No 8

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 1998

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Assent to Bills                                                                                         Message No 5

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session, viz.-

No. 69 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934, the Administrative Arrangements Act 1994, the Juries Act 1927, the Oaths Acts 1936, and the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 1990

No. 70 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make a related amendment to the Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Development) Act 1993

No. 71 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996

No. 72 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992

No. 73 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Gas Act 1997

No. 74 of 1997 - An Act to make provision for the regulation of third party access to natural gas pipeline systems; to repeal the Natural Gas Pipelines Access Act 1995; to amend the Gas Act 1997 and the Petroleum Act 1940; and for other purposes

No. 75 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993

No. 76 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934

No. 77 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959

No. 78 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961

No. 79 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982

No. 80 of 1997 - An Act to provide for the payment of unclaimed superannuation benefits to the Treasurer; and for other purposes

No. 81 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936

No. 82 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

         Government House, 18 February 1998                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Petitions Nos 27 and 28

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

 

27    Mr Hill, from 761 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to implement a planning system in consultation with the community and local government ensuring an equitable distribution of open space throughout the community.

 

28    Mrs Penfold, from 167 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ban commercial scallop harvesting in Coffin Bay waterways.

 

4       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 12, 13, 15, 23, 35 and 38 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

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

               Corporate Affairs Commission - Report, 1996-97.

 

6        Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Third and Fourth

Mr Condous brought up the Third Report of the Committee.

Report received and read as follows:

The Regulation listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken on this matter and it is necessary for a Notice of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

Honourable Members are warned that after consideration has been given to the regulation, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

Regulation referred to:

Technical and Further education act 1975 – Regulations – Principal

 

Mr Condous brought up the Fourth Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

7       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Financial Institutions Duty (Dutiable Receipts) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Financial Institutions Duty Act 1983.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until next tomorrow.

 

10      Pastoral Land Management and Conservation (Board Procedures, Rent, etc.) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz), pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.


11      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon G A Ingerson), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Report of the Auditor General; and Budget Results 1996-97 to be referred to a Committee of the whole House and for Ministers to be examined on matters contained in the papers in accordance with the following timetable:

           

Premier, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (30 minutes)

Deputy Premier, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Recreation and Sport, Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (1 Hour)

Minister for Human Services (45 minutes)

Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Information Services (45 minutes)

Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, Minister for Youth, Minister for Employment (45 minutes)

Minister for Environment and Heritage, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (30 minutes)

Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (30 minutes)

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

 

12      Report of the Auditor-General; and Budget Results 1996-97

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to order, moved - That the Speaker do now leave the Chair and that the Report of the Auditor-General; and Budget Results 1996-97 be considered in Committee.

 

In Committee

Premier, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Hon J W Olsen) examined.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Recreation and Sport, Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services examined.

Minister for Human Services  (Hon D C Brown) examined.

Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Information Services examined.

Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, Minister for Youth, Minister for Employment examined.

Minister for Environment and Heritage, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had examined the Ministers on matters contained in the reports referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

13      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Primary Industries moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

14      Report of the Auditor-General; and Budget Results 1996-97

Ordered - That the examination, in Committee, of Ministers on matters contained in the Report of the Auditor-General; and Budget Results 1996-97 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin) examined.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had further examined the Ministers on matters contained in the reports referred to it and completed that examination.

 

15      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

International Transfer of Prisoners (South Australia) Bill                     Message No 29

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act relating to the transfer of prisoners to and from Australia, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 17 February 1998                                                         J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Bill read a first time.

 

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

 

Public Sector Management (Incompatible Public Offices)                   Message No 30

Amendment Bill

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Public Sector Management Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 17 February 1998                                                         J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Bill read a first time.

 

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

 

14      Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.24 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Thursday 19 February 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Mr Condous to move – That the Principal Regulations under the Technical and Further Education Act 1975, made on 28 August 1997 and laid on the table of this House on 2 December 1997, be disallowed.

 

     For Thursday 26 February 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Hon D C Wotton to move – That this House commends the Government on its decision to maintain funding to assist in the control of European wasps and also its commitment to further research issues relating to their eradication and urges the Government not to support the imposition on property owners of a removal fee for wasp nests as this could discourage people from reporting the presence of wasps and would therefore be to the detriment of the program.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY