No. 13

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                ____________

 

 

                           THURSDAY 24 MARCH 1994

 

 

 1   Meeting of House

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

 

 2   Postponement of business

     Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 13 be  Notices of Motion for Thursday 14 April.

 

 3   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 April.

 

 4   Lottery and Gaming (Two up on Anzac Day) 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.

    

                                In Committee

                        Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

                                ____________

 

     The House having resumed:

     Hon. H. Allison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

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

     Debate ensued.

     Question put.


     House divided (No. 1):

    

              Ayes, 17.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Clarke

         Mr Condous

         Mr DeLaine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Grieg

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Lewis

         Ms Penfold

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Scalzi

         Mr Wade

         Mr Atkinson (Teller)

        

            Noes, 20.

 

         Hon. H. Allison

         Mr Andrew

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Evans

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Mrs Kotz (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

 

 5   Postponement of business

     Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 14 April.

 

 6   Bushfire Fighters - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Quirke -  That this House congratulates those members of the CFS and MFS who recently fought bushfires in New South Wales and recognizes the contribution of all those other firefighters who remained in South Australia during this period minding the "fort".

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Emergency Services (Hon. W.A. Matthew), that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 14 April.

 

 7   Industry Statement - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Foley - That this House urges the Federal Government to ensure that their forthcoming Industry Statement contains the following:

        (a)  Industry Development Plans in industries that can be internationally competitive and maximise returns;

        (b)  boost in emphasis of Government purchasing policy towards imports substitution;

        (c)  improved access to finance for small and medium sized businesses;

        (d)  a continued export facilitation push into Asia; and

        (e)  special assistance to regional Australia,

        and this House also cautions the Federal Government against accepting the principles of the recently released Green Paper on Employment Opportunities which state industry policy should swing towards addressing market failures rather than developing plans for particular sectors.

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 14 April.

 

 8   Medicare Agreement - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning - That this House deplores the terms of the Medicare agreement with the Commonwealth Government signed by the previous Minister of Health, in particular the requirement that the public/private ratio in public hospitals be maintained at the 1991 level and, noting with satisfaction the moves now made by the present Minister to alleviate such problems as long waiting lists, this House urges the Minister to negotiate with the Federal Government to ensure terms more in line with the reality of what the people of South Australia, and especially those in country areas, require of their hospital system.

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 14 April.

 

 9   Country Members Accommodation Allowance - Resolution re

     Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Message from the Legislative Council.

 

     Country Members Accommodation Allowance - Resolution re       Message No. 14

     MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that it has passed the Resolution transmitted herewith, and desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly thereto.

 

                           Resolution referred to

        That -

        (a)  in view of allegations of impropriety having been made against a former Member of the Legislative Council in relation to claims for living-away-from-home allowances and observations having been made about claims for these allowances by other Members of Parliament; and

        (b)  noting that the Auditor-General already examines claims as part of his annual audit of the accounts of the Legislature, and that the Premier has already requested the Remuneration Tribunal to examine claims for certain allowances by Members,

        the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly

        (a)  support the Auditor-General, as part of his audit function examining such claims in both the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly, the basis of them and the authority for such payments;

        (b)  support the request to the Remuneration Tribunal to examine whether its determination in relation to living-away-from-home allowances requires and is capable of greater definition.

     Legislative Council, 23 March 1994                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 14 April.

 

10   Suspension of Standing Orders

     The Minister for Industrial Affairs (Hon. G.A. Ingerson), without notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Government Business to be considered until 1.00 p.m.

     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 Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 1 and 2 to be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3.

 

12   Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Administration) Amendment Bill

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

 

                                In Committee

                        Clause No. 6 further considered.

 

     To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                ____________


     The House having resumed:

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

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

 

13   Message from the Governor

     The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

     Industrial and Employee Relations Bill - Recommending         Message No. 5

     The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Industrial and Employee Relations Bill 1994.

     Government House, 24 March 1994                   R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

14   Petition No. 34

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

 

     34 Mr Wade, from 102 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support the approval of the City of Marion Horse Industry Supplementary Development Plan.

 

15   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

16   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

17   Wills (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

     Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

18   Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

     Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

     The Deputy Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

19   Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Administration) Amendment Bill

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

 

                                In Committee

                        Clause No. 6 further considered.

     Question - That the clause, as amended, be agreed to -  put


     Committee divided (No. 2):

    

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clauses Nos 7 and 8 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 9 read.

     Question put.

    


     Committee divided (No. 3):

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

    

 

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 10 read.

     Question put.

    


     Committee divided (No. 4):

 

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 11 to 15 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 16 amended and agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 17 to 19 agreed to.

     The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved to insert new claise 19a as follows:

     19A. Amendment of third schedule  The third schedule to the principal Act is amended -

     (a)     by inserting the following sentence after the first sentence of clause 2:

        However, in the case of hearing loss, compenstaion is noy payable by referene to this schedule unless the percentage loss of hearing exceeds 5%.; and

     (b)     by inserting the following sentence after the first sentence in clause 4:

        However, a percentage loss of hearing is to be determined in accordance with the principles set out in the report entitled Improved Procedure for Determining Percentage Loss of Hearing published by the National Acoustic Laboratories and dated January 1988 (ISBN 0 644 06884 1).

     Question - That new clause No. 19a be inserted - put.


     Committee divided (No. 5):

 

              Ayes, 28.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause No. 20 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 21 read.

     The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved on page 12, lines 7 and 8 to leave out subclause (2) and insert in lieu thereof the following:

     (2)     However -

        (a)  the amendments made by sections 8, 9 and 10 of this Act apply both prospectively and retrospectively; and

        (b)  the amendments made by section 19A apply to any claim for compensation for hearing loss made on or after 23 March 1994.

     Question - that the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 6):

 

              Ayes, 28.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Ms Penfold

         Mrs Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mrs Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was passed in the affirmative.

                        Clause as amended, agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

                                ____________

 

     The House having resumed:

     Hon. H. Allison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

     The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved - That the Bill be read a third time.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put.

    


     House divided (No. 7):

 

              Ayes, 27.

 

         Hon. H. Allison

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Mrs Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mrs Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

20   Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Administration) 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.

    

                                In Committee

                        Clauses Nos 1 to 12 agreed to.

                        New Clause No. 12a inserted.

                        Clauses Nos 13 to 28 agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

                                ____________

 

     The House having resumed:

     Hon. H. Allison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

     The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved - That the Bill be read a third time.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put.


     House divided (No. 8):

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Hon. H. Allison

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Mrs Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Tiernan

         Mr Venning

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 6.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mrs Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

21   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 5.51 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

                                ____________

 

                     MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 14 April 1994

     Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mr Lewis to move - That this House congratulates the Minister for Transport for her commitment to review the procedures which must be undertaken by people living in rural areas more than 20 kms from a Motor Registration Division photo point for the purpose of obtaining a photograph for their drivers licence and urges the Division to make the photo kit more readily available for use by accredited local photographers doing so, using very stringent subject identification criteria.

 

Mr Lewis to move - That this House requests the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to immediately examine the benefits to be derived by having access to the use of a Canadair CL 415 water-bombing firefighter amphibious aircraft or similar large capacity high performance aircraft and examine ways of financing and effectively sharing the costs associated with the purchase of such equipment; and report to the House before the end of October 1994.

 

                                ____________

 

 

     Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen, Hon. D.C. Wotton and Mrs Hall.

 

 

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

 

     Division No. 1

        Ayes - Mr Cummins.

        Noes - Mr Leggett.

 

     Division No. 2

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Messrs Atkinson and Foley and Mrs Hurley.

 

     Division No. 3

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Messrs Atkinson and Foley and Mrs Hurley.

 

     Division No. 4

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Messrs Atkinson and Foley and Mrs Hurley.

 

     Division No. 5

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Messrs Atkinson and Foley and Mrs Hurley.

 

     Division No. 6

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Messrs Atkinson and Foley and Mrs Hurley.

 

     Division No. 7

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Hon. M.D. Rann and Messrs Atkinson and Foley.

 

     Division No. 8

        Ayes - Hon. D.C. Brown, Hon. J.W. Olsen and Hon. D.C. Wotton.

        Noes - Hon. M.D. Rann and Messrs Atkinson and Foley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G.M. Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK