Criminal Law Consolidation (Foster Parents and Other Positions of Authority) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank members of the house who have made a contribution to the debate on this matter and have reminded us that, whilst this is in a way a small amendment to very substantial law reform that we have previously dealt with, it is important. Members have taken the opportunity to reaffirm this parliament's universal condemnation of child exploitation and sexual manipulation. There has been a universal outcry at the exposure of children, particularly those who have been abused within a relationship with a person of authority.

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Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders)(Psychologists) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill to amend the Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) Act 2015. This bill is intended to assist in alleviating some of the delays currently being experienced in providing forensic psychiatrist reports to the Supreme Court under the Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) Act and the Sentencing Act 2017. The government recognises the importance of protecting the community from predators and will take all available steps to ensure South Australians are kept safe.

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Equal Opportunity (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

This is a bill that adds domestic violence as a ground for discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, which can be considered by the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity should a complaint be made.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank all members who have made a contribution to the debate in respect of the Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill 2019 for their very thoughtful consideration of the matters that have been raised and the ills that the bill proposes to address.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I was referring to the opposition's foreshadowed amendment, which persists in attempting to amend section 71 even further (and differently, really) than the government's proposed tightening of the application of this home detention position. With that, they had added to it an acknowledgement that there is an exception that needs to be taken into account, namely, that those who are engaged in young love—usually young teenagers—will, under the government's model, have some protection and be able to be considered differently if there is a three-year age gap between them.

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Labour Hire Licensing Repeal Bill

Second Reading

I wish to thank members for their contributions to this debate. Some were lively, some entertaining, some less helpful, some significant and some that I thought were going to cause some health problems for some of the contributors. Nevertheless, I am pleased to see that those sitting immediately adjacent to me are still alive.

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Public Works Committee: Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration

Motion

I rise to speak to the report of the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration Works Project. I thank members of the Public Works Committee, including of course the new Chair, the member for Kavel. I appreciate the contribution they have made to the parliament. Clearly, they are active and passionate in their work on the Public Works Committee, which personally I think is one of the most important committees that we have in the parliament. They have undertaken their role of scrutinising this project so that it not only be fit for purpose but be of public value and, of course, value for money.

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Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill

Second Reading

Today, the government introduces the Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill 2019 to make two amendments to legislation to support the ongoing implementation of the review into the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 conducted in 2016 by the Hon. Mr Tim Anderson QC. As members would be aware, in 2017 the former government commenced the Liquor Review Act, giving effect to recommendations of the Anderson review.

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Sentencing (Suspended and Community Based Custodial Sentences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Concerns have been raised in the media and in parliament regarding the categories of offenders in relation to whom home detention is available as a sentencing option for the court under the Sentencing Act 2017 (the Sentencing Act).

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TAFE SA Reviews

Motion

I rise to support the motion and to thank the member for Heysen for bringing it before the parliament. I oppose the amendment that has been submitted.

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