No 37

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2005

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petition No. 52

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

 

52   Hon I F Evans, from 497 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Planning to effect an increase in the minimum allotment size in the township of Coromandel Valley, within the City of Onkaparinga to be consistent with allotment sizes for the township of Coromandel Valley, within the City of Mitcham.

 

3       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 121, 169, 193, 220, 279, 329 and 339 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

4       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

         By the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon) -

               Port River Expressway – Naval Security – Correspondence Rear Admiral R M Hancock, Deputy Chief of Navy, Royal Australian Navy

 

By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Supreme Court – Residential Tenancies Tribunal

 

By the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (Hon P L White) –

      Development Act – Development Plan Amendment Report – City of Onkaparinga – Coromandel Valley – Desired Character Plan Amendment – Interim Operation

 

By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen) –

      Alpaca Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Apiary Industry Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Cattle Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Deer Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Goat Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Horse Industry Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Pig Industry Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004

      Sheep Advisory Group – Report 2003-2004.

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

7       National Electricity (South Australia) (New National Electricity Law) Amendment Bill

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

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 11 agreed to.

Clause No 12 read.

 

Mr Hanna moved on page 15, after line 37, to insert—

            (2)        It is declared that the long term interests of consumers will require—

(a)      decisions to be made in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development; and

(b)      measures to be taken by regulators and market participants to manage the demand for energy; and

(c)      there to be proper recognition of the long term environmental and economic costs of greenhouse gas emissions and action to be taken to reduce as far as practicable greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and use of electricity.

(3)       In addition to the promotion of action directed towards the long term interests of electricity consumers, the national electricity market objective is to include, in recognition that electricity supply is an essential community service—

(a)      the taking of all practicable steps to ensure that consumers have continuous access to an affordable, reliable and safe supply of electricity; and

(b)      the requirement that regulators and market participants consider the impact of their activities on low-income consumers.

Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put.

 

         Division, only one Aye

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

So it was passed in the negative.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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.

 

8       Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon), that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

 

9       National Electricity (South Australia) (New National Electricity Law) Amendment Bill

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

 

In Committee

Clause No 12 further considered and agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

10      Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.56 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 2 March 2005

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Premier to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to continue and enhance the commemoration of ANZAC Day as a day of national significance; to make a related amendment to the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936; and for other purposes.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Apportionment of Liability) Act 2001.

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to modify the general law relating to the tort of defamation; to repeal provisions of the Civil Liability Act 1936 relating to the tort of defamation; to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929 and the Limitation of Actions Act 1936; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Environment and Conservation to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Native Vegetation Act 1991, the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989, the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982, the Water Resources Act 1997 and the Wilderness Protection Act 1992.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Mr Snelling and Mr Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY