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                                                                                                   No. 41

 

 

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                          THURSDAY 27 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             School Pedestrian Crossings - Motion re

                Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Houses call on the Government to        require that either flashing light school pedestrian crossings, push button pedestrian crossings, a pedestrian bridge or other safety measures be mandatory for a road near all primary schools in the Adelaide metropolitan area and that the Government contribute towards the funding of such crossings.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    19 March.

 

 3             ABARE "Outlook 1992" Conference - Motion re

                Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House acknowledges the work of           ABARE in staging the recent "Outlook 1992" conference in Canberra and notes the outcomes and information which emanated from the conference.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    19 March.

 

 4             Rabbit Fund - Motion re

                Hon.D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House strongly supports the        establishment of a publicly subscribed national rabbit fund which could be used to form the basis for collecting money to raise community awareness and understanding and support research for the ultimate eradication of rabbits from Australia and indicates its support to the Interim Organising Committee established to promote this cause.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    19 March.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 4 be a Notice of Motion for                Thursday 19 March.

 

 6             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 6 and 7 be postponed and taken    into consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 8.

 

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 7             Tariff Protection - Motion re

                Mr Holloway, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal                     Government to cease further reduction in tariff protection, particularly for the motor vehicle and textile, clothing and footwear industries, until the national economy has recovered and it can be demonstrated that those industries are in a position to withstand any such reductions.

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

                    19 March.

 

 8             Rural Hospital Boards - Motion re

                Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House-

                (a) strongly supports the role which hospital boards have played in providing essential medical services for rural South Australia;

                (b) strongly rejects the proposition put forward by the South Australian Health Commission in the Area Health Services Discussion Paper; and

                (c) calls on the Government to give clear indication that the important role of hospital boards will not be in any way downgraded.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                    19 March.

 

 9             Dry Areas - Motion re

                Mr Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to give      local government the authority to impose "dry areas' without reference to the Government and as a matter of urgency recommends the Government take similar action in respect of lands over which it has control.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Heron, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 19 March.

 

10           Pensions, Indexing of - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on motion of Mr Holloway - That this          House supports the call of the South Australia Council on the Ageing for a review by the Commonwealth Department of Social Security of the basket of goods and services included in the Consumer Price Index as the basis for indexing pensions.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday

                    2 April.

 

11           Public Transport Operating Hours - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Matthew - That this    House calls on the Government to abandon its short sighted decision to cease operating public transport at 10.00 pm on Sunday to Thursday of each week without providing for an alternative means by which South Australians can gain access to affordable transport.

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

                Question put.

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                House divided (No. 1):

                Ayes,23.

            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 Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Hon. D.J. Hopgood

            Mrs Hutchison

            Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings (Teller)

        Noes,22.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. T. Chapman

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr Matthew (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                Ordered - That the adjourned debate be an Order of the Day for Thursday 2 April.

 

12           National Economy - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning-That               because of the parlous state of the nation's economy, this House demands that the following urgent measures be implemented by the Federal Government immediately-

                    (a) abolition of payroll tax;

                    (b)  abolition of the 17.5% annual leave loading;

                    (c) abolition of penalty rates; and

                    (d)  return to a 40 hour, 5 day week

                Debate resumed.

                Hon.T.H. Hemmings moved to leave out all words after the word "That" and insert in lieu

                    thereof    the words:  "this House calls on the Federal Government to negotiate

                    with the States on options to replace payroll tax with a more appropriate source of revenue."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday

                    2 April.

 

13           Education Review Unit - Motion re

                Order of the read for the adjourned debate on motion of Mr DeLaine-That this House

                ... acknowledges the work of the Education Review Unit since its establishment in 1989, notes that it has conducted reviews of 231 schools, 3 operational and support units and 5 program and policy areas and calls on the Minister of Education to ensure that final ERU reports are made available to the Parliamentary Library.

                Debate resumed.

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                Mr Lewis moved after the words "Minister of Education" to insert the words:

                ... "recognise its findings, respect its recommendations and insist that this Department

                ... implements such changes of policy as proposed in its reports or otherwise state

                ... reasons why he and the Department rejects them and further, calls on the Minister

                .   to".

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. J.P. Trainer, that the debate be further adjourned until                Thursday 2 April.

 

14            Third Arterial Road - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on motion of Mr Matthew-That this            House calls on the Government as a matter of priority to commence construction of phase 2 of the Third Arterial Road in order to alleviate traffic problems on Brighton and South Roads and condemns the Government for attempting to spread the road building project over an unacceptable length of time.

                Debate resumed.

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

                ... Thursday 9 April.

 

15            Australian Taxation Office Buildings - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for adjourned debate on motion of Mr Matthew-That this House      conveys its disappointment to the Commonwealth Government over the failure of that Government to locate at least one of the proposed new Australian Taxation Office buildings in the vicinity of Noarlunga Centre or Westfield Marion Shopping Centre in preference to central Adelaide.

                Debate resumed.

                Mr Quirke moved to leave out all words after the word "buildings" and insert in lieu            thereof the following words:  "outside of the Adelaide Central Business District on land appropriately zoned."

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. B.C. Eastick, that the debate be further adjourned until              Thursday 2 April.

 

16            Fire Services Rationalisation - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.T.H. Hemmings -

                ... That this House endorses the current constructive moves to rationalise the communications and training facilities of the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service and the South Australia Country Fire Service.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.J. Baker, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday

                ... 2 April.

 

17            Job Campaign - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.T.H. Hemmings -

                ... That this House supports the "Buy a mate a job" campaign by the South Australian

                  Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SA Great and Kickstart designed to encourage         South Australians to support local jobs and industry by buying Australian made and      

                ... locally produced items.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be further adjourned until

                ... Thursday 2 April.

               

18            Answers to questions

                Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 

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19            Paper

                The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

                By the Minister of Education (Hon. G.J. Crafter) -

                ... Commissioner for Equal Opportunity - Report, 1990-91.

 

20            Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

21            Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

22            Next day of sitting

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved - That the House at its rising adjourn

                 until Tuesday 17 March at 2.00pm.

                Question put and passed.

 

23            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.

 

24            Housing Loans Redemption Fund (Use of Fund Surpluses) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Housing Loans                 Redemption Fund (Use of Fund Surpluses) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                ...                                     Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                ...                                     Clause No. 3 read.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 1, lines 30 and 31, to leave out the last two words in                                                line 30 and all words in line 31 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

                ...           (a)  "assisting the provision of housing for persons in necessitous circumstances by charitable organisations:

                ...           or

                ...           (b)  providing or assisting the provision of housing for disabled persons in necessitous circumstances."

                Question put and negatived.

                ...                                 Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                ...                                 Clause No. 4 agreed to.

                ...                                 Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had      agreed to the same with amendments.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

 

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25            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.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                ...                                          Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                ...                                          Clause No. 3 read.

                Hon. P.B. Arnold moved on page 1, line 17, to leave out the word "The" and insert in lieu

                ... thereof "Subject to subsection (3), the"; and after line 20, to insert subclause as follow:

                ... (3) The land comprised in Certificate of Title Register Book Volume 4001 Folio 234 is vested in the Co-operative if it is incorporated before, or within six months after, the commencement of this Act.

                ... (4) If the Co-operative is not incorporated before the commencement of this Act the land vests in the Minister of Agriculture until the Co-operative is incorporated.

                ... (5) Where the land has vested in the Co-operative under subsection (3), a person who held a licence under the Egg Industry Stabilization Act 1973 immediately before the commencement of this Act may require the Co-operative to pay to him or her an amount that bears the same proportion to the value of the land as the hen quota attached to his or her licence bore to the State hen quota immediately before the commencement of this Act.

                ... (6) An amount to be paid under subsection (5) may be covered as a debt.

                ... (7) The Valuer-General must value the land as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act and that value will be taken to be the value of the land for the purposes of subsection (5).

                ... (8) In this section-

                ...           "the Co-operative" means a body corporate the principal function, or one of the principal functions, of which is to assist egg producers in the marketing of eggs and which includes amongst its members a majority of the persons who held licences under the Egg Industry Stabilization Act 1973 immediately before the commencement of this Act:

                ...           "the land" means the land comprised in Certificate of Title Register Book Volume Folio 234.

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No.2):

                ...          

                ...          


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          .    Ayes,19.

          . Hon.H. Allison

          . Dr Armitage

          . Mr D.S. Baker

          . Mr S.J. Baker

          . Mr Becker

          . Mr Brindal

          . Hon. J.L. Cashmore

          . Hon.T. Chapman

          . Mr S.G. Evans

          . Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

          . Mr Gunn

          . Mr Ingerson

          . Mrs Kotz

          . Mr Lewis

          . Mr Meier

          . Mr Such

          . Mr Venning

          . Hon. D.C. Wotton

          . Hon.P.B. Arnold (Teller)

       Noes,20.

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

Hon. D.J. Hopgood

Mrs Hutchison

Hon. J.H.C. Klunder

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold (Teller)

                So it passed in the negative.

                ...                                                                Clause agreed to.

                ...                                                                Title agreed to.

                ...                                                  

                                                                    

                                                                                                       

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had      agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

26            Adjournment

                House adjourned at 5.43pm until Tuesday 17 March at 2.00pm.

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Tuesday 17 March 1992

                Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

The Minister for Environment and Planning to move - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Real Property Act 1886 and to make a related amendment to the Strata Titles Act 1988.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

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Present during the day - All the Members.

 

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

 

Division No. 1 -      

  Ayes - Hon. B.C. Eastick, and Messrs Blacker and Matthew.

  Noes - Hon. F.T. Blevins and Messrs Groom and Quirke.

 

 

 

 

                ...                                                                                                                             N.T. Peterson

                ...                                                                                                                             SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY