Condolence - Hon. Robin Rhodes Millhouse QC

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:18): I rise to support the Premier's motion to recognise and pay tribute to Robin Rhodes Millhouse QC in the presence of his family and some of his former colleagues. As we know, Mr Millhouse entered this parliament in 1955, at a time before almost all of us were born. Once the 1960s and even the 1970s came around, there was a major period of legal, electoral, social and political reform. It was a great time, I think, for him to have served in his public office in a political life, culminating at that time as Attorney-General in the Hall government. 

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Vlahos acting for MHS – a recipe for disaster

Embattled Minister Leesa Vlahos is currently acting in Minister Hamilton-Smith’s portfolios despite the fact she is incapable of doing her own job.

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Coroner needs additional resources

The State Liberals are calling for the Weatherill Government to provide the Coroner with the additional resources necessary to enable the investigation of a series of outstanding cases including the several sudden deaths at the Oakden mental health facility.

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Constitution (Electoral Redistribution) (Appeals) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:33): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. The Constitution Act of 1934 is one of the most important documents that we have in the state, and more will be said about that, I am sure, when members speak on the motion on the 160 years of responsible government of the state, which is on our agenda for consideration. However, from time to time even the constitution is identified as being deficient, sometimes in only a small way, and so it needs to be updated and to be contemporary.

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ANZAC Day Commemoration (Veterans' Advisory Council) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:39): I rise to speak on the ANZAC Day (Veterans' Advisory Council) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I will be the lead speaker. We will be supporting the bill. There are a number of matters that I wish to raise. Firstly, members will recall that the Premier embarked on a program of disposing of boards and committees that he or his government felt were redundant or no longer appropriate in relation to the delivery of advice and services undertaken.

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X marks the spot

This morning’s clash on ABC radio over energy policy between Nick Xenophon’s Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and likely lead Legislative Council candidate Peter Humphries illustrates the danger of personality-based parties. 

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Drug treatment iced

The State Liberals have attacked the Weatherill Government for blocking legislation that would have allowed parents, police and child protection officers to apply to a court for mandatory treatment orders for a child addicted to illicit drugs.

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Whistleblower public servants deserve protection

State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to end its opposition to Liberal amendments to strengthen whistleblower protection laws when the legislation returns to the House of Assembly this week.

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Did Weatherill break his own Code of Conduct?

The State Liberals say Adelaide entrepreneur Shane Yeend’s allegations of verbal abuse by Jay Weatherill would put the Premier in breach of his own Code of Conduct if true.

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Taxpayers fund Labor’s re-election campaign

The State Liberals are demanding the Labor Party not taxpayers foot the bill for Jay Weatherill’s $500,000 advertising splurge on his electricity fix.

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