VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
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.
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.
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.
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.
House divided (No 1):
Hon F T Blevins
Mr De Laine
Hon M D Rann
Mr Atkinson (Teller)
Hon H Allison
Hon M H Armitage
Mr D S Baker
Hon S J Baker
Hon D C Brown
Hon W A Matthew
Hon R B Such
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.
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.
It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned until Thursday next.
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.
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.
Questions without notice were asked.
14 Grievance debate
The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.
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
House adjourned at 3.44 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.
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.
Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Hall and Hon R G Kerin.
G M Gunn
G D Mitchell
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY