No 19

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 26 MAY 1998

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Message from the Governor’s Deputy

         The following Message from the Governor’s Deputy was received and read:

 

         Assent to Bills                                                                                         Message No 11

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 3 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966

No 4 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Financial Institutions Duty Act 1983

No 5 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Highways Act 1926

No 6 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993

No 7 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Children’s Services Act 1985

No 8 of 1998 – An Act to provide for carrying out forensic procedures to obtain evidence relevant to the investigation of criminal offences; and for other purposes

No 9 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929

No 10 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994

No 11 of 1998 – An Act relating to the transfer of prisoners to and from Australia

No 12 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act 1981

No 13 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959

No 14 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959

No 15 of 1998 – An Act to amend the National Wine Centre Act 1997

No 16 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990

No 17 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Public Sector Management Act 1995

No 18 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961

No 19 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961

No 20 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Judges’ Pensions Act 1971, the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990 and the Superannuation Act 1988

No 21 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995, the Business Names Act 1996, the Consumer Transactions Act 1972, the Conveyancers Act 1994, the Land Agents Act 1994, the Land Valuers Act 1994, the Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995, the Residential Tenancies Act 1995, the Retirement Villages Act 1987, the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995, the Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 and the Travel Agents Act 1986

No 22 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Statutes Amendment (Consumer Affairs) Act 1998

No 23 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Native Title (South Australia) Act 1994 and the Opal Mining Act 1995

No 24 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988

No 25 of 1998 – An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1999

No 26 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997

No 27 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Dangerous Substances Act 1979

No 28 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934

No 29 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995

No 30 of 1998 – An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and to make a consequential amendment to the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994

No 31 of 1998 – An Act to amend the MFP Development Act 1992

 

         Government House, 26 May 1998                            B S Hetzel, GOVERNOR’S DEPUTY

 

3       Petitions Nos 43 to 58

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

 

43   The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage), from 2 372 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure that the existing boundaries of the Adelaide City Council remain, retain local ward representation by elected councillors and reject the model of a Commission proposed by the Governance Review Advisory Group

 

44 to 49   The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown), the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin), Mr Atkinson, Mr Meier, Hon R B Such and Hon D C Wotton, from 1 432 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reconsider its decision to close Living Health and to ensure that existing sponsorships, currently funded by the tobacco tax, are maintained.

 

50   The Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin), from 60 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to legislate against commercial activities which cause unnecessary suffering to animals.

 

51   Mr Lewis, from 77 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reject the application for a poker machine license by the proprietors of the Wellington Hotel.

 

52   Mr Lewis, from 217 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to consider the withdrawal of licenses for professional fishing reaches between Nildottie and Walker Flat and for them to be reissued along a section of river between Walker Flat and Purnong.

 

53   Mr McEwen, from 646 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to pass legislation in relation to the possession, use and disposal of exotic rabbits.

 

54   Mr McEwen, from 40 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide for the appointment of a police officer to be permanently stationed at Nangwarry.

 

55   Mr Meier, from 14 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to declare Victoria Square a dry zone and to provide funding for alcohol related support services.

 

56 and 57    Mr Scalzi and Hon R B Such, from 3 271 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide ongoing funding for the eradication of the European Wasp.

 

58   Ms White, from 1 365 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Federal Government to reconsider the funding cuts to the higher education sector and the introduction of the Common Youth Allowance.

 

4       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 32, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 55, 56 60, 62 to 66, 69, 71, 74, 76, 79, 82, 83, 87 to 98, 104, 108 and 113 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Papers

The Speaker laid on the Table the following reports which had been printed and published pursuant to section 17 (7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991:

 

The Sixty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Hindmarsh Soccer Stadium Upgrade – Stage 2. (Paper No 198);

 

The Sixty-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Mount Gambier Police Complex. (Paper No 197);

 

The Sixty-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Adelaide Youth Court Redevelopment. (Paper No 199);

 

The Twenty-Eighth Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on the Environmental, Resources, Planning, Land Use, Transportation and Development Aspects of the MFP Development Corporation for 1996-97. (Paper No 195);

 

6       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

          By the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson) -

               Rules of Racing - Racing Act -

                     Harness Racing - Stablehand Age

                     Racing Industry Development Authority - Betting various

               Corporations - By-Laws -

                     Burnside - No 15 - Moveable Signs

                     Charles Sturt -

                           No 1 - Permits and Penalties

                           No 2 - Moveable Signs

                           No 3 - Council Land

                           No 4 - Flammable Undergrowth

                           No 5 - Dogs

                           No 6 - Bees

                           No 7 - Animals and Birds

                           No 8 - Lodging Houses

                           No 9 - Garbage

                           No 10 – Caravans

               District Council - By-Laws -

                     Berri-Barmera -

                           No 1 - Permits and Penalties

                           No 2 - Dogs

                           No 3 - Bees

                           No 4 - Poultry and Other Birds

                           No 5 - Taxis

                           No 6 - Council Land

                     Loxton Waikerie -

                           No 1 - Permits and Penalties

                           No 2 - Dogs

                           No 3 - Poultry and Other Birds

                           No 4 - Bees

                           No 5 - Taxis

                           No 6 - Council Land

 

          By the Minister for Human Services -

               Insurance Premium Committee - Determination of Premium Relativities

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Harbors and Navigation -

                           Traffic - Parking - Signs

                           West Beach Development

                     Motor Vehicles -

                           Administration Fee

                           Conditional Registration

                           Disabled Persons' Parking

                           Provisional Drivers

                     Physiotherapists - Qualifications

                     Public and Environmental Health - Notifiable Diseases

                     Rail Safety - Principal

                     Railways (Operations and Access) - Evidentiary Provisions

                     South Australian Co-operative and Community Housing -

                           Electoral Procedures

                           Termination of Membership

                     West Beach Recreation Reserve - West Beach Development

 

          By the Minister for Government Enterprises -

      Public Corporations Act - Ministerial Direction -

            ETSA Corporation

                     SA Generation Corporation

                     South Australian Ports Corporation (Ports Corp)

      Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Liquor Licensing -

                           Dry Areas - Long Term -

                                 Coober Pedy

                                 Hallet Cove

                                 Meningie

                                 Port Pirie

                           License not Required - Willunga High

                     Youth Court - Application for Adoption Fee


               Rules of Court -

                     District Court - District Court Act -

                           Plaintiff Non-Attendance

                           Questionnaire for Criminal Cases

                     Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act - Expiation of Offences Forms

                     Supreme Court -

                           Probate Act and Supreme Court Act - Probate - Principal

                           Supreme Court Act -

                                 Supreme Court Criminal Rules - Questionnaire for Criminal Rules

                                 Supreme Court Rules - The Person by Whom

 

          By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) -

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Lottery and Gaming - Various

                     Petroleum Products Regulation - Licence Fees and Subsidies

                     Public Corporations - Australian Masters Games

                     Tobacco Products Regulation - Licence Fees

               Teachers Registration Board of South Australia - Report, 1997

               Vocational Education, Employment and Training Board - Report, 1997

 

          By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) -

               Water Management Board - Initial Water Management Catchment Plan -

                     Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment

                     Onkaparinga Catchment

               Wheat Marketing Act - Regulations - Principal

 

          By the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development -

               Animal and Plant Control Commission - Report, 1997

               Citrus Board of South Australia - Report, 1996-97

               Environment Resources and Development Committee - Report on the Establishment of Artificial Reefs - Response by the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development.

 

7       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 3.

 

10      Irrigation (Dissolution of Trusts) 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.

 

11      Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill

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

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of the Deputy Premier (Hon G A Ingerson), that the debate be further adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

12      Personal Explanation

         The Deputy Premier made a personal explanation

 

13      Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon G M Gunn, that the debate be further adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

14      Ministerial Statement

         The Premier made a Ministerial Statement.

 

15      Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

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

 

16      Adjournment

         The Minister for Human Services moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 10.18 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 27 May 1998

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Deputy Premier to move –That on Thursday 28 May 1998 Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable –

(a)  the Premier to have leave to continue his remarks on the Appropriation Bill immediately after moving “that this bill be now read a second time”;

(b)  the Treasurer (Hon R I Lucas MLC) to be immediately admitted to the House for the purpose of giving a speech in relation to the Appropriation Bill; and

(c)  the second reading speech on the Appropriation Bill to be resumed on motion.

 

The Deputy Premier to move – That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Treasurer (Hon R I Lucas) be permitted to attend at the Table of the House on Thursday 28 May 1998 for the purpose of giving a speech in relation to the Appropriation Bill.

 

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Clarke and Mrs Geraghty .

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY