No 14

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Petition No 22

         The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

22   Mr Hill, from 37 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reverse its decision to charge metropolitan rates for compulsory third party insurance for residents of Aldinga and Aldinga Beach.

 

3       Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Ombudsman – Report, 1998-99

Ordered to be published (Paper No 76).

 

4       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

      Chiropractors Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Nurses Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Occupational Therapists Registration Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Pharmacy Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Physiotherapists Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Psychological Board – Report, 1998-99.

 

By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) –

      Ministerial Statement – ETSA Leasing Process.

 


5       Legislative Review Committee – Reports – Eighth, Ninth and Adelaide Hills Council By-Law No 16 – Bird Scarers

Mr Condous brought up the Eighth Report of the Legislative Review Committee for 1999.

Report received and read as follows:

The Regulation listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken on this matter and it is necessary for a Notice 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 consideration has been given to the Regulation, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

Regulation referred to:

Electricity Act – Regulations – Industry Regulator.

 

Mr Condous brought up the Ninth Report of the Legislative Review Committee of 1999.

Report received.

 

Mr Condous brought up the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on the Adelaide Hills Council By-Law No 16 – Bird Scarers.

Report received.

 

6       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

7       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier, 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.

 

         Auditor-General’s Supplementary Reports on Probity – Authority to Publish out of Session – Motion re

The Premier then moved – That, if prior to 30 June 2000 and at a time when Parliament is prorogued or this House is adjourned for a period exceeding 2 weeks, the Auditor-General (acting pursuant to section 36(3) of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987) delivers to the Speaker a supplementary report on the probity of the processes leading up to the making of a relevant long term lease (as that term is defined in section 22(8) of the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal Act 1999), the Speaker is hereby authorised, upon presentation of that report to the Speaker, to publish and distribute that report.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

8       Economic and Finance Committee – Leave to sit

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin), by leave, moved - That the Economic and Finance Committee have leave to sit during the sitting of the House today.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Public Works Committee – Report – Barcoo Outlet – Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Barcoo Outlet be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 


11      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports No 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports No 3.

 

12      Environment, Resources and Development Committee – Report – Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek - Motion to note

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Seventh Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek be noted.

Debated ensued.

 

 

The time for the consideration of Standing Committee Reports having expired, the Clerk called upon Notices of Motion: Government Business.

 

 

13      Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the time for the consideration of Standing Committee Reports to be extended by 30 minutes.

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

 

14      Environment, Resources and Development Committee – Report – Mining Oil Shale at Leigh Creek - Motion to note

Debated (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

15      Public Works Committee – Report – Modbury Hospital Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modbury Hospital Redevelopment – Status Report be noted.

Debated ensued.

Ordered, on the motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 24 November.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered – That Order of the Day: Standing Committee Reports No 1 be postponed until Wednesday 24 November

 

17      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

Mining (Private Mines) Amendment Bill                                 Message No 12

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971 and to make related amendments to the Development Act 1993, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Commonwealth Places (Mirror Taxes Administration) Bill     Message No 13

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to provide for the administration and operation of State taxing laws that are applied as Commonwealth laws in relation to Commonwealth places, and for related purposes, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

 


Whaling Act Repeal Bill                                                         Message No 14

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to repeal the Whaling Act 1937, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Miscellaneous)

Amendment Bill                                                                      Message No 15

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 16 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

18      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to introduce a Bill forthwith.

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

 

Land Tax (Intensive Agistment) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training then moved – That  he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936.

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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Petroleum Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate exploration for, and the recovery or commercial utilisation of, petroleum and certain other resources; to repeal the Petroleum Act 1940; and for 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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20      Barley Marketing (Miscellaneous No 2) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993.

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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 


21      Building Work Contractors (GST) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Industry and Trade, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.

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

 

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

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22           The Carriers Act Repeal Bill

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

The Minister for Industry and Trade moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

23           Statutes Amendment (Visiting Medical Officers Superannuation) Bill

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

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Industry, and Trade moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

Question put and passed.

 

25      Adjournment

         The Minister for Industry and Trade moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 6.04 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 18 November 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to repeal The Agricultural Holdings Act 1891, the Dairy Industry Assistance (Special Provisions) Act 1978, the Fruit and Vegetables (Grading) Act 1934, the Garden Produce (Regulation of Delivery) Act 1967, the Margarine Act 1939, the Marginal Dairy Farms (Agreement) Act 1971, the Rural Industry Adjustment (Ratification of Agreement) Act 1990, the Rural Industry Assistance Act 1985 and the Rural Industry Assistance (Ratification of Agreement) Act 1985.

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Ms Key to move – That this House requests the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to investigate and report on ecotourism in South Australia having regard to –

(a)     the appropriate scale, form and location of ecotourism developments;

(b)     the environmental impacts of such developments; 

(c)     the benefits to regional communities and the state of such tourism;

(d)     the strategies for promoting ecotourism; and

(e)     any other relevant matter.

 

Mr Condous to move – That the Regulations under the Electricity Act 1999 relating to the Industry Regulator, made on 30 September and laid on the Table of this House on 19 October, be disallowed.

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Ms Thompson to move – That this House congratulates the City of Onkaparinga on its recent winning of multiple awards and in particular the WorkCover Corporation Safety Award for Continuous Improvements in Safety – Large Business.     

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Atkinson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY