No 24

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 15 MARCH 2001

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Hon B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

3       Statutes Amendment (Age of Young Offenders) Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Bail Act 1985, the Controlled Substances Act 1984, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1978, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Act 1998, the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, the Expiation of Offences Act 1996, the Summary Procedure Act 1921, the Whistleblowers Protection Act 193 and the Young Offenders Act 1993.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

4       Summary Offences (Piercing of Children) Amendment Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5       Summary Offences (Sale of Spray Paint) Amendment Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 5 to 11 be postponed until Thursday 29 March.

 

7       Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) Amendment Bill

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 13 be postponed until Thursday 29 March.

 

9       Dignity in Dying Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the administration of medical procedures to assist the death of patients who are hopelessly ill, and who have expressed a desire for the procedures subject to appropriate safeguards.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

10      Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Amusement Structures) Amendment Bill

Mr Wright, 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.

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

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

11      Australian Road Rules (Speed Limit in Built-Up Areas) Variation Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

 

 

 

12      Discharge of Business – Road Traffic (Speed Limits in Built-Up Areas) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 read.

Ordered – That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

13      Controlled Substances (Cultivation of Cannabis) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 29 March.

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2.

 

15      Yorke Peninsula Rail Preservation Society - Motion re

         Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates the Yorke Peninsula Rail Preservation Society on reopening the railway from Wallaroo to Bute and thanks the Minister for Transport for the assistance in granting the lease of the rail track.

         Debate ensued

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Crafers to Glen Osmond Highway - Motion re

         Hon D C Wotton, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House, recognising the first anniversary of the completion of the Crafers to Glen Osmond Highway, congratulates all of those who have played a part in providing the significant improvements to this major carriageway.

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The 30 minutes for Notices of Motion: Other Motions having expired, Orders of the Day: Other Motions were called on.

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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      Crafers to Glen Osmond Highway - Motion re

         Motion (Interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

19      Australia Day - Motion re

         Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House strongly recommends that the Federal Government change the date upon which Australia Day is celebrated from 26 January to 9 May, the day upon which the Federal Parliament first sat.

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Lewis, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 29 March.

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20      Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment

         Bill - Recommending                                                                  Message No 16

         The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purpose mentioned in the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill 2001.       

Government House, 15 March 2001                                       E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

21      Petitions Nos 81 to 85

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

 

81 and 82  Mr Meier and Hon D C Wotton, from 86 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to repeal the proclamation permitting the unlimited destruction by commercial horticulturalists of protected native birds.

 

83 Ms Rankine, from 179 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to consult with the local community and consider projected traffic flows when assessing the need to upgrade Golden Grove Road.

 

84 Ms Rankine, from 25 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to establish a Police patrol base to service the Tea Tree Gully area.

 

85 Ms Stevens, from 634 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to fund dental services to ensure the timely treatment of patients.

 

22      Paper

The following Paper was tabled:

 

         The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

Ministerial Statement – Southern O-Bahn Proposal.

 

23      Suspension of Standing Orders

         Hon M D Rann, without notice, moved – That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion without notice forthwith.

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

 

Ordered – That the time allotted for the debate be one hour.

 

Censure of the Government – Motion re

         Hon M D Rann then moved – That this House censure the Government, in light of the strong criticism by the Industry Regulator and the Auditor General of its handling of the ETSA privatisation process and poor outcomes of the ETSA privatisation for the people of South Australia, such as consumers facing price rises of between 40 and 100%, and also including the highest prices in the National Electricity Market, increased unreliability of supply, lack of planning for future electricity needs, lack of certainty of existing electricity supply, and poor handling of South Australia’s entry into the NEM.

 

Debate ensued.

 


      Question put.

      House divided (No 1):

 


            Ayes, 22

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Lewis

Ms Rankine

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Hon M D Rann (Teller)


        Noes, 22

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

 

         Casting Votes

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

         So it passed in the negative.

 

24      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

25      Next day of sitting

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 27 March at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 

26      Messages from the Legislative Council

         The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

         State Disaster (State Disaster Committee) Amendment Bill        Message No 44

MR SPEAKER – The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled on Act to amend the State Disaster Act 1980, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 14 March2001                                    J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) moved – That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on the Motion of Ms Key, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 27 March.

 


         Essential Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                   Message No 45

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled on Act to amend the Essential Services Act 1981, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 14 March 2001                                   J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

        

Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved – That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on the Motion of Ms Key, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 27 March.

 

         Netherby Kindergarten (Variation of Waite Trust) Bill                Message No 46

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to repeal the Netherby Kindergarten (Variation of Waite Trust) Act 1997: and for other purposes, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 14 March 2001                                   J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

27      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997.

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 Ms Key, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 27 March.

 

28      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 to 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 4.

 

29      Discharge of business – Transplantation and Anatomy (Putative Spouses) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day: Government Business No 4 read.

Ordered – That this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

30      Adjournment

         The Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.17 pm until Tuesday 27 March at 2.00 pm.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Hamilton-Smith.

 

         The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes – Mrs Geraghty.

               Noes – Mr Hamilton-Smith.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY