No 6

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 1995

 

 

1††† Meeting of House

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

 

2††† Public Works Committee - Report - Main North Road Upgrade - Motion to note

†††† Mr Ashenden, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Twelfth Report of the Public Works Committee ††††††† on the Main North Road Upgrade, be noted.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Question put and passed.

 

3††† Public Works Committee - Report - New Darlington Police Complex Development -

††††††† Motion to note

†††† Mr Ashenden, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirteenth Report of the Public Works †††††††††† Committee on the New Darlington Police Complex Development, be noted.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Question put and passed.

 

4††† Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report - Annual Report, 1995 -

††††††† Motion to note

†††† Mrs Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Seventeenth Report of the Environment, Resources ††††††† and Development Committee being the Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 1995, be ††††††††† noted.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Question put and passed.

 

5††† Statutes Amendment (Racial Vilification) Bill

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Question put and passed.

 

†††† Bill presented and read a first time.

†††† Hon M D Rann moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

†††† Ordered, on motion of Mrs Greig, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 October.

 

6††† Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 11 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 16 November.


7††† Public Works Committee - Report - Aldinga Waste Water Treatment Plant and Re-use Scheme - †† Motion to note

Mr Ashenden, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Fourteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Aldinga Waste Water Treatment Plant and Re-use Scheme, be noted.

†††† Ordered, on motion of Mrs Rosenberg, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday †††††††† 19 October.

 

8††† Departmental Toll Free Telephone Numbers - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, having by leave amended the motion, notice of which was previously given, moved - That this House urges all Ministers to direct all departments and agencies established by statute to install a toll free telephone number to provide STD callers equal access to services provided by those agencies to their departments.

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

 

9††† Education Resources Cuts - Motion re

Mr Clarke, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns -

(a)†† the way in which the Minister for Education and Childrenís Services has broken the Governmentís election promises on education and embarked on a policy of cutting resources for education in South Australia;

(b)†† the reduction of 790 teachers and 276 ancillary staff between 30 June 1994 and 31 January 1995;

(c)†† the Ministerís decision to cut a further 250 school service officer full time equivalents from January 1996 that will result in up to 500 support staff being cut from essential support work in schools; and

(d)†† the Ministerís decision to cut a further 100 teachers from areas including the open access college, special interest schools and Aboriginal schools.

†††† Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 October.

 

10†† Poker Machine Revenue - Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to allocate sufficient funds from the taxation windfall that it has received from poker machines to fund fully the increase in demand for social welfare services and emergency relief that has occurred since their introduction.

†††† Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hall, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 October.

 

11†† Adelaide Lightning Basketball Team - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the outstanding performance of Adelaide Lightning in winning the Grand Final of the National Womenís Basketball League for the second year in succession.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Mr Lewis moved† - That the debate be adjourned.

†††† Question put and negatived.

†††† Debate resumed.

†††† Question - That the motion be agreed to - put and passed.

 

12†† Australian Junior Cycling Team - Motion re

Mr Kerin, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the South Australian members of the Australian Junior Cycling Team on their sensational performances at the Junior World Cycling Championships in San Marino, Italy.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Question put and passed.


13†† Australian Netball Team - Motion re

Mrs Rosenberg, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Australian Netball Team on winning the recent World Championships in Birmingham, particularly noting the performance of South Australian players, Kathryn Harby, Sarah Sutter, Natalie Avalino, Jennifer Borlase and Captain, Michelle Fielke.

†††† Debate ensued.

†††† Question put and passed.

 

14†† Suspension and resumption of sitting

†††† At 12.57 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

†††† At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

15†† Petitions Nos 16 to 18

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

 

16 The Minister for Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson), from 466 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to legislate to retain public ownership, control, management and operation of the supply of water and the collection and treatment of sewerage.

 

17 The Minister for Tourism, from 53 residents of South Australia, urging the House to request the Government to ensure that effective legislation is enacted to protect urban trees and/or bushland from destruction.

 

18 Mrs Greig, from 62 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to restore School Service Officersí hours to the level that existed when the Government assumed office.

 

16†† Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) -

Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon J K G Oswald) -

South Australian Totalizator Agency Board - Report, 1994-95.

 

17†† Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

18†† Grievance debate

†††† The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

†††† Debate ensued.

 

19 † Serious disorder - Suspension and resumption of sitting

†††† There being serious disorder in the Strangerís Gallery the Speaker suspended the sitting of the House †††††††††† at 3.13 pm.

†††† At 3.19 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

20†† Grievance debate

†††† Debate (interrupted by foregoing suspension) resumed.

†††† Question put and passed.


21†† Opal Mining† Bill

The Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon R B Such), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate prospecting and mining for opals and other precious stones; and to make related amendments to the Mining 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 Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 17 October.

 

22†† Report of the Auditor-General, 1994-95 - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Deputy Premier - That the Report of the Auditor-General, 1994-95, be noted.

†††† Debate resumed.

†††† Question put and passed.

 

23†† Adjournment

†††† House adjourned at 4.44 pm until Tuesday 17 October at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Tuesday 17 October 1995

††††† Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Industrial Affairs to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon H Allison, Mr Becker and Hon F T Blevins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G M Gunn

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY