No. 23

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 28 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. 84

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

               

                84      Mr Hamilton, from 65 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                              Government to reduce the waiting lists at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

 

 3             Answer to a question

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

 

 4             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 5             Suspension of Standing Orders

                 Hon. D.C. Brown, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to                               enable the time for asking questions to be extended by one hour.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put.


 

                House 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. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

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. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

 

                Casting Vote

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

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 6             Questions

                The time for asking questions having been extended for one hour:

                Questions without notice continued.                                              

 

 7             Joint Select Committee on the Worker's Rehabilitation and Compensation System - Leave                              to sit during sitting of House

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory), by leave, moved - That the Joint Select Committee on the Worker's Rehabilitation and Compensation System have leave to sit during the sitting of the House for the remainder of the year.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be                          Orders of the Day for Wednesday 11 November.

 

 9             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for                   Wednesday 25 November.

 

 

 

 

10           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 7 be                       Notices of Motion for Wednesday 11 November.

 

11           Discharge of business

                Order of the Day (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 read.

                Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 2 to 4 be                        Orders of the Day for Wednesday 11 November.

 

13           Adelaide Airport Curfew - Motion re

                Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House reaffirms its decision of 22 March 1978 when it carried the following motion moved by the then Member for Morphett, now the Minister of Primary Industries, "That this House commends the State Government for continually refusing to permit extensions of the Adelaide Airport beyond its present boundaries and for its insistence that the present flying time curfew be retained and obeyed."

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 18

                    November.

 

14           Executive Salaries - Motion re

                Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to peg all

                    executive salaries and packages of Government department and statutory authority employees exceeding $150 000 per annum.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 11

                    November.

 

15           Non-Government Service Agencies Funding - Motion re

                Hon.D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Minister of

                    Health, Family and Community Services to advise the Parliament about specific representation he is making to his Federal colleagues to have overturned a proposal to change from quarterly to monthly funding for non-Government community service agencies in view of grave concerns held by these agencies that services will be dramatically affected by these changes.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 18

                    November.

 

16           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No.1 be an Order of the Day for

                    Wednesday 18 November.

 

17           Tram Barn A - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Dr Armitage - That this

                    House expresses its sincere and profound admiration at the dazzling display of political flexibility exhibited by the Minister for Environment and Planning, which, with respect to Hackney Tram Barn A, required her to adopt a position on 11 August 1992 totally opposite to her stance of the previous day.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and negatived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18           Liberal Industrial Relations Policy - Motion re

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

                    House notes the industrial relations policies of the Liberal Party at the Federal level and the in particular, the policies of the Kennett Government in Victoria and also notes the Opposition in South Australia has promised to support similar anti worker, anti union measures aimed at undermining decent standards of living for all South Australians wage and salary earners.

                Debate resumed.

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

                    11 November.

 

19           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No.4 be an Order of the Day for

                    Wednesday 11 November.

 

20           State Bank Group Asset Management Division - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House views with concern -

                (a)     the actions of the State Bank in the management of its non-performing loans;

                (b)     the composition of the GAMD Board; and

                (c)     the potential for further significant losses to be sustained by the GAMD;

                and therefore calls on the Treasurer to -

                               (i)  reconsider the composition of the GAMD Board to ensure that it contains people with proven track records in banking and management of businesses in receivership; and

                                (ii)     provide quarterly financial statements, audited by the Auditor-General, to the Parliament on the operations of the GAMD.

                Debate resumed.

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

                    18 November.

 

21           South Australian Farmers Federation - Motion re

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

                    House notes the change of name of the United Farmers and Stockowners of South Australia to the South Australian Farmers Federation and wishes that organisation every success in the future.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

22           Mt Barker Road - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.D.C. Wotton - That

                    this House calls on the Minister of Transport Development to advise the Parliament what immediate action the Government is going to take to alleviate significant problems on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway due to hazardous driving conditions as a result of fuel spillages and considerable delays as a result of accidents and breakdowns involving heavy vehicles:

                    Which Mr Holloway has moved to amend by leaving out all words after "House" and

                    inserting in lieu thereof the words "notes those actions already undertaken by the Government and those currently in train to alleviate hazardous driving conditions on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway".

                Debate resumed.

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

                    18 November.

 

 

 

23           Motor Car Industry - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Ferguson - That this                   House -

                (a)     supports the motor car industry in South Australia;

                (b)     views with concern the statement by the Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors that Mitsubishi would walk away from a $100 million engine plant in South Australia if a Coalition Government imposed its zero tariff policy;

                (c)     agrees that a zero tariff policy will destroy incentive to invest in the industry;

                (d)     calls upon all Members to support a call to the Coalition leaders to drop this anti development policy and to support the retention of jobs in the industry;  and

                (e)     calls upon the Leader of the Opposition to jointly sign a letter of protest with the Premier.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until                    Wednesday 18 November.

 

24           Tariff Reductions - Motion re

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

                    House calls for a moratorium on tariff reductions, particularly for the motor vehicle and textile, clothing and footwear industries, until the national economy has recovered and it can be demonstrated that those industries are in a position to withstand any such reductions.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                   11 November.

 

25           Select Committees - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.T.H.Hemmings - That this House, while recognising the important role Select Committees have had and will continue to have in investigating matters of relevance to the House, is of the view that the recently established Standing Committees provide a unique opportunity for investigations to be undertaken on an ongoing basis without unnecessarily placing strains on Members' time and staff and other resources; and that a Message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting this Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put.


 

                House divided (No. 2):

               Ayes, 21.                                           Noes, 24.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Hamilton

            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. T.H. Hemmings (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

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

Hon.M.J.Evans

Hon.T.R.Groom

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

                    So it passed in the negative.

 

26           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 11 be postponed and taken into

                    consideration after Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 12.

 

27           Discharge of business

                Order of the Day (Other Motions) No.12 read.

                Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

28           National Rail Corporation - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That this House calls on the Government to resist signing away running rights to the National Rail Corporation until the future of Australian National and the rail industry in this State is guaranteed; calls on the Federal Government to re-examine the NRC concept and ensure that the NRC does not interfere in the continued operation and survival of AN and the rail industry in this State and in particular the Rail Workshops at Port Augusta and Islington and further, calls on the Federal Government to immediately commence work on the Darwin-Alice Springs Rail Link and release the $17.5 million for the refurbishment of the Indian Pacific.

                Debate resumed.

                Mrs Hutchison moved to amend the motion by leaving out -

                (a)     the words "calls on the Government to resist signing away running rights to the National Rail Corporation until the future of Australian National and the rail industry in this State is guaranteed:"

                (b)     the words "re examine the NRC concept and" and

 

 

                (c)     all words after "Link".

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until                                 Wednesday 11 November.

 

29           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No.1 be a Notice of Motion for

                    Tuesday 10 November.

 

30           Dairy Industry Bill

                The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom), pursuant to notice, moved - That

                    he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the dairy industry; to establish the Dairy Authority of South Australia; to repeal the Dairy Industry Act 1928 and the Metropolitan Milk Supply Act 1946; 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 D.S. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

31           Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Suspension of Vehicle Registration)

                    Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Suspension of Vehicle Registration) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

32           Financial Transaction Reports (State Provisions) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Financial Transaction Reports (State

                    Provision) Bill.

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

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

33           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. 4.

 

34           Appropriation Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the vote on the third reading of the Appropriation Bill be rescinded.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put.


 

                House divided (No.3):

                  Ayes,23.                                      Noes, 21.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            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. F.T.Blevins (Teller)

Dr Armitage

Mr D.S. 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

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                Lack of absolute majority

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

 

                Speaker's Statement

                The Speaker advised the House of his intention to again transmit the Bill to the Legislative                                Council for its consideration.

 

35           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.

 

36           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Public Infrastructure  moved - That the time for moving the

                    adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                 Question put and passed.

 

37           Waterworks (Residential Rating) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 to 7 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.

 

38           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 11.23 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 p.m.            .

 

                                                                                                                        

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 29 October 1992

                Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Relations Act (S.A.) 1972, and to make related amendments to the Employees Registry Offices Act 1915 and the Long Service Leave Act 1987.

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Government Management and Employment Act 1985.

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend The Standard Time Act 1898.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide superannuation benefits on a non-contributory basis for persons employed in the public sector; and for other purposes.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY