OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING NATIONAL LAW (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) REPEAL BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 11 February 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:40): I rise to speak on the Occupational Licensing National Law (South Australia) Repeal Bill 2016 which will be supported by the opposition, and indicate that I will be the lead speaker.

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Long wait for Statement of Principles

State Parliament will today finally debate a motion to introduce a Statement of Principles for Members of Parliament.

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STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:04): I rise to speak on the motion of the Attorney-General, which has been supported by the Premier today, and to confirm that it was on 17 July 2003 that we made a contribution to discuss at the time having a select committee to consider by both houses of parliament a code of conduct for members of parliament.

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Labor drags its heels on new investment agency

The State Liberals have accused the Weatherill Labor Government of dragging its heels over the creation of the new Investment Attraction Agency.

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REFERENDUM (APPROPRIATION AND SUPPLY) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 15 October 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:13): Deputy Speaker, you will be pleased to know that I am the lead speaker on this bill, and that—

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CONSTITUTION (DEADLOCKS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 15 October 2015.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:32): I rise to speak on the Constitution (Deadlocks) Amendment Bill 2015 which, again, was presented to the parliament with a bill titled Referendum (Deadlocks) Bill 2015 by the Attorney-General on 15 October last year at the same time as the bill that we have just considered was presented with its second reading contribution.

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Weatherill’s disingenuous cross-bench claims

Premier Weatherill’s claims that he is working to “reset the relationship” with the cross-benchers is completely disingenuous.

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SA Housing approvals continue to fall under Labor

The latest Australian Bureau Statistics data reveals that the number of houses approved in South Australia declined by almost 10 per cent over the last 12 months.

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Court buildings in desperate need of an upgrade

Heavy rain in Adelaide has caused further damage to Adelaide’s already crumbling Supreme Court building, causing one Supreme Court Judge and three associates to be relocated. 

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Questions for Jay Weatherill regarding Michael Deegan

The State Liberals are calling on Premier Jay Weatherill to answer four simple questions regarding the employment of Michael Deegan as the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

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