No 14

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 2002

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

3       Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Five and Six

Mr Hanna brought up the Fifth 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:

Controlled Substances Act 1984 – Simple Cannabis Offences

Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995 – Functions of HomeStart.

 

Mr Hanna brought up the Sixth Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

4       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) –

      Interim response to the Social Development Committee Report – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

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       Matter of Privilege - Speaker's Statement

The Speaker advised that in response to his requirement that the Member for Waite (Mr Hamilton-Smith) make available the documents upon which he relied in raising the matter of privilege on Monday, he had not yet received the complete documents.  The Speaker advised that in response to requesting advice from the Minister for Science and Information Economy (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) as to the documents she relied on, the Minister had provided a letter outlining the information upon which she relied in answering the question without notice from the Member for Waite and also the information she obtained and the advice she was given in order to correct her answer by way of her Ministerial statement made on Monday. The Speaker advised that the letter is available to any Member of the House.

 

8       Grievance debate

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Gaming Machines (Limitations on Exception to Freeze) Amendment Bill

         Mr McEwen, pursuant to notice, moved – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10 July 2002.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Wednesday 10 July 2002.

 

11      Controlled Substances (Cannabis) Amendment Bill

         Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10 July 2002.

 

12      Statutes Amendment (Equal Superannuation Entitlements for Same Sex Couples) Bill

Ms Bedford, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1943, the Police Superannuation Act 1990, the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994 and the Superannuation Act 1988.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Ms Bedford moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10 July 2002

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered separately - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 5 to 9 be postponed until Wednesday 10 July 2002.


14      Social Development Committee - Reference - Poverty - Motion re

Mr Snelling, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House directs the Social Development Committee to conduct an inquiry and report on poverty and its causes in Adelaide’s disadvantaged regions and in particular, examine:

            (i) intergenerational poverty and unemployment;

            (ii) education and training opportunities in these regions.

 

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered separately - That Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Wednesday 10 July 2002.

 

16      Discharge of Business - Local Government Act – City of Tea Tree Gully - By-law 2 – Roads

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations No 6 read.

Ordered – That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

17      Discharge of Business - Local Government Act – City of Tea Tree Gully - By-law 3 – Local Government Land

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations No 7 read.

Ordered – That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

18      Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) (Reviews) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997.

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 Hon D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 8 July 2002.

 

19      Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission Deliberations - Motion re

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House -

(a) draws the attention of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (the “Commission”) to:

      (i) the Constitutional Convention proposed by the Government; and

      (ii) the likelihood that the Convention will make recommendations about the number of State districts;

(b) recommends that the Commission should complete its deliberations after-

      (i) the Convention has made its recommendations to Parliament; and

      (ii) the Parliament has deliberated upon such recommendations; and

(c) requests that the due diligence required of the Commission pursuant to section 82 (3) of the Constitution Act 1934 be interpreted in the context of the Government’s support for the Convention and its possible outcomes:

      and it is the opinion of this House that if the Commission’s deliberations are not unduly accelerated, more accurate and more current demographic information relating to population dispersal and trends potentially affecting the boundaries of the State districts will become available to the Commission late this year, which will enable the Commission to be better able to decide State district boundaries in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution Act.

 

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


 

20      Education (Compulsory Education Age) 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.

 

In Committee

                                                            Clause Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

                                                            Clause No 5 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had 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 motion.

 

21      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

22      Education (Compulsory Education Age) Amendment Bill

Ordered - That further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

                                                            Clauses Nos 5 and 6 agreed to.

 

Ms Chapman moved on page 3, after line 25, to insert a new clause as follows:

Transitional provision

7. The amendments effected by this section do not apply to a child who has, before the commencement of this Act, attained the age of 15 years if the child –

(a) has ceased to be enrolled at a school; and

(b) is – 

                  (i)  in employment; or

                  (ii) enrolled in vocational educational training

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

 

                                                            Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such 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.

 

23      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Joint Committee on Dairy Regulation                                                     Message No 12

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that it has passed the Resolution transmitted herewith, and desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly thereto.

         Legislative Council, 5 June 2002                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Resolution referred to:

 

I.    That, in the opinion of this Council, a Joint Committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the impact of Dairy Deregulation on the industry in South Australia and in so doing, consider –

(a)     Was deregulation managed in a fair and equitable manner?

(b)     What has been the impact of deregulation on the industry in South Australia?

(c)     What is the future prognosis for the deregulated industry?

(d)     The significant number of opportunities available to the dairy industry as a result of modern techniques, value adding and marketing including those in the proposed industry plan.

(e)     Other relevant matters.

 

II.       That in the event of a Joint Committee being appointed, the Legislative Council be represented thereon by three Members, of whom two shall form a quorum of Council Members necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee.

 

III.   That this Council permits the Joint Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

 

Ordered - That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 10 July.

 

24      Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.52 pm until Thursday at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 6 June 2002

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Ms Rankine to move – That this House congratulates all those recognised as part of the Crippled Children’s Association’s Hidden Legends Awards, in particular the Hidden Legend for 2002, Sandra Askill and commends each of them for their enduring and valuable contribution to our community as volunteers.

 

For Wednesday 10 July 2002

 

Notices of Motion - Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -

 

Mr Hanna to move – That the Regulations under the Controlled Substances Act 1984 relating to Simple Cannabis Offence made on 29 November 2001 and laid on the table of this House on 5 March 2002, be disallowed.

 

Mr Hanna to move – That the Regulations under the Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995 relating to Functions of HomeStart made on 15 January 2002 and laid on the table of this House on 5 March 2002, be disallowed.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Hall.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY