No 24

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petitions No 35 to 37

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

 

35   Hon D C Kotz, from 104 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to implement a screening program to detect permanent hearing impairment in infants by the age of two months and adopt the recommendations of the evaluation report into the newborn screening and assessment pilot program conducted in 2003-04.

 

36   Mr Goldsworthy, from 401 electors from South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to continue the school bus service from Lobethal to the Oakbank Area School.

 

37   Dr McFetridge, from 200 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to reinstate crime prevention funding to local councils and locate a 24 hour police station in a prominent position in Moseley Square.

 

3       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following Papers:

 

      Auditor General – Supplementary Report – Agency Audit Reports. (Paper No 4B).

 

      Pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999 the following reports of Local Councils:

Adelaide Hills Council – Report 2003-2004

Ceduna,  District Council of  – Report 2003-2004

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council – Report 2003-2004

Elliston, District Council of – Report 2003-2004

Flinders Ranges Council – Report 2003-2004

Kangaroo Island Council – Report 2003-2004

Karoonda East Murray, District Council – Report 2003-2004 il of

Light Regional Council – Report 2003-2004

Mitcham, City of – Report 2003-2004

Mount Barker, District Council of – Report 2003-2004

Mount Gambier, City of – Report 2003-2004

Prospect, City of – Report 2003-2004

Renmark Paringa Council – Report 2003-2004

Roxby Downs Council – Report 2003-2004

Salisbury, City of – Report 2003-2004

Streaky Bay, District Council of – Report 2003-2004

Unley, City of – Report 2003-2004

Walkerville, Town of – Report 2003-2004

 

Parliamentary Remuneration (Non-monetary Benefits) Amendment Bill – Legal Opinion.

 

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      Native Vegetation Council – Report 2003-2004.

 

4       Answers to questions

An answer to a question on the Notice Paper No 216 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Suspension of Standing Orders

Hon I F Evans, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion, without notice, forthwith.

Debate ensued.

Question put and there being a negative voice.

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 19

 

           Noes, 24

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Mr Caica

Hon M R Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Ms Chapman

Hon K O Foley

Mr Goldsworthy

Mrs Geraghty

Mrs Hall

Mr Hanna

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon J D Hill

Hon R G Kerin

Hon S W Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon W A Matthew

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Dr McFetridge

Hon K A Maywald

Mr Meier

Mr O'Brien

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mrs Redmond

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Mr Rau

Mr Venning

Mr Snelling

Mr Williams

Hon L Stevens

Hon I F Evans (Teller)

Hon R B Such

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon P F Conlon (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

7       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered severally - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 to 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 5.

 

9       Controlled Substances (Repeal of Sunset Provision) 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 4 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Rankine 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.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 6.

 

11      Teachers Registration and Standards Bill

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

Debate resumed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

12      Message from the Legislative Council

         The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:

 

Statutes Amendment (Misuse of Motor Vehicles) Bill

                                                                                                                         Message No 15

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961 and the Summary Offences Act 1953, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 6 December 2004                                R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

Amendment No 1

Clause 6, page 4, line 29 –

After “(1)(b)” insert:

or subsection (4)

 

Amendment No 2

Clause 6, page 4, line 30 –

After “subsection (1)(b)” insert:

or subsection (4)

 

         J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

Ordered - That consideration of the amendments be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 8 December.

 

13      Teachers Registration and Standards Bill

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 8 agreed to.

Clause No 9 read.

 

Mr Hanna moved on pages 6 and 7, to delete subclause (1) and substitute:

(1)           The Teachers Registration Board consists of 14 members appointed by the Governor of whom—

(a)      1 must be a person nominated by the Minister, who will be the presiding member of the Board; and

(b)      2 must be persons nominated by the person holding or acting in the office of Chief Executive of the Department; and

(c)      6 must be persons (at least 1 of whom is a practising teacher employed in a non-Government school) nominated by the Australian Education Union (S.A. Branch) after the holding of an election in accordance with the regulations; and

(d)      1 must be a person nominated by the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia Incorporated after the holding of an election in accordance with the regulations; and

(e)      1 must be a person nominated by the Catholic Education Office; and

(f)       1 must be a person nominated by the Independent Education Union (S.A. Branch) after the holding of an election in accordance with the regulations; and

(g)      1 must be a person employed in the field of teacher education nominated jointly by the universities in the State; and

(h)      1 must be a person nominated by the person holding or acting in the office of Director of Children's Services.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again tomorrow.

 

14      Adjournment

House adjourned at 9.58 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 8 December 2004

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/Committees/Regulations –

 

Mr Hanna to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

 

Mr Hanna to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Standard Time Zone Act 1998.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), Hon G M Gunn, Ms Breuer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY