No 19

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Petition No 28

         The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

28   Mr Brokenshire, from 32 members of the South Australian Community, requesting the House to urge the Government to continue to recruit extra police officers, over and above recruitment at attrition, in order to increase police officer numbers.

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Code Registrar – National Third Party Access Code for Natural Gas Pipeline Systems –   Report 2002-2003

      Technical Regulator Electricity – Report 2002-2003

      Independent Pricing and Access Regulator, South Australian – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

      Primary Industries and Resources SA, Department of – Report 2002-2003.

 

4       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

5       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 be postponed until Wednesday 3 December.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 10 be postponed until Wednesday 26 November.

 

8       Public Works Committee - Report – Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Program - Motion to note

Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Ninety-Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Program be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 26 November.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 12 be postponed until Wednesday 26 November.

 

10      Constitution (Oath of Allegiance) Amendment Bill

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Snelling, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 26 November.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be postponed until Wednesday 3 December.

 

12      Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Prohibited Surgical and Medical Procedures) Amendment Bill

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

         Dr McFetridge moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Snelling, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 26 November.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 4 to 11 be postponed until Wednesday 26 November.

 

14      Professional Standards Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the limitation of liability of members of occupational associations in certain circumstances; to facilitate improvement in the standards of services provided by those members; 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 Hon D C Kotz, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

15      Victims of Crime (Criminal Injuries Compensation Regulations) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Victims of Crime Act 2001.

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 Hon D C Kotz, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 3 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

17      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Expiation of Offences) Bill                                   Message No 19

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled and Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996, the Road Traffic Act 1961, and the Summary Procedures Act 1921, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 11 November 2003                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Hon D C Kotz, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

18      Southern State Superannuation (Visiting Medical Officers) Amendment Bill

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

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

         Ordered, on motion of Hon D C Kotz, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003

         Order of the Day read for consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003.

 

Examination of the Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003 – Amendment of Timetable

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), by leave moved – That the timetable for consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003 be amended to read as follows:

Wednesday 12 November 2003

Approx.

4.30pm    Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Energy, Minister for Emergency Services (30 minutes)

5.00pm    Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Minister for Administrative Service, Minister for Gambling (30 minutes)

5.30pm    Minister for Tourism, Minister for Science and Information Economy, Minister for Employment, Training & Further Education (30 minutes)

7:30pm    Premier, Minister for Economic Development; Minister for the Arts, Minister for Volunteers (30 minutes)

8:00pm    Minister for Education and Children’s Services (30 minutes)

8:30pm    Minister for Transport, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (30 minutes)

9:00pm    Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Forests (30 minutes)

         Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

 

Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Energy, Minister for Emergency Services examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2002 - 2003, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

20      State Procurement Bill

The Minister for Administrative Services (Hon J W Weatherill), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the procurement operations of public authorities, to make a related amendment to the Gaming Machines Act 1992; to repeal the State Supply 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 Hon W A Matthew, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

21      Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003

         Ordered – That further consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2002 - 2003 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

 

Minister for Urban Development and Planning, Minister for Administrative Service, Minister for Gambling 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 considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2002 - 2003, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

22      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Urban Development and Planning, moved- That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm and on completion of the examination in Committee of the Minister for Tourism, Minister for Science and Information Economy, Minister for Employment, Training & Further Education, the House be suspended until 7.30 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

23      Report of the Auditor-General 2002-03

         Ordered – That further consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2002-03 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

 

Minister for Tourism, Minister for Science and Information Economy, Minister for Employment, Training & Further Education examined.

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Pursuant to Order - The sitting of the House was suspended at 6.15 pm and resumed at 7.30 pm.

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Premier, Minister for Economic Development; Minister for the Arts, Minister for Volunteers examined.

Minister for Education and Children’s Services examined.

Minister for Transport, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing examined.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Forests 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 considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2002-03, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered, - That the further consideration in Committee of this Report be made an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Lottery and Gaming (Lottery Inspectors) Amendment Bill                      Message No 20

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

         Legislative Council, 12 November 2003                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

25      Adjournment

House adjourned at 9.44 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Ms Breuer, Ms Rankine, Hon I F Evans and Hon G M Gunn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY