No 15

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 18 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       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Thursday 25 November.

 

 

3       Select Committee on the Murray River – Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House establish a Select Committee to consider and report on the following matters of importance in relation to the Murray River with particular reference to –

(a)     the state of the environment of the Murray River particularly as it affects South Australia and including –

                                                               i.environmental and economic flow management, and;

                                                             ii.riparian and flood plain management;

(b)     economic values and sustainability;

(c)     river regulation and State and Federal controls; and

(d)     any other relevant matters.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Ms Ciccarello, Messrs Hanna and Hill, the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz), Mr Lewis, Ms Maywald and Hon D C Wotton. 

Ordered – That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place and that the Committee report on 30 March 2000.

 

4       Ecotourism – Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee – Motion re

Ms Key, pursuant to notice, moved – 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.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 


5       Postponement of business

Ordered – That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8 be postponed until Thursday 25 November.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be postponed until Thursday 25 November.

 

7       McLaren Vale Bushing Festival – Motion re       

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire), pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates the McLaren Vale Festival Association Inc. on another successful McLaren Vale Bushing Festival.

Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Wright, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 November.

 

8       Motor Vehicle Industry – GST Effect - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House notes the fundamental importance of the motor vehicle industry to the South Australian economy and the serious impact on the industry of a buyers strike in the period leading up to the introduction of the GST and urges the Federal Government, as a matter of urgency, to protect the immediate interests of the local motor vehicle industry by reducing the rate of wholesale sales tax on passenger motor vehicles to mirror the effect of the GST on retail prices.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 November.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 3 to 6 be postponed until Thursday 25 November.

 

10      Auditor General - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House expresses its full confidence in Mr Ken MacPherson, the Auditor-General of South Australia, in rigorously pursuing his inquiries and making reports and recommendations as an independent officer of this Parliament.

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It being 12.30 pm, the motion was adjourned (Hon M D Rann, by leave) and Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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11      TAFE Child Care Centres – Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms White – That this House urges the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training to keep open the Regency Institute of TAFE’s Elizabeth and Regency Campus Child Care Centres in recognition of the negative impact that closing would have on current and future student’s ability to participate in further education.

         Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 November.

 


12      Hindmarsh Stadium Funding – Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Wright – That this House requests the Treasurer, under section 32 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987, to request the Auditor-General to examine and report on dealings related to the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Redevelopment project and in particular –

(a)     whether there was due diligence by government representatives prior to the signing of agreements for construction Stages 1 and 2 of the project;

(b)     whether due diligence was applied subsequent to the commitment to Stages 1 and 2, including whether the Crown Solicitor’s advice as described on page 12 of the Thirty Third Report of the Public Works Committee dated August 1996 was adhered to;

(c)     whether undue pressure was placed on individuals leading to legal commitments by them on behalf of sporting clubs or associations;

(d)     the present status of all relevant deeds of guarantee or other legal documents, the financial status of the signatories and whether the legal agreements have created financial difficulty for any non-government persons or organisations;

(e)     whether there were any conflicts of interest or other imprudent or improper behaviour by any person or persons, Government or non-Government, involved with the project and whether the appropriate processes were followed in relation to –

                                             i.      the plannning of the stages of the project;

                                           ii.      the awarding and monitoring of consultancies;

                                          iii.      the tendering process;

                                          iv.      the letting of contracts;

                                            v.      the construction of the Stadium; and

                                          vi.      the ongoing management of the Stadium; and

(f)   the Auditor-General be requested to include in his report recommendations for Government and the Parliament where appropriate.

The Minister for Industry and Trade moved – That the debate be further adjourned.

 

Question put

House divided (No 1):

 


                 Ayes, 21

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

(Teller) Hon I F Evans


        Noes, 21

 

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Lewis

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

(Teller) Mr De Laine


 

         Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Ayes.

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered – That the adjourned debate be made an Order of the Day for Thursday 25 November.

 


13      Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 3 to 5 be postponed until Thursday 25 November.

 

14      Paper

The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Auditor-General – Supplementary Report for 1998-99 on Agency Audit Reports

Ordered to be published (Paper No 4E).

 

15      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      South Australian Motor Sport Board – Report, 1998-99

 

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

      Aboriginal Housing Authority – Report, 1998-99

      Administration of the Radiation Protection and Control Act – Report, 1998-99

      Commissioner of Charitable Funds – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 50)

      Department for Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 37)

      Department of Human Services and South Australian Health Commission –

            Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 121)

      TransAdelaide – Report, 1998-99

      Office of the Public Advocate – Report, 1998-99

      Optometrists Board – Report, 1998-99

      Passenger Transport Board – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 19)

      South Australian Community Housing Authority – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Housing Trust – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 42)

      Transport SA – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) for the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

      Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board – Actuarial Report, as at 30 June 1999

      Freedom of Information Act – Report, 1998-99

      Industrial Relations Court and Commission – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 86)

      Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Committee – Report, 1998-99

      Privacy Committee of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      State Records of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      State Supply Board – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 99)

 

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

      Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 92)

      Murray-Darling Basin Commission – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) –

      State Emergency Services SA – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 150)

 


By the Minister for Tourism (J L Hall) –

      Adelaide Convention Centre – Report, 1998-99

      Seventh Australian Masters Games Corporation – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Tourism Commission – Report, 1998-99

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 155).

 

16      Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee – Report – Impacts of Past and Present Coal Mining Operations on the Health of Workers and Residents of Leigh Creek and Environs

The Minister for Government Enterprises(Hon M H Armitage) brought up the Second Report of the Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee on Impacts of Past and Present Coal Mining Operations on the Health of Workers and Residents of Leigh Creek and Environs.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 192).

 

17      Publishing Committee – First Report

Mr Venning brought up the First Report (Third Session) of the Publishing Committee.

 

The Report recommending the publishing of the following papers;

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 84)

Administrative and Information Services, Department for – Report, 1998-99 (Paper

   No 98)

Ageing, Office for the – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 144)

Art Gallery of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 41)

Auditor-General’s Department, Operations of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 4A)

Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Board of the – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 13)

Budget Outcomes – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 3)

Chiropractors Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 145)

Classification Council, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 116)

Construction Industry Training Board – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 129)

Consumer Affairs, Commissioner for – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No75)

Correctional Services, Department of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 38)

Country Fire Service, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 130)

Courts Administration Authority – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 147)

Dairy Authority of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 52)

Dental Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 79)

Education, Training and Employment, Department of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper

   No 103)

ETSA Corporation – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 64)

Film Corporation, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 80)

Government Financing Authority, South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper

   No 48)

History Trust of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 118)

Industry and Trade, Department of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 169)

Justice Portfolio (Incorporating the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General’s             Department) - Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 151)

Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper

            No 136)

Libraries Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 54)

Local Government Finance Authority – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 43)

Local Government Grants Commission – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 106)

Lotteries Commission of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 32)

Medical Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 57)

Metropolitan Fire Service, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 40)

Motor Accident Commission – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 61)

Museum Board, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 8)

Nurses Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 82)

Police, South Australian – Report and Statistical Review, 1998-99 (Paper No 53)

Police Superannuation Board – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 55)

Ports Corporation South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 24)

Premier and Cabinet, Department of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 91)

Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 149)

Public Employment, Office of the Commissioner for - Report, 1998-99 (Paper

   No 114)

Public Employment, Office of the Commissioner for – South Australian Public Sector Workforce Information, 1998-99 (Paper No 144A)

Soil Conservation Council – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 126)

State Electoral Office – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 148)

State Opera of South Australia – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 123)

State Theatre Company – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 96)

Superannuation Board, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 67)

Totalizator Agency Board, South Australian – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 33)

Treasury and Finance, Department of – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 146)

Water Corporation, SA – Report, 1998-99 (Paper No 35).

 

18      Suspension of Standing Orders

Hon M D Rann, 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.

 

Ordered – That the allotted time for this debate be:

Mover – 20 minutes

Principal speaker in opposition – 20 minutes

Four other Members – 10 minutes each.

 

         No Confidence in the Premier and Treasurer – Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to order, moved – That this House has lost confidence in the Premier as a Minister of the Crown and Leader of the Government, and in the Treasurer as a Minister of the Crown, as it is of the view that they, on behalf of the Government, have seriously compromised the State’s interests in their handling of the ETSA privatisation process and in their refusal to extend the bid process.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put.

         House divided (No 2):

 


                       Ayes, 20

 

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

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

(Teller) Hon M D Rann


        Noes, 24

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

(Teller) Hon J W Olsen


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

19      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

20      Mining (Royalty) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development, (Hon R G Kerin) pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

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      Statutes Repeal (Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional        Development Portfolio) 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 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.

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.

 

22      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 2.

 

23      Barley Marketing (Miscellaneous No. 2) 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.


24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Electricity) Bill                                         Message No 16

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996, the Electricity Corporations Act 1994 and the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Act 1999, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 17 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         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 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.

 

25      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved – That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

26      Statutes Amendment (Electricity) Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

                                       Clauses Nos 1 to 20 agreed to.

                                       Title agreed to.

 

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The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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.

 


27      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Southern State Superannuation (Salary) Amendment Bill         Message No 17

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

      Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                  J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         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 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 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.

 

28      Land Tax (Intensive Agistment) 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.

 

29      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy 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.

 

         Joint Committee on the Electricity Businesses Disposal Process – Motion  re

The Deputy Premier then moved –

I.      That in the opinion of this House, a Joint Committee be appointed to provide a means by which any concerns of the Auditor-General in relation to the electricity businesses disposal process in South Australia can be expeditiously communicated to the Parliament throughout the duration of the lease process;

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

III.   That Joint Standing Order No 6 be so far suspended as to enable the Chairman to vote on every question, but when the votes are equal the Chairman shall also have a casting vote; and

IV.  That a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

         Question put and passed.

 

30      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Criminal Law Consolidation (Serious Criminal Trespass)

         Amendment Bill                                                                          Message No 18

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935; and to make a related amendment to the Summary Procedure Act 1921, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill 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 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.

 

31      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Industry and Trade, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Hindmarsh Island Bridge Bill and the Criminal Law (Sentencing)(Sentencing Principles) Amendment Bill, when received to, pass through all 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.

 

32      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Criminal Law (Sentencing)(Sentencing Principles)

         Amendment Bill                                                                          Message No 19

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         The Minister for Industry and Trade, pursuant to order, 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.

 


         Hindmarsh Island Bridge Bill                                                      Message No 20

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to ensure payment to the Crown of certain amounts on account of the construction of a bridge between Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

The Legislative Council draws the attention of the House of Assembly to clause No 4, printed in erased type, which clause, being a money clause, cannot originate in the Legislative Council, but which is deemed necessary to the Bill.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                New Clause No 4 inserted.

                                                Clauses Nos 5 to 10 agreed to.

                                                Schedule agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

         Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment)

         Amendment Bill                                                                          Message No 21

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Building Work Contractors (GST) Amendment Bill                     Message No 22

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Heritage (Delegations by the Minister) Amendment Bill             Message No 23

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Heritage Act 1993, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 18 November 1999                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

33      Next day of sitting

         The Deputy Premier moved – That the House at its rising adjourn until tomorrow at  2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 


34      Yumbarra Conservation Park – Draft Proclamation - Mining - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Environment and Heritage – That this House requests His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 43(2) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 that declares that rights of entry, prospecting, exploration and mining under the Mining Act 1971 may be acquired and exercised in respect of that proportion of the Yumbarra Conservation Park being Section 457, north out of Hundreds, county of Way (Fowler); and that a message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting its concurrence thereto.

Debate resumed.

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

 

35      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 10.47 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 24 November 1999

 

Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports –

 

The Minister for Government Enterprises to move – That the Second Report of the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation on Impacts of Past and Present Coal Mining Operations on the Health of Workers and Residents of Leigh Creek and Environs be noted.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Atkinson.

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Mr Hamilton-Smith, Mrs Penfold.

               Noes - Mr Atkinson, Ms Ciccarello.

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - Mr Atkinson.

               Noes - Mr Lewis.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY