No. 35

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                             TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 1993

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Assent to Bills                                                                                                     Message No. 17

                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:

                No. 75 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Summary Procedure Act 1921.

                No. 76 of 1992 - An Act to amend Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Evidence                   Act 1929.

                No. 77 of 1992 - An Act to regulate the dairy industry; to establish the Dairy Authority of South Australia; to repeal the Dairy Industry Act 1928 and the Metropolitan Milk Supply Act 1946; and for other purposes.

                No. 78 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Wine Grapes Industry Act 1991.

                No. 79 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

                No. 80 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act                          1987.

                No. 81 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Dangerous Substances Act 1979.

                No. 82 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Dried Fruits Act 1934.

                No. 83 of 1992 - An Act to amend The Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966.

                No. 84 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

                No. 85 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

                No. 86 of 1992 - An Act to amend the State Bank of South Australia Act 1983, and for                         other purposes.

                No. 87 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

                No. 88 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

                No. 89 of 1992 - An Act to provide superannuation benefits on a non-contributory basis                    for persons employed in the public sector; and for other purposes.

                No. 90 of 1992 - An Act to make provision in relation to the care of persons in certain residential facilities; to make related amendments to the Mental Health Act 1977 and the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976; and for other purposes.

                No. 91 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988.

                No. 92 of 1992 - An Act to provide for the licensing of persons who provide ambulance                      services; to repeal the Ambulance Services Act 1985; and for other purposes.

                No. 93 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Industrial Relations Act (S.A.) 1972, and to make related amendments to the Employees Registry Offices Act 1915 and the Long Service Leave Act 1987.

                Government House, Adelaide, 9 February 1993                                              R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 

 3             Petitions Nos 111 to 118

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

 

                111    The Premier (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold), from 8 residents of South Australia, requesting                      that the House urge the Government to ensure the autonomy of the Rape Crisis Centre.

 

                112    The Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom), from 26 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide equitable access to out of school hours care services to disabled children.

 

                113    Hon. D.C. Brown, from 414 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to proceed with the proposed construction of a prison in the area of the District Council of Yankalilla.

 

                114    Mr S.J. Baker, from 30 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to sequence traffic lights along Sturt Road to improve traffic flow.

 

                115    Mr Becker, from 49 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support                   measures to restrict the display of offensive material in retail premises.

 

                116    Mr Becker, from 44 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the                  Government to support the retention of the aircraft curfew at Adelaide Airport.

 

                117    Mr Becker, from 255 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to allow the electors to pass judgement on the losses of the State Bank by calling a General Election.

 

                118    Hon. B.C. Eastick, from 386 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House                   urge the Government to rescind the increase in liquor licence fees.

 

 4             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 11, 33, 42, 44, 57, 58, 70, 88, 90, 91, 131, 138, 142, 152, 153, 191, 204 to 206, 208, 213, 214, 216, 217, 220, 221, 226, 237, 239 to 248, 250 to 252, 254, 255, 257 to 259, 261 to 278, 282 to 299, 302, 303, 307 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                    Friendly Societies Act - Amendments to General Laws - Lifeplan Community Services

 

                By the Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations

                 (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                    Corporate Affairs Commission - Report 1991-92

                    Rules of Court -

                          District Court - District Court Act 1991 -

                               Criminal Division - Enforcement of Orders

                               Non Application of Rules

                          Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act 1991 -

                               Civil Jurisdiction - Costs and Forms

                               Criminal Jurisdiction - Various

                          Supreme Court - Supreme Court Act 1935 -

                               Commonwealth and Foreign Judgements

 

 

 

                               Criminal Division - Enforcement of Orders

                               Suitors Fund Investment

                    Planning Act - Crown Development Reports on -

                          Erection of Storage Shed, Goolwa Barrage

                          Re-roofing Willunga Police Station

                          Relocation of Transportable Classrooms -

                               Mt Compass Area School

                               Goolwa Primary School

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          City of Adelaide Development Control Act 1976 - Heritage Item Removal

                          Housing Co-operatives Act 1991 - Electoral Procedures

                          Planning Act 1982 - Development Controls - Local Government

                    Corporation of Mt Gambier - By-law - No. 5 - Council Land

                    District Council of Lacepede - By-law No. 9 - Council Land

 

                By the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K. Mayes) -

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1985 -

                               Port Augusta

                               Port Augusta (Amendment)

                               Various

                          South Australian Country Arts Trust Act 1992 - General

 

                By the Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) -

                    University of South Australia - Report 1991

                    Children's Services Act 1985 - Regulations - Appeal Procedures

 

                By the Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety

                 (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                    South Australian Occupational Health and Safety Commission - Report 1991-92

                    WorkCover Corporation - Report 1992

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987 - Levy Rate

                          Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration (Commonwealth Provisions) Amendment Act

                          1991 - Transitional Provisions

                          Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Medically Assessed

                           Compensation

 

                By the Minister of Business and Regional Development (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                    Government Adviser on Deregulation - Report 1991-92

                    Response to the Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee - Inquiry into

                     the Public Accountability of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Freedom of Information Act 1991 -

                               SABSA Exemption

                               SABSA Exemption (Amendment)

                          Harbors Act 1936 - Fees and Penalties

                          Road Traffic Act 1961 - Bicycle Safety Helmets

 

                By the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) -

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Controlled Substances Act 1984 - Simple Cannabis Offences - Expiation Notice

                          Optometrists Act 1920 - Registration Fees

                          South Australian Health Commission Act 1976 - Prostheses Charges

 

 

 

                By the Minister of Primary Industries (Hon. T.R. Groom) -

                    Advisory Board of Agriculture - Report 1991-92

                    Dried Fruits Board of South Australia - Report For Year Ended 29 February 1992

                    Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Agricultural Chemicals Act 1955 - Registration Fee Revocation

                          Cattle Compensation Act 1939 - Compensation Level

                          Fees Regulation Act 1927 - Stock Medicines Fees Revocation

                          Fisheries Act 1982 - Marine Scalefish Fishery - Licence Transfer.

 

 6             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 7             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Limitation of debate

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the time allotted for completion of the:

                    Economic Development Bill;

                    Mining (Precious Stones Field Ballots) Amendment Bill; and

                    Dog Control (Dangerous Breeds) Amendment Bill,

                be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday next.

                Question put and passed.

 

 9             Select Committee on the Juvenile Justice System

                The Minister of Primary Industries, by leave, moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on the Juvenile Justice System be extended until Tuesday 9 March.

                Question put and passed.

 

10           Economic Development Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Economic                           Development Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

11           Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Motor Vehicles (Wrecked or Written-Off Vehicles)

                 Amendment Bill                                                                                                 Message No. 71

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 9 February 1993                                                                G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

12           Economic Development Bill

                Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Message) resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

13           Adjournment

                The Minister of Business and Regional Development moved - That the House do now        adjourn.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 10.17 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 10 February 1993

                Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Quirke to move - That this House notes that on 16 February, ten years have elapsed since the second of the Ash Wednesday Bushfires and further notes that the disaster suffered by this State on that occasion was measured in severe loss of property and above all else, lives; this House commends the gallantry of all the firefighters, both regular and irregular, who risked their lives in the service of South Australia; moreover the House particularly notes the suffering of those injured that day and the grief of families in which life was lost.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House condemns the policies pursued by the Federal and South Australian Governments which have contributed to the tragically high levels of unemployment in this State, denying South Australians, particularly young people, the right to work.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House condemns the debt accumulation of the Federal and South Australian Governments which have placed the Nation and this State in such difficult financial circumstances and which will act as millstones around the necks of our citizens for at least the next decade.

 

For Wednesday 17 February 1993

                Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Hon. D.C. Brown to move - That this House endorses the commitment of the Federal Coalition in Government to abolish payroll tax through refunds of revenue foregone to the States.

 

Hon. J.L. Cashmore to move - That this House notes the significance of South Australia's planned celebrations to mark the centenary of women's suffrage in 1994 and South Australia's distinction as the first democracy in the world to grant women the right to stand for Parliament; commends the celebrations to the Parliament and the community; and resolves to dedicate space in the House of Assembly Chamber for two tapestries to commemorate these great constitutional achievements.

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House commends the Federal Coalition for the sympathetic assistance it will provide in Government to self funded retirees under the Fightback package in recognising the unsympathetic taxation discrimination that has been of major concern to those who have prepared for their own retirement.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House rejects any attempt by the Premier to force a sale of the State Bank without ensuring that -

                (a)     all monies from such sale are directed at debt reduction;

                (b)     the sale price is maximised;  and

                (c)     South Australians retain the banking services of the State Bank and the Head Office thereof.

 

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House believes that South Australia must become more export oriented and welcomes the Federal Liberal taxation initiatives which will assist in the achievement of that essential aim.

 

For Wednesday 3 March 1993

                Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House condemns the Government for its blatantly irresponsible attitude in condoning the ongoing polluting of our marine and riverine environment resulting from the discharge of effluent and wastewater from Engineering and Water Supply Department sewage treatment works.

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House condemns this Government for its appalling neglect in the management and resourcing of national parks and reserves and calls on the Minister of Environment and Land Management to inform the House what immediate action the Government intends taking to reverse this totally unacceptable and irresponsible situation.

 

Mr S.J. Baker to move - That this House views with concern the impact of State taxation on South Australian business prospects and in particular the pressure being placed on such businesses to move their operations interstate to avoid the highest rates of taxation in Australia being imposed by the Government.

 

                                                                                                                          

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Mr Such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY