No 13

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2002

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Matter of Privilege – Speaker’s Statement

The Speaker made a statement relating to the matter of privilege raised by the Member for Waite yesterday.

 

The Speaker stated that he was satisfied that the ministerial statement made by the Minister for Science and Information Economy (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) explaining her inadvertent misleading of the House was made at the earliest opportunity. The Speaker further stated that he was satisfied that the Minister did not deliberately mislead the House and that to the extent that the original statement was inaccurate it was minor and inadvertent.

 

The Speaker further stated that as the Member for Waite disclosed that he had copies of Cabinet documents he was seeking advice on this matter having regard to s17 (1) of the State Records Act 1997.

 

3       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

4       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (Hon J W Weatherill) –

               Outback Areas Community Development Trust – Report 2000-2001.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

7       Law Reform (Delay in Resolution of Personal Injury Claims) Bill

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the award of damages for the benefit of the dependants or the estate of a deceased person where a person against whom a claim for personal injury lies unreasonably delays resolution of the claim; to amend the Wrongs Act 1936 and the Survival of Causes of Action Act 1940 for that and other purposes.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

8       Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (On-line Services) Amendment Bill

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

9       Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Legal Services Commission Act 1977.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

10      Seeds Act Repeal Bill

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

         The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11      Education (Compulsory Education Age) 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.

         Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Social Justice (Hon S W Key), that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

12      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.56 pm until Wednesday at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 5 June 2002

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That this House -

(a) draws the attention of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (the “Commission”) to:

      (i) the Constitutional Convention proposed by the Government; and

      (ii) the likelihood that the Convention will make recommendations about the number of State districts;

(b) recommends that the Commission should complete its deliberations after-

      (i) the Convention has made its recommendations to Parliament; and

      (ii) the Parliament has deliberated upon such recommendations; and

(c) requests that the due diligence required of the Commission pursuant to section 82 (3) of the Constitution Act 1934 be interpreted in the context of the Government’s support for the Convention and its possible outcomes:


 

      and it is the opinion of this House that if the Commission’s deliberations are not unduly accelerated, more accurate and more current demographic information relating to population dispersal and trends potentially affecting the boundaries of the State districts will become available to the Commission late this year, which will enable the Commission to be better able to decide State district boundaries in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution Act.

 

Notice of Motion: Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -

 

Mr Snelling to move – That this House directs the Social Development Committee to conduct an inquiry and report on poverty and its causes in Adelaide’s disadvantages regions and in particular examine:

(i) intergenerational poverty and unemployment;

(ii) education and training opportunities in these regions.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY