No 19

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       ‘Moving On’ Initiative Funding - Motion re

Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House calls on the Government to provide funding for the ‘Moving On’ initiative to assist the disabled and their carers in enjoying a more fulfilling life.

Ms Bedford, proceeding to move to amend the motion by deleting all words after “That this House” and insert “congratulates the Government and a working party of parents for working togeher to find solutions to the growing demand for day activities for young severely intellectually disabled adults in the program called ‘Moving On’ “

 

3       Remembrance Day

The Speaker invited Members and staff to stand and observe two minute silence, it being the eleventh hour on Remembrance Day.

 

4       Distinguished visitors

Attention having been called to the presence in the gallery of a delegation of distinguished visitors from Henan Province China, led by Mrs Wu Quanzhi, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of Henan Provincial People’s Congress, the Speaker, on behalf of the House welcomed them and invited the head of the delegation to take a seat on the floor of the House.

Whereupon Mrs Wu Quanzhi was escorted to the Chair by the Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown), introduced to the Speaker, and accommodated with a seat on the right hand side of the Speaker.

 

5       ‘Moving On’ Initiative Funding - Motion re

Motion (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Debate ensued

Amendment to amendment.

Mrs Redmond moved to amend the amendment by deleting the words “congratulates the government and” and substitute thereof the words “acknowledge the government’s establishment of” and add after the words “Moving On” “and calls on the government to provide funding for the ‘Moving On’ initiative to assist the disabled and their carers in enjoying a move fulfilling life.”

Debate ensued.

 

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6       Pink Ribbon Day - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House acknowledges the importance of Pink Ribbon Day on 25 October 2004 and recognises

(a)               the significant improvements in early detection techniques through breast screening programs that have reduced breast cancer deaths in women; and

(b)               the improved approaches to early detection of cancer in men, younger women and indigenous women.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 November.

 

7       Speaker's Statement – Matter of Privilege

The Speaker stated that with respect to the matter of privilege raised by Mr Hamilton-Smith concerning the circumstances surrounding the appearance of the Auditor-General before the Economic of Finance Committee on 20 October, he is of the view that precedence should be given for any motion the House may wish to consider in relation to this matter.

 

8       Petitions Nos 15 and 16

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

 

30   Hon I F Evans, from 486 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to support the upgrade of Black Road, Flagstaff Hill and urge the Government to complete the upgrade with funds over and above Council’s current commitment of $1.2 million.

 

31   Hon I F Evans, from 417 electors and residents of South Australia, requesting the House to provide free access to Pensioners and Senior Card Holders to the SA Ambulance Service.

 

9       Privileges Committee – Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith moved – That a Privileges Committee be established to investigate whether the Deputy Premier, the Member for Port Adelaide, and the Presiding Member of the Economic and Finance Committee, the Member for Reynell, have, in relation to proceedings before the Economic and Finance Committee on the misuse of the Solicitor Generals Trust Account, committed constructive contempt of Parliament, whether they have obstructed or intimidated members of the House in the discharge of their duties and whether they have interfered with a witness or tampered with a witness that person being the Auditor-General, Mr K McPherson; and that the Committee shall operate under the guidelines for a select committee of this House.

 

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon) – That the time allotted for the debate be one hour.

 

Debate ensued.

Question – That the motion be agreed to – put.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 21

 

           Noes, 25

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Ms Breuer

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon K O Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J D Hill

Mrs Hall

Hon S W Key

Mr Hanna

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon R G Kerin

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon D C Kotz

Hon K A Maywald

Hon W A Matthew

Hon R J McEwen

Dr McFetridge

Mr O'Brien

Mr Meier

Ms Rankine

Mrs Penfold

Hon M D Rann

Mrs Redmond

Mr Rau

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Mr Venning

Hon L Stevens

Mr Williams

Hon R B Such

Mr Hamilton-Smith (Teller)

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

10      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Infrastructure, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the period for asking question be 30 minutes.

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

 

11      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) –

               Carnegie Mellon – iCarnegie and South Australian Government – Heads of Agreement

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      Arid Areas Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2003-2004

      Clare Valley Water Resources Planning Committee – Report 2003-2004

      Environment Protection Authority – Report 2003-2004

Environment Protection Authority - the administration of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 – Report 2003-2004    

      Eyre Peninsula Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2003-2004

      General Reserves Trust – Report 2003-2004

      Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2003-2004

      Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2003-2004

      Pastoral Board of South Australia – Report 2004

      Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2004

      River Murray Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2004

      South Australian Soil Conservation Council – Report 2003-2004

      South Australian – Victorian Border Groundwaters Agreement Review Committee – Report 2003-2004

      South East Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2003-2004

      South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board – Report 2003-2004

      Torrens Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2004

      Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation – Report 2003-2004

      Water Well Drilling Committee – Report 2003-2004

      Wilderness Protection Act 1992 – Report 2003-2004

      Zero Waste SA – Report 2003-2004

 

By the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts (Hon J D Hill) –

      Carrick Hill Trust – Report 2003-2004

      Country Arts SA – Report 2003-2004

      History Trust of South Australia – Report 2003-2004

      Libraries Board of South Australia – Report 2003-2004

      Youth Arts Board, South Australian – Report 2003-2004

 

By the Minister for Administrative Services (Hon M J Wright) –

      Department for Administrative and Information Services – Report 2003-2004

      Privacy Committee of South Australia – Report 2003-2004

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

      Department of Education and Children's Services - Children's Services – Report 2003-2004

 

By the Minister for the River Murray (Hon K A Maywald) –

      Basin Salinity Management Strategy 2001-2015 - Ministerial Council Resolution.

 

12      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 22 November at 2.00 pm.

 

15      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Attorney-General without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the introduction forthwith and passage through all stages without delay of the Oaths (Judicial Officers) Amendment Bill.

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

 

         Oaths (Judicial Officers) Amendment Bill

The Attorney-General, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Oaths Act 1936.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such 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.

 

 

 

16      Mining (Royalty) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

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 Brokenshire, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 22 November.

 

17      Examination of the Report of the Auditor-General 2003 - 2004 – Amendment of Timetable

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), by leave moved – That the timetable for consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2003 - 2004 be amended by postponing the examination of the Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aging, Minister for Disability until after the completion of the examination of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Minister for State/Local Government Relations, Minister for Forests and Minister for the River Murray, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Consumer Affairs.

         Question put and passed.

 

18      Report of the Auditor-General 2001-2002

Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2003-2004.

 

In Committee

Minister for Transport, Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Minister for Science and Information Economy examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had further considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2003-2004, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

19      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

20      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, that the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.

 

21      Report of the Auditor-General 2003-2004

Ordered - That the consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2003 – 2004 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Minister for State/Local Government Relations, Minister for Forests examined.

Minister for the River Murray, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Consumer Affairs examined.

Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aging, Minister for Disability examined.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had further examined the Report of the Auditor-General’s Report 2003 – 2004 and had completed its examination of Minsters on matters contained therein.

 

22      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Commission of Inquiry (Children in State Care) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                             Message No 11

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Commission of Inquiry (Children in State Care) Act 2004, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 11 November 2004                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Oaths (Judicial Officers) Amendment Bill                                               Message No 12

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Oaths Act 1936, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 11 November 2004                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

23      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.18 pm until Monday 22 November at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY