No 22

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 29 AUGUST 2006

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2        Messages from the Governor

The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

         Assent to Bills                                                                                         Message No 7

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts were assented to during the first Session of the 51st Parliament, viz.-

No 6 of 2006 -       An Act to amend the City of Adelaide Act 1998.

No 7 of 2006 -       An Act to provide for the protection of the River Torrens Linear Park as a world-class asset to be preserved as an urban park for the benefit of present and future generations; to repeal the River Torrens Acquisition Act 1970; and for other purposes.

No 8 of 2006         An Act to provide for water efficiency labelling and standards as part of a cooperative scheme between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories; and for other purposes.

No 9 of 2006         An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

No 10 of 2006        An Act to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996; the Coroners Act 2003 and the Cremation Act 2000.

No 11 of 2006        An Act to amend the Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993.

No 12 of 2006        An Act to amend the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.

No 13 of 2006        An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and the Summary Offences Act 1953.

No 14 of 2006        An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

No 15 of 2006        An Act to amend the Development Act 1993, and to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Ombudsman Act 1972.

No 16 of 2006        An Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

No 17 of 2006        An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act 1935, the District Court Act 1991, and the Magistrates Court Act 1991 to make certain procedural changes, and changes in terminology, that have become desirable in the light of the proposed new rules of civil procedure for the Supreme Court and the District Court; and to make related amendments to various other Acts.

No 18 of 2006        An Act to amend the Commission of Inquiry (Children in State Care) Act 2004.

Government House, 29 August 2006                                   M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

 

 

 

Petroleum Products Subsidy Act Repeal Bill - Recommending              Message No 8

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 Petroleum Products Subsidy Act Repeal Bill 2006.

Government House, 29 August 2006                                   M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

3        Death of Mr Terry McRae

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Terry McRae, former Member and Speaker of the House of Assembly and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon I F Evans), Mr Hanna, the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), Hon G M Gunn and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

4       Suspension and resumption

At 2.27 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.37 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

5       Petitions Nos 20 to 22

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

 

20   Mr Pederick, from 586 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to review the basis on which council rates and property taxes are levied and consider the cost of providing services with reference to the capacity of council rate payers to meet the cost.

 

21   Hon R G Kerin, from 144 members of the South Australian Community, requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately facilitate a ‘Buy South Australian Eggs’ campaign and seek assistance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to identify the practice of egg dumping in South Australia and investigate the food safety standard of interstate eggs being sold in this State.

 

22   Mr Kenyon, from 20 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to protect unborn South Australian children by enforcing the law and ensuring that pregnant women are supported and encouraged throughout their pregnancies and beyond.

 

6       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

7       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Speaker –

      Natural Resources Committee Report – Management Boards: Levy Proposals which has been received and published pursuant to section 17(7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Emergency Services Funding – Amount of Remission

                     Public Corporations – Captive Insurance Corporation

                     Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia – Investment of Funds

 

By the Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon) –

      AustralAsia Railway (Third Party Access) Code, Ministerial Review of – June 2006

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Development – Constitution of Statutory Committees

                     Harbors and Navigation – Restricted Areas

                     Motor Vehicles – Vehicle Examination Fee

                     Passenger Transport – Taxi Fares

                     Road Traffic –

                           Declared Hospitals

                           Disqualification Offence

                           Southern Flinders Health Incorporated

 

By the Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Electricity – Aerial Lines

                     National Electricity (South Australia) – Transmission Systems

 

By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Listening and Surveillance Devices Act, 1972 – Report 2005

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration – Disposal Fees

                     Cremation – Cremation Permit

                     Electronic Transactions – Excluded Transactions

                     Fees Regulations – Proclaimed Managers and Justices

                  Legislation Revision and Publication – Definition of Legislation

                     Subordinate Legislation – Postponement of Expiry

      Rules of Court –

                  District Court – Rules –

                           Terrorism Police Powers

                           Subpoenas and Contempt of Court

                           General Civil

                     Supreme Court – Rules –

                           Appeal Book

                           Corporations Rules

                           General Civil

                           Land and Valuation Rules

                           Police Powers

                           Preventative Detention

                           Subpoenas and Contempt of Court

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon J D Hill) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Chiropractic and Osteopathy Practice – General

                     Natural Resources Management – Tintinara Coonalpyn Water Levies

                  Wilderness Protection – General

 

By the Minister for Administrative Services and Government Enterprises (Hon M J Wright) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Roads (Opening and Closing) – General

 

By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Fisheries Act –

                           Abalone Fisheries

                           Fish Processors

                           Lakes and Coorong Fishery

                           Marine Scalefish Fisheries

                           Prawn Fisheries

                           River Fishery

                           Rock Lobster Scheme of Management

                     Livestock – Identification

 

 

By the Minister for State/Local Government Relations (Hon J M Rankine) –

      Local Council By-Laws –

                     Barunga West, District Council of

                           No. 6 – Boat Ramps

                     Elliston, District Council of

No 1 – Permits and Penalties

No 2 – Local Government Land

No 3 - Roads

No 4 – Moveable Signs, Banners and Umbrellas

No 5 - Dogs

No 6 – Caravans and Camping

No 7 - Foreshore

No 8 – Waste Management

 

By the Minister for Consumer Affairs (Hon J M Rankine) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                     Liquor Licensing –

                           AAMI Stadium

                           Coober Pedy

                           Kadina

                           Port Pirie

 

By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon P Caica) –

            Education Adelaide Charter and Performance Statements for 2006 - 2007

      Flinders University – Report 2005

      University of Adelaide –

                  Annual Review 2005

                  Financial Statements 2005.

 

8       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

9       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 3.

 

11      Evidence (Use of Audio and Audio Visual Links) 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.

 

The Attorney-General moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12      Child Sex Offenders Registration 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.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause No 4 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 5 to 73 agreed to.

Schedule No 1 amended and agreed to.

Schedule No 2 agreed to.

New schedule No 3 inserted.

Title amended and agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon G M Gunn reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had agreed to the same with amendments and had amended the title.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

13      Adjournment

The House adjourned at 5.37 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 30 August 2006

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Magistrates Act 1983.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929.

 

 

            For Thursday 31 August 2006

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House –

(a)           notes the public's objection to the State Government's 240% fee increase charged for the "Ridersafe" training program, which is a compulsory part of the motorcycle licensing process;

(b)           expresses its concern that the effect of this fee increase may disadvantage young riders and may also lead to an increase incidence in unlicensed riding, injuries and fatalities;

(c)           notes that up to 1,000 motorcyclists attended a protest rally at Parliament House on 5 August 2006 to object to this fee increase; and

(d)           calls upon the Government to reverse this fee increase in the forthcoming State Budget.

 

Mrs Penfold to move – That this House commends the Masonic Foundation for being proactive in fundraising for the provision of seatbelts in South Australian school buses.

 

Mrs Penfold to move – That this House condemns the Labor Government for spending $31M of taxpayer money on the Adelaide tramline extension to replace a modern free bus service, while young people in country areas are required to travel on dirt roads in overcrowded buses, some of which are up to twenty five years old and without seat belts or air conditioning, and often in forty degree heat for over an hour.

 

 

            For Wednesday 20 September 2006

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations –

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

 

 

            For Thursday 21 September 2006

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Hon R B Such to move – That This House expresses its support for embryonic stem cell research and application, via therapeutic cloning and subject to proper safeguards, because of its potential to enhance and save lives.

 

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Ms Breuer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon J J Snelling

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY