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No. 39

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 14 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          Drugs in South Australia - Motion re

Hon. L.J. Arnold, pursuant to notice, moved - That a select committee be established to inquire into all aspects of the production and marketing of illegal or prohibited drugs in South Australia.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Kann), that the debate be adjourned until Thursday nest.

 

3          Postponement of business

Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 2 and 3 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 4 April.

 

4          State Bank Executive Salaries-Motion re

Mr Becker, pursuant to notice, moved - That in the opinion of this House, all executive salary packages of the State flank and associated companies' employees worth in excess of $85 000 per annum, be listed in the State Bank Annual Report to Parliament, in line with publicly listed companies' practice and recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee

Ordered, on motion of Mr lngerson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 4 April.

 

5          Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 5 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 7 March.

 

6          National Rail Services - Motion re

Hon. H. Allison, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House -

(a) deplores the decision by the Commonwealth Minister for l and Transport to close South Australia's regional' rail passenger services by thc end of 1990;

(b) believes the decision to be in breach of sections 7 and 9 of thc Railways Transfer Agreement Act, 1975;

(c) seeks clarification from the Commonwealth Government about the fate of our regional rail freight services; and

(d) calls on the State Government –

(i)    to employ all possible legal avenues to ensure that South Australia is not reduced to being the only mainland State without regional rail services, and

 


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(ii)   to investigate and confirm long term options for ensuring that regional and rural areas of South Australia have access to efficient and effective passenger and freight transportation services in the future.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. H. Allison, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

7          Postponement of business

Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 7 to 10 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 14 March.

 

8          Road Traffic Act-Regulations - Photographic Detection Devices - Motion for disallowance

Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That the Regulations made under the Road Traffic Act, 1961 relating to Photographic Detection - Devices, made on 14 June and laid on the Table of this House on 2 August 1990, be disallowed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Gunn, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 4 April.

 

9          Postponement of business

Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 12 to 16 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 17 to 19 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 14 March.

 

11       Postponement of business

Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 20 and 21 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

12       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 22 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 21 March.

 

13       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 23 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

14       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 24 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 7 March.

 

15       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 7 March.

 

16       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of thc Day ((Other Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 April.

 

17       Food Act - Regulations - Prawn Colouring - Motion for disallowance

 

Order of thc Day read for thc adjourned debate on the motion of Mr M.J. Evans - That the Regulations under the Food Act, 1985 relating to Prawn Colouring, made on 20 September and laid on the Table of this House on 10 October 1990, be disallowed.


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Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

18       Multi Function Polis ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. J.L. Cashmore ‑ That this House examine the economic, environmental, social and cultural impact of the proposed Multi Function Polis and examine and make public all commitments so far entered into by the Government, all costs to be incurred by the Government and the specific timetable proposed for development of the project:

Which Mr DeLaine has moved to amend by leaving out all words after "House" and inserting the words "welcome the opportunities created be having Adelaide nominated as the site for the Multi Function Polis and notes the approval of the Commonwealth Government for the next stage of the project involving a detailed environmental assessment of the Gillman site, an estimate of the infrastructure costs of the project and the methods of financing them, an investigation of potential business opportunities, an assessment of the impact on the social fabric of Adelaide and South Australia, and a collaborative community consultation program between the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments and further, this House supports the work of the Management Group chaired by Mr Ross Adler and looks forward to the publication of its report."

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. J.L. Cashmore, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 21 March.

 

19       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 March.

 

20       Clare‑Mintaro Supplementary Development Plan ‑ Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning ‑ That the Minutes of Evidence of the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation relating to the District Council of Clare‑Mintaro State Heritage Area Supplementary Plan, laid on the Table of this House on 24 October and 7 November 1990, be noted.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

21       Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2)

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Criminal Law Consolidation Act Amendment Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

22       Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Native Vegetation Bill ‑ Recommending                                                                             Message No. 25

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Native Vegetation Bill 1991.

Government House, Adelaide, 14 February 1991                                                R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR


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23       Paper

The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon. J.C. Bannon) ‑

        Deed of Indemnity Between Treasurer and the State Bank of South Australia,

                7 February and a letter dated 8 February 1991.

 

24       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

25       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.

Debate resumed.

Question put.

House divided (No. 1):

Ayes, 22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

 

Noes, 22.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton (Teller)

 

 

Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote          for the Ayes.

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                    Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                    Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                                                    Clauses Nos 4 to 10 agreed to.

                                                    Title agreed to.

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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 with amendments.

The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) moved ‑ That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question put.

House divided (No. 2):

Ayes, 22.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. S.M. Lenehan (Teller)

 

Noes, 22 .

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton (Teller)

 

 

Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote          for the Ayes.

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

26       Adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Planning moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.28 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 7 March 1991

Notices of Motion: Other Business‑‑

 

Hon. J.L. Cashmore to move ‑ That this House notes the contents and conclusions of the Communique of the Special Premiers' Conference held in Brisbane in October 1990 and in particular:


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(a)   agreement on the need for a fundamental review of Commonwealth/State financial arrangements;

(b)   an assessment of the distribution of Commonwealth and State Government taxation powers and the need for reduction in tied grants;

(c)   the need for reform in the structure and ownership of Government trading enterprises;

(d)   rationalisation of regulatory activities undertaken by the different levels of government so as to remove inefficiencies; and

(e)   a review of existing services to achieve more integrated and effective delivery of programs and reduction of duplication,

        and notes the potential benefits to South Australia of such proposals.

 

Mr Venning to move ‑ That this House supports an immediate moratorium on the  removal of any further railway infrastructure in South Australia and calls upon the Minister of Transport to exercise his powers under the Railways Transfer Agreement to take to arbitration any decision by Australian National Railways to diminish the value and efficiency of the rail system.

 

For Thursday 14 March 1991

            Notice of Motion: Other Business‑‑

 

Hon. J.L. Cashmore to move ‑ That this House notes the summary and draft recommendations of the Industry Commission's Draft Report on Energy Generation Distribution and in particular:

(a)   the poor investment decisions leading to excess capacity and gross over‑staffing during the 1980s;

(b)   the failure of electricity and gas prices to reflect accurately the cost of supply; and

(c)   the need and scope for improving performance in these industries,

and the relevance of the Commission's findings for the Electricity Trust of South Australia and the South Australian Gas Co Ltd.

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Hon. J.H.C. Klunder.

 

The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

Division No. 1 ‑

Ayes ‑ Hon. J.H.C. Klunder.

Noes ‑ Hon. T. Chapman.

 

Division No. 2 ‑

Ayes ‑ Hon. J.H.C. Klunder.

Noes ‑ Hon. T. Chapman.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY