No 7

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Australian Citizenship Day - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the importance of Australian Citizenship Day on September 17 and supports the initiative of the Hon Gary Hardgrave, the Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, to provide and encourage more than 72,000 eligible South Australians to take up full Australian Citizenship.

         Debate ensued.

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), moved – That the debate be adjourned.

         Question put.

         House divided:

 

           Ayes, 24

           Noes, 19

 

Ms Bedford

Mr Brindal

Ms Breuer

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Caica

Hon D C Brown

Ms Ciccarello

Ms Chapman

Hon P F Conlon

Hon I F Evans

Hon K O Foley

Mr Goldsworthy

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J D Hill

Mrs Hall

Hon S W Key

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon R G Kerin

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon D C Kotz

Hon K A Maywald

Hon W A Matthew

Hon R J McEwen

Dr McFetridge

Mr O'Brien

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mrs Redmond

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Mr Rau

Mr Venning

Mr Snelling

Mr Williams

Hon L Stevens

Mr Meier (Teller)

Hon R B Such

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon M J Atkinson (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Ordered, that the adjourned debate be made an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 October.

 

3       Athens Olympics - South Australia Coaches and Officials - Motion re

Mr Snelling, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the South Australian Coaches and Officials who represented Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics and so magnificently supported our Olympic athletes.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       State Opera – Helpmann Awards - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the State Opera of South Australia for its success at the National 2004 Helpmann Awards in Sydney with its production ‘Dead Man Walking’ and winning best opera, best direction by Joe Mantello and Brad Dalton, best male in an opera by Teddy Tahu Rhodes and best supporting female by Elizabeth Campbell.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       Athens Olympics -South Australian Athletes - Motion re

Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the outstanding efforts of our South Australian Olympic Athletes who contributed to the most successful Australian Olympic team of all time and especially recognises the contribution of Sarah Ryan and Rachael Sporn who have recently announced their retirement from international competition.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

6       AFL 2004 ‘All Australian Team’ - Motion re

         Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Mark Ricciuto , Warren Tredrea and Chad Cornes on their selection to the AFL 2004 ‘All Australian Team’ and particularly congratulates Mark and Warren on being named Captain and Vice Captain, respectively.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

7       Independent School Funding – Federal Leader of the Opposition’s Proposal - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Australian Labor Party and Federal Leader of the Opposition for refusing to disclose which independent schools will have their funding cut and by how much, under its proposal to redistribute Commonwealth funding from the non-Government Sector.

         Debate ensued.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Williams, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 October.

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8        Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Podiatry Practice Bill – Recommending                                                 Message No 2

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Podiatry Practice Bill 2004.

Government House, 23 September 2004                             M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

9       Petitions Nos 12 to 14

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

 

12   Mr Brokenshire, from 425 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Transport to urgently upgrade transport services in the Aldinga, McLaren Vale and Willunga areas.

 

13   Mr Brokenshire, from 499 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Transport to make funds immediately available for the upgrade of the Main South Road, Victor Harbor Road intersection.

 

14   Mr Brokenshire, from 218 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Government to exercise its authority to prevent outlawed motor-cycle gangs from developing premises on Eric Road at Old Noarlunga.

 

10      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) –

      Response to the Social Development Committee Inquiry into Obesity, August 2004

 

By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon S W Key) –

      University of Adelaide – 2003 Annual Review - Parts One and Two

 

By the Minister for Industrial Relations (Hon M J Wright) –

      Australian Standard – Amusement rides and devices –

Part 1: Design and construction

Part 1: Design and construction. Supplement 1: Intrinsic safety (Supplement to AS 3533.1 – 1997)

Part 2: Operation and maintenance

Part 2: Operation and maintenance. Supplement 1: Logbook (Supplement to AS 3533.2 – 1997)

Part 3: In-service inspection

Australian/New Zealand Standard – Electrical installations – Constructions and demolition sites

      National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets 2nd Edition – April 2003.

 

11      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

12      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Private Members Business Bills/Committees/Regulations to be taken into consideration after Grievances for one hour.

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

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for the River Murray (Hon K A Maywald) - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 11 October at 2.00 pm.

 

15      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 3.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Wednesday 13 October.

 

17      Social Development Committee – Referral – Youth Debt - Motion re

Mr Scalzi, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Social Development Committee investigate and report upon the impact of Youth Debt on individuals, families and the community, in South Australia and in particular –  

(a)           debt relating to mobile phone contracts;

(b)           debt relating to credit cards;

(c)           the role of educational strategies including, school-based and community-based responses;

(d)           the role of legislation;

(e)           comparative interstate strategies;

(f)             availability and access to dedicated support services for youth in South Australia; and

(g)           other related matters.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

18      Select Committee on Child Care Workers Education and Training - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House establish a Select Committee to examine and report upon –

(a)           the adequacy and appropriateness of education and training of child care workers in South Australia

(b)           the adequacy of current numbers and the projected numbers of people in child care education and training;  

(c)           issues affecting the drop-out rate of child care workers whilst in training and education, and subsequent employment; and

(d)           any other relevant matter.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

19      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 4 to 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 9.

 

20      Statutes Amendment (Misuse of Motor Vehicles) Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961 and the Summary Offences Act 1953.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Rau, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

21      Graffiti Control (Orders on Conviction) Amendment Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Graffiti Control Act 2001 and to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

22      Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Platform (Civil Liability) Bill

Mr Williams, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to protect the owner of the Cape Jaffa lighthouse platform from civil liability.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Mr Williams, proceeding to move - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

23      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

24      Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Platform (Civil Liability) Bill

Motion (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Attorney-General, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

25      Public Finance and Audit (Auditor-General’s Powers) Amendment Bill

The Treasurer (Hon K O Foley), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public Finance and Audit 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 Mr Williams, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 11 October.

 

26      Statutes Amendment (Parliament Finance and Services) 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.

 

27      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General, that the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.

 

28      Suspension of Standing Orders

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

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

 

Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Parliament Finance and Services) Bill

Mr Williams, pursuant to order, moved – That the Statutes Amendment (Parliament Finance and Services) Bill be referred to a Select Committee.

Question put and passed.

 

Committee Members

Ordered, on motion of Mr Williams - That a Committee be appointed consisting of the Speaker, Mrs Geraghty, Ms Redmond, Mr Rau and the mover.

 

Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place and that the Committee report on Monday 22 November 2004.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Williams, without notice, moved – That Standing Order 339 be and remain so far suspended as to enable the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the House.

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

 

29      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.01 pm until Monday 11 October at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

 

            For Wednesday 13 October

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/Committees/Regulations -

 

Mr Williams to move – That the Regulations made under the Water Resources Act 1997 entitled Lower South East – Commercial Forestry, made on 3 June and laid on the Table of this House on 29 June, be disallowed.

 

 

            For Thursday 14 October

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mrs Penfold to move – That this House congratulates the South Australian cyclist, Keiran Modra and all Australian athletes who competed in the 2004 Athens Paralympics.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Mr Hanna.

 

 

         The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes – Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill)

               Noes - Hon M R Buckby.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY