No 20

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2000

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Petitions Nos 45 to 49

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

 

45 to 48   Ms Bedford, Ms Maywald, Messrs Meier and Scalzi, from 591 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

49   Hon G M Gunn, from 551 residents of Australia, requesting that the House support legislation to increase the speed limit on sections of the Stuart, Eyre and Barrier Highways and Hawker to Lyndhurst Road to 130 kilometres per hour.

 

3       Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Primary Industries and Resources (Hon R G Kerin) –

      Citrus Board of South Australia – Report, 1998-99

      Dog Fence Board – Report, 1998-99

      Dried Fruits Board – Report, 1998-99

      SABOR Ltd – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Response to the Public Works Committee Reports on –

            Adelaide Festival Centre Upgrade

            Southern Expressway Stage 2

 

      Corporation By-Laws –

            City of Mitcham – Amendment to No 7 – Cats

            City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters –

                  No 1 – Permits and Penalties

                  No 2 – Moveable Signs

                  No 3 – Council Land

               No 4 – Garbage

               No 5 – Dogs

               No 6 – Lodging Houses

         District Council of Le Hunte – No 1 – Widunna Oval

 


By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

      Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act – Regulations – Charges

 

      Rules of Court –

            Workers Compensation Tribunal – Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act – Cost of Proceedings

 

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

      Superannuation Act – Regulations – STA Employees Variations

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) –

      Ministerial Statements –

            Liquor Licensing Act – Operation of Section 97

            National Rifle Association of America

      Office for the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity – Report, 1998-99

      Racial Vilification Act – Conciliation of Complaints – Report, March 2000

      Witness Protection – Report, 1998-99

 

      Liquor Licensing Act – Regulations – Dry Areas – Hallett Cove

 

By the Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) –

      South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board – Report, 1998-99.

 

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       Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Water Resources, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1997.

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 Foley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

7       District Court (Administrative and Disciplinary Division) Amendment Bill

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

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Stevens, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 


8       Tobacco Products Regulation (Evidence of Age) Amendment Bill

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

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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.

 

9       Health Professionals (Special Events Exemption) Bill

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

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 


10      National Tax Reform (State Provisions) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - 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.

Mr Foley moved, after clause 4 to insert a new Clause 4A as follows:

PART 4A

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS

GST component to be separately identified in government accounts

      4A. (1) If a government account includes a GST component, the amount of that component must be specified, and identified as the GST component, in the account.

            (2) In this section—

            "government account" means an account for payment issued to the person required or expected to make the payment by a department, administrative unit, agency or instrumentality of the government or the State (including a school council constituted under the Education Act 1972);

            "GST component" means an amount to offset or reimburse a liability to GST or a liability under Part 3 of this Act.

 

                                                New Clause 4A considered.

 

         To report progress and seek leave to sit again

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Hamilton-Smith reported that 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.

 

11      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

Question put and passed.

 

12      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Goods Securities (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                    Message No 36

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Goods Securities Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 4 April 2000                                                 J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

 


13      Adjournment

         The Minister for Education and Children’s Services moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Question put.

         House divided (No 1):

 


                       Ayes, 17

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon R L Brokenshire

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

(Teller) Hon M R Buckby

 


        Noes, 18

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms White

Mr Wright

(Teller) Mr Foley

 

 


         So it passed in the negative.

 

14      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 6.18 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

15      First Home Owner Grant Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - 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 46 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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      Adjournment

         The Deputy Premier moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 8.31 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Wednesday 5 April 2000

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Broken Hill Proprietary Indenture Act 1937 and the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture Act 1958.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.

 

         For Thursday 6 April 2000

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Atkinson to move – That the words “The time limit for a question and explanation is one minute.” be added to the House of Assembly Standing Order No 97 and that the words “The time limit for an answer is five minutes.” be added to Standing Order No 98.

 

Mr Meier to move – That this House congratulates and praises the excellent work of emergency services personnel including the South Australian Ambulance Service, Police, Helicopter Pilots, Australian Search and Rescue, Special Operations and all other personnel who assisted in rescuing the crew of the yacht “Doctel Rager” which capsized off Southern Yorke Peninsula on Friday 31 March.

 

Ms Bedford to move – That this House condemns the Federal Government for their totally inappropriate and insensitive statements on the patronising and failed policy practised for 60 years of removing thousands of Aboriginal children from their parents and extended families into institutions and foster homes and calls on the Prime Minister and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs to correct this unfortunate interpretation of this miscarriage of social and human justice against Aboriginal people.

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr De Laine.

 

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

 

 

         Division No 1 -

             Ayes - Hon M K Brindal, Hon D C Brown, Mrs Penfold, Mr Scalzi and Hon R B Such.

               Noes - Mr De Laine, Ms Key, Ms Rankine, Ms Stevens and Ms Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY