No 25

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 13 APRIL 2000

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Thursday 4 May.

 

3       Native Vegetation Act – Regulations – Exemptions – Motion for disallowance

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 relating to Exemptions, made on 16 December and laid on the Table of this House on 28 March, be disallowed

         Ordered, on motion of Hon G M Gunn, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 7 be postponed until Thursday 4 May.

 

5       Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) Bill

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to prohibit the establishment of certain nuclear waste storage facilities in South Australia; and for other purposes.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 9 to 11 be postponed until Thursday 4 May.

 

7       Discharge of business – Select Committee on Water Allocation in the South East – Motion to Re-convene

Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 read.

Ordered, on motion of Mr McEwen, that this Order of the Day be discharged.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Thursday 4 May.

 

9       Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

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

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Maywald, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

10      Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) Amendment Bill

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

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

11      National Road Accident Rescue Championships - Motion re

Mr Williams, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates all Emergency Services and other organisations from throughout the South East for securing and organising Rescue 2000; the National Road Accident Rescue Championships, to be held in Mount Gambier from Friday 5 May until Sunday 7 May 2000.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 2 to 4 be postponed until Thursday 4 May.

 

13      Standing Orders 97 and 98 – Proposed amendments - Motion re

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That the words “The time limit for a question and explanation is one minute.” be added to the House of Assembly Standing Order No 97 and that the words “The time limit for an answer is five minutes.” be added to Standing Order No 98.

         Debate ensued.

 

14      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.

 

15      Standing Orders 97 and 98 – Proposed amendments - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

16      Apology to Aboriginal People - Motion re

Ms Bedford having, by leave, amended the motion of which notice was given, moved – That the South Australian Parliament restates its apology to the Aboriginal People for past policies of forcible removal and the effect of those policies on the indigenous community and acknowledges the importance of an apology from all Australian Parliaments as an integral part of the process of healing and reconciliation.

      Debate ensued.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 May.

 

17      Parliamentary Gym - Motion re

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That access to the Parliamentary gym be granted to Members who sign a waiver undertaking not to bring any action in respect of damage owing to a trainer not being present in the gym or to the age or the condition of the equipment.

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Atkinson, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 May.

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18      Petitions Nos 72 to 74

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

 

72 to 74      Ms Maywald, Mr Scalzi and Ms Stevens, from 220 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

19      Papers

The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      South Australian Council on Reproductive Technology – Report, 1998-99

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon M R Buckby) –

      AustralAsia Railway Corporation – Report, 1999

      Department of Education, Training and Employment – Report, 1999

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) –

      Review of Yellabinna Regional Reserve.

 

20      Public Works Committee - Report – Committee’s Site Inspection Tour of 15 to 17 March 2000

Mr Lewis brought up the One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Report of the Committee on the Committee’s Site Inspection Tour of 15 to 17 March 2000.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 210).

 

21      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

22      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

23      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Tobacco Products Regulation (Evidence of Age) Amendment Bill                                                                  Message No 40

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 12 April 2000                                               J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

24      Leave of Absence - Mr De Laine

Mrs Geraghty, by leave, moved - That three weeks leave of absence be granted to the Member for Price, Mr De Laine, on account of ill health.

Question put and passed.

 

25      Next day of sitting

         The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 2 May at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 


26      Sports Drug Testing Bill

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

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

27      Water Resources (Water Allocations) 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.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr McEwen, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an instruction to the Committee without notice.

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

 

         Instruction to Committee

 

Mr McEwen moved – That there be an instruction to the Committee of the Whole House on the Bill that it have power to consider a new clause relating to a review of the Act by the Minister.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 3 read.

 

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and ask leave to sit again.

Ordered – That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

28      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 


29      Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 3 further considered and agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 4 to 10 agreed to.

                                                New Clause No 11 inserted.

                                                New Clause No 12 inserted.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

30      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         South Australian Health Commission (Direction of Hospitals and Health Centres) Amendment Bill       Message No 41

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 13 April 2000                                               J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

No 1     Page 1, line 24 (clause 3) – Leave out “or any other asset” and insert:

            , buildings or equipment

 

No 2     Page 1, line 25 (clause 3) – Leave out “Crown” and insert:

            Crown; or

(c)     relating to the employment of a particular person or the assignment, transfer, remuneration, discipline or termination of a particular employee.

 

No 3     Page 2, line 1 (clause 3) – After “writing” insert:

            and must be published in the Gazette

 

No 4     Page 2, line 12 (clause 4) – Leave out “or any other asset” and insert:

            , buildings or equipment

 

No 5     Page 2, line 13 (clause 4) – Leave out “Crown” and insert:

            Crown; or

(c)     relating to the employment of a particular person or the assignment, transfer, remuneration, discipline or termination of a particular employee.

 

No 6     Page 2, line 14 (clause 4) – After “writing” insert:

            and must be published in the Gazette

 

J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That consideration of the amendments be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 2 May.

 


         Offshore Minerals Bill                                                                 Message No 42

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act relating to exploration for, and the recovery of, minerals (other than petroleum) in the first 3 nautical miles of the territorial sea in respect of South Australia, and for related purposes, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 13 April 2000                                               J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

31      Development (Significant Trees) Amendment Bill

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

Debate ensued.

 

32      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Human Services moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

Question put and passed.

 

31      Development (Significant Trees) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the forgoing) 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:

Hon R B Such 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.

 

34      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 6.37 pm until Tuesday 2 May at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Wednesday 3 May 2000

 

Notices of Motion: Standing Committee Reports –

 

         Mr Lewis to move - move – That the One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Committee’s Site Inspection Tour of 15 to 17 March 2000 be noted.

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         Present during the day - All Members except Ms Breuer, Mr De Laine (on leave) and Mrs Penfold.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY