No 16

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 24 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       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

               Police Act - Commissioner of Police, Directions to - Operations Intelligence Division

 

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

               Bank Mergers (South Australia) Act - Regulations - St George/Advance

 

          By the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin) -

               South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board - Report, 1996-97.

 

4       Questions

          Questions without notice were asked.

 

5       Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

6       Valuation of Land (Miscellaneous) 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 14 agreed to.

Clause No 15 read.

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 Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

7       Evidence (Use of Audio and Audio Visual Links) 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 and 2 agreed to.

Clause No 3 read.

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 Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

8       Valuation of Land (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Ordered – That further consideration of this Bill in Committee be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 15 further considered and agreed to..

Clause agreed to.

Clauses Nos 16 and 17 agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Clause 14 reconsidered, amended and 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.

 

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

Ordered – That further consideration of this Bill in Committee be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 3 further considered and 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.


 

10      Motor Vehicles (Disabled Persons’ Parking Permits) 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.

 

11      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Tobacco Products Regulation (Licence Fees) Amendment Bill                 Message No 45

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1                                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

        

         Police Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                         Message No 46

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Adjustment of Superannuation Pensions) Bill               Message No 47

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Judges’ Pensions Act 1971, the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990 and the Superannuation Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

Ordered - that the second reading be taken into consideration on motion.

 

         Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                    Message No 48

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

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                   J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

        

 

12      Motor Vehicles (Disabled Persons’ Parking Permits) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Messages) resumed.

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 8 agreed to.

Clause No 9 read.

Ms Rankine moved on page 3, line 28, to leave out “ 6 months’’ and insert in lieu thereof “1 month”.

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

                                               Clause agreed to.

Clause No 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 without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

13      Motor Vehicles (Wrecked or Written Off Vehicles) 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.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

14      Road Traffic (Vehicle Identifiers) 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 and 2 agreed to.

Clause No 3 read.

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 Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

15      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Native Title) Bill                                                      Message No 49

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Native Title (South Australia) Act 1994 and the Opal Mining Act 1995 to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                            J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         The Minister for Government Enterprises moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

         Legal Practitioners (Qualifications) Amendment Bill                                 Message No 50

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendment by the House of Assembly in the Legal Practitioners (Qualifications) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                            J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

 

         Children’s Services (Child Care) Amendment Bill                                     Message No 51

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Children’s Services Act 1985, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

          Legislative Council, 24 March 1998                                                            J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

Page 2 (clause 5) - After line 22 insert the following:-

(2ba)  An exemption granted under subsection (2b) will apply only in relation to –

(a) if the exemption is granted under subsection (2b)(a) –  children of the family specified in the exemption; or

(b)  if the exemption is granted under subsection (2b)(b) –  the children in the care of the care provider at the time the exemption is granted; or

(c)  if the exemption is granted under subsection (2b)(c) –  the children in the care of the care provider immediately prior to the commencement of that subsection.

     J M Davis, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

Ordered - That consideration of the amendment be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

16      Road Traffic (Vehicle Identifiers) Amendment Bill

Ordered – That further consideration of this Bill in Committee be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 3 further considered, amended and 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.

 

17      Adjournment

The Deputy Premier (Hon G A Ingerson) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 8.53 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

     For Thursday 26 March 1998

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Hon D C Wotton to move – That this House calls on the Government to give urgent consideration to the need for incentives to be provided which will encourage the retention of land for primary production in the Mt Lofty catchment recognising the importance and the fragility of the catchment in providing an essential source of water for Metropolitan Adelaide and in particular calls on the Government to introduce as policy the waiving of costs associated with the amalgamation of titles within the catchment as one such important incentive.

 

Hon R B Such to move – That this House calls on the Federal Government to provide the necessary resources to enable the ABC to adequately prepare for and introduce digital transmission of services to both city and country areas.

 

 

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      Present during the day - All Members except the Hon J L Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   J K G Oswald

                                                                                                   SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY