No 19

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 30 MARCH 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       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 6 be postponed until Thursday 6 April.

 

3       Suspension of Standing Order 339 – Select Committee on the Murray River - Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That Standing Order 339 be and remain so far suspended as to enable the Select Committee on the River Murray, established on 18 November 1999, to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the House.

         Debate ensued.

         Hon G M Gunn moved, that the debate be adjourned.

 

         Division, only one Aye

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

So it passed in the negative.

 

Debate continued.

Question put and passed.

 

4       Select Committee on Water Allocation in the South East – Motion to Re-convene

Mr McEwen, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Select Committee on Water Allocations in the South East re-convene to review their recommendations and report on progress and further consider the New South Wales White Paper on a new Water Management Act for that State.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hill, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 April.

 


5       Health and Community Services Complaints Bill

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the making and resolution of complaints against health and community service providers; to make provision in respect of the rights and responsibilities of health and community service users and providers; and for other purposes.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Ms Stevens moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 6 April.

 

6       Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

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

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 6 April.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 11 be postponed until Thursday 6 April.

 

8       Select Committee on the Murray River – Extension of time

Mr Meier moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Murray River be extended until Thursday 6 July.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 6 be postponed until Thursday 6 April.

 

10      Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial - Report

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion – That the Report of the Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial to be noted.

Debate resumed.

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It being Midday, the debate was adjourned (Hon G A Ingerson, by leave) and Notices of Motion: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk

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11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 and 2 be postponed until Thursday 6 April.

 

12      Leigh Warren and Dancers – 1999 National Australian Dance Awards - Motion re

Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates South Australian based company Leigh Warren and Dancers on winning the 1999 National Australian Dance Awards for best performance by a company and best choreography and further congratulates Delia Silvan for best performance by an individual dancer.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 


13      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 4 be postponed until Thursday 6 April.

 

14      City of Onkaparinga – WorkCover Corporation Safety Award - Motion re

      Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the City of Onkaparinga on its recent winning of multiple awards and in particular the WorkCover Corporation Safety Award for Continuous Improvements in Safety – Large Business.

      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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15      Postponement of business

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

 

16      City of Onkaparinga – WorkCover Corporation Safety Award - Motion re

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under - Motion re

Hon D C Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the organisers, competitors and sponsors associated with Australia’s leading international road cycling event, the Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under, on its outstanding success, acknowledges the enthusiastic support given to the event by South Australians, thanks the local, national and international media organisations for their extensive and positive coverage of the event and recognises the extensive economic and social benefits the Tour Down Under brings our State.

Debate ensued.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Venning, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 6 April.

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18      Messages from the Governor

         The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

         Supply 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 Supply Bill 2000.

         Government House, 30 March 2000                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         First Home Owner Grant Bill - Recommending                           Message No 6

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 First Home Owner Grant Bill 2000.

         Government House, 30 March 2000                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         South Australian Forestry Corporation Bill - Recommending     Message No 7

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 South Australian Forestry Corporation Bill 2000.

         Government House, 30 March 2000                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR


19      Petitions Nos 40 to 44

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

 

40 & 41 Minister for Local Government (Hon D C Kotz) and Mr Meier, from 565 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

42     Mr Clarke, from 456 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to install traffic lights at the intersection of Audrey Avenue and Main North Road, Blair Athol.

 

43   Hon R B Such, from 111 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure completion of the Aberfoyle Park Pre-School relocation before the fourth term.

 

44   Hon R B Such, from 83 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House legislate to protect native vegetation and promote sustainable farming practice to ensure biodiversity and healthy waterways.

 

20      Speaker's Statement – Painting of Hon Joyce Steele and Bust of Hon Don Dunstan

The Speaker made the following statement:

 

I would like to provide the House with information regarding the commissioning of a painting of the Hon Joyce Steele OBE, and a bust of the Hon Don Dunstan QC AC.

In December 1998 the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee requested that the Premier commission a bust of the Hon Don Dunstan QC AC, to be placed in Parliament House.  Cabinet approved the proposal on 18 January 1999.

In February 1999 following requests from a number of Members of Parliament the Premier approved the commissioning of a painting of the Hon Joyce Steele OBE to be placed in the House of Assembly in Parliament House.

A Commissioning Committee comprising myself as Speaker of the House, a representative from Arts (SA), a representative from the Art Gallery, and two senior staff from the Department of Premier and Cabinet was formed in July 1999. 

For each of the Commissions a short-list of three artists were selected to prepare detailed briefings and models for assessment.

In November 1999 the Committee considered three design briefs and half-size maquettes presented by the short listed artists and their unanimous view and recommendation to the Premier was to award the commission for the bust of the Hon Don Dunstan to Ms Janette Moor.  Ms Moore’s recent commissions include the statue of Dame Roma Mitchell (North Terrace).

One of the artists selected to prepare a concept design proposal for the portrait of the Hon Joyce Steele OBE withdrew from the commission.  The remaining two artists presented their concept design proposals to the Commissioning Committee in December 1999.  The Committee’s unanimous view and recommendation to the Premier was to award the commission to Mr Robert Hannaford a well-known and highly regarded portrait painter.

The Chair of the Commissioning Committee consulted with representatives from both families regarding the concept design proposals and selected artists prior to seeking the Premier’s approval.

Ms Janette Moore has commenced work on the bust of the Hon Don Dunstan QC AC and the model will be ready for casting in September 2000.  The bust will be cast in bronze by a South Australian Foundry using the complicated process of lost wax casting.  The anticipated completion date will be no later than 30 June 2001.

Mr Robert Hannaford has been engaged to paint the portrait of the Hon Joyce Steele MHA OBE and it is anticipated that the portrait will be completed towards the end of the calendar year.

 

with the indulgence of the House I have a second statement.

 

21      Speaker's Statement – Security Breach

The Speaker made the following statement:

 

In respect to Peter Hoare, the police have advised me that they are finalising their investigations into Mr Hoare and expect to take action in the near future in respect to the incident in this Chamber last Tuesday.

 

22      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

      Food Act – Report, 1998-99

      Public and Environmental Health Council – Report, 1998-99

      South Australian Health Commission – Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 –

            Report, 1998-99

 

23      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

24      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

25      South Australian Forestry Corporation Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the management of public plantation forests; to establish the South Australian Forestry Corporation; to amend the Forestry Act 1950 and the Local Government (Forestry Reserves) Act 1944; and for other purposes.

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 Wright, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 April.

 

26      Forest Property Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to encourage commercial investment in forest property; to amend the Real Property Act 1886; and for other purposes.

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 Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 April.

 

27      Prices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

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

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 April.

 


28      Wrongs (Damage by Aircraft) Amendment Bill

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

         The Minister for Human Services moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 April.

 

29      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Road Traffic (Miscellaneous No. 2) Amendment Bill                   Message No 34

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, 30 March 2000                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         The Minister for Human Services moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 April.

 

30      Petroleum Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 22 to 30 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 31 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 32 to 36 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 37 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 38 to 42 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 43 amended and agreed to.

                                                New Clause No 43A inserted.

                                                Clause No 44 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 45 to 75 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 76 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 77 to 84 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 85 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 86 to 93 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 94 left out.

                                                New Clause No 94 inserted.

                                                Clauses Nos 95 and 96 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 97 read.

 

         To report progress and seek leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Hamilton-Smith 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.

 

31      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Minerals and Energy (Hon W A Matthew) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 


32      Petroleum Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 97 further considered and left out.

                                                New Clause No 97 inserted.

                                                Clause No 98 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 99 left out.

                                                New Clause No 99 inserted.

                                                Clause No 100 amended and agreed to.

                                                New Clause No 100A inserted.

                                                Clause No 101 left out.

                                                New Clause No 101 inserted.

                                                Clause No 102 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clause No 103 left out

                                                Clauses Nos 104 to 121 be agreed to.

                                                Clause No 122 amended and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 123 to 135 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 136 amended and agreed to.

                                                Schedule amended and agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Hamilton-Smith 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.

 

33      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         District Court (Administrative and Disciplinary Division) Amendment Bill                                                        Message No 35

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the District Court Act 1991; and to make related amendments to other Acts, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 30 March 2000                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday 4 April.

 

34      Mining (Royalty) 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.

 


35      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.33 pm until Tuesday at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon M K Brindal, Hon M R Buckby, Mr De Laine and Mr Snelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    J K G Oswald

                                                                                    SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY