No 25

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 1996

 

 

1    Meeting of House

     The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read       prayers.

 

2    Petitions Nos 73 to 75

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

 

73 and 74 Mr Brokenshire and Mr Wade, from 159 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to restore School Services Officer’s hours to the level that existed when the Government assumed office.

 

75 Mr Lewis, from 109 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the existing Coonalpyn School Bus service.

 

3    Answer to a question

An answer to a question on the Notice Paper No 41 was tabled by the Speaker.

 

4    Papers

     The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon R B Such) -

      Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia Act - Regulations - Syllabus and Fee Charges

 

By the Minister for Primary Industries (Hon R G Kerin) -

      Veterinary Surgeons Act - Regulations - Empower Board to set Fees and Charges.

 

5    Public Works Committee - Reports -Twentieth and Twenty-First

Mr Oswald brought up the Twentieth Report of the Committee on the Kangaroo Island Hospital Redevelopment Proposal.

     Report received.

     Ordered to be printed (Paper No 200).

 

Mr Oswald brought up the Twenty-First Report of the Committee on the Urrbrae Agricultural and Horticultural Education Centre.

     Report received.

     Ordered to be printed (Paper No 199).

 

6    Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

     Questions without notice resumed.


7    Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

8    Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Local Government Finance Authority (Review) Amendment Bill          Message No 62

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Local Government Finance Authority Act 1983, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly

     Legislative Council, 8 February 1996              H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

      Page 4, lines 5 and 6 (clause 15) - Leave out subsection (3) and insert new subsections as follow:-

      “(3)  Interest, at the standard commercial rate for accounts established under section 21 of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987, will be payable on amounts held under subsection (2) and no fees or imposts will apply with respect to the maintenance or operation of the account.

       (3a) Amounts held under subsection (2), together with interest accrued under subsection (3), will be applied for a purpose or purposes determined by the Local Government Association and reported to the Minister.

       (3b) For the purposes of subsection (3a) -

            (a)           a purpose determined by the Local Government Association under that subsection must benefit, or potentially benefit, all councils, and must not be designed to benefit specifically councils that have had dealings with the Authority, or to influence councils to transact business with the Authority; and

            (b)           the Local Government Association may establish a process for the making and consideration of applications for funding from amounts available under that subsection in accordance with criteria set by the Local Government Association; and

            (c)           the Local Government Association must keep proper accounts of amounts paid under that subsection and provide to the Minister, in respect of each financial year, an audited statement concerning the expenditure of those amounts; and

            (d)           amounts will be paid out under that subsection in accordance with a scheme agreed between the Local Government Association and the Treasurer.”

                                    J M Davis, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

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

 

9    Racing (TAB) 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 to 3 agreed to.

                              Clause No 4 amended and agreed to.

                              Clauses Nos 5 to 7 agreed to.

                              Title agreed to.

 

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     The House having resumed:

Mr Bass reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

10   Supply 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.

 

Grievance debate

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) moved - That the Speaker do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for consideration of the Bill.

Debate ensued.

 

11   Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Primary Industries moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

Question put and passed.

 

12   Supply Bill - Grievance debate

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Caudell, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

13   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Law of Property (Perpetuities and Accumulation) Amendment Bill            Message No 63

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Law of Property Act 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 13 February 1996             H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

     The Minister for Primary Industries moved - That the Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 10.01 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Wednesday 14 February 1996

      Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

 

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Biological Control Act 1986.

 

For Thursday 15 February 1996

      Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations-

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Twentieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Kangaroo Island Hospital Redevelopment Proposal, be noted.

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Twenty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Urrbrae Agricultural and Horticultural Education Centre, be noted.

 

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mr Scalzi to move - That this House congratulates the Co-ordinating Italian Committee, its President, Dr Tony Cocchiaro and all participating organisations on the success of the first Carnevale in Adelaide festival.

 

Mr Buckby to move - That this House congratulates Adelaide film director Mr Scott Hicks on the success in the United States and Europe of his South Australian Film Corporation produced film “Shine”.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY