State’s first Judicial Registrar appointed

A senior civil litigator with over 20 years’ experience has been appointed as South Australia’s first Magistrates Court Judicial Registrar.

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Government appoints new Chair of Legal Services Commission

Internationally respected Adelaide lawyer, Jason Karas has been appointed by the Marshall Government as the next Chairperson of the Legal Services Commission of SA (LSC).

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Tackling anti-social behaviour in the West End

Stronger police powers will remain in force in Adelaide’s West End, with the Government agreeing to extend the declared public precinct in the district for another 12 months.

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New Director of Public Prosecutions to start next week

Supreme Court Justice Martin Hinton will commence work as South Australia’s new Director of Public Prosecutions on Monday 18 November.

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Regulation proposed for foreign lawyers

Lawyers who come to South Australia from overseas and wish to practise foreign law in this state will need to be registered under legislation to be introduced to State Parliament today.  

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Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Classification of Publications, Films and Computer Games) Bill

Second Reading

I am just looking around in case anyone else was inspired to make a contribution on this bill. I thank the member for Badcoe for her indication of support of this bill. There are a couple of matters that have been raised, and I indicate that I share with the member for Badcoe some of the concerns raised in respect of online matters.

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Legal Practitioners (Foreign Lawyers) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill I introduce today is the Legal Practitioners (Foreign Lawyers) Amendment Bill 2019, which amends the Legal Practitioners Act 1981. The main amendments in the bill insert provisions to regulate the practice of foreign law by foreign lawyers in South Australia and to provide for their local registration and regulation.

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Gambling Administration Bill

Second Reading

I thank the member for Lee for his comments in relation to the advancing of these reforms and some foreshadowed amendments that have been considered since the tabling of these bills. May I add two things to the fulsome matters that need to be looked at. One is the question of online gambling and the commitment, which I make here today on behalf of the government, to ensure that a select committee is presented for parliament's consideration to be established to investigate online gambling in both its application and its current regulation, or inadequacy thereto, what protections we have to deal with vulnerable persons—that includes every 18 year old who is eligible to get a phone account—and how we might manage that in the future.

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International Day of People with Disability

Motion

I move to amend the motion as follows:

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Summary Offences (Trespass on Primary Production Premises) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank all members for their contribution to the debate on this bill, in particular the expression of support for the government's bill from the opposition by the member for Kaurna. I also take the opportunity to answer some questions raised by the member for Kaurna during a briefing on the bill, attended by my advisers and the Attorney-General's Department, and during his second reading contribution yesterday.

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