No 15

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 10 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       Technical and Further Education Act  - Regulations - Principal - Motion for disallowance

Mr Condous, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Principal Regulations under the Technical and Further Education Act 1975, made on 10 September 1998 and laid on the Table of this House on 27 October 1998, be disallowed.

Ordered, on motion of Ms White, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 February 1999.

 

3       Summary Offences (Child Boxing Contests) Amendment Bill

Mr Wright, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 February 1999.

 

4       Collections for Charitable Purposes (Definitions of Charitable Purpose) Amendment Bill

Mrs Geraghty, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mrs Geraghty moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 11 February 1999.

 

5       Constitution (Citizenship) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 11 February 1999.


 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8.

 

7       Water Catchment Boards – Select Committee - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill - That this House establish a Select Committee to inquire into and report on the following matters in relation to South Australia’s water catchments –

(a)  the roles, operations and revenue and expenditure of South Australia’s water catchment boards;

(b)  the role and responsibilities of the Minister for the Environment in relation to the water catchment boards;

(c)  issues relating to the availability and allocation of water resources in the South East, the Willunga Basin, the Northern Adelaide Plains and other areas; and

         (d)  other relevant matters.

Which Mr McEwen has moved to amend by leaving out all words after the words “Select Committee to” and inserting the following:

(a)  discover all water allocations granted within the South East and the reasons why they were granted;

(b)  determine if there were any applications for water allocation made between the time when the Lacepede Kongorong Proclaimed Wells area was de-proclaimed and the re-proclamation;

(c)  investigate the process used to establish and modify the Water Allocation Plans as part of the Interim Policy adopted on 1 July 1997;

(d)  develop a clear set of guidelines consistent with COAG Water Policy as it applies to limited unconfined groundwater aquifers; and

(e)  support the South East Catchment Water Management Board develop as a matter of urgency and consistent with the Water Resources Act, a Water Management Plan and Water Allocation Plans;

and that this committee consist of two members of the Government, two members of the Opposition and the Member for McKillop; and that this committee report to the House by 4 March 1999.

Debate resumed.

Mr Williams moved to amend the amendment by leaving out all the words in paragraphs (d) and (e) and inserting in lieu thereof the following paragraph:

(d)  develop a clear set of guidelines for the management and allocation of groundwater in the South East;

and to leave out “4 March” and insert in lieu thereof “25 March”.

Debate continued.

 

8       Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr De Laine, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Other Motions to be postponed until Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations Nos 7, 8 and 3 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.


 

9       Water Catchment Boards – Select Committee - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

         Question – That the amendment as amended be agreed to – put and passed.

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

 

         Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Hon G M Gunn, Mr Hill, Hon G A Ingerson, Ms Rankine and Mr Williams.

Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place.

 

10      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

On a point of order being raised, the Speaker made the following ruling:

It has been put to me that this Bill is out of order as it is a money Bill which can only be introduced by a Minister.

In my view the proposals contained in the Bill do not significantly change the purposes for the principal Act and indeed with a different drafting style the words changed from the original wording would be quite few. To argue that by deleting words authorising payment of compensation out of the Fund and reinstating the same words amounts to ‘appropriation’ cannot be sustained.

In support of that view I draw Members attention to Act 19 of 1986 wherein the earlier Second-hand Motor Vehicles Act, 1983, had a similar provision deleted and largely reinstated. That Bill originated in the Legislative Council and passed the House of Assembly without amendment. By definition and in the absence of a Governor’s recommendation that Bill could not have been a money Bill or be deemed to have appropriated the Revenue. The question which must be asked is, if it was not a money Bill in 1986, why is it a money Bill in 1998?

In 1943 a private Member sought to include a new clause in the Soil Conservation Act Amendment Bill, the effect of which would have been to authorise the Minister to compensate land owners at his discretion if certain notices were issued. On a point of order being raised the Chairman of Committees ruled:

      “…that as the proposed new clause neither appropriated revenue nor authorised any expenditure not already covered by the principal Act, with which this Bill, when passed, would be incorporated, the proposed new clause was in order.”

In my view this Bill is properly before the House and may be proceeded with.

 

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 11 February 1999.


 

11      Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith – That this House establish a Select Committee to investigate whether the Government should conduct a scientific, medical trial to determine if the provision of injectable heroin as part of a program of rehabilitation, improves the community’s ability to attract and retain into abstinence treatment, drug misusers who are committing crimes, at risk of transmitting HIV or at risk of death or serious injury as a consequence of their abuse.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

        

         Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Hon G A Ingerson, Ms Maywald, Mr Snelling, Ms Stevens and Mr Hamilton-Smith.

Ordered – That the Committee have the power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place.

To report on 25 March 1999.

 

12      Petitions Nos 22 to 24

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

 

22   Mrs Geraghty, from 63 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to continue the current level of funding for speech and language programs conducted by the Education Department.

 

23   Mr Hamilton-Smith, from 431 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to impose a moratorium on the proposed redevelopment of portion of the area known as the Waite Arboretum and to investigate the circumstances under which development approval has been given.

 

24   Mr Hamilton-Smith, from 1 040 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to support the Colonel Light Gardens Sports and Social Club in retaining its heritage and identity in its current facilities.

 

13      Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following paper:

 

Ombudsman – Report, 1997-98

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 76).

 

14      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

        

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

            Charitable Funds, Commissioner of - Report 1997-98

            Medical and Veterinary Science, Institute of - Report, 1997-98

            Ministerial Statement – Women’s Statement, 1998 – Benchmarking for Diversity

            Occupational Therapists Registration Board of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            Optometrists Board of South Australia -

               Report, 1996-97

               Report, 1997-98

            Psychological Board, South Australian - Report, 1997-98

            Radiation Protection and Control Act - Report on Administration of, 1997-98

            SA Women's Statement - Benchmarking for Diversity, 1998

 

          By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) -

            Land Management Corporation - Report, 1997-98

            MFP Development Corporation - Report, 1997-98

            Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee - Report, 1997-98

            Ministerial Statement – Motorola Inquiry

            Motorola Inquiry – Terms of Reference

            Privacy Committee of South Australia - Report, 1997-98

            State Records Act- Report on Administration of, 1997-98

            Totalizator Agency Board -

               Financial Statements, 1997-98

               Report, 1997-98

            WorkCover Corporation - Report, 1997-98

 

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

            National Electricity (South Australia) Act - Regulations - Connection

 

          By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) -

            Simpson Desert Regional Reserve - Review of, 1988-1998

            Innamincka Regional Reserve - Review of, 1988-1998

 

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

            Local Government Superannuation Board - Report, 1997-98.

 

15      Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee – First Report

The Minister for Government Enterprises brought up the First Report of the Committee.

         Report received.

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No 191).

 

16      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

         Member named – Hon M D Rann

The Speaker named the Leader of the Opposition (Hon M D Rann) for refusing to accept the authority of the Chair.

 

Member's explanation

The Leader of the Opposition having made an explanation:

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the explanation not be accepted.

Debate ensued.

 

         Member named – Mr Foley

The Speaker named the Member for Hart (Mr Foley) for refusing to accept the authority of the Chair.

 

Member's explanation

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Question put.


 

      House divided (No 1):

 


            Ayes, 24

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

Hon R G Kerin (Teller)


        Noes, 20

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Ms Hurley (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Hon M D Rann then withdrew from the Chamber.

 

Member suspended

The Deputy Premier moved - That the Leader of the Opposition be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put and passed.

 

Member's explanation

Mr Foley having made an explanation:

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the explanation not be accepted.

Debate ensued.

Question put.


 

House divided (No 2):

 


              Ayes, 24

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

Hon R G Kerin (Teller)


        Noes, 19

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Rankine

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Mr Clarke Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Mr Foley then withdrew from the Chamber.

 

Member suspended

The Deputy Premier moved - That the Member for Hart be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Public Works Committee - Reports – Botanic Wine and Rose Development – Deferred Works; Islington Landfill Remediation Project; Leigh Creek Coal Truck Dumping Bridge Replacement

Mr Lewis brought up the Eighty-Fifth Report of the Committee on the Botanic Wine and Rose Development – Deferred Works.

         Report received.

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No 192).

 

Mr Lewis brought up the Eighty-Sixth Report of the Committee on the Islington Landfill Remediation Project.

         Report received.

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No 193).

 

Mr Lewis brought up the Eighty-Seventh Report of the Committee on the Leigh Creek Coal Truck Dumping Bridge Replacement.

         Report received.

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No 194).


 

18      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

19      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Education (Government School Closures and Amalgamations) Amendment

         Bill                                                                                              Message No 17

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Education Act 1972, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 9 December 1998                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

         No 1     Page 3 (clause3) – After line 3 insert new paragraph as follows:

                  (ca)   a person (not being a teacher at a school that is subject to the review) nominated by the Australian education Union (S.A. Branch); and

 

No 2     Page 3, lines 28 and 29 (clause 3) – Leave out paragraph (a) and insert new paragraph as follows:

                  (a)     call for submissions relating to –

                           (i)          the present and future use of Government schools within the area; and

                           (ii)         the likely effect on Government schools outside the area in the event of the closure or amalgamation of schools within the area; and

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the amendments of the Legislative Council to be taken into consideration forthwith.

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

 

         Ordered - That the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

 

         Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.


 

         Passenger Transport (Service Contracts) Amendment Bill         Message No 18

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has disagreed to the Amendment made by the House of Assembly in the Passenger Transport (Service Contracts) Amendment Bill for the Reason assigned herewith, and has amended the words of the Bill reinstated by the disagreement as indicated by the annexed Schedule. The Legislative Council returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration.

         Legislative Council, 9 December 1998                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly to which the Legislative Council has disagreed and of the amendment made by the Legislative Council to the Bill in the words reinstated by such disagreement

        

         House of Assembly’s Amendment –

               Page 2, lines 8 to 21 (clause 2) – Leave out subsections (3b) and (3c).

 

         Legislative Council’s Amendment –

               Page 2 (clause 2) – After line 19 insert the following:

                     (3ba) The Board is not required to disclose in a report under subsection (3b) –

                           (a)     specific amounts payable under a contract; or

                           (b)     other information of a commercial value the disclosure of which would diminish its value or unfairly advantage a person or persons in future dealings with the Board.

 

         Schedule of the Reason of the Legislative Council for disagreeing to the Amendment

made by the House of Assembly

 

         Because the amendment does not provide adequate accountability to the Parliament.

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

 

Resolved - That the amendment not be insisted on and the alternative amendment of the Legislative Council be agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Message referred to it and had resolved not to insist on its amendment and had agreed to the alternative amendment of the Legislative Council.

 

20      Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (South Australia) Bill

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen), pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         The Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 9 February 1999.

 

21      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         TransAdelaide (Corporate Structure) Bill                                    Message No 19

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has disagreed to Amendment No 1 made by the House of Assembly in the TransAdelaide (Corporate Structure) Bill for the reason assigned herewith, and has amended the words of the Bill reinstated by the disagreement as indicated by the annexed Schedule. The Legislative Council has agreed to Amendment No 2 made by the House of Assembly and has consequentially amended the Bill as indicated by the annexed Schedule. The Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly to the amendments and consequential amendments and returns the Bill herewith.

         Legislative Council, 9 December 1998                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly to which the Legislative Council has disagreed and of the amendments made by the Legislative Council to the

Bill in the words reinstated by such disagreement

        

         House of Assembly’s Amendment No 1 –

               Page 4, lines 5 to 8 (clause 10) – Leave out subclause (2) and insert:

                     (2) The board is to consist of not more than five members appointed by the Governor on the nomination of the Minister.

 

   Legislative Council’s Amendments –

         Page 4, line 5 (clause 10) – Leave out ‘five” and insert:

               six

 

         Page 4, line 7 (clause 10) – Leave out paragraph (a) and insert:

               (a)  one will be a person nominated by the Minister after taking into account the recommendations of the United Trades and Labor Council;

 

Schedule of the Reason of the Legislative Council for disagreeing to Amendment No 1 made by the House of Assembly

 

Because the amendment is not seen to be in the best interest of TransAdelaide.

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council consequent to Amendment No 2 made by the House of Assembly and agreed to by the Legislative Council

 

Legislative Council’s Consequent Amendments –

         Page 9, line 2 (Schedule) – Leave out “Consequential Amendment” and insert:

               Related Amendments

 

         Page 9, line 3 (Schedule) – Leave out “Consequential amendment” and insert:

               Repeal of schedule 2

 

         Page 9 (Schedule) – After line 4 insert:

               Amendment of schedule 3 of Passenger Transport Act 1994

               1a. Schedule 3 of the Passenger Transport Act 1994 is amended –

               (a)  by striking out the heading to the schedule and substituting the following heading:

 

                     Public transport assets;

 

               (b)  by striking out paragraph (c) of clause 1 and substituting the following paragraph:

 

                                  (c)    the Minister must, at least two months before the proposed sale –

 

                                          (i)      give notice of the proposal in the Gazette, and in a newspaper circulating generally throughout the State; and

 

                                          (ii)     provide a written report on the proposed sale to the Economic and Finance Committee of the Parliament; and;

 

               (c)  by inserting after clause 3 the following clauses:

 

                                  3a. If it is proposed to transfer or assign to a private sector body or private sector bodies all or a major part of the rights of TransAdelaide under its service contracts with the Passenger Transport Board under this Act (when all of TransAdelaide’s Service contracts are considered together), then the Minister must, at least two months before the proposed transfer or assignment, provide a written report on the matter to the Economic and Finance Committee of the Parliament.

 

                                  3b. For the purposes of clause 3a, TransAdelaide will be taken to transfer or assign a major part of its rights under its service contracts if the effect of the relevant transaction or transactions would be to divest TransAdelaide of 50 per cent or more of the total revenue payable to TransAdelaide by the Passenger Transport Board under all of TransAdeliade’s service contracts.

 

                                  3c. However, clause 3a does not apply to –

                                 (a)                                                         a transfer or assignment proposed by TransAdelaide for the purpose of entering into a joint venture or partnership arrangement; or

                                 (b)                                                         a transfer or assignment proposed for the purpose of a subcontracting arrangement; or

                                 (c)                                                         a transfer or assignment proposed by the Passenger Transport Board under section 39.

 

Page 1, line 7, Long Title – Leave out “a consequential amendment” and insert:

            related amendments

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

 

         Resolved - That Amendment No 1 not be insisted on.

         Resolved – That the alternative amendments of the Legislative Council be agreed to.

Resolved – That the Legislative Council’s amendments consequent to Amendment No 2 be agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Message referred to it and had resolved not to insist on its Amendment No 1, had agreed to the alternative amendments of the Legislative Council without amendment and had agreed to the Legislative Council’s amendments consequent to Amendment No 2 without amendment.

 

         Lottery and Gaming (Trade Promotion Lottery Licence Fees) Amendment

         Bill                                                                                              Message No 20

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the House Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 10 December 1998                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 9 February 1999.

 

         Shop Trading Hours (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                Message No 21

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Shop Trading Act 1977, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 10 December 1998                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

        

         No 1     Page 1, line 7, Long Title – After “1977” insert:

            and to make a related amendment to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995

 

         No 2     Page 4 – After line 7 insert new clause as follows:

                           Amendment of Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995

                 10. The Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (2) of section 61:

 

                           (2a) The lessor or the lessee under a retail shop lease (or an officer of an association referred to in section 60 acting at the request of a lessee) may call a meeting of the persons who are entitled to vote on a resolution approving different core trading hours for the purposes of subsection (1)(c).

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

        

         The Minister for Government Enterprises moved – That the amendments be agreed to.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

22      Extension of sitting

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

Question put and passed.

 

23      Shop Trading Hours (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill   

Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the amendments of the Legislative Council in this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

 

         Amendments of the Legislative Council further considered.

         Resolved – That the amendments be agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Petroleum (Production Licences) Amendment Bill                                 Message No 22

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Petroleum Act 1940, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 10 December 1998                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

25      Next day of sitting

The Deputy Premier moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 9 February 1999 at 2.00 pm.

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

26      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 6.31 pm until Tuesday 9 February 1999 at 2.00 pm.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 10 December 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the Eighty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Botanic Wine And Rose Development Deferred Works be noted.

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the Eighty-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Islington Landfill Remediation Project be noted

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the Eighty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Leigh Creek Coal Dumping Bridge Replacement be noted

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

         The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Hon D C Kotz.

               Noes - Ms Ciccarello.

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - Hon D C Kotz.

               Noes - Ms Ciccarello.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY