Protecting the community and local jobs

Better protections for landlords and private tenants, and a suite of measures to protect South Australian jobs are among the initiatives that form part of the Government’s legislative response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020. The bill seeks to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of government and mitigate the economic impacts on the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It also promotes general community safety by adopting measures that will support social distancing and other community restrictions in line with health advice.

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Public Trustee (Public Trustee and Guardian) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Public Trustee (Public Trustee and Guardian) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill amends the Public Trustee Act 1995 and various other acts to effect a merger of the offices of the Public Trustee and the Public Advocate. For those who are following this debate, I particularly refer to the provisions of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993, which accommodates the provision of the establishment, terms of engagement, powers and the like of the Public Advocate.

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Temporary measures to support South Australia’s hospitality sector

Cafes, restaurants, small bars and local clubs will be able to temporarily sell takeaway liquor under measures aimed at supporting South Australia’s hospitality sector announced today.

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Coroners (Undetermined Natural Causes) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Coroners (Undetermined Natural Causes) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill amends the Coroners Act 2003 to allow the state Coroner to return a finding of 'undetermined natural causes' in appropriate cases. The bill is intended to ensure efficient use of state forensic resources and to spare families the stress of a coronial investigation where possible.

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Government considers forfeiture reform

The State Government has welcomed the release of a new report recommending reforms to remove ambiguity from South Australia’s forfeiture rules.

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Retired Supreme Court Judge heads Royal Commission Review

Retired Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC has been appointed to lead a review of the legislation governing Royal Commissions undertaken in South Australia.

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Passionate psychologist crowned 2020 Rural Women’s Award winner

Clinical psychologist and World’s End farmer Stephanie Schmidt has been named South Australia’s AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner for 2020.

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Southern Adelaide Infrastructure Investments

Grievance Debate        

I rise today to talk with pride of the Marshall government's investment in the southern regions of Adelaide. I am particularly compelled to do so because we have delivered for the residents not only of Aldinga, Normanville, Willunga, McLaren Vale and Yankalilla but also a place dear to my heart, my birthplace of Kangaroo Island. One would think, having listened to the member for Mawson, that he had somehow or other been delivering on these commitments, but this is what we have done. This is the Liberals' plan and this is what we have actually been delivering.

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Criminal Law (Legal Representation) (Reimbursement of Commission) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Criminal Law (Legal Representation) (Reimbursement of Commission) Amendment Bill 2020, a bill that amends the Criminal Law (Legal Representation) Act 2001. The bill makes two changes to the process by which the Legal Services Commission, South Australia's primary legal aid provider, is reimbursed for the costs of expensive criminal trials. The changes are designed to ensure that the Legal Services Commission is subject to a consistent, reliable maximum cost when taking on a serious criminal case.

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