No. 1

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                       

 

 

                             TUESDAY 3 AUGUST 1993

 

 

 1    Meeting of House

      The House met pursuant to Proclamation.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair.

 

 2    Proclamation

      The Clerk read the Proclamation issued by Her  Excellency the Governor and dated 3 June 1993    as follows:

     

      SUMMONING THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH 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 -

        1.  fix 12 noon on 3 August 1993 as the time for holding the fifth session of the Forty-Seventh Parliament.

        2.  declare that the place for holding the Parliament will be the building known as Parliament House at North Terrace, Adelaide.

        3.  summon the Parliament to meet for the despatch 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, 3 June 1993.

 

                                  By command,

                                                      R.J. Gregory, for Premier

 3    Prayers

      The Speaker read prayers.

 

 4    Summons from Governor

      A summons was received from Her Excellency 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 Hon. Sir Condor Louis Laucke

      The Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold), by leave, moved - That this House expresses its regret at the recent death of Sir Condor Louis Laucke, a former Member of this House for the seat of Barossa, former Senator for South Australia and former Lieutenant-Governor and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service.

 

 

      And being supported by Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. B.C. Eastick and Hon. J.P. Trainer:

      Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

 6    Death of Hon. H.R. Hudson

      The Premier, by leave, without notice, moved - That this House expresses its regret at the recent death of Hon. H.R. Hudson, former Deputy Premier and Member of this House and places on record its appreciation of his meritorious service.

      And being supported by Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. D.J. Hopgood, Mr S.J. Baker, Hon. J.P. Trainer and Mr S.G. Evans:

      Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

 7    Suspension and resumption of sitting

      At 1.25 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

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

 

 8    Message from the Governor

      The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

      Supply Bill (No. 2) - Recommending                    Message No. 1

      The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts       of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Supply Bill (No. 2) 1993.

      Government House, 3 August 1993                 R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 9    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).

 

10    Petitions Nos 1 to 6

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

 

      1 Mr Atkinson from 259 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the         Government to allow a referendum on the question of the re-introduction of the death penalty.

 

      2 Mr Becker from 20 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to allow the electors to pass judgement on the losses of the State Bank by calling a general election.

 

      3 Mr Becker from 85 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to re-introduce capital punishment for crimes of homicide.

 

      4 Mr Becker from 271 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to relocate the Henley Beach Road Transit Link Bus Stop.

 

      5 Hon. D.C. Brown from 317 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to commence the planning for the construction of a new Goolwa Primary School immediately.

 

      6 Mr Ferguson from 2 750 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to further de-regulate shopping hours.

 


 

11    Legislative Council Vacancy - Assembly of Members of the two Houses - Minutes

      The Speaker tabled the Minutes of the Assembly of Members of the two Houses, held today, for the election of a Member of the Legislative Council to hold the place rendered vacant by the resignation of the Hon. R.J. Ritson, at which Mrs Caroline Veronica Schaefer was elected.

 

12    Papers

      The Speaker laid on the table -

 

      Second Report of the Auditor-General on an Investigation into the State Bank of South Australia pursuant to section 25 of the State Bank of South Australia Act, which was distributed in accordance with the resolution of this House of 6 May 1993 (Paper No. 200A);

      Seventh Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on an Inquiry into the Use of External Consultants by Government Departments and Statutory Authorities (Paper No. 190); and

      Second Report of the Social Development Committee on Ministerial Responses to the Report of the Social Development Committee on the Social Implications of Population Change in South Australia.

 

13    Papers

      By the Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

      South Australian Superannuation Scheme - Actuarial Report on, 1988-92

      Friendly Societies Act - Amendments to General Laws - Mutual Community Friendly Society

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Debits Tax Act - Federal Institutions Duty - Exemptions

        Financial Institutions Duty Act -

          Non-dutiable Credits

          Offshore Banking Units/Treasury Products

        Lottery and Gaming Act - Major Lotteries

        Gaming Machines - Exhibit Exemptions

        Superannuation Act - State Scheme -

          Bordertown Hospital

          Kingston Soldiers' Memorial Hospital

        Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Act - Exemptions

 

      By the Minister of Mineral Resources (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

      Mining Act - Regulations - Fees and Charges

      Mines and Works Inspection Act - Regulations - Fees and Charges

 

      By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

      South Australian Planning Commission and the Advisory Committee on Planning - Report on the Administration of the Planning Act, 1991-92

      Judges of the Supreme Court of South Australia - Report, 1992

      Planning Act - Crown Development Report on Land Division at Craigburn

      Public Parks Act - Disposal of Parklands - Leicester Street, Parkside; Killicoat Street, Unley and Fern Avenue, Fullarton

      Rules of Court -

        District Court - District Court Act - Caseflow Management

        Supreme Court - Supreme Court Act -

          Cashflow Management - ADR

          Corporations Rules

      Summary Offences Act - Road Block Establishment and Disaster Area Declarations - Returns, 20 January 1993 to 19 April 1993


      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Associations Incorporation Act - Associations - Various

        Building Act - Various

        Business Names Act - Fees

        City of Adelaide Development Control - Heritage Items - Register

        Classification of Publications Act - Exemptions

        Courts Administration Act - Contractual Liability - Participating Courts

        Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act - Court Fees

        Co-operatives Act - Fees

        District Court Act - Court and Transcript Fees

        Electoral Act - Procedures and Forms

        Local Government Act - Superannuation Board - Northern Territory

        Local Government Finance Authority Act - Prescribed Bodies

        Magistrates Court Act - Court and Transcript Fees

        Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act - Returns Forms

        Planning Act - Development Control - Buildings

        Sheriff's Act - Court Fees

        South Australian Local Government Grants Commission Act - Outback Areas Trust

        Summary Offences Act - Traffic Expiation Fees

        Supreme Court Act -

          Court and Transcript Fees

          Court Fees - Probate

      Corporation By-laws -

        Glenelg - No. 20 - Moveable Signboards

        Happy Valley -

          No. 1 - Permits and Penalties

          No. 2 - Council Land

          No. 3 - Caravans and Camping

          No. 4 - Inflammable Undergrowth

          No. 6 - Bees

          No. 7 - Dogs

          No. 8 - Animals and Birds

        Kensington and Norwood -

          No. 1  - Repeal of By-laws

          No. 2  - Bees

          No. 3  - Height of Fences

          No. 4  - Traffic

          No. 5  - Prohibition of Traffic

          No. 6  - Dogs

          No. 7  - Streets and Footways

          No. 8  - Tents

          No. 9  - Lodging Houses

          No. 10 - Animals

          No. 11 - Poultry

          No. 12 - Street Traders

          No. 13 - Inflammable Undergrowth

        Mitcham -

          No. 1  - Permits and Penalties

          No. 10 - Moveable Signs

      District Council By-laws -

        Beachport - No. 5 - Dogs

        East Torrens - No. 3 - Bees


        Hallett -

          No. 1  - Permits and Penalties

          No. 2  - Streets and Roads

          No. 3  - Animals and Birds

          No. 4  - Bees

        Mallala - No. 2 - Streets and Public Places

        Millicent - No. 10 - Foreshore         

        Stirling - No. 38 - Animals and Birds

 

      By the Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

      Racing Act - Rules -

        Bookmakers Licensing Board Rules - On-course Telephone Betting

        Greyhound Racing Board - Officials and Definitions

        Harness Racing Board -

          Board Membership Numbers

          Handicapping

          Wet Weather Meetings

        Totalisator Racing Board - On-course Betting

 

      By the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

      Riverland Cultural Trust - Report, 1991-92

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Beverage Container Act - Glass Containers - Exemptions

        Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act - Fees and Charges

        Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Act - General

        Builders Licensing Act - Fees and Charges

        Clean Air Act - Domestic Burning

        Commercial and Private Agents Act - Fees and Charges

        Commercial Tribunal Act -

          Constitution

          Fees and Charges

        Consumer Credit Act - Fees and Charges

        Consumer Transactions Act - Fees and Charges

        Cremation Act - Fees and Charges

        Fair Trading Act - Fees and Charges    

        Fees Regulation Act - Places and Public Entertainment - Fees and Charges

        Goods Securities Act - Fees and Charges

        Land Agents, Brokers and Valuers Act - Fees and Charges

        Landlord and Tenant Act - Commercial Tenancies - Fees and Charges

        Liquor Licensing Act - Dry Areas -

          Brighton Beach

          West Lakes Shore and Semaphore Park

        Places of Public Entertainment Act - Fees and Charges

        Second-hand Motor Vehicles Act - Fees and Charges

        Trade Measurements Act - Fees and Charges

        Travel Agents Act - Fees and Charges

        Valuation of Land Act - Fees

 

      By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

      Firearms Act - Regulations - General

 

      By the Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

      Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia - Report - Amended Appendix VIII

      University of South Australia - Review, 1992

 


      By the Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

      Murray Darling Basin Commission - Report, 1991-92

      ETSA/E & WS Merger - Strategic - Savings Potential

 

      By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

      Industrial Relations Act (SA) - Industrial Proceedings Rules - Procedural Changes -

        Federal Services

        General

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Boilers and Pressure Vessels Act -

          Administrative Control

          Fees

        Dangerous Substances Act -

          Director - Department of Lands

          Fees

        Explosives Act -

          Administrative Control

          Fees

        Government Management and Employment Act - Various

        Lifts and Cranes Act -

          Administrative Control

          Fees

        Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act -

          Asbestos - Fees

          Commercial Safety - Administrative Control

          Construction Safety -

            Administrative Control

            Fees

          Industrial Safety - Administrative Control

          Registration of Employers - Fees

          Safe Handling of Pesticides - Administrative Control

        Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act -

          Claims and Registration - Review Officer

          Crown Agencies

          General - Recovery Rights/Exempt Employers

          Recovery of Payments

          Reviews and Appeals - Schedules/Prescribed Forms

 

      By the Minister of Correctional Services (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

      Correctional Services Act - Regulation - Northfield Complex - Admittance Times

 

      By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

      Economic Development Action Plan - Regaining Prosperity

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Motor Vehicles Act -

          Accident Towing Roster Scheme Fees and Charges

          Fees and Charges

          Wrecked and Written-off Vehicles

          Wheelchair Exemptions

        Road Traffic Act -

          Fees - Inspecting Primary Producers' Vehicles

          Photographic Detection Devises

 


      By the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) -

      Commissioners of Charitable Funds - Report, 1991-92

      South Australian Health Commission - Act - By-laws -

        Loxton Hospital Complex - General

        Noarlunga Health Services - General

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Clean Air Act -Burning of Refuse - Campbelltown

        Controlled Substances Act -

          Distribution of Syringes/Needles

          Drugs of Dependence

        Drugs Act - Fees, Licences and Permits

        Optometrists Act - Optometrists and Optical Dispensers - Reinstatement

        Physiotherapists Act - Fees and Charges

        Public and Environmental Health Act - Notifiable Diseases - Report Fee

        South Australian Health Commission Act - Fees Hospitals/Health Centres

 

      By the Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) -

      Australian Fisheries Council - Resolutions of 22nd Meeting

      South Australian Meat Corporation - Triennial Review, 1989-92

      South Australian Egg Board -

        Report, 1990-91

        Report, 1991 - May 1992

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Barley Marketing Act - Election of Australian Barley Board

        Dairy Industry Act - Licences

        Fisheries Act -

          Abalone Fisheries - Licence Fees

          Fish Processors Registration Fee

          General - Expiable Offences

          Lakes and Coorong Fishery - Licence Fees

          Marine Scalefish Fisheries -

            Licence Fees

            Transfer Provisions

          Miscellaneous Fishery - Licence Fees

          Prawn Fisheries - Licence Fees

          River Fishery - Licence Fees

          Rock Lobster Fisheries - Licence Fees.

 

14    Paper

      Hon. T.H. Hemmings brought up the Fifth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee being the Annual Report of the Committee, February 1992 to June 1993.

      Report received (Paper No. 170).

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

 

15    Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

16    Suspension of Standing Orders

      The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), 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.

 

17    Grievance debate

      The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

18    Standing Orders Committee

      The Deputy Premier moved - That a Standing Orders Committee of seven Members be appointed consisting of the Speaker, Messrs Atkinson, Blacker, Brindal, Ferguson, Gunn and Hon. J.P. Trainer.

      Question put and passed.

 

19    Printing Committee

      The Deputy Premier moved - That a Printing Committee of six Members be appointed consisting of Messrs Atkinson and Holloway, Mrs Hutchison, Messrs Lewis, McKee and Matthew.

      Question put and passed.

 

20    Address in Reply

      The Deputy Premier nominated Hon. D.J. Hopgood 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.

 

21    Select Committee on Health Administration

      The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on Health Administration appointed by this House on 17 February have power to continue its sittings during the present Session and that the time for bringing up its Report be extended until Wednesday 6 October.

      Question put and passed.

 

22    Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education

      The Minister of Education, Employment and Training, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education appointed by this House on 19 February 1992 have power to continue its sittings during the present Session and that the time for bringing up its Report be extended until Tuesday 7 September.

      Question put and passed.

 

23    Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege

      The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Members of this House appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege have power to continue their consideration during this Session.

      Question put and passed.

 

24    Adjournment

      The Minister of Primary Industries moved - That the House do now adjourn.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

      House adjourned at 5.02 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                        

 

 

                       MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 4 August 1993

      Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1994.

 

The Minister of Environment and Land Management to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the protection of the environment; to establish the Environment Protection Authority and define its functions and powers; to repeal the Beverage Container Act 1975, the Clean Air Act 1984, the Environmental Protection Council Act 1972, the Marine Environment Protection Act 1990, the Noise Control Act 1977, and the Waste Management Act 1987; to amend the Water Resources Act 1990 and the Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister of Public Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the delivery of electricity, water and sewerage services and for associated resource management; to establish the corporation Southern Power and Water; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister of Public Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Builders Licensing Act 1986, the Electricity Trust of South Australia Act 1946, the Gas Act 1988, the Sewerage Act 1929, the Water Resources Act 1990 and the Waterworks Act 1932 and to repeal The Adelaide Electric Supply Company Act 1944, The Adelaide Electric Supply Company's Acts 1897 to 1931, the Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Act 1966, the Electricity Act 1943, the Electricity (Country Areas) Subsidy Act 1962, the Electricity Supply (Industries) Act 1963, The Electricity Trust of South Australia (Penola Undertaking) Act 1967 and the Local Electricity Undertakings (Securities for Loans) Act 1950.

 

      Notice of Motion: Committees/Regulations-

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - That the Fifth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee being the Annual Report of the Committee, be noted.

 

For Wednesday 11 August 1993

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House congratulates Liberal Leader Hon. D.C. Brown on his recently released statement `Make a Change for the Better' and acknowledges the vision and positive benefits for South Australia's future contained within the `Freedom to Grow' Liberal Vision Statement.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House endorses the principle that all funds generated from major sales of State Government assets be directed to the reduction of State debt.

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move - That in the opinion of this House there should be an independent inquiry into Operation Hygiene.

 

 

For Wednesday 18 August 1993

      Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills-

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make special provision for granting planning consents and approvals in relation to certain land known as "Craigburn"; and for other purposes.

 


      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Hon. D.C. Brown to move - That this House -

      (a) rejects the concept of World Heritage Listing for the Lake Eyre region because it does not guarantee protection of environmentally significant and highly sensitive areas, in particular the Coongie Lakes and the Mound Springs, but does jeopardise pastoral and mining pursuits important to South Australia; and

      (b) believes more energetic and speedier protection of the State's environmental and economic interests in the Lake Eyre Basin are necessary and so recommends the adoption of the Liberal Party's policy on this issue.

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House condemns the Minister of Environment and Land Management on his failure to provide a coordinating role for recycling programs and give sufficient attention to the urgent need to obtain markets for recycled goods and further condemns the Minister for attacking local government regarding its role in creating recycling programs and threatening heavy handed legislation while refusing to take a more responsible role in this important matter.

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House recognises the extent of the rural recession and the importance of rural South Australia to our economy and social structure and urges the Government to implement both short and long term policies which will ensure the rural sector is once again restored to a place of importance.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House views with concern the lack of response by the Government to the issues raised by the Government Management Board in its report on SAFA and demands that immediate action be taken to rectify areas of deficiencies and malpractice identified in the report.

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House deplores the limitation of the Government's enterprise zones to two Labor held areas of the State and urges the Government to extend its enterprise zones to additional areas of the State forthwith.

 

Mr Blacker to move - That this House calls on the Government to immediately declare the current mouse plague as a natural disaster and in so doing acknowledge that the problem is of a proportion beyond the capacity of individuals to absorb and therefore becomes a total community problem and further, this House recommends that the cost of strychnine and the cost of Department of Primary Industries supervision be met by the taxpayer and that the cost of grain and the cost of the spreading of bait be borne by the grower.

 

Mrs C.F. Hutchison to move - That this House congratulates the Australian Women's Netball Team on its outstanding performance in the recent World Championships by defeating New Zealand to win the World Title and also congratulates the Australian Captain Michelle Fielke and the other two South Australian players Kathryn Hasby and Jennifer Borlase.

 

 

For Wednesday 25 August 1993

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House condemns the Government for withdrawing funding for the much needed `Post Adoption Services' and calls on the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to re-introduce this funding as a matter of urgency.

 

Mr Meier to move - That this House condemns the Government for its abysmal record of financial mismanagement, record unemployment, deterioration of essential services and broken promises and urges the people of South Australia to vent their anger on the Government through the ballot box at the next State election.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House questions whether the State Bank or the Government Asset Management Division (Bad Bank) are being operated in the best interests of South Australian taxpayers and businesses.

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move - That in the opinion of this House an improved road system must be created in the Mitcham Hills including upgrading of Old Belair Road.

 

                                                         

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            N.T. Peterson

                                                            SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY