No. 39

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 1993

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petitions Nos 128 and 129

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

 

                128    Mr Lewis from 11 610 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to provide for mandatory prison sentences for serious driving, larceny and firearm offences.

 

                129    Mr McKee from 99 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to transfer responsibility for schools from the Education Department to school councils.

 

 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             Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 1 and 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday 3 March.

 

 6             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills) No. 3 be an Order of the Day                         for Wednesday 28 April.

 

 7             National Parks and Wildlife (Emu Farming) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the National Parks                         and Wildlife (Emu Farming) Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 2 further considered.

                                                             Mr Lewis' amendments further considered.

                Question put.

 

 

                Committee divided (No. 1):

               Ayes, 23.                                          Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Ingerson

            Mrs Kotz

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Lewis (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. M.K. Mayes (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                So it passed in the negative.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had                       agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                Mr Lewis moved - That this Bill be read a third time.

                Question put and negatived.

 

 8             Stamp Duties (Concessions) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Stamp Duties                           (Concessions) Amendment Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

 

                                                             Clause No. 3 further considered.

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson 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 on Wednesday 10 March.

 

 9             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 3 March.

 

10           Economic and Finance Committee - Report

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Fifth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Continued Existence of the West Beach Trust.

                Mr Quirke moved - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 3 March.

 

11           Agriculture, Departmental Review - Motion re

                Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the recently released Organisation Development Review Report of the Department of Agriculture but has great concern at the intended closure of nine regional offices vital to extension services in rural South Australia.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 10                   March.

 

12           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 2 be a Notice of Motion for                                Wednesday 10 March.

 

13           Women's Suffrage Centenary - Motion re

                Hon. J.L. Cashmore, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the significance of South Australia's planned celebrations to mark the centenary of women's suffrage in 1994 and South Australia's distinction as the first democracy in the world to grant women the right to stand for Parliament; commends the celebrations to the Parliament and the community; and resolves to dedicate space in the House of Assembly Chamber for two tapestries to commemorate these great constitutional achievements.

                Debate ensued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.C. Brown, that the debate be adjourned and resumed on                        motion.

 

14           Suspension of Sessional Orders

                Mr S.G. Evans, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Orders of the Day (Other Motions) to be postponed until Notices of Motion (Other Business) are disposed of.

                Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute

                  majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

15           Women's Suffrage Centenary - Motion re

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of  Hon. J.L. Cashmore - That this House notes the significance of South Australia's planned celebrations to mark the centenary of women's suffrage in 1994 and South Australia's distinction as the first democracy in the world to grant women the right to stand for Parliament; commends the celebrations to the Parliament and the community; and resolves to dedicate space in the House of Assembly Chamber for two tapestries to commemorate these great constitutional achievements - be now resumed.

 

 

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

16           Superannuation Policies - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House commends the Federal Coalition for the sympathetic assistance it will provide in Government to self funded retirees under the Fightback package in recognising the unsympathetic taxation discrimination that has been of major concern to those who have prepared for their own retirement.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 3                         March.

 

17           State Bank Sale - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House rejects any attempt by the Premier to force a sale of the State Bank without ensuring that -

                  (a)   all monies from such sale are directed at debt reduction;

                  (b)   the sale price is maximised;  and

                  (c)   South Australians retain the banking services of the State Bank and the Head Office thereof.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until                                 Wednesday 3 March.

 

18           Messages from the Legislative Council

                The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:

 

                Courts Administration Bill                                                               Message No. 74

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to provide for the administration of courts, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 16 February 1993                                                              G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

19           Police Superannuation (Superannuation Guarantee) Amendment Bill

                The Treasurer (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990 and to make a related amendment to the Superannuation Act 1988.

                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 Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20           Aboriginal Lands Trust (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966.

                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 Dr Armitage, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

21           Select Committee on Health Administration - Motion for

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans), pursuant to notice, moved - That a Select Committee be established to examine -

                  (a)   the administrative arrangements for the provision of health services in South Australia;

                  (b)   coordination of and ways of enhancing cooperation between providers of health services in this State;

                  (c)   the adequacy and appropriateness of the administrative controls, lines of responsibility and accountability of the providers of health care to the South Australian Health Commission and Government; and

                  (d)   the South Australian Health Commission Act to identify required changes to facilitate any structural reform.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

                And a Committee was appointed consisting of Dr Armitage, Mr Atkinson, Hon. B.C. Eastick, Mrs Hutchison and the Minister of Health, Family and Community Services.    

                Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to

                  adjourn from place to place.

                To report on Thursday 22 April.

 

22           South Australian Health Commission (Incorporated Hospitals and Health Centres)                           Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the South Australian Health Commission Act 1976.

                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 Dr Armitage, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

23           Motor Vehicles (Wrecked and Written Off Vehicles) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Motor Vehicles (Wrecked or Written Off Vehicles) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24           Statutes Amendment (Motor Vehicles and Wrongs) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes                              Amendment (Motor Vehicles and Wrongs) Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

                By leave, House proceeded to the third reading.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

 

25           Adjournment

                The Minister of Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 9.40 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 18 February 1993

                Notice of Motion:  Government Business -

 

The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Relations Advisory Council Act 1983.

 

                                                                                                                          

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY