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No. 24

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER 1990

 

 

1          Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 22 November.

 

3          Federal Government Economic Policies ‑ Motion re

Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House ‑

(a)   views with alarm the dramatic deterioration in the rural economy, the cost pressures bankrupting small businesses, the inflated Australian dollar destroying export potential and the decline in domestic demand impacting on manufacturing and commercial enterprises which collectively are contributing to a severe recession in this State and nation;

(b)   condemns the Federal Government, and in particular Prime Minister Hawke and Treasurer Keating, for the high interest rate, high inflation, high external debt and high Australian dollar policies being pursued; and

(c)   calls on the Federal Government to radically change its policies to reverse the downward economic trend, or resign.

Ordered, on motion of Hon T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 22 November.

 

4          Parliament House Facilities, Use by Minister for Environment and Planning ‑ Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House deplores and condemns the cavalier way in which the Minister for Environment and Planning has abused the privileges she enjoys in this building by booking facilities in this building (ostensibly for her own use) and then arranging for people who are not Members of Parliament to take over control and occupancy of those facilities, to the exclusion and abuse of other Members' rights of access.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann), that the debate be adjourned until Thurdsay 6 December.


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5          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ separately ‑ That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 4 to 17 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 15 November.

 

6          Road Transport Charges ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Blacker ‑ That this House opposes the proposals of the Inter‑State Commission relating to road transport charges and condemns them as being discriminatory against South Australia and in particular its country industries and residents and calls on the Minister of Transport to make the strongest possible representation to the Federal Government to ensure that South Australia is not disadvantaged.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

7          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ separately ‑ That Orders of the Day (Other Business) Nos 2 and 3 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 22 November.

 

8          Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2)

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Dr Armitage, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 15 November.

 

9          Hallett Cove School ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew ‑ That this House calls on the Government, as a matter of priority, to make provision for education to year 12 at the Hallett Cove School.

Debate resumed.

Mr Ferguson moved to leave out the words "as a matter of priority, to make provision for "and insert in lieu thereof the words "to consider the provision of" and after the word "School" to include the words "according to the priorities of the area and the Education Department".

Debate continued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 15 November.

 

10       Smoking in Parliament House ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr M.J.  Evans ‑ That this House ‑

(1)   endorses the decision of the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee to prohibit smoking in certain areas under its jurisdication and calls on all Members to abide by the terms and spirit of the decision;

(2)   declares its support for the long term introduction of a smoke free environment throughout Parliament House; and

(3)   prohibits smoking in and about the lobbies, corridors and other common areas of Parliament House under is jurisdication,


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and that the foregoing Resolution be transmitted to the Legislative Council seeking its concurrence to paragraphs 1 and 2 and the adoption of paragraph 3 in relation to the respective areas under the jurisdication of the Legislative Council:

Which Mr McKee has moved to amend by adding the words "except within the  Members Refreshment Room" at the end of paragraphs (1),(2) and (3).

Amendment withdrawn

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

11       Mount Lofty Ranges Supplementary Development Plan ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.G. Evans ‑ That in the opinion of this House, the Mount Lofty Ranges Supplementary Development Plan, gazetted for interim operation on 14 September 1990, should be withdrawn.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 22 November.

 

12       Postponement of Business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 8 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

13       Australian Economy ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier ‑  That this House congratulates Senator Walsh for his remarks in stating that the Prime Minister "needs a spine transplant" and congratulates Senator Button for predicting the inevitability of hard times ahead for Australia and no improvement in living standards and condemns both the Federal and State Governments for the way they have handled the economy during the past eight years and in particular for the way they have treated the agricultural and rural industry in general.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 22 November.

 

14       Mammography Unit ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Blacker ‑ That this House applauds the State and Federal Government support in principle for a mobile mammography unit in South Australia, however it calls on the Government to make funds available immediately for the implementation of those services to enable all women of South Australia, particularly in country areas access to effective mammography screening.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

15       Casino Act ‑ Regulations ‑ Video Machines ‑ Motion for disallowance

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.G. Evans ‑ That the Regulations under the Casino Act, 1983 relating to Video Machines, made on 29 March and laid on the Table of this House on 3 April 1990, be disallowed.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 15 November.


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16       Petition No.54

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

 

54    Mr Becker, from 37 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to set the blood alcohol concentration limit for fully licenced drivers at 0.05%

 

17       Paper

The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

By the Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) ‑

        Tourism South Australia ‑ Report, 1989‑90.

 

18       Public Works Standing Committee ‑ Report

The Speaker laid on the Table the Report, together with Minutes of Evidence of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works on the State Transport Authority Construction of a Maintenance Depot and a Bus Depot at Mile End South.

Report ordered to be printed (Paper No.177).

 

19       Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation ‑ Minutes of Proceedings

Mr McKee, by leave, brought up the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation Minutes of Proceedings of 8 November.

Minutes received.

 

20       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

21       Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act Amendment Bill

The Minister of Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory), pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, 1986.

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 Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until  Tuesday next.

 

22       Adelaide Children's Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital (Testamentary   Dispositions) Bill

Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Adelaide Children's Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital (Testamenatary Dispositions) Bill.

The Minister of Health (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved ‑ That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Dr Armitage, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

23       Rural Industry Adjustment (Ratification of Agreement) Act Amendment   Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Rural Industry Adjustment (Ratification of Agreement) Act Amendment Bill be now read a second time.


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Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                                    Clause No. 1 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 2 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clauses Nos 3 to 5 agreed to.

                                                                    Schedule agreed to.

                                                                    Title agreed.

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The House having resumed:

Mr M.J. Evans 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.

 

24       Wrongs Act Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Wrongs Act Amendment be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be further adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

25       Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2)

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                                    Clause No. 1 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 2 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 3 agreed to.

                                                                    Schedules 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                                    New Schedule 4 inserted.

                                                                    Title amended and agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments and had amended the Title.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

26       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood), without notice, moved ‑ That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable rescission of the motion for limitation of debate adopted on Tuesday 6 November.


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

 

Rescission of vote

The Deputy Premier then moved ‑ That the motion for limitation of debate adopted on Tuesday 6 November be rescinded.

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

 

27       Adjournment

The Deputy Premier moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.20 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 22 November 1990

            Notice of Motion: Other Business‑‑

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move ‑ That this House urges the Government to more actively support the ethics of volunteering in Emergency Services, to ensure the genuine participation of bodies representing the volunteer in the decision making process and to provide essential equipment and appropriate training necessary to enable their duties to be carried out effectively.

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Hon H. Allison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY