No 28

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 4 MAY 2000

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the             Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 1 to 3 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 5 to 20 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

4       Native Vegetation Act – Regulations – Motion for disallowance

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hill - That the Regulations under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 relating to exemptions, made on 16 December and laid on the Table of this House on 28 March, be disallowed.

         Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 May.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 2 and 3 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

6       Gaming Machines (Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 May.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately – That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations Nos 5 to 8 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

8       City of Adelaide (Development Within Park Lands) 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 Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 May.

 


9       Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial – Report – Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith – That the Report of the Select Committee on a Heroin Rehabilitation Trial be noted.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 May.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 11 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

 

11      Rescue of Doctel Rager Crew - Motion re

Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates and praises the excellent work of emergency services personnel including the South Australian Ambulance Service, Police, Helicopter Pilots, Australian Search and Rescue, Special Operations and all other personnel who assisted in rescuing the crew of the yacht “Doctel Rager” which capsized off Southern Yorke Peninsula on Friday 31 March.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 be postponed until Thursday 25 May.

 

13      Regional Festival Program - Motion re

Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates organisers of the Telstra 2000 Adelaide Festival for their initiative in establishing the Regional Festival Program in conjunction with the Country Arts Trust SA, Australian Major Events and The Australia Council and applauds the success of the program in attracting tourists and media attention to regional South Australia and in expanding the reach of the Festival to country areas.

         Debate ensued.

 

14      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.

 

15      Regional Festival Program - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 4 to 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 7.

 

17      Modbury Pubic Hospital - Motion re

Ms Rankine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to immediately undertake a thorough, comprehensive and independent investigation and assessment into patient care at the privatised Modbury Public Hospital and that the results of this investigation be reported in full to this House as a matter of urgency.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 May.

 

18      Karcultaby Area School – National Landcare Garden Award - Motion re

      Mrs Penfold, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the years 5, 6 and 7 students of the Karcultaby Area School on winning the National Landcare Garden Award.

         Question put and passed.

 

19      Clipsal 500 Adelaide and Davis Cup Tie - Motion re

      Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move – That this House

 

      (a)  congratulates the staff of the South Australian Motor Sport Board, officials, sponsors and volunteers for their role in the extremely successful Clipsal 500 Adelaide;

      (b)  congratulates Tennis SA, the organisers and volunteers of Adelaide’s successful Davis Cup tie;

      (c)  thanks the South Australian public and media for their overwhelming support of both events; and

      (d)  acknowledges the many economic and social benefits such major events bring our State.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Hamilton-Smith, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 25 May.

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20      Petitions Nos 103 to 112

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

 

103  Mrs Penfold, from 514 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to uphold its undertaking to offer all shacks in Coffin Bay freehold status.

 

104 to 107   Hon G M Gunn, Mr Hanna, Mrs Penfold and Ms Stevens, from 123 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House strengthen the law in relation to prostitution and ban prostitution related advertising.

 

108 to 112   Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon M R Buckby), Minister for Tourism (Hon J L Hall), Mrs Penfold, Messrs Venning and Williams, from 4,603 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ensure government funding of public libraries is maintained.

 

21      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

22      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

               By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services –

                     Ministerial Statement – Lease of Optima Energy.

 

23      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

24      Next day of sitting

         The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 23 May at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.


25      South Australian Ports (Disposal of Maritime Assets) Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the disposal of assets of the South Australian Ports Corporation; to provide for the repeal of the South Australian Ports Corporation Act 1994; 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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 23 May.

 

26      Maritime Services (Access) Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for access to South Australian ports and maritime services on fair commercial terms; to provide for price regulation of essential maritime services; to amend the South Australian Ports (Bulk Handling Facilities) Act 1996; 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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 23 May.

 

27      Harbors and Navigation (Control of Harbors) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993.

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 Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 23 May.

 

28      Road Traffic (Red Light Camera Offences) Amendment Bill

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

The Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 23 May.

 

29      Boxing and Martial Arts 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 to 22 agreed to.

                                                Schedule 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 without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.


30      Mining (Royalty) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendment of the Legislative Council in this Bill.

 

In Committee

         Resolved – That the amendment be agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

31      Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Standing Committee Reports set down for Wednesday 24 May 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.

 

32      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Standing Committee Reports No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

33      Public Works Committee - Report – Regency Hotel School – Stages Two and Three, Regency Campus Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Sixteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Regency Hotel School – Stages Two and Three, Regency Campus Redevelopment be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

34      Public Works Committee - Report – Pelican Point Power Station Transmission Connection Corridor- Motion to note

         Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Seventeenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Pelican Point Power Station Transmission Connection Corridor be noted.

Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 31 May.

 

35      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

36      Public Works Committee – Report – Forensic Science Centre Refurbishment - Motion to note

         Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved – That the One Hundred and Eighteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Forensic Science Centre Refurbishment be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.


 

37      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (BHP Indentures) Bill                                Message No 50

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Indenture Act 1937 and the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture Act 1958, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 4 May 2000                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Statutes Amendment (Extension of Native Title Sunset Clauses) Bill

                                                                                                            Message No 51

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971 and the Opal Mining Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 4 May 2000                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered – That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday 23 May.

 

         Corporations (South Australia)(Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                                                                                                            Message No 52

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Corporations (South Australia) Act 1999, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 4 May 2000                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered – That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday 23 May.

 

38      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 5.13 pm until Tuesday 23 May at 2.00 pm.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Ms White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY