No. 22

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                            TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 1992

 

 

1              Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petition No. 83

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

 

                83      Mrs Kotz, from 336 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase penalties for child sexual abuse offenders.

 

 3             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 76, 102 and 109 and questions without                        notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 4             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) -

                Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Mineral Resources (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                Office of Energy Planning - Report 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations

                    (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                Legal Services Commission - Report , 1991-92.

                South Australian Urban Land Trust - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                Bookmakers Licensing Board - Report, 1991-92.

                South Australian Greyhound Racing Board - Report, 1991-92.

                South Australian Harness Racing Board - Report, 1991-92.

                Racecourses Development Board - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                Northern Cultural Trust - Report, 1991-92.

                Commercial Tribunal Act 1982 - Regulations - Transcript Fees.

                Second-hand Motor Vehicles Act 1983 - Regulations - Compensation Fund.

 

 

                By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                Commissioner of Police - Report, 1991-92.

 

 5             Disorder - Suspension and resumption of sitting

                Serious disorder having arisen in the Stranger's Gallery:

                At 2.15 p.m. the Speaker suspended the sitting of the House.

                At 2.25 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

 6             Papers

                The tabling of Papers (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed:

 

                By the Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

                Electricity Trust of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                Engineering and Water Supply Department - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                State Transport Authority - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) -

                Department for Family and Community Services - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) -

                Department of Agriculture - Report, 1991-92.

                Soil Conservation Council - Report, 1991-92.

                Veterinary Surgeons Board - Report, 1991-92.

 

 7             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 8             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 9             Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Animal and Plant Control (Agricultural Protection and Other Purposes)

                    (Immunity from Liability) Amendment Bill                                                               Message No. 33

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Animal and Plant Control (Agricultural Protection and Other Purposes) Act 1986, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 22 October 1992                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Police (Police Aides) Amendment Bill                                                                            Message No. 34

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Police Act 1952 and to make consequential amendments to the Children's Protection and Young Offenders Act 1979, Police (Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings) Act 1985 and the Police Superannuation Act 1990, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 27 October 1992                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

10           Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the time allotted for completion of                     the:

                    Appropriation Bill;

                    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;

                    Waterworks (Residential Rating) Amendment Bill;

                    Friendly Societies (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;

                    Statutes Amendment (Public Actuary) Bill;

                    Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;

                    Expiation of Offences (Divisional Fees) Amendment Bill;

                    Statutes Amendment (Expiation of Offences) Bill;

                    Summary Procedure (Summary Protection Orders) Amendment Bill;

                    Criminal Law Consolidation (Application of Criminal Law) Amendment Bill; and

                    Commercial Arbitration (Uniform Provisions) Amendment Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday next.

 

11           National Parks and Wildlife (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Environment and Land Management, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and to make related amendments to the Wilderness Protection Act 1992.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill presented and read a first time.

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

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 10                                 November.

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

13           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be postponed and taken                      into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10.

 

14           Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

 

15           Disorder - Suspension and resumption of sitting

                Serious disorder having again arisen in the Stranger's Gallery:

                At 4.11 p.m. the Deputy Speaker (Mr Ferguson) suspended the sitting of the House.

                At 4.13 p.m. the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

16           Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

17           Disorder - Suspension and resumption of sitting

                Serious disorder having arisen in the Speaker's Gallery:

                At 4.14 p.m. the Speaker suspended the sitting of the House.

                At 4.17 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

18           Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

 

19           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

20           Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                Mr Blacker, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an instruction without notice.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

                Instruction to Committee

                Mr Blacker then moved - That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Bill that it have power to consider new clauses relating to lump sum compensation, employer's liability at common law and the provision of information by the Corporation.

                Question put and passed.

                The Speaker left the Chair and the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 1, after line 18, to insert new clause as follows:

                2a. Amendment of s. 3-Interpretation Section 3 of the principal Act is amended-

                (a)     by striking out from subsection (1) the definition of "journey".

                (b)     by striking out from the definition of "unrepresentative disability" in subsection (1) "a                                                                                       journey, attendance or temporary absence" and substituting "an attendance".

                and

                (c)     by striking out from subsection (4) "or a journey between the worker's residence and                                                                                          the place of pick-up (whether to or from the place of pick-up)".

                Question put and negatived.

                                                             Clause No. 3 read.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 1, lines 20 to 21, to leave out all words after "amended by" and insert in lieu thereof "striking out paragraph (a) of subsection (8) and substituting the following paragraph:

                (a)     any component of the worker's earnings attributable to overtime will be disregarded.


 

 

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 1):

            Ayes, 23.                                                Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Ingerson (Teller)

         

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

 

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 4 read.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 2, line 4, to leave out the words "contributed to" and insert inlieu thereof the words "was a substantial cause of".

                Question put.


 

 

                Committee divided (No. 2):

            Ayes, 24.                                             Noes, 22.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Ingerson (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                                                             Clause, as amended, agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                                                             Clause 6 read.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 2, after line 25, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                (ab)   by striking out from subsection (1) (a) "one year" and substituting "three months";


 

 

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 3):

            Ayes, 23.                                             Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Ingerson (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the                       Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 2, after line 25, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                (ac)   by striking out from subsection (1)(a)(ii) "is earning or could earn in suitable employment" and substituting "is earning (in any employment) or could earn in suitable employment (whichever is the greater)";


 

 

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 4):

            Ayes, 23.                                             Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Ingerson (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the       Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 7 to 9 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 10 amended and agreed to.

                                                             New Clause No. 10a inserted.

                                                             Clause No. 11 amended and agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 12 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 13 amended and agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 14 agreed to.

                                                             New Clause No. 14a inserted.

                                                             Clause No. 15 amended and agreed to.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 8, after line 33, to insert new clause as follows:

                15a. Amendment of s. 65-Preliminary Section 65 of the principal Act is amended by striking out from subsection (1) the definition of "remuneration" and substituting the following definition:

                    (a) any contribution paid or payable by an employer to a superannuation scheme for the benefit of a worker;

                    (b)     any amount paid or payable to a worker as severance, retrenchment or redundancy pay on the termination of employment, except to the extent (if any) that the amount is attributable to unpaid wages, or to any annual leave or long service leave entitlement;

 

 

                    or

                    (c) any other amounts determined by the Corporation not to constitute remuneration.

                Question put and negatived.

                                                             Clause No. 16 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 17 left out.

                                                             New Clause No. 17a inserted.

                                                             New Clause No. 17b inserted.

                                                             Clause No. 18 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 19 amended and agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had                       agreed to the same with amendments.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

21           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 5 to 9 be postponed and                      taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10.

 

22           Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Construction                     Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second                                                                              time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 3 read.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 1, after line 30, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                (ba)   by striking out "alteration, maintenance, repair or" from paragraph (c) of the definition of "building work" in subsection (1);


 

 

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 5):

            Ayes, 23.                                            Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Ingerson (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the       Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                Mr Ingerson moved on page 2, lines 1 and 2, to leave out paragraph (c).

                Question out and negatived.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 4 and 5 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 6 read.

                Question - That the Clause stand as printed put.


 

 

                Committee divided (No. 6):

                         Ayes, 23.                                   Noes, 23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. M.J. Evans

            Hon. T.R. Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Ingerson (Teller)

 

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the                       Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 7 to 19 agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson 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.

 

23           Waterworks (Residential Rating) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Waterworks (Residential Rating) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton, by leave, that the debate be further

                    adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

24           Suspension of Standing Orders

                Minister of Public Infrastructure, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far                   suspended as to enable the House to sit beyond midnight.

                Question put.


 

 

                House divided (No. 7):

                         Ayes, 23.                                    Noes, 10.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Hon. T.R. Groom

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

             Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder (Teller)

Dr Armitage

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Ingerson

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Lewis (Teller)

 

                Lack of absolute majority

                So it was resolved in the affirmative but the Speaker ruled that the motion lapsed due to the want of an absolute majority.

 

25           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 12.05 a.m. until today at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 28 October 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Emergency Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Firearms Act 1977.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Tuesday 11 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Other Motion -

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House notes the report `Caring for sick children - how working mothers cope' prepared by the Children's Services Office Consultative Committee, South Australia for the National Women's Consultative Council from information gathered and subsequently analysed from a South Australian phone-in which 445 working parents participated.

 

                                                                     CONTINGENT NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

Contingently on the rescission of the vote on the third reading of the Appropriation Bill,

                Mr S.J. Baker to move - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion without notice forthwith, viz., That during consideration in the Committee of the whole House on the Bill, all Ministers are required to attend in their places.

 

Contingently on the second reading of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, Mr Blacker to move - That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Bill that it have power to consider new clauses relating to lump sum compensation, employer's liability at common law and the provision of information by the Corporation.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY