Surrogacy Reform

Ministerial Statement

Surrogacy is the practice of a woman becoming pregnant with a child who may or may not be genetically related to her, carrying the pregnancy and giving birth to the child for another family, who may then become the legal parents of the child. Surrogacy is a complex and sensitive subject that raises many ethical, legal and other issues and implications. It is a topic that attracts strong and often conflicting views.

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Public comment now open on surrogacy reforms

The Marshall Liberal Government is calling for members of the public to have their say on proposed surrogacy reforms, in response to a new report highlighting a range of areas for reform.

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Greater transparency for the ICAC

The government has today reintroduced a bill to Parliament aimed at delivering greater transparency to South Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog, a key election commitment made by the Marshall Liberal Government to ensure open and transparent Government.

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Gambling regulation reforms pass State Parliament

The State Government has welcomed passage of legislation to progress important reforms to the way the gambling sector in South Australia is regulated.

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Extended police station opening hours delivered

The Marshall Liberal Government is fulfilling its promise to extend the opening hours of police stations at Glenelg, Henley Beach, and Norwood, with the new hours coming into effect tomorrow.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for presenting the same. Other speakers have outlined significant demand for us to be alert and active in remedying this scourge on our community, particularly women and children.

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Liberal Government to fix Labor’s home detention mess

The Marshall Liberal Government is working as quickly as possible to fix Labor’s inadequate sentencing legislation, in a number of areas including home detention.

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Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to support the Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill and commend the Hon. Stephen Wade of the other place, our Minister for Health and Wellbeing and all things to do with having a great life, for this important initiative, a first in Australia, which needs to be progressed in a staged manner in its unique form. This starts with the legislation and the bill before us. It will be followed, I am advised, by a charter of rights and freedoms for vulnerable adults and the regulations and comprehensive code of conduct, yet to be developed. These are the machinery operations in respect of how this may operate

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Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill

Second Reading

The Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill 2018 amends the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929 and the Summary Offences Act 1953. This bill establishes new offences to deal with administering or facilitating the use or establishment of child exploitation material websites and provides a means for the police to compel a suspect or third party to provide information or assistance that will allow access to encrypted or other restricted-access computer material that is reasonably suspected to relate to criminal activities.

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Remembrance Day

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank both the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, who speak in this parliament on behalf of all South Australians, for this important recognition and the ongoing future recognition of those who serve to protect freedoms.

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