No 24

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 1997

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 3 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3      Public Works Committee - Report - Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Plan - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Forty-Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Plan - Stage One be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4      Public Works Committee - Report - Filtration Plant at the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Forty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Filtration Plant at the Bolivar Wastewater Treatment Plant be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Brokenshire, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 6 to 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 10.

 

6       Committee of Privilege - Motion re

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That a Committee of Privileges be established to investigate whether the Premier and the former Premier misled the House about their knowledge of taxpayer funded opinion polling on the water contract.

         Debate ensued.

 

7       Suspension of Sessional Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Other Motions to be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 10 is disposed of.

 

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

8       Committee of Privilege - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

 

         Question put.

         House divided (No 1):

 


                                         Ayes, 11.

 

Hon F T Blevins

Mr Clarke

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Mr Quirke

Hon M D Rann

Ms Stevens

Ms White

Mr Atkinson (Teller)


                            Noes, 31.

 

Hon H Allison

Mr Andrew

Hon M H Armitage

Mr D S Baker

Hon S J Baker

Mr Bass

Mr Becker

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Mr Buckby

Mr Caudell

Mr Condous

Mr Cummins

Mr Evans

Mrs Greig

Mrs Kotz

Mr Leggett

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mrs Rosenberg

Mr Rossi

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Wade

Hon D C Wotton

Hon G A Ingerson (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

9       Motor vehicle - Tariff - Motion re

Mrs Greig, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Government to freeze automotive tariff cuts beyond 15% post the year 2000 and to take urgent action prior to 2000 on micro economic reform and at the same time to ensure predicability and certainty in industry policy to provide assurance for the long term viability and competitiveness of our industry base, in particular the South Australian motor vehicle industry.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms White, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

10      Australian Productivity Commission - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House condemns the draft majority report of the Australian Productivity Commission in relation to tariffs protecting our car industry, calls on the Federal Government to reject the report and commit itself to a freeze on car tariffs at 15% from the year 2000 and calls on Federal Liberal MHRs and Senators to fight in the Liberal party room against the lowering of tariffs to a level that would destroy our TCF, motor vehicle and other manufacturing industries.

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned until Thursday next.

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11      Petitions Nos 36 and 37

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

 

36   Mr Evans, from 36 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to continue with the proposed block-grant funding of pre-schools.

 

37   Mr Foley, from 8 083 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to stop the proposed development of a prison at Pelican Point, Outer Harbour.

 

12      Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

         By the Treasurer (Hon S J Baker) -

               Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee - Report, 1995-96

 

By the Minister for Finance (Hon D S Baker) -

Memo to the Minister for Primary Industries re Land Purchase for Afforestation Purposes, 20 July 1994.

 

13      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

14      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

15      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Pulp and Paper Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh)

               (Council Rates) Amendment Bill                                                       Message No 50

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith titled an Act to amend the Pulp and Paper Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh) Act 1994, without any amendment

         Legislative Council, 5 February 1997                                               H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

16      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 3.44 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

               For Thursday 13 February 1997

 

         Notice of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Hon M D Rann to move - That this House condemns any steps to move the Adelaide Test cricket match from the Australia Day weekend and calls on the Australian Cricket Board to reinstate the Australia Day Test to Adelaide Oval for next year and seeks a commitment from the ACB that Adelaide will continue to have its Test at that time in future.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Hall and Hon R G Kerin.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            G M Gunn

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY