SUMMARY OFFENCES (DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT IN COURT) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 7 July 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:09): I thank the member for Kaurna for making a contribution and identifying the government's position on this, because clearly it seals the fate of this bill. However, I want to place three things on the record.

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DEFENCE RESERVES MOTION

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:30): I move: That this house—

(a) acknowledges the contribution of the Defence Reserves Support Council (SA), Air Force, Army and Navy reservists and employers of reservists;

(b) acknowledges the contribution of Dr Pamela Schulz OAM as the recently retired chair of the council;

(c) congratulates Dr Andrew Cannon AM as the new chair of the council;

(d) recognises the contribution of reservists, in war and peace, locally, nationally and internationally, and including the Sampson Flat bushfires; and

(e) appreciates the support of the employers of reservists to facilitate their contribution.

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ELECTORAL (FUNDING, EXPENDITURE AND DISCLOSURE) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 2 November 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:37): I rise to speak to the Electoral (Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure) Amendment Bill and expect to be the only speaker in the opposition. The matter of substance, namely the Electoral Act, the actual law we are amending, relates to the Electoral (Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure) Amendment Act 2013, the effect of which was to provide for the rules and regulations surrounding the entitlement of political parties to access public funding for election campaigns, and the obligations of disclosure and expenditure capping that were prerequisites to being eligible for the said public funding.

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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 22 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:04): I rise to speak on the Biological Control (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016, which essentially makes amendments to our Biological Control Act 1986. Why is this so important? Because the area that has not been canvassed to date by either the proponents of this bill or indeed the opposition's position, as ably presented by the member for Hammond, and taking into account that the principal act of 1986 was established with a clear understanding and knowledge of the interests of the Australian economy and the general protection of the Australian environment, it is the necessity to implement and have an ongoing scheme for the biological control of pests across the states and territories.

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State Administration Centre - No Money, No Date

Taxpayers have again been left wondering when $391 million will be paid to the State
Government for the sale of the State Administration Centre, with the Treasurer Tom
Koutsantonis once again postponing the settlement date.

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DEATH WITH DIGNITY BILL

Second Reading

Debate resumed.

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:36): I rise to speak on the Death with Dignity Bill 2016. Whilst I think it is rather a misnomer of description of what we are about to do, I indicate that unlike all preceding bills in the time I have been in the parliament that have offered this sanction and protection, I will be supporting the second reading. I indicate to you that, whilst the detail has been outlined by a number of members, to me, the thing that is impressive and distinctive about this bill is the proposal to reform our current laws.

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$12,000 bill for secret plaza papers

The State Liberals are calling upon the Government to disclose key documents following a
$12,000 bill to receive copies of correspondence between Renewal SA and the Walker
Corporation for the Festival Plaza redevelopment deal.

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Henley residents deserted by local Labor MP

The Labor Member for Colton, Paul Caica, is under fire after it was revealed he supported
cutting the Henley Beach Police Station’s night time opening hours.

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Home is no place for convicted drug dealers

The State Liberals will move to amend the Home Detention Act to ensure criminals convicted of
serious drug trafficking offences are not allowed to serve their sentence as home detention.

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Gillman costs keep skyrocketing

The cost of Jay Weatherill’s botched Gillman land deal has skyrocketed after yet another bill
was revealed to State Parliament yesterday.

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