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                                                                                               No. 21

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                      THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 1991

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Rural Finance - Motion for Select Committee

                Notice of Motion read for the adjourned motion of Mr Gunn - That a Select                            Committee be established -

                    (a) to enquire into the reasons why many farmers and small businesses in rural South Australia are having difficulty in raising adequate finance to maintain their operations;

                    (b)     to examine the operations of and funds available to the Rural Industries Assistance Branch of the Department of Agriculture to see if they are being directed toward those who have the best possibility of long term viability;

                    (c) to examine the need for the Government to give protection to those facing foreclosure;  and

                    (d)     to give those people who believe they have been harshly treated by the financial institutions the ability to advise the Select Committee of the difficulties they are facing.

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    next.

 

 3             Boating Act 1974 - Regulations - Hire and Drive - Motion for disallowance

                Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved - That Regulations under the Boating Act 1974

                    relating to Hire and Drive, made on 26 September and laid on the Table of this House on 8 October 1991, be disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. P.B. Arnold, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    next.

 

 4             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) Nos 3 to 5 be Notices of

                    Motion for Thursday next.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Regulations/Committees) No. 1 be an Order of the

                    Day for Thursday next.

 

 

 

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 6             Camden Primary School - Motion re

                Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House commends the Camden

                    Primary School Council on its proposals submitted to the Adelaide Area Directorate relating to the change for the West Torrens Cluster as part of the Primary Schools

                    Review, Western Suburbs and calls on the Minister of Education to reject any decision to amalgamate, transfer or close Camden Primary School.

                Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D.

                    Rann), that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 7             Economic Policies - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Government

                    for its disregard of the misery caused by its economic policies and financial negligence and demands that it give prime consideration to the future of South Australian business in order to provide jobs.

                Debate ensued.

 

 8             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 dissentient voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

 9             Economic Policies - Motion re

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

10           Remembrance Day Ceremonies - Motion re

                Mrs Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House urges the Government to

                    support and encourage the observance of Remembrance Day ceremonies and the one minute silence commemoration at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month and to initiate support through the Education Department to encourage staff and students of all schools throughout the State to participate by acknowledging a minutes silence on Remembrance Day.

                Debate ensued.

                Hon. J.P. Trainer moved to insert after "11th Month" the words "in both the

                    public sector and the private sector".

                Debate continued.

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

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

 

11           Train Dispute - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Government

                    for its mishandling of the recent train dispute, in particular, its failure to intervene and negotiate a satisfactory resolution in a short period of time and further condemns the Government for removing basic commuter services thus discouraging patronage and leading to possible closures.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

                   

12           Train Tickets Selling Facilities - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That

                    this House calls on the Government as a matter of priority to introduce ticket selling facilities onto train platforms and/or trains to enable commuters to once again conveniently purchase train tickets and to restore public confidence in the metropolitan train system.

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                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until                      Thursday 14 November.

 

13           Elizabeth/Munno Para Project - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House notes the positive impact the Elizabeth/Munno Para Project is having on the community in that area.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

14           Australian Taxation Office Buildings - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That

                    this House conveys its disappointment to the Commonwealth Government over the failure of that Government to locate at least one of the proposed new Australian Taxation Office buildings in the vicinity of Noarlunga Centre or Westfield Marion Shopping centre in preference to central Adelaide.

                Debate resumed.     

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Brindal, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

15           Flinders Medical Centre - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mr Brindal - That this House calls

                    on the Minister of Health to immediately instruct the South Australian Health Commission to provide the money needed for upgrading emergency services at the Flinders Medical Centre.

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    14 November.

 

16           Petition No. 124

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

                    presentation:

 

                124  Hon. B.C. Eastick, from 218 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

                    House urge the Government to increase the number and effectiveness of night police patrols.

 

17           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

18           Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

19           Strata Titles (Resolution of Disputes) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Strata Titles (Resolution of

                    Disputes) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) moved - That this Bill be now read a

                    second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday                         next.

 

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20           Sheriff's Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Sheriff's Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

21           Wrongs Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of the

                    Legislative Council in the Wrongs Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

 

                Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred

                    to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

22           Evidence Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the third reading of the Evidence Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

23           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Enforcement of Judgments Bill                    Message No. 17

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith,

                    titled an Act to make provision for the enforcement of judgments; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 23 October 1991                            G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

                Justices of the Peace Bill                                  Message No. 18

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith,

                    titled an Act to provide for the appointment of Justices of the Peace; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 23 October 1991                            G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Minister of Education moved - That this Bill be read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

24           Petroleum (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Petroleum

                    (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

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                                                                                        In Committee

                                              Clauses Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 5 amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 6 to 13 agreed to.

                                              Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                  

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and

                    had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

                The Minister of Mines and Energy (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) moved - That this Bill be

                    now read a third time.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

25           Adjournment

                The Minister of Mines and Energy moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 4.16 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

                Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

               

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson       

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY