Legal fraternity in support of Court of Appeal as it edges closer to reality

Laws to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia will be introduced to State Parliament today, on the back of stakeholder support for the change.

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Major Indictable Review: No tsunami of cases but needs improvement

A review considering the effectiveness of reforms to the management of major indictable offences has recommended changes to the way matters are dealt with, including prescribing time limits for disclosure and priority given to child sexual assault cases.

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Land Acquisition (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to place on the record my appreciation to all members for their contributions. I note that the opposition has indicated that they will reserve their position for now but will indicate further once the shadow cabinet and caucus have been consulted. To the best of my knowledge, briefings have been made available to those who have requested them.

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Planning Reform

The Parliamentary Briefing on the Planning Reform has been released which includes information and an overview of the Planning and Design Code, it is accessible via https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A83d2f2f3-0d94-4412-9aa1-5f3a3f91d7ff

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The Planning and Design Code – Consultation Open Now

The Planning and Design Code was released on 1 October 2019 for consultation.

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Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

Second Reading

The Statutes Amendment Gambling Regulations Bill 2019 amends the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, the Casino Act 1997, the Gaming Machines Act 1992, the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, the Problem Gambling Family Protection Orders Act 2004 and the State Lotteries Act 1966.

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Striking the right balance in gaming regulation

New gaming laws which will be introduced to State Parliament this week aim to better protect the community from gaming related harm, while also supporting the hotel and hospitality sector, Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman said today.

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Gambling Adminstration Bill

Second Reading

The Gambling Administration Bill 2019 seeks to regulate and control gambling activities in the state and to repeal the Gambling Administration Act 1995. The Marshall Liberal government is committed to gambling laws that meet contemporary needs and community expectations while maintaining the right balance between reducing the risks and costs to the community and individuals from harm caused by gambling and the maintenance of an economically viable and sociable responsible gambling industry in South Australia.

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Lotteries Bill

Second Reading

The Lotteries Bill 2019 seeks to consolidate the licensing and regulation of lotteries and trade promotion lotteries in this state under a new act and repeals the relevant equivalent provisions under the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936. That is, we are proposing a separate and standalone act to deal with lotteries.

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Land Acquisition (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The important bill that I have introduced today amends the Land Acquisition Act 1969. The act governs the acquisitions of land by approved authorities. Generally, this means a government agency undertaking to acquire land for various road or infrastructure projects. A special act of parliament is required to authorise compulsory acquisitions of land, and the special act also designates the relevant authority for the purposes of that act.

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