No. 31

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                         THURSDAY 19 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             Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be                            Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

 3             Legislative Review Committee - Minutes of Evidence

                 Mr McKee brought up the Minutes of Evidence given before the Legislative Review                          Committee relating to the Courts Administration Bill.

                Minutes received.

 

 4             Economic and Finance Committee - Report

                Mr Quirke brought up the Fourth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Inquiry into the Accounting Concepts and Issues Involved in Revaluation of Growing Timber by the Woods and Forests Department (Paper No. 176).

                Report received.

                Ordered - That consideration of the Report be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 10                         February 1993.

 

 5             TAB - Motion re

                Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House expresses its concern at the failure of the Government to provide a response to a question from the Member for Morphett asked during the Estimates Committees on 24 September 1992 into the decrease in profit incurred during the 1991-92 financial year in the operations of the TAB and requests the Economic and Finance Committee to enquire into the following matters:

                    (a) the reason why the TAB increase in profit on operations of 28% in 1987-88 on a turnover of $316 million has deteriorated each year to the extent that profit on operations has now decreased by 5% in 1991-92 on a turnover of $496 million;

                    (b)     the cause of the reversal and identification of those areas of TAB administration which have eroded the earlier profit base;

                    (c) the negative implications of this 5% decrease in profit on operations on Government revenue both in the past financial year and in the future;

                    (d)     the impact that this decrease will have on future distribution of profits to the three racing codes; and

                    (e) any other matters of a financial nature which the Committee may deem appropriate.

                Debate ensued.

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

 

 

 6             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 2 to 9 be                        Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

 7             Select Committee on Bushfire Protection and Suppression Measures

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Bushfire Protection and Suppression Measures be extended until Wednesday next.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Select Committee on the Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying

                Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying to be brought up.

                Hon. D.J. Hopgood brought up the Report (Paper No. 175), together with Minutes of                           Proceedings and Evidence.

                Ordered - That the Report be received.

                Hon. D.J. Hopgood moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                               next.

 

 9             Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education

                Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the Report of the Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education.

                Mr Atkinson moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee                       on Primary and Secondary Education be extended until Wednesday next.

 

10           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 4 to 6 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

11           Select Committee on Rural Finance - Motion to note

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Report of the Select Committee on                           Rural Finance.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                      next.

 

12           Tourist Industry - GST Effect - Motion re

                Hon. J.C. Bannon, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, recognising the adverse effect that a goods and services tax will have on the tourist industry, supports the industry in its rejection of any proposals to impose such a tax in Australia.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

13           Water Quality Research - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House strongly supports the establishment in South Australia of a Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality Research to provide solutions to major water quality problems through the conduct of strategic and applied research, to develop innovative treatment processes to meet the needs of the Australian community and the water industry and provide a platform for this technology to benefit Australian industry internationally.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14           Brighton and Mawson High Schools Amalgamation - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House rejects the proposal to amalgamate Brighton and Mawson High Schools, recognises the need to build on the success already achieved at both schools through academic excellence and Brighton's specialist music program and recognises the need to develop Mawson High as a specialist school with a focus on technology.

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

 

15           Adelaide Airport Curfew - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That this House reaffirms its decision of 22 March 1978 when it carried the following motion moved by the then Member for Morphett, now the Minister of Primary Industries, "That this House commends the State Government for continually refusing to permit extensions of the Adelaide Airport beyond its present boundaries and for its insistence that the present flying time curfew be retained and obeyed".

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Holloway moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after "House" and                         inserting in lieu thereof the following:

                    "(a)    notes the State Government's approach of favouring initiatives that lead to improved air access to Adelaide and enhance the State's economic development prospects, provided that public sensitivities to operations at Adelaide Airport are properly taken into account;

                    (b)     calls upon the appropriate authorities to ensure the noise reduction measures accompanying the dispensation for Qantas to operate within the curfew at Adelaide Airport are closely monitored and extension of this dispensation beyond 1993 occur only if unreasonable noise pollution problems have not occurred; and

                    (c) calls upon the Adelaide Airport Consultative Committee to consider and make recommendations to the Federal Airports Corporation and the Federal Government enforcing the Airport's noise-abatement procedures and encouraging the maximum use of low-noise certified aircraft."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, by leave, that the debate be adjourned and resumed                   on motion.

 

16           Petitions Nos 104 and 105

                The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for presentation:

 

                104    Mr Blacker, from 5 212 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support the retention of the Management Plan for the Lincoln National Park.

 

                105    Mr Heron, from 260 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to prevent the devolution of responsibility from the Education Department to school councils.

 

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           Adelaide Airport Curfew - Motion re

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker - That this House reaffirms its decision of 22 March 1978 when it carried the following motion moved by the then Member for Morphett, now the Minister of Primary Industries, "That this House commends the State Government for continually refusing to permit extensions of the Adelaide Airport beyond its present boundaries and for its insistence that the present flying time curfew be retained and obeyed".

                Which Mr Holloway has moved to amend by leaving out all words after "House" and                         inserting in lieu thereof the following:

                    "(a)    notes the State Government's approach of favouring initiatives that lead to improved air access to Adelaide and enhance the State's economic development prospects, provided that public sensitivities to operations at Adelaide Airport are properly taken into account;

                    (b)     calls upon the appropriate authorities to ensure the noise reduction measures accompanying the dispensation for Qantas to operate within the curfew at Adelaide Airport are closely monitored and extension of this dispensation beyond 1993 occur only if unreasonable noise pollution problems have not occurred; and

                    (c) calls upon the Adelaide Airport Consultative Committee to consider and make recommendations to the Federal Airports Corporation and the Federal Government enforcing the Airport's noise-abatement procedures and encouraging the maximum use of low-noise certified aircraft" - be now resumed.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

20           Non-Government Service Agencies Funding - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House calls on the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to advise the Parliament about specific representation he is making to his Federal colleagues to have overturned a proposal to change from quarterly to monthly funding for non-Government community service agencies in view of grave concerns held by these agencies that services will be dramatically affected by these changes.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

21           Poker Machines - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Lewis - That this House urges the Government to establish regulations which require licencees of premises in which poker machines and other electronic gaming machines are installed for public use, to ensure that the people who play them are not at risk of losing their family's housekeeping money or becoming bankrupt, and which require the licencee, if that happens, to -

                    (a) refund sufficient money of the player's losses to prevent his/her family becoming dependent on tax payers through the welfare system;  and

                    (b)     pay an equal sum as a fine into a fund used to research the adverse consequences of gambling and assist in ameliorating its effects in the community.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Brindal, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

22           State Bank Group Asset Management Division - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House views with concern -

                    (a) the actions of the State Bank in the management of its non-performing loans;

                    (b)     the composition of the GAMD Board; and

                    (c) the potential for further significant losses to be sustained by the GAMD;

 

 

                    and therefore calls on the Treasurer to -

                    (i)  reconsider the composition of the GAMD Board to ensure that it contains people with proven track records in banking and management of businesses in receivership; and

                    (ii) provide quarterly financial statements, audited by the Auditor-General, to the Parliament on the operations of the GAMD.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

23           Mt Barker Road - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House calls on the Minister of Transport Development to advise the Parliament what immediate action the Government is going to take to alleviate significant problems on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway due to hazardous driving conditions as a result of fuel spillages and considerable delays as a result of accidents and breakdowns involving heavy vehicles:

                          Which Mr Holloway has moved to amend by leaving out all words after "House" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "notes those actions already undertaken by the Government and those currently in train to alleviate hazardous driving conditions on the Mt Barker Road between Cross Road and the commencement of the South Eastern Freeway".

                Debate resumed.

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

                House divided (No. 1):

                  Ayes, 19.                                         Noes, 19.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. T.R. Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Mr Holloway (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Olsen

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.

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

 

 

 

 

24           Parliamentary Superannuation (Superannuation Guarantee) Amendment Bill

                The Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to                          introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974.

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

25           Mining (Precious Stones Field Ballots) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Mineral Resources (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That                   he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

                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 Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

26           Parliamentary Committees (Publication of Reports) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the second reading of the Parliamentary Committees (Publication of Reports) Amendment Bill.

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

27           Select Committee on Juvenile Justice

                The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Juvenile Justice be extended until Thursday next.

                Question put and passed.

 

28           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 4.45 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Tuesday 24 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Primary Industries to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Wine Grapes Industry Act 1991.

 

For Wednesday 25 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills -

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

 

                Notice of Motions: Other Motion -

 

Hon. J.L. Cashmore to move - That recognising the power and influence of the media, this House-

                (a)     supports the principle that journalists who report Parliamentary proceedings are an integral part of the democratic process; and

 

 

                (b)     requests the Standing Orders Committee to consider establishing a formal procedure for accreditation of journalists and to consider whether those holding permanent passes as press, radio or television journalists, accredited by the Speaker to cover the proceedings of the Parliament, should be required to complete returns for a register of interests in a similar form to that prescribed for Members of Parliament, such register to be held by the Clerk of the House for inspection by Members of Parliament only and not by any other person.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

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

 

                Division No. 1 -         

                    Ayes - Hon. F.T. Blevins, Hon. R.J. Gregory, Mrs Hutchison and Hon. M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes - Dr Armitage, Hon. P.B. Arnold, Mr Blacker and Mrs Kotz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       N.T. Peterson

                                                                                       SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY