Women in Agriculture

Motion

I move:

That this house—

(a) raises awareness of the important role women play in agribusiness and in regional South Australia, especially in leadership roles;

(b) notes that women are occupying an increasing number of diverse roles in agribusiness; and

(c) recognises that South Australia continues to encourage more women to pursue careers in agriculture and horticulture as the world's growing demand for our food continues to rise.

 

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Marshall Government seeks to repeal labour hire laws

The Marshall Liberal Government has today introduced legislation aimed at removing labour hire laws introduced by the former government.

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Criminal Law Consolidation (Foster Parents and Other Positions of Authority) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill amends the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (CLCA) to address an issue that has been identified which may impact on the ability to prosecute foster-parents and residential care workers for sexual abuse of children in their care in certain circumstances.

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Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill

Second Reading

The Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill 2018 repeals the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 introduced by the former government. The act currently requires anyone who provides labour hire in South Australia to be licensed. However, since the commencement of the licensing scheme, the government has received numerous complaints about the scheme's scope and application.

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Health and Community Services Complaints (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I just want to make a small contribution in relation the bill. I commend the work that has been done in the preparation of this bill, particularly the committee of inquiry, to deal with this question of those who purport to practise. As the Minister for Consumer and Business Services, I have to consider regulation of a lot of professions, and this is one of them. Medical and health practice is a serious profession that has serious consequences if it is not administered safely.

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Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018. This is a bill to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 and the Opal Mining Act 1995.

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Supporting people at risk of domestic violence

Recent initiatives of the Marshall Liberal Government aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence have shown promising results in their first month of operation.

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Laws enabling redress scheme begin operation

Laws enabling South Australia’s participation in the National Redress Scheme have now come into effect, allowing non-government institutions to register to take part and people to lodge applications relating to South Australian organisations.

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Greater transparency for the ICAC

The government has today reintroduced a bill to Parliament aimed at delivering greater transparency to South Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog, a key election commitment made by the Marshall Liberal Government to ensure open and transparent Government.

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Public comment now open on surrogacy reforms

The Marshall Liberal Government is calling for members of the public to have their say on proposed surrogacy reforms, in response to a new report highlighting a range of areas for reform.

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