No 5

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 1996

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read                    prayers.

 

2       Messages from the Governor

         The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

         Police (Contract Appointments) Amendment Bill - Recommending                    Message No 2

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 Police (Contract Appointments) Amendment Bill 1996.

         Government House, 16 October 1996                                              E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         South Australian Ports (Bulk Handling Facilities) Bill - Recommending Message No 3

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 South Australian Ports (Bulk Handling Facilities) Bill 1996.

         Government House, 16 October 1996                                              E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) -

               Attorney-General’s Department - Report, 1995-96

               Public Trustee - Report, 1995-96.

 

4       Legislative Review Committee - Reports - Second Report; and on the Scrutiny of National Schemes of Legislation - Position Paper

        

Mr Cummins brought up the Second Report of the Committee.

         Report received.

        

Mr Cummins brought up the report of the Committee on the Scrutiny of National Schemes of Legislation - Position Paper.

         Report received.

 

5       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 


6       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

 

Member named

The Speaker named the Member for Ross Smith (Mr Clarke) for wilfully disregarding the authority of the Chair.

 

         Member’s apology

The Honourable Member made an apology which was accepted by the Speaker.

 

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

7       Suspension of Standing Orders - Sessional Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - 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.

 

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

 

8       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier (Hon D C Brown), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 to be proceeded with before the Address in Reply is completed.

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

 


9       Multiculturalism and Aboriginal Reconciliation - Motion re

The Premier (Hon D C Brown), pursuant to order, moved - That this House -

(a)  affirms its support for policies relating to multiculturalism and aboriginal reconciliation being based upon the principles of non discrimination, racial harmony, tolerance and the Australian concept of a “fair go” for all;

(b)  recognises that South Australia is a multicultural society which places value on the significant contribution which continues to be made to the development of the State by all South Australians, irrespective of ethnic or racial background;

(c)  reaffirms its support for the ongoing process of reconciliation and achieving a greater understanding between Australians of aboriginal and non-aboriginal background and recognises the special needs of Aboriginal communities, especially in health and education; and

(d)  calls for the conduct of public debate concerning multiculturalism and aboriginal reconciliation to be undertaken according to these principles.

 

Ordered - That the time allotted time for this motion be until 6.00 pm.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Ordered - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing motion and requesting its concurrence thereto.

 

10      Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 5.57 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

11      Speaker's Statement - Possible matter of Privilege

The Speaker made a statement as follows:

Earlier today the Member for Spence raised as a matter of privilege an alleged threat contained in a letter apparently sent to the Member for Mitchell by the Member for Peake. Having examined the letter and having spoken to the Members concerned I take the view that a prima facie case has not been made of a breach of privilege and I decline to give the matter any precedence.

 

12      Pay-roll Tax (Superannuation Benefits) Amendment Bill

The Treasurer (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971.

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.

 

13      South Australian Ports (Bulk Handling Facilities) Bill

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to authorise the sale of bulk handling facilities at South Australian ports; to provide for access to bulk handling facilities on fair commercial terms; to amend the South Australian Ports Corporation Act 1994; and for other purposes.

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.

 


14      Police (Contract Appointments) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Police (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Police Act 1952.

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.

 

15      Adoption (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Family and Community Services (Hon D C Wotton), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Adoption Act 1988.

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.

 

16      Address in Reply

         Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address be adopted.

         Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Adjournment

         The Minister for Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 9.19 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

               For Thursday 17 October 1996

         Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Debits Tax Act 1994, the Financial Institutions Duty Act 1983, the Land Tax Act 1936, the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971, the Stamp Duties Act 1923 and the Taxation (Reciprocal Powers) Act 1989.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make general provision for the administration and enforcement of taxation laws; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Mines and Energy to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the electricity supply industry; to make provision for safety and technical standards for electrical installations; to amend the Electricity Corporations Act 1994 and the Local Government Act 1934; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for State Government Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the preservation and management of official records; to amend the Libraries Act 1982, the Freedom of Information Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 1934; and for other purposes.

 


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

 

Mr Cummins to move - That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on the Scrutiny of National Schemes of Legislation - Position Paper be noted.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Lewis.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            G M Gunn

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY