No 14

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2               Privilege Committee – Motion re

The Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), without notice moved – That a Privileges Committee be established to investigate whether the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley), deliberately misled the House in his answer to a question from the Member for Mitchell in the House yesterday.

 

Speaker’s Ruling

The Speaker ruled that the motion could be dealt with after any personal explanation or Ministerial Statement which may relate to the matter and after routine business.

 

The Deputy Premier made a Ministerial Statement in regard to the matter.

 

Speaker’s Statement - Privilege

The Speaker stated that in addition to the Ministerial Statement just made by the Deputy Premier he should withdraw and apologise for any reflection on the Leader of the Opposition.

 

The Deputy Premier withdrew and apologised.

 

The Speaker stated that, unless the House determined otherwise, he would not take the matter further.

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) –

      Planning Strategy for South Australia – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for the Arts (Hon M D Rann) –

      South Australian Museum Board – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

      National Wine Centre of Australia – Report 2002-2003

      South Australian Motor Sport Board – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Technical Regulator (Gas) – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Listening and Surveillance Devices – Records, Warrant Applications

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) -

      Department of Human Services –

                  Portfolio Budgeting - Executive Presentation 5 August 1998

                  Statement by Minister – State Budget – 1999-2000

                  Statement by Minister – State Budget – 2000-2001

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium – Report 2002-2003

      Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2002-2003

      Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2002-2003

      River Murray Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts (Hon J D Hill) –

      Carrick Hill Trust – Report 2002-2003

      History Trust of South Australia – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Social Justice (Hon S W Key) –

      Community Benefit SA – Charitable and Social Welfare Fund – Report 2002-2003

      Office of the Public Advocate – Report 2002-2003

      Supported Residential Facilities Advisory Committee – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Housing (Hon S W Key) –

      HomeStart Finance – Report 2002-2003

      South Australian Community Housing Authority – Report 2002-2003

      South Australian Housing Trust – Report 2002-2003

      South Australian Aboriginal Housing Authority – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Industrial Relations (Hon M J Wright) –

      Actuarial Investigation of the State and Sufficiency of the Construction Industry Fund – Report 2002-2003

      Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Administrative Services (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Department for Administrative and Information Services – Report 2002-2003

      Freedom of Information Act 1991 – Report 2002-2003

 

      Privacy Committee of South Australia – Report 2002-2003

      State Records of South Australia – Report 2002-2003

      State Supply Board – Report 2002-2003

      Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia – Report 2002-2003.

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Sewerage – Water Conservation

                  Waterworks – Water Conservation

 

4       Answers to questions

An answer to a question on the Notice Paper No 77 was tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 to be postponed until Monday 1 December.

 

 

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 3.

 

9       Emergency Services Funding (Validation of Levy on Vehicles and Vessels) 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.

 

10      Statutes Amendment (Investigation and Regulation of Gambling Licensees) 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.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 9 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr O’Brien reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

11      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Summary Offences (Offensive Weapons) Amendment Bill                     Message No 10

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled and Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 20 October 2003                                              R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

 

Amendment No 1 —

Clause 4, page 2, line 12 to page 3, line 14—

Delete subclauses (1) and (2) and insert:

     (1)     Section 15(1), penalty—delete "$2 500 or imprisonment for 6 months" and substitute:

$10 000 or imprisonment for 2 years

     (2)     Section 15(1b), penalty—delete "$7 500 or imprisonment for 18 months" and substitute:

$10 000 or imprisonment for 2 years

J M Davis Clerk of the Legislative Council

 

Ordered – That the amendment be taken into consideration tomorrow.

 

 

12      Adjournment

The Minister for Urban Development and Planning (Hon J W Weatherill), moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.22 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

            For Wednesday 22 October 2003

 

Notices of Motion:  Government Business -

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Summary Procedure Act 1921; and to repeal the Kidnapping  Act 1960.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.

 

The Minister for Environment and Conservation to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.

 

The Minister for Industrial Relations to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986; and to make related amendments to the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

 

The Minister for Industrial Relations to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

 

The Minister for Transport to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Highways Act 1926; and to make a related amendment to the Local Government  Act 1999.

 

Notices of Motion:  Private Members Business/ Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -

 

Dr McFetridge to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to ensure that certain forms of genetic testing remain reasonably available to members of the public.

 

Mr Hanna to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection  Act 1993.

 

            For Thursday 13 November 2003

 

Notices of Motion:  Other Motions -

 

Ms Rankine  to move – That this House calls on the Federal Government to urgently act upon the recommendations of the National Medical Health Research Foundation to provide pneumococcal immunisations free to all Australian children.

 

Ms Ciccarello to move – That this House congratulates South Australian author Peter Finlay,  under the nom de plume D B C Pierre, on winning the Man Booker Prize for his novel entitled ‘Vernon God Little’.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Hall and Mrs Penfold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY