No. 38

 

                                                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                                                                      OF THE

 

                                                         HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                      WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1995

 

 

 1         Meeting of House

                  The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. G.M. Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2         Legislative Review Committee - Seventeenth Report

                  Mr Cummins  brought up the Seventeenth Report, 1994-95, of the Committee.

                  Report received.

                 

3         Questions

                  Questions without notice were asked.

                 

4         Grievance debate

                  The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

 

5         Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care 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 and 2 agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 3 read.

                  The Minister for Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage) moved on page 1, line 25 to leave out "18" and insert in lieu thereof  "16".

                  Question - That  the amendment be agreed to -  put.


                  Committee divided (No. 1):

 

                                          Ayes, 25.

 

                              Mr Ashenden

                              Hon. D.S. Baker

                              Hon. S.J. Baker

                              Mr Bass

                              Hon. F.T. Blevins

                              Mr Brindal

                              Mr Brokenshire

                              Hon. D.C. Brown

                              Mr Caudell

                              Mr Clarke

                              Mr Cummins

                              Mr De Laine

                              Mr Foley

                              Mrs Geraghty

                              Mrs Greig

                              Ms Hall

                              Ms Hurley

                              Hon. G.A. Ingerson

                              Mrs Kotz

                              Mr Quirke

                              Hon. M.D. Rann

                              Ms Stevens

                              Mr Venning

                              Ms White                                                                     

                              Hon. M.H. Armitage (Teller)

 

 

                  Noes, 17.

                             

Mr Andrew

Mr Becker

Mr Condous

Mr Evans

Mr Kerin

Mr Leggett

Mr Lewis

Hon. W.A. Mattew

Mr Meier

Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

Ms Penfold

Mrs Rosenberg

Mr Rossi

Mr Scalzi

Mr Wade

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                  So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                  Mr Becker, by leave, moved on page 1, line 23 to leave out "16" and insert in lieu thereof "18".

                  Question put and negatived.

                                                                                                Clause as amended agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 4 read.

                  Mr Atkinson moved on page 2, line 25 to leave out the words "artificial nutrition and hydration".

                  Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 


                  Committee divided (No. 2):

 

                                          Ayes, 11.

 

                              Mr Becker

                              Mr Brokenshire

                              Mr De Laine

                              Mr Kerin

                              Mr Leggett

                              Mr Lewis

                              Mr Meier

                              Mr Quirke

                              Mr Rossi

                              Mr Scalzi

                              Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

                              Noes, 26.

 

                  Mr Andrew

                  Mr Ashenden

                  Hon. S.J. Baker

                  Mr Bass

                  Hon. F.T. Blevins

                  Mr Caudell

                  Mr Clarke

                  Mr Cummins

                  Mr Condous

                  Mr Evans

                  Mr Foley

                  Mrs Geraghty

                  Ms Hall

                  Ms Hurley

                  Hon. G.A. Ingerson

                  Mrs Kotz

                  Hon. W.A. Matthew

                  Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

                  Ms Penfold

                  Hon. M.D. Rann

                  Mrs Rosenberg                                                                  

                  Ms Stevens

                  Mr Venning

                  Ms White   

                  Hon. D.C. Wotton

                  Hon. M.H. Armitage (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                  So it passed in the negative.

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 4 to 6 agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 7 amended and agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 8 read.

                  Mr Lewis moved on page 4, after line 33 to insert a new sub clause as follows:

                  (1a)  However, a person who has not attained the age of 18 years cannot grant a medical power of attorney unless a medical practitioner has certified that the person is, in the opinion of the medical practitioner, suffering from a terminal illness.

                  Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 


                  Committee divided (No. 3):

 

                                          Ayes, 13.

 

                              Mr Atkinson

                              Mr Becker

                              Mr Condous

                              Mr De Laine

                              Mr Evans

                              Mr Leggett

                              Mr Meier

                              Hon. J.K.G. Oswald

                              Mrs Rosenberg                              

                              Mr Rossi

                              Mr Scalzi

                              Hon. D.C. Wotton

                              Mr Lewis (Teller)

 

                              Noes, 24.

 

                  Mr Andrew

                  Mr Ashenden

                  Mr Bass

                  Hon. F.T. Blevins

                  Mr Brokenshire

                  Mr Caudell

                  Mr Clarke

                  Mr Cummins

                  Mr Foley

                  Mrs Geraghty

                  Ms Hall

                  Ms Hurley

                  Hon. G.A. Ingerson

                  Mr Kerin

                  Mrs Kotz

                  Hon. W.A. Matthew

                  Ms Penfold

                  Mr Quirke

                  Hon. M.D. Rann

                  Ms Stevens

                  Mr Venning

                  Mr Wade

                  Ms White   

                  Hon. M.H. Armitage (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                  So it  passed in the negative.

                                                                                                Clause No. 8  otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 9 agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 10 read.

 

                  To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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                  The House having resumed:

                  Hon. H. Allison 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.

 

6         Extension of time for adjournment

                  The Minister for Health moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                  Question put and passed.

 

7          Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Bill

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

 

                                                                                      In Committee

                                                                                                Clause No. 10 further considered.

                  Mr Atkinson moved on page 6, line 30 to leave out the words "a moribund state" and insert in lieu thereof the words "the terminal phase of a terminal illness".

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

                                                                                                Clause left out.

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 11 to 13 agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 14 left out.


 

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 15 to 17 agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 18 amended and agreed to.

                                                                                                Clause No. 19 read.

 

                  To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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                  The House having resumed:

                  Hon. H. Allison 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 tomorrow.

 

8         Adjournment

                  House adjourned at 11.13 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

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                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For  Thursday 23 February 1995

            Notice of Motion: Other Motions-

 

 

Mr Scalzi to move - That this House commends the Government on the strong action that it is taking in the cleaning up of the water catchments in South Australia, and in particular the River Torrens and the Patawalonga.

 

 

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                  Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                G.M. Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY