No 13

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 1995

 

 

1††† Meeting of House

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

 

2††† Petitions Nos 38 to 44

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

 

38 The Premier (Hon D C Brown), from 30 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain public ownership, control and operation of the water supply and the collection and treatment of sewerage.

 

39 The Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker), from 1 144 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure Westbourne Park Primary School Oval is preserved for use by current and future residents.

 

40 Hon H Allison, from 21 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to stop any further reduction in the public education budget and provide sufficient funds to restore class sizes and curriculum choices to previous levels.

 

41 Mr Caudell, from 94 residents of South Australia, requesting that the† House urge the Government to install traffic lights at the intersection of Diagonal and Dunrobin Roads.

 

42 Mr Meier, from 662 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to introduce legislation establishing exploration licences for the Coober Pedy Proclaimed Precious Stones Field or legislation establishing 40 000 square metre opal development leases with an exclusion zone from a registered lease of only 500 metres.

 

43 Mr Quirke, from 148 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to restore School Service Officersís hours particularly at the Para Hills Junior Primary and Primary Schools to the level that existed when the Government assumed office.

 

44 Ms Stevens, from 3 409 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to privatise the management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

 

3††† Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.


4††† Paper

The Speaker laid on the Table:

 

Ombudsmanís Report, 1994-95

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 76).

 

5††† Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier -

††††††† Auditor-Generalís Department - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Deputy Premier -

††††††† Public Trustee - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Listening Devices Act, 1972 - Report on the Operation of, 1994-95

††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

†††††††††† Conveyancers - Educational Program

†††††††††† Second-hand Vehicle Dealers - Principle

Summary Offences Act - Road Block Establishment and Disaster Area Declarations - 1 July 1995 - † 30 September 1995

 

By the Treasurer (Hon S J Baker) -

††††††† South Australian Asset Management Corporation and its Controlled Entities - Report, 1994-95

††††††† ETSA Contributory and Non-Contributory Superannuation Schemes - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Treasury and Finance, Department of - Erratum - Report, 1994-95

††††††† South Australian Superannuation Board - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson) -

††††††† Australian Major Events - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development
(Hon J W Olsen) -

††††††† Libraries Board of South Australia - Report, 1994-95

††††††† South Australian Womenís Advisory Council - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

†††††††††† Harbors and Navigation - Restricted Areas - Thevenard

†††††††††† Motor Vehicles - Written Authorisation

†††††††††† Road Traffic - Clearways - North Terrace

 

By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations
(Hon J K G Oswald) -

††††††† Enfield General Cemetery Trust - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Local Government Act - Regulations - Parking - Spaces and Offences

††††††† By-laws - District Councils -

†††††††††† Eudunda -

††††††††††††† No 2 - Animals and Birds

††††††††††††† No 3 - Dogs

†††††††††† Tanunda -

††††††††††††† No 8 - Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads

 

By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon J K G Oswald) -

††††††† Racecourses Development Board - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon D S Baker) -

††††††† Pipelines Authority of South Australia - Report, 1994-95


By the Minister for Primary Industries (Hon D S Baker) -

††††††† Dairy Authority of South Australia - Report, 1994-95

††††††† South Australian Meat Corporation - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Australian Barley Board - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Soil Conservation Board - Report, 1994-95

††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

†††††††††† Fisheries - Rock Lobster

†††††††††† Stock - Identification by Tagging

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By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) -

††††††† Environment and Natural Resources, Department of - Report, 1994-95.

 

6††† Questions

†††† Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by five minutes.

†††† Questions without notice resumed.

 

7††† Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Assent to Bills†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Message No 2

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, viz:

No 68 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934

No 69 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988

No 70 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936

No 71 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971

No 72 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923

No 73 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953

No 74 of 1995 - An Act to repeal the War Terms Regulation Act 1920

No 75 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

†††† Government House, 14 November 1995††††††††††††††††††††† R F Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

8††† Speaker's Statement - Laptop Computers in Chamber

The Speaker made a statement as follows:

 

It is my intention to allow all Honourable Members the opportunity to bring laptop computers into the Chamber for use after 4.00 pm each sitting day.† Laptop computers should be used in such a manner that they do not interfere with other Members and are in no way disruptive to the proceedings of the House.† I will be interested in Members comments and will review the ruling when the House meets in the new year.

 

The New South Wales Speaker has allowed use of laptops in the Chamber and the Queensland Speaker has also taken similar action.

 

9††† Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.


10†† Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Motor Vehicles (Heavy Vehicles Registration Charges) Amendment Bill Message No 22

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Motor Vehicles (Heavy Vehicles Registration Charges) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

†††† Legislative Council, 26 October 1995††††††††††††† H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

11†† Housing Co-operatives (Housing Associations) 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.

 

12†† Telecommunications (Interception) (Miscellaneous) 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.

 

13†† Stamp Duties (Valuations - Objections and Appeals) 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.

 

14†† Superannuation (Contracting Out) 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 9 agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Title agreed to.

 

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†††† 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.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

15†† Friendly Societies (Miscellaneous) 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 3 agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Clause No 4 amended and agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Clauses Nos 5 to 14 agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Clause No 15 amended and agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Clauses Nos 16 to 39 agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††† New clause No 40 inserted.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Title agreed to.

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†††† 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.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

16†† Adjournment

The Treasurer moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.45 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 15 November 1995

Notices of Motion:† Government Business-

 

The Minister for Industrial Affairs to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 and the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994.

 

The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Fisheries (Gulf St. Vincent Prawn Fishery Rationalization) Act 1987.

 

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993.

 

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1990.

 

For Thursday 16 November 1995

††††††† Notices of Motion:† Other Motions-

 

Mrs Greig to move - That this House requests the Federal Government establish an Independent† Office of Commissioner for Children as per the Action for Children Policy Statement and the March 1994 discussion paper.

 

Ms Stevens to move - That this House requires the Minister for Health to establish forthwith an Independent Health Complaints Unit in accordance with his obligations under the Medicare Agreement.

 

Mrs Greig to move - That this House congratulate the Adelaide Grand Prix Board, organisers and officials, the Adelaide traders, CAMS, the taxi drivers, volunteers and residents for their efforts in making the EDS 1995 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix the grand finale event that will be remembered through out motor racing history.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G M Gunn

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY