No 30

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 21 MARCH 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 3 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 28 March.

 

3    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 6 to 14 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 28 March.

 

4    Public Works Committee - Report - Mile End Railyards Redevelopments - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Twenty-Second Report of the Committee on the Mile End Railyards Redevelopment be noted.

Debate ensued.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 

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

        Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Oswald - That the Twentieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Kangaroo Island Hospital Redevelopment Proposal, be noted.

     Debate resumed.

     Question put and passed.

 

6    Referendum (Water Supply and Sewerage Systems) Bill

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

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 

7    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Mental Incapacity) 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 Mrs Kotz, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 


8    Adelaide Festival - Motion re

Mr Cummins, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House recognises the brilliant success of the 1996 Telstra Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival and Writers Week and congratulates all associated with these events for their outstanding efforts in reaffirming Adelaide as the premier festival State and world festival leader and in particular, this House acknowledges the role of Barry Kosky as Artistic Director and the acclaim received for the programs offered by him.

 

9    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.

 

10   Adelaide Festival - Motion re

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

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 

11   The Parks High School - Motion re

Mr De Laine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House -

(a)   condemns the decision by the Minister for Education and Children’s Services to close The Parks High School at the end of 1996 without any prior consultation with the school community on the findings of the 1995 review into the school;

(b)   condemns the Minister for the way in which the school was advised of the decision and the inadequacy of the six sentence notice given to parents and caregivers, the timing of the notification on a Friday  afternoon to minimise debate and the total lack of adequate counselling and support for students, staff and caregivers; and

(c)   calls on the Minister to reverse his decision and consult with the School community on how the future of the School can be secured.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Bass, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 

12   Federal Cabinet - Motion re

Mr Scalzi, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Prime Minister Howard for his recent election victory and for his impeccable judgement in choosing four  South Australians to serve in his Cabinet.

Debate ensued.

Mr Clarke moved to amend the motion by leaving out all the words after “victory” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “and his mandate to continue the former Labor Governments policies.”

Debate continued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Brokenshire, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 

13   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 28 March.

 

14   Austudy - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Penfold - That this House condemns the Federal Government for the lack of equity in the Austudy allowance provisions for country students.

     Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 28 March.

 


15   Messages from the Governor

     The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

     Motor Vehicles (Miscellaneous No 2) Amendment 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 Motor Vehicles (Miscellaneous No 2) Amendment Bill 1996.

     Government House, 21 March 1996                   R F Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

     South Australian Meat Corporation (Sale of Assets)

        Amendment 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 South Australian Meat Corporation (Sale of Assets) Amendment Bill 1996.

     Government House, 21 March 1996                   R F Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

16   Petition No 81

     The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

81 Ms Stevens, from 211 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to allocate more resources to the northern suburbs, in particular financial counselling, emergency relief, quality housing, special education teacher, paediatric speech therapists and family support services.

 

17   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

 

18   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

19   Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Tribunals) Bill        Message No 74

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989, the Soil Conservation and Land Care Act 1989, the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service Act 1936 and the Tobacco Products (Licensing) Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 20 March 1996                H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

     Ordered - That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday 26 March.

 

     Travel Agents (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill            Message No 75

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Travel Agents Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 21 March 1996                H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 26 March.

 

    
     Wills (Wills for Persons Lacking Testamentary Capacity)  Amendment Bill   Message No 76

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative  Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Wills Act 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 21 March 1996                H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Bill read a first time.

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

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 26 March.

 

 

 

20   Public and Environmental Health (Notification of Diseases) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

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 Stevens, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 26 March.

 

21   Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration 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 7 agreed to.

                        Clause No 8 amended and agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 9 to 55 agreed to.

                        Schedules Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

Mr Bass reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22   Liquor Licensing (Disciplinary Action) 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.

     Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

23   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 4.07 pm until Tuesday 26 March at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Tuesday 26 March 1996

      Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Emergency Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Country Fires Act 1989.

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     Present during the day - All Members except Hon H Allison, Hon M H Armitage, Mr Atkinson and     Mr Lewis .

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY