No 30

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 2002

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Commonwealth Games Athletes - Motion re

Hon DC Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House congratulates the outstanding achievements of the Australian athletes, whose participation in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Manchester exceeded all expectations, winning a record number of medals in this world class event and in particular, acknowledge our ‘home town’ South Australian athletes and recognising their talents and skills which has made all South Australian’s proud.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 2 be postponed until Thursday 29 August.

 

4       Soccer Federation Festival Cup - Motion re

Hon D C Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Soccer Federation on the tremendous success of the Festival Cup held at Hindmarsh Stadium and acknowledges the efforts of the organisers, sponsors and supporters and in particular, the under 20 year old participants from Australia and countries across the world, who contributed to the success of this inaugural soccer festival.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

5       SANFL Hall of Fame - Motion re

Ms Ciccarello, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House acknowledges the South Australian National Football League for its great initiative in establishing the South Australian Football Hall of Fame and congratulates the 114 inaugural inductees who were chosen.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

6       Member named

The Speaker having yesterday named the Member for Unley (Mr Brindal) required the Member to apologise, pursuant to Standing Orders 137 and 139.

 

Member's explanation

The Honourable Member having made an apology:

Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) moved - That the Member’s explanation and apology be accepted.

Question put and passed.


 

7       World Congress on Information Technology - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon D C Kotz - That this House congratulates the executive committee, members and staff and volunteers of the World Congress on Information Technology on the immense success of the Congress which attracted over 2000 delegates to Adelaide and received international acclaim which acknowledged that South Australia’s presentation of the Congress was the best ever.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

8       Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School Solar Road Race Victory - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Redmond - That this House congratulates Strathalbyn’s Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School on their victory in the USA as the first Australian team to win the 550km International Solar Express Road Race.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Great Australian Cattle Drive - Motion re

         Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move -

That this House congratulates the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Year of the Outback Team on the success of the Great Australian Cattle Drive, and

      (a)  acknowledges the significant economic benefits and goodwill this historic event has generated across the outback regions of South Australia;

      (b)  congratulates the numerous individuals who participated in this event;

      (c)  recognises the valuable international media coverage this State has received for staging this event; and

      (d)  urges the State Government to financially support the concept of a similar biennial event in the future

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Dr McFetridge, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 August.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 4 to 6 be postponed until Thursday 29 August.

 

11      National Centre for Plant Functional Genomics - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House congratulates the University of Adelaide on winning its bid to establish the $35 million National Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the Waite Campus which will lead to significant benefits for Australia’s $8 billion grains industry and provide over 100 jobs in South Australia.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8 be postponed until Thursday 29 August.

 

13      OPUS Theatre Company - Motion re

      Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House congratulates all those involved in the successful launch of the OPUS Theatre Company based at the reinvigorated Noarlunga College Theatre.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

14      Petition No 29

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

 

29   Mr Venning, from 15 residents of South Australia, requesting the House urge the Government to withdraw the Crown Lands (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2002.

 

15      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Response – Inquiry into the South Australian Energy Market by the Economic and Finance Committee, 37th Report.

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) -

      Ministerial Statement - Seasonal Conditions.

 

16      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

17      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

18      Public Finance and Audit (Auditor-General’s Powers) Amendment Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Question put and passed.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Statutes Amendment (Stamp Duties and Other Measures) Bill

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) Act 1999, the First Home Owner Grant Act 2000, the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971, the Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995, the Stamp Duties Act 1923 and the Taxation Administration Act 1996.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

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

         Question put and passed.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20      Select Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms - Motion re

         The Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens), pursuant to notice, moved –

That a Select Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms be appointed to inquire into the following –

      (a)  advice on how (within the established Commonwealth-State regulatory framework) South Australia can assess the impact of GM plant technology from the point of view of human health, environment and market access;

      (b)  identify where the impact of GM plants might be different in South Australia compared with the rest of Australia and other countries, and advise on strategies that South Australia should adopt to address these differences;

      (c)  review the relevant State, national and international reports and inquiries on GM plants and the major issues for South Australia in relation to human health, environmental safety and market access; and

      (d)  advice on the means by which the South Australian community can be consulted and informed and their views consolidated in relation to GM plants.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.


 

Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Hon D C Brown, Ms Breuer, Mr McEwen, Mr Rau and Mr Williams.

Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place and that the Committee report on 18 November 2002.

 

Suspension of Standing Order 339

The Minister for Health , without notice, moved – That Standing Order 339 be and remain so far suspended as to enable the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the House.

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

 

21      Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) 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.

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

 

                                                            Clauses Nos 1 to 10 agreed to.

                                                            New clauses 10A and 10B inserted.

                                                            Clause 11 agreed to.

                                                            Schedule amended and agreed to.

                                                            Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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      Criminal Law Consolidation (Offences of Dishonesty) 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.

 

23      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

24      Criminal Law Consolidation (Offences of Dishonesty) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

 

                                                            Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                            Clause No 4 amended and agreed to

                                                            Clauses Nos 5 to 7 agreed to.

                                                            Clause No 8 amended and agreed to.

                                                            Clauses Nos 9 to 19 agreed to.

                                                            Schedules 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                            Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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.

 

 

25      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Bill          Message No 23

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Bill, without any amendments.

         Legislative Council, 22 August 2002                                        R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

26      Criminal Law Consolidation (Territorial Application of the Criminal Law) 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.

 

27      Law Reform (Delay in Resolution of Personal Injury Claims) 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 4 agreed to.

                                                            Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.


 

28      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.55 pm until Monday at 2.00 pm.

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Present during the day - All Members except Mr Rau.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY