No 12

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 1996

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read                    prayers.

 

2       Public Works Committee - Report - Daveyston Bypass Sturt Highway Upgrading - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Fourth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Daveyston Bypass Sturt Highway Upgrading be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

3       Public Works Committee - Report - Royal Adelaide Hospital Carpark and IMVS New Building Project - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Royal Adelaide Hospital Carpark and IMVS New Building Project be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Public Works Committee - Report - Mile End Netball Stadium - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Mile End Netball Stadium be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       Public Works Committee - Report - Glenelg Safe Harbour - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Glenelg Safe Harbour be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

6       Freedom of Information (Public Opinion Polls) Amendment Bill

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 


7       Public Works Committee - Report - Kangaroo Island South Coast Road (Seal Bay-Rocky River Upgrading and Sealing) - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Kangaroo Island South Coast Road (Seal Bay-Rocky River Upgrading and Sealing) be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

8       Legislative Review Committee - Report - Scrutiny of National Schemes of Legislation - Position Paper - Motion to note

Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on the Scrutiny of National Schemes of Legislation - Position Paper be noted.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Economic and Finance Committee - Report - Annual Report, 1995-96 - Motion to note

Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Annual Report, 1995-96 of the Economic and Finance  Committee be noted.

         Question put and passed.

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         It being 12.00 noon, Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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10      Suspension of Sessional Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notice of Motions: Other Motions to be postponed until after Other Motions: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations 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.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 10 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

12      Public Works Committee - Report - Rehabilitation of Mypolonga Government Highland Irrigation District - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Rehabilitation of Mypolonga Government Highland Irrigation District be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

13      Public Works Committee - Report - Montague Road Upgrade, Chester Crescent - Belalie Road Section - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Fortieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the - Montague Road Upgrade, Chester Crescent - Belalie Road Section be noted.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 13 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 28 November.

 


15      Retail Shop Leases (Select Committee Recommendations) Amendment Bill

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Retail Shop Leases Act 1995.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

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

 

16      Correctional Services (Victim Protection) Amendment Bill

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1992.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

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

 

17      Public Works Committee - Report - Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Upgrade - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Oswald -  That the Thirty-Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Upgrade be noted.

         Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

        

18      Petition No 17

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

 

17   Mr Rossi from 138 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Federal Government to give a firm commitment to the principles of multiculturalism.

 

19      Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) -

               Legal Practitioners Conduct Board - Report, 1995-96

 

         By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon J W Olsen) -

               Department for the Arts and Cultural Development - Report, 1995-96

               Department of Transport - Report, 1995-96

Libraries Board of South Australia - Report, 1995-96

               Passenger Transport Board - Report, 1995-96

               Ports Corporation South Australia - Report, 1995-96

Ministerial Statement - Ports Corporation South Australia - Report, 1995-96

South Australian Film Corporation - Report, 1995-96

               TransAdelaide - Report, 1995-96

 

         By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) -

               Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Report, 1995-96

 

         By the Minister for Emergency Services (Hon W A Matthew) -

               South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service - Report, 1995-96.

 

20      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by seven minutes.

         Questions without notice resumed.


21      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

22      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 to 4 be Orders of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

23      Suspension of Sessional and Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Sessional and Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Other Motions to be proceeded with, forthwith.

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

 

24      Greek Cypriots - Motion re

Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the murder of unarmed Cypriot citizens Tassos Isaak, Solomos Solomou, Petros Kakoulli and Stelios Panayi and the illegal Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for engaging in systematic killing of Greek Cypriots and calls on Turkey to stop attempting to provoke an incident by such killings, to recognise Turkish and Greek Cypriots can live together if it withdraws its troops and to withdraw its troops from Cyprus immediately.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

25      Greener South Australia - Motion re

Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources and the Premier on the successful release of “A Greener South Australia Policy”.

         Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson), that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

26      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Industrial and Employee Relations (President’s Powers)

               Amendment Bill                                                                                Message No 10

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994, without amendment.

         Legislative Council, 7 November 1996                                             H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

        

27      SANFL Grand Final - Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, having by leave amended the motion of which notice was given, moved - That this House -

(a)  congratulates the SANFL on a very successful year;

(b)  commends the Port Adelaide and Central District Football Teams on reaching the Grand Final; and

(c)  congratulates Port Adelaide on its win.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

        

28      Cooper Creek Catchment - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House urges the Queensland Government to reject the Currareua cotton fields development within the Cooper Creek catchment.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

        


29      Legionnaires disease outbreak - Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House -

(a)  expresses its concern at the superficial nature of the investigation by Professor Lane into the outbreak of legionnaires disease at Kangaroo Island, the inadequacy of the six page report and the failure of the report to address major terms of reference;

(b)  notes that Professor Lane failed to consult with the public and did not visit Kangaroo Island during his investigations; and

(c)  considers the integrity of the report to have been compromised by the Minister’s involvement in its preparation.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Cummins, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

30      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 6 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

31      Commonwealth Dental program - Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the decision of the Federal Government to axe the Commonwealth Dental program and the failure of the State Government to oppose the decision; and calls on the State Government to immediately ensure the provision of adequate dental care for the elderly, the disabled, single parents and other pensioners as well as the unemployed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Leggett, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

32      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion:  Other Motions Nos 8 and 9 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 


33      States and Territories Rights - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Lewis - That this House, regardless of our individual views and attitudes to the law relating to euthanasia, and in keeping with our respect for the spirit of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia, calls on Mr Speaker in the House of Representatives and all honourable Members of the House of Representatives and Mr President of the Senate and all Honourable Senators in the Commonwealth Parliament to desist from contemplating any proposal to over-ride any such law in any of the Territories in the Commonwealth of Australia.

         Debate resumed.

         Mr Meier moved - That the debate be further adjourned.

         Question put.

         House divided (No. 1)

 


                                                Ayes, 32

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon E S Ashenden

Mr Atkinson

Hon S J Baker

Mr Bass

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Buckby

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr De Laine

Mr Evans

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mrs Greig

Ms Hall

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Leggett

Hon W A Matthew

Hon J W Olsen

Mrs Penfold

Hon M D Rann

Mrs Rosenberg

Mr Scalzi

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Mr Wade

Ms White

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Meier (Teller)
                            Noes, 3

 

Mr Cummins

Mr Rossi

Mr Lewis (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the adjourned adjourned debate be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 4 February 1997.

 

34      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move forthwith the rescission of an Order of the House made this day.

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

 

Rescission of Order

The Deputy Premier then moved - That the Order of the House on the question - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 9 be made a Notice of Motion for Thursday 14 November - be rescinded.

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

 

35      Archbishop of Constantinople - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House welcomes the official visit to South Australia this weekend of the spiritual leader and world head of the Greek Orthodox Church, His All Holiness, the Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

36      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 5.52 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr D S Baker and Hon R G Kerin.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            G M Gunn

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY