No. 17

 

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 1992

 

 

 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 73 to 76

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

 

                73      Mr Becker, from 38 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure that the curfew at Adelaide Airport is maintained.

 

                74      Mr Blacker, from 183 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reject applications for oyster farming leases adjacent to section 18 hundred of Flinders on Proper Bay.

 

                75      Mrs Kotz, from 63 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                    Government to increase penalties for child sexual abuse offenders.

 

                76      Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 116 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to appoint a Royal Commission to investigate all aspects of the operation of the child protection function of the Department of Family and Community Services.

 

 3             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Nineteenth Report, 1992 of the Legislative Review Committee.

                Report received.

 

 4             Legislative Review Committee - Minutes of Evidence

                Mr McKee brought up the Minutes of Evidence given before the Legislative Review Committee on Regulations under the Medical Practitioners Act 1983 relating to Registration Fees.

                Minutes received.

 

 5             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 6             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 

 7             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 28 October.

 

 8             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 5 and 15 to 22 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

 9             Statutory Authorities Executive Salaries - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests that the Economic and Finance Committee review executive structures and executive salaries of statutory authorities to determine their appropriateness and in particular, review the number of executives and their remuneration within the State Bank.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

10           Supreme Court Act - Regulations - Probate Fees - Motion for disallowance

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Probate Fees, made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

11           Summary Offences Act - Regulations - Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation Fees -

                    Motion for disallowance

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences Act 1953 relating to Traffic Infringement Notice Expiation Fees made on 25 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

13           Economic and Finance Committee Second Report - Motion to note

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That the Second Report of the Economic and Finance Committee (Acquisition and Disposal of Certain Property by ETSA) be noted.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

14           Mt Barker Road - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Minister of Transport Development to advise the Parliament what immediate action the Government is going to take to alleviate significant problems on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway due to hazardous driving conditions as a result of fuel spillages and considerable delays as a result of accidents and breakdowns involving heavy vehicles.

                Debate ensued.

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

 

 


 

15           Motor Car Industry - Motion re

                Mr Ferguson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House -

                    (a) supports the motor car industry in South Australia;

                    (b)     views with concern the statement by the Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors that Mitsubishi would walk away from a $100 million engine plant in South Australia if a Coalition Government imposed its zero tariff policy;

                    (c) agrees that a zero tariff policy will destroy incentive to invest in the industry;

                    (d)     calls upon all Members to support a call to the Coalition leaders to drop this anti development policy and to support the retention of jobs in the industry;  and

                    (e) calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to jointly sign a letter of protest with the Premier.

                Debate ensued.

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

 

16           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for                                Wednesday 28 October.

 

17           Rail Funding - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hutchison - That this House congratulates both State and Federal Governments on the funding initiatives to enhance rail operations in South Australia, in particular, funding for refurbishment of the Indian Pacific passenger train and upgrading of both Port Augusta and Islington Railway Workshops.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

18           Tariff Reductions - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Holloway - That this House calls for a moratorium on tariff reductions, particularly for the motor vehicle and textile, clothing and footwear industries, until the national economy has recovered and it can be demonstrated that those industries are in a position to withstand any such reductions.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

19           Message from the Legislative Council

                The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:

 

                Commercial Arbitration (Uniform Provisions) Amendment Bill              Message No. 25

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Commercial Arbitration Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 13 October 1992                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20           Statutes Amendment (Public Actuary) Bill

                The Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Benefit Associations Act 1958, the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987, the Judges' Pensions Act 1971, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990, the Superannuation Act 1988 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

 

 

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

21           Friendly Societies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Friendly Societies Act 1919.

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

22           Business Franchise (Petroleum Products) (Fees) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Business Franchise (Petroleum Products) (Fees) Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 2 further considered and agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 3 to 5 agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

                The Minister of Finance (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Question put.

                House divided (No. 1):

               Ayes, 21.                                                    Noes, 21.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            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

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

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.

 

23           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 2 and 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4.

 

24           State Lotteries (Soccer Pools & Other) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the State Lotteries (Soccer Pools & Other) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

25           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the time for moving the                       adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

26           State Lotteries (Soccer Pools & Other) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 to 5 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 7 to 10 agreed to.

                                                             Schedule agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson 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.

 

27           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.19 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Tuesday 20 October 1992

                Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

 

 

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932.

 

 

For Wednesday 21 October 1992

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -                                                  

 

Mr Quirke to move - That this House notes the industrial relations policies of the Liberal Party at the Federal level and in particular, the policies of the Kennett Government in Victoria and also notes the Opposition in South Australia has promised to support similar anti worker, anti union measures aimed at undermining decent standards of living for all South Australians wage and salary earners.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. J.H.C. Klunder and Mrs Kotz.

 

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

 

                Division No. 1 -         

                    Ayes - Hon. J.H.C. Klunder and Hon. S.M. Lenehan.

                    Noes - Mrs Kotz and Mr Such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY