Henley residents deserted by local Labor MP

The Labor Member for Colton, Paul Caica, is under fire after it was revealed he supported
cutting the Henley Beach Police Station’s night time opening hours.

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Home is no place for convicted drug dealers

The State Liberals will move to amend the Home Detention Act to ensure criminals convicted of
serious drug trafficking offences are not allowed to serve their sentence as home detention.

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Gillman costs keep skyrocketing

The cost of Jay Weatherill’s botched Gillman land deal has skyrocketed after yet another bill
was revealed to State Parliament yesterday.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (COURTS AND JUSTICE MEASURES) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:04): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Courts and Justice Measures) Bill 2016. This is a bill that was introduced by the Attorney-General in September and claims to make minor amendments to a number of acts, including the Bail Act, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act, the Evidence Act, the Solicitor-General Act, the Summary Procedure Act and the Youth Court Act, amongst others. In summary, it is fair to say that many of the amendments are relatively minor and I think, from our perspective, we accept that there are some efficiency measures that are being incorporated.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (JUDICIAL REGISTRARS) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 19 October 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:39): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill 2016 and indicate that I will be proposing amendments which will provide, in the alternative, an option for the government to consider. I also note that the Attorney-General has provided copies of foreshadowed amendments and a summary explanation of them in the last couple of days, and I have reviewed those and will be consenting to the same.

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VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:27): I rise to speak on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill, introduced by the member for Ashford. As I have indicated to her, I will not be supporting the bill in this form. However, it is fair to say that with a number of amendments I would be sympathetic to it being advanced. In short, however, the statutory sanction of death by doctor is something which in the present bill is deficient in definition, is inadequate in protection, and certainly does not address a number of the concerns I have raised.

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Chairman Rau speaking at Watchdogs & Whistleblowers Integrity conference

Attorney-General John Rau’s speech to the Watchdogs and Whistleblowers Integrity Conference
today will be one of great irony given that South Australia is the most secretive state in Australia.

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Weatherill the truant

Premier Jay Weatherill will once again be absent from Parliament today for the seventh full
day this year.

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NATIONAL ELECTRICITY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (AUSTRALIAN ENERGY REGULATOR - WHOLESALE MARKET MONITORING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:32): I rise to speak on the National Electricity (South Australia) (Australian Energy Regulator—Wholesale Market Monitoring) Amendment Bill 2016. The lead for the opposition has indicated that we will be supporting this bill, together with one to follow. In supporting this bill, I do not accept for one moment that it is going to make a scrap of difference to the price vulnerability that South Australians experienced in a most serious way in July this year.

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Tafe SA Secrecy

The State Liberals have raised further concerns about the sale of TAFE SA sites around the
state after secret board meeting minutes were refused under a Freedom of Information
request.

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