No. 9

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                ____________

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 1994

 

 

 1   Meeting of House

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

 

 2   Petitions Nos 28 to 30

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

 

     28 Mr Andrew, from 321 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to allow the operation of a solar citrus peel drying facility in Botting Road, Glossop.

 

     29 Mr Becker, from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to re-introduce capital punishment for crimes of homicide.    

 

     30 Mr Meier, from 157 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to up-grade the intersection of the Snowtown to Yacka, Blyth to Brinkworth and Kangaroo Flat Roads.

 

 3   Legislative Review Committee - Report and Minutes of Evidence

     Mr Cummins brought up the Fourth Report, 1994 of the Legislative Review Committee.

     Report received.

 

 4   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

 5   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

 6   Suspension of Standing Orders - Sessional Orders

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable - That until a Standing Orders Committee Report relating to Private Members' Business has been adopted by the House, Standing Orders be so far suspended in relation to Private Members' Business as to provide that-

        (a)  unless otherwise ordered, the House meets on each Thursday at 10.30 a.m.

        (b)  on Thursdays, Private Members' Business takes precedence in the following manner:

            (i)                                       10.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon - Bills, motions for disallowance of regulations and motions with respect to Committees;

            (ii)                                      12.00 noon - 1.00 p.m. - Other Motions, provided that -

    


               (A)                                    Notices of Motion will take priority over Orders of the Day in (i) and unless otherwise ordered, for the first 30 minutes in (ii);

               (B)                                    if all business in (i) is completed before the allotted time the House proceeds to (ii);

               (C)                                    if all business in (ii) is completed before 1.00 p.m. on Thursdays the sitting of the House is suspended until 2.00 p.m.

        (c)  the following time limits will apply -

            Mover, 15 minutes;

            One Member opposing the question, as deputed by the Speaker, 15 minutes;

            Other Members, 10 minutes;

            Mover in reply, 5 minutes;

            provided that -

            (i)   an extension of 15 minutes may be granted, by leave, to a Member moving the second reading of a Bill;

            (ii)  leave to continue remarks may not be sought by any Member, but a Member speaking when the allotted time for that category of business is completed has the right to be heard first when the debate is next called on.

        (d)  Notices of Questions ordinarily handed in by 9.00 a.m. on Thursdays must be handed in to the Clerk Assistant by the adjournment of the House on the preceding day.

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

 

 7   Guardianship and Administration (Approved Treatment Centres) Amendment Bill

     The Minister of Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Guardianship and Administration 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 Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 8   Mental Health (Transitional Provision) Amendment Bill

     The Minister of Health, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mental Health 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 Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 9   Electoral (Abolition of Compulsory Voting) 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.

 

10   Extension of time for adjournment

     The Minister of Health moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

     Question put and passed.

 


11   Electoral (Abolition of Compulsory Voting) Amendment Bill

     Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

     Question put.

     House divided (No. 1):

 

               Ayes, 31.

 

         Hon. H. Allison

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

                Noes, 9.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr Clarke

         Mr DeLaine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Atkinson (Teller)

         Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)                            

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

     Bill read a second time.

     By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 10.43 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

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                      MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 10 March 1994 

     Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

     The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

 

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     Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            G.M. Gunn

                                                            SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK