No 21

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY 1999

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Second-hand Vehicle Dealers (Compensation Fund)

         Amendment Bill- Recommending                                                           Message No 7

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers (Compensation Fund) Amendment Bill 1998.

         Government House, 18 February 1999                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 4 March.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 4 March.

 

5       Collections for Charitable Purposes (Definition of Charitable Purposes) Amendment Bill

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

Mr Meier moved that the debate be further adjourned.


         Question put

         House divided (No 1):

 


                       Ayes, 19

 

Hon M H Armitage

Mr Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Meier (Teller)


        Noes, 23

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Mr De Laine (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses 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.

 

6       Constitution (Citizenship) Amendment Bill

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

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 4 March.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 5 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 March.


 

8       Second-hand Vehicle Dealers (Compensation Fund) Amendment Bill

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

 

Speaker’s statement

The Speaker made the following statement:

I note that a Message has been received from His Excellency the Governor recommending the appropriation of any necessary revenue incurred by this Bill.

I reiterate my pervious ruling, that the Bill clearly does not appropriate any revenue -– that has already been appropriated by clause 3(3) of Schedule 3 of the principal Act.

 

Debate resumed.

         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 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       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 7 and 8 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 4 March.

 

10      Discharge of business – Stamp Duties (Exemption for Crops) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 9 read.

         Ordered – That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

11      Glenthorne Farm – Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hanna – That the Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site, taking into consideration –

(a)  the proposal for a wine industry training centre on the site;

(b)  the Premier’s public statement that there would be no housing development on the site;

(c)  the value placed on open space by the local community; and

         (d)  the historical and cultural significance of the site.

Which Mr Hill has moved to amend by leaving out the words “Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site, taking into consideration” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “Premier include the Member for Mitchell, as the local Member, on his committee to investigate and report on options for future use of the Glenthorne Farm site; and the committee should consider and publicly report on”

         Debate resumed.

         Question  - That the amendment be agreed to – put and passed.

         Question – That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 11 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 March.

 

13      River Murray Water Diversions - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved – This House recognises the importance of the River Murray to South Australia and is totally opposed to any attempt to lift the cap on water diversions from this major river system.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 March.

 

14      Prince Alfred College ‘Sunboat II’ - Motion re

Hon D C Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the crew and staff members of Prince Alfred College on regaining the world record achieved by the College’s solar powered ‘Sunboat II’ and providing the rest of the world with an excellent example of the advantages of solar power as an important source of energy.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

15      Coongie Lakes Wetlands - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill moved - That this House calls on the Minister for Environment and Heritage to ensure that applications to grant wilderness status to the Coongie Lakes Wetlands be processed forthwith, and calls on the Minister to ensure that Coongie Lakes Wetlands be given the highest possible level of environmental protection once the exploration licences for the area expire in February 1999.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 4 March.

 

16      Tour Down Under - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning- That this House congratulates the organisers, competitors and sponsors involved in the inaugural Tour Down Under international cycling event on its outstanding success and recognises the strong support given to the event by the people of South Australia and our local media organisations and acknowledges the enormous benefits a unique event of this nature offers our State.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Wagner’s Ring Circle - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon D C Wotton - That this House congratulates the State Opera of South Australia and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in their superb presentation and Australia’s first full scale production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle and further congratulates the Government and in particular the Minister for the Arts on the significant vision and support provided to enable the staging of this magnificent production in Adelaide.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 


18      Regulation of Jet Skis - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill – That this House calls on the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning to prepare regulations for submission to the Governor in Executive Council under the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993  –

(a)  that provide for the regulation, restriction or prohibition of motorised jet skis in specified waters within I kilometre of the seashore adjacent to metropolitan Adelaide and other coastal cities and towns in the State;

(b)  that take into account the views of local government councils that have areas adjoining those waters to ensure that appropriate regulations, restrictions or prohibitions are in place to protect public safety and to allow the public to enjoy the beaches without unreasonable disruption or disturbance; and

(c)  that provide appropriate exemptions for jet skis used by surf life saving clubs.

Which Mr Lewis has moved to amend; in paragraph (a), by inserting the word “or” after the word “regulation”, by leaving out the words “or prohibition”, by leaving out the word “1 kilometre” and inserting the word “200 metres”, by leaving out the words “other coastal cities and towns in the State” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “specified off-river areas along the River Murray”; and in paragraph (b) by inserting the word “or” after the word “regulations”, by leaving out the words “or prohibitions”; and in paragraph (c) by leaving out the word “appropriate” and inserting after the word “clubs” the words “and in other appropriate cases”.

Debate resumed.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Meier) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 March.

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19      Petitions Nos 30 to 32

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

 

30   Ms White, from 19 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to maintain a level of funding to the Women’s Study Resource Centre for the purpose of retaining the Coordinator position.

 

31   Mr Hill, from 218 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to fund intensive care facilities at the Noarlunga Hospital.

 

32   Mrs Maywald, from 398 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to fund the provision of a filtered water supply to the Riverland township of Paringa.

 

20      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) -

      Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee – Report, 1997-98.

 

21      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.


 

22      Public Works Committee – Eighty-Ninth Report – Bolivar Wastewater Treatment

         Plant – Proposed Activated Sludge Plant and Ancillary Works

Mr Lewis brought up the Eighty-Ninth Report of the Committee relating on the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant – Proposed Activated Sludge Plant and Ancillary Works.

         Report received.

 

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No 198).

 

23      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

24      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 be a Notice of Motion for Tuesday 2 March.

 

25      Lottery and Gaming (Trade Promotion Lottery Licence Fees) Amendment Bill

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

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

26      Road Traffic (Proof of Accuracy of Devices) Amendment Bill

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

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

27      Adjournment

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.


 

28      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Mining Administration) Bill                      Message No 25

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971 and the Opal Mining Act 1995, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 18 February 1999                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Statutes Amendment (Sentencing – Miscellaneous) Bill             Message No 26

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 18 February 1999                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered – That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 2 March.

 

30      Adjournment

         Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Messages) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.16 pm until Tuesday 2 March at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 3 March 1999

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports -  

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the Eighty-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant – Proposed Activated Sludge Plant and Ancillary Works be noted.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY