Women in Agriculture and Business

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:39):  I rise to support the motion congratulating Women in Agriculture and Business in South Australia on its centenary and acknowledge that I have been and remain a member for a very long time. In fact, my membership of this organisation predated my membership to the Country Women's Association, which I note the member for Light has addressed in his commentary.

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Victim Support Service

Grievance Debate

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:14):  Today, I want to refer to the Victim Support Service, an organisation which has been used by aspirants to join the Labor Party and to come into parliament, I think unfortunately quite contrary to the interests of that organisation. The Victim Support Service has been operating since 1979. It is an organisation that provides support and services to victims of crime. It provides counselling and support services and the like and operates to provide good work under the stewardship of a board. Two Labor aspirants, Ms Jayne Stinson and Ms Jo Chapley, until recently had positions on their board, as the chair and a board member respectively. This is what has happened in the Victim Support Service.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:37):  I rise to speak on the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. The bill was introduced by the minister in his role as Minister for Consumer and Business Services on 28 September. I will be the lead speaker and the member for Hammond will be a star performer in this debate and will be making a contribution. I know that you are going to be waiting with bated breath to hear that contribution, because I am sure it will be excellent.

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Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill

Second reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:18): I rise to speak on the Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill 2017 tabled here today and which originates with the Hon. Tammy Franks MLC in another place. As the Attorney has just pointed out, the bill attempts to remove a requirement for any qualifications or oversight of persons entering to provide safety assistance by way of the deletion of section 68(6) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012; that is the South Australian legislation. The effect of this will also remove the SafeWork SA Advisory Committee's role. Further, the bill would create what is effectively a right of entry provision that avoids the important checks and balances of the applicable right of entry laws, particularly that the persons are fit and proper.

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Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 3) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN:  I move:

That it be an instruction to the committee of the whole of the house, on the Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 3) Bill, that it have power to consider new clauses relating to the amendment of the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Remuneration Act 1990.

Motion carried.

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Labor abandons whistleblowers

The Weatherill Labor Government’s opposition to Liberal amendments that would have strengthened whistleblower protection laws in the Public Interest Disclosure Billhas resulted in the Bill being deadlocked.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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