Constitution (One Vote One Value) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (21:08):  I rise today to speak on this constitutional reform bill.In respect of this bill, firstly I indicate that the opposition will not be supporting the same. In respect of the other constitutional reform that passed through both houses of parliament today, I am pleased to report to the house, and I hope it has been noted, that we have amended the constitution, originating from a private member's bill which I am proud to say was initiated by me. After some months the government acquiesced to it, and it has been reported back to this house today as having the blessing of the Legislative Council.

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Change of government to bring end to culture of secrecy

In his first public statement as Premier, Jay Weatherill said ‘we want to present a government that is open and accountable’.

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Diesel generators secret evidence should be made public

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Labor Government releases secret evidence regarding the diesel generators previously provided to Parliament’s Public Works Committee.

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Liberals secure constitutional reform on Electoral Boundaries

Liberal legislation to improve the operation of the South Australian Constitution has passed State Parliament.

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Dodgy dirty diesel deal remains secret

The Weatherill Government’s contempt for South Australians was on full display in Parliament today as Labor refused to release secret evidence regarding the full cost and contractual arrangements for their diesel generators.

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Jay’s prime-time TV splurge goes on

The Weatherill Government has blocked legislation to strictly control taxpayer funded advertising and prevent state governments from abusing public money for political purposes.

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Linear Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:05):  I rise to speak on the Linear Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017 and recognise that the shadow minister, the member for Bright, has given advice to the opposition on the bill, attended briefings and indicated the aspects for consideration. I place on the record the opposition's appreciation for his work in that regard and, indeed, his continued work as the shadow minister for the environment and the good initiatives he continues to undertake and work on with our leader for a future Marshall government.

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Statutes Amendment (Drug Offenders) Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:02): I rise to indicate that I will be the lead speaker, complemented by other of our members, on the Statutes Amendment (Drug Offenders) Bill 2017. This is a bill introduced by the Attorney-General on 15 November to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005.

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Special investigator to examine diesel deal

The State Liberals will appoint a Special Investigator to examine the Weatherill Government’s energy scandal including their decision to acquire 270 megawatts of dirty diesel generation on hire-purchase.

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Stamping out domestic violence

If elected in March 2018 a Marshall Liberal Government will develop a personal protection app to help protect victims of domestic violence in South Australia.

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