Controlled Substances (Youth Treatment Orders) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to first acknowledge and thank all members of the parliament who have made a contribution to this debate. I particularly acknowledge the considerable work of the Hon. Stephen Wade in the other place, who has supervised the passage of the bill through the Legislative Council, and, indeed, a number of the members on all sides of the parliament in that place, in a political sense, who undertook quite a lot of work in the development of what is ultimately before us in the bill.

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Evidence (Reporting on Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The bill gives effect to a 2011 review by the Hon. Brian Martin AO, QC by substantially lifting existing restrictions against reporting on sexual offences. These limitations do not apply to other types of offences. Further, the bill supports progression of key initiatives in the Attorney-General's purview to support victims through empowering them to report claims of sexual abuse to authorities and provide an open and transparent system for the community—two tenets of the government's justice agenda.

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Legislation (Fees) Bill

Second Reading

Again I find myself thanking the member for Lee for his contribution to this debate and his indication of support from the opposition for the passage of this bill.

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Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

It is with great pleasure that I rise today to introduce the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) Amendment Bill 2019. This bill will establish a permanent court of appeal in South Australia, as a division of the Supreme Court. The benefits that a court of appeal will deliver for South Australia is a more effective and efficient means of disposing the appellate work of the Supreme Court.

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Land Acquisition (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I wish to place on the record my appreciation to all members for their contributions. I note that the opposition has indicated that they will reserve their position for now but will indicate further once the shadow cabinet and caucus have been consulted. To the best of my knowledge, briefings have been made available to those who have requested them.

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Lotteries Bill

Second Reading

The Lotteries Bill 2019 seeks to consolidate the licensing and regulation of lotteries and trade promotion lotteries in this state under a new act and repeals the relevant equivalent provisions under the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936. That is, we are proposing a separate and standalone act to deal with lotteries.

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Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

Second Reading

The Statutes Amendment Gambling Regulations Bill 2019 amends the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, the Casino Act 1997, the Gaming Machines Act 1992, the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, the Problem Gambling Family Protection Orders Act 2004 and the State Lotteries Act 1966.

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Gambling Adminstration Bill

Second Reading

The Gambling Administration Bill 2019 seeks to regulate and control gambling activities in the state and to repeal the Gambling Administration Act 1995. The Marshall Liberal government is committed to gambling laws that meet contemporary needs and community expectations while maintaining the right balance between reducing the risks and costs to the community and individuals from harm caused by gambling and the maintenance of an economically viable and sociable responsible gambling industry in South Australia.

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Land Acquisition (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The important bill that I have introduced today amends the Land Acquisition Act 1969. The act governs the acquisitions of land by approved authorities. Generally, this means a government agency undertaking to acquire land for various road or infrastructure projects. A special act of parliament is required to authorise compulsory acquisitions of land, and the special act also designates the relevant authority for the purposes of that act.

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Kangaroo Island Community Education

Today, I pay tribute to Kangaroo Island Community Education, otherwise known as KICE, being named Australia's best regional school of the year for the second year in a row at the recent Australian Education Awards. This annual event recognises the top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers throughout Australia, so to win this award back to back is a remarkable achievement. It goes without saying that it is a very proud moment for the school, its principal, its teachers, the students, the governing council and indeed the entire community. I congratulate everyone involved.

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