No 9

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 1996

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Public Works Committee - Report - Southern Expressway, Stage One - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirtieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Southern Expressway, Stage One be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

3       Public Works Committee - Report - Burra to Morgan Road Upgrade, Stage Two - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Burra to Morgan Road Upgrade, Stage Two be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

4       Public Works Committee - Report - Virginia Pipeline Project - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the Virginia Pipeline Project be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

5       Public Works Committee - Report - Hindmash Soccer Stadium Upgrade - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Upgrade be noted.

         Debate ensued.

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It being 12.00 pm, Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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6       States/Territories Rights - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, regardless of our individual views and attitudes to the law relating to euthanasia, and in keeping with our respect for the spirit of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, calls on Mr Speaker in the House of Representatives and all honourable Members of the House of representatives and the President of the Senate and all honourable Senators in the Commonwealth Parliament to desist from contemplating any proposal to over-ride any such law in any of the Territories in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 November.

7       Commonwealth State Housing Agreement - Motion re

Ms Hurley, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House express its grave concern regarding the Commonwealth Government’s interim and long term funding proposals under the Commonwealth State Housing Agreement and the consequent impact on the housing construction sector, market rents and homelessness.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 November.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed until Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

9       World Muzzle Loading Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Championships - Motion re

Ms Hurley, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Mr John Humberstone for winning a World Championship Gold Medal in the original rifle musket event at the World Muzzle Loading Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Championships held at Wedgenock, England in August 1996.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Friends of Parks 1996 Conference - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Friends of Parks on a successful 1996 annual conference release of “A Greener South Australia Policy”.

Question put and passed.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 5 to 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 8.

 

12      South Australian Netball Team - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - that this House congratulates the South Australian Netball Team on its magnificent victory in winning the Australian Championship in Perth.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

13      Messages from the Governor

The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

         South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage (Contributions)

               Amendment Bill - Recommending                                                    Message No 6

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 South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage (Contributions) Amendment Bill 1996.

         Government House, 24 October 1996                                              E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         South Australia Tourism, Recreation and Sport Commission Bill

               - Recommending                                                                              Message No 7

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 South Australian Tourism, Recreation and Sport Commission Bill 1996.

         Government House, 24 October 1996                                              E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

14      Petitions Nos 13 and 14

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

 

13   Mr Foley, from 1 247 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ban the recreational shooting of ducks and quails.

 

14   Mr Rossi, from 82 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Federal Government to give a firm commitment to the principles of multiculturalism.

 

15      Answer to a question

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

 

16      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

17      Address in Reply - Presentation

The Speaker informed the House that His Excellency the Governor would be prepared to receive the House for the purpose of presenting the Address in Reply at 3.15 pm today.

The Speaker, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply and other Members, then proceeded to Government House for the purpose of presenting the Address:

 

On his return, the Speaker informed the House that, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply to the Governor's Opening Speech and by other Members, he had proceeded to Government House and had there presented to His Excellency the Address adopted by the House on 15 October, to which His Excellency had been pleased to make the following reply:

 

The Honourable The Speaker and Members of  the House Of Assembly - Thank you for the Address-in-Reply to the Speech with which I opened the Fourth Session of the Forty-eighth Parliament.

I am confident that you will give your best consideration to all matters placed before you.  I pray for God’s blessing upon your deliberations.

E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

18      Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

19      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the introduction of a Bill without notice.

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

 

         Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification)(Amendment of Indenture) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982.

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 Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 5 November.

 

20      Next day of sitting

The Deputy Premier moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 5 November at 2.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 


21      Animal and Plant Control (Agriculture Protection and Other Purposes)(Interim Control Boards Amendment Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries (Hon R G Kerin), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Animal and Plant Control (Agriculture Protection and Other Purposes)(Interim Control Boards) Act 1986.

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 Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 5 November.

 

22      South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage (Contributions) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Act 1992.

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 Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 5 November.

 

23      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Motor Vehicles (Demerit Points) Amendment Bill                                   Message No 5

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 23 October 1996                                              H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

Bill read a first time.

 

The Deputy Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable this Bill to pass through all stages without delay.

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

 

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Clerk to deliver a Message to the Legislative Council when this House is not sitting.

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

 

25      Adjournment

House adjourned at 4.48 pm until Tuesday 5 November at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

      For Tuesday 5 November 1996

         Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Irrigation Act 1994.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Kotz.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            G M Gunn

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY