TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY BILL

Today, it is with great pride that I rise to introduce the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020, not because it is easy but because it is a historic day for the women of South Australia and their families. Yet it is also tinged with disappointment that we are the last state in the country to decriminalise abortion and allow it to take place in anything other than a legally mandated hospital with the approval of two doctors. Formally, the bill repeals division 17 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and creates a new standalone act to regulate the termination of pregnancy as a lawful medical procedure.

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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (CAUSING DEATH BY USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Criminal Law Consolidation (Causing Death by Use of Motor Vehicle) Amendment Bill 2021. The bill amends the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 to impose an immediate ban on driving for those who unlawfully kill another as a result of culpably negligent, reckless or dangerous driving.

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PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE (RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT) AMENDMENT BILL

I rise to speak against the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Restricted Development) Amendment Bill 2020. As members in the chamber would be aware, since entering government in 2018 the Marshall Liberal team has been working very hard, together with the members in the department and the Planning Commission, to implement the planning reforms commenced by legislation of this parliament in 2016, and to facilitate the establishment of regulation, design codes and generally a new regime to ultimately conclude with our Development Act being completely repealed and a new regime coming into effect.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL (COSTS) AMENDMENT BILL

Today, I introduce a short but important bill to amend the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014. The amendments proposed in this bill would confirm that the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) has the power to award costs to the parties in criminal proceedings. The bill would backdate this provision to 1 July 2017, which is when SAET was first conferred criminal jurisdiction over industrial offences that had previously been heard in the Magistrates Court. These are mainly offences under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Return to Work Act 2014.

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COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE (EXPIRY) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Expiry) Amendment Bill 2021. Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are fundamental to our ongoing response and keeping our community safe.

The declaration of major emergency, in place since 22 March 2020, provides the authorising context for the important social distancing and public health measures issued by the State Coordinator through directions. I thank all South Australians for their ongoing cooperation with these directions and indeed their care and respect for others in the community with their compliance. Clearly, it helps to keep South Australians safe and strong.

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DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES (LPG CYLINDER LABELLING) AMENDMENT BILL

On 9 February 2020, Patrick Ryan tragically died from heart failure minutes after inhaling liquified petroleum gas from a nine-kilogram barbecue LPG cylinder at a house party in Port Lincoln. Paddy's family members have continued to express their concern about the current LPG cylinder warning labels not being adequate and have suggested that there should be mandated warning labels stating 'inhalation may cause death'.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (ABOLITION OF DEFENCE OF PROVOCATION AND RELATED MATTERS) BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Defence of Provocation and Related Matters) Bill 2020. This bill implements the preferred recommendations in the stage 1 and stage 2 reports of the South Australian Law Reform Institute, entitled The Provoking Operation of Provocation. The SALRI reports recommended that the common law defence of provocation should be abolished.

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SPENT CONVICTIONS (DECRIMINALISED OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Spent Convictions (Decriminalised Offences) Amendment Bill 2020 after its speedy passage through the Legislative Council. The bill amends the Spent Convictions Act 2009 to expand and improve the system for spending convictions for historical homosexual offences. With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I seek leave to have the remainder of the second reading speech and explanation of clauses inserted in Hansard without my reading the same.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2020

What a year that we have faced as South Australians. The government has had to produce a budget in that environment that will provide a stimulus to the state's economy and provide lasting and significant benefits to South Australians.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (FUND SELECTION AND OTHER SUPERANNUATION MATTERS) BILL

This bill seeks to make amendments to the following acts for the purpose of making amendments to the superannuation arrangements provided under those statutes: the Southern State Superannuation Act 2009 (Triple S Act) and the Superannuation Act 1988. The main proposal dealt with in this bill is the introduction of choice of fund and portability for members of the Southern State Superannuation Scheme (Triple S). Triple S membership is currently mandated for the majority of South Australian public sector employees, despite this fund not always being favoured by some such employees as the fund of their choice.

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