VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 1992
1 Meeting of House
The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the
Chair and read prayers.
2 Petition No. 103
The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:
103 Mr Hamilton, from 62 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reduce waiting lists at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
3 Answers to questions
Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.
The following Paper was laid on the Table:
By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -
Commissioner for Public Employment - Report, 1991-92.
5 Suspension of Standing Orders
Hon. D.C. Brown, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion without notice, forthwith.
Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.
Suspension of Standing Order 112
The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), without notice, moved - That Standing Order 112 be so far suspended as to enable the Members for Kavel and Ross Smith to speak to the motion for an unlimited time.
Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute
majority of the whole number of Members of the House.
Limitation of debate
The Deputy Premier moved - That the time allotted for this motion be until midnight.
Question put and passed.
No confidence in Government - Motion re
Hon. D.C. Brown then moved - That this House no longer has any confidence in the
Labor Government because the evidence given to the State Bank Royal Commission and the report of the Commissioner on his first term of reference has established the guilt of the Government, collectively, in -
(a) repeatedly misleading this House about the Government's knowledge of the performance of the State Bank and other important issues associated with the Bank, including the collusion of the present Premier in the misleading statements of his predecessor;
(b) encouraging the Bank to undertake high risk growth which contributed materially to its massive losses;
(c) breaching the State Bank Act;
(d) its use of the State Bank as a `cash cow' for Government expenditure;
(e) its failure to act on repeated warnings about the operations and performance of the State Bank which exposed taxpayers to huge losses as the ultimate guarantors of the Bank;
(f) manipulating the home loan interest rates of the Bank for political gain at three elections;
and the House further calls on the Government to accept the principle of collective responsibility for these grave derelictions of responsibility and public duty, and resign forthwith.
6 Message from the Legislative Council
The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:
Parliamentary Committees (Publication of Reports)
Amendment Bill Message No. 49
MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.
Legislative Council, 17 November 1992 G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT
Bill read a first time.
Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.
7 No Confidence in Government - Motion re
Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Message) resumed.
8 Extension of time for adjournment
The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.
Question put and passed.
9 No Confidence in Government - Motion re
Debate (interrupted by foregoing motion) resumed.
House divided (No. 1):
Ayes, 23. Noes, 23.
Hon. H. Allison
Hon. P.B. Arnold
Mr D.S. Baker
Mr S.J. Baker
Hon. J.L. Cashmore
Hon. B.C. Eastick
Mr S.G. Evans
Hon. D.C. Wotton
Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)
Hon. J.C. Bannon
Hon. F.T. Blevins
Hon. G.J. Crafter
Mr De Laine
Hon. M.J. Evans
Hon. R.J. Gregory
Hon. T.R. Groom
Hon. T.H. Hemmings
Hon. D.J. Hopgood
Hon. J.H.C. Klunder
Hon. S.M. Lenehan
Hon. M.K. Mayes
Hon. M.D. Rann
Hon. J.P. Trainer
Hon. L.M.F. Arnold (Teller)
The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes because the former Treasurer had adhered to the convention of Ministerial responsibility and resigned from his portfolios.
So it passed in the negative.
House adjourned at 12.04 a.m. until today at 10.30 a.m.
Present during the day - All the Members.
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY