No. 20

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petition No. 82

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

 

                82      Mr Quirke, from 118 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to maintain the occasional/respite child care service at Ingle Farm.

 

 3             Speaker's Statement - Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous)                           Amendment Bill

                The Speaker made the following statement:

                    Last evening on the Channel 10 News the Deputy Leader of the Opposition stated in relation to proposed WorkCover amendments "what we want to know is what sort of arrangement, if any, happened between the Speaker and the Premier, and that was what the question was all about today and it was ruled out of order by the Speaker, and I just find that unacceptable and quite amazing".

                While I am perfectly happy for objection to be taken to any ruling I make in this Chamber, it is clear from our practice and that of Westminister that reflections on the actions of the Speaker which are made outside the Chamber are treated seriously as breaches of privilege.

                I have considered taking the matter further, but while there was clear inference in the remarks made they appeared to be "off the cuff" and probably without the Member thinking of the consequences of making them.

                However, I give due warning to the Hon. Member and indeed all Members, that any                            repetition will be dealt with in a way which reflects the seriousness of such breaches.

 

 4             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Twentieth Report, 1992, of the Legislative Review Committee.

                Report received.

 

 5             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 6             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 

 7             Postponement of business

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

 

 8             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committee/Regulations) Nos 6 to 11 be                       Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

 9             Corporation of Brighton - By-law No. 1 - Bathing and Controlling the Foreshore -                              Motion for disallowance

                Mr McKee, pursuant to notice, moved - That By-law No. 1 of the Corporation of Brighton relating to Bathing and Controlling the Foreshore, made on 4 June and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

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

 

10           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 13 be a Notice of Motion                   for Wednesday next.

 

11           Economic and Finance Committee - Motion to note Report

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That the Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee (Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board) be noted.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 2 and 3 be                        Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

13           District 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 District Court Act 1991 relating to Court and Transcript Fees made on 2 July and laid on the Table of this House on 6 August 1992, be disallowed.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

14           Olympic Games Bid - Motion re

                Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Sydney and supports                            its bid for the year 2000 Olympic Games.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

15           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 2 to 5 be postponed                    and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 6.

 

16           El Alamein, Battle of - Motion re

                Hon. M.D. Rann, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein, records its deep appreciation of the sacrifice and service of Australian and Allied Forces in this turning point in the Second World War.

                Debate ensued.

 

 

 


 

17           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.

 

18           El Alamein, Battle of - Motion re

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing suspension) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

19           Liberal Industrial Relations Policy - Motion re

                Mr Quirke, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the industrial relations policies of the Liberal Party at the Federal level and in particular, the policies of the Kennett Government in Victoria and also notes the Opposition in South Australia has promised to support similar anti worker, anti union measures aimed at undermining decent standards of living for all South Australians wage and salary earners.

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

 

20           Goods and Services Tax, Churches Opposition to - Motion re

                Mr Ferguson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the concerns of the leaders of Australia's Churches that the Goods and Services Tax will discriminate against the disadvantaged in our society.

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

 

21           Kurralta Park Community Kindergarten - Motion re

                Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House instructs the Minister of Education not to approve the recommendation by the Western Region Children's Services Office to close the Kurralta Park Community Kindergarten.

                Debate ensued.

                Hon. J.P. Trainer moved to leave out all words after the word "House" and insert in lieu thereof "calls upon the Minister of Education, the Children's Services Office and the West Torrens Council to jointly co-operate in ensuring the continued viable operation of the Kurralta Park Community Kindergarten on its current site or on another site in the immediate vicinity."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 11                     November.

 

22           State Bank Group Asset Management Division - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House views with concern -

                    (a) the actions of the State Bank in the management of its non-performing loans;

                    (b)     the composition of the GAMD Board; and

                    (c) the potential for further significant losses to be sustained by the GAMD;

                    and therefore calls on the Treasurer to -

                    (i)  reconsider the composition of the GAMD Board to ensure that it contains people with proven track records in banking and management of businesses in receivership;

                    and

                    (ii) provide quarterly financial statements, audited by the Auditor-General, to the Parliament on the operations of the GAMD.

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

 

23           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for                                Wednesday next.

 


 

24           Wheat Board Borrowings - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of  Mr Venning - That this House urges the Federal Government to continue to provide a guarantee on the Australian Wheat Board's borrowings to enable the Board to continue to make "first payments" to Australian wheat growers.

                Debate continued.

                Question put and passed.

 

25           Mt Barker Road - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House calls on the Minister of Transport Development to advise the Parliament what immediate action the Government is going to take to alleviate significant problems on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway due to hazardous driving conditions as a result of fuel spillages and considerable delays as a result of accidents and breakdowns involving heavy vehicles.

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Holloway moved to leave out all the words after the word "House" and insert in lieu thereof the words "notes those actions already undertaken by the Government and those currently in train to alleviate hazardous driving conditions on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway.

                Debate continued.

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

 

26           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be                                 so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion, without notice, forthwith.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

                Appropriation Bill

                The Deputy Premier then moved - That, due to the changes in the structure of the various departments contained in the Schedule of the Appropriation Bill, a Message be sent to the Legislative Council advising of that fact and requesting the Legislative Council to return the Bill to enable the Schedule to be altered.

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

 

27           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2.

 

28           Ambulance Services Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Ambulance                        Services Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

29           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

30           Ambulance Services Bill

                Debate (interrupted before going motion) resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

31           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.31 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. J.H.C. Klunder and Mr Gunn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY