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                                                                                                   No. 40

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

                              

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                        WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 1992

 

 

 

 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 198 to 200

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

 

                198    The Premier (Hon.J.C. Bannon), from 958 residents of South Australia, requesting that

                    the House urge the Government to provide for the control of the security monitoring systems of coin operated gaming machines by the Lotteries Commission.

 

                199    Mr Hamilton, from 121 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to declare all schools alcohol dry areas.

 

                200    Mr Lewis, from 24 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge

                    the Government to stop reduced standards being created by publishers of certain magazines and posters debasing women.

 

3              Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 176,254,339,346 and 350 and questions

                    without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

4              Auditor-General's Letter

                The Speaker laid on the Table a letter from the Auditor-General regarding the State Bank

                    inquiry.

 

5              Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table.

 

                By the Minister of Transport (Hon. F.T. Blevins) -

                    Metropolitan Tax-Cab Act 1956 - Applications to Lease, 12 February 1992.

 

                By the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon.S.M. Lenehan) -

                    City of Adelaide Development Control Act 1976 - Regulations - Commencement and Completion Times.


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                By the Minister of Marine (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                    Boating Act 1974 - Regulations - Stansbury Zoning.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                    South Australian Institute of Technology - Report, 1990.

 

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              Limitation of debate

                The Minister of Mines and Energy (Hon. J.H.C. Klunder) moved - That the time

                    allotted for:

                    (a) completion of all stages of the:

                               Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill;

                               Housing Loans Redemption Fund (Use of Fund Surpluses)

                               Amendment Bill,

                    and

                    (b) completion of the second reading of the State Government Insurance

                               Commission Bill,

                    be until 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 27 February.

                 Question put and passed.

 

9              Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 1 to 4 be postponed and

                    taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No.5.

                        

10           State Government Insurance Commission Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

                    State Government Insurance Commission Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Premier, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders

                    be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion forthwith.                                

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

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

                    

                Select Committee - Referral to

                The Minister then moved - That the Bill be referred to a Select Committee.

                Debate ensued.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved to amend the motion by inserting after the word "Committee" the

                    following: "and in particular examine the operations of SGIC as they will be

                    affected by this Bill and deficiencies in the present Act and consider the desirability of -

                          (a)      SGIC being fully and publicly accountable to the Government and the Parliament;

                          (b)     SGIC directors being subject to the same obligations, responsibilities and liabilities as directors of publicly listed companies;

 

 

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                          (c)      SGIC meeting Federal prudential requirements and maintaining reserves consistent with those required of its private sector competitors;

                          (d)     SGIC's investment decisions being commercially based, and consistent with its core insurance business,

                          and the consequences of validating past illegal transactions."

 

                Speaker's ruling - Amendment out of order

                The Speaker ruled that the amendment was out of order as it proposed to give the Select

                    Committee instructions which it would already have.

               

                Question put and passed.

 

                Select Committee

                And a Committee was appointed consisting of Messrs S.J. Baker, M.J. Evans and Such,

                    Hon.J.P. Trainer and the Premier.

                Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place.

                To report on Tuesday 31 March.

 

                Suspension of Standing Orders

                The Minister, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable:

                    (a) the Select Committee to sit during the sittings of the House; and

                    (b) the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit,

                        of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported

                            to the House.

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

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

                 

11           Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

                    Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be further adjourned and resumed

                    on motion.

 

12           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Parliament (Joint Services - Prohibition on Smoking)

                  Amendment Bill                                                                                                                Message No.73

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                    titled an Act to amend the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 26 February 1992                                                              G.L.Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                Urban Land Trust (Urban Consolidation)

                  Amendment Bill                                                                                                                Message No.74

                MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith,

                    titled an Act to amend the Urban Land Trust Act 1981, without any amendment.

                Legislative Council, 26 February 1992                                                              G.L.Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

13           Country Fires (National Parks) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

                    Country Fires (National Park) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

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                Ordered, on motion of Hon.J.P. Trainer, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Wednesday 18 March.

 

14           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 2 and 3 be Orders of the

                    Day for Wednesday 18 March.

 

15           Statutes Amendment (Illegal Use of Motor Vehicles) Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

                    Statutes Amendment (Illegal Use of Motor Vehicles) Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Hon.T.H. Hemmings moved - That the debate be further adjourned.

                Question put.

                House divided (No.1):

                  Ayes,20.

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Hamilton

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings (Teller)

        Noes,19.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Blacker

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Brindal (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate be an Order of the Day for Wednesday 18 March.

 

16           Parliament (Joint Parliamentary Service Committee) Amendment Bill.

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the

                    Parliament (Joint Parliamentary Service Committee) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.B.C. Eastick, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Wednesday 18 March.

               

17           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 6 to 8 be Orders of the Day

                    for Wednesday 18 March.

 

 

 

 

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18           Racing Act - Greyhound Racing Control Board General Rules -

                    Motion for disallowance

                Hon. B.C. Eastick, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Greyhound Racing Control

                    Board General Rules under the Racing Act 1976, made on 28 November 1991 and laid on the Table of this House on 11 February 1992, be disallowed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon.T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be adjourned until

                    Thursday 19 March.

 

19           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately -  That Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) Nos 2 to 6 be

                    Notices of Motion for Thursday 19 March.

 

20           Fisheries Act - Various Regulations - Motion for disallowance

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motions of Mr Meier -

                    (a) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Abalone Fishery - Scheme of Management made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (b)     That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Prawn Fishery -

                               Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (c) That the regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Rock Lobster Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (d)     That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to General Fishery - Definitions, Sizes and Licences, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (e) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Lakes and Coorong Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (f) That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Marine Scalefish Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (g)     That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to River Fishery - Scheme of Management, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                    (h)     That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Experimental Crab Fishery - Licences, made on 27 June and laid on the Table of this House on 8 August 1991, be disallowed.

                Debate resumed.     

                Question put and negatived.

 

21           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Regulations/Committees) Nos 2 and 3 be

                    Orders of the Day for Thursday 19 March.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                                       It being 8.30 p.m. Orders of the Day (Government Business) were resumed.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

22           Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Repeal

                    (Egg Industry) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                Debate resumed.

 

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                Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Agriculture (Hon.L.M.F. Arnold), by leave, that the

                    debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

                                                            

23           Adjournment

                The Minister of Agriculture moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

                House adjourned at 10.17 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

                The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

                Division No.1 -          

                    Ayes - Mr Groom, Hon.M.K. Mayes, and Mr McKee.

                    Noes - Messrs D.S. Baker and Becker and Hon.E.R. Goldsworthy.

 


                Present during the day - All the Members except Mr Becker and Hon. M.K.Mayes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                       SPEAKER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY