No 26

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 28 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       Petitions Nos 88 to 90

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

 

88   Mr De Laine, from 29 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to repeal the proclamation permitting the unlimited destruction by commercial horticulturalists of protected native birds.

 

89   Ms Geraghty, from 1,887 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ban the personal use of fireworks with the exception of authorised public displays.

 

90   Ms Rankine, from 532 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ensure the Salisbury Campus of the University of South Australia is rezoned mixed-use.

 

3       Legislative Review Committee - Report

Mr Condous brought up the Thirteenth Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

4       Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

5       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

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

                     Ministerial Statement – Country Services for Victims of Crime.

 

6       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 


7       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Order of the Day: Government Business No 2 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.

 

8       Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) 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 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 asked leave to sit again.

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

 

9       Extension of time for adjournment

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 3 further considered, amended and agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

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

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

11      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Government Business to take precedence over Committee Reports.

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

 


12      Food Bill

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown), pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

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 Ms Stevens, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

13      Legal Assistance (Restrained Property) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

The Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Fisheries (Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery Rationalization) Act Repeal Bill                                            Message No 49

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to repeal the Fisheries (Southern Rock Lobster Fishery Rationalization) Act 1987, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 28 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

15      Police Superannuation (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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

16      Family and Community Services (Service Agreements) 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 negatived.

 

17      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 5 to 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Committee Reports are disposed of.

 

18      Public Works Committee - Report – Adelaide Festival Centre Redevelopment Stage 2 Phase 3 - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Forty-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Adelaide Festival Centre Redevelopment Stage 2 Phase 3 be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 


19      Public Works Committee - Report – Christies Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant Environment Improvement Project - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Christies Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant Environment Improvement Project  be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

20      Public Works Committee - Report – Women and Children’s Hospital Day Surgery Unit – Final Report – Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Forty-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Women and Children’s Hospital Day Surgery Unit – Final Report be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

21      Public Works Committee - Report – Torrens Road Upgrade - Motion to note

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion – That the One Hundred and Forty-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Torrens Road Upgrade be noted.

Debated resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

22      Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report – Native Fauna and Agriculture - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion – That the Forty-First Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Native Fauna and Agriculture be noted.

Debated resumed.

 

 

The time for the consideration of Standing Committee Reports having expired.

 

 

23      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Minerals and Energy (Hon W A Matthew), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the House to 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.

 

24      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Minerals and Energy, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Committee Reports to be further considered.

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

 

25      Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report – Native Fauna and Agriculture - Motion to note

Debated (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Question put and passed.

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It being Midnight

THURSDAY 29 MARCH

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26      Social Development Committee - Report – Rural Health - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion – That the Thirteenth Report of the Social Development Committee on Rural Health be noted.

Debated resumed.

Ordered, on the motion of Ms Stevens, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

27      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway (Financial Commitment) Amendment Bill                                     Message No 50

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 28 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

28      Adjournment

      House adjourned at 12.08 am until today at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

      For Thursday 29 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 establish a readily accessible means of having complaints about the provision of health services reviewed, conciliated and dealt with in confidence; to make provision with respect to the rights and responsibilities of users and providers of health services; to make a related amendment to the Ombudsman Act 1972; and for other purposes.

 

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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