No 1

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 1999

 

 

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 26 August 1999 as follows:

 

SUMMONING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FORTH-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 28 September 1999 as the time for holding the third 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 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 the hand and the Public Seal of South Australia, at Adelaide, 26 August 1999.

 

                                                                        By command,

                                                                                    D. C. KOTZ, 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 12.35 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 His Excellency the Governor, attended in the Legislative Council 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 laid upon the Table.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 1).

 

7       Petitions Nos 1 to 5

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

 

1    Ms Ciccarello, from 158 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to abolish the position of the Spanish Language Curriculum Officer in the Department of Education Training and Employment.

 

2         Mr De Laine, from 77 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase prison sentences for persons convicted of robbery with violence of residential property.

 

3         Mr Hanna, from 562 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to give a higher priority to funding additional Police Officers.

 

4         Mr Hill, from 265 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to relocate the foundry in Oborn Road, Mt Barker.

 

5    Ms Thompson, from 307 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to increase Housing Trust rentals or other payments due to the GST related increase in pensions.

 

8       Papers

The Speaker laid on the Table the following papers:

 

Statement of the Registrar of Members’ Interests for the year ended 30 June 1999.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 133).

 

House of Assembly Members’ Annual Travel Report 1998-99.

 

9       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) -

      Adelaide Entertainments Corporation – Charter 1999-2000

      Disclosure of Pecuniary and Personal Interests – Mr John Cambridge

      Government Boards and Committees Information – Boards and Committees by    Portfolio, 30 June 1999 (Volumes 1 & 2)

 

      Regulations under the following Acts -

            Mutual Recognition (South Australia) – Temporary Exemptions

            Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (South Australia) – Temporary Exemptions

 

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

      Phylloxera and Grape Industry Board of SA – Report, 1998-99

 


By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Development Act -

            City of Port Augusta – Industry (Port Augusta Power Stations) Plan Amendment Report - Report

            City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, Kensington & Norwood (City), Local        Heritage Places (Built Heritage) Plan Amendment Report

      Railways Agreement 1997 – First Amending Agreement

 

      Regulations under the following Acts -

            Carrick Hill Trust - Parking

            Harbors and Navigation  -

                  Certificate of Competency

                  Licences

            Highways – Hindmarsh Island Ferry

            Medical Practitioners  –

                  Practitioners Fees

                  Registration

            Motor Vehicles - Miscellaneous

            Road Traffic  -

                  Declared Hospitals

                  Driver hours

                  Vehicle Identification Plate

            South Australian Health Commission  -

                  Audit

                  Benefit Entitlement Card

                  Perinatal Statistics

 

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

      Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare – Regulations – Transport of Dangerous            Goods

      Ports Corp South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Remuneration Tribunal – Determination and Report – Policy and Portfolio Manager,          Judiciary

 

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

      Department of Education, Training and Employment – Report, 1998

      Public Corporations (Distribution Lessor Corporation) Regulations 1999 – Charter

      Public Corporations (Generation Lessor Corporation) Regulations 1999 – Charter

      Public Corporations Act  –

            ETSA Corporation – Ministerial Directions

            SA Generation Corporation – Ministerial Directions

 

      Regulations under the following Acts -

            Electricity Corporation (Restructuring and Disposal) – Leigh Creek Coal

            Financial Institutions Duty – ADI Variation

            Land Tax - General

            Petroleum Products Regulation - Fees

            Stamp Duties – ADI Variation

            Technical and Further Education - General

 

      South Australian Superannuation Scheme – Actuarial Report, 30 June 1998

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) -

      Murray-Darling Basin Agreement – Interstate Transfer of Water Allocations

 

      Regulations under the following Acts -

            Historic Shipwrecks - General

            Water Resources – Bolivar Watercourse

 


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

      Evidence Act – Report relating to Suppression Orders, 30 June 1999

 

      Regulations under the following Acts -

            Fair Trading - General

            Legal Practitioners – Interstate Practitioners

            Liquor Licensing – Dry Areas -

                  Clare

                  Kadina

            Police - General

            Subordinate Legislation – Expiry Dates

            Supreme Court - ADI

            Worker’s Liens - Fees

 

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

            By-Laws – District Council - Adelaide Hills  – Bird Scarers – By-Laws

 

            Local Government Act - Regulations - Local Government Superannuation                               Board – Option.

 

10      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

12      Address in Reply

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) advised the House that he nominated the Member for Hartley 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.

 

13      Standing Orders Committee

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

Question put and passed.

 

14      Publishing Committee

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

Quesiton put and passed.

 

15      Joint Committee on Transport Safety

The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved – That the Joint Committee on Transport Safety have power to continue its considerations during the present Session.

Question put and passed.

 

16      Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial - Extension of time

The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial have power to continue its sittings during the present Session and that the time for bringing up the its report be extended until Thursday 21 October.

Question put and passed.

 


17      Adjournment

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

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.42 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 29 September 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Human Services to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976.

 

The Minister for Human Services to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1983.

 

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 Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966, the Ombudsman Act 1972, the University of Adelaide Act 1971 and the University of South Australia Act 1990.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the administration and operation of the State taxing laws that are applied as Commonwealth laws in relation to Commonwealth places; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Local Government to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make certain amendments to legislation in connection with the system of local government in the State; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Local Government to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the implementation of new legislation relating to the system of local government in the State by the repeal or amendment of certain legislation and the enactment of transitional provisions; and for other purposes.

 

 

     For Thursday 30 September 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Hill to move – That this House congratulates the students, staff and parents of the O’Sullivan Beach School for their outstanding achievement in winning a $10,000 award in the National Literacy Week Awards for literacy and numeracy.

 

Ms Bedford to move – That this House calls on the Federal Government to take those steps required to counter the destabilisation of the ungoverned province of East Timor in the lead up to independence.

 

Mr Hill to move – That this House expresses its total opposition to the use of any site or sites located in South Australia for the storage of Australian or international long-lived intermediate or high level radioactive waste.

 

     For Tuesday 19 October 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage to move – That this House requests His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 43(2) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 that declares that rights of entry, prospecting, exploration and mining under the Mining Act 1971 may be acquired and exercised in respect of that proportion of the Yumbarra Conservation Park being Section 457, north out of Hundreds, county of Way (Fowler) and that a message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting its concurrence thereto.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage to move – That she have leave to introduce a Bill to repeal the Whaling Act 1937.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage to move – That she have leave to introduce a Bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985.

 

 

     For Wednesday 20 October 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the One Hundred and Fourth  Report of the Public Works Committee on the William Light School Redevelopment be noted.

 

 

     For Thursday 21 October 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill to amend the Government Business Enterprises (Competition) Act 1996.

 

 

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

 

Hon R B Such to move – That the Social Development Committee investigate and make recommendations to the Parliament in relation to the rapidly expanding area of Bio-Technology in the context of its likely social impact on South Australians.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY