No 40

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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         THURSDAY 25 MARCH 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Barley Single Desk - Motion re

Mr Rau, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls upon the Federal Treasurer to support the Barley Single Desk rather than penalising South Australia through the withdrawal of National Competition Payments.

         Debate ensued.

Mr Meier moved to amend the motion by inserting after “Payments” the words “and calls on the State Labor Government not to abolish the single desk and to become far more pro-active in arguing the case for its retention to the National Competition Council.”

Debate continued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 1 April.

 

3       Bangka Day – Women’s Memorial Playing Field Trust - Motion re

         Ms Bedford, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the continuing role of the South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Field Trust in the commemoration of Bangka Day and commends the Trust for its service to and promotion of women’s sport.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Arts Industry Funding - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House –

(a)           calls on the Premier as the Minister for the Arts, to respond to the campaign launched by the Arts Industry Council (SA) Incorporated during the 2004 Adelaide Fringe for the allocation of an extra $2M towards the commissioning and development of new work by South Australian artists;

(b)           notes the Council’s concern that Arts Industry development programs have been reduced by $1.24M in the last two budgets; and

(c)           supports the letter, media and email campaign conducted by the Council alerting the South Australia public of the paucity of current Arts funding.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 1 April.

 

5       Wine Equalisation Tax Exemption - Motion re

Mr O’Brien, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the difficult financial situation facing many small wineries and calls on the Howard Government to adopt Federal Labor Party Policy to replace the current State and Federal rebates for cellar door and mail order sales at all wineries with a Wine Equalisation Tax exemption set at an appropriate volume threshold for domestic sales.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hall, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 1 April.

 

 

6       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 5 be postponed until Thursday 1 April.

 

7       Police Tattoo 2003 - Motion re

         Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, proceeded to move - That this House congratulates the South Australian Police, event organisers and volunteers on arranging the 2003 Police Tattoo, known as the Sensational Adelaide International Police Tattoo.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Mr Brokenshire, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 1 April.

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8       Petitions Nos 56 and 57

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

 

56   Mr Brokenshire, from 352 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

57   Mr Brokenshire, from 18 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to continue to recruit extra police officers, over and above recruitment at attrition, in order to increase police officer numbers.

 

9        Public Works Committee - Report – City West Connector

Mr Caica brought up the 202nd Report of the Committee on the City West Connector.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 205).

 

10      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 2.

 

13      Australian Crime Commission (South Australia) 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.

 

14      Statutes Amendment (Courts) 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.

 

 

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an instruction to the Committee 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.

 

         Instruction to the Committee

The Attorney-General then moved – That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Statutes Amendment (Courts) Bill that it have power to consider amendments relating to the Young Offenders Act 1993 and the Youth Court Act 1993 and a further amendment to the Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993 relating to penalties.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 6 agreed to.

Clause No 7 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Koutsantonis 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 Monday 29 March.

 

15      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Summary Offences (Offensive Weapons) Amendment Bill                     Message No 46

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council does not insist on its Amendments in the Summary Offences (Offensive Weapons) Amendment Bill to which the House of Assembly has disagreed.  The Bill is returned herewith.

         Legislative Council, 24 March 2004                                                 R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

16      Adjournment

The Attorney-General moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.05 pm until Monday 29 March at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Monday 29 March 2004

 

Notice of Motion:  Government Business -

 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen) to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for food safety matters relating to the production of primary produce; to repeal the Dairy Industry Act 1992 and the Meat Hygeine Act 1994; to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985; and for other purposes.

 

 

 

 

            For Wednesday 31 March 2004

 

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

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the City West Connecter, be noted.

 

 

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), Hon R B Such.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY