No 6

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 21 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       Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations.

 

3       Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial - Report

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial to be brought up.

Mr Hamilton-Smith brought up the Report (Paper No. 180), together with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence.

Report received.

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith moved - That the Report be noted.

Debate ensued

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 October.

 

4       Bio-Technology – Referral to the Social Development Committee – Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Social Development Committee investigate and make recommendations to the Parliament in relation to the rapidly expanding area of Bio-Technology in the context of its likely social impact on South Australians.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 October.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Thursday 28 October.

 

6       Liquor Licensing (Hotels Near Schools) Amendment Bill

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 October.


7       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 4 to 7 be postponed until Thursday 28 October.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 3.

 

9       Radioactive Waste Storage – Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House expresses its total opposition to the use of any site or sites located in South Australia for the storage of Australian or international long-lived intermediate or high level radioactive waste.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon G M Gunn, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 October

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 and 4 be postponed until Thursday 28 October.

 

11      Rock Lobster Pots Licences - Recreational – Motion re

Ms Hurley, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House notes that the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development has failed to equitably and fairly manage the allocation of recreational rock lobster pot licences for 1998-99 and calls on the Minister to release the report by the committee under the chairmanship of Mr Martin Cameron convened to investigate complaints about the allocation of licences in 1997-98 and make recommendations about improvements to the system.

         Debate ensued.

Mr McEwen moved to amend the motion by leaving out the words “notes that the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development has failed to equitably and fairly manage the allocation of recreational rock lobster pot licences for 1998-99 and” and insert the words “recreational rock lobster pot” before the word “licences”, secondly occurring.

Debate continued.

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put and passed.

         Question – That the motion, as amended be agreed to – put and passed.

 

12      Higher Education – Motion re

Ms White, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes Federal Minister Kemp’s recent attempt to replace HECS with a student loans system despite Liberal election promises to the contrary, recognises the impact this would have in disenfranchising all but the most affluent students from participating in higher education in this State and opposes any plans to deregulate university fees, implement voucher subsidies for university education or introduce education student loans at market interest rates.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 October.

 

13      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) -

      Operations of the Auditor-General’s Department – Report, 1998-99

 

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

      Dental Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Medical Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

 

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

      Land Management Corporation –Report, 1998-99

      Lotteries Commission of South Australia –Report, 1998-99

      SA Water Corporation –Report, 1999

      South Australian Totalizor Agency Board –Report, 1998-99.

 

14      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

15      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 be postponed until Tuesday 26 October.

 

17      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 Government Enterprises, Minister for Information Economy (Hon M H Armitage) examined.

 

Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire) examined.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Report of the Auditor-General and Budget Results 1998-99 and had completed its examination of Ministers on matters contained therein.

 

18      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Judicial Administration (Auxiliary Appointments and Powers)(Definition of Judicial Office) Amendment Bill      Message No 3

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Judicial Administration (Auxiliary Appointments and Powers) Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 21 October 1999                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered – That the second reading be made an Order of the day for Tuesday 26 October.

 

         Statutes Amendment (Magistrates Court Appeals) Bill                Message No 4

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Supreme Court Act 1935, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 21 October 1999                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered – That the second reading be made an Order of the day for Tuesday 26 October.

 


19      Local Government (Implementation) 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.

 

20      Adjournment

         The Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 5.11 pm until Tuesday 26 October at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 28 October

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Ms Bedford to move – That this House -

(a)       calls on the Federal Government to take those steps required to counter the destabilisation of the ungoverned province of East Timor in the lead up to independence;

(b)       commends the United Nations for the establishment of an international inquiry into gross human rights violations and atrocities in East Timor;

(c)       calls on the United Nations to –

i.           organise an immediate United Nations supervised repatriation of East Timorese refugees from West Timor and other parts of Indonesia; and

ii.          demand the immediate withdrawal of all Indonesian military and militia personnel from East Timor;

(d)       calls on the United Nations and the Australian Government to –

i.           urgently increase the emergency release of food and other humanitarian supplies to refugees in remote areas of East Timor to prevent starvation; and

ii.          urge all governments, the World Bank and the IMF to ensure that economic assistance to Indonesia supports democratic and economic reform;

(e)       commends the Australian Government for providing sanctuary to East Timorese refugees;

(f)         calls on the Australian Government to –

i.           expand that sanctuary to East Timorese refugees who are being targeted by the Indonesian military and militias;

ii.          suspend military co-operation with Indonesia;

iii.        immediately cease its de jure recognition of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor;

iv.         thank the East Timorese people for their great sacrifice and support during World War II and welcome the decision of the Indonesian Government in recognising the Referendum outcome, which granted autonomy and Independence to East Timor; and

v.          make a commitment to assisting reconstruction in East Timor.

 

 

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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