Constitution (One Vote One Value) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (21:08):  I rise today to speak on this constitutional reform bill.In respect of this bill, firstly I indicate that the opposition will not be supporting the same. In respect of the other constitutional reform that passed through both houses of parliament today, I am pleased to report to the house, and I hope it has been noted, that we have amended the constitution, originating from a private member's bill which I am proud to say was initiated by me. After some months the government acquiesced to it, and it has been reported back to this house today as having the blessing of the Legislative Council.

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Linear Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:05):  I rise to speak on the Linear Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017 and recognise that the shadow minister, the member for Bright, has given advice to the opposition on the bill, attended briefings and indicated the aspects for consideration. I place on the record the opposition's appreciation for his work in that regard and, indeed, his continued work as the shadow minister for the environment and the good initiatives he continues to undertake and work on with our leader for a future Marshall government.

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Statutes Amendment (Drug Offenders) Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:02): I rise to indicate that I will be the lead speaker, complemented by other of our members, on the Statutes Amendment (Drug Offenders) Bill 2017. This is a bill introduced by the Attorney-General on 15 November to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984 and the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005.

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Civil Liability (Trespass) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:34):  I rise to speak on the Civil Liability (Trespass) Amendment Bill 2017. This bill was introduced by the Attorney-General on 18 October 2017 to amend the Civil Liability Act 1936.

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Public Finance and Audit (Auditor-General's Reports) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:50): I move:

I advise the house that this is in response to the report of the Auditor-General of 17 October 2017 that was tabled in parliament. In that report, which was provided by the Speaker of the house and the President of the Legislative Council to their relative chambers on 29 September, he outlined in his executive summary some commentary in relation to recommended amendments to the tabling process, but also the flexibility of the Auditor-General reporting to parliament, and government's accountability to other matters that should be investigated.

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Judicial Conduct Commissioner (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:04):  I rise to speak on the Judicial Conduct Commissioner (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. This was introduced on 28 September this year by the Attorney-General, essentially outlining an expansion of the role and the complaints function of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner. In South Australia, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC is the Judicial Conduct Commissioner, in addition to his role as the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. The principal act was assented to in November 2015 and deals with complaints about the conduct of serving judicial officers.

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Grievance Debate

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:06):  Today, we had another example of the Premier's refusal to provide information to the people of South Australia as to why he is splashing millions of dollars of taxpayers' money—the money of the people of South Australia—in a desperate attempt to save his own political skin. Let's just consider for a moment that the people of South Australia are being fleeced $2.6 million, as we know, from the Weatherill government's attempt to desperately distance itself from the responsibility of South Australia's electricity crisis, their lame attempt to actually deal with it and then their pathetic plan to provide some answers.

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Children's Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements and Related Amendments) Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:34):  I rise to speak on the Children's Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements and Related Amendments) Bill 2017. Essentially, the government requested a meeting yesterday to advise that they would seek to introduce this bill and further undertake procedural orders, as we have just done, to progress it through the House of Assembly forthwith on the basis that, firstly, we have somewhere between six and nine days left of parliamentary sitting for this session and, secondly, it is necessary to pass this legislation to give sufficient workable operation to primary legislation that has been passed in respect of child protection and child safety in the preceding few years. For that reason, we note some urgency if the bill is to have an application that is of some benefit to children as soon as practicable.

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Criminal Law Consolidation (Children and Vulnerable Adults) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:18):  In this case, we, the opposition, indicate our support for the bill and so I will be brief. We may need to look at some amendments in another place. We have not had extensive consultation with others, and we appreciate that we may only have six sitting days left, so we are trying to hastily deal with as many of these bills as possible to accommodate the government's agenda. Where they are good, obviously we want to ensure that that is followed.

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Summary Offences (Liquor Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:04): I rise to speak as the lead and possibly the only speaker on the Summary Offences (Liquor Offences) Amendment Bill 2017. I indicate that, whilst we will be supporting the bill, there are two areas of amendment that we consider need to be addressed to implement this reform. This bill was introduced on 27 September by the Attorney-General to amend a number of acts but essentially in respect of the legislation for the sale and supply of liquor in specific communities.

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