No. 1

 

                                                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                                                                      OF THE

 

                                                         HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                            TUESDAY 2 AUGUST 1994

 

 

 1         Meeting of House

                  The House met pursuant to Proclamation.  The Speaker (Hon. G.M. Gunn) took the Chair.

 

 2        Proclamation

                  The Clerk read the Proclamation issued by Her Excellency The Governor and dated 16 June 1994 as follows:

 

            SUMMONING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

                  (L.S.) R.F. MITCHELL                                Proclamation By The Governor

 

                  PURSUANT to Section 6(1) of the Constitution Act 1934 and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, I -

                  (a)     fix 12.00 noon on 2 August 1994 as the time for holding the second session of the Forty-Eighth Parliament;

                  (b)     declare that the place for holding the Parliament will be the building known as Parliament House at North Terrace, Adelaide;

                  (c)     summon the Parliament to meet for the dispatch of business at the time and place stated above and require all Honourable Members of the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly and all officers of the Parliament to give their due attendance accordingly.

                  Given under my hand and the Public Seal of South Australia, at Adelaide, 16 June 1994.

 

                                                                                                                        By command,

                                                                                                                                                                        R.B. Such, for Acting Premier

 

 3        Prayers

                  The Speaker read prayers.

 

 4        Summons from Governor

                  A summons was received from Her Execllency The Governor desiring the attendance of this Honourable House in the Legislative Council Chamber, whereupon the House, with the Speaker proceeded to obey the summons.

                  The House having returned to its own Chamber, the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

 5        Death of Mr K.H. Plunkett

                  The Premier (Hon. D.C. Brown), by leave, moved - That this House expresses its regret at the recent death of Mr K.H. Plunkett, a former Member of this House for the seat of Peake and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and that as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the House be suspended until 2.30 p.m.


                  And being supported by the Premier, Hon. L.M.F. Arnold, the Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), Hon. M.D. Rann and Mr DeLaine:

                  Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

 6        Suspension and resumption of sitting

                  At 1.03 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                  At 2.30 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

 7         Opening Speech of Governor

                  The Speaker reported that the House had this day, in compliance with a summons from Her Excellency The Governor, attended in the Legislative Council Chamber where Her Excellency had been pleased to make a speech to both Houses of Parliament, of which Speech he, the Speaker, had obtained a copy which he now tabled.

                  Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 1).

 

 8        Petitions Nos 1 to 15

                  The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for presentation:

 

                  1          The Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon.  J.W. Olsen), from 27 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to set a blood alcohol level of zero for all drivers.

 

                  2         The Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development, from 2 654 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to diminish services provided by the Woodside St John's Ambulance Service.

 

                  3         The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon. D.C. Wotton), from 338 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure that the Mylor Primary School remains open and retains present staffing levels.

 

                  4         Mr Atkinson, from 225 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ask the State Bank to reconsider the closure of its North Croydon branch.

 

                  5         Mr Becker, from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reintroduce capital punishment.

 

                  6         Mr Becker, from 77 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reinstate Bus Stop No. 20 on Valetta Road, Kidman Park.

                 

                  7          Mr Becker, from 44 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the South Australian Film and Video Centre.

 

                  8         Mr Brokenshire, from 25 380 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to extend the beverage container legislation.

 

                  9         Mrs Rosenberg, from 103 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to investigate the provision of child care facilities at Hamilton Senior Campus.

 

                  10      Mrs Penfold, from 212 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to implement the Audit Commission Report recommendations on education.

 

                  11       Mrs Penfold, from 2 482 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the Port Lincoln Prison.

 

                  12      Hon. M. D. Rann, from 3 675 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to review the conditions of parole for convicted sexual offenders.

 

 

                  13      Mrs Rosenberg, from 930 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to allow extended retail trading hours.

 

                  14      Mrs Rosenberg, from 347 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to cut education funding  at Seaford Primary School.

 

                  15      Mrs Rosenberg, from 643 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to cut education funding.

 

9         Papers

                  The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                  By the Deputy Premier -

                              Magistrates Court Act - Magistrates Court Rules -

                                          Court Fees

                                          Elect for Trial

                                          Restraining Orders

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Administration and Probate - Interest on Pecuniary Legacies

                                          Associations Incorporation - Fees

                                          Builders Licensing - Fees

                                          Business Names - Fees

                                          Commercial and Private Agents - Fees

                                          Commercial Tribunal - Fees

                                          Consumer Credit - Fees

                                          Consumer Transactions - Fees

                                          Co-operatives - Fees

                                          Criminal Law (Sentencing) - Driver's Licence Disqualification Notice Fees

                                          District Court - Court Fees

                                          Environment, Resources and Development Court - Transcript Fees

                                          Fees Regulation - Appointment of Bank Managers/JPs

                                          Gaming Machines - Fees

                                          Land Agents, Brokers and Valuers - Fees

                                          Liquor Licensing -

                                                      Dry Areas - Corporations of Noarlunga and Port Lincoln

                                                      Fees

                                          Magistrates Court -

                                                      Court Fees

                                                      Elect for Trial

                                          National Crime Authority (State Provisions) - Service of  Summons

                                          Places of Public Entertainment - Cinematographers/Theatre Firemen

                                          Retirement Villages - Code of Conduct

                                          Second-Hand Motor Vehicles - Fees

                                          Sheriff's - Court Fees

                                          Supreme Court -

                                                      Court Fees

                                                      Probate Fees

                                          Travel Agents - Fees

                                          Domestic Violence - Foreign Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

                                          Summary Procedure - Restraining Orders

 

                  By the Treasurer (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

                              Financial Institutions Duty Act - Regulations - SA Produce Credit Pty Ltd

                              Summary Offences Act - Regulations - Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation Fees

                 


                              Superannuation Act - Regulations -

                                          CAFHS Employees

                                          STA Employees - Varying Contributions

                             

                  By the Minister for Industrial Affairs (Hon. G.A. Ingerson) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Boilers and Pressure Vessels - Fees

                                          Dangerous Substances - Fees

                                          Explosives - Fees

                                          Lifts and Cranes - Fees

                                          Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare -

                                                      Asbestos - Fees

                                                      Construction Safety

                              Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation -

                                          Claims and Registration

                                          Forwood Products Pty Ltd - Extension of Exemption

                                          Medical Report Fees - Review and Appeals

                                          Returns by Employers

                                          Ship Workers - Exclusion from Coverage

                              Remuneration Tribunal - Report relating to Members of Parliament Allowances

 

                  By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Boating - Glenelg Foreshore - Jet Ski - Speed Limit

                                          MFP Development - Extension of Core Site

                                          Motor Vehicles -

                                                      Accident Towing Roster Scheme Fees

                                                      Fees and Charges

                                                      Lectures

                              Passenger Transport -

                                          Accreditation - Vehicle Standards and Inspections

                                          Conduct of Passengers

                                          Fares and Charges

                              Road Traffic -

                                          Inspection Fees

                                          Omnibus

 

                  By the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon. J.W. Olsen) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Fees Regulation - Water and Sewerage Planning - Fees

                                          Sewerage -

                                                      Examination/Registration Fees

                                                      Fees

                                          Waterworks -

                                                      Examination/Registration Fees

                                                      Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Medical Practitioners - Qualification for Specialists

                                          Occupational Therapists - Registration Fees

                                          South Australian Health Commission - Recognised Hospitals/Health Care Centre Fees

                              South Australian Health Commission Act - By-laws -

                                          Julia Farr Centre

                                          Noarlunga Health Services Inc.

 

                 

                  By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations                             (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald)

                              South Australian Planning Commission and the Advisory Committee on Planning - Report,

                                    1992-93

                              South Australian Local Government Grants Commission Act - Regulations - Persons/Bodies Prescribed as Councils

                              Corporation By-laws -

                                          Noarlunga - No. 15 - Moveable Signs

                                          Salisbury - No. 2 - Streets

                                          Tea Tree Gully - No. 10 - Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads

                                          Unley -

                                                      No.   2 - Traffic

                                                      No.   3 - Bees

                                                      No.   5 - Garbage Bins

                                                      No.   6 - Gunpowder and Fireworks

                                                      No.   7 - Inflammable Undergrowth

                                                      No.   8 - Restaurants and Fish Shops

                                                      No.   9 - Signboards

                                                      No. 10 - Streets and Footways

                                                      No. 12 - Recreation Area

                                                      No. 13 - Soldiers' Memorial Garden of Honour

                                                      No. 14 - Dogs

                                                      No. 15 - Poultry

                                                      No. 16 - Height of Hedges and Fences

                                                      No. 17 - Caravans

                                                      No. 18 - Keeping of Cattle

                                                      No. 20 - Street Trader's Licence

                                                      No. 22 - Removal of Garbage

                                                      No. 23 - Permits and Penalties

                                          Thebarton - No. 2 - Streets and Public Places

                              District Council By-laws -

                                          Millicent - No. 4 - Garbage Containers

                                          Port Elliot and Goolwa - No. 7 - Building Sites

                                          Stirling - No. 42 - Moveable Signs

                                          Yankalilla -

                                                      No. 33 - Jet Skis

                                                      No. 34 - Moveable Signs

                              Local Government Superannuation Scheme - Actuarial Review, 30 June 1993

 

                  By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) -

                              Racing Act - Regulations - Statutory Deductions/Sports Betting

 

                  By the Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon. D.S. Baker) -

                              Gas Act - Regulations - Gas fitters - Exam Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Primary Industries (Hon. D.S. Baker) -

                              Animal and Plant Control Commission - Report, 1993

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Citrus Industry - Interest on Unpaid Contributions

                                          Fisheries -

                                                      Abalone Fisheries - Licence Fees

                                                      General - Licence Fees

                                                      Lakes and Coorong Fishery - Licence Fees

                                                      Marine Scalefish Fisheries - Licence Fees

                                                      Miscellaneous Fishery - Licence Fees

 

                                                      Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve

                                                      Prawn Fisheries - Licence Fees

                                                      Processor Registration - Licence Fees

                                                      River Fishery - Licence Fees

                                                      Rock Lobster Fisheries - Licence Fees

                                          Seeds - Fees

 

                  By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Beverage Container - Exemption - Milk Containers

                                          Bills of Sale - Fees

                                          Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium -

                                                      Alcohol Consumption

                                                      Fees and Charges

                                          Clean Air - Fees

                                          Crown Lands - Fees

                                          Marine Environment and Protection -

                                                      Fees

                                                      Licensing Guidelines

                                          National Parks and Wildlife -

                                                      Emu Farming Code of Management

                                                      Fees

                                                      Hunting Permit Fees

                                          Pastoral Land Management and Conservation - Fees

                                          Real Property - Fees

                                          Registration of Deeds - Fees

                                          Roads (Opening and Closing) - Fees

                                          Strata Titles - Fees

                                          Waste Management - Fees

                                          Water Resources - Fees

                                          Worker's Liens - Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Emergency Services (Hon. W.A. Matthew) -

                              Summary Offences Act -

                                          Road Block Establishment Authorisations, 1/1/94 to 31/3/94

                                          Dangerous Area Declarations, 1/1/94 to 31/3/94

 

                  By the Minister for Correctional Services (Hon. W.A. Matthew) -

                              Correctional Services Act - Regulations - Conduct of Prisoners

 

                  By the Minister for Employment,Training and Further Education (Hon. R.B. Such) -

                              Department for Education and Children's Services - Report of the Chief Executive Officer, 1993

                              Industrial and Commercial Training Act - Regulations - Declared Vocations -

                                          Machine Operating (Plastics)

                                          Machining and Cutting (Textiles)

                                          Various.

 

10       Questions

                  Questions without notice were asked.

 

11        Suspension of Standing Orders

                  The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That for the remainder of the Session, Standing Orders be so far suspended as to provide that -

                  (a)     at the conclusion of the period for questions without notice the Speaker may propose the question "That the House note grievances".  Up to six Members may speak for a maximum of five minutes each before the Speaker puts the question;

                  (b)     the motion for adjournment of the House on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may be debated for up to 20 minutes, provided it is moved before 10.00 p.m.; and

                  (c)     the motion for adjournment of the House on Thursdays -

                              (i)      may be moved later than 5.00 p.m.;

                              (ii)    may not be debated.

                  Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

12       Grievance debate

                  The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

 

13       Standing Orders Committee

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That a Standing Orders Committee of five Members be appointed consisting of the Speaker and Messrs Atkinson, Brindal, DeLaine and Lewis.

                  Question put and passed.

 

14       Printing Committee

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That a Printing Committee of five Members be appointed consisting           of Mr Ashenden, Hon. F.T. Blevins and Messrs Brokenshire, Clarke and Rossi.

                  Question put and passed.

 

15       Address in Reply

                  The Deputy Premier advised the House that he nominated Mr Andrew to move an Address in Reply to Her Excellency's Opening Speech.

                  Ordered - That consideration of the Address be made an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

16       Select Committee on Organs for Transplantation

                  The Minister for Health, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on Organs for Transplantation appointed by this House on 12 May 1994 have power to continue its sittings during the present Session and the time for bringing up its Report be extended until Thursday 27 October.

                  Question put and passed.

 

17        Joint Committee on Women in Parliament

                  The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Joint Committee on Women in Parliament appointed by this House on 4 May 1994 have power to continue its sittings during the present Session.

                  Question put and passed.

 

18       Joint Committee on Living Resources

                  The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Joint Committee on Living Resources appointed by this House on 12 May 1994 have power to continue its sittings during the present Session.

                  Question put and passed.

 

19       Adjournment

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

                  House adjourned at 4.57 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        


 

                                                              MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Wednesday 3 August 1994

            Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to approve the 1994 Financial                 Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories of the Commonwealth.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines            Act 1992.

 

 

For Thursday 11 August 1994

            Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations-

 

Hon. F.T. Blevins to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Daylight Saving               Act 1971.

 

            Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mrs Greig to move - That this House calls on the Federal Government to recognise the need for a national approach to determine the quantity, source and provision of Factor VIII to ensure efficient and equitable allocation and as part of this approach suggests consideration of the cost implication of the supply of recombinant or synthetic Factor VIII as a new product in the treatment of haemophilia.

 

Mr Brindal to move - That this House congratulates the Member for Light and his wife, Kathryn on the birth of their first son, Alexander Robert Beaton on Thursday 29 July 1994.

 

Ms Stevens to move - That this House notes the decisive win by the Australian Women's Hockey team, the Hockeyroos, at the World Cup final in Dublin and congratulates all players, now the world champions, for their dedication and outstanding contribution to Australian sporting achievements.

 

Mrs Rosenberg to move - That this House strongly supports and urges the Federal Government to investigate and take action on ways of increasing the number of Australians in private health insurance, including tax concessions to members of health funds.

 

Mr Quirke to move - That this House-

                  (a)     notes that the Deputy Premier moved to amend the Gaming Machines Bill on 31 March 1992 to require  that at least 0.5% of gaming machines turnover, be set aside in a fund to be administered by the Minister for Family and Community Services to assist welfare agencies dealing with gambling addiction and to make payments to other community organisations disadvantaged by reduced fund-raising;

                  (b)     notes that Members on both sides of Parliament, and in both Houses, said that their support for the Gaming Machines Bill was subject to promises of additional Government support for agencies dealing with gambling addiction, and

                  (c)     joins with Church leaders to call on the Government to honour the commitment given by the previous Government at the time Gaming Machines legislation was introduced to make at least $2 million from the Government's gaming machine revenue available to welfare agencies to deal with the social problems associated with gambling.

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House congratulates the Government on its excellent record in attracting a multitude of new industries to South Australia after a decade of economic disasters and job losses by the former Government and notes the massive number of new jobs that have been created through this positive approach to business and the economy.

 

Mrs Rosenberg to move - That this House urges the Federal Parliament to make such legislative and administrative changes as necessary to require recipients of Social Security unemployment payments for twelve months or more to perform work for a proportion of each week either for local government or in a community service program within the locality in which they live, if not already in an approved training course.

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House welcomes and supports the call by the Premier and the other State Premiers for a new Australian Federation which would promote South Australia and prevent the abolition of the Australian States and categorically rejects the Prime Minister's plans to abolish the States and make all people subservient to Canberra.

 

Mrs Geraghty to move - That this House congratulates Kelly Dixon on her magnificent achievement on being the youngest Australian person to swim the English Channel and notes the pride of all South Australians in her exceptional feat of 42 kilometres in 9 hours 38 minutes.

 

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House condemns the recent decision by Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister prohibiting work on the Hindmarsh Island Bridge for 25 years and urges the Federal Government to refrain from interfering in State planning and Aboriginal heritage matters in the future and to work closely with the States to restore confidence and certainty to the development process in South Australia and Australia.

 

 

                  Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G.M. Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY