No 28

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 3 APRIL 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       Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

         Assent to Bill                                                                               Message No 18

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Act has been assented to during the present Session, viz. –

No 3 of 2001      An Act to amend the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act 1997

         Government House, 3 April 2001                                                E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

3       Petitions Nos 94 to 96

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

 

94   Hon M D Rann, from 107 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House prohibit the establishment of a national intermediate or high level radio active waste storage facility in South Australia.

 

95   Mr Hanna, from 60 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.

 

96   Ms Key, from 964 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House amend the Equal Opportunity Act to include mental illness as grounds for discrimination.

 

4       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 12, 14, 44, 55, 56, 58 and 72 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Act – Regulations – Access Provisions

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Development Act – Regulations – System Improvement Program

 


By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon M R Buckby) –

      Public Corporations Act – Regulations –

            Corporation Dissolution

            Dissolution of RESI

            Transfer of Assets - Masters Games

 

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

      Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium – Report, 1999-2000

      Ministerial Statement – Inter-Agency Code of Conduct for Child Abuse and Agency Training Course.

 

6       Economic and Finance Committee - Report- Special Report on the Le Mans Motor Car Race

Hon G M Gunn brought up the Thirty-Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee being a Special Report on the Le Mans Motor Car Race.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 211).

 

7       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Select Committee on DETE Funded Schools - Leave to sit

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin), by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on DETE Funded Schools have leave to sit during the sitting of the House this week.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Select Committee on the Murray River - Leave to sit

The Deputy Premier, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on the Murray River have leave to sit during the sitting of the House  today.

Question put and passed.

 

11      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Youth Court (Judicial Tenure) Amendment Bill                          Message No 51

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Youth Court Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 29 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 


         Expiation of Offences (Trifling Offences) Amendment Bill          Message No 52

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1996, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 29 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Environment and Heritage moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

         Sandalwood Act Repeal Bill                                                       Message No 53

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to repeal the Sandalwood Act 1930, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 29 March 2001                                             J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

12      Software Centre Inquiry (Powers and Immunities) Bill

The Premier, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to facilitate the Second Software Centre Inquiry by conferring evidentiary powers and immunities; and for other purpose.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.

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

 

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

         Debate ensued

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 5 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 6 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 an amendment.

 

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

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.


13      Community Titles (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.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 1 agreed to.

                                                New Clause No 1A inserted.

                                                Clauses Nos 2 to 7 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Williams reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

14      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Lake Eyre Basin (Intergovernmental Agreement) Bill                 Message No 54

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to ratify and approve the Lake Eyre Basin intergovernmental Agreement; and for other purposes, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 3 April 2001                                                 J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

15      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Environment and Heritage, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Other Motions set down for Thursday 5 April 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.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2.

 

17      Maralinga Lands - Motion re

Mr Hill, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House –

(a)     expresses its concerns over the clean up of radioactive waste on the Maralinga Lands;

(b)     calls on Senator Nick Minchin to release publicly all documents relevant to the clean up; and

(c)     calls for the Federal Government to arrange for an independent assessment of the clean up.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 17 May.

 

18      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions No 1 and 3 to 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 10.

 

 

 


19      Anzac Day Commemoration in Schools - Motion re

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests the Department of Education, Training and Employment, the Catholic Schools Commission and all independent schools to ensure that all schools commemorate Anzac Day with a range of educational activities prior to Anzac Day, given that Anzac Day falls within the school holidays.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

20      Adjournment

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Thursday 5 April 2001

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bill/Committees/Regulations

 

Hon R B Such to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Young Offenders Act 1993.

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Hon D C Wotton to move – That this House requests the Government to urgently look at the issues surrounding the effects of drugs on driving and to provide further information on this subject as a matter of urgency.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY