No 21

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 16 JULY 2002

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Death of Hon T Crothers

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon T Crothers, former Member of the Legislative Council, and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), Mr Brindal, Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), Mr Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill), Mr McEwen, Minister for Social Justice (Hon S W Key), Hon D C Kotz, Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright), Mr Scalzi, Ms Ciccarello, Mrs Hall, Hon R B Such, Mr Koutsantonis and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

3       Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 2:58 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 3:05 the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

4       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

      University of South Australia – Report 2001

 

By the Minister for Local Government (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Local Government Act – By-Laws –

                  City of Payneham, Norwood and St Peters –

                        No 3 – Roads

                        No 4 – Local Government Land

 

By the Minister for Administrative Services (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Freedom of Information – Universities.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.


 

6       Death of Mr G D Combe

The Premier, by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr G D Combe CMG, MC, former Clerk of the House of Assembly and Ombudsman, and places on record its appreciation of his service.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon R B Such, Hon G M Gunn and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

7       Appreciation of Services of Mr G D Mitchell

The Premier, by leave, moved - That this House places on record its appreciation of the services rendered to it by the former Clerk of the House of Assembly, Mr G D Mitchell.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon G M Gunn, Hon R B Such, Mr Brokenshire, Mr Hanna, Hon D C Kotz, Mr Meier, and the Speaker.

Question put and passed by acclamation.

 

8       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

9       Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Bill

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

         The Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

10      Appropriation Bill

Ordered – That the adjourned debate on the question – That this Bill be now read a second time – be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

 

11      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Transport - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

12      Appropriation Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

         Bill read a second time.

 

         Reference to Estimates Committee

The Minister for Transport moved – That this Bill be referred to Estimates Committees.

Question put and passed.

 

         Grievance debate

The Minister for Transport moved – That the House note grievances.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

         Estimates Committees - Motion for attendance of Legislative Council Ministers

The Minister for Transport, by leave, moved - That a message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon P Holloway) and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (Hon T G Roberts), Members of the Legislative Council, be permitted to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

         Question put and passed.


 

13      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Education (Compulsory Education Age) Amendment Bill                       Message No 15

The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Education Act 1972, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 16 July 2002.                                                   R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

 

Page 3 - After line 25 insert new clause as follows:

 

            Transitional provision

                  7. (1) The amendments effected by this Act do not apply to a child who has, before the commencement of this Act, attained the age of 15 years if—

            (a)  the child has ceased to attend or be enrolled at a school; and

            (b)  the child is—

                  (i)   in full-time employment; or

                  (ii)   enrolled as a full-time student in an approved course of instruction or training; or

                  (iii)  engaged in part-time employment and enrolled in an approved course of instruction or training.

                  (2) In this section—

            "approved course of instruction or training" means a course of instruction or training—

            (a) provided by a college of technical and further education pursuant to the Technical and  Further Education Act 1975; or

            (b)  accredited under Part 3 of the Vocational Education, Employment and Training Act 1994; or

            (c)  of a kind prescribed by regulation.

J M Davis Clerk of the Legislative Council

 

         Ordered – That the amendment be taken into consideration tomorrow.

 

14      Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.33 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

            For Wednesday 17 July 2002

 

Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Deputy Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the revision and publication of South Australian legislation; to repeal the Acts Republication Act 1967; to amend the Evidence Act 1929 and the Subordinate Legislation 1978; and for other purposes.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Prices Act 1948.

 

The Minister for Environment and Conservation to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and to make a related amendment to the Development (System Improvement Program) Amendment Act 2000.

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -

 

Hon R B Such to move – That a Select Committee be established to examine the impacts and consequences on the South Australian public of the Crown Lands (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2002, with particular reference to –

(a)  the cost of administering the Crown Lands Act 1929 with and without amendments;

(b)  the impact of the amendments on contracts of purchase and property values;

(c)  the desirability or otherwise of freeholding Crown Leases;

(d)  equity issues arising from the present Act or proposed amendments;

(e)  achieving a return on Crown Lands consistent with the 2002/03 State Budget; and

(f)   any other matter that the Committee considers relevant to the present Act or the proposed amendments.

 

            For Thursday 18 July 2002

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House notes the 50th anniversary of the South Australian Rural Youth Movement this week and recognises the significant contribution made by the organisation, particularly to the training and encouragement of rural leaders for half a century, and expresses its good wishes to those 800 hundred or more people who will assemble this weekend in Clare to recognise and celebrate this milestone.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon D C Brown, Hon P F Conlon and Hon P L White.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY