No 7

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2000

 

 

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 19

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

 

19     Mr Meier, from 308 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ensure Government funding of public libraries is maintained.

 

3       Legislative Review Committee - Report

Mr Condous brought up the Third Report of the Legislative Review Committee.

Report received.

 

4       Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

5       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 3.15pm 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 12 October, 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 Fourth 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

 

6       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

 

7       Economic and Finance Committee – Report – South Australian Government Assistance to Industry - Motion to note

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Thirty-First Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on South Australian Government Assistance to Industry be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 8 November.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 4.

 

9       Public Works Committee – Report – Robe Terrace Upgrade - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Thirtieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Robe Terrace Upgrade – Final Report be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Public Works Committee – Report – Mount Pleasant Water Treatment Plant - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Thirty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Mount Pleasant Water Treatment Works – Final Report be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

11      Legislative Review Committee – Report – Freedom of Information Act 1991 - Motion to note

Mr Condous, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on the Freedom of Information Act 1991 be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 8 November.

 

12      Public Works Committee – Report – Hope Valley Reservoir Rehabilitation Project - Motion to note

Mr Lewis pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Thirty-Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the Hope Valley Reservoir Rehabilitation Project – Final Report be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

13      Public Works Committee – Report – Football Park Grandstand - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Thirty-Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Football Park Grandstand – Final Report be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

14      Public Works Committee – Report – Le Mans Track Project - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Thirty-Fourth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Le Mans Track Project – Final Report be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 8 November.


 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 9.

 

16      Social Development Committee – Report – Rural Health - Motion to note

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That the Thirteenth Report of the Social Development Committee on Rural Health be noted.

 

 

The time for the consideration of Committee Reports having expired, the motion was adjourned (Hon R B Such, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 8 November.

 

 

17      Suspension of Standing Orders

Ms Thompson, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable her to move a motion for the rescission of the vote on Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 6.

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

 

         Rescission of vote

Ms Thompson, pursuant to order, moved – That the vote on the Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 6 be rescinded.

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

 

         Public Works Committee – Report – Football Park Grandstand - Motion to note

Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 15 November.

 

18      Fisheries (Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery Rationalization) Act Repeal Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries and Resources, (Hon R G Kerin) pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to repeal the Fisheries (Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery Rationalization) Act 1987.

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 Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Barley Marketing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries and Resources, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993.

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 Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.


 

20      Dental Practice Bill

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for the registration of dental practitioners and dental students; to regulate the provision of dental treatment for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by persons registered under this Act; to repeal the Dentists Act 1984; 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 Ms Key, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

21      Associations Incorporation (Oppressive or Unreasonable Acts) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

22      Electronic Transactions Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

      The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

23      Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (Composition of Trust) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

24      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business No 4 and 5 be postponed until tomorrow.

 

25      Report of the Auditor-General 1999-2000

Ordered – That consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 1999-2000 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.

Minister for Local Government, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Hon D C Kotz) 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 1999-2000 and had completed its examination of Ministers on matters contained therein.

 


26      Adjournment

         The Minister for Local Government moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

 

27      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         First Home Owner Grant (New Zealand Citizens) Amendment Bill                                                                  Message No 9

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the First Home Owner Grant Act 2000, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 25 October 2000                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

28      Adjournment

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 9.02 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 26 October 2000

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make provision for the disposal of the business of the South Australian Totalizator Agency Board; to amend and subsequently repeal the Racing Act 1976; to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923 and the State Lotteries Act 1966; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the licensing and regulation of totalisator and other betting operations; and to amend the Criminal Law (Undercover Operations) Act 1995, the Gaming Supervisory Authority Act 1995, the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to repeal the Sandalwood Act 1930.

 

The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the licensing of any business carried on for profit involving the conduct of races on which betting is to occur; to amend the Gaming Supervisory Authority Act 1995 and the Racing Act 1976; and for other purposes.

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations

 

Ms White to move – That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Education Act 1972.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Geraghty, Hon G A Ingerson, Mrs Penfold and Ms Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY