Malinauskas stays silent

The State Liberals are demanding rookie Health Minister Peter Malinauskas initiates an audit of his ministerial office's records to get to the bottom of the latest child abuse scandal to hit the Weatherill Government.

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Weatherill has many questions to answer about child abuse scandal

Premier Jay Weatherill has many serious questions to answer surrounding his Government’s handling of the latest child abuse scandal as a result of another bungle by SA Health.

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Cracking down on contraband mobiles in prisons

A pledge to electronically block prisoners from using contraband mobile phones to communicate with other prisoners and criminal associates outside of the prison is the latest plank of the State Liberals’ law and order policy.

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Weatherill euthanising SA economy

Premier Jay Weatherill has given South Australians a stark insight into the bleak future of job opportunities under a continuation of his Labor Government.

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Progress on naval shipbuilding infrastructure welcomed

The State Liberals have welcomed the turning of the first sod and the unveiling of the design for the new surface shipbuilding yard at Osborne and called on the South Australian Government to establish a Naval Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce.

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Contract needs to be signed, sealed and delivered

The State Liberals are demanding Jay Weatherill pulls his taxpayer funded advertising blitz on the proposed solar thermal power station at Port Augusta until the deal is actually done.

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Shine a light on the solar contract

The State Liberals are demanding the Premier Jay Weatherill release the contract South Australian taxpayers have signed with SolarReserve to underwrite its Port Augusta 150 megawatt solar thermal power station.

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Budget Measures Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:11): Yesterday, I outlined the shameful list of companies and enterprises in South Australia that have either collapsed, downsized or, for other economic reasons, shed multiple jobs in South Australia over the last 14 or 15 years. Quite clearly, the list during 2015 and 2016 and up to the beginning of this year was impressively and dangerously long. It was impressive to the extent that it was a sobering reminder to the people of South Australia of the financially perilous situation South Australia is in, in particular our larger and smaller business enterprises in the state.

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Appropriation Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:23): I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill, which comes before us subsequent to the estimates process. This is a process in which the minister responsible for portfolios presents to a committee of the parliament, usually with a significant number of senior advisers from their department or areas of responsibility, to provide information to the parliament, via this committee, arising out of the budget of that year.

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Palestine

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:26): I rise to speak on the now amended motion of the member for Light, and I indicate that, as he has been newly elected as the co-convener with me of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine, I publicly acknowledge that and congratulate him on that appointment. I thank him for stepping forward to deal with what is a continued difficulty, at the very least, which is the kindest way I can describe it, in respect of the plight of Palestinians, which, as outlined by other speakers, has occurred over a number of decades.

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