No 25

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2001

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) 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 17

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, viz. –

No 1 of 2001           An Act to amend the Hairdressers Act 1988

No 2 of 2001           An Act to repeal the Netherby Kindergarten (Variation of Waite Trust) Act 1997; and for other purposes

         Government House, 27 March 2001                                            E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Petitions Nos 86 and 87

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

 

86   The Minister for Local Government (Hon D C Kotz), from 44 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

87     Mr Wright, from 2,978 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ban the personal use of fireworks with the exception of authorised public displays.

 

4       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 9, 22, 26, 27, 30 and 65 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Auditor-General – Report on the Electricity Businesses Disposal Process in South Australia: Pursuant to Section 22(2) of the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Act 1999 on Relevant Long Term Leases.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 4G).

 


6       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      Public Sector Management Act – Information relating to the appointment of all

            Ministers’ personal staff

 

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

Ministerial Statement – Director of the Office for the Ageing

Passenger Transport Act – Section 39 – Service Contracts: Report of the Passenger Transport Board

 

      Regulations under the following Act –

            Chiropodists – Fees

            Development – Various

            Harbors and Navigation – Tumby Bay Marina

 

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

      Public Corporations Act – Regulations – Children’s Arts Company

 

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

Environment, Resources and Development Committee, Forty First Report – Native Fauna and Agriculture Report – Response by the Minister for Environment and Heritage

      Judges of the Supreme Court of South Australia – Report, 1999-2000.

 

      Environment, Resources and Development Court - Environment Resources and Development Court Act – Rules of Court – Principal

 

By the Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire) –

      Correctional Services Advisory Council – Report, 1999-2000.

 

By the Minister for Local Government –

      District Council of Loxton – District Council By-Laws – No 7 - Moveable Signs.

 

7       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Community Titles (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                    Message No 47

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Community Titles Act 1996, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 15 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 


10      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations set down for Thursday 29 March to be taken into consideration forthwith.

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

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 6 be postponed until Thursday next.

 

12           Select Committee on Petrol, Diesel and LPG Pricing – Motion re

Mr McEwen, having by leave amended his motion of which notice had been given, moved – That a Select Committee be established to consider all aspects of petrol, diesel and LPG auto gas pricing in South Australia and in particular -

(a)     how the minimum wholesale price is determined;

(b)     if this price is applied equitably to all distributors and retailers;

(c)     oil companies practice and process of discounting and rebating and to whom it applies and which types of businesses are eligible;

(d)     who owns and who controls retail outlets in South Australia and what proportion of them are at arm’s length from wholesalers; and

(e)     any other related costing and pricing issues.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Ms Breuer, Ms Hurley and Messrs McEwen, Meier and Venning.

Ordered – That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place and that the Committee report on Wednesday 25 July.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8 be postponed until Thursday next.

 

14      Freedom of Information (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 Mr DeLaine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 23 be postponed until Thursday next.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 to 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 7.

 

17      Charlie Walsh OAM - Motion re

Mr Wright, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulate Charlie Walsh OAM for his 20 years of service as National Coach of the Australian Track Cycling Team and thanks him for his work in Adelaide as Head Coach of the cycling program at the Australian Institute of Sport.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

 

 

18      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motions: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

19      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 1 to 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No. 6.

 

20      Commissioner for Consumer Affairs failure to deal with American Boulevard - Motion re

Mr Lewis, having by leave amended his motion of which notice had been given, moved – That this House condemns the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs for inaction and failure to deal with the fraud perpetrated by the owner/entrepreneur known as American Boulevard for defrauding hundreds of young South Australians of the money they paid for his advertised concert featuring “Xzibit, Likwit Crew” and the “Alkaholiks” and calls on the Commissioner to deal with the matter forthwith and with the help of South Australian Police collect the relevant evidence, bring any relevant charges against the proprietor and procure a refund for the holders of any tickets to the said concert which did not occur.

         Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 April.

 

21      Extension of sitting

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

Question put and passed.

 

22      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Legal Assistance (Restrained Property) Amendment Bill           

                                                                                                            Message No 48

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996; the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988; the Legal Services Commission Act 1977 and the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 27 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

Ordered – That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

23      Adjournment

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 6.18 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 28 March 2001

 

Notice of Motion: Government Business

 

The Minister for Human Services to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the safety and suitability of food; to repeal the Food Act 1985; and for other purposes.

 

 

         For Thursday 29 March 2001

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations

 

Mr Conlon to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for certain powers and privileges in connection with an inquiry established in response to a resolution of the House of Assembly on 1 March 2001.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Penfold.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY