Regional lawyer appointed Magistrate

A Port Lincoln-based lawyer with three decades of experience in the sector has been appointed to the Magistrates Court.

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World Tourism Day

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for bringing this important matter to our attention. I note the proposed amendment introduced by the member for Ramsay and indicate that I will not be supporting her amendment.

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New Zealand Women's Suffrage Anniversary

Motion

I rise today to second the motion by the member for Florey and, in so doing, reaffirm the commitment of the entire parliament to celebrating the achievements of the women's suffrage movement and our desire to see the contribution of women in this parliament acknowledged.

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Whistleblower protections to go ahead

South Australians who blow the whistle on corruption or maladministration in the public sector will have greater protections under reforms which have now passed State Parliament.

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Marshall Liberal Government welcomes further drought assistance funding in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes the Federal Government’s drought assistance package announced at today’s National Drought Summit.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

I thank all members for their contribution to the debate in considering the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018. Particularly, as the contributions have identified some areas of concern, I will traverse a number of these in the contribution I am about to make.

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Michael Riches appointed as Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

The Government has today announced that the Governor has appointed Mr Michael Riches as the Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.  

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Sentencing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank the member for Kaurna and the member for Heysen for their contribution to this debate. It is fair to say that it has had a strange history, but it is important that I explain its gestation and, to some degree, partial abortion at present. I think the member for Kaurna will be pleased to hear that this relates to amendments to an act passed by the parliament under the former Labor government and correspondence that was sent from the Commonwealth DPP to the former attorney-general, now member for Enfield, Mr Rau SC. Although the former government did not pick up this matter, or indeed any of the minor matters that were starting to show through as a weakness in respect of the legislation they passed, the new government this year did so.

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Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill

Second Reading

Domestic and family violence is a blight on our community. As part of the government's election commitment to implement a suite of measures to combat domestic and family violence, I am pleased and indeed proud today to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill 2018.

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Education and Children's Services Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Education and Children's Services Bill 2018. It is a bill that repeals the Education Act 1972, and also the Children's Services Act 1985, and substantially reforms a number of other areas of legislation that deal with the administration, the registration of teaching and the like to support the educational institutions and the standards of those in South Australia.

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