No. 18

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                ____________

 

 

                           THURSDAY 14 APRIL 1994

 

 

 1   Meeting of House

     The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. G.M. Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

 2   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 9 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 21 April.

 

 3   The Standard Time (Eastern Standard Time) Amendment Bill

     Hon. L.M.F. Arnold, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Standard Time Act 1898.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill presented and read a first time.

     Hon. L.M.F. Arnold moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

     Suspension of Standing Orders

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the second reading debate on the Bill to be continued.

     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.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. F.T. Blevins, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

  4  District Council of Stirling - By-law No. 42 - Movable Signs - Motion for disallowance

     Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, moved - That By-law No. 42 of the District Council of Stirling relating to Movable Signs, made on 20 December 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 10 February 1994, be disallowed.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. F.T. Blevins, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 5   District Council of Murat Bay - By-law No. 16 - Movable Signs - Motion for disallowance

     Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, moved - That By-law No. 16 of the District Council of Murat Bay relating to Movable Signs, made on 12 January 1994 and laid on the Table of this House on 15 February 1994, be disallowed.

     Ordered, on motion of Hon. F.T. Blevins, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 6   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

 7   Breast Cancer Research Funding - Motion re

     Mrs Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls upon the Prime Minister and the Federal Health Minister to increase research funds to help combat breast cancer from $1.4m to $14m in the 1994-95 budget and to consider initiatives through the tax system to encourage donations for breast cancer research.

     Debate ensued.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 8   Drivers Licence Photographs - Motion re

     Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Minister for Transport for her commitment to review the procedures which must be undertaken by people living in rural areas more than 20 kms from a Motor Registration Division photo point for the purpose of obtaining a photograph for their drivers licence and urges the Division to make the photo kit more readily available for use by accredited local photographers doing so, using very stringent subject identification criteria.

 

 9   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That consideration of Orders of the Day (Other Motions) be postponed until Notices of Motion (Other Motions) be disposed of.

 

10   Drivers, Licence Photographs - Motion re

     Motion (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

11   Firefighter Aircraft - Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee -

        Motion re

     Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to immediately examine the benefits to be derived by having access to the use of a Canadair CL 415 water-bombing firefighter amphibious aircraft or similar large capacity high performance aircraft and examine ways of financing and effectively sharing the costs associated with the purchase of such equipment; and report to the House before the end of October 1994.

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

 

12   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 4 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

13   University of South Australia - Closure of Salisbury Campus - Motion re

     Hon. M.D. Rann, pursuant to notice, moved -  That this House opposes the policy of withdrawing courses from, and the eventual closure of, the University of South Australia's Salisbury Campus and calls on the University to maintain its legislative commitment to access and equity by maintaining Bachelor and higher Degree courses at the Campus.

     Debate ensued.

     Hon. R.B. Such (Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education) moved to leave out the words "opposes the policy of withdrawing courses from, and the eventual closure of, the University of South Australia's Salisbury Campus and" and the words "at the Campus" and insert after the word "University" the words "of South Australia" and after the word "courses" last occurring inserting the words "in the Northern Suburbs".

     Debate continued.

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

 

14   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 5 May.


15   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

 16  Bushfire Fighters - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Quirke - That this House congratulates those members of the CFS and MFS who recently fought bushfires in New South Wales and recognizes the contribution of all those other firefighters who remained in South Australia during this period minding the "fort".

     Debate resumed.

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

 

17   Petition No. 43

     The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

     43 Mr Condous, from 513 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to develop a strategy for the environmental protection of the Gulf St. Vincent.

 

18   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

19   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

20   Suspension of Standing Orders

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable rescission of the motion for limitation of debate adopted on Tuesday 12 April.

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

 

     Rescission of vote

     The Deputy Premier then moved - That the motion for limitation of debate adopted on Tuesday 12 April be rescinded.

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

 

21   Industrial and Employee Relations Bill

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

 

                                In Committee

                        Clause No. 2 further considered and agreed to.

                        Clause No. 3 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 1, to leave out the Clause and insert new Clause as follows:

     3. Objects of Act The Principal object of this Act is to provide a framework for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes which promotes the economic prosperity and welfare of the people of the State by -

        (a)  encouraging and facilitating the making of agreements, between the parties involved in industrial relations, to determine matters pertaining to the relationship between employers and employees, particularly at the workplace or enterprise level; and

        (b)  providing the means for -

            (i)  establishing and maintaining an effective framework for protecting wages and conditions of employment through awards; and

            (ii) ensuring that labour standards meet Australia's international obligations; and

        (c)  providing a framework of rights and responsibilities for the parties involved in industrial relations which encourages fair and effective bargaining and ensures that those parties abide by agreements between them; and

        (d)  enabling the Commission to prevent and settle industrial disputes -

            (i)  so far as possible, by conciliation; and

            (ii) where necessary, by arbitration; and

        (e)  encouraging the organisation of representative bodies of employers and employees and their registration under this Act; and

        (f)  encouraging and facilitating the development of organisations, particularly by reducing the number of organisations in an industry or enterprise; and

        (g)  helping to prevent and eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

     Committee divided (No. 1)

 

              Ayes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 33.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brokenshire

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause otherwise amended.

     Question - That the Clause, as amended, be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 2):

 

              Ayes, 32.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause No. 4 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on  page 2, line 25 to leave out the words "Industrial Relations Commission" and insert in lieu thereof the words "Industrial Commission".

     Question put and negatived.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 2, line 33, to leave out the definition of "contract of employment" and insert new definition as follows:

     "contract of employment" means -

     (a)     a contract under which a person is employed for remuneration in an industry; or

     (b)     a contract under which a person (the "employer") engages another (the "employee") to drive a vehicle that is not  registered in the employee's name to provide a public passenger service (even though the contract would not be recognised at common law as a contract of employment); or

     (c)     a contract under which a person engages another to carry out personally the work of cleaning premises (even though the contract would not be recognised at common law as a contract of employment); or

     (d)     a contract under which a person (the "employer") engages another (the "employee") to carry out work as an outworker (even though the contract would not be recognised at common law as a contract of employment);.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 3):

 

              Ayes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 30.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 3, line 1, to leave out the words "Industrial Relations Court" and insert in lieu thereof the words "Industrial Court".

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

     Mr Clarke moved on page 3, after line 2 to insert a new definition as follows:

     "demarcation dispute" includes -

     (a)     a dispute within a registered association or between registered associations about the rights, status or functions of members of the association or associations in relation to employment;

     (b)     a dispute between employers and employees, or between members of different registered associations, about the demarcation of functions of employees or classes of employees;

     (c)     a dispute about the representation under this Act of the industrial interests of employees by a registered association of employees;.

     Question put and negatived.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 4, lines 8 to 15 to leave out these lines.

     Question put and negatived.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 5, lines 26 to 30 to leave out these lines.

     Question put and negatived.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 7, lines 11 to 19 to leave out subclauses (2) and (3) and insert a new subclause as follows:

     (2) A group of employees consists of 2 or more employees employed in a single business or at a particular workplace or particular workplaces in a particular occupation or particular occupations but the group must include all the employees employed in the business or at the workplace or workplaces (as the case requires) in the relevant occupation or occupations.

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

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.


     Committee divided (No. 4):

 

              Ayes, 27.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 6 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 8, line 7 to leave out the word "Relations".

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 7 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 9, line 5 to leave out this Clause and insert new Clause as follows:

     7. Continuation of the Court.  The Industrial Court of South Australia continues in existence.

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

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.

    


     Committee divided (No. 5):

 

              Ayes, 28.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clauses Nos 8 and 9 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 10 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 9, lines 15 to 17 to leave out subclause (2).

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 11 to 23 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 24 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 13, to leave out this Clause and insert a new Clause as follows:

     24. Continuation of the Commission.  The Industrial Commission of South Australia continues in existence.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 6):

 

              Ayes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 27.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 25 and 26 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 27 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 13, after line 22 to insert a new paragraph as follows:

     (ca)    jurisdiction to hear and determine any question arising from or relating to an industrial matter; and

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 7):

 

              Ayes, 7.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 26.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

        So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause Nos 28 and 29 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 30 read.

 

     Mr Clarke moved on page 14, lines 4 to 7, to leave out subclauses (1) and (2) and insert a new subclause as follows:

     (1)     The President of the Court is the President of the Commission.

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

 

     To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

                                ____________

 

     The House having resumed:

     Hon. H. Allison 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 Tuesday next.

 

22   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Limitation of Actions (Recovery of Taxes and Substantive Law)

        Amendment Bill                                       Message No. 24

     MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Limitation of Actions Act 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 14 April 1994                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

 

23   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 5.58 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

                                ____________

 

                       MOTION WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Tuesday 19 April 1994

     Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Primary Industries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the processing and sale of meat to ensure its wholesomeness; to repeal the Meat Hygiene Act 1980 and the Poultry Meat Hygiene Act 1986; to make consequential amendments to the Local Government Act 1934 and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985; and for other purposes.

                                ____________

 

     Present during the day - All the Members.

 

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

 

     Division No. 1 -

        Ayes - Mr Quirke.

        Noes - Mr Lewis.

 

     Division No. 2 -

        Ayes - Mr Lewis.

        Noes - Mr Quirke.

 

     Division No. 3 -

        Ayes - Mr Quirke.

        Noes - Mr Lewis.

 

     Division No. 4 -

        Ayes - Mr Lewis.

        Noes - Mr Quirke.

 

     Division No. 5 -

        Ayes - Mr Lewis.

        Noes - Mr Quirke.

 

     Division No. 6 -

        Ayes - Mr Quirke.

        Noes - Mr Lewis.

 

     Division No. 7 -

        Ayes - Mr Quirke.

        Noes - Mr Lewis.

 

 

 

 

                                                            G.M. Gunn

                                                            SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK