Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee: Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Investigation Powers) Amendment Bill

I commend the member for Kavel and the committee for the work they have undertaken in respect of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Investigation Powers) Amendment Bill 2018, which, as indicated, was referred to the committee for their consideration. The committee was given a very short period of time to consider it, for a very clear reason given at the time by members of the Legislative Council, namely, that the preparedness to undertake a further review of this matter by the committee was something in which time was of the essence.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

Motion

I rise to speak on the motion acknowledging International Day for Disaster Reduction and note that this year's theme is 'reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global gross domestic product'—rather a mouthful, and I suspect somebody from the United Nations General Assembly has come up with that clumsy but nevertheless thematic description.

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Royal Commissions (Extraterritorial Application) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I continue my remarks from 5 September 2018 which, before seeking leave to continue, I commenced with, 'Further, it,' referring to the High Court, 'would have considered whether the commonwealth is impliedly immune from an exercise of the powers' conferred by sections10 and/or section 11 of the Royal Commissions Act 1917 (SA) on the basis that they modify or impair the executive power of the commonwealth or substantially interfere with or curtail the operation of the executives of the commonwealth.

 

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Have YourSAy on Sentencing Discounts

Members of the community are being encouraged to have their say in a review of the South Australia’s sentencing discount scheme, which allows offenders to get a reduced sentence in exchange for an early guilty plea.

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Strengthening public safety in Adelaide's West End

A strengthened police presence in Adelaide’s west end will continue, with the extension of the declared public precinct in the district each weekend.

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STATEMENT FROM THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

In response to recent reports in the media, I have taken legal advice and reviewed the statement and related events.  

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Statement from the Attorney-General

In respect of questions about Renewal SA Executives that the Government has received from both the media and the Opposition, I confirm that:

  • I have enquired of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Mr Bruce Lander QC, as to whether there is any further information that can be made available on this matter. He confirmed that there is not.
  • The Commissioner at this stage will not be making a public statement on the matter.
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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme launched

The Marshall Liberal Government is in the final stages of launching the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme trial, a key election commitment in the Government’s suite of policies to help prevent domestic violence across the state.

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Government seeks expert advice on bullying

The Marshall Liberal Government will this week seek advice from the state’s leading legal, education, parenting and policing experts on ways to better protect children from bullying behaviour.

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Liberal Government to cut labour hire red tape

The Marshall Liberal Government will seek to repeal labour hire licensing laws introduced by the previous Labor Government, amid concerns over the effectiveness of the scheme.

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