No 39

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petition No 55

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

 

55   Mr Snelling, from 8 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to pass the recommended legislation coming from the Constitutional Convention and provide for a referendum, at the next election, to adopt or reject each of the Convention’s proposals.

 

3       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Rules of Court –

                  District Court – Inactive Cases

 

By the Minister for State Local Government Relations (Hon R J McEwen) –

State - Local Government Relations – An agreement between the State Government and Local Government in South Australia – 2004.

 

4       Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Fifteenth and Sixteenth

 

Fifteenth Report

Mr Hanna brought up the 15th Report of the Legislative Review Committee.

Report received and read as follows:

 

The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee. Evidence is being taken on these matters and it is necessary for Notices of 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 the Regulations, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

 

Regulations referred to:

               Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995 – Exemptions.

 

Sixteenth Report

Mr Hanna brought up the 16th Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

         Member named

The Speaker named the Member for Morialta (Mrs Hall), for refusing to accept the authority of the Chair.

 

Member's explanation

The Honourable Member having made an explanation:

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown) moved - That the explanation be accepted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Questions

Questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

6       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

7       Summary Offences (False Identities - Children) Amendment Bill

Mr Brindal, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Mr Brindal moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 31 March.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 6 be postponed until Wednesday 31 March.

 

9       Public Works Committee - Report - Repatriation General Hospital – Mental Health Capital Project - Motion to note

Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That the One Hundred and Ninety Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Repatriation General Hospital – Mental Health Capital Project be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 24.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered separately and severally - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 9 to 23 be postponed until Wednesday 31 March.

 

12      Controlled Substances (Prohibition of Sale of Water Pipes) Amendment Bill

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Mr Brokenshire moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 31 March.

 

 

 

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 8 be postponed until Wednesday 31 March.

 

14      Select Committee on the Film Industry - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House establish a Select Committee to examine and report upon the South Australian Film Corporation and the South Australian Film Industry, and in particular

(a)           management and productivity issues within South Australian Film Corporation;

(b)           matters raised by the Auditor-General in 2003 regarding financial  procedures and risk management strategies within the Corporation; and

(c)           a future vision and growth strategy for development of the Film Industry in South Australia.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 31 March.

 

15      Public Works Committee - Report – Mawson Connector – Section 2 - Motion to note

Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Two Hundredth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Mawson Connector – Section 2 be noted.

Question put and passed.

 

16      Public Works Committee - Report – Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital Redevelopment - Motion to note

Mr Caica, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Two Hundred and First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Murray Bridge Soldiers Memorial Hospital Redevelopment be noted.

Question put and passed.

 

17      Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report - Windfarms - Motion to note

Ms Breuer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Fifty First Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Windfarms be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

18      Land Agents (Indemnity Fund-Growden Default) 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 Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 31 March.

 

19      Postponement of business

Ordered severally - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 2 to 13 be postponed until Wednesday 31 March.

 

20      Speaker's Statement – Apology

The Speaker made the following statement:

The Speaker apologised to the House for any offence caused to Members as a consequence of some of the remarks he made while commenting on the behaviour of Members during question time.

 

21      Statutes Amendment (Miscellaneous Superannuation Measures) Bill

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990, the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994 and 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 Hon M R Buckby, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

22      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

23      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 5.58 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 7.30 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

24      Natural Resources Management Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

 

25      Extension of time for adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill), moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

26      Natural Resources Management Bill

         Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Environment and Conservation, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

27      Adjournment

House adjourned at 11.59 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 31 March 2004

 

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

 

Mr Hanna to move – That the Regulations made under the Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995 entitled Exemptions, made on 18 December 2003 and laid on the Table of this House on 17 February 2004, be disallowed.

 

            For Wednesday 2 June 2004

 

Notice of Motion:  Government Business -

 

The Minister for Environment and Conservation to move – That for the purposes of section 14 of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Act 1978, this House resolves that the Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium may dispose of any interest in, and be divested of any control of, any of the following land –

(a)               Certificate of Title Register Book Volume 5862 Folio 262 (formerly Volume 4175 Folio 187); and

(b)               Certificate of Title Register Book Volume 5133 Folio 747 (formerly Volume 4175 Folio 188).

 

 

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon R B Such.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY