New appointment to the Magistrates Court

A senior dispute resolution lawyer with over three decades experience in the profession has been appointed as South Australia’s newest magistrate.

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Appointment of a new Public Trustee

Acting Public Trustee Nicolle Rantanen has been appointed as Public Trustee, Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman announced today. 

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Assaults hit six year low as SAPOL tackles rising cases of theft

Assaults in South Australia have hit a six year low with 415 fewer victims in 2019, according to new data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Experienced lawyer appointed as SA’s new Crown Solicitor

A highly regarded lawyer with nearly three decades experience in public and private practice has been appointed as South Australia’s next Crown Solicitor.

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RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL LEASES (DESIGNATED ANCHOR LEASE) AMENDMENT BILL

I rise to speak on the member for Florey's private member's bill, which was introduced to insert a new hardship provision into the Retail and Commercial Leases Act specifically for retail shop leases that are designated shopping centres, to include an anchor tenant, such as shopping centres, department stores or cinemas.

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NEW DEAL: New money for legal assistance

South Australian legal assistance services will receive over $2 million per annum in additional core funding from July this year through a new partnership between the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments.

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FIRST HOME AND HOUSING CONSTRUCTION GRANTS (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

This bill implements the commonwealth government's HomeBuilder grant scheme in South Australia and incorporates amendments to the First Home and Housing Construction Grants Act 2000 (the FHOG Act) relating to objection and debt recovery provisions. The commonwealth HomeBuilder scheme provides grants of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home where the contract has been entered into between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020.

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$1.3 million to support victims of rape and sexual assault

South Australia’s rape and sexual assault service, Yarrow Place, will receive $1.3 million over three years to provide specialist counselling to victims in regional areas and strengthened forensic and medical care.

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Members' Remarks

Today, I place on the record my sincere sympathies to the family of the woman whose death, and allegations surrounding her death, was raised in the parliament by the member for Hurtle Vale yesterday, and the circumstances of her history being thrown into the media spotlight. I say that because there have been further questions raised today and allegations made by the member for West Torrens and the member for Hurtle Vale in relation to the alleged reliability of statements that have been made to the media on behalf of the family yesterday.

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Labour hire laws pass State Parliament

Reforms to labour hire laws that ensure they will focus on industries where workers are most vulnerable to exploitation have passed State Parliament this week.

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