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                                                                                               No. 24

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

                                                                      THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 1991

 

 

 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 Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) Nos 1 to 6 be postponed

                    and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion (Regulations/Committees) No. 7.

 

 3             Suspension of Standing Orders

                Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be and remain so far

                    suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Regulations/Committees Nos 1 to 6 and 8 and 9 to be moved and debated cognately.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

 4             Fisheries Act 1982 - Various Regulations - Motion for disallowance - Cognate debate

                Mr Meier, pursuant to order moved - That Regulations under the Fisheries

                    Act 1982 relating to the:

                          Abalone Industry - Scheme of Management,

                          Prawn Fishery - Scheme of Management,

                          Rock Lobster - Scheme of Management,

                          General Fishery - Definitions,

                          Sizes and Licences,

                          Lakes and Coorong Fishery - Scheme of Management,

                          Marine Scalefish Fishery - Scheme of Management,

                          River Fishery - Scheme of Management, and

                          Experimental Crab Fishery - Licences,

                all made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be                        disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14

                    November.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) Nos 11 to 13 be Notices                          of Motion for Thursday 14 November.

 

 

 

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6              Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Regulations/Committees) No. 1 be an Order of the                             Day for Thursday 14 November.

 

7              Rural Finance - Motion for Select Committee

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn - That a

                    Select Committee be established -

                (a)     to inquire into the reasons why many farmers and small businesses in rural South Australia are having difficulty in raising adequate finance to maintain their operations;

                (b)     to examine the operations of and funds available to the Rural Industries Assistance Branch of the Department of Agriculture to see if they are being directed toward those who have the best possibility of long term viability;

                (c)     to examine the need for the Government to give protection to those facing foreclosure;  and

                (d)     to give those people who believe they have been harshly treated by the financial institutions the ability to advise the Select Committee of the difficulties they are facing.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

               

8              Boating Act - Regulations - Hire and Drive - Motion for disallowance

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier - That

                    the Regulations under the Boating Act 1974 relating to Hire and Drive, made on 26 September and laid on the Table of this House on 8 October 1991, be disallowed.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

9              Select Committee on the Law and Practice relating to Death and Dying

                Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Law and Practice

                    relating to Death and Dying to be brought up.

                The Minister of Health (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) brought up the Interim Report

                    (Paper No. 164), together with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence.

                Ordered - That the Report be received.

                Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Committee be extended

                    until Thursday 28 November.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister of Health, without notice, moved - That Standing Order No. 339 be so

                    far suspended as to enable the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the House.

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

 

10           KESAB - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates

                    KESAB for 25 wonderful years of Keeping South Australia Beautiful.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. B.C. Eastick, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    14 November.

 

 

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11           Government Committees - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to

                    require by 31 March 1992 that each Government department justify the existence of each of its committees and that any committee not so justified be dissolved.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ferguson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14

                    November.

 

12           Land Care - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House records its

                    appreciation to the numerous rural community groups who have wholeheartedly supported Land Care in South Australia.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Venning, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

13           Cavan Secure Centre - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Oswald - That

                    this House expresses its dissatisfaction with the reply by the Minister of Family and Community Services which was given to the Member for Morphett on Tuesday 8 October when he required a deferral of the plans for the proposed Youth Detention Centre at Cavan until after the Select Committee on Juvenile Justice has had an opportunity to address the subject, and calls on the Government to withdraw the plans from the Public Works Standing Committee so as not to pre-empt any deliberations by the Select Committe.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr M.J. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 21 November.

 

14           Federal Industry Statement Incentives - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House calls on the Federal Government to implement a counter recessionary package aimed at promoting employment and training opportunities, bring forward major infrastructure programs and expanding initiatives announced in the March Industry Statement.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 14 November.

 

15           Enterprise Bargaining - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hutchison -

                    That this House applauds moves by the Government to ensure that trade unions are involved in the development of enterprise bargaining arrangements and declares its opposition to any attempt to implement legislation similar to the Employment Contracts Act recently introduced in New Zealand and further, this House calls on the Federal Parliament to resist any moves to implement such legislation at the national level.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday

                    14 November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16           United States Wheat Subsidies - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House supports the action by the Australian Government over its strong criticism of the United States Government's decision to further undermine the viability of Australian wheat farmers by subsidising that country's wheat exports to China and the Yemen:

                          Which Mr Lewis has moved to amend by leaving out all words after "supports the

                    action" and inserting the words "of the Australian Government in advocating a `fairer playing field' in world trade in the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, and regrets the consequences of the trade war now being waged by the United States Government against European Economic Community and other subsidised agricultural export producers which has had a detrimental effect on the viability of Australian farmers by weakening the markets for their products, and calls on the Australian Government to abandon the `high relative interest rate/high dollar' fiscal policy, allowing the Australian dollar to fall to its natural lower exchange rate, thereby restoring higher farm gate prices and viability to our farmers."

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned

                    until Thursday 14 November.

 

17           Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Stamp Duties (Assessments and Forms) Amendment Bill                                         Message No. 11

                The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such

                    amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Stamp Duties (Assessments and Forms) Amendment Bill 1991.

                Government House, Adelaide, 31 October 1991                R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

18           Petitions Nos 127 and 128

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

               

                127  Mrs Kotz, from 63 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to increase penalties for offenders convicted of child abuse.

 

                128  Mrs Kotz, from 34 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to remove the Financial Institutions Duty on credit transactions.

 

19           Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

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

                    Tourism South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Agriculture (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) -

                    South Australian Meat Corporation - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                    History Trust of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                    Commissioner for Public Employment and the Department of Personnel and

                     Industrial Relations - Report, 1990-91.

 

 

 

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20           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

21           Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

22           The Flinders University of South Australia (Joint Awards) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann), pursuant to

                    notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend The Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966.

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 12

                    November.

 

23           Aboriginal Lands Trust (Parliamentary Committee and Business Advisory Panel)             Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs (Hon. M.D. Rann), pursuant to notice, moved -

                    That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966.

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 12

                    November.

 

24           Next day of sitting

                The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) moved - That the House at its rising

                    adjourn until Tuesday 12 November at 2.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

25           Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (NMRB) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Australia

                    and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (NMRB) Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                Deputy Speaker's ruling

                The Deputy Speaker ruled that this Bill was a hybrid Bill within the meaning of Joint

                    Standing Orders (Private Bills) No. 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                Select Committee

                The Minister of Finance (Hon. F.T. Blevins) then moved - That this Bill be referred to

                    a Select Committee, pursuant to Joint Standing Orders (Private Bills) No. 2.

                Question put and passed.

                And a Committee was appointed consisting of Messrs S.J. Baker, De Laine, Holloway,

                    and Such and the Minister of Finance.

                Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and

                    to adjourn from place to place.

                To report on Tuesday 12 November.

 

26           Director of Public Prosecutions Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Director of

                    Public Prosecutions Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                              Clauses Nos 1 to 6 agreed to.

                                              Clause 7 amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 8 and 9 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 10 amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 11 and 12 agreed to.

                                              New Clause No. 12a inserted.

                                              Clause No. 13 agreed to.

                                              New Schedule 1 inserted.

                                              New Schedule 2 inserted.

                                              Title amended and agreed to.

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

                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.

 

27           State Emergency Service (Immunity of Members) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the State

                    Emergency Service (Immunity of Members) Amendment 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.

                                              Title 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 without amendment.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

               

28           Adjournment

                The Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) moved - That the House                             do now adjourn.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 4.42 p.m. until Tuesday 12 November at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

                                                           MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Thursday 14 November

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mrs Kotz to move - That this House calls on the Government to immediately amend regulation

                14 of the Education Act 1972 under the heading Trespassing on Departmental Property  by removing the curfew between the hours of 12 midnight and 7 a.m. and inserting a provision that a person who is on school grounds without permission is guilty of an offence.

 

For Thursday 21 November

                Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mr Gunn to move - That this House calls on -

                (a)     the Federal Government to immediately construct a standard gauge railway line from Alice Spings to Darwin;

                (b)     the Premier to make the strongest representations possible to the Federal Government in relation to the construction; and

                (c)     all Federal Members of Parliament in this State to lend their support.

 

                                                                                                                      

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. P.B. Arnold and Mr Atkinson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY