International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for presenting the same. Other speakers have outlined significant demand for us to be alert and active in remedying this scourge on our community, particularly women and children.

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Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to support the Office for the Ageing (Adult Safeguarding) Amendment Bill and commend the Hon. Stephen Wade of the other place, our Minister for Health and Wellbeing and all things to do with having a great life, for this important initiative, a first in Australia, which needs to be progressed in a staged manner in its unique form. This starts with the legislation and the bill before us. It will be followed, I am advised, by a charter of rights and freedoms for vulnerable adults and the regulations and comprehensive code of conduct, yet to be developed. These are the machinery operations in respect of how this may operate

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Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill

Second Reading

The Statutes Amendment (Child Exploitation and Encrypted Material) Bill 2018 amends the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929 and the Summary Offences Act 1953. This bill establishes new offences to deal with administering or facilitating the use or establishment of child exploitation material websites and provides a means for the police to compel a suspect or third party to provide information or assistance that will allow access to encrypted or other restricted-access computer material that is reasonably suspected to relate to criminal activities.

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Remembrance Day

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank both the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, who speak in this parliament on behalf of all South Australians, for this important recognition and the ongoing future recognition of those who serve to protect freedoms.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

(Continued from 25 October 2018.)

I think I was outlining to the parliament in reply, or in rebuttal, some of the concerns I had about the member for Kaurna's approach to this bill as we approached this year's state election, in particular his attempt to present to his electorate, specifically the residents of the Moana caravan park, the diligence with which his former government had approached the reform of law in the area of the protection of residential park residents. In fact, he had said at the local level, just before the state election, as published on 12 March 2018:

We've been in the process of introducing new legislation of these parks to provide greater rights for residents so that when their contracts come to an end, there will be automatic renewal of their contracts.

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World Tourism Day

Motion

I rise to support the motion and thank the member for bringing this important matter to our attention. I note the proposed amendment introduced by the member for Ramsay and indicate that I will not be supporting her amendment.

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New Zealand Women's Suffrage Anniversary

Motion

I rise today to second the motion by the member for Florey and, in so doing, reaffirm the commitment of the entire parliament to celebrating the achievements of the women's suffrage movement and our desire to see the contribution of women in this parliament acknowledged.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

I thank all members for their contribution to the debate in considering the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018. Particularly, as the contributions have identified some areas of concern, I will traverse a number of these in the contribution I am about to make.

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Sentencing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank the member for Kaurna and the member for Heysen for their contribution to this debate. It is fair to say that it has had a strange history, but it is important that I explain its gestation and, to some degree, partial abortion at present. I think the member for Kaurna will be pleased to hear that this relates to amendments to an act passed by the parliament under the former Labor government and correspondence that was sent from the Commonwealth DPP to the former attorney-general, now member for Enfield, Mr Rau SC. Although the former government did not pick up this matter, or indeed any of the minor matters that were starting to show through as a weakness in respect of the legislation they passed, the new government this year did so.

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Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill

Second Reading

Domestic and family violence is a blight on our community. As part of the government's election commitment to implement a suite of measures to combat domestic and family violence, I am pleased and indeed proud today to introduce the Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill 2018.

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