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Natural Resources Committee: Alinytjara Wilurara Regional Fact-Finding Trip

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 16:51 ): I move: 

That the report of the committee on the Alinytjara Wilurara Regional Fact-Finding Trip be noted.

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Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy Eligibility) Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. 

(Continued from 30 November 2016.) 

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 11:39 ): I rise today to put on the record my contribution to what is now the Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy Eligibility) Bill 2016, and I indicate that, quite obviously, this bill is a conscience vote for Liberal members in this place. I might indulge the council with a little bit of history. 

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Neighbourhood Watch

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 16:02 ): I rise today to speak about the Neighbourhood Watch groups across South Australia and the impact that the SAPOL organisational reform, which is currently being implemented, will have on them. 

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Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee: Annual Report 2015-16

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 16:31 ): I move: 

That the Annual Report 2015-16 of the committee be noted. 

I am pleased to present the 10th annual report of the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation. The 2015-16 Annual Report reflects another busy year for the committee and the commitment of members who have many other commitments and responsibilities. 

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Connecting Residents with Nature

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:37 ): Supplementary: will the minister bring back some information about the development of the former open paddocks that make up part of the Cobbler Creek Park, and as to whether there are plans to further revegetate those? 

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Gawler River Flooding

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:44 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Water and the River Murray questions regarding flooding on the Gawler River, particularly in the Virginia area. 

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Waste Water Allocations

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:17 ): I have a supplementary question. Did the consultation that the minister refers to include the industry organisations that represent the various commodities that are already grown in that region to seek their indication of the potential for the use of that water?

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Yatala Labour Prison Incident

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:16 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Correctional Services questions about deaths in custody.

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ASER (Restructure) (Facilitation of Riverbank Development) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. 

(Continued from 4 August 2016.) 

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 15:55 ): In my briefing with the government on this bill, it was explained to me that this was a very simple bill that was needed to facilitate the development of the Riverbank. I understand that regardless of what my position is on the Riverbank redevelopment, the aims of this bill could be achieved through other methods; however, a bill was the simplest and most efficient way to achieve what was being sought. 

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South Australia Police Corporate Programs

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:23 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Police a question regarding SAPOL corporate programs.

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