No 38

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2002

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

 

2       Absence of Speaker

The Clerk informed the House of the absence of the Speaker.

Hon R B Such (Chairman of Committees) took the chair as Deputy Speaker.

 

3       Prayers

The Deputy Speaker read prayers.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 1 to be postponed until Thursday 24 October.

 

5       Great Australian Cattle Drive - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Hall -

That this House congratulates the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Year of the Outback Team on the success of the Great Australian Cattle Drive, and

      (a)  acknowledges the significant economic benefits and goodwill this historic event has generated across the outback regions of South Australia;

      (b)  congratulates the numerous individuals who participated in this event;

      (c)  recognises the valuable international media coverage this State has received for staging this event; and

      (d)  urges the State Government to financially support the concept of a similar biennial event in the future.

         Debate resumed.

 

         Mr O’Brien moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words in paragraph (d) and inserting in lieu thereof the words “suggests that the possibility of staging a similar event in the future be explored.”

         Debate resumed.

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put and passed.

         Question – That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 2 be postponed until Thursday 24 October.

 

7       Coast Protection Board Charter - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon W A Matthew – That this House calls on the Government to amend the Charter of the Coast Protection Board to become one of coast preservation and further calls on the Government to replenish sand at Hallett Cove to help preserve the coastline.

         Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Caica, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 24 October.

 

 

8       Deputy Police Commissioner – McKenzie - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire – That this House congratulates the recently retired Deputy Police Commissioner, Neil McKenzie, on his 43 years of diligent service to the South Australian Police and wider community and commends his efforts in supporting a safe community and safe use of roads.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Flinders Chase National Park - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon I F Evans  – That this House requests Her Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 43(4) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 to vary the proclamation made under Part 3 of that Act on 14 August 1997 so as to remove the ability to acquire or exercise pursuant to that proclamation pipeline rights under the Petroleum Act 1940 (or its successor) over the portion of the Flinders Chase National Park described as section 53, Hundred of Borda, County of Carnarvon.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Barossa Music Festival - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning – That this House supports the internationally acclaimed Barossa Music Festival which has provided millions of dollars of economic benefit and spin off for the Barossa and its surrounding regions and calls on the Government to reconsider its decision to cancel Government funding, without providing appropriate consultation and time for the Festival Board to refocus the Festival or to find alternative long term funding.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 24 October.

 

11      South Australian Economy - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire – That this House congratulates the South Australian community, business and the former Liberal Government for their efforts over the past eight years to reposition South Australia to presently be one of the strongest economies in Australia.

Debate resumed.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Williams, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 24 October.

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12      Petitions Nos 45 to 48

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

 

45   Hon D C Kotz, from 8320 electors of South Australia, requesting that the House not support legislation which may seek to extend shop trading hours.

 

46   Hon D C Kotz, from 65 electors of South Australia, requesting that the House act to prevent the land sub-division in the eastern section of the Cobbler Creek Reserve, Golden Grove.

 

47   Hon D C Kotz, from 140 electors of South Australia, requesting that the House to review cuts made to the Adult and Community Education Funding Scheme with a view to urging the Government to reinstate these important social inclusion programs.

 

48   Mr Scalzi, from 325 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to adjourn any further consideration of the Summary Offences (Tattooing and Piercing) Amendment Bill until the South Australian Tattoo Association has been consulted.

 

13      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Speaker –

      Joint Parliamentary Service – Report 2001-2002

 

         By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon) –

               Essential Services, Review of Management, Terms of Reference

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Fees Regulation – Overseas Students

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      River Murray Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2001-2002

      Soil Conservation Boards – Report 2001-2002

      South Australian Soil Conservation Council – Report 2001-2002

      South East Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2001-2002

      Torrens Catchment Water Management Board – Report 2001-2002

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith)

      Ministerial Statement - Uranium Mining

      Uranium Mining Industry SA, Report of Independent Review of Reporting Procedures, for the.

 

14      Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 7, 9, 16, 17, 22, 26, 32, 36, 37, 43, 46, 49, 53, 56, 58, 60, 62, 63, 66, 70, 75, 76, 79 - 81, and 108 - 112 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

15      Withdrawal of Business – Flinders Chase National Park and Gammon Ranges National Park

The Speaker directed that Notice of Motion: Government Business No 3 in the name of the Minister for Environment and Conservation be withdrawn from the Notice Paper, it being identical to a motion passed by the House this morning.  He further directed the withdrawal of Order of the Day: Government Business No 4, it being identical to a motion passed on 11 July 2002.

 

16      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

17      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

18      Public Finance and Audit (Auditor-General’s Powers) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Hon I F Evans, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

19      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill               Message No 36

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Legal Services Commission 1977, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 17 October 2002                                              R R Roberts, PRESIDENT


 

         Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) (Reviews) Amendment Bill        Message No 37

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 17 October 2002                                              R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

20      Adjournment

The Deputy Premier moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.07 pm until Monday 21 October at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Thursday 24 October 2002

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House –

(a)  recognises the vision shown by the Steele Hall Liberal Government through its 1968 decision to design, fund and construct the Festival Centre at its present site, later supported and opened by Don Dunstan;

(b)  congratulates the former Liberal Government for its commitment to fund the redevelopment of the Festival Centre, recently opened by the incoming Government on 15 October 2002; and

(c)  expresses its gratitude and commendation to the Festival Centre management and staff, the Festival Centre Trust and  Arts SA for their commitment to the rejuvenation of the precinct and their hard work and dedication throughout the redevelopment.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY