No 2

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 3 DECEMBER 1997

 

 

1        Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2        Petitions No 9 and 10

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

 

9    Mr Atkinson, from 4 969 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ban the recreational shooting of ducks and quail.

 

10   Ms Key, from 315 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to restrict any further development of gambling establishments.

 

3        Papers

The following Papers were tabled :

 

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

      Public Trustee - Report, 1996-97

      Financial Supervision, South Australian Office of - Report, 1996-97

      Electoral Office, State - Report, 1996-97.

 

4       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

5       Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

6       Messages from the Legislative Council

The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

Standing Orders Committee - Notification of appointment                     Message No 1

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council a has appointed a Standing Orders Committee consisting of the President, the Hon K T Griffin (Minister for Justice), the Hon R I Lucas (Treasurer), the Hon C A Pickles and the Hon G Weatherill, with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Standing Orders Committee of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C  Irwin, PRESIDENT


Printing Committee - Notification of appointment                                              Message No 2

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council a has appointed a Printing Committee consisting of the Hon J  S  L Dawkins, the Hon A J  Redford, the Hon T G Roberts, the Hon J F Stefani and the Hon C Zollo, with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Printing Committee of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C  Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Joint Parliamentary Service Committee - Notification of appointment   Message No 3

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 5 of the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985, it has appointed two members to act with the President as Members of the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee. The said two Members are the Hon C V Schaefer and the Hon G Weatherill. The Legislative Council has also appointed the Hon L H Davis and the Hon A J Redford the alternate member to the Hon C V Schaefer and the Hon R R Roberts the alternate member to the Hon G Weatherill.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Environment, Resources and Development Committee -                        Message No 4

      Notification of appointment

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 20(2) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the following Members have been appointed to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee, viz; the Hon J S L Dawkins, the Hon M J Elliott and the Hon T G Roberts.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Social Development Committee - Notification of appointment               Message No 5

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 20(2) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the following Members have been appointed to the Social Development Committee, viz; the Hon T G Cameron, the Hon S M Kanck and the Hon C V Schaeffer.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Legislative Review Committee - Notification of appointment                 Message No 6

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 20(2) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the following Members have been appointed to the Legislative Review Committee, viz.: the Hon I Gilfillan, the Hon A J Redford and the Hon R R Roberts.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee

      Notification of appointment                                                              Message No 7

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 20(2) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the following Members have been appointed to the Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee, viz.: the Hon M J Elliott, the Hon A J Redford and the Hon T G Roberts.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Statutory Officers Committee - Notification of appointment                    Message No 8

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that, pursuant to section 20(2) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the following Members have been appointed to the Statutory Officers Committee, viz: the Hon K T Griffin (Minister for Justice), the Hon M J Elliott, and the Hon P Holloway.

Legislative Council, 2 December 1997                                            J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

7       Mutual Recognition (South Australia) (Extension of Operation) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon G A Ingerson), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mutual Recognition (South Australia) Act 1993.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

8       MFP Development (Winding Up) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the MFP Development Act 1992.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

9       Land Tax (Land Held On Trust) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clause No 1 agreed to.

 

Mr Foley moved, on page 1, after line 11 to insert new clause as follows:

1A Commencement This Act will be taken to have come into operation at midnight on 30 June 1997.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

      Committee divided (No 1):

 


        Ayes, 21

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Mr Foley (Teller)


        Noes, 25

 

Hon M H Armitage

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Mr Condous

Mr Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Mrs Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon R B Buckby (Teller)


 

So it passed in the negative.

 


Clause No 2 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

10      Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

11      Gas (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 6 agreed to.

Title agreed to. 

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The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12      Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause No 3 read.          

 

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

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 in relation to Private Members' Business as to provide that-

(a)  unless otherwise ordered, the House meets on each Thursday at 10.30 am.

(b)  on Thursdays, Private Members' Business takes precedence in the following manner:

      (i)   10.30 am - 12.00 noon - Bills, motions for disallowance of regulations and motions with respect to Committees;

      (ii)   12.00 noon - 1.00 pm - Other Motions, provided that -

            (A)  Notices of Motion will take priority over Orders of the Day in (i) and unless otherwise ordered, for the first 30 minutes in (ii);

            (B)  if all business in (i) is completed before the allotted time the House proceeds to (ii);

            (C)  if all business in (ii) is completed before 1.00 pm on Thursdays the sitting of the House is suspended until 2.00 pm.

(c)  the following time limits will apply -

Mover, 15 minutes;

One Member opposing the question, as deputed by the Speaker, 15 minutes;

Other Members, 10 minutes;

Mover in reply, 5 minutes;

provided that -

      (i)   an extension of 15 minutes may be granted, by leave, to a Member moving the second reading of a Bill;

      (ii)   leave to continue remarks may not be sought by any Member, but a Member speaking when the allotted time for that category of business is completed has the right to be heard first when the debate is next called on.

(d)  Notices of Questions ordinarily handed in by 9.00 am on Thursdays must be handed in to the Clerk Assistant by the adjournment of the House on the preceding day;

provided that on Thursday 4 December the time allotted for Private Members Business will be until 11.30 am.

 

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

 

14      Address in Reply

         Order of the Day read for consideration of the Address in Reply.

         Mr Hamilton-Smith moved - That the following Address in Reply to His Excellency's Opening Speech be adopted:

To His Excellency, Sir Eric James Neal, Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor in and over the State of South Australia and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia:

May it please your Excellency:

1    We, the Members of the House, express our thanks for the Speech with which Your Excellency was pleased to open Parliament.

2    We assure Your Excellency that we will give our best attention to the matters placed before us.

3    We earnestly join in Your Excellency’s prayer for the Divine blessing on the proceedings of the Session.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

15      Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 3 to 7 agreed to.

Clause No 8 read.          

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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The House having resumed:

The Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

16      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Primary Industries (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 8 to 10 agreed to.

Title agreed to.  

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The House having resumed:

The Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

18      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 10.16 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 4 December 1997

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House deplores the deception of Ms Cheryl Kernot, the previous Federal Leader of the Democrats, who played a major role in the last State election and, two days after the election, resigned and joined the Labor Party and notes that the desertion of Ms Kernot to the Labor Party demonstrates that the Democrats really are a quasi-Labor Party

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House regrets the announcement that Australia has made its last harvester at Horwood Bagshaw in South Australia on 27 October 1997, and the subsequent decline of the Australian manufacture of agricultural machinery, noting that over $2 billion will be spent on agricultural machines in Australia this year.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            Hon J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY