No. 14

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                          WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Assent to Bills                                                                                                     Message No. 8

                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. 43 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

                No. 44 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

                No. 45 of 1992 - An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account

                    for the financial year ending on 30 June 1993.

                No. 46 of 1992 - An act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1985.

                No. 47 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Tobacco Products (Licensing) Act 1986.

                No. 48 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Debits Tax Act 1990.

                No. 49 of 1992 - An Act to provide for and regulate the supply and operation of gaming

                    machines; and for other purposes.

                Government House, Adelaide, 7 October 1992                                               R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 3             Petitions Nos 58 to 63

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

 

                58      Mr S.J. Baker, from 136 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to prevent the destruction of trees at the proposed new car park and building site at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide.

 

                59      Mr Becker, from 86 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                  Government to ensure that the curfew at Adelaide Airport is maintained.

 

                60      Mr Becker, from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to stop reduced standards being created by publishers of posters and magazines debasing women.

 

                61      Mr Becker, from 97 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                  Government to reinstate bus route nos 263, 266 and 269 on Sundays.

 

                62      Mr Lewis, from 775 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                  Government to deploy more Police in Murray Bridge.

 

 

                63      Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 208 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House                  urge the Government to retain the Aldgate Campus of the Mount Barker TAFE.

 

 4             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 4, 8, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26, 30, 36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 49, 55, 60, 63, 78, 80, 86, 95, 96, 104 to 106, 110 to 114, 116 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5             Ombudsman's Report

                The Speaker laid on the Table the Report of the Ombudsman, 1991-92.

                Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 76).

 

 6             Joint Parliamentary Service Committee - Report

                The Speaker laid on the Table the Report of the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee,                       1991-92.

 

 7             Registrar of Members' Interest - Statement

                The Speaker laid on the Table the Statement from the Registrar of Members' Interests,                         1992.

                Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 133).

 

 8             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

               

                By the Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) -

                    Government Management Board - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                    Casino Supervisory Authority - Report, 1991-92.

                    Parliamentary Superannuation Scheme - Report, 1991-92.

                    State Bank of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations

                    (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                Enfield General Cemetery Trust - Report, 1991-92.

                Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                Totalisator Agency Board - Report, 1991-92.

                District Council By-laws -

                    Mount Barker - No. 29 - Animal Drawn Vehicles.

                    Rocky River -

                          No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

                          No. 2 - Streets and Public Places.

                          No. 3 - Dogs.

                          No. 4 - Bees.

                          No. 5 - Animals and Birds.

 

                By the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                    Art Gallery of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                    Department of Environment and Planning - Report, 1991-92.

                    History Trust of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                    South Australian Museum Board - Report, 1991-92.

                    Commercial and Private Agents Act 1986 - Regulations - Grand Prix Security Guards                                        Licensing.

                    Survey Act 1992 - General Regulations.

 

 

                By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                    South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service - Report, 1991-92.

                    South Australian State Emergency Service - Report, 1991-92.

 

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

                    Summary Offences Act 1953 - Regulations - Graffiti Implements.

 

                By the Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

                    Murray Darling Basin Commission - Report, 1990-91.

                    Pipelines Authority of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety 

                    (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 - Code of Practice for Manual                  Handling.

                Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Regulations - Claims and                     Registration.

 

                By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                    Marine Act 1936 - Regulations - Qualifications, Crewing - Commercial Vessels                   (Amendment).

 

                By the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) -

                    Dental Board of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                    Lyell McEwin Health Services Superannuation Fund - Report, 1990-91.

                    Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 - Report on Administration of, 1991-92.

                    Controlled Substances Act 1984 - Regulations - Cannabis Offences -

                          Number of Plants.

                          Revocation.

                    Medical Practitioners Act 1983 - Regulations - Registration Fees.

                    South Australian Health Commission Act 1976 - Regulations - Mental Health Fees.

                    Controlled Substances - Declared Prohibited Substances (Amendment).

 

                By the Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) -

                    Department of Woods and Forests - Report, 1991-92.

 

 9             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Seventeenth Report, 1992, of the Legislative Review                    Committee.

                Report received and read as follows:

                The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative            Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken on these matters and it is necessary for Notices of Motion for disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

                Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to the                      Regulations the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                Regulations referred to:

                National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 - Regulations - Native Fauna Fees.

                Optometrists Act 1920 - Regulations - General - Optometrists and Optical Dispensers.

                Fisheries Act 1982 - Regulations -

                    Licence Fees -

                          River Fisheries.

                          Prawn Fisheries.

                          Miscellaneous.

                          Lakes and Coorong Fisheries.

                          Abalone Fisheries.

 

 

                          General.

                          Fish Processors.

                    Licence Transfer and Fees - Marine and Scalefish Fisheries.

                    Licence Fees and Pot Allocation - Rock Lobster Fisheries.

                District Court Act 1991 - Regulations  - Court and Transcript Fees.

                Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Regulations - Court Transcript and Bailiff Fees.

                Sheriff's Act 1978 - Regulations - Court and Bailiff Fees.

                Supreme Court Act 1935 - Regulations -

                    Court and Transcript Fees.

                    Probate Fees.

 

10           Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Eighteenth Report, 1992, of the Legislative Review Committee.

                Report received.

 

11           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

12           Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

13           Suspension of Standing Orders

                Mr Brindal, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion, forthwith.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

                Vietnam War - Motion re

                Mr Brindal then moved - That this House commends those associated with the conception, design and construction of the Vietnam War Memorial, acknowledges the debt which this Nation owes to those who served and suffered in that conflict and honours particularly the 504 Australians who paid the supreme sacrifice while serving their country.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

14           Chairman of Committees

                The Speaker advised he had received a letter from Hon. M.J. Evans resigning as Chairman                                 of Committees following his appointment to the Ministry.

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), by leave, moved - That Mr Ferguson be appointed Chairman of Committees of the whole House for the rest of this Parliament.

                Question put and passed.

 

15           Economic and Finance Committee - Substitution of Members

                The Speaker advised that following their appointment to the Ministry, Hon. T.R. Groom and Hon. M.J. Evans were no longer Members of the Economic and Finance Committee.  He also has received a letter from Mr Ferguson resigning from the Committee.

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Mr Holloway, Mrs Hutchison and Mr Quirke be appointed to the Economic and Finance Committee in place of Mr Ferguson, resigned Hon. M.J. Evans and Hon. T.R. Groom.

                Question put and passed.

 

 

 

 

 

16           Social Development Committee - Substitution of Members

                The Speaker advised that he had received letters from Messrs Holloway and Quirke                            resigning from the Social Development Committee.

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Messrs Atkinson and Heron be appointed to                                 the Social Development Committee in place of Messrs Holloway and Quirke, resigned.

                Question put and passed.

 

17           Standing Orders Committee - Substitution of Member

                The Speaker advised that he had received a letter from Hon. M.J. Evans resigning from the                                Standing Orders Committee.

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Mr Atkinson be appointed to the Standing                     Orders Committee in place of Hon. M.J. Evans, resigned.

                Question put and passed.

 

18           Printing Committee - Substitution of Member

                The Speaker advised that he had received a letter from Hon. M.J. Evans resigning from the                                Printing Committee.

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Mr Holloway be appointed to the Printing                       Committee in place of Hon. M.J. Evans, resigned.

                Question put and passed.

 

19           University of Adelaide - Election to Council

                The Speaker advised he had received a letter from Hon. M.J. Evans resigning from the                        University of Adelaide Council.

                The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Hon. J.C. Bannon be elected to the                    Council of the University of Adelaide in place of Hon. M.J. Evans, resigned.

                Question put and passed.

 

20           Limitation of debate

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

                          Appropriation Bill;

                          Pay-roll Tax (Exemptions) Amendment Bill;

                          Land Tax (Rates) Amendment Bill;

                          States Lotteries (Soccer Pools & Others) Amendment Bill;

                          Business Franchise (Petroleum Products) (Fees) Amendment Bill; and

                          South Australian Country Arts Trust Bill,

                    be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 15 October.

                Question out and passed.

 

21           National Parks and Wildlife (Emu Farming) Amendment Bill

                Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the National Parks and Wildlife (Emu

                    Farming) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill pursuant to the Constitution Act 1934.

                Question put and passed.

                Ordered - That further consideration in Committee of the Bill be an Order of the Day for                      Wednesday next.

 

22           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills) No. 1 be an Order of the Day

                    for Wednesday 21 October.

 

23           Stamp Duties (Concessions) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Stamp Duties

                    (Concessions) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

                                                                                            In Committee

 

                                              Clause No. 2 further considered and agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 3 read.

 

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it,                        had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

 

24           Supreme Court Act 1935 - Regulations - Probate Fees - Motion for disallowance

                Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act

                    1935 relating to Probate Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

25           Summary Offences Act 1953 - Regulations - Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation

                    Fees - Motion for disallowance

                Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences

                    Act 1953 relating to Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation Fees, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

26           District Court Act - Regulation - Court and Transcript Fees - Motion for disallowance

                Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the District Court Act

                    1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

27           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 4 to 9 be

                    Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

28           Economic and Finance Committee - Motion to note Second Report

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Second Report of the Economic and

                    Finance Committee relating to the Acquisition and Disposal of Certain Property by ETSA.

                Mr Becker moved - That the report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

29           Economic and Finance Committee - Motion to note Third Report

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Third Report of the Economic and

                    Finance Committee relating to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board.

                Mr Becker moved - That the report be noted.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until

                    Wednesday 21 October.

 

 

 

 

 

 

30           Farmers Federation - Motion re

                Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the change of name of the

                    United Farmers and Stockowners of South Australia to the South Australian Farmers Federation and wishes that organisation every success in the future.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 21

                    October.

 

31           Wheat Board Borrowings - Motion re

                Mr Venning, having by leave, amended the notice previously given, proceeding to move -

                    That this House urges the Federal Government to continue to provide a guarantee on the Australian Wheat Board's borrowings, to enable the Board to continue to make "first payments" to Australian Wheat Growers.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until

                    Wednesday 21 October.

 

32           Poker Machines - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Lewis - That this House urges the Government to establish regulations which require licencees of premises in which poker machines and other electronic gaming machines are installed for public use, to ensure that the people who play them are not at risk of losing their family's housekeeping money or becoming bankrupt, and which require the licensee, if that, happens, to -

                    (a) refund sufficient money for the player's losses to prevent his/her family becoming dependent on tax payers through the welfare system; and

                    (b)     pay an equal sum as a fine into a fund used to research the adverse consequences of gambling and assist in ameliorating its effects in the community.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. B.C. Eastick, that the debate be further adjourned until                              Wednesday 28 October.

 

33           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 2 be postponed and taken into                           consideration after Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 4.

 

34           Rail  Funding - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hutchison - That this House congratulates both State and Federal Governments on the funding initiatives to enhance rail operations in South Australia, in particular, funding for refurbishment of the Indian Pacific passenger train and upgrading of both Port Augusta and Islington Railway Workshops.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                               next.

 

35           Summary Procedure (Summary Protection Orders) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Summary Procedure (Summary                              Protection Orders) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations 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.

 

 

 

 

 

36           Expiation of Offences (Divisional Fees) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Expiation of Offences (Divisional                          Fees) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations 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.

 

37           Statutes Amendment (Expiation of Offences) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Statutes Amendment (Expiation of                        Offences) Bill.

                The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations 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.

 

38           Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B - Reports

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

                Mrs Hutchison brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A.

                Ordered - That the Report be received.

                Mrs Hutchison 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 Report of Estimates Committee B.

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

                The Minister of Health (Hon. M.J. Evans) moved - That the proposed expenditures                              referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

                Debate ensued.

 

39           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Education, Employment and Training moved - That the time for moving                      the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

40           Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B Reports

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

41           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.15 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 14 October 1992

                    Notices of Motion: Committees/Regulations -

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Probate     Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and Transcript Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Sheriff's Act 1978 relating to Court and Bailiff Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 relating to Court, Transcript and Bailiff Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the District Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees and Pot Allocation - Rock Lobster Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulation under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - Fish Processors, made on 28 May and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - General, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - Abalone Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - Lakes and Coorong Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Transfer and Fees - Marine Scalefish Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - Miscellaneous, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - Prawn Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Licence Fees - River Fisheries, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Optometrists Act 1920 relating to General Optometrists & Optical Dispensers, made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 relating to Native Fauna Fees, made on 11 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

 

 

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House calls on the Minister of Transport Development to advise the Parliament what immediate action the Government is going to take to alleviate significant problems on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway due to hazardous driving conditions as a result of fuel spillages and considerable delays as a result of accidents and breakdowns involving heavy vehicles.

 

For Wednesday 11 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move - That this House congratulates the James Brown Memorial Trust for its 100 years of service to the aged and the needy in our community; notes that in its centenary year the services it provides to the community continue to grow; and offers its best wishes for the Trust's future activities.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Mr Hamilton, Hon. D.J. Hopgood and Mrs Kotz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             N.T. Peterson

                                                                             SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY