No 9

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Thursday 11 November.

 

3       City of Adelaide (Development Within Park Lands) Amendment Bill

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the City of Adelaide Act 1998.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mr Lewis moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 November.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/Regulations Nos 7 and 8 be postponed until Thursday 11 November.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be postponed until Thursday 11 November.

 

6       Liquor Licensing (Hotels Near Schools) 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.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 11 November.

 

7       O’Sullivan Beach School – National Literacy Week Award – Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the students, staff and parents of the O’Sullivan Beach School for their outstanding achievement in winning a $10,000 award in the National Literacy Week Awards for literacy and numeracy.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

 


8       Foundries – Health Surveys – Motion  re

Ms Key, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House notes the increasing evidence linking foundry emissions with health concerns including asthma, respiratory ailments, reproductive hazards and cancer and calls on the Government to take immediate steps to –

(a)     conduct health surveys and make available medical tests for residents located next to foundries in the western and north western suburbs of Adelaide;

(b)     carry out an independent scientific study on atmospheric pollutants created by foundries in these areas;

(c)     establish an independent occupational health and safety audit into workers’ exposure to toxic foundry chemicals; and

(d)     assist and encourage foundries to relocate to the Foundry Park precinct.

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The time for consideration of Notices of Motion: Other Motions having expired, Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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9       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.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Foundries – Health Surveys – Motion  re

         Motion (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 November

 


11      East Timor Independence - Motion re

Ms Bedford, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House -

(a)  calls on the Federal Government to take those steps required to counter the destabilisation of the ungoverned province of East Timor in the lead up to independence;

(b)     commends the United Nations for the establishment of an international inquiry into gross human rights violations and atrocities in East Timor;

(c)     calls on the United Nations to –

I.         organise an immediate United Nations supervised repatriation of East Timorese refugees from West Timor and other parts of Indonesia; and

II.       demand the immediate withdrawal of all Indonesian military and militia personnel from East Timor;

(d)  calls on the United Nations and the Australian Government to –

I.         urgently increase the emergency release of food and other humanitarian supplies to refugees in remote areas of East Timor to prevent starvation; and

II.       urge all governments, the World Bank and the IMF to ensure that economic assistance to Indonesia supports democratic and economic reform;

(e)  commends the Australian Government for providing sanctuary to East Timorese refugees;

(f)   calls on the Australian Government to –

I.         expand that sanctuary to East Timorese refugees who are being targeted by the Indonesian military and militias;

II.       suspend military co-operation with Indonesia;

III.      immediately cease its de jure recognition of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor;

IV.    thank the East Timorese people for their great sacrifice and support during World War II and welcome the decision of the Indonesian Government in recognising the Referendum outcome, which granted autonomy and Independence to East Timor; and

V.      make a commitment to assisting reconstruction in East Timor.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 November.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 4 be postponed until Thursday 11 November.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 to be postponed until Thursday 11 November.

 

14      Higher Education – Motion re

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms White – That this House notes Federal Minister Kemp’s recent attempt to replace HECS with a student loans system despite Liberal election promises to the contrary, recognises the impact this would have in disenfranchising all but the most affluent students from participating in higher education in this State and opposes any plans to deregulate university fees, implement voucher subsidies for university education or introduce education student loans at market interest rates.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

15      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 12.02 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 


16      Petition No 14

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

 

14   Mr Hanna from 613 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to support the rezoning of Transport SA land at Seacombe Heights as Hill Face Zone and kept as open space.

 

17      Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following reports:

 

Auditor-General – Supplementary Reports for 1998-99:

      Civil Proceedings for Defamation against Ministers of the Crown: Payment of Damages and Costs from Public Funds.

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 4B).

      Electricity Business Disposal Process in South Australia: Arrangements for the Probity Audit and other matters: Some Audit Observations.

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 4C).

      Intellectual Property Management.

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 4D).

 

Joint Parliamentary Service Report for 1998-99.

 

18      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) for the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

      Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) –

      SA Country Fire Service – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Police – Report, 1998-99.

 

19      Joint Committee on Transport Safety – Report – Driver Safety Training and Testing

Mr Scalzi brought up a Report of the Joint Committee on Driver Safety Training and Testing (Paper No 187).

Report received.

Ordered – That consideration of the Report be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday 9 November.

 

20      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 


21      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 Tuesday 19 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 Third Session of the Forty-ninth 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

 

22      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

23      Next day of sitting

         The Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 9 November at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 

24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Office for the Ageing (Advisory Board) Amendment Bill             Message No 7

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

         Legislative Council, 28 October 1999                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 9 November.

 

25      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 be postponed until Tuesday 9 November.

 

26      Heritage (Delegation by Minister) 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 Heritage Act 1993.

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 Hill, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 9 November.

 


27      Summary Offences (Prostitution) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953 and to make a related amendment to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

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 9 November.

 

28      Prostitution (Regulation) Bill

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and for other purposes.

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 9 November.

 

29      Prostitution (Licensing) Bill

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the registration of sex businesses and the licensing of operators and managers of sex businesses; to regulate prostitution; to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and for other purposes.

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 9 November.

 

30      Prostitution (Registration) Bill

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide a register of sex businesses; to regulate prostitution; to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and for other purposes.

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 9 November.

 

31      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Government Business Nos 2 and 3.

 


32      Whaling Act Repeal 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.

 

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

33      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Miscellaneous) 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.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

34      Adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.18 pm until Tuesday 9 November at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

            For Thursday 11 November 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Wright to move – That this House requests the Treasurer, under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987, to request the Auditor-General to examine and report on dealings related to the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Redevelopment project and in particular –

(a)     whether there was due diligence by government representatives prior to the signing of agreements for construction Stages 1 and 2 of the project;

(b)     whether due diligence was applied subsequent to the commitment to Stages 1 and 2, including whether the Crown Solicitor’s advice as described on page 12 of the Thirty Third Report of the Public Works Committee dated August 1996 was adhered to;

(c)     whether undue pressure was placed on individuals leading to legal commitments by them on behalf of sporting clubs or associations;

(d)     the present status of all relevant deeds of guarantee or other legal documents, the financial status of the signatories and whether the legal agreements have created financial difficulty for any non-government persons or organisations;

(e)     whether there were any conflicts of interest or other imprudent or improper behaviour by any person or persons, Government or non-Government, involved with the project and whether the appropriate processes were followed in relation to –

I.         the planning of the stages of the project;

II.       the awarding and monitoring of consultancies;

III.      the tendering process;

IV.    the letting of contracts;

V.      the construction of the Stadium; and

VI.    the ongoing management of the Stadium; and

(f)   the Auditor-General be requested to include in his report recommendations for Government and the Parliament where appropriate.

 

 

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            Present during the day - All Members except Hon M H Armitage, Hon M K Brindal, Mr Conlon, Hon G A Ingerson and Hon J W Olsen.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    J K G Oswald

                                                                                    SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY