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No. 13

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 1993

 

1    Meeting of House

 

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

 

2    Absence of Speaker

The Clerk informed the House that owing to absence overseas on Commonwealth Parliamentarv Association business the Speaker will not be able to attend the House.

 

3    Appointment of Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Premier (Hon F.T Blevins) moved - That pursuant to section 35 of the Constitution Act 1934 and Standing Order 18 the Honourable Member for Henley Beach (Mr Ferguson), Chairman of Committees take the Chair of this House as Deputy Speaker to fill temporarily the office and perform the duties of the Speaker during his absence on Commonwealth Parliamentary Association business. In the absence of any other nomination, Mr Ferguson was declared elected as Deputy Speaker.

 

4    Prayers

The Deputy Speaker (Mr Ferguson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

5    Messages from the Governor

The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

Land Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill Ä Recommending                      Message No. 4

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 Land Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill 1993.

Government House, 6 September 1993                      R. F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

Appropriation Bill Ä 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 Appropriation Bill 1993.

Government House, 6 September 1993                      R. F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

Assent to 8ills Message No. 6 The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session:

Government House, 6 September 1993                      R. F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

No. 65 of 1993 - An Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982.

No. 66 of 1993 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

 

 

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No. 67 of 1993 - An Act to approve and provide for carrying out an agreement entered into between the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia with regard to the water, land and other environmental resources of the Murray-Darling Basin; to repeal the Murray-Darling Basin Act 1983; and for other purposes. Government House, 6 September 1993

Government House, 6 September 1993                      R. F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

6    Petitions Nos 24 to 31

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

 

24 and 25 Mr Becker and Mrs Kotz from 1 014 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to re-introduce capital punishment for crimes of homicide.

 

26 Mrs Hutchison from 81 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide nursing services in Marla.

 

27 Mrs Kotz from 143 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase penalties for offenders convicted of child sexual abuse.

 

28 Mrs Kotz from 106 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase penalties for drug offenders.

 

29 Mr Such from 487 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to establish a Police Station at Aberfoyle Park.

 

30 Hon. J.P. Trainer from 135 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

Government to prosecute those identified as responsible for the losses of the State Bank Group.

 

31 Hon. D.C. Wotton from 550 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to re-route Panalatinga Road to preserve the Memorial Trees.

 

7    Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 2 to 11, 28, 36, 38, 53, 55 to 60, 62, G4 to 67, 70,

75, 76, 80, 83 to 85, 89 to 91 and a question without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

8    Papers The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) - Royal Commission into the State Bank of South Australia Ä Final Report

 

By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and (Hon. G.J. Crafter) –

Local Government Act - Memorandum of Lease - "Jolley's Boathouse”

Subordinate Legislation Act - Regulations - Postponement of Expiry

Urban Land Trust Act - Regulations  - Tea Tree Gully Land

Corporation – By-laws

Thebarton –

No. 2 - Streets and Public Places

No. 3 - Garbage Removal

No. 4 - Parklands

No. S - Caravans and Camping

No. 6 - Inflammable Undergrowth

No. 7 - Animals and Birds

No. 8 - Cats

No. 9 - Dogs

No.10 - Bees

 

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Murray Bridge

No. 1 - Permits and Penalties

No. 2 - Streets and Public Places

No. 3 - Taxis

No. 4 - Garbage Removal

No. 5 - Inflammable Undergrowth

No. 7 - Caravans and Camping

No. 8 - Dogs

No. 9 - Animals and Birds

No.10 - Insects

No.12 - Public Conveniences

District Council - 8yÄlaws - Yorketown - No. 10 - Moveable Signs

 

By the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

National Parks and Wildlife Act - Regulations - Camping and Entry Fees

South Australian Museum Act - Regulations - Revision and Consolidation

 

By the Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon. S.M. Lenehan)

Industrial and Commercial Training Act - Regulations - Trade Assistants, Labourers and Others

 

By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

Industrial Court and Commission of South Australia - Report, 1992-93

Regulations under the following Acts -

Construction Industry Long Service Leave - Corresponding Law - Queensland

Daylight Savings - Summer Time 1993-94

Government Management and Employment - Promotion Appeals Level

South Australian Health Commission Ä

Prescribed Hospitals

Private Hospitals Ä City of Hindmarsh and Woodville

 

By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) - Highways Act - Lease of Department of Road Transport Properties, 1992-93.

 

9    Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Leader of the Opposition to make a statement, forthwith.

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

 

     Leader of the Opposition - Statement

Hon. D.C. Brown, pursuant to order, then made a statement relating to the Royal Commission into the State Bank of South Australia Ä Final Report.

 

Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11   Grievance debate

The Deputy Premier proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

 

 


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12   Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

Pensioner Investment - Motion re                                    Message No. 13

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 the Legislative Council –

I  As a matter of urgency, expresses its grave concern at the adverse financial impact on thousands of South Australian pensioners holding certain financial investments resulting from Federal Parliament's amendments to Social Security and Veteran Affairs legislation, and calls on the Federal Parliament to enact repealing legislation.

II Directs the President to convey this Resolution to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Federal Opposition.

III   Resolves that a Message be sent to the House of Assembly transmitting the foregoing Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

Legislative Council, 26 August 1993                     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered - That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

Classification of Film for Public Exhibition (Arrangements with

Commonwealth) Amendment Bill                                  Message No. 14

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Classification of Films for Public Exhibition Act 1971, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 7 September 1993                   G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Bill read a first time,

Ordered - That the second reading of the Bill be taken into consideration on motion.

 

13   Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education - Interim Report

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education to be brought up.

The Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) brought up an Interim Report (Paper No. 174).

Ordered - That the Report be received.

The Minister of moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education be extended until Tuesday 16 November.

Question put and passed.

 

14   Appropriation Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

 

15   Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

Question put and passed.

 

16   Appropriation Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Such, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

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17   Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.31 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 8 September 1993

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move - That he leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the acquisition of certain land by the Corporation of the City of Mitcham; to provide for the consequences of the acquisition; and for other purposes.

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Oswald to move - That this Parliament congratulates the Crows, their coaching staff, officials and in particular the players for their magnificent win in their first A.F.L. elimination final at the M.C.G. on 5 September and proudly acknowledges their contribution to the standing of South Australia within the A.F.L. competition.

 

Mr Lewis to move - That this House acknowledges and commends the initiative taken by the District Council of Loxton in arranging for a community consultation today on the future of the railway lines and services in the Mallee and calls on the Speaker to communicate our support and best wishes to the District Council and the conference participants for their contribution to the development of better public understanding of the options for the future role and function of the rail network in the Mallee.

 

For Wednesday 6 October 1993

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Becker to move - That this House calls on the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to make available to Mr Bruce Yates of Lockleys ail documents held by the Department of Family and Community Services relating to the alleged child sexual abuse of his children Zoe and Angus.

 

For Wednesday 13 October 1993

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Meier to move Ä That this House congratulates the rural councillors of South Australia on the excellent assistance they are providing to the farming and rural communities during this rural crisis and urges both State and Federal Governments to provide every assistance necessary to ensure the councillors can continue their work and, where necessary, for the Governments to provide them with additional support services.

 

Present during the day Ä All the Members except Hon. N.T. Peterson, Mr Atkinson and Hon. T.H. Hemmings.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        D.M. Ferguson

                                                        DEPUTY SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY