Secret letter from Walker to Rau to be released

State Ombudsman Wayne Lines has told the State Government to release a secret letter from property developer Walker Corp to Attorney-General John Rau regarding the controversial Festival Plaza development. 

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Libs want Bank Street parklets removed immediately

The State Liberals are calling on the State Government and Adelaide City Council to immediately remove the Bank Street parklets. 

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Controlling sex offenders

The State Liberals have welcomed the decision by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal Gavin Schuster’s release from custody into a care facility near children’s playgrounds in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. 

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REAL PROPERTY (ELECTRONIC CONVEYANCING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (18:19): I indicate that I expect to be the only speaker for the opposition and we will be supporting this bill. Briefly, may I say that, of all of the changes, and we are now really at the third stage of legislative change to fulfil the commitments of having a national electronic conveyancing system, one single NEC system for use throughout Australia, I thought that the move in this tranche of reform to the abolition of hard copy titles—I was going to say parchment but, of course, we are a long way away from that; we still have electronic—to facilitate the execution of the ultimate objective of this would be more controversial than it has been.

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CORPORATIONS (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) (TERMINATION DAY) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:03): I rise to speak on the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers)(Termination Day) Amendment Bill 2016. This bill has been introduced by the Attorney-General to extend by five years—

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SUPPLY BILL 2016

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 23 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:05): I rise to speak on the Supply Bill 2016, introduced, as we do each year, preceding the announcement of the state government's budget proposals and the consequential bills for the allocation of moneys for government. We do this because we need to continue the expenditure for the government and its employees pending the Appropriation Bill 2016 receiving assent. In this bill, $3.444 billion, or up to that amount, is proposed to be available for appropriation to ensure the continued orderly delivery of government services and payment of personnel.

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Liberals oppose restrictive court reporting laws

In Parliament yesterday, the State Liberals expressed their opposition to the Weatherill Labor Government’s restrictive court reporting laws and have drafted amendments to remove this aspect from the Bill. 

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Where will Labor store patient records?

The Weatherill Labor Government needs to tell South Australians where it is going to store patient records, given that they can’t be stored at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. 

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Desal plant anniversary nothing to celebrate

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the opening of Adelaide’s $2.2 billion desalination plant.

The plant has since been mothballed. 

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Is Walker walking away from Festival Plaza upgrade?

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Labor Government explain when the highly anticipated upgrade of Festival Plaza will commence. 

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