Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I was referring to the opposition's foreshadowed amendment, which persists in attempting to amend section 71 even further (and differently, really) than the government's proposed tightening of the application of this home detention position. With that, they had added to it an acknowledgement that there is an exception that needs to be taken into account, namely, that those who are engaged in young love—usually young teenagers—will, under the government's model, have some protection and be able to be considered differently if there is a three-year age gap between them.

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Public Trustee returns focus to core functions

Changes in consumer needs and getting back to its core business has led to the Public Trustee to amend the way it delivers services covering the making of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

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Two new District Court Judges appointed

South Australia’s District Court will soon welcome two new judges, with the appointments of experienced lawyers Jo-Anne Deuter and Michael Durrant confirmed today.

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Marshall Government commits $3.2m to Aged Care Royal Commission

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will commit $3.2 million to set up a SA Government response unit, solely focussed on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill

Second Reading

I wish to thank members for their contributions to this debate. Some were lively, some entertaining, some less helpful, some significant and some that I thought were going to cause some health problems for some of the contributors. Nevertheless, I am pleased to see that those sitting immediately adjacent to me are still alive.

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Public Works Committee: Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration

Motion

I rise to speak to the report of the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration Works Project. I thank members of the Public Works Committee, including of course the new Chair, the member for Kavel. I appreciate the contribution they have made to the parliament. Clearly, they are active and passionate in their work on the Public Works Committee, which personally I think is one of the most important committees that we have in the parliament. They have undertaken their role of scrutinising this project so that it not only be fit for purpose but be of public value and, of course, value for money.

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Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill

Second Reading

Today, the government introduces the Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill 2019 to make two amendments to legislation to support the ongoing implementation of the review into the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 conducted in 2016 by the Hon. Mr Tim Anderson QC. As members would be aware, in 2017 the former government commenced the Liquor Review Act, giving effect to recommendations of the Anderson review.

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Stronger protections for residential parks residents

People who live in residential parks will have greater protections available to them under legislation that has now passed State Parliament.

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TAFE SA Reviews

Motion

I rise to support the motion and to thank the member for Heysen for bringing it before the parliament. I oppose the amendment that has been submitted.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Concerns have been raised in the media and in parliament regarding the categories of offenders in relation to whom home detention is available as a sentencing option for the court under the Sentencing Act 2017 (the Sentencing Act).

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