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                                                                                               No. 27

 

 

                    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                           OF THE

 

                      HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                                                                     THURSDAY 14 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             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Regulations/Committees) No. 1 be postponed and

                    taken into consideration after Notices of Motion (Other Motions).

 

 3             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Regulations/Committees) No. 2 be an Order of the

                    Day for Thursday next.

 

 4             School Watch - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the

                    valuable role that School Watch plays in deterring vandalism in schools and further this House congratulates those school communities currently involved in the program for their enthusiastic support.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday                              next.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 2 be postponed and taken into

                    consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 6.

 

 6             National Highway One Improvements - Motion re

                Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the benefits that

                    will flow on to the rural community with the improvements to National Highway 1; namely the duplication of the Port Wakefield Road from Two Wells to Port Wakefield and the reconstruction work between Port Pirie and Snowtown.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Venning, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 7             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 4 be postponed and taken into

                    consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 5.

 


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 8             Berri Bridge - Motion re

                Hon. P.B. Arnold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House believes that the first

                    priority for a bridge across the River Murray should be at Berri, in accordance with the undertaking of the Tonkin Government in 1981 and condemns the Premier for abandoning this commitment by diverting funds allocated for the Berri bridge to other projects and by committing funds to a bridge between Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island, thus dishonouring his promise made on coming to Government that the next bridge to be built over the River Murray would be at Berri.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ferguson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 9             Rural Finance - Motion for a Select Committee

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Gunn -

                That a Select Committee be established -

                (a)     to enquire into the reasons why many farmers and small businesses in rural South Australia are having difficulty in raising adequate finance to maintain their operations;

                (b)     to examine the operations of and funds available to the Rural Industries Assistance Branch of the Department of Agriculture to see if they are being directed toward those who have the best possibility of long term viability;

                (c)     to examine the need for the Government to give protection to those facing foreclosure;  and

                (d)     to give those people who believe they have been harshly treated by the financial institutions the ability to advise the Select Committee of the difficulties they are facing:

                          Which Hon. B.C. Eastick has moved to amend by leaving out all words in                                                     subsections (a), (b) and (c).

                Debate resumed.

                Safeguarding amendment

                Mr M.J. Evans moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after the word                              "established" and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

                    (a) to enquire into the financial viability of the rural sector of South Australia, the availability of adequate operational finance and the role of financial institutions;

                    (b)     to examine the operations of and funds available to the Rural Industries Assistance Branch of the Department of Agriculture.

                Debate continued.

                Question - That paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) be left out - put and passed.

                Question - That paragraphs (d) be left out and new paragraphs (a) and (b) be inserted -                       put and passed.

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

                Select Committee

                And a Committee was appointed consisting of Messrs S.J. Baker, Blacker, Ferguson and

                    Gunn, Hon. T.H. Hemmings, Mr Holloway and Mrs Hutchison.

                Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to

                    adjourn from place to place.

                To report on Thursday 13 February 1992.

 

10           Access-Cabs Program - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House recognises the role the Access-Cabs Program has played in allowing the physically disabled to be less housebound and to be more involved in the day to day activities of the community.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.


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11           Environment Policies - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House expresses its sympathy to the Minister for Environment and Planning on seeing the Liberal Party continually filching her environment policies.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and negatived.

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for

                    Thursday next.

 

13           Royal Family - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House, having always paid due deference to the Monarchy and to Vice Regal representatives, as evidenced in Standing Order 121 and to our oath of office, disassociates itself from the disrespectful and irresponsible attitude of the Member for Fisher to our Royal Family.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and negatived.

 

14           Member for Heysen - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House condemns the Member for Heysen in the strongest terms for inciting the people of South Australia to act outside the law and calls on the Leader of the Opposition to sack him immediately from his position as Liberal Party spokesperson for Water Resources.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and negatived.

 

15           Train Ticket Selling Facilities - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That

                    this House calls on the Government as a matter of priority to introduce ticket selling facilities onto train platforms and/or trains to enable commuters to once again conveniently purchase train tickets and to restore public confidence in the metropolitan train system.

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Hamilton moved to leave out all words after the word "Government" and insert in

                    lieu thereof the words:  "to continue to monitor technological advancements in the manufacture of ticket vending machines that are vandal proof and continue to increase the number of Licenced Ticket Vendors to enable passengers to easily purchase a ticket before boarding a train."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 28 November.

               

16           Elizabeth/Munno Para Project - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H.

                    Hemmings - That this House notes the positive impact the Elizabeth/Munno Para Project is having on the community in that area.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.


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17           Australian Taxation Office Buildings - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That

                    this House conveys its disappointment to the Commonwealth Government over the failure of that Government to locate at least one of the proposed new Australian Taxation Office buildings in the vicinity of Noarlunga Centre or Westfield Marion Shopping Centre in preference to central Adelaide.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday 28 November.

               

18           Flinders Medical Centre - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brindal - That

                    this House calls on the Minister of Health to immediately instruct the South Australian Health Commission to provide the money needed for upgrading emergency services at the Flinders Medical Centre.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put.

                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

            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

            Mr Brindal (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

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. M.D. Rann (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.

 

19           Vietnam Service Medal - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brindal - That

                    this House petitions Her Excellency the Governor to strike in the name of the people of South Australia a commemorative medal to acknowledge the valuable role played by the Royal Australian Navy and support groups of other service wings in the Vietnam conflict:

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                    Which Mr Holloway has moved to amend by leaving out the words "petitions Her Excellency the Governor to strike in the name of the people of South Australia" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "calls upon the Federal Government to strike."

                Debate resumed.

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

20           Messages from the Governor

                The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

                Crown Proceedings Bill - Recommending Message No. 13

                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 Crown Proceedings Bill 1991.

                Government House, Adelaide, 14 November 1991            R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

                Statutes Amendment (Crimes Confiscation and Restitution)

                    Bill - Recommending                                 Message No. 14

                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 Statutes Amendment (Crimes Confiscation and Restitution) Bill 1991.

                Government House, Adelaide, 14 November 1991           R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

21           Petitions Nos 140 to 144

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                    presentation:

 

                140  Mr D.S. Baker, from 1 578 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to maintain the funding and services of the Kingston Soldiers Memorial Hospital.

 

                141  Hon. J.L. Cashmore, from 51 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

                    House urge the Government not to decriminalise prostitution.

 

                142  Hon. J.L. Cashmore, from 465 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

                    House urge the Government to reconsider the decision to reintroduce public transport fares for students not in receipt of the School Card.

 

                143  Hon. J.L. Cashmore, from 22 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

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

 

                144  Mr Meier, from 688 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to withdraw the Fisheries Green Paper and establish a representative committee to develop a management plan.

 

22           Paper

                The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

                    By the Minister of Housing and Construction (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                          State Services Department - Report, 1990-91.

 

23           Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 

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24           Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

25           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Pay-roll Tax (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                             Message No. 31

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971, with the suggested amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, which amendments the Legislative Council requests the House of Assembly to make to the said Bill.

                Legislative Council, 13 November 1991                        G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                         Schedule of the amendments suggested by the Legislative Council

                No. 1     Page 3 (clause 4) - After line 9 insert new paragraph as follows:-

                               "(ba) where the services are of a kind ordinarily required by the designated person for less than 180 days in a financial year,".

                No. 2     Page 3 (clause 4) - After line 16 insert new paragraph as follows:-

                               "(ca)  where the Commissioner is satisfied that the services are supplied by a person who ordinarily renders services of that kind to the public generally;".

                                            C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

                Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on motion.

 

                Petroleum (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                                Message No. 32

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Petroleum Act 1940, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 13 November 1991                        G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Housing Co-operatives Bill                           Message No. 33

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

                    titled an Act to make provision for the registration, incorporation and regulation of housing co-operatives; 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, 13 November 1991                        G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                             Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

                No. 1     Page 6, line 17 (clause 9) - Leave out "three" and insert "two".

                No. 2     Page 6 (clause 9) - After line 17 insert new subparagraph as follows:-

                               "(ia)        one being chosen from a panel of three persons who have a wide range of experience in the housing industry submitted by the Housing Advisory Council Industry Committee, or if that body is no longer in existence, being chosen after consultation with some other appropriate organisation or body involved in the housing industry determined by the Minister,".

                                                                        C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

               

                Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on motion.

 


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                Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill     Message No. 34

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 1978, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 13 November 1991                           G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

               

26           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister of Health (Hon. D.J. Hopgood), without notice, moved - That Standing

                    Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to introduce a Bill 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.

                                                                                        

                South Australian Health Commission (Private Hospital Beds) Amendment Bill

                The Minister then, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill

                    for an Act to amend the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976.

                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 Dr Armitage, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

27           Statutes Amendment (State Heritage Conservation Orders) Bill

                The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), pursuant to notice,         moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the City of Adelaide Development Control Act 1976, the Planning Act 1982 and the South Australian Heritage Act 1978.

                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 Tuesday next.

 

28           Real Property (Survey Act) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Lands (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), pursuant to notice, moved - That she

                    have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Real Property Act 1886.

                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 Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

29           South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Bill

                The Minister of Water Resources (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), pursuant to notice, moved -

                    That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the conservation and management of water and the prevention of flooding of rural land in the South East of the State; to repeal the South-Eastern Drainage Act 1931 and the Tatiara Drainage Trust Act 1949; and for other related 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 Hon. D.C. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday

                    next.

 


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30           Survey Bill

                The Minister of Lands, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a

                    Bill for an Act to provide for the licensing and registration of surveyors and to make provisions relating to surveying and land boundaries; to repeal the Surveyors Act 1975; 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 Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

31           Summary Offences (Prevention of Graffiti Vandalism) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Youth Affairs (Hon. M.D. Rann), pursuant to notice, moved - That he

                    have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

                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 Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

32           District Court Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the District Court Bill.

                The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) moved - That this Bill be now read a

                    second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

33           Magistrates Court Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Magistrates Court Bill.

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

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

34           Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Courts) Bill

                Order of the the Day read for the second reading of the Statutes Repeal and

                    Amendment (Courts) Bill.

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

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

35           Justices Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Justices Amendment Bill.

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

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

36           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 be postponed and taken

                    into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6.

 

37           Parliamentary Committees Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendments of the Legislative

                     Council in the Parliamentary Committees Bill.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                              Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

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                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred

                    to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

38           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances

                    (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill            Message No. 35

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987 and the Marine Act 1936, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council,14 November 1991                            G.L.Bruce,PRESIDENT

 

                Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) (Coastal Waters and Radioactive

                    Material) Amendment Bill                        Message No.36

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1984, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 14 November 1991                           G.L.Bruce,PRESIDENT

 

39           Road Traffic (Safety Helmet Exemption) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Road Traffic            (Safety Helmet Exemption) Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 2 further considered.

                Hon.P.B. Arnold's amendment further considered and negatived.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                   

 

                The House having resumed:

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

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

                                        

40           Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill

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

                    Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

               

41           Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

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

                    Water Consumption Comparison Diagram.

                    Residential Water Rating System Publicity.

 

42           Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

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                Instruction to Committee

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to contingent notice, moved - That it be an

                    instruction to the Committee of the whole House that it have power to consider a new clause relating to reverting to the previous water rating system.

                Question put.

                House divided (No.2):

                      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.

 

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                                                        Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                                        Clause No.3 read.

                                                                       Clause amended.

                The Minister of Water Resources moved on page 2, line 6, after the word

                    "instalment" to insert the words "of base rates"; and line 14, after the words "financial year" to insert the words "and will have effect in respect of that year notwithstanding the fact that it was published after the commencement of the financial year and notwithstanding any defect in its form."

 

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

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                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J.Evans 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.

 

43           Extension of sitting

                The Deputy Premier (Hon.D.J.Hopgood) moved - That the sitting of the House be

                    extended beyond 6.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

44           Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill

                Ordered - That consideration in Committee of the Statutes Amendment (Waterworks           and Sewerage) Bill be now resumed.

 

                                                                                        In Committee

                                                                             Clause No.3 further considered.

                The Minister of Water Resources' amendment further considered.

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

                Committee divided (No.3):

                      Ayes, 23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

        Noes, 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)

 

                Casting Vote

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

                    vote for the Ayes.

                    So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Limitation of debate

                The time allotted for the consideration of the Bill having lapsed:


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                Question - That the Minister's amendment on page 2, after line 14, to insert new clause       in Schedule 2 as follows:

                    1a.     The notice published in the Gazette on 11 July 1991 at page 264 in purported exercise of the power under sections 65c(1) and 65d(1) will be taken to have fixed on 1 July 1991 in respect of all classes of residential land for the 1991/1992 financial year -

                          (a)      the threshold value at $117 000;

                          (b)     the access rate for land of or below the threshold value at $116;

                          (c)      the rate in the dollar for the purpose of determining the access rate for land exceeding the threshold value at $0.0008;

                          (d)     the water rate in respect of water supplied to land at $0.85 per kilolitre;

                          and

                          (e)      the water allocation at 136 kilolitres, be agreed to - put.

                Committee divided (No.4):

                      Ayes,23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon.S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

        Noes, 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)

 

                Casting Vote

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

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                Question - That Hon. D.C. Wotton's amendment on page 2, after line 18, to insert new schedule in Clause No. 3 as follows:

 

                                                                                        SCHEDULE 3

 

                                                                   Transitional

 

                1. This schedule applies only in respect of residential land.

 

 

 

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                2. For the purposes of determining the amount of water rates payable in respect of

                land for the 1990/91 financial year the number of kilolitres of water supplied by the Minister to, or in relation to, the land from the end of the 1990/91 consumption year until 30 June 1991 will be added to the number of kilolitres of water supplied by the Minister to, or in relation to, the land during the 1990/91 consumption year.

                3. For the purpose of determining the amount of water rates payable in respect of

                land for the 1991/92 financial year the quantity of water supplied to the land from 1 July 1991 until the end of the 1991/92 consumption year will be taken to be the quantity of water supplied to the land in that consumption year.

                4. The number of kilolitres of water supplied by the Minister to, or in relation to,

                land from the end of the 1990/91 consumption year to 30 June 1991 will be extrapolated from the number of kilolitres supplied to, or in relation to the land during that consumption year on the assumption that water was supplied to, or in relation to, the land at a constant rate from the beginning of that consumption year until 30 June 1991.

                5. The quantity of water supplied to land from 1 July 1991 to the end of the 1991/92

                consumption year will be interpolated from the quantity of water supplied to the land from the beginning to the end of that consumption year on the assumption that water was supplied at a constant rate during the consumption year.

                6. The amount of water rates determined in respect of the 1990/91 and the 1991/92

                financial years must be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of this schedule and any amount overpaid must be refunded by the Minister to the person who made the payment and any amount not paid must be paid to the Minister upon receipt of a notice under section 87 in respect of the amount.

                7. In this schedule -

 

                "the 1990/91 consumption year" means the consumption year ending in the 1990/91 financial year".

                "the 1991/92 consumption year" means the consumption year ending in the 1991/92 financial year".

                "residential land" has the same meaning as in Part V Division I, be agreed to - put.

 


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                Committee divided (No.5):

                      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 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

Hon. N.T. Peterson

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 Chairman gave his casting

                     vote for the Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

                Question - That the clause, as amended, be agreed to - put.

 


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                Committee divided (No.6):

                      Ayes,23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

        Noes,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)

 

                Casting Vote

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

                    vote for the Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                                                                                     Clause No.4 read.

                Question - That the Minister's amendment on page 3, line 5, after the words "financial         year" to insert the                 words "and will have effect in respect of that year notwithstanding the fact it was published after the defect in its form"; and after the words "financial year" to insert the words "and will have effect in respect of that year notwithstanding the fact that it was published after the commencement of the financial year and notwithstanding any defect in its form.", be agreed to - put.

 


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                Committee divided (No.7):

                      Ayes,23.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon.S.M.Lenehan (Teller)

        Noes, 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)

 

                Casting Vote

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

                    vote for the Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                                                                         Clause, as amended, agreed to.

                                                                                   Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                    

 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J.Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred

                    to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

                The Minister of Water Resources moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Question put.

 

               


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                House divided (No. 8):

                      Ayes, 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)

        Noes, 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)

 

                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.

 

45           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 6.27 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.                          .

 

                                                                                                                    

 

                                                            MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 20 November 1991

                Notice of Motion: Private Members Bill-

 

Mr  M.J. Evans to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act

                to amend the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985.

 

                                                                                                                     

 

                Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY