No 18

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 18 February.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 18 February.

 

4       Collections for Charitable Purposes (Definition of Charitable Purpose) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 

5       Constitution (Citizenship) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 5 to 10 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 11.

 

7       Door-to-Door Sales (Employment of Children) Bill

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

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 5 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 18 February.

 

9       Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Mental Incapacity) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 7 and 8 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 18 February.

 

11      Glenthorne Farm – Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hanna – That the Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site, taking into consideration –

(a)  the proposal for a wine industry training centre on the site;

(b)  the Premier’s public statement that there would be no housing development on the site;

(c)  the value placed on open space by the local community; and

         (d)  the historical and cultural significance of the site.

Which Mr Hill has moved to amend by leaving out the words “Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site, taking into consideration” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “Premier include the Member for Mitchell, as the local Member, on his committee to investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site; and the committee should consider and publicly report on”

         Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

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It being Midday, Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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12      Coongie Lakes Wetlands - Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Minister for Environment and Heritage to ensure that applications to grant wilderness status to the Coongie Lakes Wetlands be processed forthwith, and calls on the Minister to ensure that Coongie Lakes Wetlands be given the highest possible level of environmental protection once the exploration licences for the area expire in February 1999.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 


13      Linton Firefighters - Motion re

Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House sends condolences to the families of the five firefighters who died in the fire at Linton in Victoria on Wednesday 2 December 1998 and commends the good and dangerous work that both volunteer and paid fire fighters perform and recognises the risks they take.

         Debate ensued.

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It being 12.30 pm, Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

15      Linton Firefighters - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Norwood Football Club – Outstanding Service by Gary MacIntosh - Motion re

Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Gary MacIntosh on his outstanding service, commitment and loyalty to the Norwood Football Club and the South Australian National Football League and wishes him all the best in his retirement.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

17      Tour Down Under - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the organisers, competitors and sponsors involved in the inaugural Tour Down Under international cycling event on its outstanding success and recognises the strong support given to the event by the people of South Australia and our local media organisations and acknowledges the enormous benefits a unique event of this nature offers our State.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Ciccarello, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 18 February.

 

18      Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Parliamentary Superannuation (Establishment of Fund) Amendment

      Bill - Recommending                                                                        Message No 5

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 Parliamentary Superannuation (Establishment of Fund) Amendment Bill 1999.

         Government House, 11 February 1999                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR


 

19      Petitions Nos 27 to 29

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

 

27   Mrs Penfold, from 26 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to oppose the passage of a Gambling Industry Bill.

 

28   Hon M D Rann, from 17 851 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to support the SA Metropolitan Firefighters wages claim, to oppose any proposal to relocate the communication centre and to direct any fiscal savings back into further improving South Australian emergency services.

 

29   Ms White, from 878 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to maintain a level of funding to the Women’s Study Resource Centre for the purpose of retaining the Coordinator position.

 

20      Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

21      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

22      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

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

               Ministerial Statement – Simplification of Arts Funding and Reporting Systems.

 

23      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

 

24      Matter of Privilege

The Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) having raised, as a matter of privilege, the effect upon Members rights of reading into the record material that may be the subject of legal action by a Member.

 

Speaker’s ruling

The Speaker ruled that the material was quoted as part of a debate and did not impinge upon the rights of Members.

 

25      Grievance debate

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

26      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

27      Lottery and Gaming (Trade Promotion Lottery Licence Fees) Amendment Bill

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

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Conlon, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.


 

28      Statutes Amendment (Local Government and Fire Prevention) 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 to 6 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 7 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.

 

29      Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Standing Committee Reports set down for Wednesday 17 February to be taken into consideration forthwith, for one hour.

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

 

30      Public Works Committee – Report – Playford Primary School Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Lewis having, by leave, amended the motion of which notice was given, moved – That the Eighty-Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Playford Primary School Redevelopment be noted and that its recommendations be adopted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

31      Public Works Committee – Report - Botanic Wine and Rose Development Deferred Works - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Eighty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Botanic Wine and Rose Development Deferred Works be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

32      Public Works Committee – Report – Islington Landfill Remediation Project - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Eighty-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Islington Landfill Remediation Project be noted

         Debate ensued.

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The time for consideration of Standing Committee Reports having expired, the debate was adjourned (Ms Thompson, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 17 February.

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33      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Road Traffic (Proof of Accuracy of Devices) Amendment Bill     Message No 23

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 11 February 1999                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

34      Adjournment

         The Minister for Local Government moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 5.17 pm until Tuesday 16 February at 2.00 pm.

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Clarke.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY