Emergency Services Assaults Bill receives further boost

The State Government will move to toughen up aspects of its proposed changes to the laws around assaults against emergency services workers, ahead of debate on the Bill in Parliament today.

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Senior Prosecutor appointed to Magistrates Court

A senior prosecutor with broad experience in criminal, civil, coronial and child protection matters has today been appointed to the Magistrates Court in South Australia.

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New legislation introduced to tighten lobbying rules

Measures aimed at strengthening South Australia’s lobbying laws have been introduced to State Parliament today.

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Domestic Violence Scheme identifies new people at risk

The new South Australian initiative aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence is showing strong results, including identifying potential victims who had previously never reached out to support services.

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Statutes Amendment (Screening) Bill

Second Reading

I would like to commence by thanking all those who have contributed to the debate on the screening bill and for the comments that have been made. The theme I have received from the lead speaker for the opposition has been translated in various forms through a number of speakers from the opposition.

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Criminal Law Consolidation (Assaults on Prescribed Emergency Workers) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce the Criminal Law Consolidation (Assaults on Prescribed Emergency Workers) Amendment Bill 2019. The bill is incredibly important in providing assurance to our front-line emergency workers by better protecting the state's police, emergency services workers, front-line medical officers and other law enforcement officers from assaults. The major purpose of this bill is to create a new offence in the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 where a person spits at or throws or otherwise applies blood, saliva, semen, faeces or urine on a prescribed emergency worker in the course of their duties.

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Tougher penalties added to protect Emergency Service Workers

Proposed laws which will be introduced to State Parliament today will see tough penalties imposed on people who spit on or throw biological material at police, corrections officers or other emergency services workers, as well as an increase to the maximum penalty for certain offences involving the assault of police and other emergency service workers.

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Statutes Amendment (Screening) Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill for an act to amend the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016, the Children's Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements and Related Amendments) Act 2017 and the Disability Inclusion Act 2018. The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 and the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 as previously passed by this parliament are important pieces of legislation to protect, support and include people with disability and children.

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Controlled Substances (Drug Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Controlled Substances (Drug Offences) Amendment Bill, presented to us as a private member's bill by the member for Elizabeth, and indicate that the government on this side of the house has considered the matter and formed the view that the amendment does not justify the proposed law changes outlined in it, and we will be opposing the same.

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Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to indicate the government's support for the Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill introduced by the member for—I was going to say the grandmother of the house. Is that allowed these days? Is it politically correct to say that?

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