No 1

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 1998

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to Proclamation. The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair.

 

2       Proclamation

The Clerk read the Proclamation issued by His Excellency the Governor and dated 17 September 1998 as follows:

 

SUMMONING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY-NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

(L.S.) E J NEAL       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 noon on 27 October 1998 as the time for holding the second session of the Forty-ninth Parliament; and

(b)  declare that the place for holding the Parliament will be the building known as Parliament House at North Terrace; 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 September 1998.

 

                                                                           By command,

                                                                                      Diana Laidlaw, for Acting Premier

 

3       Prayers

         The Speaker read prayers.

 

4       Summons from Governor

A summons was received from His 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 12.46 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

6       Death of Former Member – Hon J D Wright

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen) moved – That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon J D Wright, former Member of the House of Assembly and Minister of the Crown; places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service and as a mark of respect to his memory the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

And being supported by Mr Wright, the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown), the Leader of the Opposition (Hon M D Rann), Messrs Foley, Meier and De Laine, the Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall), Mr Clarke, Ms Key, Mr Venning and Ms Ciccarello.

Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

7       Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 3.36 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 3.45 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

8       Opening Speech of the Governor

The Speaker reported that the House had this day, in compliance with a summons from His Excellency The Governor, attended in the Legislative Council Chamber where His 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).

 

9       Petitions Nos 1 to 3

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

 

1    The Leader of the Opposition, from 313 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to preserve the Torrens Parade Ground in Adelaide as a museum of South Australia’s military history.

 

2    Mr Lewis, from 207 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to introduce harsher penalties for those carrying out violent crimes against society and reinstate corporal punishment.

 

3    Mr Meier, from 98 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to amend the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act to take into account the safety of the community when sentencing convicted criminals and releasing persons under sentence of indeterminate duration.

 

10      Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following papers:

 

      Statement of the Registrar of Members’ Interests for the year ended 30 June 1998.

      Ordered to be printed (Paper No 133).

 

      The Auditor- General’s Report for the year ended 30 June 1998.

      Ordered to be printed (Paper No 4).

 

The Speaker laid on the Table the following papers which had been received, printed and published pursuant to section 17 (7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act:

 

The Seventy-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the South Coast District Hospital Redevelopment.

      (Paper No 180).

The Seventy-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment – Final Report.

      (Paper No 181).

 

The Eightieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery – Final Report.

      (Paper No 182).

 

11      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

          By the Premier -

            Auditor-General’s Department - Report on the Operations of, 1997-98

            Commissioner for Public Employment, Office of -

               Report, 1997-98

               SA Public Sector Workforce Information, June 1998

            Premier and Cabinet, Department of - Report, 1997-98

            Promotion and Grievance Appeal Tribunal - Report of the Presiding Officer, 1997-98

            Remuneration Tribunal - Determinations of 1998 -

               No 2 - Ministers of the Crown and Officers and Members of Parliament

               No 3 - Auditor-General, Electoral Commissioner, Deputy Electoral Commissioner and Employee Ombudsman

 

          By the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin) -

            Agriculture, Advisory Board of - Report, 1997-98

            Dried Fruits Board of South Australia - Report, 1996-97

            Electrical Technical Regulator - Report, 1997-98

            Electricity Act - Regulations - Various

            Gas Technical Regulator - Report, 1997-98

            Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            Soil Conservation Council - Report, 1997-98

 

          By the Minister for Human Services -

            Architects Board of South Australia -

               Report, 1995

               Report, 1996

               Report, 1997

            Dental Board of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            Development Act -

               City of Port Lincoln, Report on the Interim Operation of - Lincoln Cove Plan Amendment

                     Report

            City of Prospect, Report on the Interim Operation of - Local Heritage Places Plan Amendment

            Enfield General Cemetery Trust - Report, 1996-97

            Highways Act - Lease of Properties - Transport SA

            Ministerial Statement – Drugs and Driving

            National Road Transport Commission - Report, 1997-98


 

            Regulations under the following Acts -

               Development - Private Certifiers

               Highways  - Highways Fund

               Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) - Aboriginal Housing

                     Authority

               Motor Vehicles - Drivers Licences

               Road Traffic - Declaration of Hospitals

               South Australian Health Commission - Prescribed Hospitals and Health Centres

            Third Party Premiums Committee - Determinations of

 

          By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) -

            Classification Council, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

            Courts Administration Authority - Report, 1997-98

            Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal - Report, 1997-98

            Police, Commissioner of, South Australia -

               Report, 1997-98

               Statistical Review, 1997-98

            Public Prosecutions, Director of - Report, 1997-98

            Regulations under the following Acts -

               Coroners - Coroner Daily Fees

               Dangerous Substances - Principle

               Liquor Licensing - Long Term - Moonta - Port Hughes

               Police Act - Principle

               Subordinate Legislation - Postponement of Expiry

            South Australian Water Corporation - Corporation Charter

            State Electoral Office -

               Report, 1997-98

               Statistical Returns for General Elections - 11 October 1997

            Surveyors, Australian Institution of - South Australian Division Inc - Report, 1997

 

          By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) -

            Budget Results, 1997-98

            Construction Industry Training Board - Report, 1997-98

            ETSA Corporation -

               Charter, 1998-99

               Report, 1997-98

            Funds SA - Report, 1997-98

            Gaming Machines Act -

               Liquor and Gaming Commissioner - Report, 1997-98

               State Supply Board - Report, 1997-98

            Gaming Supervisory Authority - Report, 1997-98

            Government Captive Insurance Corporation, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

            Government Financing Authority, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

            Ministerial Statement – Budget Results, 1997-98

            Motor Accident Commission - Report, 1997-98

            Optima Energy - Report, 1997-98


 

            Regulations under the following Acts -

               Education - Teachers Registration

               Petroleum Products Regulation - Subsidy Rate

               Public Corporations -

                     ETSA Transmission Corp

                     Treasurer

               Southern State Superannuation - Various

               Technical and Further Education - Principle

               Tobacco Products Regulation - Smoking in Dining or Café Areas

            Parliamentary Superannuation Scheme - Report, 1997-98

            SA Generation Corporation - Charter, 1998-99

            Superannuation Board, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

            Treasury and Finance, Department of - Report, 1997-98

            University of South Australia - Report, 1997

 

          By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) -

            Athletics Stadium, South Australian - Charter, 1998-99

            District Council - By-Laws - Southern Mallee

               No 1 - Permits and Penalties

               No 2 - Moveable Signs

               No 3 - Council Land

               No 4 - Caravans and Camping

               No 5 - Creatures

            Local Government Act - Amendment of Rules -

               East Waste Management Authority Inc.

               Southern Eyre Peninsula Controlling Authority

            Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            Local Government Grants Commission of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            Regulations under the following Acts -

               City of Adelaide - Elections and Polls

               Local Government - Local Government Superannuation Board -

                     Approved Authority

                     Members Salary

            Racing Act - Rules of Racing - Harness Racing - Driving Tactics

 

          By the Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) -

            Local Government Boundary Reform Board - Report, September 1998.

 

12      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.


 

13      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin), without notice, moved - That 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 and Messrs Atkinson, De Laine, Lewis and Meier.

Question put and passed.

 

16      Printing Committee

The Deputy Premier moved - That a Printing Committee be appointed consisting of Mr Hamilton-Smith, Ms Hurley, Messrs Koutsantonis, Scalzi and Venning.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Public Works Committee - Appointment of Member

The Deputy Premier moved - That Mr Scalzi be appointed to the Public Works Committee in place of Hon R L Brokenshire.

Question put and passed.

 

18      Address in Reply

The Deputy Premier advised the House that he had nominated the Member for Gordon to move an Address in Reply to His Excellency’s Opening Speech.

Ordered – That consideration of the Address in Reply be made an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

19      Joint Committee on Transport Safety

The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved – That the Joint Committee on Transport Safety have power to continue its consideration during this session.

Question put and passed.

 

20      Adjournment

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

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 5.48 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Wednesday 28 October 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971 and the Opal Mining Act 1995.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

 

         For Thursday 29 October 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Mr Hanna to move – That the Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site, taking into consideration -

(a)       the proposal for a wine industry training centre on the site;

(b)       the Premier’s public statement that there would be no housing development on the site;

(c)       the value placed on open space by the local community; and

(d)       the historical and cultural significance of the site.

 

Mr McEwen to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

 

Mr Hilll to move – That this House establish a Select Committee to inquire into, and report on, the following matters in relation to South Australia’s water catchments -

(a)       the roles, operations and revenue and expenditure of South Australia’s water catchment boards;

(b)       the role and responsibilities of the Minister for the Environment in relation to the water catchment boards;

(c)       issues relating to the availability and allocation of water resources in the South East, the Willunga Basin, the Northern Adelaide Plains and other areas; and

(d)       other relevant matters.

 

Mr McEwen to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Second-Hand  Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Hanna to move – That this House congratulates Young Media Australia, a national organisation based in Adelaide, for its continuous campaigning against media depiction of excessive violence and obscenity, with the aim of minimising undesirable influences on young people in our society and recommends that the Government considers ongoing funding support for this organisation.

 

 


 

         For Wednesday 4 November 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Hon R B Such to move – That the Eleventh Report of the Social Development Committee on Gambling be noted.

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the Eightieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Australian Aboriginal Culture Gallery be noted.

 

Mr Lewis to  move That the Seventy-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment be noted.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY