Weatherill Labor Government must review Hansen’s contract

The Weatherill Labor Government must review former Renewal SA Chief Executive Fred Hansen’s contract following ICAC Commissioner Lander’s findings into the Gillman land sale.

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Weatherill Government doesn’t listen to Department CEOs

The Weatherill Labor Government revealed in Parliament yesterday that it does not listen to its Department CEOs.

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TATTOOING INDUSTRY CONTROL BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 10 September 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:18): I rise to speak on the Tattooing Industry Control Bill 2015 and indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition. As I understand it there are a number of our members in the parliament who wish to make a contribution in this regard. In speaking on this bill, introduced by the Attorney-General on 10 September, I will say in opening that I was little surprised to see this bill. The Australian Labor Party made an election commitment to ban organised crime gangs through their association with the owning or controlling of tattoo parlours and pawn shops, and there was considerable discussion during a recent raft of legislation—bills that were colloquially known as the 'bikie legislation'—during July of this year.

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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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