Stricter bail laws to protect the community

The presumption of bail will be reversed for offenders who assault emergency services workers and frontline hospital staff under tough new measures proposed by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Review into Police Complaints and Discipline Act completed

An independent review of South Australia’s Police Complaints and Discipline Act has recommended ways to streamline processes and improve the way in which complaints against police officers are dealt with.

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Leading disability advocate appointed to key guardianship role

Renowned disability advocate Richard Bruggemann has been appointed to a new role in Government to assess temporary orders designed to protect both the community and people living with a cognitive impairment or mental incapacity from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Expanding criteria for witnessing Statutory Declarations

The list of people who can witness statutory declarations in South Australia has been expanded, ensuring community members can still access the service while public health restrictions are put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Covid-19 legal assistance for South Australians

Legal aid is boosting its free assistance for South Australians hit hard by COVID-19.

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Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020. This bill makes a raft of amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1991 to update it in line with legislative developments interstate and changes in technology.

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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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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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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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