JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION (AUXILIARY APPOINTMENTS AND POWERS) (QUALIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 18 May 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:48): It is with pleasure that I address the question of the Judicial Administration (Auxiliary Appointments and Powers) (Qualification for Appointment) Amendment Bill 2016. The opposition will not be supporting this bill. It is the view of the opposition that unless a cogent case is put to the parliament to extend the appointments of auxiliary judges in South Australia, and unless that is presented to us, then there is no published justification for progressing this bill.

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Secret Plaza Development

Today the Weatherill Labor Government has announced tenders to progress the first stage of the Festival Plaza Development now that they have reached “agreement” with the other parties. 

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WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

Adjourned debate on motion of Ms Sanderson (resumed on motion).

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:50): It is a privilege to rise to speak to this motion and to recognise Dr Jessie Cooper and Mrs Joyce Steele, who of course presides over us here in this chamber in her Versace-blue jacket. In particular, I acknowledge their fight to get representation in the parliament and to have their election legitimised. I am not going to dwell on the contribution of each of these women in the parliament, because the member for Adelaide has adequately and concisely outlined that. They will forever be remembered as the first two women elected members in our parliament, and I am pleased to say one in each of our chambers.

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NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:06): I rise to speak on the Premier's motion to indicate to the house that the opposition will support this motion and agrees with the government that the appropriate course now to deal with the recommendation, if any recommendation is otherwise taken up by any governments, is that it be done with the social licence to support the same. This is a measure upon which that can be embraced and, appropriately, the terms of reference of the joint committee proposed will focus on the nuclear waste storage facility.

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MAGISTRATES COURT (MONETARY LIMITS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 13 April 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:11): I rise to speak on the Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that the opposition will be supporting the bill. There is a deficiency, and I will address that, but essentially this is a bill to reduce the maximum monetary limit for minor civil matters in the Magistrates Court from $25,000 to $12,000. As is well known, our leader introduced a bill in 2011 to increase the monetary limit from $6,000 to $25,000, to be consistent with what occurred in Queensland. Quite reasonably, he brought that proposal to the parliament as, firstly, there had been no increase in the threshold on this type of matter since 1991, which of course was 20 years before.

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SUMMARY OFFENCES (FILMING AND SEXTING OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:58): I rise to speak on the Summary Offences (Filming and Sexting Offences) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that the opposition will be supporting this bill. However, I indicate that there will be amendments which I will canvass in the course of the contribution I propose to make.

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Mr Sneaky does it again

The Weatherill Labor Government is trying to sneakily sell off the Land Services Division.

In March, Attorney-General John Rau introduced legislation to change the real property laws including electronic conveyancing of land. This was to reduce costs and delays associated with conveyancing and increase the accuracy of transitional data. 

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Festival Plaza redevelopment must use Australian steel

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Labor Government to require the use of Australian steel in the highly anticipated Festival Plaza redevelopment. 

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Secret letter from Walker to Rau to be released

State Ombudsman Wayne Lines has told the State Government to release a secret letter from property developer Walker Corp to Attorney-General John Rau regarding the controversial Festival Plaza development. 

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Libs want Bank Street parklets removed immediately

The State Liberals are calling on the State Government and Adelaide City Council to immediately remove the Bank Street parklets. 

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