No 5

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Petition No 9

The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

9    Leader of the Opposition (Hon M D Rann), from 102501 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       Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Reports – Rail Links with the Eastern States and Annual Report, 1998-99

Mr Venning brought up the Thirty-Fifth Report of the Committee on Rail Links with the Eastern States.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 184).

 

Mr Venning brought up the Thirty-Sixth Report of the Committee being the Annual Report 1998-99.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 185).

 

4       Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Second and Third

Mr Condous brought up the Second Report of the Committee.

Report received and read as follows:

The Regulation listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken on this matter and it is necessary for a Notice of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both House before the expiration of 14 sitting days to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

Honourable Members are warned that after consideration has been given to the Regulations, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

Regulation referred to:

Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Act – Qualified Persons.

 

Mr Condous brought up the Third Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

5       Social Development Committee - Report – Inquiry into the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill

Mr Scalzi brought up the Twelfth Report of the Committee being an Inquiry into the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill.

Report received (Paper No 186).

 

6       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

7       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

8       Public Works Committee – Report – William Light School Redevelopment – Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Fourth Report of the Committee on the William Light School Redevelopment be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Public Works Committee – Report – Adelaide Convention Centre Extension – Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Fifth Report of the Committee on the Adelaide Convention Centre Extension be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 27 October.

 

10      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be and remain so far suspended as to enable the Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99 to be referred to a Committee of the whole House and for Ministers to be examined on matters contained in the papers in accordance with the following timetable:

 

Premier, Minister for State Development, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Year 2000 Compliance (45 minutes)

Deputy Premier, Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (30 minutes)

Minister for Human Services (30 minutes)

Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, Minister for Employment, Minister for Youth (45 minutes)

Minister for Environment and Heritage, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (30 Minutes)

Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, Minister for Local Government (45 minutes)

Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Information Economy (30 minutes)

Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (30 minutes).

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

 

11      Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to order, moved – That the Speaker do now leave the Chair for consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99.

 

 

In Committee

Premier, Minister for State Development, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Hon J W Olsen), Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall), Minister for Year 2000 Compliance (Hon W A Matthew) examined.

 

Deputy Premier, Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development examined.

 

         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 examined the Ministers on matters contained in the reports referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

12      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

Question put and passed.

 

13      Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99

Ordered – That consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99 be now resumed.

 

 

In Committee

Minister for Human Services examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Venning reported that the Committee had examined the Minister on matters contained in the reports referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

14      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 6.14 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

15      Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99

Ordered – That consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99 be now resumed.

 

 

In Committee

Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, Minister for Employment (Hon M R Buckby), Minister for Youth (Hon M K Brindal) examined.

 

Minister for Environment and Heritage, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Hon D C Kotz) examined.

 

Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon I F Evans), Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) examined.

 

         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 examined the Ministers on matters contained in the reports referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again tomorrow.

 

16      Adjournment

The Minister for Industry and Trade moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 9.59 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

      For Thursday 21 October 1999

 

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

 

Hon G M Gunn to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996 and the Road Traffic Act 1961.

 

Hon G M Gunn to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

 

Hon G M Gunn to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996.

 

Mr Condous to move – That the Regulations under the Criminal Law  (Forensic Procedures) Act 1998 relating to Qualified Persons, made on 15 July and laid on the Table of this House on 27 July, be disallowed.

 

      For Wednesday 27 October 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Venning to move – That the Thirty-Fifth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Rail Links with the Eastern States be noted.

 

Mr Scalzi move – That the Twelfth Report of the Social Development Committee on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 1996 be noted.

 

 

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      Present during the day - All Members except Hon G A Ingerson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    J K G Oswald

                                                                                    SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY