No. 16

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                       

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 1993

 

 

 1    Meeting of House

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

 

 2    Petitions Nos 38 to 42

      The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for presentation:

 

      38  The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) from 62 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to cut funding to Child Parent Centres.

 

      39 Mr Becker from 54 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government    to phase out intensive animal husbandry practices.

 

      40 Mr Becker from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government    to re-introduce capital punishment for crimes of homicide.

 

      41 Hon. J.L. Cashmore from 1 150 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                          Government to accept liability for damage to the property of Mr De Corso caused by a burst Engineering and Water Supply Department water main.  

 

      42 Hon. B.C. Eastick from 854 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to commence construction of the proposed Swan Reach water filtration plant.

 

 3    Answers to questions

      Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 13, 25, 35, 37, 54, 61, 68, 74, 78, 81, 86 to 88, 94, 95, 98 to 101, 103, 105 to 109, 114 to 117, 122 and 124 to 126 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 4    Register of Member's Interests - Statement

      The Speaker laid on the Table the Statement of the Registrar of Members' Interests, 1992-93.

      Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 133).

 


 5    Papers

      The following Papers were tabled:

 

      By the Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

      Parliamentary Superannuation Scheme - Report, 1992-93

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Superannuation -

          Prescribed Authorities - SAOFS, SAGASCO

          Child, Adolescent and Family Health Service Employees Transfer to State Scheme

          State Scheme (Bordertown Hospital) Amendment

          State Scheme (Kingston Solider's Memorial Hospital) Amendment

        Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) -

          MBH Fund Closure

          SAHC - Visiting Medical Officers Fund

      Report of the Inquiry into Matters Relating to the Establishment and Operation of the Adelaide Casino

 

      By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations   (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

      Local Government Superannuation Board - Report, 1992-93

      South Australian Urban Land Trust - Report, 1992-93

      District Court Act 1991 - District Court Rules - Various

      Planning Act 1982 - Crown Development Report on Proposed Development, Hundreds of         Adelaide and Noarlunga

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Local Government -

          Expiation Fees - Angle Parking

          Parking - Amendments

        Summary Offences - Dangerous Articles - Variation

        Urban Land Trust - Northfield Development Area

      Corporation By-laws -

        Happy Valley - No. 9 - Moveable Signs

        Whyalla -

          No. 1 - Permits and Penalties

          No. 2 - Foreshore Area

      District Council By-laws -

        Mannum - No. 2 - Streets

        Millicent - No. 8 - Dogs

        Port MacDonnell - No. 2 - Council Land

 

      By the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

      Adelaide Festival Centre Trust - Report, 1992-93

      Art Gallery of South Australia - Report, 1992-93

      Department for the Arts and Cultural Heritage - Report, 1992-93

      Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia - Report, 1992-93

      South Australian Museum Board - Report, 1992-93

      State Theatre Company - Report, 1992-93

      Regulations under the following Acts -

        Fair Trading - Trade Measurement

        Trade Measurement -

          Sale by Volume or Measurement

          Weighbridges

          Measuring Instruments

          Pre-packed Articles

        Trade Measurement Administration - Fees and Charges - Various

 

 

 

      By the Minister of Education, Employment and Training  (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

      University of Adelaide - Report, 1992

 

      By the Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

      Pipelines Authority of South Australia - Report, 1992-93

      Electricity Trust of South Australia Act - Regulations - Bushfire Risk Area - Clearances

 

      By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

      Government Management and Employment Act - Regulations - Various - Remade

 

      By the Minister of State Services (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

      State Clothing Corporation - Report, 1992-93

      State Supply Board - Report, 1992-93

 

      By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

      Department of Marine and Harbors - Report, 1992-93

      Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Board - Report, 1992-93

      Department of Road Transport - Report, 1992-93

      Boating Act - Regulations - Speed Controls (Balgowan)

      Harbors Act - Regulations -

        Speed Limit Exemptions - Port Adelaide River

        Port River Speed Restriction - Submarine Corporation

 

      By the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) -

      South Australian Health Commission Act - Regulations -

        Compensable and Non-Medicare Patient Fees

        Independent Living Centre - Audit.

 

  8   Social Development Committee - Leave to sit

      The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, by leave, moved - That the Social Development Committee have leave to sit during the sitting of the House tomorrow.

      Question put and passed.

 

 9    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Members Bills) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

10    Constitution (Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission) Amendment Bill

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

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a second time.

 

                                 In Committee

                       Clause No. 1 read.

 

      To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

                                                        

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson 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 Wednesday next.

 

11    Stamp Duties (Refinancing of Loans) Amendment Bill

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

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Venning, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

12    Summary Offences Act - Regulations - Traffic Expiation Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences Act 1953 relating to Traffic Expiation Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

13    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 2 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

14    Supreme Court Act - Regulations - Court Transcript Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

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

 

15    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 4 to 6 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

16    Firearms Act - General Regulations - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the General Regulations under the Firearms Act 1977 made on 29 April and laid on the Table of this House on 4 May 1993, be disallowed.

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

 

17    Postponement of business

      Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 8 to 16 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

18    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

19    Economic and Finance Committee, Seventh Report - Motion to note

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That the Seventh Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on an Inquiry into the Use of External Consultants by Government Departments and Statutory Authorities be noted.

      Debate resumed.

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

 

20    Postponement of business

      Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 3 and 4 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

21    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 1 to 3 be postponed and taken     into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 4.

 


22    Operation Hygiene - Motion re

      Mr S.G. Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That in the opinion of this House there should be an independent inquiry into Operation Hygiene.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

23    Vehicles used in SACE Driver Education Courses - Motion re

      Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House supports the registration and comprehensive insurance of vehicles used in SACE Driver Education Courses being fully funded by the Department of Education as a curriculum resource.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

24    Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Line - Motion re

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Commonwealth Government to take all necessary steps to ensure the construction of the Alice Springs to Darwin railway line commences as soon as possible.

      Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

25    Isolated Children, Financial Assistance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the State Government to immediately increase the financial assistance to the parents of isolated students who qualify for State Government assistance to the same level that applies in Queensland.

      Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

26    Yates, Mr Bruce - Motion re

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to make available to Mr Bruce Yates of Lockleys all documents held by the Department of Family and Community Services relating to the alleged child sexual abuse of his children Zoe and Angus.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

27    Government Economic Management - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier - That this House condemns the Government for its abysmal record of financial mismanagement, record unemployment, deterioration of essential services and broken promises and urges the people of South Australia to vent their anger on the Government through the ballot box at the next State election.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 20 October.

 

28    State Bank and Government Asset Management Division Operations - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House questions whether the State Bank or the Government Asset Management Division (Bad Bank) are being operated in the best interests of taxpayers and businesses.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 20 October.

 

29    Mitcham Hills Roads - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.G. Evans - That in the opinion of this House an improved road system must be created in the Mitcham Hills including upgrading of Old Belair Road.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put.

     


      House divided (No. 1):

         Ayes, 20.                                                       Noes, 23.

         Hon. H. Allison

         Dr Armitage

         Hon. P.B. Arnold

         Mr D.S. Baker

         Mr S.J. Baker

         Mr Becker

         Mr Blacker

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Hon. J.L. Cashmore

         Hon. B.C. Eastick

         Mr Gunn

         Mr Ingerson

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Lewis

         Mr Matthew

         Mr Oswald

         Mr Such

         Mr Venning

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

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. J.P. Trainer

Mr Holloway (Teller)

      So it passed in the negative.

 

30    Postponement of business

      Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 4 and 5 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 20 October.

 

31    World Heritage Listing for Lake Eyre Region - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Brown - That this House -

      (a)  rejects the concept of World Heritage Listing for the Lake Eyre region because it does not guarantee protection of environmentally significant and highly sensitive areas, in particular the Coongie Lakes and the Mound Springs, but does jeopardise pastoral and mining pursuits important to South Australia; and

      (b)  believes more energetic and speedier protection of the State's environmental and economic interests in the Lake Eyre Basin are necessary and so recommends the adoption of the Liberal Party's policy on this issue:

      Debate resumed.

      Hon. D.J. Hopgood moved to leave out all words after the words "House" and inserting in lieu thereof the words -

      (a)  defers consideration of the concept of World Heritage listing for the Lake Eyre region until a detailed assessment is made of whether listing would provide protection of environmentally significant and sensitive areas, in particular the Coongie Lakes and the Mound Springs, and would not jeopardise ecologically sustainable pastoral and mining pursuits important to South Australia; and

      (b)  believes energetic and speedy protection of the State's environmental and economic interests in the Lake Eyre Basin are necessary and therefore supports the South Australian Government's proposal to carry out, with the support of the Federal Government, a major survey into the environmental values of the Basin and the options for its ecologically sustainable development.

      Debate continued.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 20 October.

 


32    Adelaide Central Missions' Lifeline - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That the House congratulates Adelaide Central Missions' Lifeline on having obtained its 30th anniversary, commends and expresses thanks to the paid and volunteer staff who have given many thousands of hours in helping people in crisis and wishes the new Friends of Lifeline organisation well in providing further support for this magnificent community service.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

33    Australian Cycling Team - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr DeLaine - That this House congratulates the Australian Cycling Team, and in particular the South Australian members of the Team, for their history making performance in becoming, for the first time, the number one cycling nation in the world at the current World Cycling Championships in Hamar, Norway.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

34    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

35    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 10 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday   20 October.

 

36    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 11 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

37    Recycling Program - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House condemns the Minister of Environment and Land Management on his failure to provide a coordinating role for recycling programs and give sufficient attention to the urgent need to obtain markets for recycled goods and further condemns the Minister for attacking local government regarding its role in creating recycling programs and threatening heavy handed legislation while refusing to take a more responsible role in this important matter.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

38    Rural Sector Restoration - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier - That this House recognises the extent of the rural recession and the importance of rural South Australia to our economy and social structure and urges the Government to implement both short and long term policies which will ensure the rural sector is once again restored to a place of importance.

      Debate resumed.

      Mrs Hutchison moved to leave out all words after the words "structure and" and insert in lieu   thereof the words:

      "recognises the Government's short and long term policies aimed at reviving South Australia's rural     sector."

      Debate continued.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 3     November.

 

39    Discharge of business

      Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 14 read.

      Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

40    Pensioner Investment - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion - That the Legislative Council -

      I As a matter of urgency, expresses its grave concern at the adverse financial impact on thousands of South Australian pensioners holding certain financial investments resulting from Federal Parliament's amendments to Social Security and Veteran Affairs legislation, and calls on the Federal Parliament to enact repealing legislation.

      II  Directs the President to convey this Resolution to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Federal Opposition.

      III Resolved that a Message be sent to the House of Assembly transmitting the foregoing Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

41    Select Committee on Health Administration

      The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of Select Committee on Health Administration be extended until Tuesday 16 November.

      Question put and passed.

 

42    Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B - Reports

      Order of the Day read for bringing up the Reports of Estimates Committees A and B.

      Hon. D.J. Hopgood brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A.

      Ordered - That the Report be received.

      Hon. D.J. Hopgood brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee A.

      Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

      Hon. J.C. Bannon brought up the Report of Estimates Committee B.

      Ordered - That the Report be received.

      Hon. J.C. Bannon brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee B.

      Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

      The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety moved - That the proposed   expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

      Debate ensued.

 

43    Extension of time for adjournment

      The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom), moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

      Question put and passed.

 

44    Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B Reports

      Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

45    Adjournment

      House adjourned at 10.35 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                       

 

                       MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 7 October 1993

      Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the State Lotteries Act 1966.

 


For Wednesday 13 October 1993

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mr Becker to move - That this House congratulates the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bid Committee upon their successful campaign.

 

Mrs Kotz to move - That this House calls for a simultaneous increase in Medicare gap insurance to cover the proposed national increase in medical charges and urges the Premier to vociferously protest to the Federal Government at its lack of action in introducing gap insurance schemes to cover the difference between the Medicare rebate and the proposed schedule fee increase and further calls on the Premier and the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to publicly reject any fee increases which will disadvantage women in accessing mammography screenings to detect breast cancer.

 

 

For Wednesday 20 October 1993

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mrs Kotz to move - That this House supports the actions of Mrs Sonia Duval and the women members of the Modbury YWCA in collecting donated personal items to be sent to the women and children in refugee camps in Bosnia and congratulates them and Mrs Lena Caporaso OAM who organised the distribution through Austcare of these items from South Australian women to ease the hardships endured by Bosnian women and children.

 

Mrs Kotz to move - That this House condemns the Federal Government's moves to close the Adelaide Naval Base HMAS Encounter which supports the South Australian Naval Reserve, Naval Reserve Cadet forces and many other important functions and calls on the Federal Government to retain the Base for both its historical and operational functions which are important to this State.

 

                                                        

 

 

      Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               N.T. Peterson

                               SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY