No 10

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 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       Petitions Nos 29 to 31

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

 

29   Mr Koutsantonis, from 504 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to investigate the noise and air pollution emanating from Mason & Cox Foundry, Torrensville and to enforce prescribed levels of air and noise pollution in residential zones.

 

30   Hon R B Such, from 106 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide a bus service between Aberfoyle Hub Shopping Centre and Marion Shopping Complex.

 

31   Mr Wright, from 1 100 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase the number of police officers on patrol.

 

3       Papers

By the Premier –

      Auditor-General’s Report -

          Electricity Reform in South Australia – Letter from the Auditor-General, 28 July 1997

          Statutory Declarations -

              Ian Kowalick

              Graeme Longbottom

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) -

      Medical and Veterinary Science, Institute of - Report, 1996-97

      West Beach Trust - Report, 1996-97

Development Plan Amendment, Report on the Interim Operation of - Mount Barker and Nairne Interim Local Heritage Plan Amendment - Report by the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning

 

By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) -

      Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee - Report, 1996-97

      Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act - Regulations - Principal


By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) -

      Regulations under the following Acts -

          Financial Institutions Duty - Dutiable Receipts

          Stamp Duties - Transactions Excluded.

 

4       Economic and Finance Committee - Reports - Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth Reports

Hon G M Gunn brought up the Twenty-Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Management of the Government Motor Vehicle Fleet.

Report received.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 192).

 

Hon G M Gunn brought up the Twenty-Fourth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Economic and Financial Aspects of the Operations of the MFP Development Corporation for the year ended 30 June 1997.

Report received.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 193).

 

5       Questions

          Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

7       Address in Reply

         Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address be adopted.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

8        Mutual Recognition (South Australia) (Extension of Operation) 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.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

9        MFP Development (Winding-Up) 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

Clause Nos 1 to 14 agreed to.

Clause No 15 amended and 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 with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

10      Children’s Services (Child Care) 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

Clause Nos 1 to 6 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.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 5 and 6 be Orders of the Day for tomorrow.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 9.

 

13      Financial Institutions Duty (Dutiable Receipts) 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.

 

14      Pastoral Land Management and Conservation (Board Procedures, Rent, etc.) 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.

 

15      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.


16      Pastoral Land Management and Conservation (Board Procedures, Rent, etc.) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clause Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause No 4 read.

Mr Hill moved on page 3, after line 32, to insert the following subsection:

(6a) The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Board, and if the Minister is satisfied that a lessee has caused degradation of the land, or has failed to properly conserve any of the natural resources (including water) of the land, increase by such amount as the Minister thinks appropriate the rent that would otherwise be payable under the lease in respect of any particular year.

(6b) If, pursuant to subsection (6) or (6a), the Minister reduces or increases the rent payable by a lessee in respect of any particular year, the Minister must cause notice of that reduction or increase, giving details of the reasons on which it was based, to be published in the Gazette.

Question  - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                                Clause agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 5 to 7 agreed to.

                                                Schedule 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.

 

17      Adjournment

The House adjourned at 10.32 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

     For Wednesday 25 February 1998

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994.

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Dangerous Substances Act 1979.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Technical and Further Education Act 1975.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993.

     For Thursday 26 February 1998

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Ms White to move – That this House –

(a) condemns the Federal Government for cutting $820 million from child care over its last two budgets;

(b) notes that this has forced an increase in fees for child care, closure of eight South Australian child care centres and has threatened the viability of many other child care services;

(c) expresses concern that as a result of the cuts, child care is no longer affordable for many families, that working parents have been disadvantaged and in some cases have to forego employment and study; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to reinstate in the 1998-99 budget adequate funding to child care in South Australia.

 

 

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      Present during the day - All Members except Mr Brokenshire.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   J K G Oswald

                                                                                                   SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY