No 13

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petitions Nos 18 to 21

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

 

18   Mr Hill, from 22 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reverse its decision to charge metropolitan rates for compulsory third party insurance for residents of Aldinga and Aldinga Beach.

 

19   Mr Scalzi, from 58 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

20   Hon R B Such, from 122 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to continue the Students with High Intellectual Potential programs at The Heights, Glenunga International School and Aberfoyle Park High School.

 

21   Hon R B Such, from 144 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to make travel subsidies available for students admitted to the High Intellectual Potential program.

 

3       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 4, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 25, 26, 40, 42 and 50 and a question without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

4       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      Ministerial Statement – Probity Auditor’s Contract

      Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment – Report, 1998-99

      Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment – South Australian Public Sector

            Workforce Information, 1998-99

 


By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Community Information Strategies Australia Inc (CISA) – Report, 1998-99

      Disability Information & Resources Centre Inc (DIRC) – Report, 1998-99

      HomeStart Finance – Report, 1998-99

      Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Inc – Report, 1998-99

      Ministerial Statement – Bus and Train Terminals.

      Office for the Ageing – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Museum Board – Report, 1998-99

 

      Road Traffic Act – Regulations –

            Clearways

            Road Rules – Readers Guide

 

By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

      Industrial Relations Advisory Committee – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) –

      Education Act – Regulations – Teachers Registration

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) –

      Arid Areas Water Resources Planning Committee – Report, 1998-99

      Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium – Report, 1998-99

      Clare Valley Water Resources Planning Committee – Report, 1998-99

      Eyre Region Water Resources Planning Committee – Report, 1998-99

      Mallee Water Resources Planning Committee – Report, 1998-99

      River Murray Catchment Water Management  Board – Report, 1998-99

      Water Well Drilling Committee – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) -

      Department of Correctional Services – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service – Report, 1998-99

      Department of Industry and Trade – Report, 1998-99

     

      Regulations under the following Acts –

            Emergency Services Funding – Remission of Levy

            Liquor Licensing – Dry Areas – Brighton.

 

5       Environment, Resources and Development Committee – Report – Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek

Mr Venning brought up the Thirty-Seventh Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 191).

 

6       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

7       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 2.

 


9       Government Business Enterprises (Competition)(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 7 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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.

 

10      Guardianship and Administration (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 20 agreed to.

                                                Schedule agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Scalzi reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

The Minister for Human Services moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

11      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         The Carriers Act Repeal Bill                                                   Message No 10

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to repeal The Carriers Act 1891, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

 

         Statutes Amendment (Visiting Medical Officers

         Superannuation) Bill                                                              Message No 11

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994 and the Superannuation  (Visiting Medical Officers) Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

12      Adjournment

         The Minister for Human Services moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 17 November 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate exploration for, and the recovery or commercial utilisation of, petroleum and certain other resources; to repeal the Petroleum Act 1940; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993.

 

The Minister for Industry and Trade to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995.

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Venning to move – That the Thirty-Seventh Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek be noted.

 

 

      For Thursday 18 November 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Mr Hill to move – That this House establish a Select Committee to consider and report on the following matters of importance in relation to the Murray River with particular reference to –

(a)     the state of the environment of the Murray River particularly as it affects South Australia and including –

                                                   i.environmental and economic flow management, and;

                                                 ii.riparian and flood plain management;

(b)     economic values and sustainability;

(c)     river regulation and State and Federal controls; and

(d)     any other relevant matters.

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Hon M D Rann to move – That this House notes the fundamental importance of the motor vehicle industry to the South Australian economy and the serious impact on the industry of a buyer’s strike in the period leading up to the introduction of the GST and urges the Federal Government, as a matter of urgency, to protect the immediate interests of the local motor vehicle industry by reducing the rate of wholesale sales tax on passenger motor vehicles to mirror the effect of the GST on retail prices.

 

Ms Key to move – That this House

(a)     calls on the Minister for Youth to immediately release the unedited version of the Review of the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia completed in April 1999;

(b)     condemns the Minister’s handling of the relationship between his Ministry and the State’s recognised Youth Affairs peak body; and

(c)     calls on the Government to end the uncertainty of YACSA’s funding beyond 30 June  2000 and to deliver on the Government’s election promise to provide ongoing core funding to the Council by approving a renewed triennial funding agreement without further delay.

 

Ms Breuer to move – That this House congratulates the management and staff of Spencer Institute of TAFE on winning the Australian National Training Authority’s Australian Training Provider of the Year on 11 November 1999 and recognises its outstanding success in best practice achievement in providing vocational education and training to regional South Australia.

 

Ms Ciccarello to move – That this House congratulates South Australian based company Leigh Warren and Dancers on winning the 1999 National Australian Dance Awards for best performance by a company and best choreography and further congratulates Delia Silvan for best performance by an individual dancer.

 

Mr De Laine to move – That this House calls on the Government to urgently review the existing use of A and B double road trains operating in the Adelaide metropolitan area with the view to restricting or preventing the use of these vehicles in areas where they cannot operate safely.

 

Hon M D Rann to move – That this House expresses its full confidence in Mr Ken MacPherson, the Auditor-General of South Australia, in rigorously pursuing his inquiries and making reports and recommendations as an independent officer of this Parliament.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY