No 8

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 to 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 4.

 

3       Random Drug Testing of Drivers - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to examine the feasibility of adopting random drug testing of drivers and if feasible, to implement such testing in conjunction with random breath testing.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 16 October.

 

4       Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Federal Government - Motion re

Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Howard Government for its treatment of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Redmond, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 16 October.

 

5       Australian Dance Theatre Budget - Motion re

         Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House –

(a)               condemns the Premier as Minister for the Arts, for his decision to cut $225,000 from the Australian Dance Theatre budget over the next two years; and

(b)               calls upon the Premier to consult, to reverse this funding decision, to develop and promulgate a 10 year strategic plan for the Theatre and to adequately fund that plan.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Ciccarello, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 23 October.

 

6       Live Music Protection and Promotion - Motion re

         Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House –

(a)               calls on the Premier as Minister for the Arts, to direct the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts and the Minister for Industrial Relations to take immediate action to review WorkCover legislation to ensure that it protects  musicians and live music venues from unnecessary penalties, red tape and expense associated with the engagement of musicians; and

(b)               calls upon the Government to develop new measures to promote safe and profitable employment opportunities for live musicians in these venues, and review all relevant laws and regulations to ensure that a vibrant live music scene thrives in South Australia.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 23 October.

 

 

 

7       Bill Cossey – Services to Public Administration - Motion re

Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the outstanding contribution made by Bill Cossey to public administration in South Australia and in particular, his service to the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Redmond, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 23 October.

 

8       Gordon Pickard – National Soccer League - Motion re

Hon D C Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Gordon Pickard of Fairmont Homes, for his timely financial support to enable the soccer community to establish a South Australian soccer team and automatic entry into the National Soccer League and maintaining the rightful profile of South Australian Soccer nationally.

         Debate ensued

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Justice Kemeri Murray – Service to the Judiciary - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Honourable Justice Kemeri Murray, currently the longest serving Judge in Australia, on celebrating thirty years on the bench.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Judicial Appointments - Women- Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Government on the appointments of Justices Ann Vanstone QC, Trish Kelly QC, Maria Panagiotidis and Penny Eldridge to greatly enhance representation of women in the South Australia judiciary.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

11      Petitions Nos 13 to 16

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

 

13   Hon D C Brown, from 297 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately put in place a moratorium on all ground and surface water development in the eastern Mt Lofty Ranges catchment area until such time as the Government, through community consultation, decide how the resources are to be managed.

 

14   Mr Hamilton-Smith, from 620 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to keep the Transport SA Motor Registry, situated at 17 Prices Road, Mitcham, open for business.

 

15   Ms Bedford, from 182 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to prefer Aboriginal staff for employment in early Aboriginal childhood centres; ensure support for Aboriginal Directors in all centres; where possible, include Aboriginal languages in the curriculum for Aboriginal children and carry out an independent inquiry into why the Aboriginal Director of the Kalaya Children’s Centre was removed.

 

16   Hon D C Kotz, from 178 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately withdraw the trial of the Sexual Health and Relationship Education Program, developed by SHINE, from all 14 participating schools, pending professional assessment and endorsement.

 

12      Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 94, 99 and 100 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

13      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

14      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

15      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 13 October at 2.00 pm.

 

16      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Firearms (COAG Agreement) Amendment Bill                                        Message No 8

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Firearms (COAG Agreement) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 24 September 2003.                                         R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

17      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 4.

 

18      Statutes Amendment (Mining) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

 

19      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

20      Statutes Amendment (Mining) Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

21      Veterinary Practice 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.

 

22      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.54 pm until Monday 13 October at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

            For Monday 13 October 2003

 

Notices of Motion – Government Business

 

The Minister for Gambling (Hon J W Weatherill) to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000 and the Casino Act 1997.

 

The Minister for Gambling to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936.

 

            For Thursday 23 October 2003

 

Notices of Motion – Other Motions

 

Mr Brindal to move – That this House notes the statement on the Aboriginal Women’s Gathering made by the Minister for the Status of Women on 25 September 2003.

 

Hon D C Kotz to move That this House congratulates the Member for Schubert for his leadership as President of the Parliamentary Wine Club and his commitment to the Wine Industry in South Australia in the position of Baron of the Barossa.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Premier (Hon M D Rann), Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill), Hon R G Kerin, Hon I F Evans, Mrs Maywald and Hon G M Gunn.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY