Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to first acknowledge and thank all members of the parliament who have made a contribution to this debate. I particularly acknowledge the considerable work of the Hon. Stephen Wade in the other place, who has supervised the passage of the bill through the Legislative Council, and, indeed, a number of the members on all sides of the parliament in that place, in a political sense, who undertook quite a lot of work in the development of what is ultimately before us in the bill.

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Evidence (Reporting on Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill gives effect to a 2011 review by the Hon. Brian Martin AO, QC by substantially lifting existing restrictions against reporting on sexual offences. These limitations do not apply to other types of offences. Further, the bill supports progression of key initiatives in the Attorney-General's purview to support victims through empowering them to report claims of sexual abuse to authorities and provide an open and transparent system for the community—two tenets of the government's justice agenda.

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Legislation (Fees) Bill

Second Reading

Again I find myself thanking the member for Lee for his contribution to this debate and his indication of support from the opposition for the passage of this bill.

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Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

It is with great pleasure that I rise today to introduce the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) Amendment Bill 2019. This bill will establish a permanent court of appeal in South Australia, as a division of the Supreme Court. The benefits that a court of appeal will deliver for South Australia is a more effective and efficient means of disposing the appellate work of the Supreme Court.

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Legal fraternity in support of Court of Appeal as it edges closer to reality

Laws to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia will be introduced to State Parliament today, on the back of stakeholder support for the change.

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Land Acquisition (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to place on the record my appreciation to all members for their contributions. I note that the opposition has indicated that they will reserve their position for now but will indicate further once the shadow cabinet and caucus have been consulted. To the best of my knowledge, briefings have been made available to those who have requested them.

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Major Indictable Review: No tsunami of cases but needs improvement

A review considering the effectiveness of reforms to the management of major indictable offences has recommended changes to the way matters are dealt with, including prescribing time limits for disclosure and priority given to child sexual assault cases.

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Planning Reform

The Parliamentary Briefing on the Planning Reform has been released which includes information and an overview of the Planning and Design Code, it is accessible via https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A83d2f2f3-0d94-4412-9aa1-5f3a3f91d7ff

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The Planning and Design Code – Consultation Open Now

The Planning and Design Code was released on 1 October 2019 for consultation.

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Gambling Adminstration Bill

Second Reading

The Gambling Administration Bill 2019 seeks to regulate and control gambling activities in the state and to repeal the Gambling Administration Act 1995. The Marshall Liberal government is committed to gambling laws that meet contemporary needs and community expectations while maintaining the right balance between reducing the risks and costs to the community and individuals from harm caused by gambling and the maintenance of an economically viable and sociable responsible gambling industry in South Australia.

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