No 33

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 3 MAY 2001

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the

               Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 27 be postponed until Thursday 17 May.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered – separately - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Thursday 17 May.

 

4       Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) 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.

The bells having been rung and the Speaker having counted the House:

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

 

Absolute Majority

The Speaker declared the second reading of this Bill to have been carried by an absolute majority of the whole number of the Members of the House.

        

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 1 agreed to.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

5       Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Other Motions to be postponed until Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations No. 6 is disposed of.

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

 

 

 

 

6       Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) Amendment Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 2 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 3 read.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 3, after line 23 to insert:

      (4)  In the case of the House of Assembly of the forty-ninth Parliament, subsection (1)(a) will be taken to refer to the third Saturday in March in the fifth calendar year after the calendar year in which the last general election was held.

 

Question put.

Committee divided (No 1):

 


                       Ayes, 22

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Mr Venning

Mr WIlliams

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 24

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Mr Hanna (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

                                                Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                                Clause No 4 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Williams reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

7       Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Hanna, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the House to sit beyond 1.00 pm and to enable Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations No 6 to be disposed of.

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

 

 

8       Constitution (Parliamentary Terms) Amendment Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 4 agreed to.

                                                New clause No 5 inserted.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Williams reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

         Mr Hanna moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

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

 

Absolute Majority

The Speaker declared the third reading of this Bill to have been carried by an absolute majority of the whole number of the Members of the House.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

9       Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 1.05 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

10      Petitions Nos 109 and 110

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

 

109 Premier (Hon J W Olsen), from 28 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to repeal the proclamation permitting the unlimited destruction by commercial horticulturalists of protected native birds.

 

110 Hon R B Such, from 29 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ensure the supply of electrical power is adequate to maintain the State’s standard of living and is not manipulated for the excessive financial benefit of suppliers.

 

11      Answer to question

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

 

12      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Human Services (Hon D C Brown) –

      Food Act – Report, 1999-2000

      South Australian Council on Reproductive Technology – Report, 2000.

 

13      Public Works Committee - Reports – Provision of Filtered Water to the Central Northern Adelaide Hills – Final Report and Barcoo Outlet – Status Report

Mr Lewis brought up the One Hundred and Fifty-First Report of the Committee on the Provision of Filtered Water to the Central Northern Adelaide Hills – Final Report.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 216)

 

Mr Lewis brought up the One Hundred and Fifty-Second Report of the Committee on the Barcoo Outlet – Status Report.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 215)

 

 

14      Suspension of Standing Orders

Hon M D Rann, 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.

 

Ordered – That the time allotted for this motion be one hour.

 

Censure of the Treasurer – Motion re

Hon M D Rann then moved – That this House censures the Treasurer for his poor handling of the privatisation of the State’s electricity utilities and of issues surrounding SA’s entry into the National Electricity Market including -

(a)     projected price increases of up to 80% for SA businesses;

(b)     projected increases in irrigation costs for 1,800 Riverland fruit growers of $500,000

(c)     the lack of support for significant additional interconnector capacity such as

      Riverlink;

(d)     strident criticism by the Auditor General of the handling of power industry matters which are the responsibility of the Treasurer,

(e)     and that further, in light of the foregoing, this House supports strongly the calls by the Member for Chaffey for the Treasurer to be relieved of the primary responsibility for SA’s power industry.

Debate ensued.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

Mr Lewis, without notice, moved - That Standing Order 114 be so far suspended as to enable the time allotted to this motion be extended to enable any Member wishing to speak to do so, but that no Member shall be permitted to speak longer than 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question put and there being a negative voice.

House divided (No 2):

 


                                Ayes, 24

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 20

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon R B Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

Hon R G Kerin  (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Censure of the Treasurer – Motion re

         Motion (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Debate continued.

 

         Question put.

         House divided (No 3):

 


                       Ayes, 24

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Lewis

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Hon R B Such

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Wright

Hon M D Rann (Teller)


        Noes, 20

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon R B Buckby

Mr Condous

Hon I F Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Mr Venning

Mr Williams

Hon D C Wotton

Hon J W Olsen  (Teller)


 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

 

 

15      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Next day of sitting

The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 15 May at 2.00 pm.

         Question put and passed.

 

17      Medical Practice Bill

The Deputy Premier, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for the registration of general practitioners, specialists and medical students; to regulate the provision of medical treatment for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by persons who provide it; to repeal the Medical Practitioners Act 1983; 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 Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 15 May.

 

18      Select Committee on Groundwater Resources in the South East - Motion re

The Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal), pursuant to notice, moved – That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the following -

(a)  the impact of land use change on groundwater resources in the South East;

(b)  whether an administrative process can be designed and integrated into the current management system that adequately takes account of the impact of land use change on the South East groundwater;

(c)  any other related matter,

and further, that the evidence taken by the Select Committee on Water Allocation in the South East, appointed on 10 December 1998, be referred to the Committee. 

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Hon G A Ingerson, Mr Williams, Hon G M Gunn, Mr Hill and Ms Rankine.

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 Tuesday 3 July 2001.

 

         Suspension of Standing Order 339

The Minister for Water Resources, 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.

 

19      Extension of time for adjournment

The Premier moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

 

 

 

20      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 2 is disposed of.

 

21      Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

         Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier without notice moved – That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an instruction to the Committee, without notice.

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

 

         Instruction to the Committee

The Premier then moved – That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Bill that it have power –

      (a)  to divide the Bill into two Bills, one Bill comprising all clauses except clause No. 18 and the other comprising the balance of the Bill; and

      (b)  to insert any necessary words of enactment.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

                                                Consideration of new clause No 6A postponed.

 

The Premier moved – That this Bill be divided into two Bills, the first to be referred to as the Gaming Machines (Cap on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill and comprising clause No 18 and the second to be referred to as the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation No 1) Bill and comprising the balance of the Bill.

Question put and passed.

 

         Gaming Machines (Cap on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

 

                                                Clause No 18 agreed to.

                                                Words of enactment inserted.

                                                Clause No 1 inserted.

                                                Title agreed to.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had divided it into two Bills, had agreed to the Gaming Machines (Cap on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill without amendment and had considered the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation No. 1) Bill, made progress and seeks leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on Tuesday 15 May.

 

The Premier moved - That the Gaming Machines (Cap on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

 

 

22      Listening Devices (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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

23      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Transport Portfolio) Bill                           Message No 61

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Statutes Amendment (Transport Portfolio) Bill, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 3 May 2001                                                 J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

24      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 5.53 pm until Tuesday 15 May at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Wednesday 16 May

 

Notices of Motion: Committee Reports -

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the One Hundred and Fifty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Provision of Filtered Water to the Central Northern Adelaide Hills – Final Report be noted.

 

Mr Lewis to move – That the One Hundred and Fifty-Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the Barcoo Outlet – Status Report be noted.

 

         For Thursday 17 May

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Scalzi to move – That this House congratulates the Premier on his successful efforts to secure the construction of the $1.3 billion Adelaide to Darwin Rail Link, the biggest single project Australia has seen since the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme and the economic stimulus that it will provide to South Australia.

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

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

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - Mr Hanna.

               Noes -Hon D C Brown.

 

         Division No 3 -

               Ayes -Ms Breuer.

               Noes -Hon D C Brown.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY