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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ELECTORAL (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 30 November 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:10): I rise to speak on the Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016. The parliament has received and dealt with the Electoral (Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure) Amendment Bill 2016. When I say that it has been dealt with, my understanding is that the bill, which related to the new model of public funding for elections and the associated disclosure and expenditure matters, is following its way through the Legislative Council. Because the new model of funding for elections is proposed to be introduced effective in the lead-up to and to apply during the 2018 state election, it was important that it be progressed separately from other significant reforms the government has announced it will proceed with.

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ELECTORAL (LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTING) (VOTER CHOICE) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 16 November 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN: That is not to say that it does not have room for improvement, and the member for Davenport interjected to talk about terms of office and length of time. That may be something that needs to be looked at but, dealing with the issue of harvesting, it seems as though a consideration of the optional preferential models could be explored, and we should explore it.

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VALEDICTORIES

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (18:23): May I, on indulgence, indicate from the opposition that on these occasions we wish to pay respect to and record our appreciation for those who serve South Australia by working very hard in this parliament. I think there are some 300 people who work directly to support the operation of the parliament and so on these occasions we want to particularly recognise them, and also those who, like us, come and go—we are able to recognise our colleagues and those who work with us.

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Court conduct still not a Government priority

The State Labor Government as again ignored the needs of our courts and judiciary by
voting down laws that would create a criminal offence for showing disrespectful behaviour in
South Australian Courts.

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