No 14

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER 1998

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Parliamentary Superannuation (Establishment of Fund) Amendment

         Bill - Recommending                                                                              Message No 3

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 Parliamentary Superannuation (Establishment of Fund) Amendment Bill 1998.

         Government House, 9 December 1998                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Petitions Nos 16 to 21

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

 

16   Ms Bedford, from 226 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to introduce legislation on poker machines that supports measures to give local residents the power to object to their installation, ban their advertising and have them phased out.

 

17   Ms Breuer, from 617 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to oppose the establishment of a radioactive waste dump at Billa Kalina.

 

18   Ms Ciccarello, from 2 167 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to pass legislation that progressively phases out battery hen egg farming and the sale of eggs from these sources.

 

19   Mrs Geraghty, from 341 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide ongoing funding for the North Eastern Community Assistance Project.

 

20   Ms Rankine, from 95 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to support the enforcement of penalties for breaches of provisions of the Environment Protection Act on organisations whose activities pollute the Gulf St Vincent.

 

21   Ms Thompson, from 2 701 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to fund intensive care facilities at the Noarlunga Hospital.

 

4       Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

            Living Health, Report, 1997-98

 

          By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon I F Evans) -

            Thoroughbred Racing Authority, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

 

          By the Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) -

            Outback Areas Community Development Trust - Report, 1997-98.

 

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       Legislative Review Committee – Annual Report, 1997-98 - Motion to note

Mr Condous, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Annual Report of the Legislative Review Committee for the year ended 30 June 1998 be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

8       Economic and Finance Committee – Report – Electricity Reform - Motion to note

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Twenty-Sixth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on Electricity Reform in South Australia be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Environment, Resources and Development Committee – Report – Rural Road Safety Strategy - Motion to note

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Thirtieth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on the South Australian Rural Road Safety Strategy be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Public Works Committee – Report – Playford-B Power Station Upgrade - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Eighty-Fourth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Playford-B Power Station Upgrade be noted.

         Debate ensued.

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The time for consideration of Standing Committee Reports having expired, the debate was adjourned (Mr Scalzi, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 9 February 1999.

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11      Summary Offences (Offensive and other Weapons) 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.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12      Second-hand Vehicle Dealers (Compensation Fund) Amendment Bill

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

 

Speaker’s Ruling

The Speaker made the following ruling:

There is an issue surrounding this Bill on which I wish to comment, that is, its similarity to the Bill of the same name, introduced by the Member for Gordon on 5 November. I quote from the Speaker’s ruling on 18 September 1975. On a point of order being raised, the Speaker said:

“It is quite in order for two Bills that deal with the same matter to be on the Notice Paper at the same time but, once a decision of the House has been taken on one of those Bills, the other Bill is unable to be proceeded with, as it would entail the same matter being twice presented in the same Session, and this would be out of order.”

I agree with that ruling.

 

Debate resumed.

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

 

13      Adelaide Festival Corporation 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.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

14      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Human Services moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

15      Adjournment

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

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 6.16 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 10 December 1998

Notice of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to facilitate the recognition within Australia of regulatory standards adopted by New Zealand regarding goods and occupations, and for that purpose to adopt the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 of the Commonwealth as a law of the State.

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Ms Ciccarello to move – That this House congratulates Gary MacIntosh on his outstanding service, commitment and loyalty to the Norwood Football Club and  the South Australian National Football League and wishes him all the best in his retirement.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY