No 24

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Referrals to Public Works Committee - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the Public Works Committee’s important role in ensuring Parliamentary accountability of Executive Government in the development and delivery of major capital works proposals and therefore, opposes any move to –

(a)               increase the current $4M project value criteria that necessitates mandatory referral to the Committee; or 

(b)               remove or limit the discretionary power of the Committee to require the referral of certain public works to the Committee.

         Debate ensued.

 

Mrs Geraghty moved – That the debate be adjourned.

Question put and negatived.

 

         Question - That the motion be agreed to – put.

         House divided (No. 1)

 

 

           Ayes, 21

 

           Noes, 20

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Hon D C Brown

Ms Bedford

Hon M R Buckby

Ms Breuer

Ms Chapman

Mr Caica

Hon I F Evans

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon P F Conlon

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J D Hill

Mrs Hall

Hon S W Key

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Hanna

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon D C Kotz

Hon R J McEwen

Hon W A Matthew

Mr O'Brien

Ms Maywald

Ms Rankine

Dr McFetridge

Hon M D Rann

Mr Meier

Mr Snelling

Mrs Penfold

Hon L Stevens

Mrs Redmond

Ms Thompson

Mr Scalzi

Hon J W Weatherill

Hon R B Such

Hon M J Wright

Mr Williams

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

Mr Venning (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

 

 

3       Mr Philip Satchell - Motion re

Ms Breuer, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates and thanks Mr Philip Satchell for his 43 years of outstanding service to the South Australian public and wishes him well in his retirement from the ABC.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Outback Areas Community Development Trust - Motion re

Ms Breuer, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Outback Areas Community Development Trust on its 25th anniversary and thanks them for their outstanding service to the outback communities in South Australia.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       Inter – Dominion Trotting Championships - Motion re

Hon D C Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House –

(a)           condemns the Government for –

(i)               withdrawing funding support for the 2005 Adelaide Inter-Dominion Championships, identified by the International Trotting Association as one of the world’s seven greatest races;

(ii)              its failure to assess the overall economic, tourism and business benefits this event brings to this State;

(iii)            its failure to assess the future impact on harness racing in South Australia if this event is not held;

(iv)             its failure to negotiate a Government funding guarantee which would enable Harness Racing SA to extend timelines in seeking further sponsorship funding in lieu of the loss of financial support from this Government; and

(b)           notes the failure of the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing to support one of South Australia’s most prestigious and beneficial sporting events, and urges the Government to reinstate funding support for this event.

         Debate ensued.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Hamilton-Smith, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 December.

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6       Petition No 36

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

 

36   Mr Brokenshire, from 403 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

7       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 10, 127, 161, 164 to 167 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

8       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

9       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

10      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Passenger Transport (Dissolution of the Passenger Transport Board) Amendment Bill                                               Message No 25

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Passenger Transport Act 1994 and to make related amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1961 and the Superannuation Act 1988, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 27 November 2003                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Summary Offences (Vehicle Immobilisation Devices) Amendment Bill         Message No 26

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 27 November 2003                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

11      Problem Gambling Family Protection Order Bill

The Minister for Gambling (Hon J W Weatherill), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to allow orders to be made for the protection of family members from serious harm resulting from problem gambling; to make a related amendment to the Domestic Violence Act 1994; and for other purposes.

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 Hon D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 1 December.

 

12      Victims of Crime (Criminal Injuries Compensation Regulations) 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 and 2 agreed to.

Clause No 3 amended and agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

13      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

14      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

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

               Struan House - Minute from General Manager Rural Solutions SA to Executive Director, PIRSA Corporate dated 6 November 2002.

 

15      Dog and Cat Management (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.

Ordered, on motion of Hon I F Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Monday 1 December.

 

16      Adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Environment and Conservation - That the House do now adjourn.

House adjourned at 5.27 pm until Monday 1 December at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except.

 

         The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes – Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin) and Mr Brokenshire.

               Noes - Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) and Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White).

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY