No 15

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 19 MARCH 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       Public Works Committee – Report - Rehabilitation of Highland Irrigation District - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Sixty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Rehabilitation of Highland Irrigation District - Adelaide Institute of TAFE, be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 4 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

4       Public Works Committee - Report - Repatriation General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1 - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Sixty-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Repatriation General Hospital Redevelopment - Stage 1, be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 6 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

6       Select Committee on Certain Matters relating to Primary and Secondary Education - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms White - That a Select Committee be established to consider and report on the following matters of importance to primary and secondary education in South Australia:

(a)   the financial and operational impacts on school and learning of the introduction of information technology to South Australian Government schools including the EDSAS and DECStech 2000 Technology Programmes;

(b)   issues relating to the provision of education to country students and the disadvantages they face;

(c)   the effects of school closures on the provision of education to school communities;

(d)   the fall in retention rates to year 12 and the related issues of the recognition of vocational education within the South Australian Certificate of Education and the transition of students from school to employment; and

(e)   any other related matter; and

that the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence to the 1996 Legislative Council Select Committee on Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education in South Australia be requested for referral to the Committee.

 

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon G M Gunn, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

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It being Midday, Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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7       Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Other Motions to be postponed until Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations  No 2 is 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.

 

 8      Freedom of Information (Public Opinion Polls) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

In Committee

                                                  Clause No 2 further considered, amended and agreed to.

New Clause No 3 inserted.

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 amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

9       Health Service Funding – Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House condemns the Government for cuts to expenditure on health services and funding to hospitals during its previous term.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 3.

 

11      Citizenship Fee – Motion re

Mr Scalzi , pursuant to notice, moved - That this House urge the Federal Government to waive the citizenship fee, as an act of goodwill, for people who have resided in Australia for twenty or more years in order that they may fully participate as Australians in the Centenary of Federation celebration in 2001.

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

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions Nos 1 to 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Other Motions No 6.

 

13      Electoral Districts Names - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Atkinson - That this House advise the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission that its policy for naming State Districts should give priority to city, town and district names ahead of the names of deceased South Australians.

Debate resumed.

 

Hon R B Such moved to amend the motion by leaving out the words “that its policy for” and inserting in lieu thereof the words ”to consider the option of” and leaving out the words “should give priority to city, town and district names ahead of the names of deceased South Australians” and inserting in lieu thereof the words ”city, town and district names ahead of the names of deceased persons”.

 

Debate continued.

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

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

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

15      National Farmers Federation - Labour Relations - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Clarke - That this House condemns the Federal Liberal Government and the National Farmers Federation for their provocative approach to water front reforms in Australia, and in particular:

(a) their support for current and past serving members of the Australian Defence Forces to participate in an ill fated overseas strike breaking training exercise;

(b) their support for the conspiracy entered into between Patrick Stevedores and the National Farmers Federation front company to establish a union busting stevedoring company at Webb Dock, Victoria;

and calls on the Federal Government and the National Farmers Federation to recognise that just and fairly negotiated settlements between management, unions and the workers involved can achieve more in terms of productivity and improved labour relations.

Debate resumed.

 

It being 1.00 pm, the motion was further adjourned (Mr De Laine) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

16      Messages from the Governor

         The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

        

         Assent to Bill                                                                                             Message No 8

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Act has been assented to during the present Session, viz.-

No. 1 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Mutual Recognition (South Australia) Act 1993.

Government House, 18 March 1998                                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill                         Message No 9

- Recommending

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill 1998.

Government House, 18 March 1998                                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

17      Petition No 40

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

 

40    Hon R B Such, from 1 425 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide ongoing funding for the eradication of the European Wasp.

 

         18   Register of Members’ Interests - Statement

The Speaker laid on the table the Statement of the Registrar of Members’ Interests – March 1998 .

Ordered to be printed (Paper No 133A ).

 

19      Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 45, 50, 52, 54, 58, and 67 and answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

20      Questions

          Questions without notice were asked.

 

21      Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

22      Evidence (Use of Audio and Audio Visual Links) Amendment Bill

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

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Foley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

23      Petroleum Products Regulation (Licence Fees and Subsidies) 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.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 28 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.

 

24      International Transfer of Prisoners (South Australia) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

 

Bill read a second time.

Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

25      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Aboriginal Lands Trust (Native Title) Amendment Bill                               Message No 42

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 19 March 1998                                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

        


Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Bill                                                  Message No 43

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Bill, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 19 March 1998                                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

26      Public Sector Management (Incompatible Public Offices) 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.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 3 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      Legal Practitioners (Qualifications) 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.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 12 agreed to.

New Clause No 13 inserted.

Clause No 14 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.

 

28      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

        

         Financial Institutions Duty (Dutiable Receipts) Amendment Bill                Message No 44

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Financial Institutions Duty Act 1983, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 19 March 1998                                                           J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

29      Statutes Amendment (Consumer Affairs) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 38 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 without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

30      Adjournment

The House adjourned at 5.17 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

        

               For Thursday 26 March 1998

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

 

Mr Hill to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Ombudsman Act 1972.

 

Ms White to move – That the Principal Regulations under the Technical and Further Education Act 1975, made on 28 August 1997 and laid on the table of this House on 2 December 1997, be disallowed.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Hon J W Olsen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY