STATUTES AMENDMENT (SACAT) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:00): The opposition will support the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Amendment Bill 2016, as it is consequentially necessary to deal with the outcome of the bill we have just passed. On the assumption that that follows its normal passage, this is required. Can I say, however, how deeply disappointed I am that, when opening the SACAT bill, we are not transferring the next trove of jurisdictions that the government promised they would transfer after Guardianship and the Residential Tenancies Tribunal. On 17 May this year, the Attorney-General made a ministerial statement in which he confirmed SACAT's establishment and its transfer of these jurisdictions, together with the Valuer-General disputes, which the opposition pushed to be included. He said:

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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES (GENDER IDENTITY) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:08): I rise to speak on the Births, Deaths and Marriages (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2016, and indicate that the opposition has not formed a party position on this bill. In reference to what is colloquially often known as the members having a 'conscience vote', of course, on our side of the house every vote is a conscience vote. Frequently, we meet to form a joint party position on something and that, we hope, adds to the healthy debate and swift passage of legislation but, in this instance, we felt that would be unhelpful as, clearly, there would be an expression of a number of our members to decide, at different levels, their support.

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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (OVERSIGHT AND ADVOCACY BODIES) BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:22): I contribute to this debate by simply adding that, in addition to the opposition supporting the passage of this bill, the Attorney-General has been requested during the course of the public consultation on this bill, of which two drafts have been published by the government online, to provide to the opposition a copy of all submissions prepared and submitted by stakeholders and members of the public.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 2016

Estimates Committees

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:12): Deputy Speaker, I firstly acknowledge your role in the estimates proceedings that we have recently undertaken and thank you for your contribution, together with the member for Little Para, whom I was able to have as chair in a number of meetings during the estimates being convened and who did a stellar job. I also thank those ministers who presented to estimates and the number of advisers and departmental staff who were down here to explain to us a number of aspects of the 2016 budget.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (BUDGET 2016) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 7 July 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:11): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Budget 2016) Bill and indicate that the opposition will be consenting to this bill, consistent with precedent. It is a budget bill and, consistent with precedent, budget bills are not challenged in the normal manner of ordinary statutes. This is largely because of the precedent to recognise that the government has responsibility to make the ultimate decisions on how budgets are funded and expended.

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APPROPRIATION BILL 26 July 2016

Second Reading 

Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion). 

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (22:14): Here we are, at the 2016 budget, the Appropriation Bill, to accommodate the announcements by the Treasurer, and I remind members that it is a budget that has been approved by cabinet. No-one should underestimate the significance of that because the whole of the cabinet has endorsed the plan of action in respect of the expenditure of $18 billion of South Australians' money to the application of the priorities of this government.

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SUMMARY OFFENCES (DISRESPECTFUL CONDUCT IN COURT) AMENDMENT BILL 7 July 2016

Second Reading 

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:32): I move: 

That this bill be now read a second time.

Courts are a fundamental part of our society and our system of government. Certainly, we rely on them to enforce our laws, to adjudicate individuals' disputes and most importantly to deliver justice and uphold the rule of law. The traditions and revered rule of the courts are such that the community expects that certain levels of behaviour should be adhered to in a courtroom.

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INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:10): The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 has now been in effective operation for some three years, and the commissioner appointed is Mr Bruce Lander QC, who has been the one and only commissioner pursuant to that legislation. As a state, we are better off in the protection of having an ICAC. It was a long time coming. It was introduced finally by this government after many years and after almost every other jurisdiction around the country had advanced to having a criminal and/or corruption commission.

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CONSTITUTION (DEMISE OF THE CROWN) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 22 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:17): I rise to speak on this bill, and I am almost too frightened to even record the descriptor of this bill for fear that I might be aiding and abetting the offence of treason.

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LEGAL PRACTITIONERS (MISCELLANEOUS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 22 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:40): I indicate that the opposition has considered the Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2016 and that we will support the passage of this bill. Essentially, it is to do two things; one is to remedy what I think could be described as an omission in drafting the previous bill, resulting in an unintended consequence, in any event, namely, to facilitate the allowance of incorporated legal practices to practice the profession of the law in partnership with another incorporated legal practice or with an individual legal practitioner. This was identified and has been incorporated in this bill.

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