No. 40

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                          THURSDAY 18 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             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken                     into consideration on motion.

 

 3             Industrial Relations Advisory Council (Removal of Sunset Clause) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Relations Advisory Council Act 1983.

                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 Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 2 March.

 

 4             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and resumed                                 on motion.

 

 5             Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Bill

                Order of the Day read for the third reading of the Consent to Medical Treatment and                           Palliative Care Bill.

                Ordered - That the Bill be recommitted.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 3 read.

                Mr Atkinson moved on page 1, line 18, after the word "futile" to insert the words, "while                    preserving the prohibition against assisted suicide".

                Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.


 

 

                Committee divided (No. 1):

               Ayes, 6.                                        Noes, 37.

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Holloway

            Mr Meier

            Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr Ingerson

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mrs Kotz

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Lewis

Mr McKee

Mr Matthew

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 4 read.

                Mr Atkinson moved on page 1, line 21 and page 2, line 6, to leave out "16" and insert "18"                                 in lieu thereof.

                Question put.


 

 

                Committee divided (No. 2):

               Ayes, 10.                                          Noes, 34.

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Holloway

            Mr Matthew

            Mr Meier

            Mr Atkinson (Teller)

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr Ingerson

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mrs Kotz

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Lewis

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

                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 motion.

 

 6             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 

 

 7             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 8             Next day of sitting

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn                           until Tuesday 2 March at 2.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

 9             Resumption of business

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

 

                Disability Services Bill

                The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon. G.J. Crafter), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the funding and provision of disability services in accordance with certain principles and objectives; and for other related purposes.

                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. B.C. Eastick, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 2                        March.

 

10           Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                    Totalisator Agency Board -

                          Report by the Anti Corruption Branch

                          Report on Agency Review by the Government Management Board.

 

11           Courts Administration Bill

                Ordered - That the second reading of the Courts Administration Bill be now taken into                        consideration.

                The Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon. G.J.                                 Crafter) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

12           Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Bill

                Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Bill be now resumed.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 4 further considered and agreed to.

                                                             New Clause No. 4a inserted.

                                                             Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 6 read.

                Mr Atkinson moved on page 3, line 31, to leave out the words "natural provision or                             natural" and insert in lieu thereof "provision of".

                Question put.


 

 

                Committee divided (No. 3):

               Ayes, 10.                                          Noes, 34.

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Hamilton

            Mr Holloway

            Mr Meier

            Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr Ingerson

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mrs Kotz

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Lewis

Mr McKee

Mr Matthew

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

                Mr Atkinson moved on page 3, after line 32, to insert new subparagraph as follows:

                or

                (iii)         medical treatment that is part of the conventional treatment of an illness and is not significantly intrusive or burdensome.

                Question put.

 


                Committee divided (No. 4):

               Ayes,  9.                                           Noes, 35.

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Hamilton

            Mr Holloway

            Mr Meier

            Mr Quirke

            Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr Ingerson

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mrs Kotz

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Lewis

Mr McKee

Mr Matthew

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

                Mr Atkinson moved on page 3, lines 33 and 34, to leave out subclause (7) and insert

                    in lieu thereof subclause as follows:

                    (7) The powers conferred by a medical power of attorney must be exercised -

                    (a) in accordance with any lawful directions contained in the medical power of attorney; and 

                    (b)     with due diligence; and

                    (c) in the best interests of the patient.

                Question put and negatived.

                                                             Clause agreed to.

                                                             Clause No. 7 agreed to.

                Mr Atkinson moved to insert new Clause No. 7a as follows:

                7A. Supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court (1) The Supreme Court may, on the

                    application of a medical agent, or any other person who has in the opinion of the Court a

 

 

                    proper interest in the exercise of powers conferred by a medical power of attorney,

                    exercise any one or more of the following powers:

                    (a) the Court may give advice and directions as to the exercise of the powers conferred by the medical power of attorney;

                    (b)     the Court may vary or revoke the medical power of attorney;

                    (c) the Court may appoint a person to exercise the powers conferred by the medical power of attorney in substitution for the current donee of the power;

                    (d)     the Court may make any declaratory or other order that may be appropriate in the circumstances of the case.

                (2)     The Court may make an order under this section on such terms and conditions as the Court thinks fit.

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 5):

               Ayes, 6.                                         Noes, 36.

            Mr Becker

            Mr S.G. Evans

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Holloway

            Mr Meier

            Mr Atkinson (Teller)

 

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Mr Brindal

Hon. D.C. Brown

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Mr Ingerson

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Mrs Kotz

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr Lewis

Mr McKee

Mr Matthew

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

 

                So it passed in the negative.

                                                             Clause No. 8 read.

                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 motion.

 

13           Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Deputy Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable a motion for rescission of the resolution for limitation of debate adopted on Tuesday 16 February be moved forthwith.

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

 

                Rescission of vote

                The Minister then moved - That the resolution for limitation of debate adopted on                               Tuesday 16 February be rescinded.

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

 

14           Messages from the Legislative Council

                The following Messages from the Legislative Council were received and read:

 

                Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Declaration of Validity)

                  Bill                                                                                                                       Message No. 75

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to put beyond question the validity and textual authenticity of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1992, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 18 February 1993                                                              G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Road Traffic (Pedal Cycles) Amendment Bill                                                                Message No. 76

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 18 February 1993                                                              G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Bill read a first time.

                Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 2 March.

 

                Mining (Precious Stones Field Ballots) Amendment Bill                           Message No. 77

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 18 February 1993                                                              G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Land Agents, Brokers and Valuers (Mortgage Financiers)

                  Amendment Bill                                                                                                 Message No. 78

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Land Agents, Brokers and Valuers Act 1973, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 18 February 1993                                                              G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

 

                Bill read a first time.

                Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Tuesday 2 March.

 

15           Extension of sitting

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services moved - That the sittings of the                    House be extended beyond 6.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

16           Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Bill

                Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Consent to Medical                  Treatment and Palliative Care Bill be now resumed.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Clause No. 8 further considered and agreed to.

                                                             Clauses Nos 9 to 12 agreed to.

                                                             Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                             Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

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

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put.


 

                House divided (No. 6):

               Ayes, 37.                                          Noes, 3.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Mr Atkinson

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            Hon. J.L. Cashmore

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Hon. B.C. Eastick

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Hon. T.R. Groom

            Mr Gunn

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Mr Ingerson

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Mrs Kotz

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Matthew

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Mr Venning

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Hon. M.J. Evans (Teller)

 

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Meier

Mr Becker (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

17           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 6.43 p.m. until Tuesday 2 March at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

Present during the day - All the Members except Mr Such.

 

The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

                Division No. - 6         

                    Ayes - Hon. L.M.F. Arnold.

                    Noes - Mr Blacker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY