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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Controlling sex offenders

The State Liberals have welcomed the decision by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal Gavin Schuster’s release from custody into a care facility near children’s playgrounds in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. 

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REAL PROPERTY (ELECTRONIC CONVEYANCING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (18:19): I indicate that I expect to be the only speaker for the opposition and we will be supporting this bill. Briefly, may I say that, of all of the changes, and we are now really at the third stage of legislative change to fulfil the commitments of having a national electronic conveyancing system, one single NEC system for use throughout Australia, I thought that the move in this tranche of reform to the abolition of hard copy titles—I was going to say parchment but, of course, we are a long way away from that; we still have electronic—to facilitate the execution of the ultimate objective of this would be more controversial than it has been.

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CORPORATIONS (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) (TERMINATION DAY) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:03): I rise to speak on the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers)(Termination Day) Amendment Bill 2016. This bill has been introduced by the Attorney-General to extend by five years—

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SUPPLY BILL 2016

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 23 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:05): I rise to speak on the Supply Bill 2016, introduced, as we do each year, preceding the announcement of the state government's budget proposals and the consequential bills for the allocation of moneys for government. We do this because we need to continue the expenditure for the government and its employees pending the Appropriation Bill 2016 receiving assent. In this bill, $3.444 billion, or up to that amount, is proposed to be available for appropriation to ensure the continued orderly delivery of government services and payment of personnel.

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Liberals oppose restrictive court reporting laws

In Parliament yesterday, the State Liberals expressed their opposition to the Weatherill Labor Government’s restrictive court reporting laws and have drafted amendments to remove this aspect from the Bill. 

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