SA Chief Judge slams court facilities

State Liberals are again calling on the Weatherill Labor Government to revisit their plans for a new court precinct after scathing criticism by the Chief Justice Chris Kourakis of the conditions of courts.

In the Annual Report on the Courts Administration Authority, tabled in Parliament this week, the Chief Justice described the condition of the courts as a “serious concern”.

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Fighting the growing ice epidemic

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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Home Detention Comes Under the Spotlight

State Liberals are calling on the Weatherill Government to tighten the rules around home
detention for prisoners when Parliament resumes next week.

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Sentencing Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:40): I indicate that I am speaking on the Sentencing Bill 2016 and that I will be the lead speaker, and quite possibly the only speaker, and that I wish to make some remarks about this bill. I indicate that the opposition will be supporting the bill, other than amendments in respect of the proposals in relation to home detention.

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Grievance Debate - Labor Government

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:09): The last time I stood and talked about the Labor Party's plans to get rid of the honourable member for Croydon and his replacement to become the Labor leader, I was talking about the Hon. Peter Malinauskas. Well, here we are. That was back in December and, despite rumours whizzing around faster than the Premier's wind farms, Labor members said that was not going to happen, that notwithstanding the rumours that was not going to happen. Well, it is February and guess what? It is happening.

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ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS (LEGAL PROCEEDINGS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 1 December 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN: ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:13): Again, I regret to inform the house that the—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Sorry, deputy leader, are you the lead speaker?

Ms CHAPMAN: I am and, I think, probably the only one. I regret to inform the house that this bill—the second on the reopening of the parliamentary year—is laced with conduct by the Attorney that I consider to be reprehensible and, indeed, a repeat of the contempt for the parliament.

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Bus Loops Crushed for Crush '17

Member for Bragg, Vickie Chapman MP, has raised serious concerns around the lack of
public transport in the Adelaide Hills for this weekend’s Crush Festival.

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Another three months of secrecy

The State Liberals have attacked the Weatherill Government for delaying the passage of the Public
Interest Disclosure Bill in the Legislative Council in the final sitting week of Parliament.

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Liberals push for interim home detention measures

The State Liberals are calling on Attorney-General John Rau to immediately change South
Australia’s soft home detention system instead of waiting for State Parliament to resume
next year.

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Labor Government

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:13): It is the first day of summer and the last day of parliament that we are going to be sitting this year. There may be some surprises coming for the member for Croydon because our corridors are now alive with the rumour that today, when we are planning to pack up our books and leave the chamber for the year, his seat is going to be the receptacle for the new premier. 

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