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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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (MENTAL IMPAIRMENT) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:45): I speak on behalf of the opposition to deal with the Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Bill 2016 and indicate that we will be consenting to the bill. This is a bill introduced by the Attorney-General on 4 August 2016 and it substantially amends a division of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act relating to mental competence and touches on provisions under the part covering intoxication.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL) BILL

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 4 August 2016.)

Ms CHAPMAN ( Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:06): I rise to speak to this bill and indicate that we will be supporting the passage of the bill. We are still consulting with some groups, and we indicate that we may need to reserve our position on any possible amendments in the Legislative Council. The Hon. Rob Lucas has assisted the opposition in advising us on this matter, as he covers industrial relations matters for the opposition. I indicate that to date we have received some responses from Business SA and the Australian Industry Group, which does not fill us with confidence in respect of the support for this bill, but there may be a number of other stakeholders who wish to express a view.

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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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