Liquor Licensing (Liquor Production and Sales Licence) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Production and Sales Licence) Amendment Bill 2020 makes a number of necessary amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (the act). The bill seeks to reinforce the government's position that alcohol should not be readily available in supermarkets.

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Equal Opportunity (Parliament) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I would like to thank the honourable members for their contributions. I acknowledge and appreciate the opposition's indication of support. I note that there are anticipated discussions and contributions in the other place, and that they may be part of a debate on some amendments. We look forward to seeing those when received.

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Radiation Protection and Control Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2019, and I start by commending the minister for supervising and initiating the enormous body of work that is necessary to undertake a review of legislation by the advance of this bill, which will significantly update and modernise the Radiation Protection and Control Act. It is an exercise that has not been undertaken since 1982, and clearly the world has changed; in fact, there are even a few people in our parliament who were born after that, including the minister. I think it is a commendable achievement. Even before he was a sparkle in his mother's eye, this project was being worked on. That is to be commended.

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Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill 2020 seeks to introduce a scheme for real-time fuel pricing for greater price transparency. I am pleased to bring this bill to the house and know members are very interested in this proposal. The government committed to investigate the feasibility of introducing a mandatory fuel price disclosure scheme in South Australia to increase fuel price transparency for consumers.

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COVID-19 Emergency Response (Further Measures) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Further Measures) Amendment Bill 2020, and I wish to acknowledge and appreciate the house's indulgence in allowing this to proceed this morning. The bill makes amendments to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 and other associated amendments to ensure the continued safe and efficient functioning of the state of South Australia and the government and to address further critical matters that have arisen since the passage of the act and throughout the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Linnett, Mr L.

Grievance Debate        

I rise to remember and pay tribute to the life of Mr Leon Linnett. Today, I send our condolences to Mrs Linnett and two of their children, Adam and Kate, who still live on Kangaroo Island. Mr Linnett was a giant not only in the development of tourism in South Australia and in particular on Kangaroo Island, but also in his contribution to the hospitality industry generally. He was a pioneer in luxury accommodation at American River on Kangaroo Island with the Linnett's luxury resort. It has had various titles, but it was an enduring accommodation institution in this state.

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Criminal Law (Legal Representation) (Reimbursement of Commission) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank members for their contributions and, from the opposition, for the indication that the bill will be supported. I would like to reflect on a couple of things that have been raised.

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Statutes Amendment (Bail Authorities) Bill

Second Reading

The attraction of interest of members to this bill has been stunning. I have been thoroughly inspired by the outpouring of contribution in relation to a matter which, frankly, hardly usually attracts much attention, but in this instance we have seen a resurgence of interest in a little known and little cared about area of our law, the Bail Act.

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Equal Opportunity (Parliament) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased today to introduce the Equal Opportunity (Parliament) Amendment Bill 2020, and I commend in opening the groundbreaking work of the late Hon. David Tonkin, who introduced the first equal opportunity law in Australia, in South Australia, after he became the member for Bragg in 1970. Whilst there was a government change shortly after that time, I commend him for that groundbreaking work, and indeed acknowledge the Dunstan government, which came into power, agreeing to conclude that so that South Australia would be at the lead of equal opportunity law.

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South Australian Public Health (Early Childhood Services and Immunisation) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the South Australian Public Health (Early Childhood Services and Immunisation) Amendment Bill 2020 and indicate my appreciation to the Minister for Health for progressing this matter in the parliament. Whilst there appears to be some criticism from the opposition as to the pace with which this has been developed, advanced and now presented for the final part of stage 2, I do note that the member for Kaurna was part of a government that had 16 years to develop this. Really, in the dying days of that government—

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