No. 14

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                       

 

 

                          WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 1993

 

 1    Meeting of House

      The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Deputy Speaker (Mr Ferguson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

 2    Petitions Nos 32 to 37

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

 

      32 Hon. B.C. Eastick from 447 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reconsider the building restrictions upon title holders in the Barossa Valley Supplementary Development Plan.

 

      33 Mrs Kotz from 262 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase penalties for offenders convicted of child sexual abuse.

 

      34 Mrs Kotz from 221 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase penalties for drug offenders.

       

      35 Mrs Kotz from 393 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to re-introduce capital punishment for crimes of homicide.

 

      36 Mr Matthews from 723 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the     Government to establish a Police Station at Aldinga Beach.

 

      37 Mr Matthews from 723 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the     Government to allow dogs to be walked through the Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

 

 3    Papers

      The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

      Mabo v Queensland - Supplement to Working Party Report

      Mabo v Queensland - Likely Impact in South Australia.

 

 4    Legislative Review Committee - Reports

      Mr McKee brought up the Sixth Report of the Legislative Review Committee.

      Report received.

 

      Mr McKee brought up the Seventh Report 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 -

        No. 105 Government Management & Employment Act 1985 - Regulations - Various

        No. 117 District Court Act 1991 - Regulations - Court & Transcript Fees

        No. 118 Supreme Court Act 1935 - Regulations - Court & Transcript Fees

        No. 119 Supreme Court Act 1935 - Regulations - Court Fees - Probate

        No. 120 Sheriff's Act 1978 - Regulations - Court Fees

        No. 121 Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 - Regulations - Court Fees

        No. 122 Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Regulations - Court & Transcript Fees

        No. 123 Summary Offences Act 1953 - Regulations - Traffic Expiation Fees

        No. 139 City of Adelaide Development Control Act 1976 - Regulations - Heritage Items - Variations & Register. 

 

 5    Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

 6    Auditor-General's Report

      The Deputy Speaker laid on the Table the Report of the Auditor-General, for the year ended 30 June 1993.

      Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 4).

 

 7    Grievance debate

      The Deputy Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

 8    Constitution (Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission) Amendment Bill

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill presented and read a first time.

      Mr Gunn moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

 9    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Members Business) No. 3 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 6 October.

 

10    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 6 October.

 

11    Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 


12    Economic and Finance Committee, Seventh Report - Motion to note

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved -  That the Seventh Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on an Inquiry into the Use of External Consultants by Government Departments and Statutory Authorities be noted.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until 6 October.

 

13    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 3 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 6 October. 

 

14    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 6 October. 

 

15    World Heritage Listing for Lake Eyre region - Motion re

      Hon. D.C. Brown, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House

        (a) rejects the concept of World Heritage Listing for the Lake Eyre region because it does not guarantee protection of environmentally significant and highly sensitive areas, in particular the Coongie Lakes and the Mound Springs, but does jeopardise pastoral and mining pursuits important to South Australia; and

        (b) believes more energetic and speedier protection of the State's environmental and economic interests in the Lake Eyre Basin are necessary and so recommends the adoption of the Liberal Party's policy on this issue.

      Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.J. Hopgood, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6   October.

 

16    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 2 to 15 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 16.

 

17    Adelaide Crows - Motion re

      Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Parliament congratulates the Crows, their coaching staff, officials and in particular the players for their magnificent win in their first A.F.L. elimination final at the M.C.G. on 5 September and proudly acknowledges their contribution to the standing of South Australia within the A.F.L. competition.

      Debate ensued.

      Hon. J.P. Trainer moved to amend the motion by leaving out the word "and" after "5 September" and by adding "and expresses the hope that their efforts can carry them through to the further success this year which they so richly deserve."

      Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

      Question - That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 

18    Adelaide Central Mission Lifeline - Motion re

      Mr Wotton, pursuant to notice, to moved - That this House congratulates Adelaide Central Missions' Lifeline on having obtained its 30th anniversary, commends and expresses thanks to the paid and volunteer staff who have given many thousands of hours in helping people in crisis and wishes the new Friends of Lifeline organisation well in providing further support for this magnificent community service.

 

19    Suspension of Sessional Orders

      Mr S.G. Evans, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Orders of the Day (Other Motions) to be postponed until Notices of Motion (Other Motions) are disposed of.

      Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

 

 

20    Adelaide Central Mission Lifeline - Motion re

      Motion (interrupted by foregoing motion) resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

21    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 3 and 4 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday 6 October.

 

22    Australian Cycling Team - Motion re

      Mr De Laine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Australian Cycling Team, and in particular the South Australian members of the Team, for their history making performance in becoming, for the first time, the number one cycling nation in the world at the current World Cycling Championships in Hamar, Norway.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until 6 October.

 

23    Australian National Railway Corporation - Motion re

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House totally rejects the decision to hand over to the National Rail Corporation the RoadRailer operations and the Pasminco ore traffic on the Port Pirie to Broken Hill line and calls on the State Government to reject these proposals in the interests of all South Australians, the ongoing viability of Australian National and the employees of Australian National.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until 13 October.

 

24    Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board - Engagement of Artists - Motion re

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Australian Formula I Grand Prix Board to engage only Australian artists for any concerts to be held after the main race at this year's Grand Prix and in subsequent years.

      Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann), that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

25    Allegations re Member for Hanson - Motion re

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Premier to apologise to the Member for Hanson for refusing to answer his verbal question on Wednesday 4 August 1993 by claiming to answer the question would contravene Standing Orders 395 and 320 and implying the information which the question was based on was taken from a confidential schedule provided to the Economic and Finance Committee and for questioning the Member for Hanson's integrity by such false allegations.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until 13 October.

 

26    Petroleum Product Prices - Motion re

      Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House expresses its dissatisfaction with the current position whereby retail prices for petroleum products are considerably higher in most country areas than in the metropolitan area and further, this House condemns the major oil companies who grant frequent wholesale rebates to selected metropolitan service stations but do not extend this to country service stations.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until 13 October.

 

27    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 11.

 


 

28    Social Security Income Test - Value of Shares - Motion re

      Mr Holloway, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Government to reconsider the iniquitous legislation which includes unrealised increase in the value of shares within the Social Security income test.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

29    Environmental Management Plan - Coorong Region - Motion re

      Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House urges the Government to prepare, in consultation with landowners, Local Government and the community, a regional environment management plan that recognises the unique ecological nature of Hindmarsh Island, the Murray Mouth and areas adjacent to the Coorong and that this plan be implemented as a matter of urgency.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 6 October.

 

30    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 12 to 15 and 17 be Notices of Motion for 6 October.

 

31    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 2.

 

32    Leader of the Opposition's Statement - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier - That this House congratulates Liberal Leader Hon. D.C. Brown on his recently released statement `Make a Change for the Better' and acknowledges the vision and positive benefits for South Australia's future contained within the `Freedom to Grow' Liberal Vision Statement.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

33    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 6 October.

 

34    Meals on Wheels - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Dr Armitage - That this House -

        (a) notes with pleasure the decision of the National Meals on Wheels Association Incorporated to hold a National Meals on Wheels Day on 1 September 1993;

        (b) acknowledges the purpose of such a day is to bring to the attention of the general public the importance of the Meals on Wheels Service to the aged, infirm and disabled;

        (c) encourages volunteers to contact their local Meals on Wheels Branch, or the Central Office, to offer their services; and

        (d) congratulates all involved with Meals on Wheels in its nearly 40 years of service to South Australians.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

35    Sale of Government Assets - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House endorses the principle that all funds generated from major sales of State Government assets be directed to the reduction of State debt.

      Debate resumed.


 

      Mr Holloway moved to amend the motion by adding after the word "House" "notes the success of the Government in reducing the State debt from 23.5% of G.S.P. in 1982/83 to 15.4% of G.S.P. in 1989/90 prior to the impact of the State Bank, and".

      Debate continued.

      Ordered on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 13 October.

 

36    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 5 to 8 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 6 October.

 

37    Estimates Committees - Motion for attendance of Legislative Council Ministers

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory), pursuant to notice, moved - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Minister of Justice (Hon. C.J. Sumner), the Minister of Transport Development (Hon. B.J. Wiese) and the Minister for the Arts and Cultural Heritage (Hon. J.A.W. Levy), Members of the Legislative Council, be permitted to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

      Question put and passed.

 

38    Classification of Films for Public Exhibition (Arrangements with Commonwealth)

        Amendment Bill

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

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety 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.

 

39    Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

      Road Traffic (Breath Analysis) Amendment Bill               Message No. 15

      MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

      Legislative Council, 7 September 1993           G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

      Bill read a first time.

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety 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.

     

      Classification of Publications (Arrangements with Commonwealth)

        Amendment Bill                                            Message No. 16

      MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Classification of Publications Act 1974, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

      Legislative Council, 8 September 1993           G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

      Bill read a first time.

      Ordered - That the second reading be taken into consideration on motion.

 

40    Appropriation Bill

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

      Debate resumed.

 


 

41    Extension of time for adjournment

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

      Question put and passed.

 

42    Appropriation Bill

      Debate (interrupted by foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

43    Adjournment

      House adjourned at 10.52 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                       

 

 

                       MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 9 September 1993

      Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Community Welfare Act 1972.

 

The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make certain repeals and amendments related to restructuring of the juvenile justice and children's protection systems in this State; to enact transitional provisions; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976.

 

 

For Wednesday 6 October 1993

      Notices of Motion: Committees/Regulations-

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the District Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Various Regulations under the Government Management and Employment Act 1985 made on 26 August 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 7 September 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Sheriffs Act 1978 relating to Court Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences Act 1953 relating to Traffic Expiation Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 


 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court Fees-Probate made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the City of Adelaide Development Control Act 1976 relating to Heritage Items-Register made on 22 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 relating to Court Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

 

For Wednesday 13 October 1993

      Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills-

 

Mr Gunn to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

 

                                                        

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. N.T. Peterson and Hon. T.H. Hemmings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            D.M. Ferguson

                                                            DEPUTY SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY