No. 19

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                       

 

 

                           WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER 1993

 

 1    Meeting of House

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

 

 2    Petitions Nos 53 to 56

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

 

      53 Mr Blacker from 317 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the         Government not to amalgamate the Country Fire Service and State Emergency Service.

 

      54 Mr Blacker from 83 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the         Government to appoint an additional speech pathologist to serve the Eyre Peninsula.

 

      55 Mr Blacker from 330 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the         Government not to sell the State Bank of South Australia.

 

      56 Mr Meier from 130 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the current ownership and funding of the Focus 2000 Newspaper for South Australian Housing Trust tenants.

 

 3    Paper

      The following Paper was tabled:

 

      By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

      South Australian Commissioner of Police - Report, 1992-93.

 

 4    Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

 5    Grievance debate

      The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

 6    Road Traffic (Drink Driving Penalties) Amendment Bill

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to      amend     the Road Traffic Act 1961.

      Question put and passed.

 

 

 

      Bill presented and read a first time.

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

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

 

 7    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Members Bills) No. 2 be a Notice of Motion for         Wednesday next.

 

 8    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

 9    Stamp Duties (Refinancing of Loans) Amendment Bill

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

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a second time.

 

                                 In Committee

                       Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                       Title agreed to.

                                                      

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

      Mr Lewis moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

      Question put.


      House divided (No. 1):

           Ayes, 21.                                                                 Noes, 21.

         Hon. H. Allison

         Dr Armitage

         Hon. P.B. Arnold

         Mr S.J. Baker

         Mr Becker

         Mr Blacker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Hon. J.L. Cashmore

         Hon. B.C. Eastick

         Mr S.G. Evans

         Mr Gunn

         Mr Ingerson

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Meier

         Mr Olsen

         Mr Oswald

         Mr Such

         Mr Venning

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Mr Lewis (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Holloway (Teller)

      Casting Vote

      The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes.

      So it passed in the negative.

 

10    Legislative Review Committee - Report

      Mr McKee brought up the Final Report of the Legislative Review Committee on an Inquiry into matters pertinent to South Australians being able to obtain adequate, appropriate and affordable justice in and through the courts system.

      Report received (Paper No. 178).

      Ordered - That consideration of the Report be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

11    Social Development Committee - Third Report

      Mr Heron brought up the Third Report of the Social Development Committee on the risk of HIV transmission in health care and other settings and the rights of infected and non-infected persons.

      Report received (Paper No. 177).

 

12    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

13    District Court Act - Regulations - Court and Transcript Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the District Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

14    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 3 and 4 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

15    Firearms Act - Regulations - Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Firearms Act 1977 relating to Fees, made on 29 April and laid on the Table of this House on 4 May 1993, be disallowed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

16    Summary Offences Act - Regulations - Traffic Expiation Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the Regulations under the Summary Offences Act 1953 relating to Traffic Expiation Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

17    Supreme Court Act - Regulations - Court and Transcript Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the Regulations under the Supreme Court Act 1935 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

18    Firearms Act - General Regulations - Motion for disallowance

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the General Regulations under the Firearms Act 1977 made on 29 April and laid on the Table of this House on 4 May 1993, be disallowed.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

19    Magistrates Court Act - Court and Transcript Fees - Motion for disallowance

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That the Regulations under the Magistrates Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 1 July 1993 and laid on the Table of this House on 3 August 1993, be disallowed.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

20    Economic and Finance Committee - Seventh Report - Motion to note

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That the Seventh Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on an Inquiry into the Use of External Consultants by Government Departments and Statutory Authorities be noted.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

21    Discharge of business

      Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 6 read.

      Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.                                                                    

22    Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion to note Report

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate for the consideration of the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on the Hindmarsh Island Bridge Project.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

23    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 8 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

24    Rural Councillors - Motion re

      Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the rural councillors of South Australia on the excellent assistance they are providing to the farming and rural communities during this rural crisis and urges both State and Federal Governments to provide every assistance necessary to ensure the councillors can continue their work and, where necessary, for the Governments to provide them with additional support services.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

25    Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bid - Motion re

      Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bid Committee upon their successful campaign.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

26    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 3 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

27    ANZACs - Motion re

      Mr Quirke, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House applauds the surviving Anzacs' some of whom are now returning to the scene of the final battles of the Great War in which they fought; notes that these and other events this year denote the seventy fifth anniversary of the ending of hostilities on 11 November and further, this House calls upon the Government, all Government departments, schools and the general community to reinstate the two minutes of silence on 11 November in recognition of service and sacrifice.

 

28    Suspension of Sessional Orders

      Mr S.G. Evans, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Orders of the Day (Other Motions) to be postponed until Notices of Motion (Other Motions) are disposed of.

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

 

29    Anzacs - Motion re

      Motion (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

30    Postponement of business

      Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 5 to 11 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

31    Speed Cameras - Code of Practice - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That in the opinion of this House the South Australian Police should adopt a similar code of practice for the operation and use of speed cameras as those which apply in New South Wales.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

32    Thebarton Women's Service Association - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That this House congratulates the Thebarton Women's Service Association on 72 years of outstanding community service.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

33    Postponement of business

      Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 3 to 14 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 15.

 


34    Police Resources Mitcham Hills - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.G. Evans - That in the opinion of this House there is an urgent need for more Police resources to be made available for proper policing to be achieved in the Mitcham Hills.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put.

      House divided (No. 2):

           Ayes, 22.                                         Noes, 22.

         Hon. H. Allison

         Dr Armitage

         Hon. P.B. Arnold

         Mr D.S. Baker

         Mr S.J. Baker

         Mr Becker

         Mr Blacker

         Mr Brindal

         Hon. D.C. Brown

         Hon. B.C. Eastick

         Mr Gunn

         Mr Ingerson

         Mrs Kotz

         Mr Lewis

         Mr Matthew

         Mr Meier

         Mr Olsen

         Mr Oswald

         Mr Such

         Mr Venning

         Hon. D.C. Wotton

         Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr De Laine (Teller)

      Casting Vote

      The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes.

      So it passed in the negative.

 

35    Statutes Amendment (Superannuation) Bill

      The Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988 and the Police Superannuation Act 1990.

      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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

36    Statutes Repeal (Obsolete Agricultural Acts) Bill

      The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to repeal the Canned Fruits Marketing Act 1980, the Farmers Assistance Act 1933, the Primary Producers Assistance Act 1943 and the Primary Producers' Debts Act 1935.

      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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

37    Children's Protection Bill

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

 


                                 In Committee

                   Title further considered and agreed to.

                                                      

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

      The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a third time and passed.

 

38    Community Welfare (Children) Amendment Bill

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

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a second time.

 

                                 In Committee

                   Clauses Nos 1 to 36 agreed to.

                   Schedules 1 to 3 agreed to.

                   Title agreed to.

                                                      

 

 

      The House having resumed:

      Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

      Bill read a third time and passed.

 

39    Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Children's Protection and Young Offenders) Bill

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

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a second time.

      By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

      Bill read a third time and passed.

 

40    Adjournment

      The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services moved - That the House do now          adjourn.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

      House adjourned at 10.01 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

                                                        


 

                       MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 20 October 1993

      Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills-

 

Mr Blacker to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stock Act 1990.

 

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

 

      Division No. 1 -  

        Ayes - Messr D.S. Baker and Matthews.

        Noes - Hon. G.J. Crafter and Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

      Division No. 2 -

        Ayes - Hon. J.L. Cashmore.

        Noes - Hon. G.J. Crafter.

                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. G.J. Crafter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 N.T. Peterson

                                 SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY