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                                                                                               No. 16

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                      THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 1991

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Hillcrest Hospital - Motion re

                Dr Armitage, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns plans to close

                    Hillcrest Hospital in the absence of specific information with regard to factors such as the locations to which long term beds will be transferred, the facilities which will be provided for the care of the mentally ill in the community, and other features necessary for the provision of a first-class mental health service.

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

 

 3             HomeStart Scheme - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes with

                    satisfaction that after just two years, the HomeStart Scheme has made it possible for 7 000 families to get into home ownership with loans totalling $500 million.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    next.

 

 4             Elizabeth/Munno Para Project - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the positive

                    impact the Elizabeth/Munno Para Project is having on the community in that area.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 24

                    October.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 4 to 6 be Notices of Motion

                    for Thursday next.

 

 6             Cavan Secure Centre - Motion re

                Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House expresses its

                    dissatisfaction with the reply by the Minister of Family and Community Services which was given to the Member for Morphett on Tuesday 8 October when he required a deferral of the plans for the proposed Youth Detention Centre at Cavan until after the Select Committee on Juvenile Justice has had an opportunity to address the subject, and calls on the Government to withdraw the plans from the Public Works Standing Committee so as not to pre-empt any deliberations by the Select Committee.


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                Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until

                    Thursday 31 October.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                                      It being 12.00 noon, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

 7             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

 8             Federal Industry Statement Incentives - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings - That this

                    House calls on the Federal Government to implement a counter recessionary package aimed at promoting employment and training opportunities, bringing forward major infrastructure programs and expanding initiatives announced in the March Industry Statement.

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    31 October.

 

 9             Aboriginal Languages - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House supports a major strategy to save and revive those Aboriginal languages unique to South Australia that are in danger of being lost unless a comprehensive Aboriginal culture and language program is developed.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

10           Enterprise Bargaining - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mrs Hutchison - That this House

                    applauds moves by the Government to ensure that trade unions are involved in the development of enterprise bargaining arrangements and declares its opposition to any attempt to implement legislation similar to the Employment Contracts Act recently introduced in New Zealand and further, this House calls on the Federal Parliament to resist any moves to implement such legislation at the national level.

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    31 October.

 

11           United States Wheat Subsidies - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House supports the action by the Australian Government over its strong criticism of the United States Government's decision to further undermine the viability of Australian wheat farmers by subsidising that country's wheat exports to China and the Yemen.


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                Debate resumed.

                Mr Lewis moved to leave out all words after the word "action" and insert in lieu

                    thereof the words as follow: "of the Australian Government in advocating a `fairer playing field' in world trade in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, and regrets the consequences of the trade war now being waged by the United States Government against European Economic Community and other subsidised agricultural export producers which has had a detrimental effect on the viability of Australian farmers by weakening the markets for their products, and calls on the Australian Government to abandon the `high relative interest rate/high dollar' fiscal policy, allowing the Australian dollar to fall it its natural lower exchange rate, thereby restoring higher farm gate prices and viability to our farmers."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until                           Thursday 31 October.

 

12           Select Committee on Privacy - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Report of

                    the Select Committee on Privacy be noted.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned

                    until Thursday 31 October.

 

13           Petitions Nos 93 to 101

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                    presentation:

 

                93  Dr Armitage, from 3 746 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government not to close the Hillcrest Hospital.

 

                94  Dr Armitage, from 38 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to provide for the administration of coin operated gaming machines in licenced clubs and hotels by the Liquor Licensing Commission and the Independent Gaming Corporation.

 

                95 to 99  Messrs S.G. Evans, Ingerson and Oswald, Hon. J.P. Trainer and Mr Venning,

                    from 371 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                100  Mr Ingerson, from 1 502 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to revert to the previous water-rating system.

 

                101  Mr Meier, from 75 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to reinstate the ban on netting in waters greater than two metres deep and close Hardwicke Bay to prawn boat operators.

 

14           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

15           Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Land Tax

                    (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 


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16           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the time for moving the

                    adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

17           Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                              Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 3 read.

                Question - That the clause stand as printed - put.

                Committee divided (No. 1):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes, 22.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                    Ayes.

                So it was passed in the affirmative.

                                              Clause agreed to.


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                Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 1, after line 16, to insert new clause as follows:

                3a.  Insertion of s. 12a.  The following section is inserted after section 12 of the

                    principal Act:

                12a. Special Rebate from 1992/1993 and 1993/1994  (1)  The Treasurer must, during

                    each of the financial years 1992/1993 and 1993/1994, as soon as practicable after the rates of land tax that are to be applied under this Act for the particular financial year are, in the opinion of the Treasurer, fixed, on the recommendation of the Under-Treasurer, by notice in the Gazette, make-

                    (a) an estimation of the total amount of land tax levied under this Act in respect of the preceding financial year (and that amount will, for the purposes of this section, be designated as "LT1" for the particular financial year);

                    (b)     an estimation of the total amount of land tax that will, on the basis of the rates of land tax that are to be applied for the particular financial year, be levied under this Act in respect of that financial year (and that amount will, for the purposes of this section, be designated as "LT2" for the particular financial year);

                    and

                    (c) an estimation of the rate of inflation, (expressed as a percentage) that is expected to apply for the particular financial year (and that rate will, for the purposes of this section, be designated as "RI%" for the particular financial year).

 

                    (2) If, on the basis of a notice published under subsection (1) in respect of a

                          particular financial year, the following is true:

                          LT2 > LT1 + (LT1 x RI%),

                          a taxpayer is entitled to a partial remission of land tax in respect of that financial

                          year equal to X% of the land tax that would, but for this subsection, be payable.

                          (3) In subsection (2)-

                          "X" means an amount (expressed as a percentage), published by the Treasurer in

                          the notice under subsection (1), determined as follows:

                          X = (LT2 - (LT1 + (LT1 x RI%)) 100

                                           LT2

                          (4) For the purposes of this section-

                          (a)      an estimation of total land tax levied under this Act must be made to the nearest multiple of $100 000;

                          (b)     the rate of inflation will be based on an estimation of changes in the Consumer Price Index (all groups index for Adelaide);

                          and

                          (c)      any percentage will be expressed to one decimal place (rounding up or down to the nearest such decimal place).

                          (5) An estimation or determination of the Treasurer under this section may not be

                          challenged or called into question in any legal proceedings.

                Question - That new Clause No. 3a be inserted - put.


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                Committee divided (No. 2):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

       Noes, 22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                    Noes.

                So it was passed in the negative.

 

                                              Clause No. 4 agreed to.

                                              Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and

                    had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                The Minister of Finance moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Question put.


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                House divided (No. 3):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes, 22.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                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.

               

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

18           Next day of sitting

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn

                    until Wednesday 16 October at 2.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

19           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 5.23 p.m. until Wednesday 16 October at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                                                           MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For 16 October 1991

                Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Agriculture to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to

                amend the Wheat Marketing Act 1989.

 


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For 17 October 1991

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mr Gunn to move - That the Regulations under the Local and District Criminal Courts Act

                1926 relating to Local Court Fees, made on 15 August 1991 and laid on the table of this House on 20 August 1991 be disallowed.

               

                                                                                                                   

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. T. Chapman.

 

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

 

                Division No. -     1   

                    Ayes -    Hon. J.P. Trainer.

                    Noes -  Hon. T. Chapman.

 

 

                Division No. - 2

                    Ayes -  Hon. T. Chapman.

                    Noes -    Hon. J.P. Trainer.

 

 

                Division No. - 3

                    Ayes -    Hon. J.P. Trainer.

                    Noes -    Hon. T. Chapman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY