STATUTES AMENDMENT (ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S PORTFOLIO) BILL 28 October 2014

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:19): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) Bill 2014. This bill was introduced by the Attorney on 23 September 2014 and, as he stated in his contribution to the parliament, it is to remedy 'minor errors, omissions and other deficiencies' as identified in various acts. Usually, when I see words such as those it sets off alarm bells and they usually deserve of further inspection. However, it is true that governments do, from time to time, identify aspects of legislation which is deficient in some manner. Often, it is new legislation that is introduced and in its practical application it is identified that there is some error, some curiosity or some aspect of inconsistency which needs to be remedied. 

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CIVIL LIABILITY (DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION) AMENDMENT BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:44): I rise to speak on the Civil Liability (Disclosure of Information) Amendment Bill 2014 and indicate that I will be the lead and possibly the only speaker on the bill.

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CRIMINAL LAW (FORENSIC PROCEDURES) (BLOOD TESTING FOR DISEASES) AMENDMENT BILL 14 October 2014

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:42): I rise to speak as the lead speaker on this matter for the opposition and indicate that we will be supporting this bill. However, we are of the view that, in essence, the relief which is being offered under this bill to the members of the South Australian police force ought also be available to other persons who work in emergency services circumstances, and I will come to the detail of that shortly.

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COMMISSIONER FOR KANGAROO ISLAND BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:57): I rise to speak on the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island Bill 2014. Let me first disclose that I was born and raised on Kangaroo Island, the beneficiary of 11 years of education at the Parndana Area School. I continue to be a ratepayer, one of the 40 per cent who live off island. I am a patron of the KI Pioneers Association and the Parndana Show. I remain a passionate advocate of Kangaroo Island and its people.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS) BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:44): I advise that I will be the lead speaker and probably only speaker on this bill. This is the Statutes Amendment (Legal Practitioners) Bill of 2014. It is a bill which the Law Society of South Australia has also perused and provided some comments on but, in short, I indicate that they have no objection to the bill. The purpose of this bill is to deal with two substantial areas: one is to make amendments to the Fair Trading Act of 1987 so that the Australian Consumer Law does not apply to a contract for provision of services to which the Legal Practitioners Act of 1981—that is, the principal act—applies.

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CRIMINAL LAW (SENTENCING) (SUSPENDED SENTENCES) AMENDMENT BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:56): I rise to speak on the Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Suspended Sentences) Amendment Bill 2014, and indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition. I understand we have some other worthy proposed contributors to this debate.

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CRIMINAL LAW (SENTENCING) (SUSPENDED SENTENCES) AMENDMENT BILL 7 August 2014

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:56): I rise to speak on the Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Suspended Sentences) Amendment Bill 2014, and indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition. I understand we have some other worthy proposed contributors to this debate. 

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (SACAT) BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:14): I indicate that I will be the lead speaker for the opposition on this bill, and I am aware that at least one other member wishes to make a contribution to the second reading debate. I speak on the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Bill 2014 and, as indicated by the Leader of the Opposition, I propose to move amendments dealing with the jurisdiction to be advanced in the program of areas to come under the new SACAT.

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CRIMINAL ASSETS CONFISCATION (PRESCRIBED DRUG OFFENDERS) AMENDMENT BILL 18 June 2014

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:40): I rise to speak on the Criminal Assets Confiscation (Prescribed Drug Offenders) Amendment Bill 2014. This bill was tabled by the Attorney on 7 May, and has an interesting history. It is fair to say that, in the development of the confiscation of assets acquired during, or relevant to, criminal activity as an instrument to break down the opportunity and desire of those to profit from crime, the Liberal Party has in fact consistently promoted and supported legislation to confiscate assets where they have been specifically proceeds of crime, instruments of crime (even if they were lawfully acquired), and for the purpose of unexplained wealth. 

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CHILD SEX OFFENDERS REGISTRATION (CONTROL ORDERS AND OTHER MEASURES) AMENDMENT BILL

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:35): I rise to speak on the Child Sex Offenders Registration (Control Orders and Other Measures) Amendment Bill 2014, and indicate that the opposition has considered this bill, which is to provide for an enhancement, I think is the best way to describe it, of the protection of children from sex offenders, which we consider is a sensible addition. There are a number of matters, though, that I wish to place on the record.

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