Joint Committee on the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

Parliamentary Committees

I support this motion to receive and note the report of the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage, entitled Interim Report. It has the interesting fore-quote from Tennyson's The Princess: 'The woman's cause is man's: they rise or sink together, dwarfed or godlike, bond or free.' How apt.

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Stronger penalties for domestic and family violence perpetrators

People who repeatedly breach intervention orders will now face up to four years in jail or fines of up to $20,000, under laws that have now passed State Parliament.

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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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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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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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Phoenixing

Ministerial Statement

Today, I am pleased to indicate the government's support for the commonwealth Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2018. Phoenixing activity is not defined in legislation and can encompass both legitimate business rescue activity and the use of serial deliberate insolvency as a business model to avoid paying company debts.

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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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