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                                                                                               No. 25

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

                                                                                                   

                                                                       TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 1991

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

                The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Assent to Bills                                                     Message No. 12

                The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her

                    Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session:

                    No. 38 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Wrongs Act 1936.

                    No. 39 of 1991 - An Act to regulate the practice of naming geographical places; to

                     repeal the Geographical Names Act 1969; and for other purposes.

                    No. 40 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

                    No. 41 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929.

                    No. 42 of 1991 - An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated

                     Account for the year ending on 30 June 1992 and for other purposes.

                    No. 43 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984.

                    No. 44 of 1991 - An Act to amend the Dried Fruits Act 1934.

                Government House, Adelaide, 12 November 1991            R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 3             Petitions Nos 129 to 134

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                    presentation:

               

                129  The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) from 57 residents of South

                    Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to close the Allenby Gardens Primary School.

 

                130  Mr Becker, from 197 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to revert to the previous water-rating system.

 

                131  Mr Becker, from 48 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                132  Mr Becker, from 48 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government not to ban the docking of dogs tails.

 

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                133 and 134  Messrs Brindal and M.J. Evans, from 292 residents of South Australia,

                    requesting that the House urge the Government to provide for the administration of coin operated gaming machines in licensed clubs and hotels by the Liquor Licensing Commission and the Independent Gaming Corporation.

 

 4             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 25,54,126,133,149,175,177,181,182,188, 189,195,200 and 207 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Health (Hon.D.J.Hopgood) -

                    Chiropractors Board of South Australia-Report, 1990-91.

                    Food Act 1985 - Report on the Administration of, 1990-91.

                    Occupational Therapists Registration Board of South Australia - Report, 1990-91.

                    South Australian Psychological Board - Report, 1990-91.

 

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

                    Advisory Board of Agriculture - Report, 1990-91.

                    Soil Conservation Boards - Report, 1990-91.

                    Deer Keepers Act 1987 - Regulations - Registration Fees.

                    Seeds Act 1979 - Regulation - Noxious Seeds.

                   

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

                    Fisheries Act 1982 - Regulations - General Fishery - Recreational Fishing Gear.

 

                By the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                    Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and Commissioner for Standards -

                          Report, 1990-91.

                    Listening Devices Act 1972 - Report, 1990-91.

                    Department of Public and Consumer Affairs - Report, 1990-91.

                    Coroners Act 1975 - Rules - Examination Fees.

                    Legal Practitioners Act 1981 - Regulations -

                               Indemnity Insurance.

                               Practising Certificate Fee.

 

                By the Minister of Transport (Hon.F.T.Blevins) -

                    Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Act 1956 - Applications to Lease - 23 October 1991.

                   

                By the Minister of Correctional Services (Hon.F.T.Blevins) -

                    Correctional Services Advisory Council - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                    Racing Act 1976 - Rules - Bookmakers Licensing Board - Bookmaker Betting.

 

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

                    South East Cultural Trust - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Water Resources (Hon.S.M.Lenehan) -

                    South-Eastern Drainage Board - Report, 1990-91.


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                By the Minister of Lands (Hon.S.M.Lenehan) -

                    Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991 - Regulations -

                               Public Utilities and Access.  

                               Refunds and Fees.

 

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

                    Department of Labour - Report, 1990-91.

 

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

                    Department of Marine and Harbors - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon.M.D.Rann) -

                    Libraries Board of South Australia - Report, 1990-91

                    Local Government Advisory Commission - Report, 1990-91.

                    South Australian Local Government Grants Commission - Report, 1990-91.

                    Local Government Superannuation Board - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs (Hon.M.D.Rann) -

                    Maralinga Lands Parliamentary Committee -

                               Report, 1991.

                               Minutes of Proceedings.

                    Pitjantjatjara Lands Parliamentary Committee -

                               Report, 1991.

                               Minutes of Proceedings.

 

 6             Suspension of Standing Orders   

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, 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.

 

                Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That the time allotted for this

                    debate    be two hours.

                Question put and passed.

 

                No-confidence Motion in Minister of Water Resources

                Hon. D.C. Wotton then moved - That this House expresses its lack of confidence in the

                    Minister of Water Resources by reason of her ministerial incompetence and failure to comply with an Act of this Parliament in the exercise of her ministerial responsibilities and in particular censures the Minister of Water Resources:

                          (a)      for her new water rating system which has retrospectively charged

                                    consumers twice for the same water and which imposes an annual property tax for which consumers are given nothing in return; and

                          (b)     the Minister's gazettal of new water rates which was, in the opinion of the Full Bench of the Supreme Court, mindlessly and sloppily drafted and illegally enforced,

                    all of which provides clear evidence of the Minister's arrogance towards taking

                    advice and properly discharging the duties and responsibilities of her office.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put.


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                    House divided (No. 1):

                      Ayes,23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. T. Chapman

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton   (Teller)

       Noes, 23.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                     vote for the Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

 

7              Paper

                The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

                By the Premier (Hon. J.C.Bannon) -

                    Dates of Gazettal of Water Rate Notices.

 

 8             Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Parliamentary Committees Bill                   Message No. 22

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                    titled an Act to provide for the establishment of various Parliamentary committees; to define the functions, powers and duties of those committees; to repeal the Public Accounts Committee Act 1972 and the Public Works Standing Committee Act 1927; to amend the Constitution Act 1934, the Industries Development Act 1941, the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 1990, the Planning Act 1982, and the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978; and for other purposes, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 31 October 1991                           G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

 

 

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                                             Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

                No. 1.          Page 1, line 30 (clause 3) ‑ Leave out "and Resources" and insert ", Resources and Development".

                No. 2.          Page 2, lines 8 to 12 (clause 3) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines and insert      definitions as follow:‑

                                    `"Presiding Member", in relation to a Committee, means the person appointed to be the Presiding Member of the Committee:

                                    "Presiding Officer", in relation to a House, means the Speaker of the House of Assembly or the President of the Legislative Council:'.

                No. 3.          Page 2 (clause 3) ‑ After line 12 insert definition as follows:‑

                                    `"publicly funded body" means any body that is financed wholly or partly out of public funds:'.

                No. 4.          Page 2, line 34 (clause 3) ‑ Leave out "corporate" and insert "(whether incorporated or not)".

                No. 5.          Page 2, line 36 (clause 3) ‑ Before "has a governing body" insert "is comprised of or includes, or".

                No. 6.          Page 2 (clause 3) ‑ After line 37 insert "or".

                No. 7.          Page 2, line 39 and page 3, line 1 (clause 3) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines.

                No. 8.          Page 3, line 25 (clause 6) ‑ Leave out "or State instrumentality" and insert ", State instrumentality or publicly funded body".

                No. 9.          Page 3, line 35 (Heading) ‑ Leave out "AND RESOURCES" and insert ", RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT".

                No. 10.  Page 3, line 38 (clause 7) ‑ Leave out "and Resources" and insert ", Resources and Development".

                No. 11.  Page 4, line 2 (clause 8) ‑ Leave out "five" and insert "six".

                No. 12.  Page 4, line 4 (clause 8) ‑ Leave out "two" and insert "three".

                No. 13.  Page 4, line 7 (Heading) ‑ Leave out "AND RESOURCES" and insert, ", RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT".

                No. 14.  Page 4, line 9 (clause 9) ‑ Leave out "and Resources" and insert ", Resources and Development".

                No. 15.  Page 4 (clause 9) ‑ After line 16 insert subparagraph as follows:‑

                                    "(iv) any matter concerned with the general development of the State;".

                No. 16.  Page 5, line 17 (clause 14) ‑ Leave out "five" and insert "six".

                No. 17.  Page 5, line 19 (clause 14) ‑ Leave out "two" and insert "three".

                No. 18.  Page 6, line 1 (clause 16) ‑ After "the Committee's appointing House or Houses" insert ", or either of the Committee's appointing Houses".

                No. 19.  Page 6, line 14 (clause 17) ‑ After "priority" insert ", so far as it is practicable to do so".

                No. 20.  Page 6, lines 17 and 18 (clause 17) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines and insert "and then deal with any other matters before the Committee in such order as it thinks fit;".

                No. 21.  Page 7, line 40 (clause 23) ‑ Leave out "Officer" and insert "Member".

                No. 22.  Page 8, line 2 (clause 24) ‑ Leave out "Officer" and insert "Member".

                No. 23.  Page 8, line 3 (clause 24) ‑ Leave out "Officer" and insert "Member".

                No. 24.  Page 8, lines 5 to 11 (clause 24) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines and insert "Four members of a Committee constitute a quorum of the Committee".

                No. 25.  Page 8, line 15 (clause 24) ‑ Leave out "Officer" and insert "Member".

                No. 26.  Page 8, line 16 (clause 24) ‑ Leave out all words in this line and insert "has, in addition to a deliberative vote, a casting vote in the event of an equality of votes".

 

 

 

 

 

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                No. 27.  Page 8, lines 32 to 39 (clause 28) ‑ Leave out the clause and insert new clause as follows:‑

                                    28. Privileges, immunities and powers

                                    (1)     All privileges, immunities and powers that attach to or in relation to a committee established by either House attach to and in relation to each Committee established by this Act.

                                    (2)     Without limiting the effect of subsection (1), the powers of each

                                              Committee include power to send for persons, papers and records.

                                    (3)     Any breach of privilege or contempt committed or alleged to have been committed in relation to a Committee or its proceedings may be dealt with in such manner as is resolved by the Committee's appointing House or Houses."

                No. 28.  Page 9, line 19 (clause 32) ‑ Leave out "Presiding Officers" and insert "Presiding Members".

                No. 29.  Page 9, lines 20 to 23 (clause 32) ‑ Leave out subclause (3).

                No. 30.  Page 9, line 33 (clause 34) ‑ Leave out "Officer" and insert "Member".

                No. 31.  Page 9 ‑ After line 37 insert new clause as follows:‑

                                    36. Power of Parliament to establish other committees

                                    This Act does not limit or derogate from the power of either House or both                             Houses to establish committees in addition to the Committees established by                                   this Act.

                No. 32.  Page 11, The Schedule ‑ Leave out "Presiding Officer" wherever occurring and insert in each case "Presiding Member".

                No. 33.  Page 11, The Schedule ‑ Leave out "Environment and Resources Committee" wherever occurring and insert, in each case "Environment, Resources and Development Committee".

                No. 34.  Page 11, The Schedule ‑ Insert at the end of the schedule ‑

                                                                                            PART III

                                                                        TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

                                    (1)     A matter that was the subject of inquiry by a former committee may, if that committee had not completed  its inquiry or reported on the matter before the commencement of this Act, be referred to a Committee under this Act.

                                    (2)     Where a matter is referred to a Committee as referred to in subclause (1), the Committee may continue and complete the proceedings and consider and report on the matter under this Act as if all the evidence given in respect of the matter before the former committee had been given before the Committee under this Act.

                                    (3) In subclauses (1) and (2) ‑

                                              "former committee" means ‑

                                              (a) the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation;

                                              (b)     the Public Accounts Committee;

                                              (c) the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

                                                                        C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

                Ordered - That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

                Land Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill   Message No. 23

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                    titled an Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 31 October 1991                           G.L. Bruce,PRESIDENT

 

 9             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.     

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10           Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That the time allotted for

                    completion of the:

                    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (NMRB) Bill;

                    Privacy Bill;

                    Road Traffic (Safety Helmet Exemption) Amendment Bill; and

                    Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 14 November.

                Question put and passed.

 

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

                Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the

                    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (NMRB) Bill to be brought up.

                The Minister of Finance brought up the Report recommending no amendment to the

                    Bill (Paper No. 165), together with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence.

                Ordered - That the Report be received.

                The Minister moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

                House, by leave, proceeded to the third reading.

                                                

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12           Privacy Bill

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

                    Privacy Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Groom, that the debate be further adjourned and resumed

                    on motion.      

 

13           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister of Water Resources, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders

                    be so far suspended as to enable her to introduce a Bill, forthwith 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.

               

                Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill

                    The Minister of Water Resources, pursuant to order, moved - That she have leave to      introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932 and the Sewerage

                    Act 1929.

                    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. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until                     tomorrow.

 

14                Suspension and resumption

                    At 5.58 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                    At 7.30 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

15                Privacy Bill

                    Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Privacy Bill be now

                          read a second time - be now resumed.

                    Debate resumed.

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16                Extension of time for adjournment

                    The Minister of Education moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of

                          the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                    Question put and passed.

 

17                Privacy Bill

                    Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                    Ordered, on motion of Dr Armitage, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned

                          until tomorrow.

 

18                Adjournment

                    At midnight the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                      

 

                                                           MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 13 November 1991

                    Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Education to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to

                    amend the Education Act 1972.

 

For Thursday 21 November 1991

                    Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House calls on the Treasurer to immediately release the

                    second Heard Report into the operations of SGIC in order that taxpayers and the Parliament are apprised of the estimated extent of alleged illegal interfund transactions and the cost of repaying the resulting losses, the size of any recommended capital injection and the reasons for it and any recommendations concerning the restriction of interstate operations.

 

Mr De Laine to move - That this House acknowledges the work of the Education Review Unit

                    since its establishment in 1989, notes that it has conducted reviews of 231 schools, 3 operational and support units and 5 program and policy areas and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that final ERU reports are made available to the Parliamentary Library.

 

For Wednesday 20 November 1991

                    Notice of Motion: Private Members Bill-

 

Mr Brindal to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the

                    Children's Protection and Young Offenders Act 1979, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                     

 

                    Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY