Domestic Violence Scheme offers support to South Australians at risk

Nearly 200 requests for information have been made in the first eight months of the trial of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

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Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2018 and it is with much pride that I do so. I had wondered, given the history of this matter, whether we would ever come to this day, but I am proud to say that we have. The outline of the proposed legislation, which has had scrutiny through its introduction and passage in the other place, has been a valuable addition.

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Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce the Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019. The proposed amendments are largely in support of the review into the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, conducted by the Hon. Mr Tim Anderson QC in 2016, which led to the passage of the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017 (the Liquor Review Act).

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Associations Incorporation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (the act) regulates the creation, operation and dissolution of incorporated associations in South Australia. The act is administered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, which is part of Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

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Emergency Services Assault legislation passes Parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government has today passed legislation through Parliament which will see the strongest penalties in the State’s history for emergency service worker assaults.

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Lobbyists (Restrictions on Lobbying) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank the member for Kaurna for his contribution on behalf of the opposition, notwithstanding that it appears that, even with briefings, he is reserving the opposition's determination on whether they support this bill or not. The briefings have been provided. I note that the member raises what he claims are apparent inconsistencies between the contribution to the parliament and the recordings of Mr Tom Richardson in InDaily articles on 31 May 2018 to 16 May 2019. We do not accept those claims of inconsistency.

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Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) (No. 2) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to firstly thank the shadow minister and the member for Heysen for their contributions. I thank the member for Heysen for his interest in this law reform in relation to a number of areas but particularly spent convictions. I note the indication by the opposition that they will support the bill but have some questions.

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Greater powers to fight online child pornography

News laws cracking down on people who distribute or help distribute child pornography online have now passed State Parliament.

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Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill 2018 that I introduce into parliament today gives effect to the government's commitment to provide children and young people with drug dependency problems treatment for up to 12 months and to enable parents to legally force their children to attend drug treatment programs. Measures such as those in the bill are not proposed lightly by this government. They attempt to strike the correct balance between respecting the rights and autonomy of children and our special obligation to care for and protect children.

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Review recommends cutting sentencing discounts

Significantly lower sentencing discounts would be available to serious offenders who admit their guilt within four weeks of their first court appearance, under recommendations made through an independent review of South Australia’s sentencing discount scheme.

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