No. 11

 

                                                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                                                                      OF THE

 

                                                         HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                      WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 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 51 to 57

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

 

                  51 Hon. Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon. R.B. Such), from 21 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to cut education funding.

 

                  52 and 53  Hon. Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education and Mr Meier, from 53 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the South Australian Film and Video Centre.

 

                  54 Mr Meier, from 656 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to replace No. 4 and No. 9 light beacons in the Port Augusta channel of the Spencer Gulf.

 

                  55 Mrs Rosenberg, from 61 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to install pedestrian lights at Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre.

 

                  56 Mr Rossi, from 143 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to allow extended retail trading hours.

 

                  57 Mr Rossi, from 60 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to criminalise sodomy.

 

 3        Legislative Review Committee - Report

                  Mr Cummins brought up the Sixth Report, 1994 (Second Session), of the 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        Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

            Financial Agreement                                                                                                                                                            Message No. 6

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to approve the 1994 Financial Agreement between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories of the Commonwealth, without any amendment.

                  Legislative Council, 6 September 1994                                                                                               H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

 7          State Disaster (Major Emergencies and Recovery) Amendment Bill

                  The Premier (Hon. D.C. Brown), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the State Disaster Act 1980 and to make consequential amendments to the Local Government Act 1934, the State Emergency Service Act 1987 and the Summary Offences Act 1953.

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

                  Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 8         Estimates Committees - Motion for attendance of Legislative Council Ministers

                  The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Minister for Education and Children's Services (Hon. R.I. Lucas), the Attorney-General (Hon. K.T. Griffin) and the Minister for Transport (Hon. D.V. Laidlaw), Members of the Legislative Council, be permitted to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

                  Question put and passed.

 

 9        Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Referral to

                  The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon. J.W. Olsen), pursuant to notice, moved - That this House refers to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee for review, regulations made pursuant to the Electricity Trust of South Australia Act 1946 in so far as they define the requirements for vegetation clearance distance around power lines on public land in non-bushfire-risk areas in the Adelaide metropolitan council areas.

                  Question put and passed.

                 

10       Appropriation Bill - Grievance debate

                  Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the House note grievances.

                  Debate resumed.

 

11        Count Out

                  Notice was taken that a quorum of Members was not present.

                  The Speaker counted the House and there not being a quorum present, announced that the Chair would be resumed at 7.45 p.m.

 

12       Resumption of sitting

                  At 7.45 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair, there being a quorum present.

 

13       Appropriation Bill - Grievance debate

                  Debate (interrupted by the foregoing Count Out) resumed.

 

14       Extension of time for adjournment

                  The Minister for Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                  Question put and passed.


15       Appropriation Bill - Grievance debate                                                                             

                  Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                  Question put and passed.

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That the proposed expenditure for the departments and services contained in the Appropriation Bill be referred to Estimates Committees A and B for examination and report by Wednesday 7 October in accordance with the timetables as follows:

 

                 

                                                                            ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A

 

            Tuesday 13 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Premier, Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs

 

                  Legislative Council

                  House of Assembly

                  Joint Parliamentary Services

                  State Governor's Establishment

                  Premier and Cabinet

                  Office for the Commissioner for Public Employment

                  Auditor General's

                  Office of Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs

                  Premier and Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs - Other Payments

 

 

            Wednesday 14 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Deputy Premier, Treasurer

 

                  Treasury and Finance

                  Department for State Services

                  Office of Information Technology

                  Deputy Premier and Treasurer - Other Payments

 

 

            Thursday 15 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Health, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

 

                  South Australian Health Commission

                  State Aboriginal Affairs

 

 

            Friday 16 September at 9.30 a.m.

 

            Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing

 

                  Housing and Urban Development

                  South Australian Housing Trust

                  Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

                  Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations and Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing - Other Payments

 


            Tuesday 20 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs

 

                  Attorney-General's

                  Courts Administration Authority

                  State Electoral Office

                  Attorney-General and Minister for Consumer Affairs - Other Payments

 

 

            Wednesday 21 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development, Minister for Infrastructure

 

                  Economic Development Authority

                  Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development and Minister for Infrastructure - Other Payments

 

 

            Thursday 22 September

 

            Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for the Ageing

 

                  Environment and Natural Resources

                  Department for Family and Community Services

                  Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for the Ageing - Other Payments

 

 

                                                                            ESTIMATES COMMITTEE B

 

            Tuesday 13 September at 9.30 a.m.

 

            Minister for Tourism, Minister for Industrial Affairs

 

                  South Australian Tourism Commission

                  Department for Industrial Affairs

                  Department for Building Management

                  Minister for Tourism and Minister for Industrial Affairs - Other Payments

 

 

            Wednesday 14 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Education and Minister for Children's Services

 

                  Department for Education and Children's Services

                  Minister for Education and Children's Services - Other Payments

 


            Thursday 15 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Transport, Minister for the Arts and Minister for the Status of Women

 

                  Transport

                  Passenger Transport Board

                  TransAdelaide

                  Department for the Arts and Cultural Development

                  Minister for Transport, Minister for the Arts and Minister for the Status of Women - Other Payments

 

 

            Tuesday 20 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, Minister for Youth Affairs

 

                  Department for Employment, Training and Further Education

 

 

            Wednesday 21 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Correctional Services

 

                  Police

                  Department for Correctional Services

                  Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Correctional Services - Other Payments

 

 

            Thursday 22 September at 11.00 a.m.

 

            Minister for Mines and Energy, Minister for Primary Industries

 

                  Mines and Energy

                  Primary Industries

                  South Australian Research and Development Institute

 

                  Question put and passed.

 

                  The Minister then moved - That Estimates Committee A be appointed, consisting of Hon. H. Allison. Hon. L.M.F. Arnold, Messrs Brindal and Condous, Mrs Geraghty, Hon. M.D. Rann, Mr Scalzi.

                  Question put and passed.

 

                  The Minister then moved - That Estimates Committee B be appointed consisting of Messrs Becker, Brokenshire, Caudell, Clarke, DeLaine and Foley and Mrs Hall.

                  Question put and passed.

 

16       Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

            Statutes Amendment (Closure of Superannuation Schemes)

                    (Extension of Time) Amendment Bill                                                                                                  Message No. 7

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Statutes Amendment (Closure of Superannuation Schemes) Act 1994, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                  Legislative Council, 7 September 1994                                                                                                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

                  Bill read a first time.

                  The Treasurer moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

            Suspension of Standing Orders

                  The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.

                  Question put.

                  House divided (No. 1):

 

                                                Ayes, 26.

                              Hon. H. Allison

                              Mr Andrew

                              Hon. M.H. Armitage

                              Hon. D.S. Baker

                              Mr Bass

                              Mr Becker

                              Mr Brindal

                              Mr Buckby

                              Mr Caudell

                              Mr Condous

                              Ms Greig

                              Ms Hall

                              Hon. G.A. Ingerson

                              Mr Kerin

                              Mrs Kotz

                              Mr Leggett

                              Mr Lewis

                              Hon. W.A. Matthew

                              Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

                              Mr Rossi

                              Mr Scalzi

                              Hon. R.B. Such

                              Mr Venning

                              Mr Wade

                              Hon. D.C. Wotton

                              Hon. S.J. Baker (Teller)

                  Noes, 11.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr Clarke

Mr DeLaine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Hon. M.D. Rann

Ms Stevens

Mr Quirke (Teller)

 

                  So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

 

                  Bill read a second time.

                  By leave, the House proceeded to the third reading.

                  The Minister moved - That this Bill be read a third time.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put.


                  House divided (No. 2):

 

                                                Ayes, 25.

                              Hon. H. Allison

                              Mr Andrew

                              Hon. M.H. Armitage

                              Hon. D.S. Baker

                              Mr Bass

                              Mr Becker

                              Mr Brindal

                              Mr Buckby

                              Mr Caudell

                              Mr Condous

                              Ms Greig

                              Ms Hall

                              Hon. G.A. Ingerson

                              Mr Kerin

                              Mrs Kotz

                              Mr Leggett

                              Mr Lewis

                              Hon. W.A. Matthew

                              Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

                              Mr Rossi

                              Mr Scalzi

                              Hon. R.B. Such

                              Mr Venning

                              Mr Wade

                              Hon. S.J. Baker (Teller)

                  Noes, 11.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr Clarke

Mr DeLaine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Hon. M.D. Rann

Ms Stevens

Mr Quirke (Teller)

 

                  So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                  Bill read a third time and passed.

 

            Real Property (Variation and Extinguishment of Easements)

                    Amendment Bill                                                                                                                                                                Message No. 8

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Real Property Act 1886, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                  Legislative Council, 7 September 1994                                                                                                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

                  Bill read a first time.

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                  Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

            Estimates Committees - Leave for Ministers to attend                                                       Message No. 9

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has given leave to the Minister for Education and Children's Services (Hon. R.I. Lucas), the Attorney-General (Hon. K.T. Griffin) and the Minister for Transport (Hon. D.V. Laidlaw) to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill, if they think fit.

                  Legislative Council, 7 September 1994                                                                                                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

17        Postponement of business

                  Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 2 to 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

18       The Flinders University of South Australia (Convocation) 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.

 

19       Mining (Royalties) 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       Adjournment

                  House adjourned at 11.46 p.m.  until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

                  Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G.M. Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY