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                                                                                                        No. 2

 

                      VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                              OF THE

 

                        HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

                                                                                  TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 1991

 

 

 1              Meeting of House

                 The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson)

                      took the Chair and read prayers.

 

 2              Petitions Nos 15 to 21

                 The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for

                      presentation:

 

                 15  Dr Armitage, from 90 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

                      House urge the Government to regulate for the safe disposal or recycling of ozone depleting substances.

 

                 16  Hon. J.L. Cashmore, from 654 residents of South Australia, requesting that

                      the House urge the Government to establish and promote a program for the recycling of all paper waste.

 

                 17  Hon. B.C. Eastick, from 45 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

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

 

                 18  Mr Heron, from 359 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                      urge the Government to retain the Thebarton Primary School on its present site.

 

                 19  Mrs Kotz, from 3 131 residents of South Australia, requesting that the

                      House urge the Government to increase penalties for offenders convicted of child abuse.

 

                 20  Mrs Kotz, from 477 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                      urge the Government to install traffic lights at the intersection of Yatala Vale Road, Golden Grove Road and the Grove Way at Surrey Downs.

 

                 21  Mrs Kotz, from 115 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                      urge the Government to reduce the tax on petrol and devote a larger proportion of the revenue to road funding.


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  3             Papers

                 The following Papers were laid on the Table:

                

                 By the Premier (Hon. J.C. Bannon) -

                      Remuneration Tribunal - Reports relating to -

                           Assistant Supervising Magistrate.

                           Judiciary and Statutory Office Holders.

 

                 By the Treasurer (Hon. J.C. Bannon) -

                      Lottery and Gaming Act 1936 - Regulation - Exemption (Amendment).

 

                 By the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                      Statistical Returns -

                           General Election - 25 November 1989.

                           By-election - June 1990.

                           Referendum - May 1991.

                      Classification of Publications Act 1974 - Regulation - Prevention of Child Abuse.

 

                 By the Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                      Metropolitan Taxi-Cab Act, 1956 - Applications to Lease.

                      Road Traffic Act 1961 - Regulation - Traffic Prohibition - Woodville.

 

                 By the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                      Planning Act 1982 - Crown Development Report on Proposed Division of

                       Rural Land by a Government Agency.

 

                 By the Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                      Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal - Report, 1990-91.

 

  4             Public Accounts Committee - Report

                 Mr Hamilton brought up the Sixty-fourth Report of the Public Accounts

                      Committee containing the Treasurer's Minutes and Other Comments of the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-eighth and Forty-fifth Reports.

                 Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 140).

                

  5             Questions

                 Questions without notice were asked.

 

  6             Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                 Standing Orders Committee                          Message No. 1

                 MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has appointed a Standing Orders

                      Committee consisting of the President, the Hon. K.T. Griffin, the Hon. R.I. Lucas, the Hon. C.A. Pickles and the Hon. C.J. Sumner (Attorney-General), with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Standing Orders Committee of the House of Assembly.

                 Legislative Council, 8 August 1991     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT


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                 Printing Committee                                         Message No. 2

                 MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has appointed a Printing Committee

                      consisting of the Hon. H.P.K. Dunn, the Hon. M.S. Feleppa, the Hon. R.J. Ritson, the Hon. R.R. Roberts and the Hon. T.G. Roberts, with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Printing Committee of the House of Assembly.

                 Legislative Council, 8 August 1991     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

  7             Suspension of Standing Orders

                 The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood), without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders

                      be and remain so far suspended as to enable Government Bills and motions to be introduced before the Address in Reply is adopted.

                 Question put and passed, without a dissentient voice, there being present an absolute

                      majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

  8             Geographical Names Bill

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

                      have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the practice of naming geographical places; to repeal the Geographical Names Act 1969; 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 tomorrow.

 

  9             Clean Air (Open Air Burning) Bill

                 The Minister for Environment and Planning, pursuant to order, moved - That she

                      have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Clean Air Act 1984.

                 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 tomorrow.

 

 10            Parliamentary Committees Bill

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

                      for an Act to provide for the establishment of various Parliamentary committees; to define the functions, powers and duties of those committees; to repeal the Public Accounts Committee Act 1972 and the Public Works Standing Committee Act 1927; to amend the Constitution Act 1934, the Industries Development Act 1941, the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 1990, the Planning Act 1982 and the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978; 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 Hon. D.C. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11             Address in Reply

                 Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Address in Reply.

                 Mr Holloway moved - That the following Address in Reply to Her Excellency's

                      Opening Speech be adopted:

 

 

 

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             To Her Excellency, Dame Roma Mitchell, Companion of the Order of Australia, Dame

                 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Governor in and over the State of South Australia and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia:

 

                 May It Please Your Excellency -

                 1.  We, the Members of the House of Assembly, express our thanks for the Speech with which Your Excellency was pleased to open Parliament.

                 2.  We assure Your Excellency that we will give our best attention to the matters placed before us.

                 3.  We earnestly join in Your Excellency's prayer for the Divine blessing on the proceedings of the Session.

                 Debate ensued.

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

                

12             Adjournment

                 The Minister of Labour moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put and passed.

                 House adjourned at 10.00 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

                                                                   MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 14 August 1991

                 Notices of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister of Fisheries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the

                 Fisheries Act 1982.

 

The Minister for Environment and Planning to move - That this House resolves to recommend to Her

                 Excellency the Governor, that pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966, Section 1278 Out of Hundreds (Copley) be transferred to the Aboriginal Lands Trust; and that a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

 

The Minister for Environment and Planning to move - That this House resolves to recommend to Her

                 Excellency the Governor that, pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966, Sections 160 and 166, Hundred of Wanilla be transferred to the Aboriginal Lands Trust; and that a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto.

 

For Thursday 15 August 1991

                 Notice of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mr Brindal to move - 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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For Thursday 22 August 1991

                 Notices of Motion: Other Business-

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for An Act to repeal the

                 Waterworks (Rating) Amendment Act 1991 and for related purposes.

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - That this House supports the action by the Australian Government

                 over its strong criticism of the United States Government's decision to further undermine the viability of Australian wheat farmers by subsidising that country's wheat exports to China and the Yemen.

 

Mr Oswald to move - That this House calls on the Government to dedicate for its long term

                 recreational and sporting use the land at Noarlunga Centre near Colonnades which was identified in the Report of the Utilisation Working Party established to investigate and report on the establishment of a multi purpose sports complex south of Adelaide, known as the Crowe Report.

 

Mr Holloway to move - That this House notes the strong public support given to the SANFL match

                 between South Adelaide and Norwood played at Bice Oval, Christies Beach on Saturday 3 August 1991 and congratulates the Government and the Minister for initiating discussions with local government, South Adelaide Football Club and the SANFL on the provision of adequate facilities for football in the southern suburbs.

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - 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.

 

Hon. J.P. Trainer to move - That this House congratulates NWS Channel Nine and the South

                 Australian National Football League for acknowledging the social realities of the twentieth century by admitting women to the 1991 Magarey Medal presentation as partners of players attending the counting ceremony.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House calls on the Government to ensure that -

                 (a)     all proclamations involving increases in taxes, charges or penalties be published, in addition to the Government Gazette, in the public notices of at least one daily newspaper within 24 hours of proclamation;

                 (b)     all such proclamations show the amount of the tax, charge or penalty which prevailed prior to the proclamation;  and

                 (c)     each responsible Minister issues a public statement, whenever the rate of increase of a tax, charge or penalty exceeds inflation, explaining that increase.

 

Mr Brindal to move - 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.

 

Mr Matthew to move - That this House condemns the Government for its mishandling of the recent

                 train dispute, in particular, its failure to intervene and negotiate a satisfactory resolution in a short period of time and further condemns the Government for removing basic commuter services thus discouraging patronage and leading to possible closures.


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For Thursday 29 August 1991

                 Notices of Motion: Other Business-

 

Mr Quirke to move - That this House condemns moves by the Liberal Party at both the Federal and

                 State levels to bring in a broadbased consumption tax.

 

Mr Matthew to move - 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.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That in the opinion of the House 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.

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - That this House calls on the Federal Government to implement a

                 counter recessionary package aimed at promoting employment and training opportunities, bringing forward major infrastructure programs and expanding initiatives announced in the March Industry Statement.

 

Hon. T.H. Hemmings to move - That this House supports a major strategy to save and revive those

                 Aboriginal languages unique to South Australia that are in danger of being lost unless a comprehensive Aboriginal culture and language program is developed.

 

 

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. T. Chapman.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell                                                                      

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY