Juries (Auslan Interpreters) Amendment Bill

Introduction and First Reading The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to amend the Juries Act 1927; to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935; and for other purposes. Read a first...

Call for an urgent amendment to the ‘Persistent Child Exploitation’ law to be pushed through Parliament

Lucas Pantelis: Moves afoot in State Parliament to change a law fairly urgently. In fact it’s a loophole that could potentially see paedophiles who have been convicted for abusing children escape sentencing John Rau how did this come to pass,...

Statutes Amendment (Recidivist and Repeat Offenders) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: There is so much to cover with this bill that it is difficult to know where to begin, but can I start by saying, as other members have said, that the Dignity Party is very concerned...

Criminal Law Consolidation (Criminal Organisations) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I do not intend to speak for very long, mostly because the Dignity Party has taken views exactly the same as we will be taking on this one on a number of very similar matters in...

Summary Offences (Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: As the Dignity Party was one of the key voices in the development and eventual implementation of the Disability Justice Plan to which this bill pertains, I am sure it will be no surprise to anyone...

Mothers and Babies unit in prisons

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: My questions are for the Minister for Correctional Services: Does the minister acknowledge that between 80 and 90 per cent of South Australia's female prison population are mothers? Is the minister aware of the evidence demonstrating...

Prison Facilities for Mothers with Newborns

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Supplementary: given that to the best of my knowledge South Australia is the only mainland state without a mothers' and babies' unit within prisons, does the minister concede that there must be a substantial amount of...

Summary Procedure (Indictable Offences) Amendment Bill 2016

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I speak on behalf of the Dignity Party today on the second reading of the Summary Procedure (Indictable Offences) Amendment Bill 2016, cognisant that a considerable number of submissions and comments have been made to my...

Prisoners Accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking questions of the Minister for Correctional Services regarding prisoners accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Leave granted. Many of the more than 3,000 South Australians incarcerated in...

James Nash House Prison Facilities

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I will ask two questions while I have the floor, if I may. How many forensically detained patients are not currently at James Nash House because of overcrowding and are at Yatala or other prisons? Where...