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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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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Children in State Care Apology

Ministerial Statement

On 22 October 2018, the national apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse was delivered by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, from the House of Representatives at Parliament House, Canberra. Apology events were subsequently held across Australia to mark the significance of the day and to acknowledge that more needs to be done to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse in institutions.

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Education and Children's Services Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Education and Children's Services Bill 2018. It is a bill that repeals the Education Act 1972, and also the Children's Services Act 1985, and substantially reforms a number of other areas of legislation that deal with the administration, the registration of teaching and the like to support the educational institutions and the standards of those in South Australia.

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Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee: Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Investigation Powers) Amendment Bill

I commend the member for Kavel and the committee for the work they have undertaken in respect of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Investigation Powers) Amendment Bill 2018, which, as indicated, was referred to the committee for their consideration. The committee was given a very short period of time to consider it, for a very clear reason given at the time by members of the Legislative Council, namely, that the preparedness to undertake a further review of this matter by the committee was something in which time was of the essence.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

Motion

I rise to speak on the motion acknowledging International Day for Disaster Reduction and note that this year's theme is 'reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global gross domestic product'—rather a mouthful, and I suspect somebody from the United Nations General Assembly has come up with that clumsy but nevertheless thematic description.

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Royal Commissions (Extraterritorial Application) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I continue my remarks from 5 September 2018 which, before seeking leave to continue, I commenced with, 'Further, it,' referring to the High Court, 'would have considered whether the commonwealth is impliedly immune from an exercise of the powers' conferred by sections10 and/or section 11 of the Royal Commissions Act 1917 (SA) on the basis that they modify or impair the executive power of the commonwealth or substantially interfere with or curtail the operation of the executives of the commonwealth.

 

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Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Budget Measures) Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading (resumed on motion).

It is in these circumstances where there is no supervision or trained responsible persons to intervene, unlike the hotel and club industry. Put simply, you can lose your house while gaming from your lounge room. A number of reviews have been undertaken in this space. In September 2015, the commonwealth's Barry O'Farrell review found that online gambling is the fastest growing gambling segment, growing at 15 per cent per annum with over $1.4 billion gambled online each year.

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Summary Offences (Disrespectful Conduct in Court) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 2 August 2018.)

I wish to thank members for their contributions to this debate, in particular the members for Heysen and Kavel, and the member for Kaurna on behalf of the opposition. He presented an indication of their view on this matter, although I was not entirely sure whether or not they intend to formally oppose the bill.

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Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Budget Measures) Bill

Second reading

I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Budget Measures) Bill 2018 and commend the bill to the house. I would like to acknowledge the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and his contribution in respect of the Kangaroo Island commissioner and the work she has done.

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