STATUTES AMENDMENT (ABOLITION OF DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION AND RELATED MATTERS) BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Defence of Provocation and Related Matters) Bill 2020. This bill implements the preferred recommendations in the stage 1 and stage 2 reports of the South Australian Law Reform Institute, entitled The Provoking Operation of Provocation. The SALRI reports recommended that the common law defence of provocation should be abolished.

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Labour Hire fees refunded, saving businesses hundreds of dollars

A change to Labour Hire Licensing laws is putting money back into the pockets of more than 300 local businesses, according to the latest Consumer and Business Services statistics.

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Scrapping fees a big boost for business

The Marshall Liberal Government’s decision to waive liquor licence fees for this financial year is helping thousands of businesses and saving business owner’s millions of dollars.

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Addressing sexual harassment in the legal profession

Acting Equal Opportunity Commissioner Emily Strickland has been appointed to conduct a review into harassment, including sexual harassment, within the legal profession.

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Pandemic’s positive takeaway helping to back small business

A takeaway meal is never complete without a good drop of South Australian wine – which is why the Marshall Liberal Government will introduce new, permanent laws to allow bars, clubs and restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals.

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SPENT CONVICTIONS (DECRIMINALISED OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Spent Convictions (Decriminalised Offences) Amendment Bill 2020 after its speedy passage through the Legislative Council. The bill amends the Spent Convictions Act 2009 to expand and improve the system for spending convictions for historical homosexual offences. With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I seek leave to have the remainder of the second reading speech and explanation of clauses inserted in Hansard without my reading the same.

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Parliament workplace harassment review gets green light

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman will today move a motion, allowing a review into the handling of harassment in the South Australian Parliament to get underway.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2020

What a year that we have faced as South Australians. The government has had to produce a budget in that environment that will provide a stimulus to the state's economy and provide lasting and significant benefits to South Australians.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (FUND SELECTION AND OTHER SUPERANNUATION MATTERS) BILL

This bill seeks to make amendments to the following acts for the purpose of making amendments to the superannuation arrangements provided under those statutes: the Southern State Superannuation Act 2009 (Triple S Act) and the Superannuation Act 1988. The main proposal dealt with in this bill is the introduction of choice of fund and portability for members of the Southern State Superannuation Scheme (Triple S). Triple S membership is currently mandated for the majority of South Australian public sector employees, despite this fund not always being favoured by some such employees as the fund of their choice.

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Top End Silk appointed to District Court

A distinguished silk from the Northern Territory will return to South Australia to take up a new role as the state’s newest District Court Judge, and Deputy President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

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