No.10

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                ____________

 

 

                           THURSDAY 10 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   Courts Administration (Directions by the Governor) Amendment Bill

     Hon. F.T. Blevins, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Courts Administration Act 1993.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill presented and read a first time.

     Hon. F.T. Blevins moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 24 March.

 

 3   Lottery and Gaming (Two up on Anzac Day) Amendment Bill

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

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 24 March.

    

 4   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 3 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 24 March.

 

 5   WorkCover - Motion re

     Mr Ashenden, having by leave amended his motion of which notice had been given, moved - That this Parliament:

     (a)     condemns the previous Labor Government for its lack of interest in employers in this State as evidenced by the lack of administrative control it required WorkCover to exercise in its claims and case management and for its politically-motivated appointments to the WorkCover Board, Review Officer Panel and Appeals Tribunal and urges the present Government to take immediate steps to introduce administrative and legislative changes to ensure that workers' compensation in South Australia is fair to all concerned, is efficiently managed, and is provided at a realistic cost, and to

     (b)     require the WorkCover Corporation to be more objective in the assistance its Claims staff provide employers in relation to claims management, case management, and false and fraudulent claims.

     Debate ensued.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 24 March.


 

 6   Bushfire Fighters - Motion re

     Mr Quirke, pursuant to notice proceeding to, moved -  That this House congratulates those members of the CFS and MFS who recently fought bushfires in New South Wales and recognizes the contribution of all those other firefighters who remained in South Australia during this period minding the "fort".

    

 7   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motion) be disposed of.

 

  8  Bushfire Fighters - Motion re

     Motion (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 24 March.

 

 9   Industry Statement - Motion re

     Mr Foley, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House urges the Federal Government to ensure that their forthcoming Industry Statement contains the following:

     (a)     Industry Development Plans in industries that can be internationally competitive and maximise returns;

     (b)     boost in emphasis of Government purchasing policy towards imports substitution;

     (c)     improved access to finance for small and medium sized businesses;

     (d)     a continued export facilitation push into Asia; and

     (e)     special assistance to regional Australia,

     and this House also cautions the Federal Government against accepting the principles of the recently released Green Paper on Employment Opportunities which state industry policy should swing towards addressing market failures rather than developing plans for particular sectors.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 24 March.

 

10   Rural Poverty - Reference to Social Development Committee - Motion re

     Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests that, as a matter of urgency, the Social Development Committee should investigate the effects of rural poverty on -

     (a)     children, single adults, single parent families, married couples (as individuals and as a care-giving team), couples with dependent children, the aged (whether pensioners or not), and other groups of pensioners;

     (b)     the communities in which they live;

     (c)     the educational, social, recreational and professional organisations to which they attend and/or which they belong;

     (d)     the delivery of Government services to those people and their communities; and

     (e)     the ways in which more effective sources of help can be identified to alleviate distress, dysfunctional behaviour, mental ill-health, suicide, demise of community organisations structures and traditional activities and any other consequences the Committee discovers and considers relevant to the need for social redevelopment,

     by taking evidence, in the most poverty stricken areas of rural South Australia (such as the Murraylands and Mallee) from individuals, groups and community representatives and provide an interim report to the House of Assembly before the end of April 1994.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

11   Medicare Agreement - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning - That this House deplores the terms of the Medicare agreement with the Commonwealth Government signed by the previous Minister of Health, in particular the requirement that the public/private ratio in public hospitals be maintained at the 1991 level and, noting with satisfaction the moves now

 

 

        made by the present Minister to alleviate such problems as long waiting lists, this House urges the Minister to negotiate with the Federal Government to ensure terms more in line with the reality of what the people of South Australia, and especially those in country areas, require of their hospital system.

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 24 March.

 

12   Suspension and resumption of sitting

     At 12.16 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

     At 2.00 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

13   Message from the Governor

     The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

     Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill - Recommending   Message No. 4

     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 Retirement Village (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 1994.

     Government House, 10 March 1994                   R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

14   Paper

     The following Paper was tabled:

 

     By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations

       (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) -

        Local Government Act - Regulations - Superannuation Scheme.

 

15   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

16   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

17   Next day of sitting

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker) moved - That the House, at its rising, adjourn until Tuesday 22 March at 2.00 p.m.

     Question put and passed.

 

18   Racing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

     The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) , pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

     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 22 March.

 

19   Pay-roll Tax (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.

     By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

20   Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) 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 8 agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

     Hon. H. Allison 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.

 

21   Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Miscellaneous) Amendment  Bill

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

     Debate resumed.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill read a second time.

     By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Criminal Law Consolidation (Stalking) Amendment Bill          Message No. 11

     MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 10 March 1994                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

     The Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon. D.S. Baker) moved - That this Bill be read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, That the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 22 March.

 

23   Adjournment

     The Minister for Mines and Energy moved - That the House do now adjourn.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

     House adjourned at 4.28 p.m. until Tuesday 22 March at 2.00 p.m.

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     Present during the day - All the  Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            G.M. Gunn

                                                            SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK