MARCH 4 JUSTICE

I rise to make a contribution to the house. I, too, commend the March 4 Justice program this week, which was to acknowledge across Australia, largely by women but supported strongly by men, some of the inequities that still apply to women in our community. I think it is important, as I have said in this house several times this week, that we do listen and that we do understand that people will not be silenced, and this needs to be addressed.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (RECOMMENDATIONS OF INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD PROTECTION) BILL

On 16 February 2021, I tabled a report of the independent inquiry into child protection undertaken by Paul Rice QC. The government has accepted the six recommendations and taken additional steps to address the issues highlighted in the report. The Statutes Amendment (Recommendations of Independent Inquiry into Child Protection) Bill 2021 implements the two recommendations in the report that require legislative amendment, being recommendations Nos 5 and 6.

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REVIEW OF HARASSMENT IN THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT WORKPLACE

The Hon. V.A. CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Planning and Local Government) (11:04): I move:

1. That in the opinion of this house a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the recommendations arising from the equal opportunity commissioner's report into harassment in the parliament workplace and how they are implemented.

2. That, in the event of a joint committee being appointed, the House of Assembly be represented thereon by four members, including the Speaker, of whom three shall form a quorum of assembly members necessary to be present at all sittings of the committee.

3. That a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting concurrence thereto.

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Reforms give Coroner stronger powers

The State Coroner will have stronger powers to ensure important evidence is provided during coronial inquests under reforms that passed Parliament this week.

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State Planning Commission Chair thanked for contribution

Minister for Planning Vickie Chapman has thanked State Planning Commission Chair Michael Lennon for his service, as he prepares to step down from the role.

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Sturt River Linear Park Trail officially opens

A $3.5 million trail that showcases Coromandel Valley is now complete and ready for walkers, runners, cyclists and tourists to enjoy.

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Confidence boost for HomeBuilder applicants

The Marshall Liberal Government is introducing new regulations to streamline the planning approvals process for South Australians building homes using the HomeBuilder scheme.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (COMMUNITY AND STRATA TITLES) BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Community and Strata Titles) Bill 2021. The bill will make changes to the Community Titles Act 1996 and the Strata Titles Act 1988, which govern the creation and management of community and strata-titled properties respectively. These changes to the community and strata titles legislation will implement recommendations made in the 81st report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of this parliament, titled Strata Titles, as well as additional changes requested by interested parties in consultation on the bill and also subsequently in letters received from members of the public and others.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSIONER'S INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF HARASSMENT IN THE PARLIAMENT WORKPLACE

I rise in response to the announcement of the tabling of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity's Independent Review of Harassment in the Parliament Workplace. As members will recall, the objectives of the review were listed in the motion that was introduced by me and then passed in the House of Assembly on 12 November 2020. The same objectives were also agreed to in a concurrent motion in the Legislative Council. 

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Jobs boom in Adelaide’s north as work starts on major new housing development

Construction is now underway on a major new housing development in Adelaide’s north, which is expected to create 10,000 jobs and 12,000 homes.

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