CONSTITUTION (GOVERNOR'S SALARY) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:00): I rise to speak on the Constitution (Governor's Salary) Amendment Bill 2015. This is a bill which, members might like to note, is particularly important. One, it is amending our state's Constitution Act 1936, and that does not happen very often. On this occasion, it is to make provision for how in the future our Governor's remuneration will be determined, and that is also a very important matter. It is a bill amending the act to refer the matter of the Governor's remuneration to the Remuneration Tribunal. It is claimed that this would allow the Governor, like other significant officeholders such as members of the judiciary and, indeed, ourselves as members of the legislature, to have the benefit of establishing appropriate salary arrangements, including superannuation and salary sacrificing.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (FIREARMS OFFENCES) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 1 July 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:29): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Firearms Offences) Bill 2015. Unsurprisingly, the public were outraged to hear of the 2012 New Year's Eve murder of Lewis McPherson, and many questions were asked: how could a 17- year-old Liam Humbles get hold of a gun and then go out in a drunken and drugged state and murder this young man Lewis McPherson? Apart from being what was on the face of it a senseless and devastating act, of course it had very real consequences and was a great tragedy for the family of Lewis.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (TERRORISM) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 September 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:24): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2015, which was introduced by the Attorney to our house on 8 September this year. Since that time I note that there have been significant events in Canberra, and although there has not been a change to the Attorney-General's position, or indeed to the Minister for Justice, under the changed cabinet arrangements I do note that the Minister for Defence has changed. We now have Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, who was sworn in this week as our new defence minister.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (SERIOUS AND ORGANISED CRIME) BILL

Final Stages

Ms CHAPMAN: I thank the member for Heysen for her contribution in representing what I think is a pure and principled position. I have high regard for her and that position. In doing so, I acknowledge the Minister for Health's commendation of the Leader of the Opposition in working with the government to reach a resolution of how we might deal with a scourge in our community and in particular the operation of organised crime via outlaw motorcycle gangs, as they are known, 10 of which will with the passage of this bill automatically be declared criminal organisations.

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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION (CHANGE OF NAME) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 1 July 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:19): I rise to speak on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Change of Name) Amendment Bill 2015 introduced by the Attorney-General on 1 July 2015, and I indicate that I am the lead speaker on behalf of the opposition. I indicate that we will be supporting this bill and thank members of the Attorney's office who provided briefings on the same to Mr Wallbridge of my office.

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Government must not hand over Gillman land until ICAC Report is public

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to not hand over land at Gillman to ACP before the ICAC Report is made public.

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The Holden Hill Magistrates Court closes today

The Holden Hill Magistrates Court will officially close its doors for the last time today.

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Time to end ICAC secrecy

The State Liberals are calling for an end to the secrecy surrounding the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

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Labor must establish ICAC inspector

The State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to establish an ICAC Inspectorate following on from the first report into the Public integrity and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) that was tabled today.

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More questions than answers on Gillman land deal

With less than a week to go until the Weatherill Labor Government finalises the first stage of its Gillman land deal with Adelaide Capital Partners (ACP) and there are still more questions than answers.

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