No. 33

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                       WEDNESDAY 25 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             Conference - Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Construction Industry Long Service Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

                Question put and passed.

 

 3             Petitions Nos 108 and 109

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

 

                108    Mr Blacker, from 123 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support                                the retention of the management plan for the Lincoln National Park.

 

                109    Mr S.G. Evans, from 212 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to retain the Belair Junior Primary School.

 

 4             An answer to a question

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

 

 5             Papers

                The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Emergency Services (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                Introduction of Contract Policing in the Police Department and Establishment of a Police                    Board in South Australia - Reports to Heads of Agencies Committee, 1992.

 

 6             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Twenty Second Report of the Legislative Review Committee.

                Report received.

 

 7             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 8             No Confidence Motion in Speaker - Deferral of motion

                Hon. D.C. Brown moved - That this House no longer has confidence in the Speaker on the grounds that he has discredited the role of Speaker by continual public statements about his power to bring down the Government.

 

                The Speaker ruled that the motion should be deferred until later in the day.

 

                Motion for disagreement

                Hon. D.C. Brown moved - That the ruling of the Speaker be disagreed with.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put.

                House divided (No. 1):

                  Ayes, 22.                                       Noes, 24.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

             Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Lewis

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)

 

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Mr Blacker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

 

 9             Questions without notice

                The asking of questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing) continued.

 

10           Suspension of Standing Orders

                Mr Brindal moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Leader of                   the Opposition to move a motion without notice, forthwith.

 

                Speaker's Ruling

                The Speaker declined to accept the motion as he had previously ruled that it was inappropriate to move such a motion during Question Time and had already given an undertaking to allow the debate to occur later in the day.

 

11           Questions without notice

                The asking of questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing) continued.

 

12           Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 

13           Local Government (Shopping Trolleys) Amendment Bill

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

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill presented and read a first time.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Public Infrastructure (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder), that                        the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

14           Stamp Duties (Farm Machinery) Amendment Bill

                Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, 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.

                Mr Venning moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10                       February 1993.

 

15           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 to 3 be                             Orders of the Day for Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

16           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 and Nos 3                  to 8 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

17           Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings brought up the Second Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee relating to the Mount Lofty Ranges Management Plan and Supplementary Development Plan - Planning Issues (Paper No. 178).

                Report received.

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10 February 1993.

               

18           Economic and Finance Committee - Motion to note Report

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of 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.

                Mr Quirke moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

19           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 2 and 3 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

20           Select Committee on the Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying - Motion to note                   Final Report

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.J. Hopgood - That the Final Report of the Select Committee on the Law and Practice Relating to Death and Dying be noted.

 

 

 

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

21           Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education - Extension of time for bringing                   up Report

                Mr Atkinson moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Primary and Secondary Education be extended until Wednesday 10 February 1993.

                Question put and passed.

 

22           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Committee/Regulations) Nos 6 to 8 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

23           Select Committee on Rural Finance - Motion to note Report

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Ferguson - That the                    Report of the Select Committee on Rural Finance be noted.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until                           Wednesday 10 February 1993.

 

24           Brighton Kindergarten - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House instructs the Minister of Education not to approve the recommendation by the Western Region Children's Services Office to close the Brighton Kindergarten.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10                   February 1993.

 

25           Salary Packages, Disclosure of - Motion re

                Mr Holloway, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the Government's decision to request the State Bank, SGIC and other statutory authorities to more fully disclose details of salary packages in excess of $100 000 in their annual reports and calls on the Federal Government to consider amending Schedule 5 of the Corporations Law to ensure that a more complete disclosure of remuneration is included in the financial reports of Australian companies.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10                     February 1993.

 

26           Journalists Register of Interests - Motion re

                Hon. J.L. Cashmore, pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 17                              February 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

27           Hardy's Block - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House instructs the Minister of Environment and Land Management not to proceed with the private sale of land known as "Hardy's Block" on The Esplanade at Seacliff and owned by the Coast Protection Board.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.J. Hopgood, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday                                 17 February 1993.

 

28           Tourist Industry, GST Effect - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. J.C. Bannon - 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.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                                10 February 1993.

 

29           Water Quality Research - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - 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.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

30           No-Confidence in Speaker - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Brown, without notice, moved - That this House has lost confidence in the Speaker for the reasons that -

                 (a)    he has discredited the role of Speaker by continual public statements about his power to bring down the Government, particularly over the State Bank losses;

                 (b)    while repeatedly threatening to withdraw support for the Government, particularly if it could be shown the former Premier has misled this House about the State Bank losses, he has acted in a partisan way;

                and in doing so, he has demonstrated erratic behaviour inside and outside this House unbecoming of the role of Speaker, culminating in a most serious reflection on unnamed Members of the House by his statement that they are "spitting on the Chair" - a statement he has refused to withdraw or justify.

                Debate ensued.

 

31           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Deputy Premier moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be                     extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.


 

32           No-confidence in Speaker - Motion re

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Question put.

                House divided (No. 2):

            Ayes, 21.                                     Noes, 23.

          Hon. H. Allison

          Dr Armitage

          Hon. P.B. Arnold

          Mr D.S. Baker

          Mr S.J. Baker

          Mr Becker

          Mr Brindal

          Hon. J.L. Cashmore

          Mr S.G. Evans

          Mr Gunn

          Mr Ingerson

          Mrs Kotz

          Mr Lewis

          Mr Matthew

          Mr Meier

          Mr Olsen

          Mr Oswald

          Mr Such

          Mr Venning

          Hon. D.C. Wotton

          Hon. D.C. Brown (Teller)

 

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Mr Blacker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

 

33           Dog Control (Dangerous Breeds) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Dog Control Act 1979.

                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 tomorrow.

 

34           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 2 be a Notice of Motion for                   tomorrow.

 

35           Public and Environmental Health (Review) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

                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.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

36           Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of                    the Legislative Council in the Superannuation (Benefit Scheme) Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it                     and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

37           Superannuation (Scheme Revision) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of                    the Legislative Council in the Superannuation (Scheme Revision) Amendment Bill.

               

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That the amendments be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it                     and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

38           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be postponed and taken                      into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4.

 

39           Ambulance Services Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of the                              Legislative Council in the Ambulance Services Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That Amendment No. 1 be agreed to.

                Resolved - That Amendment No. 2 be disagreed to and an alternative amendment be made                                 in lieu thereof.

                Resolved - That Amendment No. 3 be disagreed to and an alternative amendment be made                                 in lieu thereof.

                Resolved - That Amendments Nos 4 and 5 be disagreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had resolved to agree to Amendment No. 1, had disagreed to Amendments Nos 4 and 5, had disagreed to Amendments Nos 2 and 3 and made alternative amendments in lieu thereof.

 

40           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

 

 

41           Supported Residential Facilities Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of                    the Legislative Council in the Supported Residential Facilities Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That Amendments Nos 1 to 7 be agreed to.

                Resolved - That a consequential amendment be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had resolved to agree to the same without amendment and had made a consequential amendment to the Bill.

 

42           Dairy Industry Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration in Committee of the amendments of                    the Legislative Council in the Dairy Industry Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                Resolved - That Amendments Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                Resolved - That Amendments Nos 3 and 4 be disagreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had resolved to agree to Amendments Nos 1 and 2 without amendment and had disagreed to Amendments Nos 3 and 4.

 

43           Construction Industry Training Fund Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Construction                     Industry Training Fund Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                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 22 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 23 amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 24 to 38 agreed to.

                                              Schedules 1 to 4 agreed to.

                                              Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson 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.

 

44           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 3 and 8 to 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

 

45           Wine Grapes Industry (Indicative Prices) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Wine Grapes                      Industry (Indicative Prices) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

46           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                State Bank of South Australia (Investigations) Amendment Bill              Message No. 59

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the State Bank of South Australia Act 1983, and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 25 November 1992                                                            G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                The Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

47           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 11.54 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 26 November 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Premier to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to promote the economic development of the State; and for other purposes.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members.

 

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

 

                Division No. 2 -    

                 Ayes - Hon. B.C. Eastick.

                 Noes - Mr Atkinson.

 

 

 

                                                                             N.T. Peterson

                                                                             SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY