No 15

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 8 JUNE 2006

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Flinders University 40th Anniversary - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates The Flinders University of South Australia on its 40th Anniversary and applauds the positive role played by universities in the life of this State

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

3       Anti-Social Behaviour - Overhaul of Policing, Judicial and Correctional Systems - Motion re

Hon R B Such, having by leave amended his motion of which notice had been given, moved - That this House

(a)           expresses its concern and dismay at the level of anti-social behaviour and crime which has existed in South Australia for many years; and

(b)           requests the Attorney General, Police Minister and Minister for Correctional Services to meet with relevant authorities, including the Chief Justice, Chief Judge, Chief Magistrate, Police Commissioner and other interested bodies, for the purpose of initiating an overhaul of our policing, judicial and correctional systems.

Ordered, on motion of Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

4       SHARE Program - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House applauds the expansion of the SHARE program in South Australian secondary schools as an initiative to arrest the high rate of teenage abortions and unwanted pregnancies in this State.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

5       Crime Prevention Strategies - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to adopt innovative and early intervention crime prevention strategies to help reduce the number of persons getting involved in anti-social and criminal activity.

Ordered, on motion of Attorney-General, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

6       Plebiscites at State Elections - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to provide an opportunity at State Elections for voters to voice their views, via a plebiscite, on what they think of various social issues, as well as to indicate their priorities for Government spending and commitment, with the process being organised and coordinated by the Electoral Commission.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

7       Off Road Cycleways and Walkways - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to establish a comprehensive system of off-road cycleways and walkways throughout the metropolitan area that would allow for safer commuting and recreational use.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

8       Dual Circle Bus Service - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to introduce a dual Circle Line Bus Service in the Eden Hills and associated areas, and in the Happy Valley and associated areas, respectively, to provide for a linkage to train stations, shopping centres, schools and other community facilities, and which will also integrate with existing bus and train services.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

9       Vehicle Number Plates - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to permit a wider range of vehicle number plates and in particular, sporting logos for those who wish to display their support for a particular team, and that the revenue raised from these sales be directed to junior sport development.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 June.

 

10      Food Labelling Standards - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House calls on the State Government and Food Standards Australia and New Zealand to

(a)           improve the standard of food labelling and making it easier for the consumer to comprehend;

(b)           set appropriate standards relating to health and other claims promoted on food labels;

(c)           require food manufacturers to list trans fatty acids on food labels;

(d)           require more detailed information including the percentage and source of imported components and ingredients; and

(e)           make it easier for consumers to be informed by way of displayed information on food which is made, packaged or retailed on site.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Hon R B Such, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 22 June.

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11      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon J D Hill) –

      Natural Resources Management Council – Report 2004-2005.

 

12      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon), that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

15      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon), that the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 20 June at 2.00 pm.

 

16      Statues Amendment (Electricity and Gas) Bill

The Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996 and the Gas 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 Mr Williams, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 20 June.

 

17      Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Regulated Substances) 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 Mr Williams, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

18      Address in Reply - Presentation

The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor would be prepared to receive the House for the purpose of presenting the Address in Reply at 4.15 pm today.

The Speaker, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply and other Members, then proceeded to Government House for the purpose of presenting the Address:

 

On his return, the Speaker informed the House that, accompanied by the mover and seconder of the Address in Reply to the Governor's Opening Speech and by other Members, he had proceeded to Government House and had there presented to Her Excellency the Address adopted by the House on 8 May, to which Her Excellency had been pleased to make the following reply:

 

The Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly –

Thank you for the Address-in-Reply to the Speech with which I opened the First Session of the Fifth-First Parliament.

I am confident that you will give your best consideration to all matters placed before you.

I pray for God’s blessing upon your deliberations.

M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

19      Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Regulated Substances) Bill

Ordered – That the adjourned debate on the second reading of this bill be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clause No 1 agreed to.

Clause No 2 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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 Tuesday 20 June.

 

20      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill), that the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.

 

 

21      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

Government Financing Authority (Insurance) Amendment Bill              Message No 15

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Government Financing Authority Act 1982, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 7 June 2006                                                     R K Sneath, PRESIDENT

 

Supply Bill                                                                                              Message No 16

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidation Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2007, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 8 June 2006                                                     R K Sneath, PRESIDENT

 

Criminal Law Consolidation (Throwing Objects at Moving Vehicles) Amendment Bill                                             Message No 17

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 8 June 2006                                                     R K Sneath, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

Amendment No 1

Clause 1, page 2, line 4—

Delete "Moving"

 

Amendment No 2

Clause 5, page 2, line 16—

Delete "moving"

 

Amendment No 3

Clause 5 (new section 32A), page 2, lines 18 and 19—

Delete "A person who throws a prescribed object at, or drops a prescribed object on, a moving vehicle is guilty of an offence." and substitute:

A person must not throw a prescribed object at, or drop a prescribed object on, a vehicle that is being driven on a road or road-related area, or being run on a busway, railway or tramway (whether, at the time the object is thrown or dropped, the vehicle is moving or stationary).

 

Amendment No 4

Clause 5 (new section 32A), page 3, after line 3—

Insert:

road and road-related area have the same meanings as in the Road Traffic Act 1961;

vehicle means—

     (a)     a vehicle that is propelled by a motor; or

     (b)     a vehicle that is run on a busway, railway or tramway; or

     (c)     a bicycle, tricyle or other similar vehicle for which the rider provides the motive force; or

     (d)     a vehicle that is drawn by an animal; or

     (e)     an animal that is being ridden by a person.

 

         J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That the consideration of the amendments be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 20 June.

 

 

 

 

         Development (Panels) Amendment Bills                                                Message No 18

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Ombudsman Act 1972, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 8 June 2006                                                     R K Sneath, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         The Minister for Families and Communities moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Williams, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 20 June.

 

Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) (Greenfields Pipelines Incentives) Amendment Bill                                    Message No 19

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 8 June 2006                                                     R K Sneath, PRESIDENT

 

22      Adjournment

The House adjourned at 6.06 pm until Tuesday 20 June at 2.00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon J J Snelling

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

Malcolm Lehman

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY