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No. 42

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 1991

 

 

1          Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2          Coorong ‑ Motion re

Hon. D.C. Wotton having, by leave, amended the notice previously given, moved ‑ That this House, taking into account the commitment made by the then Minister for Environment and Planning in November 1985 that whatever the outcome of the consultative process there would be no change in the status of the Coorong beaches or the Coorong Game Reserve for seven years ‑

(a)   calls on the current Minister for Environment and Planning to reopen negotiations on this subject to enable genuine representation to be considered as part of the decision making process;

(b)   calls on the Minister to provide the evidence upon which she based the decision to close the Coorong Game Reserve and refuse entry to significant sections of the Coorong beaches;

(c)   calls on the Minister to table all submissions received on the Draft Management Plan along with a copy of the Reserves Advisory Committee Report on this subject; and

(d)   calls on the Minister to give an undertaking to attend a public meeting convened for the purpose of enabling the views of the people most affected by this decision to be heard.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann), that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

3          Seacliff Hockey and Tennis Complex ‑ Motion re

Mr Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House condemns the

 Government for failing to commit itself to a hockey and tennis complex at Seacliff and calls on the Government to intervene immediately to prevent the loss of $230 000 Federal funding and $30 000 Local Government funding together with land and buildings, all of which have already been committed toward the complex.

Ordered, on motion of Mr DeLaine, that the debate be adjourned until   Thursday 7 March.


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4          Energy Needs ‑ Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House notes the Green Paper on the Future Directions for the Energy Sector in South Australia and condemns the Government for ‑

(a)   failing to recognise its responsibility to identify options which enable reductions of atmospheric carbon emissions in compliance with the Commonwealth Government commitment to the international community;

(b)   failing to address the future energy needs of the Multi Function Polis;

(c)   failing to supply factual information about the environmental, social and economic benefits of demand management techniques;

(d)   the lack of factual information about the part which alternative and renewable energy forms can play in future energy supply;

(e)   the lack of direction and initiatives relevant to energy conservation and fuel substitution;

(f)    the lack of factual historical information about the recent attempts which have been made by the Government and its agencies in demand forecasting; and

(g)   failing to outline the basic optional strategies for funding research and development needed to support the discovery of technologies for viable alternative energy sources:

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday 14 March.

 

5          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ severally ‑ That Notices of Motion (Other Business) Nos 4 to 11 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 7 March.

 

6          Planning Act ‑ Regulations ‑ Coastal Development and Commission Powers ‑ Motion for disallowance

Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That the Regulations under the Planning Act 1982 relating to Coastal Development and Commission Powers, made on 14 February and laid on the Table of this House on 19 February 1991, be disallowed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

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It being 12.00 noon, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

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7          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 4 April.

 

8          Rural Youth ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mr Venning ‑ That this House recognises the importance of the South Australian Rural Youth organisation, deplores the reduction of resources to the organisation by successive governments and urges the Government to recognise the cost effectiveness of the training function of Rural Youth by providing incentive based grants designed to attract private sector funding to assist worthwhile projects for the benefit of rural youth in South Australia.


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Motion resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

9          Sea Rescue Squadron ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker ‑              That this House congratulates the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron Incorporated on 30 years of promoting safety at sea and search and rescue.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 March.

 

11       Federal Airports Corporation ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Becker ‑              That this House congratulates the Federal Airports Corporation on its action of responsibly upgrading Adelaide Airport and deplores the article "Low Flying" written by Peter Ward in the magazine section of The Advertiser on 3 November 1990.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

12       Drugs ‑ Motion for Select Committee

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. P.B. Arnold ‑ That a select committee be established to inquire into all aspects of the production and marketing of illegal or prohibited drugs in South Australia.

Debate resumed.

 

Leave to continue remarks refused

Hon. J.P. Trainer, having asked leave to continue his remarks and objection being taken:

Question put.


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House divided (No. 1):

Ayes, 23.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

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 Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Hon. P.B. Arnold (Teller)

 

Noes, 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

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

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.P. Trainer (Teller)

 

 

Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes as this matter is to be considered in a more effective form in another place.

So it passed in the negative.

 

13       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑  severally ‑  That Orders of the Day (Other Business) Nos 7 and 8 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 14 March.

 

14       Glenelg Area Crime Problems ‑ Motion re

        Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Oswald ‑ That this House concurs with the public statements expressed by the Glenelg Council at the alarming increase in vandalism, graffiti, house breaking, vehicle theft, consumption of alcohol in "dry" areas and associated illegal activities taking place in the Glenelg area which is becoming extremely disturbing to the local community and visitors to the area, and calls on the Government to increase law enforcement by increased policing of the region and by the insistence on realistic penalties in the courts:

Debate resumed.

Mr Ferguson moved to leave out all words after the word "House" and insert in lieu thereof the following:

"notes the cooperation of local government with the Government's Crime Prevention Strategy including that of the Glenelg and other seaside councils in developing cooperative strategies to deal with vandalism, graffiti, house breaking, vehicle theft, and alcohol abuse and further, this House notes with satisfaction the increased resources being allocated to the Police and the support provided by the Police to local community based crime prevention initiatives".


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Debate continued.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Kotz, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

15       Emergency Services Volunteers ‑ Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton ‑ That this House urges the Government to more actively support the ethos of volunteering in Emergency Services, to ensure the genuine participation of bodies representing the volunteer in the decision making process and to provide essential equipment and appropriate training necessary to enable their duties to be carried out effectively.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. T.H. Hemmings, that the debate be further   adjourned until Thursday 7 March.

 

16       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Other Business) No.11 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 14 March.

 

17       Petition No. 91     

The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

91    Mr Matthew, from 144 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to reintroduce religious instruction and allow school councils to adopt independent discipline policies in schools.

 

18       Paper

The following Paper was laid on the Table:

 

By the Minister of Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J. Gregory) ‑ South Australian Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Commission ‑ Code of Practice for the Safe Erection of Structural Steelwork.

 

19       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

Member named

The Speaker named the Honourable Member for Coles (Hon. J.L. Cashmore) for wilfully refusing to regard the authority of the Chair.

The Honourable Member made an explanation.

 

Member's explanation

Mr S.J. Baker moved ‑ That the explanation of the Honourable Member for Coles be accepted.

Debate ensued.

Question put.


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House divided (No. 2):

Ayes, 23.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Becker

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 Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

 

Noes, 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

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

Mr Holloway

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. D.J. Hopgood (Teller)

 

 

Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes.

So it passed in the negative.

The Honourable Member for Coles then withdrew from the Chamber.

 

Member suspended

The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) moved ‑ That the Honourable Member for Coles be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put and passed.

 

Questions

Questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing naming) resumed.

 

20       Next day of sitting

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology (Hon. L.M.F. Arnold) moved ‑  That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 5 March at 2.00 p.m.

Question put and passed.

 

21       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑  That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Tuesday 5 March.

 

22       Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration (Commonwealth Provisions)

            Amendment Bill

The Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory), pursuant to notice, moved ‑  That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1972; to repeal the Public Service Arbitration Act 1972; to repeal the Public Service Arbitration Act 1968; and to make related amendments to the Education Act 1972 and the Technical and Further Education Act 1976.


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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 5 March.

 

23       Roads (Opening and Closing) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑  That the Roads (Opening and Closing) 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 Lewis, moved on page 1, line 17, to insert new definition as follows:

'"adjourning council", in relation to a road process or proposed road   process, means a council whose are adjoins the area of the council that commenced the road process.'

Question ‑ That the amendment be agreed to ‑ put and negatived.

Mr Lewis, moved on page 2, line 41, to leave out all words in this line and insert in lieu thereof the words:" (e) any other person who has an interest in land in the vicinity who would be substantially affected by the process:"

Question ‑ That the amendment be agreed to ‑ put and negatived.

                                                    Clause agreed to.

                                                    Clauses Nos 4 to 21 agreed to.

                                                    Clause No. 22 amended and agreed to.

                                                    Clauses Nos 23 to 44 agreed to.

                                                    New Clause No. 44a inserted.

                                                    Clauses Nos 45 to 49 agreed to.

                                                    Title agreed to.

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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.

 

24       Extension of sitting

The Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory) moved ‑ That the time for moving            the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 p.m.

Question put and passed.

 

25       Adjournment

        House adjourned at 5.10 p.m. until Tuesday 5 March at 2.00 p.m.

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 7 March 1991

            Notice of Motion: Other Business‑‑

 

Mr M.J. Evans to move ‑ That the Regulations under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 relating to Exemptions and Expiration, made on 20 December 1990 and laid on the Table of this House on 12 February 1991, be disallowed.

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY