No 35

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 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       Petition No 55

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

 

55   Mr McEwen, from 124 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to close the Public Trustee Office in Mount Gambier.

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

   By the Deputy Premier (Hon R G Kerin) representing the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) -

               Fees Regulation Act – Regulations - Fees

 

   By the Minister for Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Regional Development (Hon R G Kerin) -

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Meat Hygiene – Fees

                     Mines and Works Inspection – Fees

                     Mining - Fees

                     Opal Mining - Fees

                     Petroleum – Fees

                     Seeds - Fees

 

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

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Adoption - Fees

                     Controlled Substances –

                              Fees General

                              Fees Pesticide

                              Fees Poisons

                     Development - Fees

                     Harbors and Navigation - Fees

                     Housing Improvement –Fees


 

                     Motor Vehicles –

                              Fees

                              Trade Plates Fees

                     Passenger Transport – General Fees

                     Public and Environmental Health - Fees

                     Radiation Protection and Control - Fees

                     Road Traffic –

                              Expiation Fees

                              Inspection Fees

                     South Australian Health Commission –

                              Fees

                              Private Hospital Fees

                              Recognised Hospital Fees

 

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

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Dangerous Substances -Fees

                     Explosives - Fees

                     Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare - Fees

                     Roads (Opening and Closing) - Fees

                     State Records - Fees

                     Valuation of Land - Fees

                     Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation – Medical Practitioner Scale of Charges

 

   By the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (Hon M R Buckby) -

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Financial Institutions Duty – Non Dutiable Receipts

                     Gaming Machines - Fees

                     Land Tax - Fees

                     Petroleum Products Regulation - Fees

                     Tobacco Products Regulation - Fees

 

By the Minister for Environment and Heritage (Hon D C Kotz) -

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium - Fees

                     Crown Lands - Fees

                     Environment Protection –

                              Beverage Containers

                              Fees and Levies

                     National Parks and Wildlife –

                              Hunting Fees

                              Permit Fees

                     Pastoral Land Management and Conservation - Fees

                     Water Resources - Fees

 

   By the Minister for Industry and Trade (Hon I F Evans) -

               Ministerial Statement – Review of Victims of Crime – Release of Stage One Report

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Associations Incorporation - Fees

                     Bills of Sale - Fees

                     Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration - Fees

                     Building Work Contractors - Fees

                     Business Names - Fees

                     Community Titles - Fees

                     Conveyancers - Fees

                     Co-operatives - Fees

                     Cremation – Permit Fees

                     Emergency Services Funding – Unpaid Levy

                     Firearms - Fees

                     Land Agents - Fees

                     Liquor Licensing - Fees

                     Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians - Fees

                     Real Property –

                              Fees

                              Transfer Fees

                     Registration of Deeds - Fees

                     Second-Hand Vehicle Dealers - Fees

                     Security and Investigation Agents - Fees

                     Sexual Reassignment - Fees

                     Strata Titles - Fees

                     Supreme Court –

                              Fees

                              Probate Fees

                     Trade Measurement Administration - Charges

                     Travel Agents - Fees

                     Worker’s Liens - Fees

 

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

               Racing Act – Regulations – Percentage Totalization

 

   By the Minister for Local Government (Hon M K Brindal) -

               Local Government – Regulations – Fees.

 

4       Legislative Review Committee - Report - Fourteenth

Mr Condous brought up the Fourteenth Report of the Committee.

         Report received.

 

5       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

7       Public Works Committee - Report – Qualco Sunlands Groundwater Control Scheme - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Ninety-Fourth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Qualco Sunlands Groundwater Control Scheme be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 


8       Public Works Committee - Report – Adelaide Festival Centre – Priority Upgrade Works - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Ninety-Fifth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Adelaide Festival Centre – Priority Upgrade Works be noted.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Public Works Committee - Report – Government Radio Network Contract - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Ninety-Sixth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Government Radio Network Contract be noted.

        

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 7 July.

 

10      Public Works Committee - Report – Motorola Stage 3 – Extensions to Software Centre – Technology Park - Motion to note

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That the Ninety-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Motorola Stage 3 - Extensions to Software Centre - Technology Park be noted.

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The time for the consideration of Standing Committee Reports having expired, the motion was adjourned (Mr Lewis) and made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 7 July.

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11      Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Penalties) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Government Enterprises, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

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 Key, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

12      Appropriation Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Industry and Trade, that the debate be adjourned on motion.

 

13      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 6.00 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 8.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 


14      Appropriation Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         The Minister for Government Enterprises moved - That this Bill be referred to the Estimates Committees.

         Question put and passed.

 

15      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Government Enterprises moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

16      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                               Message No 60

MR SPEAKER – In reply to Message No 64 from the House of Assembly, the Legislative Council agrees to the time and place appointed by the House of Assembly for holding a Conference.

         Legislative Council, 2 June 1999                                                     J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Bill                                       Message No 61

MR SPEAKER –The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herein, titled an Act to facilitate the transfer to the Commonwealth of responsibility for regulating building societies, credit unions and friendly societies as companies under the Corporations Law; to repeal the Financial Institutions (Application of Laws) Act 1992 and the Friendly Societies (South Australia) Act 1997; to amend the South Australian Office of Financial Supervision Act 1992 and to provide for the winding up of SAOFS and the expiry of the Act; to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1915 and certain other Acts; to provide for transitional matters; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

 

The Legislative Council draws the attention of the House of Assembly to clauses Nos. 21 and 38, printed in erased type, which clauses, being money clauses, cannot originate in the Legislative Council, but are deemed necessary to the Bill.

         Legislative Council, 2 June 1999                                                     J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - that the second reading be taken into consideration on motion.

 


         Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) Bill                                            Message No 61

MR SPEAKER –The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herein, titled an Act to provide for transfers of business between authorised deposit-taking institutions and between life insurance companies; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

 

The Legislative Council draws the attention of the House of Assembly to clause no. 8, printed in erased type, which clause, being a money clause, cannot originate in the Legislative Council, but which is deemed necessary to the Bill.

         Legislative Council, 2 June 1999                                                     J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - That the second reading be taken into consideration on motion.

 

17      Appropriation Bill - Grievance debate

         The Minister for Government Enterprises proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

18      Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Bill

Ordered - That the second reading of this Bill be now taken into consideration.

      The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Foley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Financial Sector (Transfer of Business) Bill

Ordered - That the second reading of this Bill be now taken into consideration.

      The Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Foley, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 11.51 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For THURSDAY 3 June 1999

Notice of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Deputy Premier to move – That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Treasurer (Hon R I Lucas), the Attorney-General (Hon K T Griffin), Minister for Transport and Urban Planning (Hon D V Laidlaw) and the Minister for Disability Services (Hon R D Lawson), Members of the Legislative Council, be permitted to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

 


Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Mrs Maywald to move – That the Environment, Resources and Development Committee investigate and report on the functioning and operation of the Environment Protection Authority and the Environment Protection Agency, with particular reference to –

(a)     the adequacy of the current legislation to enable the Agency to achieve its aim;

(b)     the adequacy of the resources provided to the agency;

(c)     the adequacy of the monitoring and policing functions of the Agency;

(d)     alternative interstate and overseas models for the administration of environmental protection legislation; and

(e)     any other relevant matters.

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions

 

Ms Hurley to move – That this House notes that the -

(a)  Federal Government through the proposed 29% Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) intends to effectively increase the current 41% Wholesale Sales Tax on wine to a 46% tax rate equivalent, raise an additional $147 million in revenue and tax cellar door sales;

(b)  increases in wine prices caused by the introduction of WET contradicts the Prime Minister’s assurance that prices will not rise by more than 1.9% under the GST;

(c)  Wine Industry estimates that the proposed tax would cost 500 jobs nationwide and will have a disproportionate adverse effect in South Australia, including small wineries; and

(d)  calls on the Federal Government to reduce the WET proposal to the revenue neutral rate of 24.5% and provide exemptions of at least $100,000 for cellar doors sales, tastings and promotions.

 

Ms Hurley to move – That this House notes the considerable hardship suffered by farmers in the northeast of this State due to the exceptional circumstances, including drought and insect plague, and the refusal by the Federal Government to grant assistance to these farmers while it has assisted farmers suffering similar hardship in the adjoining areas of New South Wales and calls on the State Government to more actively lobby its Federal colleagues to support the northeast farmers in their applications for financial assistance.

 

Ms Hurley to move – That this House calls on the Minister for Government Enterprises to guarantee continued safe public access to jetties for recreational purposes, including fishing.

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         Present during the day - All Members except Hon J W Olsen.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY