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Liberals to strengthen Home Detention Bill

The State Liberals will introduce amendments to the Statutes Amendment (Home Detention) Bill 2015, scheduled for debate in Parliament today, to prevent home detention sentencing options being used for murderers, serious sex offenders and
terrorists.

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Speaking at the DV Snapshots Conference

Speaking at the DV Snapshots Conference

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Action needed on domestic violence

White Ribbon Day is an important opportunity for us to discuss the damage of domestic and family violence, but it is also critical that we take action to address domestic and family violence, according to Liberal Corrections spokesman John Gardner.

"One urgent action that the Weatherill Government needs to undertake is to introduce a domestic violence focused rehabilitation program into our prisons," Mr Gardner said.

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Lazy Labor runs out of Government Business

The Weatherill Labor Government has today run out of Government Business in the House of Assembly at 3:50pm.

This follows news that State Parliament will only sit for 47 days next year.

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48 fewer police officers on South Australian streets

The SAPOL Annual Report has revealed that there are 48 fewer police officers on our streets this year compared to last year.

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Labor Government completes less than half of its prescribed burns

The Weatherill Labor Government has completed less than half of its Planned Prescribed Burn Program in the Mount Lofty Ranges increasing the risk posed by bushfire to the communities of the Adelaide Hills.

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Morialta Matters - Issue 20 (November 2015)

In Issue 20 of Morialta Matters the Planning for the Future recently held in conjunction with Campbelltown City Council is discussed. Details are provided about Steven Marshall's Job's Stimulus Package on how it would create jobs for South Australians. Information about the scourge of Ice is included and local achievements including Australia Day awards, the Black Hill Challenge winners and local fundraisers are discussed.

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Firearms Bill

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (22:32:15): I am pleased to rise at this late hour to speak on the Firearms Bill 2015. Members interjecting:

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, please listen to the member for Morialta in silence. Order!

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Speech on the State of the State Economy

Speech on the State of the State Economy

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Unemployment Figures

Mr GARDNER (Morialta): I want to talk today about the state of the state, in particular in relation to employment. There was an extraordinary statement made by the Treasurer not five minutes ago that payroll tax cuts are, apparently, giving money back to businesses, as if it was not those businesses' money in the first place. I think this goes to the heart of the problem of why the South Australian economy is in such poor shape.

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