Criminal Law Consolidation (Foster Parents and Other Positions of Authority) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank members of the house who have made a contribution to the debate on this matter and have reminded us that, whilst this is in a way a small amendment to very substantial law reform that we have previously dealt with, it is important. Members have taken the opportunity to reaffirm this parliament's universal condemnation of child exploitation and sexual manipulation. There has been a universal outcry at the exposure of children, particularly those who have been abused within a relationship with a person of authority.

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Labor Party back in criminals to vote

Convicted sex offenders, serious drug offenders, and rapists will all be able to vote at the next State election in 2022 thanks to Peter Malinauskas and the Labor Party.

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Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders)(Psychologists) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill to amend the Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) Act 2015. This bill is intended to assist in alleviating some of the delays currently being experienced in providing forensic psychiatrist reports to the Supreme Court under the Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) Act and the Sentencing Act 2017. The government recognises the importance of protecting the community from predators and will take all available steps to ensure South Australians are kept safe.

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Local demand for Riverland Community Justice Centre skyrockets

Since the Marshall Liberal Government reopened the doors to the Riverland Community Justice Centre in December last year, over 40 legal advice services have been provided out of the office in Berri, as well as outreach services in surrounding areas including Loxton, Cadell and Morgan.

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Equal Opportunity (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

This is a bill that adds domestic violence as a ground for discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, which can be considered by the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity should a complaint be made.

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New sentencing laws to be debated in Parliament

New sentencing laws proposed by the Liberal Marshall Government, specifically relating to the availability of home detention as a sentencing option for sex offenders, will be debated this week in the House of Assembly.

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Law Reform Institute to consider abortion law reform

South Australia’s independent Law Reform Institute based at Adelaide of University has been asked by the State Government to consider changes to the State’s abortion laws with a view to improve access and modernise the practice in the State and with a view to making abortion a regulated medical procedure under health legislation as opposed to a criminal law issue.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I was referring to the opposition's foreshadowed amendment, which persists in attempting to amend section 71 even further (and differently, really) than the government's proposed tightening of the application of this home detention position. With that, they had added to it an acknowledgement that there is an exception that needs to be taken into account, namely, that those who are engaged in young love—usually young teenagers—will, under the government's model, have some protection and be able to be considered differently if there is a three-year age gap between them.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank all members who have made a contribution to the debate in respect of the Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill 2019 for their very thoughtful consideration of the matters that have been raised and the ills that the bill proposes to address.

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Public Trustee returns focus to core functions

Changes in consumer needs and getting back to its core business has led to the Public Trustee to amend the way it delivers services covering the making of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

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