No 11

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petition No 16

         The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a petition for presentation:

 

16   Mr Hill, from 2 947 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reverse its decision to charge metropolitan rates for compulsory third party insurance for residents of Aldinga and Aldinga Beach.

 

3       Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

      Ministerial Statement – Regulations under the State Records Act.

 

By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) -

      Commissioner for Consumer Affairs – Report, 1998-99

      Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal – Report, 1998-99

      Legal Practitioners Guarantee Fund – Report, 1998-99.

 

4       Public Works Committee – Report – Barcoo Outlet

Mr Lewis brought up the One Hundred and Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Barcoo Outlet.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 189).

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 


6       Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Sixth and Seventh

Mr Condous brought up the Sixth Report of the Committee for 1999.

Report received and read as follows:

The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken on these matters and it is necessary for Notices of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

Honourable Members are warned that after consideration has been given to the Regulations, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

Regulations referred to:

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Act – Regulations – Leigh Creek Mining.

Road Traffic Act  - Regulations – Driver Hours

 

Mr Condous brought up the Seventh Report of the Committee of 1999.

Report received.

 

7       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

8       Public Works Committee - Report - Botanic, Wine and Rose Redevelopment – Stage 2 – Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Sixth Report of the Committee on the Botanic, Wine and Rose Redevelopment – Stage 2 – Status Report be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Standing Committee Reports No 1 be postponed until Wednesday 17 November.

 

10      Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report – Rail Links with Eastern States - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate – That the Thirty Fifth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Rail Links with the Eastern States be noted.

Debated resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

11      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Local Government (Implementation) Bill                                    Message No 8

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to provide for the implementation of new legislation relating to the system of local government in the State by the repeal or amendment of certain legislation and the enactment of transitional provisions; and for other purposes, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 9 November 1999                                         J C Irwin, PRESIDENT


 

Schedule of amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

No 1        Page 1, line 16(clause 2) – Leave out “This Act” and insert:

               Subject to subsection (2), this Act

 

No 2        Page 1 (clause 2) – After line 16 insert the following:

               (2) Section 12(5) will come into operation on assent.

 

No 3        Page 5 (clause 5) – After line 26 insert the following:

               (zaa) by striking out from section 39(2) “on the first Saturday in May in” and substituting “in May”;

 

No 4        Page 5 (clause 5) – After line 29 insert the following:

               (zca) by striking out from clause 4 of schedule 1 “on the first Saturday in May in” and substituting “in May”;

 

No 5        Page 17 (clause 12) – After line 16 insert the following:

                           (5) A reference in another Act to an authorised person as defined in the Local Government Act 1999 will, until the relevant day, be taken to include a reference to an authorized person as defined in the Local Government Act 1934.

J M Davis, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

         Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 to be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 3.

 

13      Office for the Ageing (Advisory Board) 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      Highways (Road Closures) 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.

 


15      Motor Vehicles (Heavy Vehicles Speeding Control Scheme) 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 5 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Hamilton-Smith 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.

 

 

16      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier, 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 and passed.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Hon M D Rann, that the debate be adjourned on motion.

 

17      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 5.58 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

18      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

 

19      Extension of time for adjournment

The Premier moved – That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 


20      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 5 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Venning 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      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 10.36 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 11 November 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Mr Condous to move – That the Regulations under the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal Act 1999 relating to Leigh Creek Mining, made on 29 July and laid on the Table of this House on 28 September, be disallowed.

 

Mr Condous to move – That the Regulations under the Road Traffic Act 1961 relating to Driving Hours, made on 23 September and laid on the Table of this House on 28 September, be disallowed.

 

         For Wednesday 17 November 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the One Hundred and Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Barcoo Outlet be noted.

 

 

CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Contingently on the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the second reading of the Summary Offences (Prostitution) Amendment Bill, the Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services to move – That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable, forthwith, in relation to the Summary Offences (Prostitution) Amendment Bill, the Prostitution (Regulation) Bill, the Prostitution (Licensing) Bill and the Prostitution (Registration) Bill –

(a) one motion to be moved and one question put in regard to, respectively, the second readings, the Committee's report stage and the third readings of the Bills together; and

(b) the Bills to be considered in one Committee of the whole.

 

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Atkinson and Hon G A Ingerson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY