Bail (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:11): I rise to speak on the Bail (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017, introduced by the Attorney-General on 31 May—not to be confused with the speech just given by the Attorney in respect of amendments to the Bail Act bill, which relate to terrorism matters. This is a bill that amends the Bail Act to deal with some relatively minor matters that need the statutory attention of the parliament.

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ICAC (Serious and Systemic Maladministration or Misconduct) Amendment Bill 2017

INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION (SERIOUS OR SYSTEMIC MISCONDUCT OR MALADMINISTRATION) AMENDMENT BILL 

In presenting this bill to the parliament, I confirm the opposition's position that we should deal with an amendment to the principal act. The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act is legislation that provides for an Independent Commission Against Corruption. We now know that Mr Bruce Lander QC has taken the view during his term in office that some amendments need to be made, and where those amendments that are of merit have been presented to the parliament by the government or by us we have supported them. 

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Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:18): I rise to speak on the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill 2017. I indicate that the opposition will be presenting three amendments to the bill, but otherwise will be accepting the bill before us. As has been pointed out, on 29 March this year the Attorney-General introduced the bill to amend our liquor licensing regime under the current act of 1997.

 

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Grievance Debate - Oakden Mental Health Facility

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:08): Today, I wish to acknowledge the late Bob Spriggs for his courageous fight in his treatment and ultimate passing after the experience at the Oakden facility. He, of course, suffered treatment that was not only indecent but criminal in respect of the 10 times prescribed medication overdose and the unexplained bruising when he was admitted to hospital. I also wish to acknowledge Mr Maurice Corcoran, the Principal Community Visitor, who, in his annual report in 2016 to this parliament, shone a light on the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service and the scandalous misconduct that was going to be investigated. 

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Return To Work Corporation Of South Australia (Crown Claims Management) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:31): I rise to speak on the Return to Work Corporation of South Australia (Crown Claims Management) Amendment Bill 2017. I am sure the Attorney will be pleased to know that I wish to make a contribution on this matter. 

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Condolence - Hon. Robin Rhodes Millhouse QC

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:18): I rise to support the Premier's motion to recognise and pay tribute to Robin Rhodes Millhouse QC in the presence of his family and some of his former colleagues. As we know, Mr Millhouse entered this parliament in 1955, at a time before almost all of us were born. Once the 1960s and even the 1970s came around, there was a major period of legal, electoral, social and political reform. It was a great time, I think, for him to have served in his public office in a political life, culminating at that time as Attorney-General in the Hall government. 

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Constitution (Electoral Redistribution) (Appeals) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:33): I move: That this bill be now read a second time. The Constitution Act of 1934 is one of the most important documents that we have in the state, and more will be said about that, I am sure, when members speak on the motion on the 160 years of responsible government of the state, which is on our agenda for consideration. However, from time to time even the constitution is identified as being deficient, sometimes in only a small way, and so it needs to be updated and to be contemporary.

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ANZAC Day Commemoration (Veterans' Advisory Council) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:39): I rise to speak on the ANZAC Day (Veterans' Advisory Council) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that I will be the lead speaker. We will be supporting the bill. There are a number of matters that I wish to raise. Firstly, members will recall that the Premier embarked on a program of disposing of boards and committees that he or his government felt were redundant or no longer appropriate in relation to the delivery of advice and services undertaken.

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Sentencing Bill

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:40): I indicate that I am speaking on the Sentencing Bill 2016 and that I will be the lead speaker, and quite possibly the only speaker, and that I wish to make some remarks about this bill. I indicate that the opposition will be supporting the bill, other than amendments in respect of the proposals in relation to home detention.

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Grievance Debate - Labor Government

Ms CHAPMAN ( BraggDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:09): The last time I stood and talked about the Labor Party's plans to get rid of the honourable member for Croydon and his replacement to become the Labor leader, I was talking about the Hon. Peter Malinauskas. Well, here we are. That was back in December and, despite rumours whizzing around faster than the Premier's wind farms, Labor members said that was not going to happen, that notwithstanding the rumours that was not going to happen. Well, it is February and guess what? It is happening.

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