No 6

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER 1998

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2.

 

3       Stamp Duties (Exemption for Crops) Amendment Bill

Mr McEwen, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mr McEwen moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

4       Glenthorne Farm – Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion re

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved – 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.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Hill, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.


 

5       Water Catchment Boards – Select Committee - Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – 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.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Williams, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

6       Second-hand Vehicle Dealers (Compensation Fund) Amendment Bill

Mr McEwen, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mr McEwen moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

7       Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Mental Incapacity) Amendment Bill

Ms Key, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Mental Incapacity) Amendment Bill 1998 be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to Section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

         Question put and passed.

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Thursday 26 November.

 

8       Native Vegetation Act – Regulations - Exemptions - Motion for disallowance

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Regulations under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 relating to Exemptions, gazetted on 21 August 1998 and laid on the Table of this House on 15 November 1997, be disallowed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon G M Gunn, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

9       Door-to-Door Sales (Employment of Children) Bill

Mrs Geraghty, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the employment of children in door-to-door selling.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mrs Geraghty moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

10      Suspension of Standing Orders - Motion for lapsed

Mr Lewis, without notice, moved  - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion forthwith.

The Speaker having counted the House and a majority of the whole number of Members not being present the motion lapsed.

 


 

11      Young Media Australia - Motion re

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates Young Media Australia, a national organsiation 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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

12      Southern Youth Week Program - Motion re

Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates all those involved in the Southern Youth Week program for their successful showcasing of the positive contribution young people make to our community.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 November.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 3 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 19 November.

 

14      Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Lewis, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion forthwith.

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

 

15      Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Standing Committee Reports set down for Wednesday 18 and Wednesday 25 November to be taken into consideration after the motion to be moved by Mr Lewis is disposed of.

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

 

16      Memorial Drive Tennis Centre Complex – Referral to Public Works Committee - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to order, moved – That the proposed $15 million development of the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre Complex and associated facilities on public and parklands in that precinct be referred to the Public Works Committee for its investigation of all work and the processes followed for the letting of contracts and the commercial and any other arrangements and agreements associated with it.

         Question put and passed.

 

17      Public Works Committee – Report – Modbury Hospital Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to order, moved – That the Seventy-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment be noted.

         Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 25 November.


 

18      Public Works Committee – Report – South Coast District Hospital Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to order, moved – That the Seventy-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the South Coast District Hospital Redevelopment be noted.

         Debate ensued.

 

It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Ms Thompson) and made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 25 November.

 

19      Petition No 9

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

 

9    Ms Bedford, from 362 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to introduce legislation on poker machines that supports measures to give local residents the power to object to their installation, bans their advertising and have them phased out.

 

20      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

              Care of People who are Dying in South Australia – Report, 1998

              HomeStart Finance Board - Report, 1997-98

              Housing Trust, South Australia - Report, 1997-98

              South Australian Community Housing Authority - Report, 1997-98

              Statutory Authorities Review Committee - Review of Commissioners of Charitable Funds

                     Response by the Minister

 

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

               Ambulance Service, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

               Legal Practitioners Conduct Board - Report, 1997-98

               Metropolitan Fire Service, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

               SA Water - Report, 1997-98.

 

21      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

22      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.


 

23      Address in Reply - Presentation

The Speaker informed the House that His Excellency the Governor would be prepared to receive the House for the purpose of presenting the Address in Reply at 4.00 pm today.

The Speaker, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply and other Members, then proceeded to Government House for the purpose of presenting the Address:

 

On his return, the Speaker informed the House that, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply to the Governor's Opening Speech and by other Members, he had proceeded to Government House and had there presented to His Excellency the Address adopted by the House on 3 November, to which His Excellency had been pleased to make the following reply:

 

The Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly –

Thank you for the Address-in-Reply to the Speech with which I opened the Second Session of the Forty-ninth Parliament.

I am confident that you will give your best consideration to all matters placed before you.

I pray for God’s blessing upon your deliberations.

                                                                                                   E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

24      National Electricity (South Australia) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 12 further considered, amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 13 and 14 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 with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

25      Next day of sitting

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 17 November 1998 at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 

26      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 5.27 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 6.01 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

27      Message from the Legislative Council

         The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:

 

         National Electricity (South Australia)(Miscellaneous)

         Amendment Bill                                                                          Message No 5

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendment made by the House of Assembly in the National Electricity (South Australia)(Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 5 November 1998                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

28      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 6.03 pm until Tuesday 17 November 1998 at 2.00 pm.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY