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...

Criminal Law Consolidation (Mental Impairment) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I move: Amendment No 1 [Vincent–1]— As members would be aware, for some time the Dignity Party has held concerns about this particular aspect of the bill. While we understand the intent of it—and I do not...

Emergency Management (Electricity Supply Emergencies) Amendment Bill

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY EMERGENCIES) AMENDMENT BILL Response to Second Reading of the Bill: The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I would like to briefly place on the record the Dignity Party's support for this bill and thank the government for the briefing...

Statutes Amendment (Registered Relationships) Bill

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak to the registered relationships bill which, as members are aware, is consequential on previous law reforms passed through this parliament—indeed, a rainbow raft of law reforms that...

Electronic Transactions (Legal Proceedings) Amendment Bill

Adjourned debate on second reading. (Continued from 28 February 2017.) The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I indicate that, while the Dignity Party does support this bill, we do have a few questions and concerns about it. We understand that this bill...

Road Traffic (Roadworks) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Dignity Party acknowledges the need for some change in the area of roadworks traffic management and also has concerns about the impact on pedestrians of detours during road and footpath works. As it currently stands, I understand...

Electoral (Funding, Expenditure and Disclosure) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I would like to take to the floor very briefly to indicate Dignity for Disability's support for the second reading of this bill and, of course, thank the Attorney-General in the other place and his staff...

Statutes Amendment (Surrogacy Eligibility) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: Can I just say that I support the bill. The Hon. G.E. GAGO: I rise today to make a short contribution to this bill. The reality is that many same-sex couples have children. Sometimes they have...

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I again take the floor briefly to indicate my support for this bill and all other pieces of legislation in the 'rainbow raft' of legislation, as it has become known. I am very happy to be...

Adoption (Review) Amendment Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I also take the floor to lend my support to this bill, which is a bill that, amongst other things, seeks to establish a provision for the adoption of adult persons where there has been a...