electoral (government advertising) amendment bill 2017

ELECTORAL (GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING) AMENDMENT BILL

Introduction and First Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:44): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Electoral Act 1985. Read a first time.

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:45): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I rise to speak on the Electoral (Government Advertising) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that this bill proposes to amend part 13A of the Electoral Act 1985 relating to election funding, expenditure and disclosure.

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Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:04): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017. Before I move to the substance of the bill, I indicate that the Attorney-General has put a request to the opposition to consider this bill as a matter of urgency, in particular to agree to the expeditious passage of this bill in the House of Assembly. If passed, I presume in an expeditious manner in the other place within the next few weeks, it will have the effect of ensuring one of the aspects of this bill, which relates to the capacity either to detain or continue under supervision a person who is currently in custody and deal with them in a manner that is preferable to what would occur if there was no passage of this legislation.

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Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:54): I indicate that I will be the lead speaker in respect of the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. Parliament would have noted that a number of parcels of amendments to this bill have been foreshadowed, but I propose to address the substantive bill in the first instance and hope to then explain the foreshadowed amendments in my name. They are in 220(1) and 220(4), as printed and tabled.

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Labour Hire Licensing Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:47): I rise to speak on the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017. The bill was introduced by the Attorney-General on 8 August this year to provide for licensing and regulation of persons who provide labour hire services. Essentially, this requires a person who provides labour hire services to be licensed, with a fit and proper person test, and provides penalties, deregistration options, suspension and the like in the event of noncompliance with the act or standards set.

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Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:40): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill 2017 and indicate that the opposition will support the bill. Essentially, it is a bill that was introduced by the Attorney and is consequential upon the Courts Administration Council conducting a review of civil court fees. Apparently, that was at the request of the Attorney-General. It recommended that Magistrates Court applications be charged for their lodgement fees on a tiered basis. Essentially, that means the higher the claim the larger the fee that might apply towards the lodgement fee, even if that fee exceeds the administrative cost.

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Statutes Amendment (Terror Suspect Detention) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:23): I rise to contribute in respect of the Statutes Amendment (Terror Suspect Detention) Bill. This is a bill that was introduced in June by the Attorney-General subsequent to a meeting between the Premier and the Attorney-General and Minister for Police when they publicly announced the government's intention to amend the bail and parole laws. Members would be aware that there has been considerable activity in this space since, in more recent times, the Man Haron Monis incident in the Lindt Cafe on 15 December 2014.

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Fines Enforcement and Debt Recovery Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (19:34): I speak on the Fines Enforcement and Recovery Bill 2017 and indicate that I expect to be the one and only speaker for the opposition. Can I start by saying that this is a bill the Attorney-General introduced on 9 August 2017, and it is a bill that started out with some reasonable statements and aspirations of the government to strengthen the capacity of the recovery of expiation fees and fines and the like. It then had a very significant reform to provide for the recovery of civil debt owed to the public authorities via the unit, which was established under the legislation and the substantive legislation that it is amending.

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Statutes Amendment (SACAT NO 2) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:11): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (SACAT No 2) Bill 2017. I expect that I will be the only speaker; nevertheless, my contribution might inspire others. I indicate that the opposition has considered the bill and, whilst we have a number of concerns about the existing operational performance of SACAT, and further that, as Judge Cole resigned some months ago and has not been replaced, the transfer of any further jurisdictions to SACAT raises a number of concerns, not because we do not support having a central administrative tribunal—and we have moved from the specialist model to a central model—but clearly if the government wished this tribunal to be effective and to have outcomes of which its reasonable aspirations had been expected, then frankly it has to have the appropriate resources to do it.

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Statutes Amendment (Youths Sentenced as Adults) Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:19): Thank you, Mr Speaker. I congratulate you on the passage of the preceding motion and trust that this will be very helpful in respect of the parliament in the future, together with the transparency, which is richly required.

I rise today to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Youths Sentenced as Adults) Bill 2017. Members I think should be reminded as to why we are here dealing with this legislation. In October 2016, a then 15-year-old boy caused the death of Mrs Nicole Tucker during an act of dangerous driving and was subsequently convicted of the same. This mother of two was the innocent victim in a horror crash, and I think comprehensively and universally the public were appalled.

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Budget Measures Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:11): Yesterday, I outlined the shameful list of companies and enterprises in South Australia that have either collapsed, downsized or, for other economic reasons, shed multiple jobs in South Australia over the last 14 or 15 years. Quite clearly, the list during 2015 and 2016 and up to the beginning of this year was impressively and dangerously long. It was impressive to the extent that it was a sobering reminder to the people of South Australia of the financially perilous situation South Australia is in, in particular our larger and smaller business enterprises in the state.

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