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No. 33

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 1990

 

 

 

1          Meeting of House

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

 

2          Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act Amendment Bill

Mr S.G. Evans, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1985.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

Mr S.G. Evans moved ‑ That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

3          STA Student Travel ‑ Motion re

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House calls on the Government to restrict the hours of student free STA travel to those hours which cover legitimate school activities of an educational, sporting and cultural nature.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

4          Liquor Consumption ‑ Motion re

Mr S.G. Evans, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That in the opinion of this House the minimum age for the consumption of alcohol on licensed premises and in a public place should be increased to 21 years.

Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 14 February.


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5          Food Act ‑ Regulations ‑ Prawn Colouring ‑ Motion for disallowance

Mr M.J. Evans, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That the Regulations under the Food Act, 1985 relating to Prawn Colouring, made on 20 September and laid on the Table of this House on 10 October 1990, be disallowed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 14 February.

 

6          Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying Select Committee ‑  Motion for

Hon. J.L. Cashmore having by leave amended her motion of which notice had been given, moved ‑ That a Select Committee be established to examine ‑

(a)   the extent to which both the health services and the present law provide adequate options for dying with dignity;

(b)   whether there is sufficient public and professional awareness of existing law and if not, what measures should be taken to overcome any deficiency;  and

(c)   to what extent, if any, community attitudes towards death and dying may be changing and to what extent, if any, the law relating to dying needs to be clarified or amended.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Health (Hon. D.J. Hopgood), by leave, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

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It being 12.00 noon, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

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7          Elliston Hospital ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Dr Armitage ‑ That this House recognises the right and need for all South Australians to have access to acute medical care and condemns moves to curtail such services at the Elliston Hospital in particular and in country areas in general.

Motion resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

8          Parliament House Facilities, Use by Minister for Environment and Planning ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Lewis ‑  That this House deplores and condemns the cavalier way in which the Minister for Environment and Planning has abused the privileges she enjoys in this building by booking facilities in this building (ostensibly for her own use) and then arranging for people who are not Members of Parliament to take over control and occupancy of those facilities, to the exclusion and abuse of other Members' rights of access.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 21 February.

 

9          Wool Prices ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Blacker ‑ That this House ‑

(a)   expresses its grave concern with circumstances now prejudicing the survival of many wool growers;


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(b)   expresses its unqualified support for the maintenance of the Minimum Reserve Price Scheme (MRP) for the marketing of Australian wool;

(c)   requests the Prime Minister to confirm the 700 cents MRP for 1990‑91, 1991‑92 and 1992‑93 wool selling seasons;

(d)   seeks the introduction of a positive package of measures to stimulate demand on the auction floor; and

(e)   calls on the Federal Government to change its economic and industrial relations policies where they adversely affect Australian exporters.

Debate resumed.

The Minister of Agriculture (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) moved to amend the motion in paragraph (e) by leaving out the words "change its" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "pursue" and leaving out the words "where they adversely affect" and inserting in lieu thereof the words " which promote".

Debate continued.

Question ‑ That the amendment be agreed to ‑ put and passed.

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

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ separately ‑ That Orders of the Day (Other Business) Nos 4 to 6 be Orders of the Day for Thursday next.

 

11       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 February.

 

12       Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2)

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

13       Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Psychologists Bill ‑ Recommending                                                                                   Message No.21

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 Psychologists Bill, 1990.

Government House, Adelaide, 6 December 1990                                                D.B. Dunstan, GOVERNOR

 

14       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

15       Public Accounts Committee ‑ Report

Mr Hamilton brought up the Sixty‑second Report of the Public Accounts Committee relating to Long Service Leave.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No.159).

 

16       Privilege

Mr Matthew raised as a matter of privilege remarks made about a police interview by the Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins).

The Speaker advised he would investigate the matter and report to the House on Tuesday next.


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17       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

18       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Tuesday next.

 

19       Select Committee on Self Defence

Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the Report of the Select Committee on Self Defence.

The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved ‑ That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Thursday next.

Question put and passed.

 

20       Murray‑Darling Basin Act Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Murray‑Darling Basin 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.

 

21       Trustee Companies Act Amendment Bill

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

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                    Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                    Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                                                    Title agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22       Messages from the Legislative Council

The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

Pipelines Authority Act Amendment Bill                                                                          Message No.46

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Pipelines Authority Act, 1967, without any amendment.

Legislative Council, 5 December 1990                                                  G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT


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Correctional Services Act Amendment Bill (No. 2)                                                         Message No.47

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Correctional Services Act, 1982, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 6 December 1990  G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

No. 1       Page 1, lines 28 to 31 and page 2, lines 1 to 4 (clause 4) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines and insert 'by inserting in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) "justice of the peace" after "magistrate".'

No. 2       Page 2,  lines 8 and 9 (clause 6) ‑ Leave out all words in these lines after "is amended" and insert '‑

        (a)   by striking out "justices of the peace as";'

No. 3       Page 2 (clause 6) ‑ After line 9 insert word and paragraph as follows:

        "and

        (b)   by inserting after subsection (2) the following subsection:

                (2a) A person is not eligible for appointment as an inspector unless he or she ‑

                         (a)  is a person who has retired from judicial or magisterial office;

                         (b)  is a legal practitioner;

                         (c)  is a justice of the peace."

No. 4       Page 4, line 15 (clause 16) ‑ Leave out subsection (11).

No. 5       Page 4, line 24 (clause 18) ‑ Leave out "life".

No. 6       Page 4, line 25 (clause 18) ‑ After "is not" insert "(except where the total term to be served is less the one year)".

                                                                                    C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

Ordered ‑ That the Message be taken into consideration on Tuesday next.

 

23       Adjournment

The Deputy Premier moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 4.17 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Tuesday 11 December 1990

Notice of Motion: Government Business‑‑

 

The Minister of Water Resources to move - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Waterworks Act, 1932.

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY