ABORIGINAL HERITAGE (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 10 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:27): I thank the shadow minister for his contribution and consideration and advice to the opposition on this matter, and confirm his indication to support the bill. However, I will have a number of questions in committee, and I also place on the record my support for and appreciation of the shadow minister's moving of three amendments. I am not quite sure of the third, frankly. No cost orders is not usually something I support; nevertheless, I think the first two, comprehensively, will help support the new structure that is to be in place.

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Has Festival Centre car park delayed Adelaide Casino expansion?

The Weatherill Labor Government must tell South Australians whether or not the delay to Adelaide Casino’s expansion is due to delays with the new Festival Centre car park. 

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Labor silent on Clare’s Law Reform

The Weatherill Labor Government has not yet released a discussion paper on domestic violence reform despite promising to do so more than four months ago. 

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Mr Sneaky is at it again

Attorney-General John Rau has done it again and extended South Australia’s mantle as the “Secret State”.

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Housing approvals decline by 7.5 per cent over past 12 months

The latest Australian Bureau Statistics data reveals that the number of houses approved in South Australia declined by 7.5 per cent over the last 12 months.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (GENDER IDENTITY AND EQUITY) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 10 February 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:40): It is with pleasure that I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Bill 2016. I indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition, although that would seem a little unusual, given that I confirm that the opposition does not have a joint party position on this paper, and indeed all members will be, as they are always on our side of the house, encouraged to make a contribution to the debate and vote according to their conscience.

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Gillman land deal – still no answers or money

In State Parliament yesterday the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Stephen Mullighan, was unable to shed any light on the Weatherill Labor Government’s controversial Gillman land deal contract.

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OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING NATIONAL LAW (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) REPEAL BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 11 February 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:40): I rise to speak on the Occupational Licensing National Law (South Australia) Repeal Bill 2016 which will be supported by the opposition, and indicate that I will be the lead speaker.

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Long wait for Statement of Principles

State Parliament will today finally debate a motion to introduce a Statement of Principles for Members of Parliament.

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STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:04): I rise to speak on the motion of the Attorney-General, which has been supported by the Premier today, and to confirm that it was on 17 July 2003 that we made a contribution to discuss at the time having a select committee to consider by both houses of parliament a code of conduct for members of parliament.

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