No 20

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       General Practitioner Shortage - Motion re

         Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls upon the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister for Health to urgently address the critical shortage of General Practitioners which has led to significant gaps in the health services in outer Southern and Northern Metropolitan areas of Adelaide as well as in rural areas.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 27 November.

 

3       Mark Ricciuto – Brownlow Medallist - Motion re

Mrs Maywald, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Adelaide Crows Captain and Waikerie’s favourite son, Mark Ricciuto on his outstanding performance in the 2003 AFL season, culminating in his joint Brownlow Medal win on 22 September 2003 and also congratulates Sydney ruckman - Adam Goodes and Collingwood Captain - Nathan Buckley, who are both South Australian born, on their Brownlow Medal successes.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Pneumococcal Immunisation - Motion re

         Ms Rankine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Government to urgently act upon the recommendations of the National Medical Health Research Council to provide pneumococcal immunisations free to all Australian children.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       Booker Prize Winner, D B C Pierre - Motion re

         Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates South Australian author Peter Finlay, under the nom de plume D B C Pierre, on winning the Man Booker Prize for his novel entitled ‘Vernon God Little’.

         Question put and passed.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 5 be postponed until Thursday 27 November.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 6 and 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 8.

 

 

 

 

8       Glenelg Flood – Emergency Services - Motion re

         Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulate all Emergency Services staff and volunteers, and Family and Youth Services staff who did so much to assist the Glenelg North residents  whose homes were flooded  in June of this year.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Volunteers – Partnership Agreement - Motion re

         Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Premier and Minister for Volunteers, the Labor Government and the Volunteer Sector for developing a partnership agreement which formally recognises the valuable contribution of volunteers and provides a vision for the future of volunteering in South Australia.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 27 November.

 

10      Starfish Hill - Windfarms- Motion re

         Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulate all those who contributed to South Australia’s first wind farm, Starfish Hill.

         Ordered, on motion of Dr McFetridge, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 27 November.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 9 to 20 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 21.

 

12      Tony Santic – 2003 Melbourne Cup - Motion re

         Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Mr Tony Santic and his team for the fantastic win by Makybe Diva in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 9 to be postponed until Thursday 27 November.

 

14      Australian Health Care Agreement 2003 - 2008 - Motion re

Ms Rankine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes that the Australian Health Care Agreement 2003 to 2008, presented by the Prime Minister to the States and Territories, is inadequate to meet the increasing costs of providing public hospital services, fails to commit financially to health reform and will result in a cut of $75M for South Australian public health services.

         Debate ensued.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Rau, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 27 November.

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15      Petition Nos 29

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

 

29   Hon D C Kotz, from 1134 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately withdraw the trial of the Sexual Health and Relationship Education Program, developed by SHINE, from all 14 participating schools, pending professional assessment and endorsement.

 

 

 

 

16      Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following reports:

 

      Register of Member’s Interests – Registrar’s Statement, June 2003

      Ordered to be published (Paper No 133A).

 

      Alexandrina Council Report 2002-2003 – Pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999.

 

17      Answer to a question

An answer to a question on the Notice Paper No 55 was tabled by the Speaker.

 

18      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), on behalf of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (LPEAC) – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White) –

      SHARE Program – Letter from Dr Jureidini to Dr Levy, SA President AMA – dated 13                   November 2003

 

By the Minister for Social Justice (Hon S W Key) –

      Guardianship Board of South Australia – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright) –

      Passenger Transport Board – Report 2002-2003

      TransAdelaide – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) on behalf of the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      Animal Welfare Advisory Committee – Report 2002-2003

      Coast Protection Board – Report 2002-2003

      Environment and Heritage, Department for – Report 2002-2003

      General Reserves Trust 2002-2003 – Report 2002-2003

      Soil Conservation Council, South Australian – Report 2002-2003

      State Water Plan 2000, Progress in Implementing the - Report 2002-2003 Report

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) on behalf of the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts (Hon J D Hill) –

      Windmill Performing Arts Company – Report 2002-2003

 

By the Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development (Hon R J McEwen) -

The Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement – Potential Impacts on South Australia – October 2003.

 

19      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

20      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

21      Speaker's Statement – Tabling Documents by Private Members

The Speaker stated that it is not possible for the Chair to direct a Private Member to table documents.  However, in the course of inquiries being made by the Chair, it is orderly for the Chair to direct a Member to provide him with documents to assist him with his inquiries, but such documents received by the Chair are not tabled documents in the context of the Standing Orders.

 

22      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         National Electricity (South Australia) (New Penalty) Amendment Bill     Message No 21

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 13 November 2003                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

23      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Tourism - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

24      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Tourism - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 24 November at 2.00 pm.

 

25      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.

 

In Committee

 

Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister Assisting the Premier in Economic Development, Minister for Police, Minister for Federal/State Relations examined.

Minister for Social Justice, Minister for Housing, Minister for Youth, Minister for the Status of Women examined.

Minister for Health, Minister Assisting the Premier in Social Inclusion examined.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had further considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2002 - 2003, and had completed its examination of Ministers on matters contained therein.

 

26      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Survey (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                Message No 22

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has disagreed to the amendment made by the House of Assembly in the Survey (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, for the Reasons indicated in the annexed Schedule.  The Legislative Council returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration.

         Legislative Council, 13 November 2003                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly and disagreed to by the Legislative Council

 

No 1.    New Clause-

 

After clause 21 insert:

 

21A – Amendment of section 51 – Surveys within Confused Boundary Area

Section 51 – after subsection (12) insert:

(12a)   No compensation is payable by any person as a result of land boundaries determined under this section.

 

 

 

Schedule of the Reason of the Legislative Council

for disagreeing with the foregoing amendment

 

Because it has potential to add personal cost to the consumer.

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

Ordered - That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for Monday 24 November.

 

 

         Authorised Betting Operations (Licence and Permit Conditions) Amendment Bill                                                            Message No 23

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 13 November 2003                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

27      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.51 pm until Monday 24 November at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Thursday 4 December 2003

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Ms Rankine to move – That this House calls on the Federal Government to immediately remove the child care cap, reintroduce capital works funding for not-for-profit child care centres and make the Child Care Benefits Scheme more accessible.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) and Ms Breuer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY