No 40

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 3 JUNE 1997

 

 

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 60 to 72

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

 

60 to 65 Mr Andrew, Mr Clarke, Mrs Geraghty, Mr Leggett, Hon M D Rann and Mrs Rosenberg from 385 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support the passage of the Summary Offences (Prostitution) Amendment Bill 1996.

 

66   Mrs Greig from, 1 033 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to obtain ownership of ‘Glenthorne’ at O’Halloran Hill from the Federal Government and develop the site for community use.

 

67 and 68 Mr Leggett and Mr Rossi, from 300 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to allow licensed clubs to sell liquor to a club member for consumption off the premises.

 

69   Mrs Rosenberg, from 73 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to amend the age of consent to be consistent with the Age of Majority (Reduction) Act.

 

70   Mrs Rosenberg, from 72 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to consider the reintroduction of capital punishment.

 

71   Mrs Rosenberg, from 131 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to implement extended shop trading hours.

 

72   Mr Rossi, from 26 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Federal Government to give a firm commitment to the principles of multiculturalism.

 

3       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table:

 

Report of the Auditor-General relating to Contract Summaries

 

The Fifty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Christies High School Redevelopment which had been printed and published pursuant to section 17 (7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 (Paper No 208).

 


4       Answer to question

An Answer to question on the Notice Paper No 9 was tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

         By the Treasurer (Hon S J Baker) -

               Rules of Court - Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act - Criminal Assets Confiscation Act

               Statutory Authorities Review Committee - Response by the Treasurer - Review of the Legal Services Commission (Part 1) Report

Ministerial Statement - Statements by the Director of Public Prosecutions relating to child sexual abuse

 

         By the Minister for Housing and Urban Development (Hon S J Baker) -

               Architects Act - Fees

               Development Act - Interim Operation of Shacks - (Land Division and Upgrading) Plan Amendment Report

               Development Act - Regulations - Development Categories

 

         By the Minister for Finance (Hon S J Baker) -

               Friendly Societies Act - Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society - General Laws

 

         By the Minister for Industrial Affairs (Hon D C Brown) -

               Regulations under the following Acts -

                     Industrial and Employee Relations - Unfair Dismissal

                     Road Traffic - Emergency Vehicles

 

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

               South Australian Health Commission Act - Regulations -

                     Prescribed Hospitals

                     Prescribed Services

 

         By the Minister for the  Environment and Natural Resources (Hon D C Wotton) -

               Environment Protection Act - Environment Protection (Milking Shed Effluent Management) Policy 1997

               Institution of Surveyors - Report, 1996.

 

6       Public Works Committee - Report - Tanunda Primary School Relocation.

Mr Oswald brought up the Fifty-Seventh Report of the Committee on Tanunda Primary School Relocation.

         Report received.

 

         Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 219)

 

7       Matter of Urgency

The Speaker stated that he had received from the Premier (Hon J W Olsen) a letter proposing that the following matter of urgency be discussed -

“That the South Australian Parliament endorse the position of the State Government to reject the Productivity Commission’s Report on the Automotive Industry and calls upon the Federal Government to take into account  in any decision tariff settings past the year 2000:

(a)  the significance of the automotive industry to the Australian and the South Australian economies

(b)  the importance of the automotive industry in ensuring the maintenance of the viable manufacturing industry in SA

      (c)  the lack of access to international markets for the Australian car industry; and

      (d)  the future of investment in the car industry in Australia.”

 

The Speaker thereupon called upon those Members who supported the proposed matter to rise in their places; and more than the necessary number of Members having risen accordingly:

Debate ensued.

Matter withdrawn.

 

8       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon G A Ingerson), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable, notwithstanding the preceding matter of urgency, an additional period of one hour to be allotted for the asking of questions without notice.

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

 

9       Questions

         Questions without notice were asked.

 

10      Matter of Privilege

Mr Atkinson raised, as a matter of privilege, an allegation that a news paper article reflected on the Chair.

The Speaker advised that he would investigate the matter and report to the House.

 

11      Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Government Business No 1 be a Notice of Motion for tomorrow.

 

13      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Friendly Societies (South Australia) Bill                                                 Message No 85

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to make provision for a uniform legislative scheme for friendly societies; to repeal the Friendly Societies Act 1919; to make consequential amendments to the Financial Institutions (Application of Laws) Act 1992 and the South Australian Office of Financial Supervision Act 1992; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

      The Legislative Council draws the attention of the House of Assembly to clause no. 11, printed in erased type, which clause, being a money clause, cannot originate in the Legislative Council, but which is deemed necessary to the Bill.

         Legislative Council, 29 May 1997                                                    H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

         Ordered, on motion of Hon M D Rann, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

14      Appropriation Bill

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

Debate resumed.

 

15      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 


         Statutes Amendment (Community Titles ) Amendment Bill                    Message No 86

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Statutes Amendment (Community Titles) Act 1996, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 3 June 1997                                                     H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

 

         Tobacco Products Regulation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill             Message No 87

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 3 June 1997                                                     H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

16      Appropriation Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing messages) resumed.

 

17      Extension of time for adjournment

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

Question put and passed.

 

18      Appropriation Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved - That this Bill be referred to Estimates Committees.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Grievance debate

         The Minister for Industrial Affairs moved - That the House note grievances.

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

 

19      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 11.17 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

               For Wednesday 4 June 1997

         Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Deputy Premier to move - That a message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon R I Lucas), the Attorney-General (Hon K T Griffin) and the Minister for Transport (Hon D V Laidlaw), Members of the Legislative Council, be permitted to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the transfer to National Australia Bank Limited of certain assets and liabilities of Bank of New Zealand and for related purposes.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to facilitate the merger of banks; and for other purposes.

 

The Treasurer to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

 

The Minister for Finance to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988.

 

The Minister for Local Government to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

 

               For Thursday 5 June 1997

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

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Fifty-First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Christies Beach High School Redevelopment, be noted.

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Fifty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Tanunda Primary School Relocation, be noted.

 

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         Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            G M Gunn

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY