Statutes Amendment (Screening) Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill for an act to amend the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016, the Children's Protection Law Reform (Transitional Arrangements and Related Amendments) Act 2017 and the Disability Inclusion Act 2018. The Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 and the Disability Inclusion Act 2018 as previously passed by this parliament are important pieces of legislation to protect, support and include people with disability and children.

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Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) Amendment Bill

(Continued from 4 April 2019.) Second Reading

I thank the member for his indication that the opposition will be supporting the bill and that it will not be necessary, as per his advice, for there to be any committee. On that basis, I indicate that the government will not be proposing any amendment and that therefore we will not seek to go into committee either.

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Victims of Crime (Offender Service and Joinder) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Victims of crime compensation is governed by the Victims of Crime Act 2001. The compensation provided to victims compensates the victim for the pain and suffering they have endured as well as compensating their economic loss incurred as a result of the crime. It is a compensation scheme of last resort, meaning that compensation from other sources is intended to be fought first. The victims of crime compensation is not intended to act like civil damages to restore a victim to the position they were prior to the crime, but to provide an acknowledgement from the state of their loss. In this regard, it is more of a redress scheme than a compensation scheme.

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Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce a bill to amend the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Third Party Insurance) Amendment Bill 2019. The bill is about maximising benefits for South Australian motorists by providing a fair and competitive compulsory third-party (CTP) insurance scheme.

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National Electricity (South Australia) (Retailer Reliability Obligation) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the National Electricity (South Australia) (Retailer Reliability Obligation) Amendment Bill 2019. It has taken me a lot to come to speak on this bill. I have just spent the last half an hour reading one of the most gruesome coronial reports I have ever read, and I will be talking about that on another day in this house.

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Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Investigation Powers) No 2 Amendment Bill

Second Reading

This bill amends the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act) to address the government's commitment to transparent justice in South Australia when the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is investigating serious or systemic maladministration and misconduct in public administration. In short, the bill seeks to clarify how the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption investigates matters raising potential issues of serious or systemic misconduct and maladministration in public administration. Importantly, it will provide the commissioner with the discretion to hold public hearings into matters.

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Public Works Committee: Women's and Children's Hospital Upgrade Sustainment Program

Parliamentary Committees

I rise to speak on the report that has been received in respect of the Public Works Committee's approval and recommendation of the Women's and Children's Hospital upgrade. The member for Stuart, our Minister for Energy and Mining, has explained the significance of the Women's and Children's Hospital as a statewide service, which indeed it is, and I place on the record my appreciation to the many committees around country South Australia that still raise money for the Women's and Children's Hospital in recognition of the important services that are provided, including maternity, obstetrics, paediatrics and the like.

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Motor Vehicles (Offensive Advertising) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I speak on the Motor Vehicles (Offensive Advertising) Amendment Bill, which has been introduced by the member for Reynell. It proposes a statutory remedy of quite offensive slogans that currently—I am aware of at least two—have been identified in South Australia in recent times. My understanding is that both registered vehicles are from Victoria, so the proposal, which the opposition would raise as a remedy, for a deregistration model of management of this issue is one which was a little puzzling to the government, given the capacity for it to be ineffective in relation to vehicles that come from another state.

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Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill

Second Reading

I wish to thank all speakers who have contributed to this debate on the Statutes Amendment (Liquor Licensing) Bill 2019 and, in particular, the indication from the member for Kaurna of the support of the opposition for this bill. In a most entertaining manner, the other contributors have educated me in relation to what opportunities I have all over South Australia, wherever their electorates are, in terms of where I might get good food and wine and beverage. So thank you very much.

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Criminal Law (High Risk Offenders) (Psychologists) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank the speakers who have made a contribution: firstly, the member for Kaurna who, on behalf of the opposition, has indicated their support of this bill, although he has identified some reservations; and the members for Kavel and Heysen, who elegantly added to the standard of the debate and gave valuable extra historical information, which I hope adds to the reassurance of the house of the significance of not only the principal legislation and the development of it but also why we are here today to amend it.

 

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