No. 19

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                ____________

 

 

                           TUESDAY 19 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   Message from the Governor

     The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

     Assent to Bills                                         Message No. 8

     The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session, viz. -

     No. 5 of 1994 - An Act to amend the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971.

     No. 6 of 1994 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

     No. 7 of 1994 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

     Government House, 19 April 1994                   R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 3   Return to writ - District of Elizabeth

     The Speaker reported the receipt by him of the return to the writ issued by him for the election of a Member to serve in the District of Elizabeth.  In place of Mr M.J. Evans, resigned, Ms Lea Stevens was certified to be duly elected for the District of Elizabeth.

     Ms Stevens was then introduced and came to the Table and, having made the Affirmation of Allegiance, took her seat for the District of Elizabeth.

 

 4   Answers to questions

     Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 7, 72, 85, 87, 90, 91, 93 and 121 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5   Papers

     The following Papers were tabled:

 

     By the Treasurer (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

        Superannuation Act - Regulations - Commutation of Pension

 

     By the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon. J.W. Olsen) -

        Electricity Trust of South Australia - Superannuation Scheme, Trust Liabilities as at 30 June 1993

 

     By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon. R.B. Such) -

        Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia - Report, 1993.

 


 6   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

 7   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

 8   Limitation of debate

     The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker) moved -

     (a)     That the time allotted for completion of the -

        Industrial and Employee Relations Bill;

        Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;

        Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill; and

        Limitation of Actions (Recovery of Taxes and Substantive Law) Amendment Bill,

     and

     (b)     Consideration of Message No. 17 from the Legislative Council,

     be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 21 April.

     Question put and passed.

 

 9   Meat Hygiene Bill

     The Minister for Primary Industries (Hon. D.S. Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

     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 Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

10   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 2 be a Notice of Motion for tomorrow.

 

11   Limitation of Actions (Recovery of Taxes and Substantive Law) Amendment Bill

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

     The Treasurer moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

12   Industrial and Employee Relations Bill

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

 

                                In Committee

                        Clause No. 30 further considered and agreed to.

                        Clause No. 31 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 14, to leave out this Clause and insert a new Clause as follows:

     31. The Deputy Presidents (1) A Deputy President of the Court is also a Deputy President of the Commission.

        (2) A person may also be appointed as a Deputy President of the Commission by the Governor.

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 32 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 33 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 14, lines 25 and 26 to leave out subclause (1) and insert a new subclause as follows:

     (1) An appointment of a Deputy President of the Commission will be for a term expiring when the appointee reaches 70 years of age.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

     Committee divided (No. 1):

 

              Ayes, 10.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 27.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         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 Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

    

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 34 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 35 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 15, lines 17 to 25 to leave out subclauses (3) and (4) and insert new subclauses in lieu thereof as follows:

     (3)     An Enterprise Agreement Commissioner must be a person with experience in industrial affairs either through association with the interests of employees or through association with the interests of employers and the number of Enterprise Agreement Commissioners of the former class must be equal to, or differ by no more than one from, the number of Enterprise Agreement Commissioners of the latter class (part-time Commissioners being counted for the purposes of this subsection by reference to the proportion of full-time work undertaken).

     (4)     An Industrial Relations Commissioner must be a person with experience in industrial affairs either through association with the interests of employees or through association with the interests of employers and the number of Industrial Relations Commissioners of the former class must be equal to, or differ by no more than one from, the number of Industrial Relations Commissioners of the latter class (part-time Commissioners being counted for the purposes of this subsection by reference to the proportion of full-time work undertaken).

     Question - That the amendment  be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 2):

 

              Ayes, 10.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 27.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         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 Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 36 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 15, lines 27 to 29 to leave out subclauses (1) and (2) and insert a new subclause as follows:

     (1)     An appointment of an Industrial Relations Commissioner or an Enterprise Agreement Commissioner will be for a term expiring when the appointee reaches 65 years of age.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 3):

 

              Ayes, 10.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 24.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 37 to 39 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 40 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 18, line 2 after the words "Enterprise Agreement Commissioner" to insert the words:

     (but a Commissioner whose determination is subject to appeal or review by the Full Commission cannot be a member of the Full Commission for the purposes of the appeal or review).

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 41 to 47 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 48 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 21, after 12 to insert new subclause as follows:

     (2)     The Minister must refer legislative proposals of substantial industrial significance to the Committee for advice at least 2 months before a Bill to give effect to the proposals is introduced into Parliament.

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 49 to 57 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 58 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 24, lines 9 and 10 to leave out subclause (2).

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 4):

 

              Ayes, 10.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 26.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.W. Olsen

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Mr Scalzi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 59 read.

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.

    


     Committee divided (No. 5):

 

              Ayes, 27.

 

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Mr Brokenshire

         Mr Condous

         Mr Cummins

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Lewis

         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 Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 10.

 

         Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 60 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 24, lines 22 to 25 to leave out paragraph (d) and insert a new paragraph as follows:

     (d)     to represent employees in proceedings if their rights and entitlements are in issue and it is in the interests of justice that such representation be provided; and

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 6):

 

              Ayes, 7.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Ms Stevens

         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

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 61 to 63 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 64 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 26, lines 5 to 7 to leave out this clause and insert in lieu thereof the following:

     64. Terms of contract of employment (1) A contract of employment must provide for employment by the hour, day, week or another period specified by award covering the employment.

     (2)     In the absence of an express provision, a contract of employment is taken to provide for employment by the week.

     (3)     Remuneration accrues under a contract of employment from day to day unless the contract provides for employment by a period of less than 1 day, in which case remuneration accrues in respect of each such period.

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 65 agreed to.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 26, after line 15, to insert new Clause No. 65a as follows:

     65a. Ordinary hours of employment.  For the purposes of an award, enterprise agreement, or contract of employment, the maximum number of hours per week that may constitute ordinary hours of employment is 38.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


     Committee divided (No. 7):

 

              Ayes, 8.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Mr Ingerson (Teller)

     So it passed in the negative.

                        Clause No. 66 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 26, line 16 to leave out this Clause and insert new clause as follows:

     66. Form of payment to employee.  (1)  If an employee does work for which the remuneration is fixed by an award or enterprise agreement, the employer must pay the employee in full, and without deduction, the remuneration so fixed.

     (2)     The payment must be made-

        (a)  in cash; or

        (b)  if authorised in writing by the employee or in an award or enterprise agreement by an employee association whose membership includes the employee or employees who do the same kind of work-

            (i)  by cheque (which must be duly met on presentation at the bank on which it is drawn) payable to the employee; or

            (ii) by postal order or money order payable to the employee; or

            (iii)                                     by payment into a specified account with a financial institution.

     (3)     However, the employer may deduct from the remuneration-

        (a)  any amount the employer is authorised, in writing, by the employee to deduct and pay on behalf of the employee; or

        (b)  any amount the employer is authorised to deduct and pay on behalf of the employee under an award or enterprise agreement.

     (4)     An employee may, by giving written notice to the employer, withdraw an authorisation under this section.

     (5)     This section does not prevent a deduction from remuneration authorised or required by law.

     (6)     Despite the other provisions of this section, remuneration may be paid by the Crown to an employee by cheque or by payment into an account with a financial institution specified by the employee, but, if payment is by cheque, there must be no deduction from the amount payable because the payment is made by cheque.

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.


     Committee divided (No. 8):

 

              Ayes, 26.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Ms Penfold

         Ms Rosenberg

         Mr Rossi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

              Noes, 8.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 67 to 71 agreed to.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 29, line 5 to leave out this Clause and insert in lieu thereof a new Clause as follows:

     72. Persons bound by enterprise agreement (1) An enterprise agreement may be made between -

        (a)  an employer or two or more employers who together carry on a single business;

        and

        (b)  a group of employees, or a registered association of which a majority of the employees who constitute the group who are to be bound by the agreement are members or which is a party to an award that covers, or would but for the enterprise agreement, cover a majority of the employees who constitute the group.

        (2)  A person who becomes, or ceases to be, a member of a group of employees defined in the enterprise agreement as the group bound by the agreement, becomes or ceases to be bound by the enterprise agreement (with no further formality).

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.


     Committee divided (No. 9):

 

              Ayes, 25.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Mr Meier

         Ms Penfold

         Mr Rossi

         Hon. R.B. Such

         Mr Venning

         Mr Wade

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Hon. G.A. Ingerson (Teller)

 

              Noes, 8.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 73 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 29, after line 17 to leave out the Clause and insert a new Clause as follows:

     73. Form and content of enterprise agreement.  (1) An enterprise agreement -

        (a)  must be in writing; and

        (b)  must specify the employer and define the group of employees to be bound by the agreement; and

        (c)  must include procedures for preventing and settling industrial disputes; and

        (d)  must be for a term, not exceeding 3 years, stated in the agreement; and

        (e) must contain provision for renegotiation of the agreement before the end of its term; and

        (f)  must be signed by or on behalf of the employer who is to be bound by the agreement and by each member of the group of employees who are to be bound by the agreement, or by an officer of the registered association on behalf of the group.

        (2)  Within 21 days after an enterprise agreement is signed by or on behalf of all persons who are to be bound by the agreement, the agreement must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.


     Committee divided (No. 10):

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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, 9.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 74 read.

 

     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 motion.

 

13   Economic and Finance Committee - Appointment of Member

     The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That Mr Bass be appointed to the Economic and Finance Committee in lieu of Mr Tiernan, deceased.

     Question put and passed.

 

14   Extension of time for adjournment

     The Deputy Premier moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

     Question put and passed.

 

15   Industrial and Employee Relations Bill

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

 


                                In Committee

                        Clause No. 74 further considered and agreed to.

                        Clause No. 75 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 30, line 15 to leave out this clause and insert a new Clause in lieu thereof as follows:

     75. Approval of enterprise agreement (1) The Commission may approve an enterprise agreement if it is satisfied that -

        (a)  remuneration and conditions of employment of the employees covered by the agreement are regulated by an award or awards that are binding on the employer bound by the agreement; and

        (b)  the agreement does not disadvantage the employees covered by the agreement in relation to conditions of employment; and

        (c)  the agreement includes procedures for settling industrial disputes about matters arising under the agreement between the employer and employees covered by the agreement; and

        (d)  the agreement provides for consultation between the employer and employees bound by the agreement about changes to the organisation and performance of work or the parties have agreed that it is not appropriate for the agreement to contain provide for such consultation; and

        (e)  adequate consultation has taken place with the employees who are to be bound by the agreement; and

        (f)  the following requirement have been compiled with by the employer -

            (i)         not less than 28 days before the agreement was signed by or on behalf of the employees to be bound by the agreement, the employer must inform the registered associations that are parties to the awards covering the affected employees of the full contents of the proposed agreement;

            (ii)        the employer must allow representatives of the registered associations to meet with the affected employees during working hours and provide reasonable facilities for the representatives to explain how the agreement would affect their rights and obligations; and

        (g)  the agreement has been approved by a majority of at least two-thirds of the total number of the employees affected by the agreement.

        (2)  An enterprise agreement disadvantages employees in relation to their conditions of employment only if -

            (a)         the agreement would result in a reduction of entitlements or protections; and

            (b)         the Commission, having regard to their terms and conditions of employment as a whole, considers the reduction contrary to the public interest.

        (3)  The Commission must refuse to approve an enterprise agreement if -

            (a)         the agreement contains provisions which are inappropriate to an award or enterprise agreement; or

            (b)         an employee has been subjected to overt or covert pressure by the employer or a representative of the employer in negotiations leading to the execution of the agreement; or

            (c)         a provision of the agreement discriminates against an employee because or, or for the reasons including, race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin; or

            (d)         the agreement applies only to a part of a single business that is neither a geographically distinct part of the business nor a distinct operational or organisational unit within the business and the Commission considers that -

               (i)      the agreement defines that part in a way that results in the agreement not covering employees whom it would be reasonable for the agreement to cover having regard to -

                  •     the nature of the work performed by the employees whom the agreement does not cover; and


                  •     the organisational and operational relationships between that part and the rest of the business; and

               (ii)     is it unfair for the agreement not to cover those employees; or

        (4)  In deciding whether to approve an enterprise agreement, the Commission must identify employees who are covered by the agreement but whose interests may not have been sufficiently taken into account in the course of the negotiations and must do whatever if necessary to ensure that those employees understand the effect of the agreement and that their interests are properly taken into account.

        (5)  If the Commission approves an enterprise agreement, a copy of the agreement must be kept available for public inspection at the office of the Registrar.

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.

     Committee divided (No. 11):

 

              Ayes, 29.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Buckby

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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, 9.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 76 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 31, lines 6 and 7 to leave out subclause (3) and insert new subclause in lieu thereof as follows:

     (3)     An enterprise agreement operates to exclude the application of an award only to the extent of inconsistency with the award.

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 77 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 78 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 31, line 14 to leave out the Clause and insert a new clause in lieu thereof as follows:

     78. Extension of term of enterprise agreement.  (1) An enterprise agreement may be extended from time to time for a term not exceeding 3 years by agreement of the persons bound by the agreement.

        (2)  However, an extension does not have effect unless approved, on the application of a person bound by the agreement, by the Commission.

        (3)  On an application for approval of the extension of an enterprise agreement the Commission must approve the extension unless satisfied that the extension would not be in the best interests of the employees bound by the agreement.

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 79 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 31, line 25, to leave out the Clause and insert in lieu thereof a new Clause as follows:

     79. Variation and termination of enterprise agreement (1) The Commission may, on its own initiative or on the application of a person bound by an approved enterprise agreement, review the operation of the agreement.

        (2)  If on a review under subsection (1) the Commission finds that the agreement is unfair to employees covered by the agreement, or is contrary to the public interest, the Commission may vary or terminate the agreement.

        (3)  The Commission may vary an approved enterprise agreement to -

            (a)         remove an ambiguity, uncertainty or other deficiency; or

            (b)         give effect to a variation agreed between the persons bound by the agreement.

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

                        Clauses Nos 80 to 83 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 84 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 33, line 8 to leave out paragraph (a).

     Question put and negatived.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 33, lines 11 to 13, to leave out paragraph (c).

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

     Committee divided (No. 12):

 

              Ayes, 8.

 

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 28.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. D.S. Baker

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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.


     Mr Clarke moved on page 33, after line 33 to insert new subclause as follows:

     (2A) The Commission may provide in an award for annual leave, sick leave or parental leave on terms that are more favourable to employees than the scheduled standards.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

     Committee divided (No. 13):

 

              Ayes, 9.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         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 Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 85 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 86 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 33, line 26 to leave out the Clause and insert a new clause in lieu thereof as follows:

     86. Retrospectivity.  (1) An award of  the Commission has, if it so provides, retrospective operation.

     (2)     However, an award cannot operate retrospectively from a day antecedent to the day on which the application was lodged with the Commission unless -

        (a)  there is a nexus between the award and -

            (i)         another award of the Commission; or

            (ii)        an award or agreement under the Commonwealth Act,

        and, in view of the nexus, it is desirable that there should be common date of operation; or

        (b)  the award give effect, in whole or part and with or without modification, to principles, guidelines or conditions relating to remuneration enunciated or laid down in, or attached to, a relevant decision or declaration of the Commonwealth Commission; or

        (c)  the day from which the award is to operate if fixed with the consent of all parties to the proceedings.

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put.


     Committee divided (No. 14):

 

              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 Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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, 9.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

 

 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 87 to 92 agreed to.

                        Clause No. 93 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 34, line 25 to leave out this Clause and insert a new clause in lieu thereof as follows:

     93. Review of awards.  (1) The Commission may, on application by the Registrar, rescind an award on the ground that it is obsolete.

        (2)  The Registrar must, at least 21 days before an application is to be heard by the Commission under this section, give notice of the time and place of the hearing and the names of the awards to which the application relates -

            (a)         in the Gazette; and

     Question - That the Clause stand as printed - put and passed.

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clause No. 94 read.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 36, lines 12 and 13 to leave out subclause (3).

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

                        Clause agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 95 and 96 agreed to.

     Mr Clarke moved on page 38, after line 26 to insert new Clause No. 96a as follows:

     96A. Inspection of records, etc., by officials of registered associations.  The Commission may, by award, authorise an official or a registered association of employees, on terms and conditions the Commission thinks fit (and after giving the employer the notice prescribed by the award), to enter the premises of an employer subject to the award or other premises where the employer's employees may be working and -

        (a)  inspect time books and records of remuneration of the employer at the premises; and

        (b)  inspect the work carried out by the employees and note the conditions under which the work is carried out; and

        (c)  interview employees (being employees who are members, or are eligible to become members, of the association) about the membership and business of the association.

     Question - That new Clause No. 96a be inserted - put.

     Committee divided (No. 15):

 

              Ayes, 9.

 

         Mr Atkinson

         Hon. F.T. Blevins

         Mr De Laine

         Mr Foley

         Ms Hurley

         Mr Quirke

         Hon. M.D. Rann

         Ms Stevens

         Mr Clarke (Teller)

              Noes, 26.

 

         Mr Andrew

         Hon. M.H. Armitage

         Mr Ashenden

         Hon. S.J. Baker

         Mr Bass

         Mr Becker

         Mr Caudell

         Mr Condous

         Mr Evans

         Ms Greig

         Hon. G.M. Gunn

         Ms Hall

         Mr Kerin

         Mr Leggett

         Hon. W.A. Matthew

         Mr Meier

         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 No. 97 read.

 

     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 tomorrow.

 

16   Messages from the Legislative Council

     The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

     Passenger Transport Bill                                Message No. 25

     MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to reform public transport services within the State; to repeal the Metropolitan Taxi-cab Act 1956 and the State Transport Authority Act 1974; to make related amendments to the Local Government Act 1934, the Road Traffic Act 1961, the Superannuation Act 1984, the Tobacco Products Control Act 1986, and the Wrongs Act 1936; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 19 April 1994                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

 

     Juries (Jurors In Remote Areas) Amendment Bill          Message No. 26

     MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Juries Act 1927, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 19 April 1994                H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

 

17   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 11.56 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

                                ____________

 

                     MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 20 April 1994

     Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988 and to make a related amendment to the Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Act 1992.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to apply certain laws of the Commonwealth relating to agricultural and veterinary chemical products as laws of South Australia; and for other purposes.

 

For Thursday 21 April 1994

     Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the irrigation of land in government and private irrigation districts; to repeal the Irrigation on Private Property Act 1939, the Lower River Broughton Irrigation Trust Act 1938, the Kingsland Irrigation Company Act 1922, the Pyap Irrigation Trust Act 1923, and The Ramco Heights Irrigation Act 1963; to amend the Crown Lands Act 1929, the Crown Rates and Taxes Recovery Act 1945, the Irrigation Act 1930 and the Local Government Act 1934; and for other purposes.

 

     Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations-

 

Mrs Kotz to move - That the Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on the merits of introducing compulsory inspections in South Australia for all light motor vehicles at change of ownership, to check basic road worthiness and/or to verify vehicle identity.

 

For Thursday 5 May 1994

     Notice of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mrs Rosenberg to move - That this House urges the Federal Parliament to make such changes as necessary to existing Legislation and Administration procedures as will require recipients of unemployment payments for twelve months or more from Social Security to perform work for a proportion of each week (or each month) either for Local Government or in a community service program within the locality in which they live if not already involved in approved training courses.

 

                                ____________

 


 

     Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

                                                            G.M. Gunn

                                                            SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK