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No.30

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER 1990

 

 

1          Meeting of House

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

 

2          Suspension of Standing Orders ‑ Conference

The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), without notice, moved ‑ That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the sitting of the House to be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Wilpena Station Tourist Facility Bill.

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

 

3          Carpenter Rocks Harbor ‑ Motion re

Hon. H. Allison, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House urges the Government to finalise the plans for design construction of improved harbour and jetty facilities at Carpenter Rocks and to commence work as soon as possible on this long deferred project.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

4          Finger Point Sewage Treatment ‑ Motion re

Hon. H. Allison, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House urges the Government give urgent consideration to the expansion of sewage treatment facilities at Finger Point in view of the fact that access to sewage disposal via Finger Point has been denied both to existing industry and to new industry wishing to establish in the South East thereby restricting the development potential of the district.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison. by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

5          Glenelg Area Crime Problems ‑ Motion re

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House concurs with the public statements expressed by the Glenelg Council at the alarming increase in vandalism, graffiti, house breaking, vehicle theft, consumption of alcohol in "dry" areas and associated illegal activities taking place in the Glenelg area which is becoming extremely disturbing to the local community and visitors to the area, and calls on the Government to increase law enforcement by increased policing of the region and by the insistence on realistic penalties in the Courts.


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Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Ferguson, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

6          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 4 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 6 December.

 

7          Emergency Services Volunteers ‑ Motion re

Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House urges the Government to more actively support the ethos of volunteering in Emergency Services, to ensure the genuine participation of bodies representing the volunteer in the decision making process and to provide essential equipment and appropriate training necessary to enable their duties to be carried out effectively.

Ordered, on motion of Dr Armitage, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

8          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ separately ‑ That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 6 to 17 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 6 December.

 

9          Privacy ‑ Motion for Select Committee

Mr Groom, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That a Select Committee be established to consider deficiencies or otherwise in the laws relating to privacy and in particular ‑

(a)   to consider the terms of a draft Bill prepared by the Parliamentary Counsel on the instructions of the Member for Hartley entitled "an Act to create a right of privacy and to provide a right of action for an infringement of that right; and for other purposes";

(b)   to examine and make recommendations about specific areas where citizens need protection against invasions of privacy;  and

(c)   to propose practical means of providing protection against invasions of privacy.

Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 6 December.

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 13 December.

 

11       Tea Tree Gully Police Establishment ‑ Motion  re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mrs Kotz ‑ That the House urges the Government to immediately review the current establishment for Police personnel in the Police sub‑division of Tea Tree Gully with a view to updating what is effectively outdated establishment numbers for the purpose of improving Police protection of the community within the district of the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Motion resumed.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann), that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.


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12       Federal Government Economics Policies ‑ Motion re

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

(a)   views with alarm the dramatic deterioration in the rural economy, the cost pressures bankrupting small businesses, the inflated Australian dollar destroying export potential and the decline in domestic demand impacting on manufacturing and commercial enterprises which collectively are contributing to a severe recession in this State and nation;

(b)   condemns the Federal Government, and in particular Prime Minister Hawke and Treasurer Keating, for the high interest rate, high inflation, high external debt and high Australian dollar policies being pursued;  and

(c)   calls on the Federal Government to radically change its policies to reverse the downward economic trend, or resign.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

13       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 13 December.

 

14       Morgan/Burra/Spalding Road ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning ‑ That this House condemns the failure of successive Governments to upgrade the Morgan/Burra/Spalding Road to a standard commensurate with its economic and social importance to the State.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. B.C. Eastick, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

15       Mount Lofty Ranges Supplementary Development Plan ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.G. Evans ‑ That in the opinion of this House, the Mount Lofty Ranges Supplementary Development Plan, gazetted for interim operation on 14 September 1990, should be withdrawn.

Debate resumed.

Question put and negatived.

 

16       Australian Economy ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Meier ‑ That this House congratulates Senator Walsh for his remarks in stating that the Prime Minister "needs a spine transplant" and congratulates Senator Button for predicting the inevitability of hard times ahead for Australia and no improvement in living standards and condemns both the Federal and State Governments for the way they have handled the economy during the past eight years and in particular for the way they have treated the agricultural and rural industry in general.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 13 December.


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17       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 8 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 13 December.

 

18       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 6 December.

 

19       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No.10 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 13 December.

 

20       Homesure Interest Relief Bill

Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Homesure Interest Relief Bill.

Mr Brindal proceeding to move ‑ That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Brindal, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 13 December.

 

21       Messages from the Governor

The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

Building Societies Bill ‑ Recommending                                                           Message No.18

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 Building Societies Bill, 1990.

Government House, Adelaide, 22 November 1990                                             D.B. Dunstan, GOVERNOR

 

Corporations (South Australia) Bill ‑ Recommending                                   Message No.19

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 Corporations (South Australia) Bill, 1990.

Government House, Adelaide, 22 November 1990                                             D.B. Dunstan, GOVERNOR

 

22       Petition No. 69

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

 

69    Mr Lewis, from 59 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to supervise and accept responsibility for the proposed Canaan Homes Development.

 

23       Answer to a question

        An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

24       Conference ‑ Wilpena Station Tourist Facility Bill

The Minister for Environment and Planning reported as follows:

I have to report that the Managers have been at the Conference on the Wilpena Station Tourist Facility Bill, which was managed on the part of the Legislative Council by the Minister of Tourism (Hon. B. J. Wiese), Hon. M.J. Elliott, Hon. K.T. Griffin, Hon. R.I. Lucas and Hon. R.R. Roberts and we there delivered the Bill, together with the Resolution adopted by this House, and thereupon the Managers for the two Houses conferred together and it was agreed that we should recommend to our respective Houses that ‑


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As to Amendments Nos 1 to 7:

        That the House of Assembly do not further insist on its disagreement to these amendments.

As to Amendment No. 8:

        That the Legislative Council do not further insist on its amendment.

As to Amendment No. 9:

        That the Legislative Council amend its amendment by:‑

        Leaving out paragraph (b) and inserting the following paragraph:‑

"(b) in relation to an increase in the capacity of the facility referred to in section 3(6) ‑

(i)    the Minister has increased the capacity under that subsection and the provisions of sections 3(7) have been complied with;

        and

         (ii)  neither House of Parliament has disallowed the increase pursuant to section 3(8a)."

        And make the following consequential amendment to the Bill:‑

        Clause 3, page 3, line 42 ‑ Leave out paragraph (a).

        Page 4 ‑ After line 6 insert new subclause as follows:‑

        "(8a)       The Minister must cause a copy of a notice referred to in subsection (6) to be laid before both Houses of Parliament as soon as practicable after the original was published in the Gazette and either House may disallow the increase in the capacity of the facility provided for by the notice within nine sitting days after the copy of the notice was laid before the House."

        And that the House of Assembly agree thereto.

As to Amendment No.10:

        That the Legislative Council do not further insist on its amendment.

 

25       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

26       Next day of sitting

The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved ‑ That the House at it rising adjourn until Tuesday 4 December at 2.00 p.m.

        Question put and passed.

 

27       Wrongs Act Amendment Bill (No. 2)

The Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter), pursuant to notice, moved ‑  That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Wrongs Act, 1936.

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 Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until  Tuesday 4 December.

 

28       Statutes Amendment (Water Resources) Bill

The Minister of Water Resources (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), pursuant to notice,  moved ‑ That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Irrigation Act, 1930; the Local Government Act, 1934; the Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act, 1987; the Public and Environment Health Act, 1987; and the Waterworks Act, 1932.

Question put and passed.

 


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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 Tuesday 4 December.

 

29       Roads (Opening and Closing) Bill

The Minister for Environment and Planning, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the opening and closing of roads; to repeal the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act, 1932; to amend the Highways Act, 1926; 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 Tuesday 4 December.

 

30       Land Acquisition Act Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Land Acquisition Act   Amendment Bill.

The Minister of Education moved ‑ That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 4 December.

 

31       Fences Act Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Fences Act Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

By leave, the House proceeded to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

32       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Wilpena Station Tourist Facility Bill                                                 Message No.38

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council having considered the recommendations from the Conference on the Wilpena Station Tourist Facility Bill has agreed to the same.  The Bill is returned herewith.

Legislative Council, 22 November 1990                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered ‑ That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith

 

In Committee

Resolved ‑ That the recommendations be agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the recommendations of the Conference referred to it and had agreed to the same.


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33       Aboriginal Lands Trust ‑ Lands North out of hundreds, Town of Oodnadatta ‑  Resolution re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Environment and Planning ‑ That this House resolves to recommend to His Excellency the Governor that, pursuant to section 16 (1) of the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act, 1966, allotments 93, 97 and 98, Town of Oodnadatta, North out of Hundreds, out of Counties 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.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

34       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Stock Bill                                                                                                                 Message No.39

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to prevent or control disease and residues in stock and stock products and to provide for the regulation of the artificial breeding of stock; to repeal the Stock Diseases Act, 1934; to make consequential amendments to the Cattle Compensation Act, 1939, the Foot and Mouth Disease Eradication Fund Act, 1958, and the Swine Compensation Act, 1936; and for other purposes, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 22 November 1990                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

35       Adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Planning moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 4.55 p.m. until Tuesday 4 December at 2.00 p.m.

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

Contingently on the Wrongs Act Amendment Bill (No.2) being read a second time, the Minister of Education to move ‑ That this Bill be referred to a Select Committee with the following terms of reference:

(a)   The Wrongs Act Amendment Bill (No.2);

(b)   measures whereby parents and guardians can be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage caused by children for whom they are responsible and in particular:

        (i)    under what conditions parents and guardians should be held responsible,

        and

        (ii)   what form such responsibility should take.

 

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Hon. J.H.C. Klunder and Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY