COVID-19 Emergency Response (Bail) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Bail) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill seeks to protect prescribed workers, including front-line emergency workers, hospital workers and others employed in retrieval medicine, through amendment to the recently passed COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020. The bill also promotes general community safety as it seeks to protect private property from intrusion.

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Small Amount Credit Contracts

Grievance Debate        

I rise today to raise an issue regarding the effects on constituents in all our electorates of payday lending and consumer leases, also known as small amount credit contracts. As COVID-19 affects many South Australians' employment and financial affairs, it is expected that the demand for finance will rise. That is why it is important that the payday lending industry is properly regulated and that governments have sufficient support for those affected during this unprecedented time.

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Genetically Modified Crops Management (Designated Area) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the bill in respect of genetically modified crops and note the foreshadowed amendments by the member for Giles as well as an indication from the government that they will be agreed to. Essentially, it is to set up a program of allowance for various councils to seek the approval of the minister, after having consulted with their communities, for their area of jurisdiction to be a designated area for the purposes of the continuing moratorium on the use of genetically modified technology.

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Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020. This bill makes a raft of amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1991 to update it in line with legislative developments interstate and changes in technology.

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COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020. The bill seeks to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of government and mitigate the economic impacts on the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It also promotes general community safety by adopting measures that will support social distancing and other community restrictions in line with health advice.

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Public Trustee (Public Trustee and Guardian) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Public Trustee (Public Trustee and Guardian) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill amends the Public Trustee Act 1995 and various other acts to effect a merger of the offices of the Public Trustee and the Public Advocate. For those who are following this debate, I particularly refer to the provisions of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993, which accommodates the provision of the establishment, terms of engagement, powers and the like of the Public Advocate.

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Coroners (Undetermined Natural Causes) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Coroners (Undetermined Natural Causes) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill amends the Coroners Act 2003 to allow the state Coroner to return a finding of 'undetermined natural causes' in appropriate cases. The bill is intended to ensure efficient use of state forensic resources and to spare families the stress of a coronial investigation where possible.

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Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Commencement of Code) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Commencement of Code) Amendment Bill 2019 and acknowledge and thank the minister for introducing it for our consideration so that we might, essentially, allow sufficient time for consultation to continue and consideration to be given to the development of the Planning and Design Code.

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Criminal Law (Legal Representation) (Reimbursement of Commission) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Criminal Law (Legal Representation) (Reimbursement of Commission) Amendment Bill 2020, a bill that amends the Criminal Law (Legal Representation) Act 2001. The bill makes two changes to the process by which the Legal Services Commission, South Australia's primary legal aid provider, is reimbursed for the costs of expensive criminal trials. The changes are designed to ensure that the Legal Services Commission is subject to a consistent, reliable maximum cost when taking on a serious criminal case.

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Southern Adelaide Infrastructure Investments

Grievance Debate        

I rise today to talk with pride of the Marshall government's investment in the southern regions of Adelaide. I am particularly compelled to do so because we have delivered for the residents not only of Aldinga, Normanville, Willunga, McLaren Vale and Yankalilla but also a place dear to my heart, my birthplace of Kangaroo Island. One would think, having listened to the member for Mawson, that he had somehow or other been delivering on these commitments, but this is what we have done. This is the Liberals' plan and this is what we have actually been delivering.

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