No 34

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 15 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       Death of Mr G R A Langley

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr G R A Langley, former Speaker of the House and Member for Unley, and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to his memory the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon M D Rann), Hon M K Brindal, Messrs De Laine, Lewis, Hill and Wright.

         Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

3       Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 2.35 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.45 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

4       Petition No 111

The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

111             Ms Geraghty, from 45 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House ban the personal use of fireworks with the exception of authorised public displays.

 

5       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 49, 53, 75, 85, 99, 81, 88, 89 and 95 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

6       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

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

               Ministerial Statement – Australian Children’s Performing Arts Company

 

By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

      Institution of Surveyors Australia – Report, 2000

      WorkCover Corporation – Report, 1999-2000 Erratum

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon I F Evans) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

            District Court – Pre-action Discovery Fee

            Legal Practitioners – Practising Certificate Fees

            Supreme Court – Pre-action Discovery Fee

 

By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon I F Evans) –

      Racing Act – Rules – Bookmakers Licensing – Cross Referencing

 

By the Minister for Local Government (Hon D C Kotz) –

      Corporation of the Town of Gawler – By-laws –

            No 1 – Permits and Penalties

            No 2 – Moveable Signs

            No 3 – Roads

            No 4 – Local Government Land

            No 5 – Dogs.

 

7       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                New clause No 6A further considered.

 


         Question – That new clause No 6A be inserted - put.

         Committee divided (No 1):

 


                       Ayes, 5

 

Mr De Laine

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Snelling

Hon R B Such

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 40

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 4, after line 26, to insert a new clause as follows:

Insertion of s. 47A

6B. The following section is inserted after section 47 of the principal Act:

Smoking prohibited at office or branch of major betting operations licensee

47A. (1) It is a condition of the major betting operations licence that the licensee must ensure that smoking of tobacco products does not occur in an office or branch of the licensee at which betting is conducted.

      (2) A person must not smoke in an office or branch of the holder of the major betting operations licence at which betting is conducted.

                     Maximum penalty:  $2,000.

                     Expiation fee:  $300.

(3) In this section –

“smoking” means smoking, holding or otherwise having control over an ignited tobacco products;

“tobacco product” has the same meaning as in the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

         Question – That new clause No 6B be inserted – put.

         Committee divided (No 2):

 


                       Ayes, 4

 

Mr Condous

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 40

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J W Olsen

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Ms Thompson

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon M K Brindal (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

                                                Clause No 7 agreed to.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 4, after line 31, to insert a new clause as follows:

Insertion of s. 49A

7A. The following section is inserted after section 49 of the principal Act:

Code of practice preventing betting by intoxicated persons

49A. It is a condition of the major betting operations licensee or an on‑course totalisator betting licence-

(a)  that the licensee must adopt a code of practice on preventing the acceptance of bets made personally by a person who is intoxicated; and

(b)  that the licensee must ensure that operations under the licence conform with the code of practice approved under this section.

 

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.

 

10      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

11      Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                New clause No 7A further considered.

 

         Question – That new clause No 7A be inserted - put.

         Committee divided (No 3):

 


                       Ayes, 6

 

Mr Condous

Hon W A Matthew

Mr McEwen

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 37

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Ms Maywald

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 4, after line 31, to insert a new clause as follows:

Insertion of s. 50A

7B. The following section is inserted after section 50 of the principal Act:

Commissioner's power to bar

50A. (1) The Commissioner may, by written order, bar a person (the excluded person) from one or more of the following:

                              (a)    entering or remaining in a specified office or branch staffed and managed by the holder of the major betting operations licence;

                              (b)    making bets at a specified agency of the holder of the major betting operations licence;

                              (c)    making bets by telephone or other electronic means not requiring attendance at an office, branch or agency of the holder of the major betting operations licence.

                    (2) The Commissioner may make an order under this section—

                              (a)    on the application of the person against whom the order is to be made; or

                              (b)    on the application of a dependant or other person who appears to have a legitimate interest in the welfare of the person against whom the order is to be made; or

                              (c)    on review of an order made by the holder of the major betting operations licence barring the person against whom the order is to be made; or

                              (d)    on the Commissioner's own initiative.

                              (3) The order must—

                              (a)    state the grounds on which the order is made; and

                              (b)    set out the rights of the excluded person to have the order reviewed; and

                              (c)    must be given to the person against whom it is made personally or by sending it by post addressed to the person at the last known postal address.

                              (4) An order may be made under this section on any reasonable ground and, in particular, on the ground that the excluded person is placing his or her own welfare, or the welfare of dependants, at risk through gambling.

                              (5) An excluded person who contravenes an order under this section is guilty of an offence.

                    Maximum penalty: $2 500.

                              (6) The Commissioner may at any time revoke an order under this section.

                              (7) The Commissioner must retain copies of all orders made under this section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Question – That new clause No 7B be inserted - put.

         Committee divided (No 4):

 


                       Ayes, 2

 

Hon R B Such

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 41

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Mr McEwen

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

                                                Clauses Nos 8 to 11 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 12 read.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 6, line 19, to leave out “87.5” and insert “95”.

 

Question - That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

                                                Clause agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 13 to 15 agreed to.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 7, after line 36, to insert a new clause as follows:

Amendment of s. 42—Gambling on credit prohibited

15A. Section 42 of the principal Act is amended by inserting in subsection (1) after paragraph (b) the following paragraph:

                                      (ba)    allow a person to use a credit card or charge card for the purpose of paying for gambling or in circumstances where the licensee could reasonably be expected to know that the use of the card is for that purpose; or.

Question - That new clause No 15A be inserted – put and negatived.

 

                                                Clause No 16 read.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 3, to insert a new section 42AA as follows:

Prohibition of interactive gambling operations

42AA. (1) It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must not conduct interactive gambling operations under the licence involving gambling by persons within South Australia.

                              (2) In this section—

 

                    "interactive gambling operations" means operations involving gambling by persons not present at the casino where the gambling is by means of internet communications.

 

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to - put.

         Committee divided (No 5):

 


                       Ayes, 5

 

Mr De Laine

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 35

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Hon M D Rann

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, lines 25 to 27, to leave out all words in these lines after "prescribed day," and insert:

                    (a)       provide any gaming machine in the casino that is fitted with a device or mechanism designed to allow—

                              (i)     the playing of a number of successive games by an automatic process; or

                              (ii)     the playing of more than one game (ie line) simultaneously; or

                              (iii)    betting at a rate of more than 10 cents per play; or

                              (iv)    the playing of music; or

                    (b)      provide any gaming machine in the casino unless it is fitted with a device or mechanism designed to ensure—

                              (i)     that the machine automatically shuts down for at least five continuous minutes at the end of every hour; and

                              (ii)     that whenever credits are displayed on the machine the monetary value of those credits is also clearly displayed; and

(iii)        that for each game (ie line) played, whether the player has won or lost that game (ie line) is clearly displayed.

 

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to - put.

         Committee divided (No 6):

 


                       Ayes, 2

 

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 37

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert a new section 42D as follows:

Smoking prohibited at casino

                    42D. (1) It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must ensure that smoking of tobacco products does not occur in the casino.

                               (2) A person must not smoke in the casino.

                               Maximum penalty: $2, 000.

                               Expiation fee: $300.

                     (3) In this section—

                    "smoking" means smoking, holding or otherwise having control over an ignited tobacco product;

                    "tobacco product" has the same meaning as in the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

 

 

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert a new section 42E as follows:

Food and drink not to be served to person playing gaming machines

      42E. It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must not cause, suffer or permit food or drink to be offered or served to a person while the person is at a gaming machine in the casino.

 

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to - put.

         Committee divided (No 7):

 


                       Ayes, 2

 

Mr Scalzi

Mr Lewis (Teller)


        Noes, 37

 

Hon M H Armitage

Ms Bedford

Ms Breuer

Hon M K Brindal

Hon R L Brokenshire

Hon D C Brown

Hon R B Buckby

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Clarke

Mr Condous

Mr Conlon

Mr De Laine

Hon I F Evans

Mr Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Hon J L Hall

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Hanna

Mr Hill

Ms Hurley

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Ms Key

Hon D C Kotz

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Hon J K G Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mr Snelling

Ms Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms White

Mr Williams

Mr Wright

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

      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 further 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.

 

12      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Premier (Hon J W Olsen), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the House to sit beyond midnight.

Debate ensued.

Question put and there being a negative voice:

 

      Division, only one No

The House proceeded to a division; but only one Member appearing on the side of the Noes, the Speaker declared the Ayes had it.

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

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It being Midnight

WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2001

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13      Statutes Amendment (Gambling Regulation) Bill

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

 

In Committee

                                                Clause No 16 further considered.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert a new section 42F as follows:

Lighting levels in gaming machine areas

      42F. It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must ensure that the nature and level of lighting in any area of the casino in which a gaming machine is situated is of the standard required for interior office lighting under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert a new section 42G as follows:

Inducements to gamble prohibited

      42G. It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must not offer or provide a person with any of the following as an inducement to gamble, or to continue to play a particular game, in the casino:

                    (a)       free cash, or free vouchers or gambling chips that can be used for the purposes of gambling in the casino or that can be exchanged for cash;

                    (b)      free points or credits on any game or machine played in the casino;

                    (c)       membership (whether on payment of a fee or not) of a jackpot or other gambling club;

                    (d)       free, or discounted, food or drink;

                    (e)       free entry in any lottery;

(f)               gifts or rewards of any other kind.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

 

                                                Clause No 16 otherwise amended and agreed to.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert new clause No 16A as follows:

PART 3A

                                                  AMENDMENT OF ELECTORAL ACT 1985

 

Insertion of Part 13A

16A. The following Part is inserted after section 130 of the principal Act:

 

                                                                         PART 13A

                                                              POLITICAL DONATIONS

 

                    Object

                              130A. The object of this Part is to protect the public interest in both the fact and the appearance of the independence of the political process from the uniquely powerful economic force of the gambling industry.

                    Offence for gambling entity to make political donation

                              130B. (1) A gambling entity must not make a political donation or ask or direct another person to make a political donation on behalf of the gambling entity.

                    Maximum penalty: $200,000.

                              (2) For the purposes of this section, a gambling entity will be taken to have made a political donation if—

                              (a)    another person makes the donation with property that is owned or controlled by the gambling entity; or

                              (b)    another person makes the donation on behalf of the gambling entity and the donation would not have been made but for the influence of the gambling entity.

                              (3) For the purposes of this section, a gambling entity will not be taken to ask or direct another to make a political donation on behalf of the gambling entity by reason only of making a statement expressing support for or opposition to a political organisation or the election of a candidate if—

                              (a)    the statement is made without reference to a donation; or

                              (b)    the statement is made publicly and encourages all persons to make donations to political organisations or candidates (without reference to any particular organisation, candidate or group of candidates).

                              (4) In this section—

                              "disposition of property" means any conveyance, transfer, assignment, settlement, delivery, payment or other alienation of property, and includes—

                                      (a)      the allotment of shares in a company; and

                                      (b)      the creation of a trust in property; and

                                      (c)      the grant or creation of a lease, mortgage, charge, servitude, licence, power or partnership or any interest in property; and

                                      (d)      the release, discharge, surrender, forfeiture or abandonment, at law or in equity, of a debt, contract or chose in action or any interest in property; and

                                      (e)      the exercise by a person of a general power of appointment of property in favour of another person; and

                                      (f)       any transaction entered into by a person with intent to diminish, directly or indirectly, the value of the person's own property and to increase the value of the property of another person;

                              "donation" means any disposition of property made by a person to another person, otherwise than by a will, being a disposition made without consideration or with inadequate consideration, and includes the provision of a service (other than volunteer labour) for no consideration or for inadequate consideration;

                              "election" means an election of members of the Legislative Council or an election of a member or members of the House of Assembly;

                              "gambling entity" means—

                                      (a)      an applicant for, or the holder of, the casino licence;

                                      (b)      an applicant for, or the holder of, any licence under the Gaming Machines Act 1992;

                                      (c)      a racing controlling authority within the meaning of the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000;

                                      (d)      an applicant for, or the holder of, the major betting operations licence under the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000;

                                      (e)      an applicant for, or the holder of, an on-course totalisator betting licence under the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000;

                                      (f)       TAB;

                                      (g)      a controlling authority within the meaning of the Racing Act 1976:

                                      (h)      a racing club registered under the Racing Act 1976;

                                      (i)       the Lotteries Commission of South Australia,

                              and, in each case, includes a close associate of the gambling entity;

                              "group of candidates" means a group of two or more candidates nominated for election to the Legislative Council who have their names grouped together on the ballot papers in accordance with section 58 of the Electoral Act 1985;

 

                              "political donation" means a donation made to or for the benefit of—

                                      (a)      a candidate, or group of candidates, in an election; or

                                      (b)      a political organisation,

                              but does not include an annual subscription paid to a political party by a person in respect of the person's membership of the party;

                              "political organisation" means a political party or a group, committee or association organised in support of a political party or a candidate in an election;

                              "property" includes money;

                              "spouse" includes a person who is a putative spouse, whether or not a declaration has been made under the Family Relationships Act 1975 in relation to that person.

                              "TAB" has the same meaning as in the Racing Act 1976.

                                      (5) For the purposes of this section—

                                      (a)      a person is a close associate of a gambling entity if—

                                                (i)       one is a spouse, parent, brother, sister or child of the other; or

                                                (ii)       they are members of the same household; or

                                                (iii)      they are in partnership; or

                                                (iv)      they are joint venturers; or

                                                (v)       they are related bodies corporate; or

                                                (vi)      one is a body corporate and the other is a director, manager, secretary or public officer of the body corporate; or

                                                (vii)     one is a body corporate (other than a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange) and the other is a shareholder in the body corporate; or

                                                (viii)     one is a body corporate whose shares are listed on a stock exchange and the other is a substantial shareholder (within the meaning of the Corporations Law) in the body corporate; or

                                                (ix)      one has a right to participate (otherwise than as a shareholder in a body corporate) in income or profits derived from a business conducted by the other; or

                                                (x)      one is in a position to exercise control or significant influence over the conduct of the other; or

                                                (xi)      a chain of relationship can be traced between them under any one or more of the above subparagraphs; and

                                      (b)      the question of whether a body corporate is related to another body corporate is to be determined in the same manner as under the Corporations Law.

         Question – That the new clause No 16A be inserted – put.

 

         Division, only one Aye

Question put and the Committee proceeded to a division; but only one Member appearing on the side of the Ayes, the Chairman declared the Noes had it.

So it passed in the negative.

                                                Clause No 17 read.

 

Mr Lewis moved on page 9, after line 16, to insert a new paragraph as follows:

(d)  by striking out “or other token” from paragraph (b) of the definition of “gaming machine” in subsection (1) and substituting “, bank note or token”.

 

Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put.

 

      Division, only one Aye

Question put and the Committee proceeded to a division; but only one Member appearing on the side of the Ayes, the Chairman declared the Noes had it.

So it passed in the negative.

 

                                                Clause No 17 agreed to.

                                                Clauses Nos 18 to 20 agreed to.

                                                Clause No 21 read.

 

Hon G A Ingerson moved on page 10, line 18, to leave out the word “remote”.

Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put.

 

      Division, only one No

Question put and the Committee proceeded to a division; but only one Member appearing on the side of the Noes, the Chairman declared the Ayes had it.

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

      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 further 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.

 

14      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 1.25 am until today at 2.00pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 17 May 2001

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Ms Key to move – That this House notes with concern the outbreak of both Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly in the Adelaide metropolitan area and directs the Minister for Primary Industries to report to the House on the following matters by the end of this Session –

(a)     the extent of the problem in South Australia;

(b)     the method of dealing with these pests;

(c)     the impact on residents (particularly children and the aged), animals and birds with regard to the sprays and baits used by PIRSA;

(d)     the occupational health and safety measures being taken to protect PIRSA workers;

(e)     the impact of sprays and baits on the local environment and gardens; and

(f)       the expenditure by the Government on research into alternate and more safe and environmentally friendly methods of eradication.

 

         For Thursday 31 May 2001

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Hon R B Such to move – That the House calls upon the Government to appoint an independent person or persons to review the superannuation schemes available to Members of Parliament and the Judiciary with a view to ascertaining if the schemes are fair and equitable in respect of contributions and benefits when compared to those available to the general public, whether they be in the private sector or the public service, and to make recommendations as appropriate.

 

CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Contingently on the South Australian Health Complaints Bill being read a second time, Ms Stevens to move -- That the Bill be referred to a Select Committee.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Atkinson.

 

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

 

         Division No 6 -

               Ayes - Hon R B Such.

               Noes - Ms Thompson.

 

         Division No 7 -

               Ayes - Hon R B Such.

               Noes - Ms Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY