Health Care (Safe Access) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to indicate my support of the bill, and I have a few comments to add. I think the provisions of the bill have been well canvassed. I just place on the record that in 2015, in Victoria, there was an application before the Supreme Court to consider whether the City of Melbourne had an obligation to enforce the nuisance provisions of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act against a group harassing and intimidating people at a clinic that provides reproductive health services, including abortions. The court refused to make that order requiring the council to take specific action but found that the council's advice to the clinic to refer the matter to the police to have it dealt with as a private nuisance was not effective. Clearly, this was the beginning of exposing that there was no real protection for women or the workforce this bill now seeks to protect.

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Labour Hire Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Labour Hire Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2020 amends the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017, which hereafter I will refer to as 'the act', introduced by the former government. Following consultation with various stakeholders and members of the parliament, the bill I introduce here proposes amendments to narrow the scope of the scheme to target vulnerable workers in high-risk industries, which have been consistently identified in government reports.

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Legal Practitioners (Senior and Queen's Counsel) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Legal Practitioners (Senior and Queen's Counsel) Amendment Bill 2020. The bill sets out a process by which legal practitioners who have been appointed as Senior Counsel by the Supreme Court can be appointed as Queen's Counsel.

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Statutes Amendment (Licence Disqualification) Bill

I thank members for their contributions, particularly the member for Heysen. The opposition raised a matter as an expression of concern, followed by an indication that they will support the bill. Nevertheless, the concern raised by the member was, 'Why now, 2½ years after a new government?'—I wish it was 2½ years; I think we are two years and three months, which has been a generational change of government in this state—because this had previously been part of an eight-tranche reform that was presented by the previous government.

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LIQUOR LICENSING (LIQUOR PRODUCTION AND SALES LICENCE) AMENDMENT BILL

Second Reading

I thank all members for their contribution to the second reading of this bill. Whilst it has been rather expansive in the breadth of matters raised in the contributions, it adds the colourful flavour of the industry we are trying to assist here.

 

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Fair Trading (Repeal of Part 6A - Gift Cards) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Fair Trading (Repeal of Part 6A—Gift Cards) Amendment Bill 2020 seeks to amend the Fair Trading Act 1987 to repeal provisions relating to the regulation of gift cards.

 

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (LICENCE DISQUALIFICATION) BILL

Second Reading

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Licence Disqualification) Bill 2020. This bill is one of the many measures the Marshall government is implementing to improve court efficiency. This bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and the Road Traffic Act 1961 to simplify the process by which the courts currently calculate licence disqualifications and it will improve efficiency in the Magistrates Court.

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Liquor Licensing (Liquor Production and Sales Licence) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Liquor Licensing (Liquor Production and Sales Licence) Amendment Bill 2020 makes a number of necessary amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (the act). The bill seeks to reinforce the government's position that alcohol should not be readily available in supermarkets.

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Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Fair Trading (Fuel Pricing Information) Amendment Bill 2020 seeks to introduce a scheme for real-time fuel pricing for greater price transparency. I am pleased to bring this bill to the house and know members are very interested in this proposal. The government committed to investigate the feasibility of introducing a mandatory fuel price disclosure scheme in South Australia to increase fuel price transparency for consumers.

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Radiation Protection and Control Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Radiation Protection and Control Bill 2019, and I start by commending the minister for supervising and initiating the enormous body of work that is necessary to undertake a review of legislation by the advance of this bill, which will significantly update and modernise the Radiation Protection and Control Act. It is an exercise that has not been undertaken since 1982, and clearly the world has changed; in fact, there are even a few people in our parliament who were born after that, including the minister. I think it is a commendable achievement. Even before he was a sparkle in his mother's eye, this project was being worked on. That is to be commended.

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