STATUTES AMENDMENT (RECOMMENDATIONS OF INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD PROTECTION) BILL

On 16 February 2021, I tabled a report of the independent inquiry into child protection undertaken by Paul Rice QC. The government has accepted the six recommendations and taken additional steps to address the issues highlighted in the report. The Statutes Amendment (Recommendations of Independent Inquiry into Child Protection) Bill 2021 implements the two recommendations in the report that require legislative amendment, being recommendations Nos 5 and 6.

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REVIEW OF HARASSMENT IN THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT WORKPLACE

The Hon. V.A. CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Planning and Local Government) (11:04): I move:

1. That in the opinion of this house a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the recommendations arising from the equal opportunity commissioner's report into harassment in the parliament workplace and how they are implemented.

2. That, in the event of a joint committee being appointed, the House of Assembly be represented thereon by four members, including the Speaker, of whom three shall form a quorum of assembly members necessary to be present at all sittings of the committee.

3. That a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting concurrence thereto.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (COMMUNITY AND STRATA TITLES) BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Community and Strata Titles) Bill 2021. The bill will make changes to the Community Titles Act 1996 and the Strata Titles Act 1988, which govern the creation and management of community and strata-titled properties respectively. These changes to the community and strata titles legislation will implement recommendations made in the 81st report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of this parliament, titled Strata Titles, as well as additional changes requested by interested parties in consultation on the bill and also subsequently in letters received from members of the public and others.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSIONER'S INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF HARASSMENT IN THE PARLIAMENT WORKPLACE

I rise in response to the announcement of the tabling of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity's Independent Review of Harassment in the Parliament Workplace. As members will recall, the objectives of the review were listed in the motion that was introduced by me and then passed in the House of Assembly on 12 November 2020. The same objectives were also agreed to in a concurrent motion in the Legislative Council. 

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (INTERVENTION ORDERS AND PENALTIES) BILL

 The member for Reynell introduced the Statutes Amendment (Intervention Orders and Penalties) Bill 2020 to the House of Assembly on 3 June last year to amend the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 and the Sentencing Act 2017.

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TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY BILL

Today, it is with great pride that I rise to introduce the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020, not because it is easy but because it is a historic day for the women of South Australia and their families. Yet it is also tinged with disappointment that we are the last state in the country to decriminalise abortion and allow it to take place in anything other than a legally mandated hospital with the approval of two doctors. Formally, the bill repeals division 17 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and creates a new standalone act to regulate the termination of pregnancy as a lawful medical procedure.

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CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION (CAUSING DEATH BY USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Criminal Law Consolidation (Causing Death by Use of Motor Vehicle) Amendment Bill 2021. The bill amends the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 to impose an immediate ban on driving for those who unlawfully kill another as a result of culpably negligent, reckless or dangerous driving.

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PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE (RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT) AMENDMENT BILL

I rise to speak against the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (Restricted Development) Amendment Bill 2020. As members in the chamber would be aware, since entering government in 2018 the Marshall Liberal team has been working very hard, together with the members in the department and the Planning Commission, to implement the planning reforms commenced by legislation of this parliament in 2016, and to facilitate the establishment of regulation, design codes and generally a new regime to ultimately conclude with our Development Act being completely repealed and a new regime coming into effect.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL (COSTS) AMENDMENT BILL

Today, I introduce a short but important bill to amend the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014. The amendments proposed in this bill would confirm that the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) has the power to award costs to the parties in criminal proceedings. The bill would backdate this provision to 1 July 2017, which is when SAET was first conferred criminal jurisdiction over industrial offences that had previously been heard in the Magistrates Court. These are mainly offences under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Return to Work Act 2014.

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COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE (EXPIRY) AMENDMENT BILL

I am pleased to introduce the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Expiry) Amendment Bill 2021. Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are fundamental to our ongoing response and keeping our community safe.

The declaration of major emergency, in place since 22 March 2020, provides the authorising context for the important social distancing and public health measures issued by the State Coordinator through directions. I thank all South Australians for their ongoing cooperation with these directions and indeed their care and respect for others in the community with their compliance. Clearly, it helps to keep South Australians safe and strong.

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