No 24

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 8 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    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be  Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 6 and 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 16.

 

4    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 8 to 16 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

5    Public Works Committee - Report - Southern Expressway: Stage One - Motion to note    

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

     Question put and passed.

 

6    Public Works Committee - Report - Torrens Building Refurbishment - Motion to note

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

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

7    Social Development Committee - Report - Rural Poverty - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Leggett - That the Eight Report of the Social Development Committee on Rural Poverty, be noted.

     Debate resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Mrs Penfold, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

    

8    Select Committee on Petrol Multi Site Franchising - Extension of time for bringing up Report

     Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the report of the Select Committee on Petrol Multi Site Franchising.

Ordered - That the time for bringing up the report of the Select Committee be extended until Thursday 28 March.

 

 

9    Discharge of business - Statutes Amendment (Racial Vilification) Bill

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 3 read.

Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

10   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 4 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

11   Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Mental Incapacity) Amendment Bill

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

     Mr Clarke moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

12   Discharge of business - Statutes Amendment (Racial Vilification) Bill

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 6 read.

Ordered - That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

13   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion:  Other Motions No 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

14   Nigerian Government - Human Rights - Motion re

Mrs Greig, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House -

(a)   condemns the execution of the 9 Ogoni community members including Ken Saro-Wiwa and Dr Barinem Kiobel in Nigeria on 10 November 1995 and the continued detention of 17 Ogoni members detained under “holding charges” and calls on the Government of Nigeria to release them or promptly and fairly try them before a properly constituted court; and

(b)   resolves to urge the Federal Government to pass these concerns to the Nigerian Government through appropriate multilateral diplomatic channels.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

15   South East Forests - Motion re

Hon H Allison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House is of the opinion that, with the objective of protecting the long term socio-economic interests of South Australia with respect to forest production and timber processing, the Government must retain control over the annual rate of cutting timber and of the age and location of timber when felled and must not sell broad acres of forestry holdings in the South East.

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

 

16   Naracoorte and Millicent Swimming Lakes - Motion re

Ms Stevens, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House expresses its concern that the Government and in particular the Minister for Health have failed to resolve issues associated with the Naracoorte and Millicent swimming lakes and calls on the Government to take the necessary steps to enable the lakes to be re-opened for the remainder of this summer and to provide assistance to the respective Corporations to upgrade these essential community facilities for future seasons.

 

17   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

18   Naracoorte and Millicent Swimming Lakes - Motion re

Motion (interrupted by calling on the Orders of the Day: Other Motions) resumed.

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

 


19   Health Complaints Unit - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Stevens - That this House requires the Minister for Health to establish forthwith an Independent Health Complaints Unit in accordance with his obligations under the Medicare Agreement.

     Debate resumed.

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

    

20   Australian Labour Party Conference - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire - That this House condemns the Australian Labor Party for locking out a political journalist from the Australian Labor Party’s annual conference because he was not a member of a union.

     Debate resumed.

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

 

21   Postponement of business

     Ordered - That Order of the Day:  Other Motions No 3 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

22   Education Resources Cuts - Motion re

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

(a)   the way in which the Minister for Education and Children’s Services has broken the Government’s election promises on education and embarked on a policy of cutting resources for education in South Australia;

(b)   the reduction of 790 teachers and 276 ancillary staff between 30 June 1994 and 31 January 1995;

(c)   the Minister’s decision to cut a further 250 school service officer full time equivalents from January 1996 that will result in up to 500 support staff being cut from essential support work in schools; and

(d)   the Minister’s decision to cut a further 100 teachers from areas including the open access college, special interest schools and Aboriginal schools.

Mr Bass moved - That the debate be further adjourned.

     Question put.

    
     House divided (No 1)

 


           Ayes, 24

 

Hon H Allison

Mr Andrew

Hon M H Armitage

Mr Ashenden

Hon S J Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Condous

Mr Cummins

Mr Evans

Mrs Greig

Mrs Hall

Mr Kerin

Mrs Kotz

Mr Leggett

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Mr Wade

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Bass (Teller)


   Noes, 11

 

Mr Atkinson

Hon F T Blevins

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Mr Quirke

Hon M D Rann

Ms Stevens

Ms White

Mr Clarke (Teller)


 

     So it was resolved in the affirmative.

     Ordered - That the adjourned debate be made an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

23   Poker Machine Revenue - Motion re

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Stevens - That this House calls on the Government to allocate sufficient funds from the taxation windfall that it has received from poker machines to fund fully the increase in demand for social welfare services and emergency relief that has occurred since their introduction.

     Debate resumed.

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

    

24   Suspension and resumption of sitting

     At 12.58 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

     At 2.00 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

25   Papers

     The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) -

   Classification of Publications Board - Report, 1994-95

 

By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon J W Olsen) -

   Ministerial Statement - Old Parliament House Restaurant Tenancy Agreement.

 

26   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

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

     Questions without notice resumed.

 

27   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

28   Racing (TAB) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon G A Ingerson), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

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 Foley, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

29   Correctional Services (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 7 agreed to.

                              Clause No 8 read.

     Mr Quirke moved on page 3, lines 15 to 36 and page 4, lines 1 to 19, to leave out all words in these lines.

     Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                              Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                              Clause No 9 agreed to.

                              Schedule agreed to.

                              Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

30   Adjournment

House adjourned at 5:04 p.m. until Tuesday 13 February at 2:00 p.m.

 

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   Present during the day - All Members except Mr Venning.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        G M Gunn

                                                        SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY