No 39

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 1996

 

 

1    Meeting of House

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

 

2    Petitions Nos 96 to 98

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

 

96 Hon H Allison, from 2057 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reopen closed facilities at Mount Gambier Hospital, retain staff, and to improve medical services to residents of the South East.

 

97 Hon H Allison, from 2420 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to resolve the issue of obstetric indemnity insurance for medical staff.

 

98 Mrs Penfold, from 10 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to remove the Midwifery Register from the Nurses Act.

 

3    Papers

     The Speaker laid on the table the following Reports:

 

Part A, A Supplementary Report of the Auditor General for the Year Ended 30 June 1995 (Paper No 4B).

 

Part B, South Australian Water Corporation, Report on the Procedures Associated with the Receipt, Opening and Distribution of the Final Submissions on 4 October 1995 (Paper No 4C).

 

Special Audit Report on the Valuation of Forest Assets (Paper No 4D).

 

4    Paper

The following Paper was tabled:

 

     By the Minister for Health (Hon M H Armitage) -

        Chiropodists Act - Regulations - Registration Fees.

 

5    Joint Committee on Women in Parliament- Report

Mrs Greig brought up the Final Report, together with Minutes of Evidence, of the Joint Committee on Women in Parliament (Paper No 209).

     Report received.

 


6    Legislative Review Committee - Twenty Fourth and Twenty Fifth - Reports

Mr Cummins brought up the Twenty Fourth Report of the Committee.

Report received and read as follows:

The By-Law listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken in regard to this By-Law and it is necessary for Notices of the Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days, to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to this By-Law, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

By-Law referred to:-

District Council of Willunga By-Law No. 4 Moveable Signs made on 20 February 1996 and laid on the table of this House on 19 March 1996.

 

Mr Cummins brought up the Twenty Fifth Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

7    Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

     Questions without notice resumed.

 

8    Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

9    Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker), without notice, moved - That  Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notices of Motion: Government Business Nos. 1 to 4 to pass through all stages without delay.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

10   Public Finance and Audit (Powers of Enquiry) Amendment Bill

The Treasurer (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill read a second time.

     Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 

11   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Government Business Nos 2 to 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 2.

 

12   Development (Major Development Assessment) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government (Hon E S Ashenden), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make related amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1993 and the Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Development) Act 1993.

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 Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

13   De Facto Relationships Bill

     Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

     The Deputy Premier moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Clarke, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14   Fisheries (Protection of Fish Farms) 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.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill read a second time.

     Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

15   National Electricity (South Australia) Bill

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon J W Olsen), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to make provision for the operation of a national electricity market and for other purposes.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

 

     Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                        Clauses Nos 1 to 5 agreed to.

                        Clause No 6 read.

                        To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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     The House having resumed:

Mr Bass 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.

 

16   Paper

The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Infrastructure -

   The National Electricity Code.

 

17   Extension of sitting

The Minister for Infrastructure moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 


18   National Electricity (South Australia) Bill

Ordered - That further consideration in Committee of the National Electricity (South Australia) Bill be now resumed.

 

                        Clause No 6 further considered and agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 7 to 14 agreed to.

                        Schedule agreed to.

                        Preamble agreed to.

                        Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

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

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

19   Suspension and resumption of sitting

     At 6.04 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

     At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

20   Electricity Corporations (Generation Corporation) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Infrastructure, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electricity Corporations Act 1994.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

     Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                        Clauses Nos 1 to 18 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 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.

 

21   Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Infrastructure moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

22   Electricity Corporations (Generation Corporation) Amendment Bill

Ordered - That further consideration in Committee of the Electricity Corporations (Generation Corporations) Amendment Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

                          Clause No 19 further considered.

Mr Foley moved on page 4, line 10 to leave out the words “for the disposal of assets”.

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

Mr Foley moved on page 4, lines 12 to 18 to leave out subclause (2) and insert in lieu of the following subclause;


(2)   This section applies to a transaction if -

(a)   the transaction is -

   (I)   a sale or transfer, or contract for the sale or transfer, of assets of an electricity corporation consisting of electricity generation facilities or the whole or part of an electricity transmission system or electricity distribution system; and

   (ii)  the transaction is negotiated with a view to the operation of the assets as part of the South Australian electricity supply system by a person or body other than an electricity corporation: or

(b)   the transaction is a contract or arrangement for the operation of assets of an electricity corporation consisting of electricity generation facilities or the whole part of an electricity transmission system or electricity distribution system as part of the South Australian electricity supply system by a person or body other than an electricity corporation on behalf of the first mentioned electricity corporation; or

(c)   the transaction involves the issuing, sale or other disposal of shares in a company that is a  subsidiary of an electricity corporation to a person or body other than an electricity corporation or officer or agency of the Crown.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Committee divided (No 1):

 


      Ayes, 8.

 

Mr Atkinson

Mr Clarke

Mr De Laine

Mrs Geraghty

Hon M D Rann

Ms Stevens

Ms White

Mr Foley (Teller)


   Noes, 26.

 

Hon M H Armitage

Hon E S Ashenden

Hon S J Baker

Mr Bass

Mr Becker

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Buckby

Mr Caudell

Mr Condous

Mr Evans

Hon G M Gunn

Mrs Hall

Hon G A Ingerson

Hon R G Kerin

Mr Leggett

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mr Rossi

Mr Scalzi

Mr Venning

Mr Wade

Hon D C Wotton

Hon J W Olsen (Teller)


 

     So it passed in the negative.

                              Clause agreed to.

                              Clauses Nos 20 and 21 agreed to.

                              Title agreed to.

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     The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 


23   Electricity Corporations (Schedule 4) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Infrastructure, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for and Act to amend the Electricity Corporations Act 1994.

 

     Bill presented and read a first time.

     The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

 

     Bill read a second time.

     Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Statute Amendments (Abolition of Tribunals) Amendments Bill         Message No 118

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has disagreed to the amendments made by the House of Assembly in the Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Tribunals) Bill, for the Reason indicated in the annexed Schedule. The Legislative Council returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration.

     Legislative Council, 29 May 1996                  H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Ordered - That the Message be an Order of the Day tomorrow.

 

25   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 10.22 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Thursday 30 May 1996

        Notice of Motion: Government Business-

The Deputy Premier to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1978.

 

        Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations-

Mrs Greig to move - That the Final Report of the Joint Committee on Women in Parliament, be noted.

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     Present during the day - All Members.


     The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the day of the proceedings

 

     Division No. 1 -

     Ayes - Hon F T Blevins, Mr Quirke and Mrs Hurley

     Noe - Hon D C Brown, Mrs Kotz and Hon R B Such

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

     G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY