Corrections Amendment (Parole Reform) Bill 2023 Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Corrections Amendment (Parole Reform) Bill 2023, and in doing so can I just start off by recognising the victims and their families, some of whom are in the gallery today – Elizabeth Stevens, Debbie Fream and Natalie Russell. I also acknowledge the strength that the families have shown for many years.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Access To Justice) Bill 2018 Second Reading

I rise briefly to speak to the Justice Legislation Amendment (Access to Justice) Bill 2018. This has a number of elements. This bill seeks primarily to implement 16 of the recommendations made in the 2015 Access to Justice Review. It also importantly ends the requirement of what is called forced divorce for transgender people wanting to change the sex marker on their birth certificate

Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 Council’s Amendments

I rise to speak to the amendments made by the Legislative Council to the Firearms Amendment Bill 2017. The Greens support the original bill, particularly the firearm prohibition orders. We certainly strongly support the bill. What we do not support is the amendment put forward by the Shooters and Fishers Party. To go to the […]