Labor double down on letting criminals vote

Peter Malinauskas and the Labor Party have doubled down on letting convicted sex offenders, such as Vivian Deboo, being able to vote at the next State Election.

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Labor weak on prisoner voting laws

Convicted sex offenders, such as Vivian Deboo, who was yesterday sentenced to six years, seven months and six days by the District Court, would be allowed to vote while in gaol at the next State election under a proposal from the Labor Opposition.

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Stronger penalties for domestic and family violence perpetrators

People who repeatedly breach intervention orders will now face up to four years in jail or fines of up to $20,000, under laws that have now passed State Parliament.

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Women in Agriculture

Motion

I move:

That this house—

(a) raises awareness of the important role women play in agribusiness and in regional South Australia, especially in leadership roles;

(b) notes that women are occupying an increasing number of diverse roles in agribusiness; and

(c) recognises that South Australia continues to encourage more women to pursue careers in agriculture and horticulture as the world's growing demand for our food continues to rise.

 

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Marshall Government seeks to repeal labour hire laws

The Marshall Liberal Government has today introduced legislation aimed at removing labour hire laws introduced by the former government.

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Phoenixing

Ministerial Statement

Today, I am pleased to indicate the government's support for the commonwealth Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2018. Phoenixing activity is not defined in legislation and can encompass both legitimate business rescue activity and the use of serial deliberate insolvency as a business model to avoid paying company debts.

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Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018. This is a bill to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 and the Opal Mining Act 1995.

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Health and Community Services Complaints (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I just want to make a small contribution in relation the bill. I commend the work that has been done in the preparation of this bill, particularly the committee of inquiry, to deal with this question of those who purport to practise. As the Minister for Consumer and Business Services, I have to consider regulation of a lot of professions, and this is one of them. Medical and health practice is a serious profession that has serious consequences if it is not administered safely.

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Supporting people at risk of domestic violence

Recent initiatives of the Marshall Liberal Government aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence have shown promising results in their first month of operation.

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Laws enabling redress scheme begin operation

Laws enabling South Australia’s participation in the National Redress Scheme have now come into effect, allowing non-government institutions to register to take part and people to lodge applications relating to South Australian organisations.

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