No 12

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 11 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       Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) Amendment Bill

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

3       Statutes Amendment (Expiation and Detection of Vehicle Offences) Bill

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996 and the Road Traffic Act 1961.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon G M Gunn then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

4       Road Traffic (Highway Speed Limit) Amendment Bill

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon G M Gunn then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

5       Expiation of Offences (Withdrawal of Notices) Amendment Bill

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon G M Gunn proceeding to move - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 


6       Remembrance Day

The Speaker invited Members and staff to stand and observe one minute silence, it being the eleventh hour on Remembrance Day.

 

7       Expiation of Offences (Withdrawal of Notices) Amendment Bill

Motion (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 5 to 9 be postponed until Thursday 18 November.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 4 be postponed until Thursday 18 November.

 

10      TAFE Child Care Centres – Motion re

Ms White, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House urges the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training to keep open the Regency Institute of TAFE’s Elizabeth and Regency Campus Child Care Centres in recognition of the negative impact that closing would have on current and future student’s ability to participate in further education.

         Debate ensued.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

11      Hindmarsh Stadium Funding – Motion re

Mr Wright, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House requests the Treasurer, under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987, to request the Auditor-General to examine and report on dealings related to the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Redevelopment project and in particular –

(a)     whether there was due diligence by government representatives prior to the signing of agreements for construction Stages 1 and 2 of the project;

(b)     whether due diligence was applied subsequent to the commitment to Stages 1 and 2, including whether the Crown Solicitor’s advice as described on page 12 of the Thirty Third Report of the Public Works Committee dated August 1996 was adhered to;

(c)     whether undue pressure was placed on individuals leading to legal commitments by them on behalf of sporting clubs or associations;

(d)     the present status of all relevant deeds of guarantee or other legal documents, the financial status of the signatories and whether the legal agreements have created financial difficulty for any non-government persons or organisations;

(e)     whether there were any conflicts of interest or other imprudent or improper behaviour by any person or persons, Government or non-Government, involved with the project and whether the appropriate processes were followed in relation to –

                                             i.      the plannning of the stages of the project;

                                           ii.      the awarding and monitoring of consultancies;

                                          iii.      the tendering process;

                                          iv.      the letting of contracts;

                                            v.      the construction of the Stadium; and

                                          vi.      the ongoing management of the Stadium; and

(f)   the Auditor-General be requested to include in his report recommendations for Government and the Parliament where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

The time for consideration of Notices of Motion: Other Motions having expired, Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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12      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

         Question put and passed.

 

13      Hindmarsh Stadium Funding – Motion re

         Motion (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 3 be postponed until Thursday 18 November.

 

15      Foundries – Health Surveys – Motion  re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Key – That this House notes the increasing evidence linking foundry emissions with health concerns including asthma, respiratory ailments, reproductive hazards and cancer and calls on the Government to take immediate steps to –

(a)     conduct health surveys and make available medical tests for residents located next to foundries in the western and north western suburbs of Adelaide;

(b)     carry out an independent scientific study on atmospheric pollutants created by foundries in these areas;

(c)     establish an independent occupational health and safety audit into workers’ exposure to toxic foundry chemicals; and

(d)     assist and encourage foundries to relocate to the Foundry Park precinct.

Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 


16      East Timor - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Bedford – That this House -

(a)  calls on the Federal Government to take those steps required to counter the destabilisation of the ungoverned province of East Timor in the lead up to independence;

(b)     commends the United Nations for the establishment of an international inquiry into gross human rights violations and atrocities in East Timor;

(c)     calls on the United Nations to –

                                             i.       organise an immediate United Nations supervised repatriation of East Timorese refugees from West Timor and other parts of Indonesia; and

                                           ii.       demand the immediate withdrawal of all Indonesian military and militia personnel from East Timor;

(d)  calls on the United Nations and the Australian Government to –

                                             i.      urgently increase the emergency release of food and other humanitarian supplies to refugees in remote areas of East Timor to prevent starvation; and

                                           ii.      urge all governments, the World Bank and the IMF to ensure that economic assistance to Indonesia supports democratic and economic reform;

(e)  commends the Australian Government for providing sanctuary to East Timorese refugees;

(f)   calls on the Australian Government to –

                                             i.      expand that sanctuary to East Timorese refugees who are being targeted by the Indonesian military and militias;

                                           ii.      suspend military co-operation with Indonesia;

                                          iii.      immediately cease its de jure recognition of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor;

                                          iv.      thank the East Timorese people for their great sacrifice and support during World War II and welcome the decision of the Indonesian Government in recognising the Referendum outcome, which granted autonomy and independence to East Timor; and

                                            v.      make a commitment to assisting reconstruction in East Timor.

Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 November.

 

17      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 3 be postponed until Thursday 18 November.

 

18      Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 12.29 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

19      Petition No 17

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

 

17   Mr Scalzi, from 543 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

20      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 


21      Member named

The Speaker named the Member for Ross Smith (Mr Clarke) for disregarding the authority of the Chair.

 

Member's explanation

The Honourable Member having made an explanation:

Ms Hurley moved - That the explanation be accepted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and negatived.

 

Mr Clarke then withdrew from the Chamber.

 

Member suspended

Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the Member for Ross Smith be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put and passed.

 

22      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

23      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) - 

      Ministerial Statement – National Driving Hours Regulations.

 

24      Public Works Committee - Report – Modbury Hospital Redevelopment – Status

Mr Lewis brought up the One Hundred and Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment – Status Report.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 190).

 

25      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Guardianship and Administration (Miscellaneous)

         Amendment Bill                                                                      Message No 9

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titiled an Act to amend the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 10 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Ms White, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 16 November.

 

26      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 2.

 


27      Yumbarra Conservation Park – Draft Proclamation - Mining - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Environment and Heritage – That this House requests His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 43(2) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 that declares that rights of entry, prospecting, exploration and mining under the Mining Act 1971 may be acquired and exercised in respect of that proportion of the Yumbarra Conservation Park being Section 457, north out of Hundreds, county of Way (Fowler); and that a message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting its concurrence thereto.

Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Hill, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 16 November.

 

28      Adjournment

         The Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.32 pm until Tuesday 16 November at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 17 November 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the One Hundred and Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment – Status Report be noted.

 

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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