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Motion

I rise to firstly move an amendment to the motion moved by the member for which she has presented her argument. I move:

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Summary Offences (Trespass on Primary Production Premises) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill that will create a new aggravated offence in the Summary Offences Act 1953, with significant penalties for trespass on primary production premises, and also increase the existing penalties for trespass-related offending on primary production premises.

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Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019. I start by indicating that I pay land tax. I have for nearly 30 years and I have hated paying it every year—to whatever government. I have waited a long time in this parliament to see some genuine land tax reform. It is something that I follow with some interest.

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Evidence (Reporting on Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I will start by addressing matters that have been raised by the member for Mount Gambier, who has indicated that he will not be supporting the bill. I fully respect the matters that have been outlined by him and the decision that he has come to in relation to his proposed opposition to the bill. He has outlined a number of aspects of the Law Society submission—received in July this year, predating of course the major indictable reform report that was been prepared but, nevertheless, taking into account a submission that was made back in 2011 when the Brian Martin review was published—and the view then of the Law Society president Ralph Bonig.

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Evidence (Reporting on Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill gives effect to a 2011 review by the Hon. Brian Martin AO, QC by substantially lifting existing restrictions against reporting on sexual offences. These limitations do not apply to other types of offences. Further, the bill supports progression of key initiatives in the Attorney-General's purview to support victims through empowering them to report claims of sexual abuse to authorities and provide an open and transparent system for the community—two tenets of the government's justice agenda.

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Statutes Amendment (Legalisation of Same Sex Marriage Consequential Amendments) Bill

Second Reading

I now make a second reading explanation on the Statutes Amendment (Legalisation of Same Sex Marriage Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019, noting that the same amends marriage-related provisions in 19 acts of the parliament.

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Automatic suppression laws to go

South Australians would be able to know the identity of people charged with sex offences once they face court under reforms to suppression laws to be introduced to State Parliament today.

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Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to first acknowledge and thank all members of the parliament who have made a contribution to this debate. I particularly acknowledge the considerable work of the Hon. Stephen Wade in the other place, who has supervised the passage of the bill through the Legislative Council, and, indeed, a number of the members on all sides of the parliament in that place, in a political sense, who undertook quite a lot of work in the development of what is ultimately before us in the bill.

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Legal fraternity in support of Court of Appeal as it edges closer to reality

Laws to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia will be introduced to State Parliament today, on the back of stakeholder support for the change.

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Legislation (Fees) Bill

Second Reading

Again I find myself thanking the member for Lee for his contribution to this debate and his indication of support from the opposition for the passage of this bill.

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