No. 8

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                              TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petitions Nos 30 to 36

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

 

                30      Hon. B.C. Eastick, from 30 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government not to amalgamate the Gawler Campus of the Light TAFE College with the Elizabeth Campus.

 

                31      Mr Matthew, from 1 094 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to increase special education assistance to schools.

 

                32      Mr Such, from 760 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to preserve Craigburn Farm.

 

                33      Mr Such, from 471 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Federal Government to retain the Australian Flag.

 

                34      Mr Such, from 417 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to lower to 16 years the age at which a person is treated as an adult in criminal matters.

 

                35      Mr Such, from 160 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to establish a police station at Aberfoyle Park.

 

                36      Mr Such, from 15 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to introduce educational strategies with regard to social behaviour of children.

 

 3             Answer to a question

                An answer to question on the Notice Paper No. 3 was tabled by the Speaker.

 

 4             Ombudsman's Report

                The Speaker laid on the Table a further Report from the Ombudsman relating to State

                    Bank Files.

 

 

 

 5             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Premier (Hon.J.C. Bannon) -

                    Australian Grand Prix Board - Report, 1991.

                    Report of Inquiry into Allegations of Conflict of Interest Concerning the Minister of

                          Tourism.

                    Attorney-General's Report for Cabinet on the Principles Relating to Conflict of Interest.

 

                By the Minister of Transport (Hon.F.T. Blevins) -

                    Correctional Services Act 1982 - Regulations - Unauthorised Substance - Cannabis.

                    Road Traffic Act 1961 - Regulations - Blood Analysis Hospitals.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon.M.D. Rann) -

                    Corporation By-laws -

                          Woodville -

                               No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

                               No.16 - Liquor Control.

                          Naracoorte - No. 5 - Dogs.

                    District Council By-laws - Port MacDonnell -

                               No. 3 - Garbage Removal.

                               No. 4 - Caravans and Camping.

                               No. 5 - Animals and Birds.

                               No. 6 - Dogs.

                               No. 7 - Bees.  

               

 6             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 7             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier (Hon.D.J. Hopgood) moved - That the time allotted for:

                (a)     completion of the:

                          Debits Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill;

                          Stamp Duties (Rates) Amendment Bill;

                          Tobacco Products (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill;

                          Liquor Licensing (Fees) Amendment Bill; and

                          Police Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill,

                and

                (b)     consideration of the Message from the Legislative Council relating to the Gaming                                       Machines Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday next.

 

 9             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No.1 be postponed and taken

                    into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No.6.

 

10           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 2 and 3 be postponed and

                    taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No.4.

 

 

11           Debits Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Debits Tax

                    (Rates) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put.

                House divided (No.1 ):

                      Ayes,22.       Noes,22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr  Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote

                    for the Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                Hon. D.C. Brown, 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.

 

                Bill of Special Importance - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Brown then moved - That, pursuant to section 28a of the Constitution Act 1934,

                    this Bill be declared a Bill of Special Importance.

                Debate ensued.

 

12           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Labour (Hon.R.J.Gregory) moved - That the time for moving the

                    adjournment   of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

13           Debits Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill - Bill of Special Importance - Motion re

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put.

 

 

                House divided (No.2):

                      Ayes, 22.     

            Hon. H.Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon.P.B.Arnold    

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)

       Noes,22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting

                     vote for the Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

               

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                    Clauses Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

                                                                    Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had

                    agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                The Minister of Finance moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

 

 


 

                Question put.

                House divided (No.3):

                      Ayes,22.       Noes,22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote

                    for the Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

               

14           Suspension of Standing Orders - Private Members business - Sessional Orders

                The Deputy Premier (Hon.D.J. Hopgood), without notice, moved - That for the remainder

                    of the Session -

                    I    Standing Orders be so far suspended in relation to Private Members business as to provide that -

                    a.  unless otherwise ordered, the House meets on each Thursday at 10.30 a.m.

                    b.on Wednesdays Private Members business takes precedence after grievances in the

                          following manner:

                          (i)       Bills - 1 hour;

                          (ii)           Motions for disallowance of regulations and motions with respect to              Committees - 1 hour;

                          (iii)          Other Motions - 1 1/2 hours,

                                         provided that -

                                         (A)    Notices of Motion will take priority over Orders of the Day in (i) and (ii) and for the first 45 minutes in (iii);

                                         (B)     if all business in (i) or (ii) is completed before the allotted time the House proceeds to (ii) or (iii), respectively and the balance of the allotted time may be utilised;

 

 

 

 

                                         (C)     if the motion for the adjournment of the House is moved on Wednesday before the business in b. (iii) has been disposed of, the remaining business (subject to SO 185 and 197) is set down for the following day and takes precedence until the allotted time is completed.

                    c.  the following time limits will apply -

                                    Mover, 15 minutes;

                                    One Member opposing the question, as deputed by the Speaker, 15 minutes;

                                    Other Members, 10 minutes;

                                    Mover in reply, 5 minutes;

                          provided that -

                          (i) an extension of 15 minutes may be granted, by leave, to a Member moving the second reading of a Bill;

                          (ii)      leave to continue remarks may not be sought by any Member, but a Member speaking when the allotted time for that category of business is completed has the right to be heard first when the debate is next called on.

                    d.  SO 197 is to be read as applying at the adjournment of the House on that day.

                    e.       all adjourned business presently on the Notice Paper shall be set down for a

                               Wednesday in the order they now appear on the Notice Paper provided that the business in paragraphs b. (i) to (iii) shall be separated.

                    f.        an amendment which is, in the Speaker's opinion, a direct negative of the question, may not be proposed.

                    g.  Notices of Questions ordinarily handed in by 9.00 a.m. on Thursday must be handed to the Deputy Clerk by the adjournment of the House on the preceeding Wednesday.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

15           Stamp Duties (Rates) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Stamp

                    Duties (Rates) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                             New Clause No.2a inserted.

                                                             Clauses Nos 3 to 6 agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                            

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans 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.

 

16           Tobacco Products (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco

                    Products (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                               Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                               Clause No.4 read.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 1, after line 28, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                    (da)  by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

                                    (1a) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a tobacco merchant who satisfies the        Commissioner that he or she sold tobacco products at any time during the period                   1 July 1992 to 14 July 1992 (inclusive) (in this subsection called "the prescribed period") is, in respect of the fee for a tobacco merchant's licence (not being a          restricted licence) granted to the tobacco merchant for September 1992, entitled                     to a partial remission of fee, calculated as follows:

                               (a)     if the tobacco merchant is not a member of a group, a remission equal to—

                                    (i) 33.33 per cent of the aggregate value of tobacco products (not being tobacco products purchased from a licensed tobacco merchant) sold by the merchant to licensed tobacco merchants during the prescribed period;

                                    and

                                    (ii)     43.75 per cent of the aggregate value of tobacco products (not being tobacco products purchased from a licensed tobacco merchant) sold by the merchant otherwise than to licensed tobacco merchants during the prescribed period;

                               (b)          if the tobacco merchant is a member of a group, a remission equal to—

                                    (i) 33.33 per cent of the aggregate value of tobacco products (not being tobacco products purchased from a licensed tobacco merchant) sold by the members of the group to licensed tobacco merchants during the prescribed period;

                                    and

                                    (ii)     43.75 per cent of the aggregate value of tobacco products (not being

                                              tobacco products purchased from a licensed tobacco merchant) sold by the members of the group otherwise than to licensed tobacco merchants                                                                                                                            during the prescribed period,(and, for the purposes of this subsection, the value of tobacco products sold for delivery and consumption outside the State will be disregarded); and on page 2, line 1 to 6; to Leave out paragrphs (e) and (f).

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had

                    made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

17           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister of Finance, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far

                    suspended as to enable the House to sit beyond midnight.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

18           Tobacco Products (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill

                Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Tobacco Products

                    (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill be now resumed.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                        Clause No. 4 further considered.

                                                        Mr S.J. Baker's amendment further considered.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                      It being 12 midnight:

                                                                           WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 1992

 

                                                                                                                    

 

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                                        Clause agreed to.

                                                        Clauses Nos 5 and 6 agreed to.

                                                        Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had

                    agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

19           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 12.18 a.m. until today at 2.00 p.m.                     

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

                                                                      CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

               

                Contingently on the Debits Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill being read a second time,

                Hon.D.C. Brown will move - That, pursuant to section 28a of the Constitution Act 1934, this Bill be declared a Bill of special importance.

 

For Wednesday 26 August 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Agriculture to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide

                for the protection of fruit and plants from disease; to repeal the Fruit and Plant Protection Act 1968, the Fruit and Vegetables (Prevention of Injury) Act 1927, the Fruit Fly Act 1947 and the Sale of Fruit Act 1915; to make consequential amendments to the Expiation of Offences Act 1987 and the Phylloxera Act 1936; and for other purposes.          

 

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Lewis to move - That this House opposes any attempt the Government might make to

                introduce poker machines or other electronic gaming machines which could result in the people who play on them losing their family's housekeeping money and/or becoming bankrupt and/or committing suicide and thereby producing a further welfare burden on taxpayers.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

                Division No. 1 -         

                    Ayes - Hon.M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes - Mrs Kotz.

 

                Division No. 2 -

                    Ayes - Mrs Kotz.

                    Noes - Hon.M.K. Mayes.

 

 

 

                Division No. 3 -

                    Ayes - Hon.M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes - Mrs Kotz.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY