Automatic suppression gone

Automatic suppression orders imposed on proceedings involving people accused of sex offences will be a thing of the past, under laws which passed State Parliament yesterday.

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Court of Appeal to commence sittings in 2021

South Australia’s new dedicated Court of Appeal is set to begin operations at the start of next year, Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman announced today.

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The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporated (Objects) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporated (Objects) Amendment Bill 2020. The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporated is a significant philanthropic and charitable organisation providing assistance to thousands of needy South Australians each year. The institution was founded in 1881 with the objects of carrying out the trusts of the will of Dr William Wyatt. In 1935, the institution was continued through enactment of The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporation Act 1935 to provide for its ongoing incorporation and to make provision for the administration of the institution.

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Statutes Amendment (Bail Authorities) Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporated (Objects) Amendment Bill 2020. The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporated is a significant philanthropic and charitable organisation providing assistance to thousands of needy South Australians each year. The institution was founded in 1881 with the objects of carrying out the trusts of the will of Dr William Wyatt. In 1935, the institution was continued through enactment of The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Incorporation Act 1935 to provide for its ongoing incorporation and to make provision for the administration of the institution.

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Kangaroo Island Bushfire Response

I rise to make a contribution in relation to this matter—given the statements made by the member for Mawson. Can I start by saying that he represents, in this chamber, the people of Kangaroo Island. There are a number of other members here who represent districts that have not only been hurt by fire in this season but will be again. So I do understand the passion that is invoked in relation to people who represent areas where there has been human tragedy and disaster, property loss, livestock damage, the incineration of wildlife and the like. It is a very difficult time.

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South Australian Bushfires

Motion

I rise to endorse the comments of the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition and thank them both for their contribution to the chamber expressing the sentiment of so many of us in seeing what has transpired during the bushfire season for 2019-20 in South Australia. Most of us were following the three major fires on Yorke Peninsula, the Adelaide Hills and then Kangaroo Island over a time when we were expected to be preparing for and enjoying the Christmas and holiday season during which our state was alight in those regions.

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First appointment to new Court of Appeal

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced that eminent barrister, Mark Livesey QC, has been appointed to South Australia’s new Court of Appeal.

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Productivity Commission to assess best fuel pricing option for South Australia

The State Government has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate various policy models regarding the transparency of fuel prices across the State.

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Prosecutor appointed to the District Court

Respected prosecutor Ian Press SC has been appointed to South Australia’s District Court.

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Two District Court Judges appointed

Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman has today announced two experienced South Australian lawyers will be appointed as judges of the District Court, replacing Judge Paul Rice, who retired earlier this month, and Judge Jack Costello, who will retire in January next year.

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