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                                                                                                   No.39

                                                                                                       

 

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                          THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 1992

 

 

 1        Meeting of House

           The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the

              Chair and read prayers.

 

2         Legislative Review Committee - Reports

           Mr McKee brought up the following Reports of the Legislative Review Committee:

              Second Report, 1992.

              Report received.

              Third Report, 1992.

              Reports received.

          

3         Fisheries Act - Various Regulations - Motion for disallowance

           Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motions of Mr Meier -

              (a)  That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Abalone Fishery -

                  Scheme of Management made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on

                  8 August 1991, be disallowed.

              (b) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Prawn Fishery -

                  Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House

                  on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

              (c)  That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Rock Lobster

                  Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this

                  House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

              (d) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to General Fishery -

                  Definitions, Sizes and Licences, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this

                  House on 8 August 1991 be disallowed.

              (e)  That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Lakes and Coorong

                  Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this

                  House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

              (f)  That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Marine Scalefish

                  Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this

                  House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.      

              (g) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to River Fishery -

                  Scheme of Management made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

              (h) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Experimental Crab

                  Fishery - Licences, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August

                 1991, be disallowed.

 

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           Debate resumed.

           Ordered, on motion of Mr Blacker, that the debate be further adjourned until

              Thursday next.

 

4         Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Regulations/Committees) Nos 2 and 3 be Orders of the

              Day for Thursday next.      

               

5         Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.1 be postponed and taken into

              consideration on motion.

 

6         Pensions, Indexing of - Motion re

           Mr Holloway, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House supports the call

              of the South Australian Council on the Ageing for a review by the Commonwealth

              Department of Social Security of the basket of goods and services included

              in the Consumer Price Index as the basis for indexing pensions.

           Debate ensued.

           Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

7         Hillcrest Hospital - Motion re

           Dr Armitage, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, in the absence of specific

              information concerning the community support services which will be provided following the closure of Hillcrest Hospital, calls on the Government to halt further devolution of Hillcrest Hospital services until the adequate provision in the western suburbs of -

              (a)  a community psychiatric treatment team;

              (b) increased day facilities;

              (c)  an industrial therapy workshop programme;

              (d) increased accommodation; and

              (e) a drop-in centre,

              for psychiatric patients in the community.

           Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 March.

 

8         Adelaide Hills STA Services - Motion re

           Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the

              Minister of Transport regarding the planned removal of essential STA services in the Adelaide Hills and calls on the Minister, as a matter of urgency, to say what alternative forms of transport will be introduced to ensure that adequate services are provided in the area.

           Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until

              Thursday 19 March.

 

9         Public Transport Operating Hours - Motion re

           Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to abandon its short sighted decision to cease operating public transport at 10.00 pm on Sunday to Thursday of each week without providing for an alternative means by which South Australians can gain access to affordable transport.

           Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until

              Thursday next.

 

10       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.6 be a Notice of Motion for

              Thursday 19 March.


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11       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.7 be postponed and taken into

              consideration on motion.

 

12       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 8 to 13 be postponed and taken

              into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No.14.

 

13       Wool Sales - Motion re

           Mr Blacker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House views with concern the statements by Mac Drysdale Chairman of the Australian Wool Corporation, that "Centralisation of wool sales (is) inevitable" and strongly supports the retention of the Wool Selling Centre in Adelaide.

           Debate ensued.

           Question put and passed.

 

14       Live Sheep Export - Motion re

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No.1 be now taken into consideration.

           Mr Lewis then moved - That this House supports the live sheep export trade and

              acknowledges that it is an industry which adds considerable value to the sheep products industry in this State.

           Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19

              March.

 

15       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 8 and 9 be postponed and taken into

              consideration and resumed on motion.

 

16       ACOSS and SACOSS - Motion re

           Mr Quirke, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House affirms the legitimacy of the

              Australian Council of Social Service and the South Australian Council of Social Service in representing welfare oriented groups, recognises the contribution made by ACOSS and SACOSS in policy analysis, policy development and community debate on important social issues, recognises that the provision of community services is a partnership between the Government and non Government sectors and recognises that national and state advocacy organisations like ACOSS, SACOSS,  the Conservation Foundation and the Consumers Association are an important and legitimate part of the democratic process.

           Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 March.

 

17       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.11 be Notice of Motion for

              Thursday next.

 

18       Postponement of business

           Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.12 be postponed and taken into

              consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Business) No.13.

               

19       National Economy - Motion re

           Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That because of the parlous state of the nation's

              economy, this House demands that the following urgent measures be implemented by the Federal Government immediately -

         (a) abolition of payroll tax;

         (b) abolition of the 17.5% annual leave loading;

         (c) abolition of penalty rates; and

 

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         (d) return to a 40 hour, 5 day week.

           Debate ensued.

           Ordered, on motion of Hon.T.H. Hemmings, by leave, that the debate be adjourned until

              Thursday next.

                                                                                                                       

 

           It being 12.15 p.m. the Orders of the Day (Other Motions) were called on by the Clerk.

 

                                                                                                                        

          

20       Country Rail Service - Motion re

                    Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning - That this

         House calls on Australian National, in co-operation with the State Transport Authority, to

               proceed toward the re-establishment of a country rail passenger network with priority being given to services for the Iron Triangle and the South East.

       Debate resumed.

       Mrs Hutchison moved to leave out all words after the word "on" and insert in lieu thereof the

               words "the Federal Government to re-establish the country rail passenger network to Whyalla, Mt Gambier and Broken Hill with priority being given to services to the Iron Triangle and the South East."

       Debate continued.

       Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 2

               April.                                                    

 

21     Tea Tree Gully Police Station - Motion re

        Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Kotz - That this

          House condemns the proposed closure of the Tea Tree Gully Police Station between the

                 hours of 11.00 p.m. and 7.00 a.m. and calls on the Government to support its own policy of neighbourhood and community based policing and reject the proposed closure forthwith.

        Debate resumed.

        Mr Holloway moved to leave out all words after the word "House" and insert in lieu

           thereof the words as follow: "acknowledging that an adequate police presence is necessary

                 for the well-being and security of the community, expresses full confidence in

                 the expertise of the Police Commissioner to use the record allocation of resources provided

                 to the Police Department to the community's best advantage."

        Debate continued.     

        Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday

                 19 March.

            

22   Education Review Unit - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mr De Laine - That this House

        acknowledges the work of the Education Review Unit since its establishment in 1989,

        notes that it has conducted reviews of 231 schools, 3 operational and support

        units and 5 program and policy areas and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that

        final ERU reports are made available to the Parliamentary Library.

      Motion resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

23   Brighton and Hallett Cove Police Stations - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That this

        House calls on the Government to investigate as a matter of priority the establishment of

        police stations at Hallett Cover and Brighton as part of the commencement of a move back to

.........  community police stations.

      Debate resumed.


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      Mr Quirke moved to leave out all the words after the word "House" and insert in lieu

............. thereof the words: "supports the Police Commissioner's right and duty to

............. allocate available police resources, including the location of police stations, in the best interests of the people of South Australia".

 

      Speaker's ruling

      The Speaker, on a point of order being raised, ruled that the amendment was not a direct

............. negative of the motion.

 

      Motion for disagreement

      Mr S.J. Baker moved - That the ruling of the Speaker be disagreed with.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and negatived.

 

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 19

............. March.

 

24   Third Arterial Road - Motion re

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That this

        House calls  on the Government as a matter of priority to commence construction of phase 2

        of the Third Arterial Road in order to alleviate traffic problems on Brighton and South

        Roads and condemns the Government for attempting to spread the road building project

        over an unacceptable length of time.

      Debate resumed.

      Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until

        Thursday next.

 

25   Petition No.197

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

 

      197 Dr Armitage, from 15 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

        the Government not to close Hillcrest Hospital.

 

26   Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

27   Grievance debate

      The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

      Debate ensued.

      Question put and passed.

 

28   Next day of sitting

      The Minister of Labour (Hon.R.J. Gregory) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn

         until Wednesday 26 February at 2.00 p.m.

      Question put and passed.

 

29   Supply Bill (No.1) - Grievance debate

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

        Speaker do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee

        of the whole for consideration of the Bill.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

 

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      Bill read a third time and passed.

 

30   Road Traffic (Prescribed Vehicles) Amendment Bill

      Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Road Traffic

        (Prescribed Vehicles) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

      Debate resumed.

      Question put and passed.

 

      Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                     Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                                      Clause No. 4 amended and agreed to.

                                                                      Clause No. 5 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 with amendments.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

31       Real Property (Survey Act) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Real Property

                   (Survey Act) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

         

         Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                             Clauses Nos 1 to 3 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.

 

32        Adjournment

         The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon.S.M. Lenehan) moved - That the House

            do now adjourn.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

         House adjourned at 4.44 p.m. until Wednesday 26 February at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

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                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For  Thursday 27 February 1992

      Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) -

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1932

         relating to Refunds and Fees, made on 31 October and laid on the Table of this House on

         12 November 1991, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1932

         relating to Public Utilities and Access, made on 31 October and laid on the Table of this House on 12 November 1991, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Greyhound Racing Control Board Rules under the Racing Act

         1976,made on 28 November 1991 and laid on the Table of this House on 11 February 1992, be disallowed.

 

 

 

         Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Holloway to move - That this House calls on the Federal Government to cease further

         reduction in tariff protection, particularly for the motor vehicle and textile, clothing and footwear industries, until the national economy has recovered and it can be demonstrated that those industries are in a position to withstand any such reductions.

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House congratulates and expresses its support to the

         operators of Waterways Farm at Keyneton from the excellent work being carried out in this area of land rehabilitation by providing land and soil rehabilitation services and in developing systems of whole farm planning which takes into account the need for environmental and economic returns.

 

Mr Holloway to move - That this House rejects Opposition proposals to abandon the construction

         program of the South Australian Housing Trust in favour of a private rental subsidy scheme and calls on the Federal Government to provide additional support for public housing in South Australia.

  

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Present during the day - All the Members except Mr Becker and Hon K. Mayes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

           ......   ....                                                                                                                                                       N.T. Peterson

           ......   ....                                                                                                                SPEAKER                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

   

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY