No. 12

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Deputy Speaker (Mr M.J. Evans) took the

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petitions Nos 46 to 48

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

 

                46      Hon H. Allison, from 804 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge                              the Government to ban the use of monofilament gill nets in South Australian waters.

 

                47      Mr Blacker, from 582 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                               Government to upgrade the Freezers Road railway crossing at Port Lincoln.

 

                48      Mr Such, from 216 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to lower the age to 16 years at which a person is treated as an adult in criminal matters.

 

3              Answer to a question

                An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Deputy Speaker.

 

4              Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

5              Grievance debate

                The Deputy Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

6              Economic and Finance Committee - Report

                Mr Groom brought up the Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee relating

                    to an Inquiry into the Public Accountability of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board (Paper No.173).

                Ordered - That consideration of the Report be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 7                           October.

 

7              Legislative Review Committee - Minutes of Evidence

                Mr McKee brought up the Minutes of Evidence given before the Legislative Review

                    Committee on Corporation of Brighton By-law No.1 relating to Controlling of Foreshore and Rules of Court under the Magistrates Court Act relating to Civil Jurisdiction.

                Minutes received.

 

 

8              Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Sixteenth Report, 1992 of the Legislative Review

                    Committee.

                Report received.

 

9              Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be                            Orders of the Day for Wednesday 7 October.

 

10           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 and 2 be                    Notices of Motion for Wednesday 7 October.

 

11           Postponement of business

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

                    for Wednesday 7 October.

 

12           Poker Machines - Motion re

                Mr Lewis, having, by leave, amended the notice previously given, moved - That this House urges the Government to establish regulations which require licencees of premises in which poker machines and other electronic gaming machines are installed for public use, to ensure that the people who play them are not at risk of losing their family's house-keeping money or becoming bankrupt, and which require the licencee, if that happens, to:

                    1.  refund sufficient money of the player's losses to prevent his/her family becoming dependent on taxpayers through the welfare system; and

                    2.  pay an equal sum as a fine into a fund used to research the adverse consequences of

                               gambling and assist in ameliorating its effects in the community.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.B.C. Eastick, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 7

                    October.

 

13           Trade Policies - Motion re

                Mr Blacker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the corrupt trade

                    policies of the European Community and the United States, particularly the impact on Australian farmers of the United States dramatic extension of the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) for wheat; the increased use of other export subsidy programs such as for dairy products and extension of the EEP program to canned fruit and its possible extension to other grains and agricultural exports; the further reduction in Australian sugar access down to 97 000 from 168 000 tonnes two years ago and 800 000 tonnes ten years ago; the continued imposition of restrictive meat quotas which were "voluntarily" imposed half way through the year and the prospect of even earlier quotas next year; and

                    further this House calls on the US Government to delete from the EEP list those countries which are traditional Australian wheat markets and to provide fairer access for our agricultural products to the US market and also calls for renewed effort by all nations to make genuine progress with the trade negotiations of the GATT Uruguay Round.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned and resumed on                           motion.

 

14           Airline Tender Process - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brindal - That this

                    House instructs the Government that in the absence of a formalised tender process, its departmental officers and instrumentalities be required to use interstate airline carriers on an equitable and cost justified basis.

 

 

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Holloway moved to leave out all words after "use" and insert in lieu thereof the words

                    "airline carriers on a cost justified basis."

                Debate continued. 

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

15           Tram Barn A - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Dr Armitage - That this

                    House expresses its sincere and profound admiration at the dazzling display of political flexibility exhibited by the Minister for Environment and Planning, which, with respect to Hackney Tram Barn A, required her to adopt a position on 11 August 1992 totally opposite to her stance of the previous day.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Wednesday 14 October.

 

16           Select Committees - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings - That this House, while recognising the important role Select Committees have had and will continue to have in investigating matters of relevance to the House, is of the view that the recently established Standing Committees provide a unique opportunity for investigations to be undertaken on an ongoing basis without unnecessarily placing strains on Members' time and staff and other resources; and that a Message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting this Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday

                    7 October.

 

17           Rail Funding - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hutchison - That

                    this House congratulates both State and Federal Governments on the funding initiatives to enhance rail operations in South Australia, in particular, funding for refurbishment of the Indian Pacific passenger train and upgrading of both Port Augusta and Islington Railway Workshops.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Wednesday 7 October.

 

18           Suspension of Standing Orders

                Mr Blacker, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to

                    enable -

                    (a) the Order of the House postponing the adjourned debate on Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.2 to be rescinded; and

                    (b)     Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.2 to be further considered.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

                Recission of Order

                Mr Blacker then moved - That the Order of the House postponing the adjourned debate on Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.2 until Wednesday 7 October 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.

 

 

 

 

19           Trade Policies - Motion re

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.2 be now resumed.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

20           Suspension and resumption of sitting

                At 5.58 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                At 7.30 p.m. the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

21           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Controlled Substances (Classification of Offences)

                    Amendment Bill                                                                                              Message No.14

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled

                    an Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 9 September 1992                                                             G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Deputy Premier (Hon.F.T.Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister, without notice, then 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, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22           Fruit and Plant Protection Bill

                The Minister of Agriculture (Hon.L.M.F. Arnold), pursuant to notice, moved - That he

                    have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the protection of fruit and plants from disease; to repeal the Fruit and Plant Protection Act 1968, the Fruit and Vegetables (Prevention of Injury) Act 1927, the Fruit Fly Act 1947 and the Sale of Fruit Act 1915; to make consequential amendments to the Expiation of Offences Act 1987 and the Phylloxera Act 1936; and for other purposes.

                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 D.S. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorow.

 

23           South Australian Country Arts Trust Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the South Australian Country Arts Trust

                    Bill.

                The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon.S.M. Lenehan) moved - That this Bill be

                    now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.J.L. Cashmore, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

24           Appropriation Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Appropriation

                    Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

               

25           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Housing and Construction (Hon. M.K. Mayes) moved - That the time for                   moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

26           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Tobacco Products (Licensing) (Fees) Amendment Bill                               Message No. 15

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled

                    an Act to amend the Tobacco Products (Licensing) Act 1986, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 9 September, 1992                                                            G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Supply Bill (No.2)                                                                                Message No. 16

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled

                    an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1993, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 9 September 1992                                                             G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

27           Appropriation Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    tomorrow.

 

28           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.33 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 10 September 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Deputy Premier to move - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that

                the Attorney-General (Hon. C.J. Sumner), the Minister of Tourism (Hon. B.J. Wiese) and the Minister for the Arts and Cultural Heritage (Hon. J.A.W. Levy), 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.

 

 

                                                                      CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Contingently on the proposed payments for the departments and services contained in the

                Appropriation Bill being referred to Estimates Committees, Mr Groom will move - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable -

                (a)     the Committees to have power to send for persons, papers and records;

                (b)     the Committees to have power to inquire into the administration of any Statutory Authorities for which a Minister has any responsibility;  and

                (c)     the Committees to ask for explanations on matters relating to Estimates of Receipts.

 

 

For Wednesday 7 October 1992

                    Notices of Motion: Committees/Regulations -

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Probate

                Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences Act 1953 relating to

                Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation Fees made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the District Court Act 1991 relating to Court and

                Transcript Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 relating to Court,

                Transcript and Bailiff Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Sheriff's Act 1978 relating to Court and

                Bailiff Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and

                Transcript Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

                    Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Venning to move - That this House notes the change of name of the United Farmers and

                Stockowners of South Australia to the South Australian Farmers Federation and wishes that organisation every success in the future.

 

Mr Venning to move - That this House urges the Federal Government to continue underwriting

                the borrowings of the Australian Wheat Board to enable it to continue to make "first payments" to Australian wheat growers.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. N.T. Peterson and Hon. P.B. Arnold.

 

 

 

               

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                                M.J. Evans

                                                                                                                                                                DEPUTY SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY