STATUTES AMENDMENT (COURTS AND JUSTICE MEASURES) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:04): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Courts and Justice Measures) Bill 2016. This is a bill that was introduced by the Attorney-General in September and claims to make minor amendments to a number of acts, including the Bail Act, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act, the Evidence Act, the Solicitor-General Act, the Summary Procedure Act and the Youth Court Act, amongst others. In summary, it is fair to say that many of the amendments are relatively minor and I think, from our perspective, we accept that there are some efficiency measures that are being incorporated.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (JUDICIAL REGISTRARS) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 19 October 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:39): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Judicial Registrars) Bill 2016 and indicate that I will be proposing amendments which will provide, in the alternative, an option for the government to consider. I also note that the Attorney-General has provided copies of foreshadowed amendments and a summary explanation of them in the last couple of days, and I have reviewed those and will be consenting to the same.

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VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 9 June 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:27): I rise to speak on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill, introduced by the member for Ashford. As I have indicated to her, I will not be supporting the bill in this form. However, it is fair to say that with a number of amendments I would be sympathetic to it being advanced. In short, however, the statutory sanction of death by doctor is something which in the present bill is deficient in definition, is inadequate in protection, and certainly does not address a number of the concerns I have raised.

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NATIONAL ELECTRICITY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (AUSTRALIAN ENERGY REGULATOR - WHOLESALE MARKET MONITORING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 28 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:32): I rise to speak on the National Electricity (South Australia) (Australian Energy Regulator—Wholesale Market Monitoring) Amendment Bill 2016. The lead for the opposition has indicated that we will be supporting this bill, together with one to follow. In supporting this bill, I do not accept for one moment that it is going to make a scrap of difference to the price vulnerability that South Australians experienced in a most serious way in July this year.

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CHILDREN'S PROTECTION (INFORMATION SHARING) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:33): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

In introducing this bill—the Children's Protection (Information Sharing) Amendment Bill 2016—I inform members that the genesis of the amendments to the Children's Protection Act 1993 emanates from the Nyland royal commission. In particular, Commissioner Nyland recommended at 242 that the Children's Protection Act 1993 be amended:

(a) to permit and, in appropriate cases, require the sharing of information between prescribed government and non-government agencies that have responsibilities for the health, safety or wellbeing of children where it would promote those issues; and

(b) to require prescribed government and non-government agencies to take reasonable steps to coordinate decision making and the delivery of services for children.

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CHILDREN'S PROTECTION (GUARDIANSHIP) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:42): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I introduce the Children's Protection (Guardianship) Amendment Bill 2016. This is a bill to amend the Children's Protection Act 1993. Again, this is a bill that we, on this side of the house, say ought to be uncontroversial and ought to be advanced now, not at the end of the year, not whenever the government thinks it might be opportune to announce and not next year. Now.

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LIMITATION OF ACTIONS (INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:58): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The background to the presentation of this bill for the parliament to consider is the investigations that occurred in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Redress and Civil Litigation report. Members would be aware that this has been a national inquiry.

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CHILD SAFETY (PROHIBITED PERSONS) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 20 September 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:54): I rise to speak on the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Bill 2016 and indicate that I will be consenting to the bill. Largely, this is a bill to remedy a working with children model which exists in South Australia but which has failed to be as robust as is necessary. The opposition agrees that it needs to be tightened. The measures to improve checks on people working with children are incorporated in this bill through a new model, that is, essentially to introduce a single working with children check which is portable and valid for five years and which, when the technology is ultimately developed, will hopefully be robust enough to be real-time effective in maintaining its accuracy and relevance.

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POLICE COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINE BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 6 July 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:44): I rise to speak on the Police Complaints and Discipline Bill 2016. Again, this is a bill that has been introduced subsequent to substantial investigation and inquiry and lengthy recommendations presented for consideration in reviewing the manner in which we deal with police complaints. The gestation period of review is so long I can hardly remember when it started, but I will endeavour to find my notes on this.

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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (YOUTH TREATMENT ORDERS) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:35): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I introduce this bill today for an act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984, essentially to make provision for drug treatment orders without consent for children. 'Children' in the bill are defined as those under the age of 18 years. In short, the bill will amend our Controlled Substances Act which, as members know, is legislation providing for the prohibition where necessary of production, sale, supply, possession, etc., of certain poisons, drugs and medicines, which we readily acknowledge should continue to be under some protective measure and statutory regulation.

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