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                                                                                                   No. 30

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                         THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 1991

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Fire Services Rationalisation - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, continued to move - That this House endorses

                    the current constructive moves to rationalise the communications and training facilities

                    of the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and the South Australian Country Fire Service.

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 3             Job Campaign - Motion re

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House supports the "Buy a

                    mate a job" campaign by the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SA Great and Kickstart designed to encourage South Australians to support local jobs and industry by buying Australian made and locally produced items.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ferguson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 4             Port Pirie Harbor - Motion re

                Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House urges the

                    Government to pursue funding sources at Federal Government level for the deepening of the Port Pirie Harbor, given this area's significant role in the production of export income for the State and nation.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until

                    Thursday next.

 

 5             Consumption Tax - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mr Quirke - That this House condemns

                    moves by the Liberal Party at both the Federal and State levels to bring in a broadbased consumption tax.

                Motion resumed.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

6              Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for

                    Thursday next.

 

 

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7              Camden Primary School - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker -

                    That this House commends the Camden Primary School Council on its proposals submitted to the Adelaide Area Directorate relating to the change for the West Torrens Cluster as part of the Primary Schools Review, Western Suburbs and calls on the Minister of Education to reject any decision to amalgamate, transfer or close Camden Primary School.

                Debate resumed.

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings moved to leave out all words after the words "Western Suburbs".

                Debate continued.

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

8              Economic Policies - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That

                    this House condemns the Government for its disregard of the misery caused by its economic policies and financial negligence and demands that it give prime consideration to the future of South Australian business in order to provide jobs.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. B.C. Eastick, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Thursday next.

 

9              Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for

                    Thursday next.

 

10           Hillcrest Hospital - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Dr Armitage - That this

                    House condemns plans to close Hillcrest Hospital in the absence of specific information with regard to factors such as the locations to which long term beds will be transferred, the facilities which will be provided for the care of the mentally ill in the community, and other features necessary for the provision of a first-class mental health service.

                Debate resumed.

                Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.


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                House divided (No. 1):

                      Ayes, 20.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. T. Chapman

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Meier

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Dr Armitage (Teller)

       Noes, 20.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr McKee (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote

                     for the Noes.

                So it passed in the negative.

               

11           Noarlunga Centre Sports Complex - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Oswald - 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 Ministerial Working Party established to investigate and report on the establishment of a multi purpose sports complex south of Adelaide, known as the Crome Report:

                    Which Mr Holloway has moved to amend by leaving out "dedicate for its long term"

                    and inserting in lieu thereof "report on the feasibility of retaining for".

                Debate resumed.     

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

                Question - That the motion, as amended, be agreed to - put.

               

 


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                House divided (No. 2):

                      Ayes, 20.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer (Teller)

        Noes, 20.

Hon. H. Allison

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. T. Chapman

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote

                    for the Ayes.

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

12           School Watch - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings -

                    That this House recognises the valuable role that School Watch plays in deterring vandalism in schools and further this House congratulates those school communities currently involved in the program for their enthusiastic support.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

13           National Highway One Improvements - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hutchison - That

                    this House notes the benefits that will flow on to the rural community with the improvements to National Highway 1; namely the duplication of the Port Wakefield Road from Two Wells to Port Wakefield and the reconstruction work between Port Pirie and Snowtown.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

14           Berri Bridge - Motion re

                          Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. P.B. Arnold -

                          That this House believes that the first priority for a bridge across the River Murray should be at Berri, in accordance with the undertaking of the Tonkin Government in 1981 and condemns the Premier for abandoning this commitment by diverting funds allocated for the Berri bridge to other projects and by committing funds to a bridge

                          between Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island, thus dishonouring his promise made on coming to Government that the next bridge to be built over the River Murray would be at Berri.


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                    Debate resumed.

                    Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be further

                          adjourned until Thursday next.

 

15                Petition No. 154

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

                   

                    154    Mrs Kotz, from 776 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the             Government not to relocate Modbury Domicilary Care to the Lyell McEwin Health                                       Service.

 

16                Papers

                    The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                    By the Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) representing the Treasurer

                          (Hon. J.C. Bannon) -

                          State Bank of South Australia-Report, 1990-91.

 

                    By the Minister of Forests (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) -

                          South Australian Timber Corporation-Report, 1990-91.

 

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 (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill                                         Message No. 40

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932 and the Sewerage Act 1929, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 20 November 1991                      G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                    Motor Vehicles (Historic Vehicles and Disabled Persons

                          Parking) Amendment Bill                              Message No. 41

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, and to make a related amendment to the Stamp Duties Act 1923, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                      G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                    Road Traffic (Safety Helmet Exemption) Amendment Bill                                      Message No. 42

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                      G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

20                Stamp Duties (Assessments and Forms) Amendment Bill

                    Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Stamp

                          Duties (Assessments and Forms) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                    Debate resumed.

                    Question put and passed.

 

                    Bill read a second time.

 

 


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                                                                                            In Committee

                                                   Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No. 4 read.

                    Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 1, lines 26 and 27, to leave out the words "in a

                          manner and form approved by the Commissioner a statement" and insert in lieu thereof the words "a statement in the prescribed form"; and in line 28, after the words "in respect of" insert the words "the use of goods as part of".

                    Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

                    Committee divided (No. 3):

                         Ayes, 20.

               Hon. H. Allison

               Hon. P.B. Arnold

               Mr Becker

               Mr Blacker

               Mr Brindal

               Hon. J.L. Cashmore

               Hon. B.C. Eastick

               Mr S.G. Evans

               Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

               Mr Gunn

               Mr Ingerson

               Mrs Kotz

               Mr Lewis

               Mr Matthew

               Mr Meier

               Mr Oswald

               Mr Such

               Mr Venning

               Hon. D.C. Wotton

               Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

       Noes, 20.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr Ferguson

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

                    Casting Vote

                    The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the                  Noes.

                    So it passed in the negative.

                                                   Clause agreed to.

                                                   Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No. 6 read.

                    Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 2, lines 28 to 31, to leave out subsection (3).

                    Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                                   Clause agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 7 to 17 agreed to.

                                                   Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

                    The House having resumed:

                    Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred

                          to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

 

 

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                    The Minister of Finance (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a third

                          time.

                    Debate ensued.

                    Question put.

                    House divided (No. 4):

                         Ayes, 20.

               Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

               Mr Atkinson

               Hon. G.J. Crafter

               Mr De Laine

               Mr M.J. Evans

               Mr Ferguson

               Mr Groom

               Mr Hamilton

               Hon. T.H. Hemmings

               Mr Heron

               Mr Holloway

               Hon. D.J. Hopgood

               Mrs Hutchison

               Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

               Hon. S.M. Lenehan

               Mr McKee

               Mr Quirke

               Hon. M.D. Rann

               Hon. J.P. Trainer

               Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes, 20.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                    Casting Vote

                    The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote

                          for the Ayes.

                    So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                    Bill read a third time and passed.

 

21                Fisheries (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                    Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Fisheries

                    (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                   Clause No. 12 further considered.

                    Mr Meier moved on page 3, lines 35 to 43, to leave out all words after the word

                          "amended" and insert in lieu thereof new subsections as follow:

                    (a)     by inserting in subsection (1) "with the approval of the Minister, by order published in the Gazette", after "time";

                    (b)     by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

                                    (1a) Where, in the opinion of the Director it is necessary on biological grounds to do so in order to conserve the living resources to which a fishery relates, the Director may, in accordance with this section, impose or vary a condition of a licence in respect of the fishery, notwithstanding that the effect of the condition imposed or as varied is to prevent-

                                    (a)    the taking of one or more species of fish that could otherwise be lawfully taken pursuant to the licence;

 

 

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                                    or

                                    (b)    the use of any device or equipment that could otherwise be lawfully used to take fish pursuant to the licence.;

                    (c)     by inserting "with the approval of the Minister, by order published in the Gazette," in subsection (2) after "time";

                    and

                    (d)     by inserting after subsection (2) the following subsections:

                                    (2a) Before approving the imposition of a condition that has the effect described in subsection (1a)(a) or (b), or the variation of a condition so that it has that effect, the Minister must-

                                    (a)    give the holder of the licence and the prescribed fishing industry body notice in writing setting out the condition to be imposed or the manner in which a condition is to be varied, as the case may be, and the reasons for the proposed action;

                                    and

                                    (b)    not later than 14 days after giving notice, consult or use his or her best endeavours to consult with the holder of the licence and the prescribed fishing industry body in relation to the matter.

                               (2b) In subsection (2a)-

                               "prescribed fishing industry body" means-

                                              (a)     the South Australian Fishing Industry Council;

                                              or

                                              (b)     if the Council ceases to exist, such fishing industry body as is prescribed by regulation for the purposes of this definition.

                                    (2c) Section 10 of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 applies to an order under this section as if the order were a regulation made under this Act.

 

                    Safeguarding amendment

                    Hon. N.T. Peterson having intimated that he intended to move on page 3, line 35 to

                          insert after the word "amended" the following:

                    (a)     by striking out "The" being the first word of subsection (1) and substituting "Subject to subsection (2a), the";

                    (b)     and on line 38, after the word "prevent" to insert "for a specified period", and after line 43 to insert the following:

                    (c)     by striking out "The" being the first word of subsection (2) and substituting "Subject to subsection (2a), the";

                    and

                    (d)     by inserting after subsection (2) the following subsections:

                                    (2a) The Director must not-

                                    (a)    impose a condition that has the effect described in subsection (1a)(a) or (b);

                                    or

                                    (b)    vary a condition so that it has that effect,

                               except with the approval of the Minister.

                                    (2b) Before giving his or her approval under subsection (2a), the Minister must-

                                    (a)    give the holder of the licence and the prescribed fishing industry body notice in writing setting out the condition to be imposed or the manner in which a condition is to be varied, as the case may be, and the reasons for the proposed action;

                                    and

                                    (b)    not later than 14 days after giving notice, consult or use his or her best endeavours to consult with the holder of the licence and the prescribed fishing industry body in relation to the matter.

                   

 

 

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                               (2c) In subsection (2b)-

                                    "prescribed fishing industry body" means-

                                    (a)    the South Australian Fishing Industry Council;

                                    or

                                    (b)    if the Council ceases to exist, such fishing industry body as is prescribed by regulation for the purposes of this definition.

                    Question - That all words after the word "amended" be left out - put.

                    Committee divided (No. 5):

                         Ayes, 19.

               Hon. H. Allison

               Dr Armitage

               Hon. P.B. Arnold

               Mr S.J. Baker

               Mr Becker

               Mr Blacker

               Mr Brindal

               Hon. J.L. Cashmore

               Hon. T. Chapman

               Hon. B.C. Eastick

               Mr Ingerson

               Mrs Kotz

               Mr Lewis

               Mr Matthew

               Mr Oswald

               Mr Such

               Mr Venning

               Hon. D.C. Wotton

               Mr Meier (Teller)

       Noes, 19.

Mr Atkinson

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr Ferguson

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold (Teller)

                    Casting Vote

                    The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote

                           for the Noes.

                    So it passed in the negative.

                    Question - That Hon. N.T. Peterson's amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

                                                   Clause, as amended, agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 13 to 26 agreed to.

                                                   Schedule agreed to.

                                                   Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

                    The House having resumed:

                    Mr M.J. Evans 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                Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                    State Emergency Service (Immunity for Members) Amendment Bill        Message No. 43

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the State Emergency Service Act 1987, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

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                    Superannuation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                       Message No. 44

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                                  Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

                    Page 1, line 14 (clause 2) - Leave out "1 July 1988" and insert "17 January 1991".

                                                                                  C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

                   

                    Ordered - That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

                    Aboriginal Lands Trust (Parliamentary Committee and Business

                          Advisory Panel) Amendment Bill                  Message No. 45

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                    The Flinders University of South Australia

                          (Joint Awards) Amendment Bill                    Message No. 46

                    MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                          titled an Act to amend The Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966, without any amendment.

                    Legislative Council, 21 November 1991                     G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

23                Adjournment

                    House adjourned at 6.00 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                          

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. J.C. Bannon and

                    Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

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

                   

                    Division No. 1 -

                          Ayes -   Messrs D.S. Baker, Matthews, Such.

                          Noes -    Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

                    Division No. 2 -

                          Ayes -   Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                          Noes -    Dr Armitage, Messrs D.S. Baker, Gunn.

 

                    Division No. 3 -         

                          Ayes -   Dr Armitage, Mr D.S. Baker, Hon. T. Chapman.                                                    

                          Noes -    Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                    Division No. 4 -

                          Ayes -   Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                          Noes -    Mr D.S. Baker, Hon. T. Chapman, Mr Oswald.

 

                    Division No. 5 -

                          Ayes -   Messrs D.S. Baker, S.G. Evans, Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy, Mr Gunn.

                          Noes -    Hon. J.C. Bannon, Hon. F.T. Blevins, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY