No. 11

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                           TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.

 

 2             Absence of Speaker

                The Clerk informed the House that, owing to his absence overseas on Commonwealth

                    Parliamentary Association business, the Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) would not be able to attend the House for two weeks.

               

 3             Appointment of Deputy Speaker

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That pursuant to section 35 of the

                    Constitution Act 1934 and Standing Order 18, the Honourable Member for Elizabeth, (Mr M.J. Evans) Chairman of Committees do take the Chair of this House as Deputy Speaker to fill temporarily the office and perform the duties of the Speaker during the absence from the State of the Speaker: which was seconded by the Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold).

                In the absence of any other nomination, Mr M.J. Evans was declared elected as Deputy

                    Speaker.

 

 4             Deputy Speaker takes Chair

                The Deputy Speaker (Mr M.J. Evans) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

 5             Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Assent to Bill                                                                                                                       Message No. 7

                The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her

                    Majesty The Queen, the following Act has been assented to during the present Session: 

                No. 42 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

                Government House, Adelaide, 8 September 1992                                           R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 6             Petitions Nos 37 to 45

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

 

                37      The Minister of Housing and Construction (Hon. M.K. Mayes), from 30 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reinstate STA bus routes 171 and 172 at off peak periods.

 

                38      Hon. H. Allison, from 31 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to ban the use of monofilament gill nets in South Australian waters.

 

 

                39      Mr Atkinson, from 91 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government not to transfer responsibility for schools from the Education Department to school councils.

 

                40      Mr Lewis, from 83 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government not to introduce a special tax to repay the State Bank debt.

 

                41      Mr Quirke, from 568 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to licence colony stimulating factor as a treatment.

 

                42      Mr Such, from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to establish a police station in the Reynella area.

 

                43      Mr Such, from 47 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to preserve Craigburn Farm.

 

                44      Mr Such, from 9 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                45      Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 1 049 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government not to sell Beechwood Heritage Garden at Stirling.

 

 7             Answers to questions 

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 2, 5 to 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21 to 24,

                    27, 28, 34, 40, 47, 48, 50 to 54, 62, 92 to 94, 97 to 99 and 103 were tabled by the Deputy Speaker.

 

 8             Auditor-General's Report

                The Deputy Speaker laid on the Table the Report of the Auditor-General, 1991-92.

                    Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 4).

 

 9             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                    Statistical Returns of Voting - By elections -

                          District of Alexandra, 9 May 1992.

                          District of Kavel, 9 May 1992.

                    Classification of Films for Public Exhibition Act 1971 - Regulations - Prescribed

                     Symbols.

                    Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 - Regulations - Exemption from Expiry.

 

                By the Minister of Housing and Construction -

                    Housing Improvement Act 1940 - Regulations - Standards.

                    Urban Land Trust Act 1981 - Regulations - Modbury Heights Land.

 

                By the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                    Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971 - Regulations - General.

                    Planning Act 1982 - Regulations - Third Party Appeal - Exemptions.

 

                By the Minister of Water Resources (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                    Waterworks Act 1932 - Regulations - Fire Services - Adelaide CBD.

 

                By the Minister of Forests (Hon.J.H.C. Klunder) -

                    Forestry Act 1950 - Proclamation - Penola Forest District.

 

 

                By the Minister of Marine (Hon.R.J. Gregory) -

                    Harbors Act 1936 - Regulations - Dragon Boat Festival.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon.M.D. Rann) -

                    Local Government Act 1934 - Regulations - Prescribed Day.

                    Corporation of West Torrens - By law - No. 7 - Public Conveniences.

                    District Council - By-laws -

                          Crystal Brook-Redhill -

                              No. 5 - Caravans and Camping.

                               No. 6 - Animals and Birds.

                          Warooka -

                               No.11 - Camping Reserves.

                               No.12 - Fire Prevention.

                          Yorketown - No. 3 - Foreshore.

 

10           Economic and Finance Committee - Report

                Mr Groom brought up the Second Report of the Economic and Finance Committee relating

                    to an "Inquiry into the acquisition by the Electricity Trust of South Australia of 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick and the disposal of 220 Greenhill Road, Eastwood" (Paper No.172).

                Ordered - That consideration of the Report be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

11           Distinguished visitors

                Attention having been called to the presence of distinguished visitors in the gallery,

                    members of a visiting United Kingdom Parliamentary Delegation, the Deputy Speaker invited Mr Alan Howarth, C.B.E., M.P. as Leader of the Delegation to take a seat on the floor of the House.

                Whereupon, Mr Howarth was escorted to the Chair by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, introduced to the Deputy Speaker, and accommodated with a seat on the floor of the House.

 

12           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

13           Distinguished visitor

                Attention having been called to the presence of a distinguished visitor in the gallery, in the person of Mr Anthony Newton, C.B.E., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, the Speaker invited him to take a seat on the floor of the House.

                Whereupon Mr Newton was escorted to the Chair by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, introduced to the Deputy Speaker, and accommodated with a seat on the floor of the House.

 

14           Questions

                Questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

15           Grievance debate

                The Deputy Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

16           Joint Parliamentary Service Committee - Substitution of alternate Member

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That pursuant to section 5 of the Parliament

                    (Joint Services) Act 1985, Mr Venning be appointed as the alternate member to Mr Lewis on the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee in place of Hon.E.R.Goldsworthy, resigned; and that a Message be sent to the Legislative Council in accordance with the foregoing resolution.   

 

 

                Question put and passed.

 

17           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No.1 be a Notice of Motion for

                    tomorrow.

 

18           Summary Offences (Road Blocks) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Summary Offences (Road Blocks)

                    Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19           Equal Opportunity (Employment of Juniors) Amendment Bill  

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Equal Opportunity (Employment of

                    Juniors) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be now read a

                    second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20           Appropriation Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Appropriation

                    Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.H. Allison, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned and

                    resumed on motion.

 

21           Suspension and resumption of sitting

                At 5.58 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                At 8.00 p.m. the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

                              

22           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Racing (Dividend Adjustment) Amendment Bill                                                           Message No. 11

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled

                    an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 27 August 1992                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

23           Appropriation Bill

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Appropriation Bill

                    be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                Debate resumed.

 

24           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Labour (Hon.R.J. Gregory) moved - That the time for moving the

                    adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.                                                                                                 

 

25           Appropriation Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

26           Messages from the Legislative Council

                The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

                South Australian Country Arts Trust Bill                                                                    Message No. 12

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled

                    an Act to establish the South Australian Country Arts Trust and Country Arts Boards and define their functions and powers; to repeal the Cultural Trusts Act 1976; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                    The Legislative Council draws the attention of the House of Assembly to Clauses Nos 14

                    and 16, printed in erased type, which clauses, being money clauses, cannot originate in the Legislative Council, but which are deemed necessary to the Bill.

                Legislative Council, 8 September 1992                                             G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

                Debits Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill                                                                                Message No. 13

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled

                    an Act to amend the Debits Tax Act 1990, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 8 September, 1992                                            G.L . Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

27           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 11.10 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

                                                                                                                        

 

                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 9 September -

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Blacker to move - That this House condemns the corrupt trade policies of the European

                Community and the United States, particularly the impact on Australian farmers of the United States dramatic extension of the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) for wheat; the increased use of other export subsidy programs such as for dairy products and extension of the EEP program to canned fruit and its possible extension to other grains and agricultural exports; the further reduction in Australian sugar access down to 97 000 from 168 000 tonnes two years ago and 800 000 tonnes ten years ago; the continued imposition of restrictive meat quotas which were "voluntarily" imposed half way through the year and the prospect of even earlier quotas next year; and further this House calls on the US Government to delete from the EEP list those countries which are traditional Australian wheat markets and to provide fairer access for our agricultural products to the US market and also calls for renewed effort by all nations to make genuine progress with the trade negotiations of the GATT Uruguay Round.   

                                                                                                                         

 

                Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. N.T. Peterson and Hon. P.B.                              Arnold.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                M.J. Evans

                                                                                                                                                                DEPUTY SPEAKER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY