No 9

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 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       Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith having, by leave, amended the motion of which notice was given, moved – That this House establish a Select Committee to investigate whether the Government should conduct a scientific, medical trial to determine if the provision of injectable heroin as part of a program of rehabilitation, improves the community’s ability to attract and retain into abstinence treatment, drug misusers who are committing crimes, at risk of transmitting HIV or at risk of death or serious injury as a consequence of their abuse.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Stevens, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

3       Retail and Commercial Leases (Terms of Lease and Renewal) Amendment Bill

Mr McEwen, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Retail and Commercial Leases (Terms of Lease and Renewal) Amendment Bill 1998 be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to Section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

         Question put and passed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr McEwen, that the adjourned debate be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Thursday next.

 

5       Water Catchment Boards – Select Committee - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill - That this House establish a Select Committee to inquire into and report on the following matters in relation to South Australia’s water catchments –

(a)  the roles, operations and revenue and expenditure of South Australia’s water catchment boards;

(b)  the role and responsibilities of the Minister for the Environment in relation to the water catchment boards;

(c)  issues relating to the availability and allocation of water resources in the South East, the Willunga Basin, the Northern Adelaide Plains and other areas; and

         (d)  other relevant matters.


         Debate resumed.

Mr McEwen moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after the words “Select Committee to” and inserting the following:

(a)  discover all water allocations granted within the South East and the reasons why they were granted;

(b)  determine if there were any applications for water allocation made between the time when the Lacepede Kongorong Proclaimed Wells area was de-proclaimed and the re-proclamation;

(c)  investigate the process used to establish and modify the Water Allocation Plans as part of the Interim Policy adopted on 1 July 1997;

(d)  develop a clear set of guidelines consistent with COAG Water Policy as it applies to limited unconfined groundwater aquifers; and

(e)  support the South East Catchment Water Management Board develop as a matter of urgency and consistent with the Water Resources Act, a Water Management Plan and Water Allocation Plans;

and that this committee consist of two members of the Government, two members of the Opposition and the Member for McKillop; and that this committee report to the House by 4 March 1999.

Debate continued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms White, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 4 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

7       Native Vegetation Act - Regulations – Exemptions - Motion for disallowance

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill – That the Regulations under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 relating to Exemptions, gazetted on 21 August 1998 and laid on the Table of this House on 15 November 1997, be disallowed.

         Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 6 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

10      Regulation of Jet Skis - Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House calls on the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning to prepare regulations for submission to the Governor in Executive Council under the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 –

(a)  that provide for the regulation, restriction or prohibition of motorised jet skis in specified waters within one kilometre of the foreshore adjacent to metropolitan Adelaide and other coastal cities and towns in the State;

(b)  that take into account the views of local government councils that have areas adjoining those waters to ensure that appropriate regulations, restrictions or prohibitions are in place to protect public safety and to allow the public to enjoy the beaches without unreasonable disruption or disturbance; and

(c)  that provide appropriate exemptions for jet skis used by surf life saving clubs.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

11      Parliamentary Library Newspaper Subscriptions - Motion re

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House calls on the Parliamentary Librarian to –

(a)  immediately renew the subscription to the London Times and the Weekend Times; and

(b)  prepare and circulate to Members the costs of each subscription to all newspapers, magazines and periodicals received in the Library.

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It being 12.00 pm, Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

13      Parliamentary Library Newspaper Subscriptions - Motion re

         Motion (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Debate ensued.

Mr Lewis moved to amend the motion by leaving out the words, “(a) immediately renew the subscription to the London Times and the Weekend Times; and”.

         Debate continued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

14      Young Media Australia - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hanna - That this House congratulates Young Media Australia, a national organisation based in Adelaide, for its continuous campaigning against media depiction of excessive violence and obscenity, with the aim of minimising undesirable influences on young people in our society and recommends that the Government considers ongoing funding support for this organisation

         Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 2 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

16      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 12.19 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

17      Petition No 10

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

 

10   Ms Bedford, from 178 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to introduce legislation on poker machines that supports measures to give local residents the power to object to their installation, bans their advertising and have them phased out.

 

18      Answer to a question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.


 

19      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

20      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

21      Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) (National Rail) Amendment 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.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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.

 

22      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Road Traffic (Road Events) Amendment Bill                                           Message No 8

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961; and to make a related amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 19 November 1998                                            J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

23      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 4.19 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 26 November 1998

 

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

 

Mr Scalzi to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon M H Armitage, Hon R L Brokenshire and Mrs Penfold.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY