No. 11

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                       

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST 1993

 

 

 1    Meeting of House

      The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

 2    Petitions Nos 21 and 22

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

 

      21 Minister of Health, Family and Community Services, (Hon. M.J. Evans) requesting that the House urge the Government retain surgical and obstetric services at Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital.

 

      22 Minister of Health, Family and Community Services, requesting that the House urge the Government to preserve Craigburn Farm as open space.

 

 3    Answers to questions

      Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 30, 31, 77 and 79 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 4    Environment, Resources and Development - Report

      Mr DeLaine brought up the Sixth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee relating to Hindmarsh Island Bridge Inquiry, Interim Report (Paper No. 173).

      Report received.

 

 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    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday 8 September.

 

 8    Stamp Duties (Refinancing of Loans) Amendment Bill

      Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

      Question put and passed.

 

 

 

      Bill presented and read a first time.

      Mr Lewis moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 8 September.

 

 9    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 8 September.

 

10    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 8 September.

 

11    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 11.

 

12    Government Economic Management - Motion re

      Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Government for its abysmal record of financial mismanagement, record unemployment, deterioration of essential services and broken promises and urges the people of South Australia to vent their anger on the Government through the ballot box at the next State election.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

13    State Bank and Government Asset Management Division Operations - Motion re

      Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House questions whether the State Bank or the Government Asset Management Division (Bad Bank) are being operated in the best interests of taxpayers and businesses.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

14    Mitcham Hills Road - Motion re

      Mr S.G. Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That in the opinion of this House an improved road system must be created in the Mitcham Hills including upgrading of Old Belair Road.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

15    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 5 and 6 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday 6 October.

 

16    Speed Cameras Code of Practice - Motion re

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That in the opinion of this House the South Australian Police should adopt a similar code of practice for the operation and use of speed cameras as those which apply in New South Wales.

 

17    Suspension of Sessional Orders

      Mr S.G. Evans, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Orders of the Day (Other Motions) to be postponed until Notices of Motions (Other Motions) are disposed of.

      Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

 

 


 

18    Speed Cameras Code of Practice - Motion re

      Motion (interrupted by the foregoing suspension) resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

19    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 8 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 6 October.

 

20    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motion) No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motion) No. 17.

 

21    Australian Women's Under 21 Basketball Team - Motion re

      Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Australian Women's Under 21 Basketball Team on winning a gold medal in the recent World Youth Championships in Korea and also congratulates South Australia's Adelaide Lightning player, Michelle Brogan on winning the most valuable player award.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

22    Meals on Wheels - Motion re

      Dr Armitage, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House -

        (a) notes with pleasure the decision of the National Meals on Wheels Association Incorporated to hold a National Meals on Wheels Day on 1 September 1993;

        (b) acknowledges the purpose of such a day is to bring to the attention of the general public the importance of the Meals on Wheels Service to the aged, infirm and disabled;

        (c) encourages volunteers to contact their local Meals on Wheels Branch, or the Central Office, to offer their services; and

        (d) congratulates all involved with Meals on Wheels in its nearly 40 years of service to South Australians.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 8 September.

 

23    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 1 and 12 to 14 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 16.

 

24    Mouse Plague - Motion re

      Mr Blacker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to immediately declare the current mouse plague as a natural disaster and in so doing acknowledge that the problem is of a proportion beyond the capacity of individuals to absorb and therefore becomes a total community problem and further, this House recommends that the cost of strychnine and the cost of Department of Primary Industries supervision be met by the taxpayer and that the cost of grain and the cost of the spreading of bait be borne by the grower.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

25    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 1, 12 and 13 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 17.

 

26    Thebarton Women's Service Association - Motion re

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Thebarton Women's Service Association on 72 years of outstanding community service.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Heron, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

 

27    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 15 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 1.

 

28    Australian Women's Netball Team - Motion re

      Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Australian Women's Netball Team on its outstanding performance in the recent World Championships by defeating New Zealand to win the World Title and also congratulates the Australian Captain Michelle Fielke and the other two South Australian players Kathryn Harby and Jennifer Borlase.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

29    Post Adoption Services - Motion re

      Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Government for withdrawing funding for the much needed `Post Adoption Services' and calls on the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to re-introduce this funding as a matter of urgency.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

30    Enterprise Zones - Motion re

      Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House deplores the limitation of the Government's enterprise zones to two Labor held areas of the State and urges the Government to extend its enterprise zones to additional areas of the State forthwith.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

31    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 12 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 8 September.

 

32    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 9 and 18 to 23 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday 8 September.

 

33    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 1 to 4 be Orders of the Day for         Wednesday 8 September.

 

34    Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

      Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Places of Public

        Entertainment) Bill                                       Message No. 10

      MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to repeal the Places of Public Entertainment Act 1913; to amend the Adelaide Show Grounds (By-laws) Act 1929, the Classification of Theatrical Performances Act 1978, the Liquor Licensing Act 1985, the Noise Control Act 1977, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Tobacco Products Control Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

      Legislative Council, 24 August 1993             G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

      Bill read a first time.

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

 


35    Parks Community Centre (Repeal and Vesting) Bill

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to repeal the Parks Community Centre Act 1981.

      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 Oswald, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

36    Southern Power and Water Bill

      Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Bill.

 

                                 In Committee

                     Clause No. 13 further considered.

 

      To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                        

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

      Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

37    Extension of time for adjournment

      The Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

      Question put and passed.

 

38    Southern Power and Water Bill

      Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Bill be now resumed.

 

                                 In Committee

                       Clause No. 13 further considered and agreed to.

                       Clauses Nos 14 to 19 agreed to.

                       Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.

                       Title agreed to.

                                                      

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

      The Minister of Public Infrastructure moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

      Question put.


 

 

      House divided (No. 1):

           Ayes, 21.                                          Noes, 21.

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. J.C. Bannon

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Hon. M.J. Evans

         Mr Ferguson

         Hon. R.J. Gregory

         Hon. T.R. Groom

         Mr Hamilton

         Mr Heron

         Mr Holloway

         Hon. D.J. Hopgood

         Mrs Hutchison

         Hon. S.M. Lenehan

         Mr McKee

         Hon. M.K. Mayes

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Hon. J.P. Trainer

         Hon. J.H.C. Klunder (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

 

      Casting Vote

      The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Ayes.

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

      Bill read a third time and passed.

 

39    Adjournment

      House adjourned at 11.01 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                       

 

                       MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 26 August 1993

      Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Holidays Act 1910.

 

For Wednesday 6 October 1993

      Notices of Motion: Committees/Regulations

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees for River Fishery made on 24 June 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 


Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees for Marine Scalefish Fisheries made on 24 June 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

                                                        

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. T.H. Hemmings.

 

The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

      Division No. 1 -                           

        Ayes - Hon. G.J. Crafter and Hon. T.H. Hemmings.

        Noes - Hon. D.C. Brown and Mr Olsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            N.T. Peterson

                                                            SPEAKER

 

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY