Victims of Crime (Offender Service and Joinder) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I indicate my appreciation to all speakers for the contribution to the consideration of this bill. I thank the opposition for their indication of support for the bill, and members on this side, the member for Colton and the member for Heysen, for their supportive comments.

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Hawke, Hon. R.J.L.

Condolence

I rise to support the Premier's motion and acknowledge the contribution made by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition in respect of the outstanding contribution that Mr Hawke has made to political life, and indeed to public life generally, covering the period that he led the ACTU. I would like to make a few comments and reflect on Mr Hawke's visits to South Australia in the 1970s, during his time as the leader of the ACTU, which I think was an important developmental and educational period for the purposes of, ultimately, public life in the parliament and in government.

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Emergency Services Assaults Bill receives further boost

The State Government will move to toughen up aspects of its proposed changes to the laws around assaults against emergency services workers, ahead of debate on the Bill in Parliament today.

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New legislation introduced to tighten lobbying rules

Measures aimed at strengthening South Australia’s lobbying laws have been introduced to State Parliament today.

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Domestic Violence Scheme identifies new people at risk

The new South Australian initiative aimed at protecting people at risk of domestic violence is showing strong results, including identifying potential victims who had previously never reached out to support services.

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Senior Prosecutor appointed to Magistrates Court

A senior prosecutor with broad experience in criminal, civil, coronial and child protection matters has today been appointed to the Magistrates Court in South Australia.

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Statutes Amendment (Screening) Bill

Second Reading

I would like to commence by thanking all those who have contributed to the debate on the screening bill and for the comments that have been made. The theme I have received from the lead speaker for the opposition has been translated in various forms through a number of speakers from the opposition.

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Criminal Law Consolidation (Assaults on Prescribed Emergency Workers) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce the Criminal Law Consolidation (Assaults on Prescribed Emergency Workers) Amendment Bill 2019. The bill is incredibly important in providing assurance to our front-line emergency workers by better protecting the state's police, emergency services workers, front-line medical officers and other law enforcement officers from assaults. The major purpose of this bill is to create a new offence in the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 where a person spits at or throws or otherwise applies blood, saliva, semen, faeces or urine on a prescribed emergency worker in the course of their duties.

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Controlled Substances (Drug Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Controlled Substances (Drug Offences) Amendment Bill, presented to us as a private member's bill by the member for Elizabeth, and indicate that the government on this side of the house has considered the matter and formed the view that the amendment does not justify the proposed law changes outlined in it, and we will be opposing the same.

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Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to indicate the government's support for the Parliamentary Committees (Petitions) Amendment Bill introduced by the member for—I was going to say the grandmother of the house. Is that allowed these days? Is it politically correct to say that?

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