electoral (government advertising) amendment bill 2017

ELECTORAL (GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING) AMENDMENT BILL

Introduction and First Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:44): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Electoral Act 1985. Read a first time.

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:45): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I rise to speak on the Electoral (Government Advertising) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that this bill proposes to amend part 13A of the Electoral Act 1985 relating to election funding, expenditure and disclosure.

Read more
Share

Jay’s prime-time TV show to be axed

The State Liberals will introduce legislation to strictly control taxpayer funded advertising and prevent state governments from abusing public money for political purposes.

Read more
Share

Weatherill needs to put Koutsantonis on a leash

Deputy State Liberal Leader Vickie Chapman has accused Treasurer and Energy Minister Koutsantonis of driving South Australia’s reputation into the ground following his reckless tirade against Chevron Australia.

Read more
Share

Does Xenophon support Liberal cost of living policies?

The State Liberals have called on Nick Xenophon to explain whether he supports Liberal plans to cap council rate increases, slash ESL bills and crush Labor’s state bank tax.

Read more
Share

Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:04): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017. Before I move to the substance of the bill, I indicate that the Attorney-General has put a request to the opposition to consider this bill as a matter of urgency, in particular to agree to the expeditious passage of this bill in the House of Assembly. If passed, I presume in an expeditious manner in the other place within the next few weeks, it will have the effect of ensuring one of the aspects of this bill, which relates to the capacity either to detain or continue under supervision a person who is currently in custody and deal with them in a manner that is preferable to what would occur if there was no passage of this legislation.

Read more
Share

Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:54): I indicate that I will be the lead speaker in respect of the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. Parliament would have noted that a number of parcels of amendments to this bill have been foreshadowed, but I propose to address the substantive bill in the first instance and hope to then explain the foreshadowed amendments in my name. They are in 220(1) and 220(4), as printed and tabled.

Read more
Share

Another Government Secret

The State Liberals are demanding the Attorney-General John Rau release the review into the hiring practices of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and extend the investigation to all executive level appointments during the life of the Weatherill Government.

Read more
Share

Labour Hire Licensing Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:47): I rise to speak on the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. The bill was introduced by the Attorney-General on 8 August this year to provide for licensing and regulation of persons who provide labour hire services. Essentially, this requires a person who provides labour hire services to be licensed, with a fit and proper person test, and provides penalties, deregistration options, suspension and the like in the event of noncompliance with the act or standards set.

Read more
Share

Statutes Amendment (SACAT NO 2) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:11): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Bill 2017. I expect that I will be the only speaker; nevertheless, my contribution might inspire others. I indicate that the opposition has considered the bill and, whilst we have a number of concerns about the existing operational performance of SACAT, and further that, as Judge Cole resigned some months ago and has not been replaced, the transfer of any further jurisdictions to SACAT raises a number of concerns, not because we do not support having a central administrative tribunal—and we have moved from the specialist model to a central model—but clearly if the government wished this tribunal to be effective and to have outcomes of which its reasonable aspirations had been expected, then frankly it has to have the appropriate resources to do it.

Read more
Share

Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (19:34): I speak on the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Bill 2017 and indicate that I expect to be the one and only speaker for the opposition. Can I start by saying that this is a bill the Attorney-General introduced on 9 August 2017, and it is a bill that started out with some reasonable statements and aspirations of the government to strengthen the capacity of the recovery of expiation fees and fines and the like. It then had a very significant reform to provide for the recovery of civil debt owed to the public authorities via the unit, which was established under the legislation and the substantive legislation that it is amending.

Read more
Share