REFERENDUM (APPROPRIATION AND SUPPLY) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 15 October 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:13): Deputy Speaker, you will be pleased to know that I am the lead speaker on this bill, and that—

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CONSTITUTION (DEADLOCKS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 15 October 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:32): I rise to speak on the Constitution (Deadlocks) Amendment Bill 2015 which, again, was presented to the parliament with a bill titled Referendum (Deadlocks) Bill 2015 by the Attorney-General on 15 October last year at the same time as the bill that we have just considered was presented with its second reading contribution.

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Weatherill’s disingenuous cross-bench claims

Premier Weatherill’s claims that he is working to “reset the relationship” with the cross-benchers is completely disingenuous.

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SA Housing approvals continue to fall under Labor

The latest Australian Bureau Statistics data reveals that the number of houses approved in South Australia declined by almost 10 per cent over the last 12 months.

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Court buildings in desperate need of an upgrade

Heavy rain in Adelaide has caused further damage to Adelaide’s already crumbling Supreme Court building, causing one Supreme Court Judge and three associates to be relocated. 

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Questions for Jay Weatherill regarding Michael Deegan

The State Liberals are calling on Premier Jay Weatherill to answer four simple questions regarding the employment of Michael Deegan as the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

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South Australia’s building industry heads south

The Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) bi-annual Housing Scorecard report for 2014/15 contains yet more bad news for the housing industry and job seekers in South Australia.

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Labor policy generates higher electricity prices

The State Labor Government’s headlong rush into renewable energy has precipitated South Australia’s energy crisis that will drive up the price of electricity for households and business and drive down the number of jobs created by our ailing economy.

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Gillman land deal two year anniversary

Today marks two years since Premier Jay Weatherill signed the Gillman land deal which has failed to create a single job.

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State Liberals back PM on new terrorist laws

The State Liberals have backed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call for the introduction of post-sentence preventative detention laws for convicted terrorists and demanded the Weatherill Government join with them. 

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