No 33

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 27 MAY 1999

 

 

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 and 2 and be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3       Racing (SATRA – Constitution and Operations) Amendment Bill

         Mr Wright, pursuant to notice, moved – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

         Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

Mr Wright moved – That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon G A Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.


 

4       Pelican Point Power Station Project – Refer to the Public Works Committee - Motion re

Mr Foley, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House instructs the Government to refer the Pelican Point Power Station Project to the Public Works Committee for its immediate consideration, that all work cease at the construction site until the Committee reports and that the Committee report to the House no later than 6 July 1999.

 

         Mr Hamilton-Smith moved - That the debate be adjourned.

         Question put.

         House divided (No 1)

 


                       Ayes, 19

 

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 G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Mrs Penfold

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Hamilton-Smith (Teller)


        Noes, 23

 

Mr Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Ms Key

Mr Lewis

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Mr Foley (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

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

 

5       Tobacco Products Regulation (Sale of Products Designed for Smoking) Amendment Bill

         Mrs Geraghty, pursuant to notice, moved – That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

         Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

Mrs Geraghty moved – That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

6       Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Levy  – Motion for disallowance

         Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Levy Proposal forming part of the Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Management Board Initial Catchment Water Management Plan Annual Review 1998-99, laid on the Table of this House on 25 May 1999, be disallowed.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and negatived.

 

7       Onkaparinga Catchment Water Levy  – Motion for disallowance

         Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Levy Proposal forming part of the Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board Annual Review 1998-99, laid on the Table of this House on 25 May 1999, be disallowed.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms White, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

8       Select Committee on the Emergency Services Levy - Motion re

         Mr Conlon, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House establish a Select Committee to examine the amount of funds to be raised by the proposed Emergency Services Levy, the method by which they will be raised and the purposes to which those funds will be applied.

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It being Midday, Notices of Motion: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk

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9       Suspension of Standing Orders

Ms Hurley, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Other Motions to be postponed until Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations are 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.

 

10      Select Committee on Emergency Services Levy - Motion re

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

Select Committee

And a Committee was appointed consisting of the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism (Hon I F Evans), the Minister for Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire), Mr Conlon, Mr Foley and Mrs Maywald.

Ordered – That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place and that the Committee report on 6 July.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

12      Student Unionism - Motion re

Ms White, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House –

(a)                 is committed to ensuring that South Australian university programs and students are not disadvantaged and is therefore opposed to voluntary student unionism; and

(b)                 recognises the valuable contributions that student organisations make to academic studies, acknowledges that university community encourages participation and development of tomorrow's community, social and business leaders and supports the universal contribution of all students in recognition of the services which are provided for the benefit of all students.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Ms White, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

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13      Messages from the Governor

         The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

         Assent to Bills                                                                                         Message No 10

The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present session, viz.-

No 14 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939

No 15 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935

No 16 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935

No 17 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929

No 18 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929

No 19 of 1999 – An Act to provide for the registration and enrolment of nurses; to regulate nursing for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by nurses in South Australia; to repeal the Nurses Act 1984; and for other purposes

No 20 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961

No 21 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995

No 22 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Soil Conservation and Land Care Act 1989

No 23 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Judges Pensions Act 1971, the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990 and the Superannuation Act 1988

No 24 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Criminal Law Sentencing Act 1988, the Domestic Violence Act 1994 and the Summary Procedure Act 1921

No 25 of 1999 – An Act for the appropriation of money for the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2000

No 26 of 1999 – An Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997

No 27 of 1999 – An Act to facilitate the recognition within Australia of regulatory standards adopted by New Zealand regarding goods and occupations and, for the purpose, to adopt the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 of the Commonwealth as a law of the State

No 28 of 1999 – An Act to provide for the closure of the waste depot conducted by the City of Adelaide at Wingfield

No 29 of 1999 – An Act to encourage the voluntary disclosure and exchange of information about the year 2000 computer problems and remediation efforts; and for other purposes.

         Government House, 27 May 1999                                                   E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         Appropriation Bill - Recommending                                                       Message No 11

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 Appropriation Bill 1999.

         Government House, 27 May 1999                                                   E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Bill - Recommending                       Message No 12

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 Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Bill 1999.

         Government House, 27 May 1999                                                   E J Neal, GOVERNOR

 

         Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) Bill - Recommending                Message No 13

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 Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) Bill 1999.

         Government House, 27 May 1999                                                   E J Neal, GOVERNOR


 

14      Petitions Nos 51 and 52

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

 

51   Ms Breuer, from 541 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure that changes to the Housing Trust rent to income scale are amended to reflect the scale which operated prior to 27 March 1999.

 

52   Mrs Maywald, from 536 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to impose a moratorium on the commercial taking of native finfish in the River Murray Fishery.

 

15      Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

16      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Road Traffic (Driving Hours) Amendment Bill                                         Message No 56

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herein, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961 and to repeal the Commercial Motor Vehicles (Hours of Driving) Act 1973, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 26 May 1999                                                    J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered - That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for Tuesday next.

 

17      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) –

      Finance papers -

 

Budget at a Glance, 1999-2000

Budget Guide, 1999-2000

Budget Paper No 1 - Budget Speech, 1999-2000

Budget Paper No 2 – Budget Statement, 1999-2000

Ordered to be published (Paper No 18)

Budget Paper No 3 – Estimates Statement, 1999-2000

Ordered to be published (Paper No 9)

Budget Paper No 4 – Portfolio Statements, Volumes I and II, 1999-2000

Ordered to be published (Paper No 16)

Budget Paper No 5 – Capital Investment Statement, 1999-2000

Ordered to be published (Paper No 83)

Budget Paper No 6 - Employment Statement, 1999-2000


 

18      Appropriation Bill

The Premier, without notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the year ending on 30 June 2000 and for other purposes.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

The Premier, proceeding to move - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of the Premier, by leave, that the second reading be adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

19      Treasurer attends the House

The Treasurer (Hon R I Lucas), pursuant to order, was admitted to the House for the purpose of giving a speech in relation to the Appropriation Bill.

 

20      Appropriation Bill

Ordered – That the second reading be now resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

21      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the introduction of a Bill 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.

 

         Stamp Duties (Conveyance Rates) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

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 Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

22      Adjournment

         The Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.06 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 


 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

         For Tuesday 1 June 1999

Notice of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Mutual Recognition (South Australia) Act 1993.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr De Laine and Mr Koutsantonis

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Hon J L Hall, Hon J W Olsen.

               Noes - Mr De Laine, Mr Koutsantonis.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY