No 17

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2000

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Controlled Substances (Cultivation of Cannabis) Amendment Bill

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mr Lewis moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 December.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Thursday 7 December.

 

4       Select Committee on Water Resource Allocation and Management Policies - Motion re

         Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved - That a Select Committee be established to examine appropriate water resource allocation and management policies in relation to forestry and any other relevant matters.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Williams, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 December.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 4 to 9 be postponed until Thursday 7 December.

 

6       Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Mr Atkinson moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Hanna, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

Debate ensued.

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It being Midday, Notices of Motion: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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7       Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Other Motions to be postponed until Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations are disposed of.

Question put there being a negative voice.

 

      Division, only one No

Question put and the House proceeded to a division; but only one Member appearing on the side of the Noes, the Speaker declared the Ayes had it.

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

8       Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put.

         House divided (No 1):

 


                       Ayes, 28

 

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Mr Hanna

Ms Hurley

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Wright

Mr Atkinson (Teller)


        Noes, 16

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hill

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Mr Snelling

Ms Thompson

Mr Williams

Mr Foley (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 1 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon G M Gunn 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.

 

9       Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 12.57 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

10      Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Police Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill - Recommending                                           Message No 10

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 Police Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2000.

         Government House, 30 November 2000                                       E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

11      Petitions Nos 49 to 51

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

 

49   The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown), from 40 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

50   The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage), from 4,417 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government in association with the Adelaide City Council to upgrade the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.

 

51   Ms Rankine, from 56 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to establish a Police patrol base to service the Tea Tree Gully area.

 

12      Answers to questions

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

13      Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Auditor-General Supplementary Report – Electricity Businesses Disposal Process in South Australia: Arrangements for the Disposal of ETSA Utilities Pty Ltd and ETSA Power Pty Ltd: Some Audit Observations.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 4E).

 

14      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      Public Employment, Office of the Commissioner for – South Australian Public Sector

            Workforce Information at June 2000 - Addendum

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Consultancies, Advertising and Promotional Activities – Estimates Committee B Answer

      Controlled Substances Advisory Council – Report, 1998-99

      Controlled Substances Advisory Council – Report, 1999-2000

 

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

      Children’s Services – Report, 1999-2000

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) –

      South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity – Report, 1999-2000.

 

By the Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) –

      Recharge Water Management Areas – Lower South East.

 

By the Minister for Minerals and Energy (Hon W A Matthew) –

      Technical Regulator Gas – Report, 1999-2000  

 

15      Publishing Committee – First Report

Mr Venning brought up the First Report (Forth Session) of the Publishing Committee.

 

The Report recommending the publishing of the following papers:

Abortions Notified in South Australia, Committee Appointed to Examine and Report on – Report, 1999 (Paper 90)

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 84)

Administrative and Information Services, Department for – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 98)

Ageing, Office for the – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 144)

Animal and Plant Control Commission – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 119)

Art Gallery of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 41)

Attorney-General’s Department – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 151)

Auditor-General’s Department, Operations of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 4A)

Budget Results, 1999-2000 (Paper No 3)

Charitable Funds, Commissioners of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 50)

Chiropractors Board of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 145)

Classification Council, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 116)

Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 129A)

Construction Industry Training Board – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 129)

Consumer Affairs, Commissioner for – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 75)

Correctional Services, Department of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 38)

Dairy Authority of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 52)

Dental Board of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 79)

Environment and Heritage, Department for – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 92)

Film Corporation, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 80)

Funds SA –Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 33)

Government Financing Authority, South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 48)

History Trust of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 118)

Housing Trust, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 42)

Human Services, Department of and South Australian Health Commission – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 121)

Industrial Relations Commission – President and Senior Judge, Industrial Relations Court – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 86)

Industry and Trade, Department of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 169)

Legal Services Commission of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 136)

Libraries Board of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 54)

Local Government Finance Authority – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 43)

Local Government Grants Commission – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 106)

Lotteries Commission of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 32)

Medical Board of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 57)

Motor Accident Commission – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 61)

Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 29)

Museum Board, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 8)

Nurses Board of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 82)

Outback Areas Community Development Trust – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 47)

Police, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 53)

Police Superannuation Board – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 55)

Ports Corporation South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 24)

Premier and Cabinet, Department of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 91)

Primary Industries and Resources South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 149)

Public Employment, Office of the Commissioner for - Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 114)

Public Employment, Office of the Commissioner for – South Australian Public Sector Workforce Information at June 2000 (Paper 114A)

Public Prosecutions, Director of - Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 167)

Soil Conservation Council – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 126)

State Electoral Office – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 148)

State Opera of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 123)

State Supply Board – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper 99)

State Theatre Company – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 96)

Superannuation Board, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 67)

Totalizator Agency Board, South Australian – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 33)

Tourism Commission, South Australian - Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 155)

Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts, Department for – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 37)

Treasury and Finance, Department of – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 146)

West Beach Trust – Report, 1999-2000 (Paper No 158)

 

16      Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

17      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

18      Statutes Amendment (Avoidance of Duplication of Environmental Procedures) Bill

The Minister for Environment and Heritage, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Development Act 1993, the Environment Protection Act 1993, the Mining Act 1971, the Native Vegetation Act 1991, the Petroleum Act 2000 and the Water Resources 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 Hill, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 December.

 

19      Naracoorte Caves National Park - Motion re

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests His Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 29(3) and section 28(1) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 abolishing the Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park and constituting the land formerly comprising that park (except for four small parcels that have negligible value) as a national park with the name Naracoorte Caves National Park.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

20      Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

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

         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 Thursday 7 December.

 


21      Stamp Duties (Land Rich Entities and Redemption) Amendment Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 5 further considered, amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 6 to 17 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 18 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 19 and 20 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon G M Gunn 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.

 

22      South Australian Country Arts Trust (Appointments to Trust and Boards) 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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 3 and 4 amended and agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon G M Gunn 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.

 

23      Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (Composition of Trust) 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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24      Electronic Transactions Bill

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

Debate resumed.

 

25      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

26      Electronic Transactions Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

27      Shop Theft (Alternative Enforcement) Bill

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

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

28      Next day of sitting

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Thursday 7 December at 10.30 am.

         Question put and passed.

 

29      Statutes Amendment (Federal Courts – State Jurisdiction) Bill

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

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

30      Legal Practitioners (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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

31      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Environment and Heritage, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill be resumed.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 


32      Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                               Clause No 1 further considered and agreed to.

                                                               Clauses Nos 2 and 3 agreed to.

                                                               Title agreed to.

 

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      The House having resumed:

Hon G M Gunn reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Mr Atkinson moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question put.

House divided (No 2):

 


            Ayes, 27

 

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Mr Hanna

Ms Hurley

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Wright

Mr Atkinson (Teller)


        Noes, 15

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hill

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Mr Snelling

Ms Thompson

Mr Williams

Mr Foley (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

33      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 5.53 pm until Thursday 7 December at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 7 December 2000

 

Hon R B Such to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Ms White and Hon D C Wotton.

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Ms White.

               Noes - Hon D C Wotton.

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - Hon J W Olsen and Ms White.

               Noes - Hon J L Hall and Hon D C Wotton.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY