natale's motion No. 694?

Leave granted.

Thank you. Before moving general business notice of motion No. 698 at the request of Senator Griff, I wish to inform the chamber that Senators Gallacher, Farrell, Wong and Marielle Smith and I will also sponsor the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Griff, Gallacher, Farrell, Wong and Marielle Smith, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Victorian Premier, Mr Daniel Andrews, yesterday, said of South Australia, "Why would anyone want to go there?";

(b) presumes he actually meant "why wouldn't everyone want to go there?";

(c) recognises that approximately 40% of South Australia's interstate tourism market comes from Victoria;

(d) acknowledges the many reasons why thousands of Victorians travel to South Australia each year, including (but not limited to): Kangaroo Island; the Fleurieu Peninsula; the Flinders Ranges; the Adelaide Hills; the Barossa Valley; McLaren Vale; Coonawarra; Port Lincoln; Port Pirie; Renmark and all the regions; world class food and wine; real iced coffee; houseboats on the Murray; the Christmas Pageant; the Adelaide Festival; the Adelaide Fringe; fritz; FruChocs; the Tour Down Under; the city parklands; Vili's pies; Haigh's; the Adelaide Strikers, Port Power, the Crows, and no congestion;

(e) calls on Premier Andrews to take a moment, enjoy some FruChocs and a Farmers Union (real) Iced Coffee and concede that South Australia is a wonderful, vibrant and welcoming tourist destination; and

(f) encourages all Australians to back the South Australian Tourism 'Welcome Back Campaign' which looks forward to welcoming all Aussies to '#IchooseSA' as borders re-open.

Question agreed to.