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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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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Magistrates Court balustrade update

In February 2019, three hardened glass panels in the atrium of the Adelaide Magistrates Court (AMC) spontaneously broke.

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Government to untangle labour hire laws

The Marshall Liberal Government will seek to amend South Australia’s labour hire laws, with the state’s Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman saying the changes will ensure the laws target those sectors where workers are most vulnerable to exploitation.

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Kangaroo Island Community Education

Today, I pay tribute to Kangaroo Island Community Education, otherwise known as KICE, being named Australia's best regional school of the year for the second year in a row at the recent Australian Education Awards. This annual event recognises the top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers throughout Australia, so to win this award back to back is a remarkable achievement. It goes without saying that it is a very proud moment for the school, its principal, its teachers, the students, the governing council and indeed the entire community. I congratulate everyone involved.

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Criminal Law Consolidation (Child-Like Sex Dolls Prohibition) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Criminal Law Consolidation (Child-Like Sex Dolls Prohibition) Amendment Bill 2019. The bill was received in this place from the Legislative Council and was introduced there by the Hon. Ms Bonaros. I gladly move this bill as a government bill in the House of Assembly, as it seeks to deal with the troubling part of the child exploitation material industry and, more broadly, child sexual abuse.

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Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Simplify) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Simplify) Bill 2018. As has been ably presented and acknowledged by the parliament, this is a bill that had been largely replicated from a bill that was introduced but not finalised by the previous government, and it is in the line of a number of bills that have been presented, ostensibly to reduce red tape and to simplify regulation for individual members of the community as consumers but also business.

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Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee: APY Lands Visit

Parliamentary Committees

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for Narungga, and indeed the entire Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, not only for the report that has been prepared to enlighten us as members of the parliament but for their attendance and for making those observations and bringing that information back to the parliament. It is very important that this committee be the eyes and ears of the parliament to ensure that we are kept contemporary with what is happening on the lands and to report the key issues back to us.

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Legislation (Fees) Bill

Second Reading

The bill I introduce today is the Legislation (Fees) Bill 2019. The bill repeals and replaces the Fees Regulation Act 1927, which provides the authority for regulations to be made for the prescription and variation of fees for the purposes of various acts. In particular, the bill converts the existing statutory power to set fees by regulation into a power to set fees by ministerial notice or by regulation. Rather than amend the existing act, the bill repeals and replaces that act, which had not been amended since it came into operation in 1927, which I think I can comfortably say is before any of us were born. The bill is simpler and reflects modern drafting styles.

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