JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 8 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:43): I rise to speak on the Justices of the Peace (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016. This is a bill introduced by the Attorney on 8 June. On face of it, it makes some minor amendments to the Justice of the Peace Act 2005.

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SUMMARY PROCEDURE (ABOLITION OF COMPLAINTS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 8 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:38): I rise to speak on the Summary Procedure (Abolition of Complaints) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that the opposition will be supporting this bill. In the relatively brief time we have had to consult on the matter, we are satisfied that our side has no objection to the terms as outlined. The Law Society have indicated that they take no objection—in particular, the Criminal Law Committee, which is probably the most likely to have members who might raise some complaint.

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NOTARIES PUBLIC BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 18 May 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:27): I rise to indicate that the opposition will be supporting the Notaries Public Bill 2016. It has been about 12 years in the gestation. The former attorney-general did not want to advance it. The current Attorney-General moved at glacial pace in even considering it.

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JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION (AUXILIARY APPOINTMENTS AND POWERS) (QUALIFICATION FOR APPOINTMENT) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 18 May 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:48): It is with pleasure that I address the question of the Judicial Administration (Auxiliary Appointments and Powers) (Qualification for Appointment) Amendment Bill 2016. The opposition will not be supporting this bill. It is the view of the opposition that unless a cogent case is put to the parliament to extend the appointments of auxiliary judges in South Australia, and unless that is presented to us, then there is no published justification for progressing this bill.

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WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT

Adjourned debate on motion of Ms Sanderson (resumed on motion).

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:50): It is a privilege to rise to speak to this motion and to recognise Dr Jessie Cooper and Mrs Joyce Steele, who of course presides over us here in this chamber in her Versace-blue jacket. In particular, I acknowledge their fight to get representation in the parliament and to have their election legitimised. I am not going to dwell on the contribution of each of these women in the parliament, because the member for Adelaide has adequately and concisely outlined that. They will forever be remembered as the first two women elected members in our parliament, and I am pleased to say one in each of our chambers.

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MAGISTRATES COURT (MONETARY LIMITS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 13 April 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:11): I rise to speak on the Magistrates Court (Monetary Limits) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that the opposition will be supporting the bill. There is a deficiency, and I will address that, but essentially this is a bill to reduce the maximum monetary limit for minor civil matters in the Magistrates Court from $25,000 to $12,000. As is well known, our leader introduced a bill in 2011 to increase the monetary limit from $6,000 to $25,000, to be consistent with what occurred in Queensland. Quite reasonably, he brought that proposal to the parliament as, firstly, there had been no increase in the threshold on this type of matter since 1991, which of course was 20 years before.

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SUMMARY OFFENCES (FILMING AND SEXTING OFFENCES) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:58): I rise to speak on the Summary Offences (Filming and Sexting Offences) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that the opposition will be supporting this bill. However, I indicate that there will be amendments which I will canvass in the course of the contribution I propose to make.

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REAL PROPERTY (ELECTRONIC CONVEYANCING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (18:19): I indicate that I expect to be the only speaker for the opposition and we will be supporting this bill. Briefly, may I say that, of all of the changes, and we are now really at the third stage of legislative change to fulfil the commitments of having a national electronic conveyancing system, one single NEC system for use throughout Australia, I thought that the move in this tranche of reform to the abolition of hard copy titles—I was going to say parchment but, of course, we are a long way away from that; we still have electronic—to facilitate the execution of the ultimate objective of this would be more controversial than it has been.

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CORPORATIONS (COMMONWEALTH POWERS) (TERMINATION DAY) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:03): I rise to speak on the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers)(Termination Day) Amendment Bill 2016. This bill has been introduced by the Attorney-General to extend by five years—

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SUPPLY BILL 2016

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 23 March 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:05): I rise to speak on the Supply Bill 2016, introduced, as we do each year, preceding the announcement of the state government's budget proposals and the consequential bills for the allocation of moneys for government. We do this because we need to continue the expenditure for the government and its employees pending the Appropriation Bill 2016 receiving assent. In this bill, $3.444 billion, or up to that amount, is proposed to be available for appropriation to ensure the continued orderly delivery of government services and payment of personnel.

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