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                                                                                               No. 14

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                         TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER 1991

 

 

1              Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

2              Messages from the Governor

                The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

               

                Goods Securities (Highways Fund) Amendment Bill -

                    Recommending                                                Message No. 9

                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 Goods Securities (Highways Fund) Amendment Bill 1991.

                Government House, Adelaide, 8 October 1991              R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

                Assent to Bills                                                     Message No. 10

                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:

                No. 36 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Holiday Act 1910.

                No. 37 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Clean Air Act 1984.

                Government House, Adelaide, 8 October 1991              R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 3             Death of Hon. J. Steele

                The Premier (Hon. J.C. Bannon), by leave, without notice, moved - That this House

                    expresses its regret at the recent death of Hon. Joyce Steele, former Member of the House of Assembly and Minister of the Crown and places on record its appreciation of her meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to her memory the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                And being supported by Mr D.S. Baker, Hon. B.C. Eastick, Mr Ingerson, the Minister

                    of Mines and Energy (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder), Hon. J.L. Cashmore, Hon. J.P. Trainer, Hon E.R. Goldsworthy and the Speaker:

                Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

 4             Suspension and resumption of sitting

                At 2.25 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                At 2.35 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.


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  5            Petitions Nos 54 to 82

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                    presentation:

 

                54 to 70  The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter), the Minister of Labour (Hon.

                    R.J. Gregory), the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann), Hon. H. Allison, Messrs Atkinson, S.J. Baker and Blacker, Hon. J.L. Cashmore, Hon. B.C. Eastick, Messrs Ferguson, Gunn, Hamilton, Heron, and Holloway, Hon. J.P. Trainer, Mr Venning and Hon. D.C. Wotton from 935 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                71 to 74  The Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder), Mr Hamilton,

                    Hon. J.P. Trainer and Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 480 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide for the administration of coin operated gaming machines in licensed clubs and hotels by the Liquor Licensing Commission and the Independent Gaming Corporation.

 

                75  Hon. H. Allison, from 77 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to review the policy on the provision of heating appliances in Housing Trust dwellings.

 

                76  Hon. H. Allison, from 76 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to ensure that South Australia is not disadvantaged by national road and rail transport agreements.

 

                77  Mr Atkinson, from 590 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government not to close the Allenby Gardens Primary School.

 

                78  Mr Atkinson from 80 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to defend the intent of the Licensing Act against attempts to restrict the trading hours of the Brompton Park Hotel.

 

                79 and 80  Mr Becker and Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 1 043 residents of South Australia,

                    requesting that the House urge the Government to revert to the previous water-rating system.

 

                81  Mr Meier, from 1 856 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to reinstate the ban on netting in waters greater than two metres deep and close Hardwicke Bay to prawn boat operators.

 

                82  Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 24 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to take a more active approach to environmental problems.

 

 6             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 26, 27, 49, 59,

                    60, 75, 90, 95, 99, 101, 108, 109, 111, 114, 115 and 122 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 7             Register of Members' Interests - Statement

                The Speaker laid on the Table the Statement from the Registrar of Members' Interests,

                    1990-91.

                Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 133).


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 8             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Treasurer (Hon. J.C. Bannon) -

                    Parliamentary Superannuation Scheme - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Health (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) -

                    Dental Board of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

                    Chiropractors Act 1979 - Regulations - Renewal Fee.

                    Controlled Substances Act 1984 - Regulations -

                          Cannabis.

                          Injecting Equipment.

                    Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 - Regulations - Prescription of Diseases.

                    South Australian Health Commission Act 1976 - Regulations -

                          Recognised Hospital Fees - Glenside and Hillcrest.

                          Recognised Hospitals - Compensable Patients - South Australian Mental Health

                           Service.

                          Auditor-General Prescribed Hospitals - South Australian Mental Health Service.

                    Medical Board of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Agriculture (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) -

                    Metropolitan Milk Board - Report, 1990-91.

                    Soil Conservation Council - Report, 1990-91.

                    Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

                    Metropolitan Milk Supply Act 1946 - Regulations - Milk Prices.

 

                By the Minister of Education -

                    Fences Act 1975 - Regulations - Exemption of Land.

 

                By the Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                    Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Board - Report, 1990-91.

                    Department of Road Transport -

                          Report, 1990-91.

                          Approval to Lease Properties, 1990-91.

                    State Transport Authority - Report, 1990-91.

                    Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Act 1956 - Applications to Lease -

                          28 August.

                          11 September.

                          25 September.

 

                By the Minister of Finance (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                    Land Tax Act 1936 - Regulations - Land Agents Enquiry Fees.

                    Stamp Duties Act 1923 - Regulations - Building Societies.

 

                By the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) representing the

                 Minister of Housing and Construction (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                    South Australian Department of Housing and Construction - Report, 1990-91.

                    State Supply Board - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister for Environment and Planning representing the Minister of Recreation

                 and Sport (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -   

                    Racing Act 1976 - Greyhound Racing Board Rules - Registration.

 


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                By the Minister for Environment and Planning -

                    Adelaide Festival Centre Trust - Report, 1990-91.

                    South Australian Museum Board - Report, 1990-91.

                    State Opera of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

                    State Theatre Company - Report, 1990-91.

                    South Australian Waste Management Commission - Report, 1990-91.

                    Planning Act 1982 - Regulations - Development Control - Land Fill.

 

                By the Minister of Emergency Services -

                    Summary Offences Act 1953 - Regulations - Cyclist Helmets.

 

                By the Minister of Mines and Energy -

                    Pipelines Authority of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

 

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

                    Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 - Regulations -

                          Logging.

                          Commercial Safety - Health and First Aid.

                          Industrial Safety - Health and First Aid.

                          Construction Safety - Health and First Aid.

 

                By the Minister of Marine (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                    Boating Act 1974 - Regulations -

                          Fees.

                          Hire and Drive.

                          Blanchetown Zoning.

                    Harbors Act 1936 - Regulations -

                          Speed Limits in Harbors.

                          Fees.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education -

                    Local Government Finance Authority - Report, 1990-91.

                    Office of Tertiary Education - Report, 1990-91.

                    Parks Community Centre - Report, 1990-91.

                    West Beach Trust - Report, 1990-91.

                    Department of Employment and Technical and Further Education - Corporate

                     Review and Report, 1990.

                    The University of Adelaide -

                          Report, 1990.

                          Statutes.

                    Local Government Finance Authority Act 1983 - Regulations - Local Government

                     Training and Authority.

                    Corporation of Henley and Grange By-law - No. 14 - Liquor Control.

                    District Council of Yankalilla - By-laws -

                          No. 17 - Vehicles on the Foreshore.

                          No. 20 - Motor Boats.

                          No. 27 - Fences and Hedges.

                          No. 28 - Caravans.

                          No. 30 - Tents.

                          No. 31 - Animals and Birds.

                    Health Sciences Education Review - Report, September 1991.


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 9             Privilege - Speaker's Statement

                The Speaker made the following statement:

                "I allege that the Member for Hayward is in contempt of the House in that during

                    Estimates Committee `A' on Thursday 19 September he said the following in a question to the Minister of Education:

                          "Three weeks ago senior sources in the Education Department privately confirmed that the Premier had done a deal with the Independent Member for Semaphore to ensure his support in the critical no-confidence motion moved against the Government."

                This related to the proposed closure of schools on the LeFevre Peninsula.

                    I find the allegation that in effect my vote can be bought to be not only personally repugnant but has the effect of bringing the Office of Speaker into disrepute.

 

                Member's explanation

                The Honourable Member made an explanation.

                The Speaker then ruled that a prima facie breach of privilege had occurred.

 

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That this House finds the Member

                    of Haywood guilty of contempt.

                Debate ensued.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved to leave out all words after the word "That" and insert in lieu

                    thereof the following words "this matter be referred to a Privileges Committee".

                Debate continued.

 

                Leave to continue remarks refused.

                Mr S.G. Evans, having asked leave to continue his remarks and objection being taken:

                Debate continued.

                Question put.

                House divided (No. 1):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. T. Chapman

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

       Noes, 22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. D.J. Hopgood (Teller)

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                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the

                    Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.

                House divided (No. 2):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood  (Teller)

        Noes, 22.

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. T. Chapman

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the

                    Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the Member for Haywood be suspended from the

                    service of the House.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved - To leave out all words after the word "be" and insert in lieu

                    thereof the word "reprimanded".

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


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                    House divided (No. 3):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. T. Chapman

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

       Noes, 22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. D.J. Hopgood (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the

                    Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.


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                House divided (No. 4):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood     (Teller)

        Noes, 22.

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. T. Chapman

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the

                    Ayes.

                So it passed in the affirmative.

                The Honourable Member for Haywood then withdrew from the Chamber.

 

10           Privilege

                Mr S.J. Baker raised as a matter of privilege remarks attributed to the Member for

                    Walsh (Hon. J.P. Trainer) about matters relating to the Members for Elizabeth and Semaphore.

                The Speaker ruled that no prima facie breach had occurred.

 

11           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

12           Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the time allotted for the completion of the -

                    Appropriation Bill;

                    Pay-Roll Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;  and

                    Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 10 October.

                Question put and passed.


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13           Correctional Services (Drug Testing) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Correctional Services (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved -

                    That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982.

                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 Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14           Goods Securities (Highways Fund) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Finance pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to

                    introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Goods Securities Act 1986.

                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 Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

15           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Geographical Names Bill                                  Message No. 11

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                    titled an Act to regulate the practice of naming geographical places; to repeal the Geographical Names Act 1969; and for other purposes, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 12 September 1991                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                             Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

                No. 1     Page 2, line 11 (clause 4) - Strike out "or".

                No. 2     Page 2 (clause 4) - After line 12 insert the following:-

                               "or

                               (d) a place prescribed by regulation."

                No. 3     Page 2, lines 13 to 16 (clause 4) - Leave out these lines.

                No. 4     Page 4, line 4 (clause 8) - After "Surveyor-General" insert "and the Committee".

                                                                        C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

                Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on motion.

 

16           Select Committee on the Abalone Industry

                Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the Report of the Select Committee on

                    the Abalone Industry.

                Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday 16

                    October.

 

17           Select Committee on the Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery

                Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the Report of the Select Committee on

                    the Gulf St Vincent Prawn Fishery.

                Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Tuesday 22

                    October.


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18           Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B - Reports

                Order of the Day for the bringing up of the Reports of Estimates Committees A and B.

                Mr M.J. Evans brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A.

                Ordered - That the Report be received.

                Mr M.J. Evans brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee A.

                Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and

                    Proceedings.

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates

                    Committee B.

                Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and

                    Proceedings.

 

                The Minister of Education moved - That the proposed expenditures referred to

                    Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

                Debate ensued.

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

 

19           Adjournment

                The Minister of Emergency Services moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 10.20 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

                                                           MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 9 October

                Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Agriculture to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to

                amend the Dried Fruits Act 1934.

 

The Minister of Mines and Energy to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act

                to amend the Petroleum Act 1940.

 

 

For Thursday 24 October

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House condemns the Government for its disregard of the

                misery caused by its economic policies and financial negligence and demands that it give prime consideration to the future of South Australian business in order to provide jobs.

 

For Thursday 31 October

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - That this House congratulates KESAB for 25 wonderful years

                of keeping South Australia beautiful.

 

                                                                                                                      


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Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

 

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

 

                Division No. 1 -         

                    Ayes -    Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes -    Hon. H. Allison.

 

                Division No. 2 -

                    Ayes -    Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes -    Hon. H. Allison.

 

                Division No. 3 -

                    Ayes -    Hon. H. Allison.

                    Noes -    Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

                Division No. 4 -

                    Ayes -    Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes -    Hon. H. Allison.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY