VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 1991
1 Meeting of House
The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair and read prayers.
2 Death of Hon. V.G. Springett and Mr G. O'Halloran Giles
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold), by leave, without notice, moved ‑ That this House expresses its regret at the recent deaths of Hon. V.G. Springett and Mr G. O'Halloran Giles, former Members of the Legislative Council and places on record its appreciation of their meritorious service.
And being supported by Mr D.S. Baker, Hon. B.C. Eastick, Mr S.J. Evans, Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy, Hon. T. Chapman, Messrs Lewis and Meier and the Speaker:
Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.
3 Petition No. 87
The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:
87 Mr S.J. Baker, from 889 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to undertake a tree planting program in conjunction with the resurfacing of Cross Road.
4 Answer to a question
An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.
The following Paper was laid on the Table:
By the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) ‑
Ministerial Statement by the Attorney‑General ‑ National Crime Authority ‑ Operation Hound.
6 Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation ‑ Minutes of Proceedings
Mr McKee, by leave, brought up the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation Minutes of Proceedings of 13 February.
7 Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation ‑ Minutes of Evidence
Mr McKee brought up the Minutes of Evidence given before the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation on Corporation of the City of Salisbury ‑ Salisbury Orderly Residential Development Supplementary Development Plan.
Questions without notice were asked.
9 Native Vegetation Bill
The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan), pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide incentives and assistance to landowners in relation to the preservation and enhancement of native vegetation; to control the clearance of native vegetation; to repeal the Native Vegetation Management Act 1985; to make consequential amendments to the South Australian Heritage Act 1978; and for other purposes.
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 Hon. D.C. Wotton, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.
10 Freedom of Information Bill (No. 2)
Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Freedom of Information Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.
Question put and passed.
Bill read a second time.
Clauses Nos 1 to 55 agreed to.
Schedule 1 agreed to.
Schedule 2 agreed to.
Title agreed to.
The House having resumed:
Mr M.J. Evans 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.
11 Waterworks Act Amendment Bill
Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Waterworks Act Amendment Bill be now read a second time.
Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.
The Minister for Environment and Planning moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.
Question put and passed.
House adjourned at 10.28 p.m. until tomorrow at 11.00 a.m.
MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN
For Thursday 21 February 1991
Notices of Motion: Other Business‑‑
Hon. D.C. Wotton to move ‑ That this House, taking into account the commitment made by the then Minister for Environment and Planning in November 1985 that whatever the outcome of the consultative process there would be no change in the status of the beaches within the Coorong National Park or the Coorong Game Reserve for seven years ‑
(a) calls on the current Minister for Environment and Planning to reopen negotations on this subject to enable genuine representation to be considered as part of the decision making process;
(b) calls on the Minister to provide the evidence upon which she based the decision to close the Coorong Game Reserve and refuse entry to significant sections of the beaches within the Coorong National Park;
(c) calls on the Minister to table all submissions received on the Draft Management Plan along with a copy of the Reserves Advisory Committee Report on this subject; and
(d) calls on the Minister to give an undertaking to attend a public meeting convened for the purpose of enabling the views of the people most affected by this decision to be heard.
Mr Matthew to move ‑ That this House condemns the Government for failing to commit itself to a hockey and tennis complex at Seacliff and calls on the Government to intervene immediately to prevent the loss of $230 000 Federal funding and $30 000 Local Government funding together with land and buildings, all of which have already been committed toward the complex.
Mr Lewis to move ‑ That this House notes the Green Paper on the Future Directions for the Energy Sector in South Australia and condemns the Government for ‑
(a) failing to recognise its responsibility to identify options which enable reductions of atmospheric carbon emissions in compliance with the Commonwealth Government commitment to the international community;
(b) failing to address the future energy needs of the Multi Function Polis;
(c) failing to supply factual information about the environmental, social and economic benefits of demand management techniques;
(d) the lack of factual information about the part which alternative and renewable energy forms can play in future energy supply;
(e) the lack of direction and initiatives relevant to energy conservation and fuel substitution;
(f) the lack of factual historical information about the recent attempts which have been made by the Government and its agencies in demand forecasting; and
(g) failing to outline the basic optional strategies for funding research and development needed to support the discovery of technologies for viable alternative energy sources.
Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Hon. D.J. Hopgood.
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY