No 12

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Historic Steam Trains and Tramways - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to –

(a)           take action in securing the long term future of South Australia’s Historic Steam Trains and Tramways with the provision of affordable insurance coverage from the Motor Accident Commission, the South Australian Government Captive Insurance Corporation or similar provider;

(b)           investigate the feasibility of an annual two week Historic Steam Train and Tramway Festival managed by Australian Major Events and promoted to interstate, intrastate and overseas visitors; and

(c)           recognise that a vibrant Historic Steam Train and Tramway Industry is vital to regional tourism.

         Debate ensued.

         The Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after “Government to” and inserting -:

a)             secure the future of South Australia’s Historic Steam Trains and Tramways by working with them to enable the provision of affordable insurance cover;

b)             investigate the feasibility of further Historic Steam Train and Tramway Festivals; and

c)             recognise that a sustainable Historic Steam Trains and Tramways industry is an important contributor to cultural and regional tourism.

Debate resumed.

Mr Meier, moved to amend the amendment to the motion by inserting the following:

d)      consider all options for affordable insurance including the viability and desirability of using the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) or South Australian Insurance Commission (SAICORP) or off-shore non Australian Prudential and Regulatory Authority (APRA) approved insurers if commercial insurance fails.

Debate ensued.

Question – That the amendment to the amendment be agreed to – put.

        

         House divided (No 1):

 

            Ayes, 17

           Noes, 22

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Ms Breuer

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon K O Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Hon R G Kerin

Hon J D Hill

Hon D C Kotz

Hon S W Key

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Koutsantonis

Dr McFetridge

Ms Maywald

Mrs Redmond

Mr R J McEwen

Mr Venning

Mr O'Brien

Mr Williams

Ms Rankine

Mr Meier (Teller)

Hon L Stevens

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

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

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

 

3       ETSA power pole infrastructure - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House calls on the Government to –

(a)               to take action to ensure that ETSA removes all power poles for which Development Assessment Commission approval was  required but not given;

(b)               consult with councils and communities regarding their concerns that ETSA, in conjunction with Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Ltd, are erecting infrastructure in the metropolitan area which is in excess of current electricity distribution needs; and

(c)               reveal how much Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Ltd has paid ETSA to create this additional infrastructure.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Hamilton-Smith, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 23 October.

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4       Petitions Nos 20 to 23

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

 

20   Ms Maywald, from 1947 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to undertake a review of the methodology used to elect Councillors and Mayors to Local Government.

 

21, 22 and 23    Ms Chapman, Hon W A Matthew and Hon D C Kotz, from 178 residents of South Australia requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately withdraw the trial of the Sexual Health and Relationship Education Program, developed by SHINE, from all 14 participating schools, pending professional assessment and endorsement.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Energy Consumers’ Council – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Forests (Hon R J McEwen) –

      Forestry SA – South Australian Forestry Corporation – Report 2002-2003.

 

7       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

 

 

8       National Electricity (South Australia) (New Penalty) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Energy, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         The Minister for Energy, moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon W A Matthew, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 20 October.

 

9       Cooper Basin (Ratification) 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.

 

10      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

11      Address in Reply - Presentation

The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor would be prepared to receive the House for the purpose of presenting the Address in Reply at 4.15 pm today.

The Speaker, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply and other Members, then proceeded to Government House for the purpose of presenting the Address:

 

On his return, the Speaker informed the House that, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply to the Governor's Deputy’s Opening Speech and by other Members, he had proceeded to Government House and had there presented to Her Excellency the Address adopted by the House on 22 September, to which Her Excellency had been pleased to make the following reply:

 

The Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly –

Thank you for the Address-in-Reply to the Speech with which the Governor’s Deputy opened the Third Session of the Fiftieth Parliament

I am confident that you will give your best consideration to all matters placed before you.

I pray for God’s blessing upon your deliberations.

M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

12      Adjournment

House adjourned at 4.58 pm until Monday 20 October at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Premier (Hon M D Rann), Mrs Penfold and Mr Scalzi.

 

 

         The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Mrs Hall, Mrs Penfold and Mr Scalzi.

               Noes – The Premier (Hon M D Rann), Mr Rau and Mr Snelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY