No 1

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

____________

 

 

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 1995

 

 

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 17 August 1995

 as follows:

 

SUMMONING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FORTY-EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

 

(L S) B S HETZEL                                                             Proclamation By The Governor’s Deputy

 

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

(a)   fix 12 noon on 26 September 1995 as the time for holding the third 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;

and

(c)   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, 17 August 1995.

 

                                      By command,

                                                  R B SUCH, 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    Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 12.50 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 


6    Opening Speech of the 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 would now lay on the Table.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 1).

 

7    Petitions Nos 1 to 4

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

 

1  Mr Allison, from 32 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to fund and provide appropriate accommodation, care and support services to people with an intellectual disability.

 

2  Mr Lewis, from 180 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to legislate to provide LPG gas to country motorists at the same price as it is available to city motorists.

 

3  Mr Meier, from 123 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to grant a total exemption to the Upper Spencer Gulf region with regard to the increase in the minimum legal length of King George Whiting.

 

4  Mr Meier, from 69 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House maintain the present homicide law, which excludes euthanasia, while maintaining the common law right of patients to refuse medical treatment.

 

8    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 Hon B J Wiese, at which Mr Paul Holloway was elected.

 

9    Papers

The Speaker laid on the table:

 

Report of the Auditor General for the year ended 30 June 1995

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 4)

Statement of the Register of Members' Interests for the year ended 30 June 1995

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 133)

 

Twelfth Report of the Public Works Standing Committee on the Main North Road Upgrade, which had been printed and published pursuant to section 17 (7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 (Paper No 215).

 

10   Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon D C Brown) -

   Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal - Report, 1994-95

   Promotion and Grievance Appeals Tribunal - Report, 1994-95

   Public Employment, Office for the Commissioner for - Report, 1994-95

   Public Employment, Office for the Commissioner for - Workforce Information - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) -

Evidence Act 1929 - Report relating to Suppression Orders 1994-95

Summary Offences Act -

   Dangerous Areas, Report on, 1 April to 30 June 1995

   Road Blocks, Report on, 1 April to 30 June 1995


Regulations under the following Acts -

   Bills of Sale - Requirements as to Investments

   Consumer Credit - Revocation and Variation

   Consumer Transactions - Exempt Transactions

   Fences - Exemption - Land used for Drainage Purposes

   Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) - Instalment Contracts

   Liquor Licensing - Dry Areas -

      Town of Gawler

      Port Pirie

   Public Trustee - Commission and Fees

   Real Property -

      Certification of Instruments

      Land Division

   Residential Tenancies - Water Rates

   Subordinate Legislation - Postponement of Expiry

Rules of Court -

   District Court - District Court Act - Various

   Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act -

      Landlord and Tenant - Forms

      Retail Shop Leases

Economic and Finance Committee - Response to Fifteenth Report on the Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian Government Agencies

 

By the Treasurer (Hon S J Baker) -

Adelaide Casino - Report, 1994-95

Asset Management Task Force - Report, 1994-95

Budget Outcome - 1994-95

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 3)

Casino Supervisory Authority -

   Third Annual Report on the Performance of

   Tenth Annual Report on the Operation of the

Department of Treasury and Finance - Report, 1994-95

Functions of the Casino Supervisory Authority - Report, 1994-95

Lotteries Commission of South Australia - Report, 1994-95

Police Superannuation Board - Report, 1994-95

South Australian Asset Management Corporation and its Controlled Entities - Report, 1994-95

South Australian Government Financing Authority - Report, 1994-95

State Government Insurance Commission - Report, 1994-95

State Supply Board - Report, 1995

State Supply Board - Gaming Machines Act 1992 - Report on the, 1994-95

Superannuation Funds Corporation of South Australia - Report, 1994-95

Regulations under the following Act -

   Lottery and Gaming -

      Trade Promotion Lotteries

      Trader Offences

 

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

Motor Fuel Licensing Board - Report, 1994

Remuneration Tribunal - Report and Determination No 2 of 1995 - Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Industrial Relations Commission, the State Governor, Commissioners of the Environment, Resources and Development Court and the Employee Ombudsman

Regulations under the following Acts -

   Industrial and Employee Relations - Notice to be Given by Association

   Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation - Prescribed Notices

 


By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development
(Hon J W Olsen) -

Regulations under the following Acts -

   Harbors and Navigation - Exclusion of Vessels, Oil Platforms

   Passenger Transport -

      Conduct of Passengers

      Various

   Public Corporations - Hills Transit

Economic and Finance Committee - Response to Fourteenth Report on Compulsory Third Party Property Motor Vehicle Insurance

Economic and Finance Committee - Response to Fifteenth Report on the Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian Government Agencies

 

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

Waterworks Act 1932 - Regulations - Definition of Commercial Purpose

 

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

Road Traffic Act 1961 - Regulations - Declaration of Hospitals

Public Works Committee - Response to Report on Port Lincoln Hospital Redevelopment Stage 2

 

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

Development Act 1993 - Amendment to Development Plan, Report on

Development Act - Regulations - Adoption of ‘Housing Code’

Corporation - By- Laws -

   Brighton -

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Foreshore

      No 3 -   Moveable Signs

      No 4 -   Garbage Removal

      No 5 -   Restaurants and Fish Shops

      No 6 -   Bees

      No 7 -   Public Conveniences

      No 8 -   Caravans

      No 9 -   Tents

      No 10 -  Streets and Footway

      No 11 -  Poultry

      No 12 -  Inflammable Undergrowth

      No 13 -  Parks and Reserves

      No 14 -  Vehicle Moveable

   Burnside -

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Vehicle Movements

      No 3 -   Street Conduct

      No 4 -   Street Traders

      No 5 -   Garbage Removal

      No 6 -   Height of Fences Near Intersections

      No 7 -   Drains

      No 8 -   Park Lands

      No 9 -   Fire Prevention

      No 10 -  Caravans

      No 11 -  Lodging Houses

      No 12 -  Creatures

      No 13 -  Library Services

      No 14 -  Burnside Swimming Centre


   Mallala -

      No 8 -   Animals and Birds

   Mount Gambier -

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Moveable Signs

      No 3 -   Taxis

      No 4 -   Council Land

      No 5 -   Fire Prevention

   Murray Bridge

      No 2 -   Council Land

      No 3 -   Taxis

      No 4 -   Moveable Signs

   Noarlunga -

      No 5 -   Dogs

   Port Adelaide -

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Moveable Signs

      No 3 -   Council Land

      No 4 -   Garbage Removal

      No 5 -   Caravans and Camping

      No 6 -   Restaurants and Fish Shops

      No 7 -   Inflammable Undergrowth

      No 8 -   Creatures

   Roxby Downs

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Taxis

      No 3 -   Street Traders

      No 4 -   Garbage Disposal

      No 5 -   Caravans and Camping

      No 6 -   Council Land

   Salisbury -

      No 1 -   Permits and Penalties

      No 2 -   Moveable Signs

      No 3 -   Garbage Collection

      No 4 -   Council Land

      No 5 -   Fire Prevention

      No 7 -   Animals and Birds

      No 8 -   Bees

      No 9 -   Caravans

District Council - By-Laws -

   Streaky Bay -

      No 2 -   Council Land

   Tumby Bay -

      No 1 -   Bees

      No 2 -   Camping Reserves

      No 3 -   Council Reserves

      No 4 -   Dogs

      No 5 -   Fences and Hoardings

      No 6 -   Foreshore

      No 7 -   Fuel Pumps

      No 8 -   Garbage

      No 9 -   Moveable Signs

      No 10 -  Parklands

      No 11 -  Poultry

      No 12 -  Traders


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

Rules of Racing -

   Racing Act -

      Bookmakers Licensing Board - Principal

      Harness Racing Board -

         Age Limit to Drive Horse

         Handicapping

         Powers of the Stewards

Economic and Finance Committee - Response to Fifteenth Report on the Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian Government Agencies

 

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

Citrus Board of South Australia - Report, 1994-95

Regulations under the following Acts -

   Fisheries - Ban on Net Fishing

   Meat Hygiene - Standards/Codes of Practice

 

By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) -

Border Groundwater Agreement Review Committee - Report, 1993-94

 

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

Daylight Saving Act - Regulation - Summer Time

Economic and Finance Committee - Response to Fifteenth Report on the Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian Government Agencies.

 

11   Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report -  Annual Report 1994-95

Mrs Kotz brought up the Seventeenth Report of the Committee being the Annual Report, 1994-95.

Report received.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 181).

 

12   Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

13   Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable 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 pm

c. the motion for adjournment of the House on Thursdays -

           (i)     may be moved later than 5.00 pm;

           (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.

 

14   Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

15   Standing Orders Committee

The Deputy Premier moved - That a Standing Orders Committee be appointed consisting of the Speaker, Mr Atkinson, Mr Brindal, Mr De Laine and Mr Lewis.

Question put and passed.

 

16   Printing Committee

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

Question put and passed.

 

17   Address in Reply

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

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

 

18   Select Committee on Organs for Transplantation

The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee appointed by this House on 4 May 1994 have power to continue its sittings during the present session and that the time for bringing up its report be extended until Thursday 30 November.

Question put and passed.

 

19   Joint Committee on Women in Parliament

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

Question put and passed.

 

20   Joint Committee on Living Resources

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

Question put and passed.

 

21   Joint Committee on Retail Shop Tenancies

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

Question put and passed.

 

22   Adjournment

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

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 4.50 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

____________

 

 

MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 28 September 1995

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Ms Stevens to move - That this House calls on the Government to allocate sufficient funds from the taxation windfall that it has received from poker machines to fund fully the increase in demand for social welfare services and emergency relief that has occurred since their introduction.

 

Mrs Hall to move - That this House notes the outstanding performance of Adelaide Lightning in winning the Grand Final of the National Women’s Basketball League for the second year in succession.

 

Mr Kerin to move - That this House congratulates the South Australian members of the Australian Junior Cycling Team on their sensational performances at the Junior World Cycling Championships in San Marino, Italy.

 

Mrs Rosenberg to move - That this House congratulates the Australian Netball Team on winning the recent World Championships in Birmingham, particularly noting the performance of South Australian players, Kathryn Harby, Sarah Sutter, Natalie Avalino, Jennifer Borlase and Captain, Michelle Fielke.

 

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

 

Mr Rann to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

 

     For Thursday 12 October 1995

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

 

Mr Ashenden to move - That the Twelfth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Main North Road Upgrade, be noted.

 

 

      Notice of Motion: Day: Other Motions-

 

Mr Lewis to move - That this House urges all Ministers to install a toll free telephone number to provide STD callers equal access to their departments.

 

Mr Clarke to move - That this House condemns -

(a)   the way in which the Minister for Education and Children’s Services has broken the Government’s election promises on education and embarked on a policy of cutting resources for education in South Australia;

(b)   the reduction of 790 teachers and 276 ancillary staff between 30 June 1994 and 31 January 1995;

(c)   the Minister’s decision to cut a further 250 school service officer full time equivalents from January 1996 that will result in up to 500 support staff being cut from essential support work in schools; and

(d)   the Minister’s decision to cut a further 100 teachers from areas including the open access college, special interest schools and Aboriginal schools.

 

____________

 

 

   Present during the day - All Members except  Mr Foley and Mrs Greig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        G M Gunn

                                                        SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY