No 27

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 15 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    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 13 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 21 March.

 

3    Public Works Committee - Report - Kangaroo Island Hospital Redevelopment Proposal -

         Motion to note

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

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Penfold, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 21 March.

 

4    Public Works Committee - Report - Urrbrae Agricultural and Horticultural Education Centre -

        Motion to note

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

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

5    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 16 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 21 March.

 

6    Social Development Committee - Report - Rural Poverty - Motion to note

     Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Leggett - That the Eighth Report of the Social Development Committee on Rural Poverty, be noted.

     Debate resumed.

     Question put and passed.

 

7    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 and 3 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 21 March.

 

8    Australian Olympic Soccer Team - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Australian Olympic Soccer Team, the Olyroos, for their outstanding performance in winning the Oceania Olympic Qualifying Tournament and wishes them success in their final challenge to represent Australia in the world’s premier sporting event, the Olympic Games, to be held in Atlanta later this year.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

9    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 28 March.

 

10   Carnevale in Adelaide - Motion re

Mr Scalzi, pursuant to notice, proceeding 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.

 

11   Postponement of business

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

 

12   Carnevale in Adelaide - Motion re

     Motion (interrupted by calling on the Orders of the Day: Other Motions) resumed.

     Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hall, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 21 March.

 

13   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 4 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 21 March.

 

14   Austudy Allowance - Motion re

Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Federal Government for the lack of equity in the Austudy allowance provisions for country students.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 21 March.

 

15   South East Forests - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon H Allison - That this House is of the opinion that, with the objective of protecting the long term socio-economic interests of South Australia with respect to forest production and timber processing, the Government must retain control over the annual rate of cutting timber and of the age and location of timber when felled and must not sell broad acres of forestry holdings in the South East.

     Debate resumed.

Mr Clarke moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after the word “retain” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ownership, management and control of South Australia’s State owned forests”.

Debate continued.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Brokenshire, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 21 March.

 

16   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 2 to 5 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 21 March.

 

17   Education Resources Cuts - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Clarke - That this House condemns -

(a) the way in which the Minister for Education and Children’s Services has broken the Government’s election promises on education and embarked on a policy of cutting resources for education in South Australia;

(b) the reduction of 790 teachers and 276 ancillary staff between 30 June 1994 and 31 January 1995;

(c) the Minister’s decision to cut a further 250 school service officer full time equivalents from January 1996 that will result in up to 500 support staff being cut from essential support work in schools; and

(d) the Minister’s decision to cut a further 100 teachers from areas including the open access college, special interest schools and Aboriginal schools

Debate resumed.

Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.

House divided (No. 1)

 


           Ayes, 11.

 

Mr Atkinson

Hon F T Blevins

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Hon M D Rann

Mrs Rosenberg

Ms Stevens

Ms White

Mr Clarke (Teller)


   Noes, 24.

 

Hon H Allison

Mr Andrew

Hon M H Armitage

Mr Ashenden

Mr D S Baker

Hon S J Baker

Mr Bass

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Caudell

Mrs Hall

Hon G A Ingerson

Mr Kerin

Mr Leggett

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mr Rossi

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Meier (Teller)


 

     So it passed in the negative.

    

18   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 7 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 21 March.

 

19   Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 12.29 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.00 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

20   Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Gaming Machines (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill - Recommending       Message No 11

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 Gaming Machines (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 1996.

     Government House, 15 February 1996                      R F Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

21   Answer to a question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

22   Papers

     The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon D C Brown) -

   EDS vs State of Florida - Court Order

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon S  J Baker) -

   Commissioner for Equal Opportunity - Report, 1994-95

 


By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon J W Olsen) -

      Ministerial Statement - Edmund Wright House and the National Museum

 

By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon E S Ashenden) -

      Corporation of West Torrens - By-laws -

            No 1 - Permits and Penalties

            No 2 - Moveable Signs

            No 3 - Council Land

            No 4 - Inflammable Undergrowth

            No 5 - Animals and Birds

            No 6 - Bees

            No 7 - Dogs

            No 8 - Lodging Houses

            No 9 - Garbage Disposal

            No 10 - Caravans

      District Council - By-laws -

         Mallala - No 2 - Moveable Signs

         Mount Baker -

            No 2 - Permits and Penalties

            No 3 - Moveable Signs

            No 4 - Taxis

            No 5 - Keeping of Dogs

            No 6 - Vehicle Movement

            No 7 - Streets

            No 8 - Parklands

            No 9 - Caravans and Camping

            No 10 - Licensing of Horse and Animal Drawn Vehicles

            No 11 - Keeping of Poultry

            No 12 - Street Traders

            No 13 - S.T.E.D. Scheme

            No 14 - Bees

            No 15 - Keeping of Animals

         Port MacDonnell - No 5 - Creatures.

 

23   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

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

     Questions without notice resumed.

 

24   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

25   Next day of sitting

     The Deputy Premier moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until 19 March at 2.00 p.m..

     Question put and passed.

 

26   Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

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

     The Deputy Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 19 March.

 


27   Witness Protection 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.

 

28   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 4.00 p.m. until Tuesday 19 March at 2.00 p.m.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members except Mr Becker, Mrs Greig and Mr Quirke.

 

     The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

     Division No. 1 -

        Ayes - Mr Quirke.

        Noes - Mr Becker.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY