No 23

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 1996

 

 

1    Meeting of House

     The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read       prayers.

 

2    Messages from the Governor

     The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

     Supply Bill -  Recommending                             Message No 9

     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 Supply Bill 1996.

     Government House, 7 February 1996                 R F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

     Assent to Bills                                         Message No 10

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session, viz:-

No 81 of 1995 - An Act relating to the effect of international instruments on the making of administrative decisions.

No 82 of 1995 - An Act to repeal the Commercial Tribunal Act 1982 and to make certain related amendments; to enact transitional provisions and for other purposes.

No 83 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

No 84 of 1995 - An Act to amend the District Court Act 1991, the Environment Resources and Development Court Act 1993, the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994, the Magistrates Act 1983, the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Supreme Court Act 1935.

No 85 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Courts Administration Act 1993, the District Court Act 1991, the Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993, the Magistrates Court Act 1991, the Sheriff’s Act 1978, the Supreme Court Act 1935, the Young Offenders Act 1993 and the Youth Court Act 1993.

No 86 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Friendly Societies Act 1919.

No 87 of 1995 - An Act to regulate building work contractors and the supervision of building work; to repeal the Builders Licensing Act 1986; to make consequential amendments to the District Court Act 1991 and the Magistrates Court Act 1991; and for other purposes.

No 88 of 1995 - An Act to provide for the establishment and enforcement of schemes for the classification of publications, films and computer games; to repeal the Classification of Films for Public Exhibition Act 1971 and the Classification of Publications Act 1974; to amend the Classification of Theatrical Performances Act 1978; and for other purposes.

No 89 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Consumer Transactions Act 1972.

No 90 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

No 91 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and to repeal the Mental Health (Supplementary Provisions) Act 1935.

No 92 of 1995 - An Act to establish the Office for the Ageing and the Advisory Board on Ageing; to repeal the Commissioner for the Ageing Act 1984; and for other purposes.

No 93 of 1995 - An Act to regulate security and investigation agents; to repeal the Commercial and Private Agents Act 1986; and for other purposes.

No 94 of 1995 - An Act to amend the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1980.

No 95 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and the Road Traffic Act 1961.

No 96 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Land Agents Act 1994, the Conveyancers Act 1994 and the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994.

No 97 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988.

No 98 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

No 99 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Dog Fence Act 1946.

No 100 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993.

No 101 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Housing Co-operatives Act 1991.

No 102 of 1995 - An Act to regulate prospecting and mining for opals and other precious stones; and to make related amendments to the Mining Act 1971.

No 103 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

No 104 of 1995 - An Act to amend the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Act 1992.

No 105 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 and the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994.

No 106 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

No 107 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1990.

No 108 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

No 109 of 1995 - An Act to provide for the continuation of the South Australian Housing Trust and to define its functions and powers; to repeal the South Australian Housing Trust Act 1936 and the Country Housing Act 1958; to make related amendments to the Housing Improvement Act 1940 and the Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995; and for other purposes.

     Government House, 7 February 1996                 R F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

3    Petition No 72

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

 

72 Mr Quirke, from 1 resident of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to make public all information relating to the funding, naming and operations of the South Australian Ambulance Service.

 

4    Answer to a question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

5    Legislative Review Committee - Reports - Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth

Mr Cummins brought up the Fifteenth Report of the Committee.

     Report received and read as follows:

 

The Legislative Review Committee has the honour to report that it is of the opinion that the following By-Laws should be disallowed on the grounds that they each contain a provision for the Licensing of moveable signs which is ultra vires.

District Council of Barossa - By-Law - No 8 Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads made on 3 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 17 October 1995

District Council of Light - By-Law - No 8 Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads made on 10 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 17 October 1995

District Council of Angaston - By-Law - No 8 Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads made on 9 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 24 October 1995

District Council of Tanunda -By-Law - No 8 Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads made on 9 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 24 October 1995

 

Mr Cummins brought up the Sixteenth Report of the Committee.

     Report received and read as follows:

 

The By-Laws listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken in regard to these by-laws and it is necessary for Notices of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days, to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to these by-laws, The Committee may decide to take no further action.

By-Laws referred to :-

Corporation of the City of Campbelltown - By-Law No 7 Erection of Tents made on 3 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 17 October 1995.

District Council of Millicent - By-Law - No 2 Moveable Signs and No. 5 Council Lands, both made on 17 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 14 November 1995.

District Council of Kapunda - By-Law - No 2 Moveable Signs made on 24 October 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 14 November 1995.

Corporation of the City of Mitcham - By-Law No 7 Cats made on 6 November 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 21 November 1995.

District Council of Warooka - By-Law - No 2 Moveable Signs made on 13 November 1995 and laid on the Table of this House on 6 February 1996.

 

Mr Cummins brought up the Seventeenth Report of the Committee.

     Report received.

 

6    Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

     Questions without notice resumed.

 

7    Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

8    Supply Bill

The Treasurer (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1997.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

  

9    South Australian Timber Corporation (Sale of Assets) Bill

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for privatisation of the South Australian Timber Corporation; to amend the South Australian Timber Corporation Act 1979; and for other purposes.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

10   Electoral (Duty to Vote) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 1985.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 4 be a Notice of Motion for tomorrow.

 

12   Births, Deaths and Marriage Registration Bill

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

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

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

 

13   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Liquor Licensing (Disciplinary Action) Amendment Bill         Message No 61

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1985, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 6 February 1996              H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

14   Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (SGIC) 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.

 

15   National Parks and Wildlife (Miscellaneous) 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.

 

In Committee

                        Clauses Nos 1 to 8 agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 9 to 17 left out.

                        Clauses Nos 18 to 32 agreed to.

                        Clause No 33 amended and agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 34 to 37 agreed to.

                        Clause No 38 amended and agreed to.

                        Clause No 39 agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

Mr Becker 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.

16   Adjournment

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

     House adjourned at 9.15 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Thursday 8 February 1996

      Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations-

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Eighteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Southern Expressway - Stage One, be noted.

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Nineteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Torrens Building Refurbishment, be noted.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 8 of the District Council of Barossa relating to Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads gazetted on 3 October and laid on the Table of this House on 24 October 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 8 of the District Council of Light relating to Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads gazetted on 10 October and laid on the Table of this House on 24 October 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 8 of the District Council of Angaston relating to Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads gazetted on 9 October and laid on the Table of this House on 15 November 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move -. That By-law No 8 of the District Council of Tanunda relating to Moveable Signs on Streets and Roads gazetted on 9 October and laid on the Table of this House on 14 November 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 7 of the City of Campbelltown relating to Erection of Tents, gazetted on 3 October and laid on the Table of this House on 26 October 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 2 relating to Moveable Signs and By-law No 5 relating to Council Land of the District Council of Millicent both gazetted on 17 October and laid on the Table of this House on 15 November 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 2 of the District Council of Kapunda relating to Moveable Signs gazetted on 24 October and laid on the Table of this House on 15 November 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 7 of the City of Mitcham relating to Cats gazetted on 6 November and laid on the Table of this House on 22 November 1995, be disallowed.

 

Mr Cummins to move - That By-law No 2 of the District Council of Warooka relating to Moveable Signs gazetted on 13 November and laid on the Table of this House on 6 February 1996, be disallowed.

 

 


     For Thursday 15 February 1996

      Notice of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mrs Hall to move - That this House congratulates the Australian Olympic Soccer Team, the Olyroos, for their outstanding performance in winning the Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament and wishes them success in their final challenge to represent Australia in the world’s premier sporting event, the Olympic Games, to be held in Atlanta later this year.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members except the Minister for Tourism (Hon G A Ingerson), Hon H Allison and Mr Venning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY