Summary Offences (Liquor Offences) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (11:04): I rise to speak as the lead and possibly the only speaker on the Summary Offences (Liquor Offences) Amendment Bill 2017. I indicate that, whilst we will be supporting the bill, there are two areas of amendment that we consider need to be addressed to implement this reform. This bill was introduced on 27 September by the Attorney-General to amend a number of acts but essentially in respect of the legislation for the sale and supply of liquor in specific communities.

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Women in Agriculture and Business

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (12:39):  I rise to support the motion congratulating Women in Agriculture and Business in South Australia on its centenary and acknowledge that I have been and remain a member for a very long time. In fact, my membership of this organisation predated my membership to the Country Women's Association, which I note the member for Light has addressed in his commentary.

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Victim Support Service

Grievance Debate

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:14):  Today, I want to refer to the Victim Support Service, an organisation which has been used by aspirants to join the Labor Party and to come into parliament, I think unfortunately quite contrary to the interests of that organisation. The Victim Support Service has been operating since 1979. It is an organisation that provides support and services to victims of crime. It provides counselling and support services and the like and operates to provide good work under the stewardship of a board. Two Labor aspirants, Ms Jayne Stinson and Ms Jo Chapley, until recently had positions on their board, as the chair and a board member respectively. This is what has happened in the Victim Support Service.

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Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (20:37):  I rise to speak on the Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. The bill was introduced by the minister in his role as Minister for Consumer and Business Services on 28 September. I will be the lead speaker and the member for Hammond will be a star performer in this debate and will be making a contribution. I know that you are going to be waiting with bated breath to hear that contribution, because I am sure it will be excellent.

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Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill

Second reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:18): I rise to speak on the Work Health and Safety (Representative Assistance) Amendment Bill 2017 tabled here today and which originates with the Hon. Tammy Franks MLC in another place. As the Attorney has just pointed out, the bill attempts to remove a requirement for any qualifications or oversight of persons entering to provide safety assistance by way of the deletion of section 68(6) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012; that is the South Australian legislation. The effect of this will also remove the SafeWork SA Advisory Committee's role. Further, the bill would create what is effectively a right of entry provision that avoids the important checks and balances of the applicable right of entry laws, particularly that the persons are fit and proper.

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Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 3) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN:  I move:

That it be an instruction to the committee of the whole of the house, on the Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 3) Bill, that it have power to consider new clauses relating to the amendment of the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Remuneration Act 1990.

Motion carried.

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electoral (government advertising) amendment bill 2017

ELECTORAL (GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING) AMENDMENT BILL

Introduction and First Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:44): Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Electoral Act 1985. Read a first time.

Second Reading

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (10:45): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I rise to speak on the Electoral (Government Advertising) Amendment Bill 2017 and indicate that this bill proposes to amend part 13A of the Electoral Act 1985 relating to election funding, expenditure and disclosure.

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Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (17:04): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill 2017. Before I move to the substance of the bill, I indicate that the Attorney-General has put a request to the opposition to consider this bill as a matter of urgency, in particular to agree to the expeditious passage of this bill in the House of Assembly. If passed, I presume in an expeditious manner in the other place within the next few weeks, it will have the effect of ensuring one of the aspects of this bill, which relates to the capacity either to detain or continue under supervision a person who is currently in custody and deal with them in a manner that is preferable to what would occur if there was no passage of this legislation.

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Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:54): I indicate that I will be the lead speaker in respect of the Retail and Commercial Leases (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2017. Parliament would have noted that a number of parcels of amendments to this bill have been foreshadowed, but I propose to address the substantive bill in the first instance and hope to then explain the foreshadowed amendments in my name. They are in 220(1) and 220(4), as printed and tabled.

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Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill

Ms CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (16:40): I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Court Fees) Bill 2017 and indicate that the opposition will support the bill. Essentially, it is a bill that was introduced by the Attorney and is consequential upon the Courts Administration Council conducting a review of civil court fees. Apparently, that was at the request of the Attorney-General. It recommended that Magistrates Court applications be charged for their lodgement fees on a tiered basis. Essentially, that means the higher the claim the larger the fee that might apply towards the lodgement fee, even if that fee exceeds the administrative cost.

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