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                                                                                               No. 18

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                      THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 1991

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Australian Taxation Office Building - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, having, by leave, amended the motion of which notice had been given            moved - That this House conveys its disappointment to the Commonwealth Government over the failure of the Government to locate at least one of the proposed new Australian Taxation Office buildings in the vicinity of Noarlunga Centre or Westfield Marion Shopping Centre in preference to central Adelaide.

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

                    Thursday next.

 

 3             Access-Cabs Program - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the role

                    that the Access-Cabs Program has played in allowing the physically disabled to be less house bound and to be more involved in the day to day activities of the community.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14

                    November.

 

 4             Environment Policies - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House expresses its

                    sympathy to the Minister for Environment and Planning on seeing the Liberal Party continually filching her environment policies.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14

                    November.

 

 5             Notification of Tax, Charges and Penalty Increases - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to

                    ensure that -

                (a)     all proclamations involving increases in taxes, charges or penalties be published, in addition to the Government Gazette, in the public notices of at least one daily newspaper within 24 hours of proclamation;

                (b)     all such proclamations show the amount of the tax, charge or penalty which prevailed prior to the proclamation;  and

                (c)     each responsible Minister issues a public statement, whenever the rate of increase of a tax, charge or penalty exceeds inflation, explaining that increase.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr M.J. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14

                    November.

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 6             Postponement of business

                Ordered -  severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 5 and 6 be

                    postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 16.

 

 7             Postponement of business

                Ordered -  severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 7 to 16 be Notices

                    of Motion for Thursday 31 October.

 

 8             Flinders Medical Centre Upgrade - Motion re

                Mr Brindal, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House calls on the

                    Minister of Health to immediately instruct the South Australian Health Commission to provide the money needed for upgrading emergency services at the Flinders Medical Centre.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Brindal, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until

                    Thursday 31 October.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                It being 12.00 noon, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

 

                                                                                                                      

 

 9             Operation Keeper - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House notes the fine work carried out by the South Australian Police Force through Operation Keeper.

                Debate resumed.

                Hon. B.C. Eastick moved to insert the words "and in particular" after the word "Force".

                Debate continued.

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

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

10           Postponement of business

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

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

11           Royal Family - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House, having always paid due deference to the Monarchy and to Vice Regal representatives, as evidenced in Standing Order 121, and to our oath of office, disassociates itself from the disrespectful and irresponsible attitude of the Member for Fisher to our Royal Family.

                Debate resumed.

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

                    14 November.

 

12           Member for Heysen - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House condemns the Member for Heysen in the strongest terms for inciting the people of South Australia to act outside the law and calls on the Leader of the Opposition to sack him immediately from his position as Liberal Party spokesperson for Water Resources.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Brindal, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

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13           Vietnam Service Commemorative Medal - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brindal - That

                    this House petitions Her Excellency the Governor to strike in the name of the people of South Australia a commemorative medal to acknowledge the valuable role played by the Royal Australian Navy and support groups of other service wings in the Vietnam conflict.

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Holloway moved to leave out the words "petitions Her Excellency the Governor to

                    strike in the name of the people of South Australia" and insert in lieu thereof "calls upon the Federal Government to strike".

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned

                    until Thursday next.

 

14           Petitions Nos 104 to 109

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                    presentation:

               

                104 and 105  The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) and Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy,

                    from 346 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                106  The Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins), from 99 residents of South

                    Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to restore concessional fares on public transport for all full-time students.

 

                107  Hon. H. Allison, from 20 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to review the policy on the provision of heating appliances in South Australian Housing Trust dwellings.

 

                108 and 109  Hon. T. Chapman and Mr Such, from 89 residents of South Australia,

                    requesting that the House urge the Government to provide for the administration of coin operated gaming machines in licensed clubs and hotels by the Liquor Licensing Commission and the Independent Gaming Corporation.

 

15           Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Family and Community Services (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) -

                    Department for Family and Community Services -

                          Report, 1990-91.

                          Youth Offending Statistics, Analysis of.

                By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

                    Commissioner of Police - Report, 1990-91.

 

16           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

17           State Emergency Service (Immunity for Members) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Emergency Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave

                    to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the State Emergency Services Act 1987.

                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 Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

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18           Evidence Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Evidence Amendment Bill.

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That this Bill be now read a second

                    time.

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

 

19           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 2 to 16 be postponed

                    and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 17.

 

20           Geographical Names Bill

                Order of the Day read for consideration in Committee of the amendments of the

                    Legislative Council in the Geographical Names Bill.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

 

                Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred

                    to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

21           Standing Orders Committee, First Report, 1991

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the First Report, 1991 of the Standing

                    Orders Committee.

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

 

22           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House

                    be extended beyond 5.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

23           Standing Orders Committee, First Report, 1991

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                The Deputy Premier, having, by leave, amended the motion recommended by the

                    Standing Orders Committee moved -

                That for the remainder of the Session -

                I   Standing Orders be so far suspended in relation to Private Members Business as to provide that -

                a. unless otherwise ordered, the House meets on each Thursday at 10.30 a.m.

                b. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Private Members business takes precedence in the following manner:

                          (i)       7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m., Wednesdays - Bills;

                          (ii)           10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m., Thursdays - Motions for disallowance of regulations and motions with respect to Committees;

                          (iii)          11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., Thursdays - Other Motions, provided that -

                                         (A)    Notices of Motion will take priority over Orders of the Day in (i) and (ii) and for the first 45 minutes in (iii);

 

 

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                                         (B)     if all business in (i) or (ii) is completed before the allotted time the House proceeds to (ii) or (iii), respectively, nothwithstanding that that business is set down for the following day;

                                         (C)     if all business in (iii) is completed before 1.00 p.m. on Thursdays the sitting of the House is suspended until 2.00 p.m.

                c. the following time limits will apply -

                          Mover, 15 minutes;

                          One Member opposing the question, as deputed by the Speaker, 15 minutes;

                          Other Members, 10 minutes;

                          Mover in reply, 5 minutes;

                          provided that-

                          (i)       an extension of 15 minutes may be granted, by leave, to a Member moving the second reading of a Bill;

                          (ii)           leave to continue remarks may not be sought by any Member, but a Member speaking when the allotted time for that category of business is completed has the right to be heard first when the debate is next called on.

                d. all adjourned business presently on the Notice Paper shall be set down for a Wednesday (in the case of bills) and a Thursday (in the case of motions) in the order they now appear on the Notice Paper provided that motions in paragraphs b (ii) and b (iii) shall be separated.

                e. an amendment which is, in the Speaker's opinion, a direct negative of the question, may not be proposed.

                f.  Notices of Questions ordinarily handed in by 9.00 a.m. on Thursdays must be handed in to the Clerk Assistant by the adjournment of the House on the preceeding Wednesday.

                II Standing Orders be so far suspended as to provide that -

                a. at the conclusion of the period for questions without notice the Speaker may propose the question "That the House note grievances".  Up to six Members may speak for a maximum of five minutes each before the Speaker puts the question.

                b. the motion for adjournment of the House on Tuesdays and Wednesdays may be debated for up to 20 minutes, provided it is moved before 10.00 p.m.

                c. the motion for adjournment of the House on Thursdays -

                          (i)       may be moved later than 5.00 p.m.;

                          (ii)           may not be debated.

 

                Which Mr M.J. Evans moved to amend by inserting after sub-paragraph I b.(iii) (A) the

                    following:

                (AA)     adjourned business will be automatically set down for the next sitting week in the order of introduction to the House;

                               and after sub-paragraph I c. to insert the following:

                d. if any motion in paragraphs b (ii) or b (iii) has not been voted on by the Thursday of the third sitting week ­­after introduction, the Speaker will at a time determined by him or her during that sitting put the question on that motion notwithstanding that no other Member has spoken to the motion or that any other Member indicates he or she wishes to speak to it.

                da.    all adjourned business presently on the Notice Paper shall be set down for next Wednesday (in the case of bills) and next Thursday (in the case of motions) in the order they now  appear on the Notice Paper: provided that -

                          (i)       motions in paragraphs b (ii) and b (iii) shall be separated;  and

                          (ii)           motions shall be voted on in the manner set out in paragraph d. by the end of the sitting on the third Thursday after the commencement of this Sessional Order.


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                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

                House divided (No. 1):

              Ayes, 2.                                        Noes, 39.

            Mr Blacker                                 Hon. H. Allison                                                                                                         

            Mr M.J. Evans (Teller)                     Dr Armitage

                                                          Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

                                                          Hon. P.B. Arnold

                                                          Mr Atkinson

                                                          Mr S.J.Baker                                                                                                                                                                                       Hon.J.C.Bannon

                                                          Mr Becker

                                                          Mr Brindal

                                                          Hon.J.L. Cashmore

                                                          Hon. T. Chapman

                                                          Mr De Laine

                                                          Hon. B.C.Eastick

                                                          Mr S.G. Evans

                                                          Mr Ferguson

                                                         Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

                                                          Hon. R.J. Gregory

                                                          Mr Groom

                                                          Mr Gunn

                                                          Mr Hamilton

                                                          Hon. T.H. Hemmings

                                                          Mr Heron

                                                          Mr Holloway

                                                          Mrs Hutchison

                                                          Mr Ingerson

                                                          Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

                                                          Mrs Kotz

                                                          Hon. S.M. Lenehan

                                                          Mr Lewis

                                                          Mr McKee

                                                          Mr Matthew

                                                          Hon. M.K. Mayes

                                                          Mr Meier

                                                          Mr Quirke

                                                          Mr Such

                                                          Hon. J.P. Trainer

                                                          Mr Venning

                                                          Hon. D.C. Wotton

                                                          Hon. D.J. Hopgood (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

 

                Mr M.J. Evans moved in sub-paragraph II a. to insert the words " (but not including

                    Ministers)" after the word "Members".

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

                Question - That the motion be agreed to - put and passed.

               

24           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 5.43 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 14 November 1991 

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

Mr Matthew to move - That this House calls on the Government to investigate as a matter of

                priority the establishment of police stations at Hallett Cove and Brighton as part of the commencement of a move back to community police stations.


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                                                                      CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Contingently on the Report of the Select Committee on the Abalone Industry being brought up, Mr Gunn will move - That Standing Order No. 346 be so far suspended as to enable the motion "That the report be noted" to be amended.

 

                                                                                                                   

 

Present during the day - All the Members except the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter).

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY