Motions: South Australia Tourism
Senator Patrick: I seek leave to add Senator Griff's name as a co-sponsor to Senator Di Natale's motion No. 694?
Senator Patrick: 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.