No. 26

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                           TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Messages from the Governor

                The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

                Assent to Bills                                                                                                     Message No. 11

                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. 41 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

                    No. 50 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936.

                    No. 51 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971.

                    No. 52 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990.

                    No. 53 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

                    No. 54 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

                    No. 55 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Builders Licensing Act 1986, the Commercial and Private Agents Act 1986, the Consumer Credit Act 1972, the Land Agents, Brokers and    Valuers Act 1973, the Second-hand Motor Vehicles Act 1983 and the Travel Agents                                                       Act 1986.

                    No. 56 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

                    No. 57 of 1992 - An Act to establish the South Australian Country Arts Trust and Country Arts Boards and define their functions and powers; to repeal the Cultural Trusts Act 1976; and for other purposes.

                    No. 58 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Business Franchise (Petroleum Products) Act                        1979.

                Government House, Adelaide, 10 November 1992                                         R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

                Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Bill - Recommending                           Message No. 12

                The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Bill 1992.

                Government House, Adelaide, 10 November 1992                                         R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 3             Petitions Nos 91 and 92

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

 

                91      Mr Brindal, from 67 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to allow for transfer of ownership of Goodwood Technical High School until such time as the local residents and the Unley Council are satisfied with any proposed usage.

 

                92      Mr S.G. Evans, from 4 617 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House                      urge the Government to preserve Craigburn Farm.

 

 4             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 108, 117, 133, 147, 150, 163, 164, 172 to 178, 180, 182, 183, 185 to 190, 192, 194, 195, 197, 198, 201, 211 and 219 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) -

                South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission and Office of Multicultural                  and Ethnic Affairs - Report, 1991-92.

 

                By the Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                State Bank of South Australia -

                    Schedule of Remuneration of Officers, November 1992.

                    Release of Bankcard Numbers - Crown Solicitors Report.

 

                By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations

                    (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                Attorney-General's Department - Report, 1991-92.

                HomeStart - Report, 1991-92.

                Listening Devices Act 1972 - Report on the Operation of, 1991-92.

                Parks Community Centre - Report, 1991-92.

                West Beach Trust - Report, 1991-92.

                Legal Practitioners Act 1981 - Regulations -

                    Practising Certificate Fees.

                    Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme.

 

                By the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                Libraries Board of South Australia - Report, 1991-92.

                Beverage Container Act 1975 - Regulations - 500ml Containers.

 

                By the Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                Office of Tertiary Education - Report, 1991-92.

 

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

                Correctional Services Advisory Council - Report, 1991-92.

                Department of Correctional Services - Report, 1991-92.

 

 6             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 

 

 

 

 7             Extension of time for asking questions

                Hon. D.C. Brown, without notice, moved - That the time for asking questions without notice be extended by one hour.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Questions

                The time for asking questions without notice having been extended:

                Questions without notice continued.

 

 9             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

               

10           Limitation of debate

                The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) moved - That the time allotted                            for -

                    (a) the completion of the -

                               Dangerous Substances (Equipment and Permits) Amendment Bill;

                               The Standard Time (Eastern Standard Time) Amendment Bill;

                               Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill;

                               Government Management and Employment (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill;

                               Acts Interpretation (Australia Acts) Amendment Bill;

                               Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Bill;

                               Superannuation (Scheme Revision) Amendment Bill;

                               Dairy Industry Bill;

                               Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Suspension of Vehicle Registration)

                                    Amendment Bill;

                               Financial Transaction Reports (State Provisions) Amendment Bill;

                               and

                    (b)     consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council in the -

                               Fruit and Plant Protection Bill; and

                               Statutes Amendment (Public Actuary) Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday next.

                Question put and passed.

 

11           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Statutes Amendment (Right of Reply) Bill                                                                     Message No. 43

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith,

                    titled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Evidence Act 1929, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 10 November 1992                                                            G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Minister of Primary Industries moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

12           Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Emergency Services (Hon.M.K.Mayes), pursuant to notice, moved -

                    That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Firearms Act 1977.

                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 Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

13           Construction Industry Training Fund Bill

                The Minister of Education, Employment and Training, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to establish a fund to be used to improve the quality of training in the building and construction industry; to establish the Construction Industry Training Board to administer the fund and to co-ordinate appropriate training; to provide for the imposition and collection of a levy for the purposes of the fund; 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 Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

               

14           Fruit and Plant Protection Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council                   in the Fruit and Plant Protection Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That the amendments of the Legislative Council be agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it                     and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

15           Statutes Amendment (Public Actuary) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendment of the Legislative Council                     in the Statutes Amendment (Public Actuary) Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That the amendment of the Legislative Council be agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

16           Dangerous Substances (Equipment and Permits) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Dangerous Substances (Equipment and Permits) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

17           The Standard Time (Eastern Standard Time) Amendment Bill

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

                (Eastern Standard Time) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

 

18           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.                                                                 

 

19           The Standard Time (Eastern Standard Time) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                             

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had                       agreed to the same without amendment.

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety moved - That this                    Bill be now read a third time.

                Question put.

                House divided (No. 1):

                  Ayes, 23.                                                 Noes, 23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. T.R. Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. R.J. Gregory (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Ingerson (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

20           Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Industrial                            Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be further adjourned and                          resumed on motion.

 

21           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as                               to enable the House of sit beyond midnight.

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

 

22           Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                                                                                      It being 12 midnight:

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 1992

                                                                                                                         

 

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 1 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 2 read.

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made                   progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again today.

 

23           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 1.34 a.m. until today at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 11 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987 and to make related amendments to the Government Financing Act 1982.

 

 

 

 

                Notice of Motion: Other Motion -

 

Mr Quirke to move - That this House notes the sacrifice, courage and service of all those men and women from Australia who served in the Great War 1914-1918 and further, notes the special significance of Armistice Day each year for the remaining veterans from this the greatest of all conflicts to engulf Australian forces. 

 

For Wednesday 18 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Committees/Regulations -

 

Mr Oswald to move - That this House expresses its concern at the failure of the Government to provide a response to a question from the Member for Morphett asked during the Estimates Committees on 24 September 1992 into the decrease in profit incurred during the 1991-92 financial year in the operations of the TAB and requests the Economic and Finance Committee to enquire into the following matters:

                (a)     the reason why the TAB increase in profit on operations of 28% in 1987-88 on a turnover of $316 million has deteriorated each year to the extent that profit on operations has now decreased by 5% in 1991-92 on a turnover of $496 million;

                (b)     the cause of the reversal and identification of those areas of TAB administration which have eroded the earlier profit base;

                (c)     the negative implications of this 5% decrease in profit on operations on Government revenue both in the past financial year and in the future;

                (d)     the impact that this decrease will have on future distribution of profits to the three racing codes; and

                (e)     any other matters of a financial nature which the Committee may deem appropriate.  

 

                Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House strongly supports the establishment in South Australia of a Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality Research to provide solutions to major water quality problems through the conduct of strategic and applied research, to develop innovative treatment processes to meet the needs of the Australian community and the water industry and provide a platform for this technology to benefit Australian industry internationally.

 

Mr Matthew to move - That this House rejects the proposal to amalgamate Brighton and Mawson High Schools, recognises the need to build on the success already achieved at both schools through academic excellence and Brighton's specialist music program and recognises the need to develop Mawson High as a specialist school with a focus on technology. 

 

For Wednesday 25 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Matthew to move - That this House instructs the Minister of Education not to approve the recommendation by the Western Region Children's Service Office to close the Brighton Kindergarten.

                                                                                                                         

                Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY