No. 42

 

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                            WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 1993

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Petition No. 140

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

 

                140    Mr Matthew from 407 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to increase special education assistance to schools.

 

 3             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 4             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

 5             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Members Bills) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for

                    Wednesday next.

 

 6             Stamp Duties (Farm Machinery) Amendment Bill

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

                    (Farm Machinery) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 


 

 

                Question put.

                House divided (No.1):

               Ayes, 23.                                          Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            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 Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Venning (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

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

Mr Holloway (Teller)

                Casting Vote

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

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                   Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                                   Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                The House having resumed:

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

                Mr Venning moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Debate ensued.

 


 

                Question put.

                House divided (No.2):

               Ayes, 23.                                          Noes, 23.

            Hon. H. Allison

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Mr D.S. Baker

            Mr S.J. Baker

            Mr Becker

            Mr Blacker

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. D.C. Brown

            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 Olsen

            Mr Oswald

            Mr Such

            Hon. D.C. Wotton

            Mr Venning (Teller)

 

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Hon. F.T. Blevins

Hon. G.J. Crafter

Mr De Laine

Hon. M.J. Evans

Mr Ferguson

Hon. R.J. Gregory

Hon. T.R. Groom

Mr Hamilton

Hon. T.H. Hemmings

Mr Heron

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

Mr Holloway (Teller)

                Casting Vote

                The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Noes because in his view other measures were available to address the issue which is the subject of this Bill.

                So it passed in the negative.

 

7              Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 6 be Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

8              Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Report

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings brought up the Third Report of the Environment, Resources and

                    Development Committee on the Procedure for Consideration of Supplementary Development Plans (Paper No. 183).

                Report received.

                Ordered - That the Report be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

9              Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 1 to 4 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

 

 

 

 

10           Economic and Finance Committee Report - Motion to note

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Quirke - That the

                    Fifth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Continued Existence of the West Beach Trust be noted.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

11           Select Committee on Bushfire Protection and Suppression Measures

                Hon. T.H. Hemmings moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select

                    Committee on Bushfire Protection and Suppression Measures be extended until Wednesday 21 April.

                Question put and passed.

 

12           Social Development Committee Report - Motion to note

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Heron - That the

                    First Report of the Social Development Committee on the Social Implications of Population Change be noted.

                Debate resumed.

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

 

13           Water Pollution by E&WS - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Government

                    for its blatantly irresponsible attitude in condoning the ongoing polluting of our marine and riverine environment resulting from the discharge of effluent and wastewater from Engineering and Water Supply Department sewage treatment works.

                Ordered, on motion of the Minister of Environment and Land Management (Hon. M.K.                       Mayes), that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

14           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 2 be postponed and taken into

                    consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.6.

 

15           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Other Motions) Nos 3 and 4 be Notices of                    Motion for Wednesday 24 March.

 

16           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No.5 be postponed and taken into

                    consideration after Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 2.

 

17           Payroll Tax Abolition - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Brown, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House endorses the commitment of the Federal Coalition in Government to abolish payroll tax through refunds of revenue foregone to the States.

                Debate ensued.

                Hon. J.C. Bannon moved to leave out all words after the word "endorses" and insert in lieu

                    thereof "the principle of the Federal Government abolishing payroll tax providing the revenue foregone is fully refunded to the States and is not accompanied by other changes which adversely affect both State revenues and business, in particular small to medium business".

                Debate continued.

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

 

 

 

18           Suspension of Sessional Orders

                Mr S.G. Evans, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to

                    allow Orders of the Day (Other Motions) to be postponed until Notices of Motion (Other Motions) are disposed of.

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

                    majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

19           National Parks Management - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns this

                    Government for its appalling neglect in the management and resourcing of national parks and reserves and calls on the Minister of Environment and Land Management to inform the House what immediate action the Government intends taking to reverse this totally unacceptable and irresponsible situation.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr De Laine, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

20           ABARE Conference - Motion re

                Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the findings of the

                    Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics recent National Outlook Conference in Canberra and expresses its concern at the effect on the South Australian economy of the crisis facing primary industries.  

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

21           Liberal Taxation Initiatives - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House believes that South Australia

                    must become more export oriented and welcomes the Federal Liberal taxation initiatives which will assist in the achievement of that essential aim.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

22           Debt Accumulation - Motion re

                Mr S.J. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the debt

                    accumulation of the Federal and South Australian Governments which have placed the Nation and this State in such difficult financial circumstances and which will act as millstones around the necks of our citizens for at least the next decade.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 24

                    March.

 

23           Wine Trade Expo - Motion re

                Mr McKee, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House expresses its support for the

                    concept of hosting an international wine trade expo in South Australia involving all the key wine growing regions of the State as a boost to wine exports and to tourism and encourages the wine industry to fully support such an expo.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Venning, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

24           Salary Packages, Disclosure of - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Holloway - That this

                    House notes the Government's decision to request the State Bank, SGIC and other statutory authorities to more fully disclose details of salary packages in excess of $100 000 in their annual reports and calls on the Federal Government to consider amending Schedule 5 of the Corporations Law to ensure that a more complete disclosure of remuneration is included in the financial reports of Australian companies.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

25           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No.2 be an Order of the Day for

                    Wednesday next.

 

 

26           Superannuation Policies - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.D.C. Wotton - That

                    this House commends the Federal Coalition for the sympathetic assistance it will provide in Government to self funded retirees under the Fightback package in recognising the unsympathetic taxation discrimination that has been of major concern to those who have prepared for their own retirement.

                Debate resumed.

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

                    Wednesday next.

 

27           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Order of the Day (Other Motions) No.4 be an Order of the Day for

                    Wednesday 24 March.

 

28           Journalists Register of Interests - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon.J.L. Cashmore -

                    That recognising the power and influence of the media, this House -

                (a)     supports the principle that journalists who report Parliamentary proceedings are an integral part of the democratic process; and

                (b)     requests the Standing Orders Committee to consider establishing a formal procedure for accreditation of journalists and to consider whether those holding permanent passes as press, radio or television journalists, accredited by the Speaker to cover the proceedings of the Parliament, should be required to complete returns for a register of interests in a similar form to that prescribed for Members of Parliament, such register to be held by the Clerk of the House for inspection by Members of Parliament only and not by any other person.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Gunn, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until

                    Wednesday next.

 

29           Mutual Recognition (South Australia) Bill

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety (Hon. R.J.Gregory),

                    pursuant to notice, moved -  That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to adopt the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 of the Commonwealth (and any amendments made to it before this Act commences), and to refer power to the Parliament of the Commonwealth to amend that Act, so as to enable the enactment of legislation applying uniformly throughout Australia for the recognition of regulatory standards adopted in Australia regarding goods and occupations.

                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 S.J. Baker, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

30           Racing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                The Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon.G.J. Crafter), pursuant to notice, moved -

                    That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976.

                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 Oswald, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

31           Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Dog Control (Dangerous Breeds) Amendment Bill                                                     Message No. 80

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Dog Control Act 1979, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 2 March 1993                                                                    G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                                  Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

                Page 2, line 37 (clause 9) - Leave out "on" and insert "confined to".

                                                        J.M. Davis, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL        

 

                Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                  

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to it                    and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

                Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                                                  Message No. 81

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

                    titled an Act to amend the Firearms Act 1977, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 3 March 1993                                                                    G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

               

                                                  Schedule of the amendment made by the Legislative Council

                Page 2, lines 5 to 7 (clause 3) - Leave out all words in these lines and insert the

                    following:

                          `"pistol" means a firearm the barrel of which is less than 400 millimetres in

                          length and is designed or adapted for aiming and firing from the hand and is reasonably capable of being carried concealed about the person:;'.

                                                             J.M. Davis, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

                Ordered that the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                             Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to

                    it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

32           Public Finance and Audit (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council

                    in the Public Finance and Audit (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                        Resolved - That Amendments Nos 1 and 2 be agreed to.

                                                        Resolved - That Amendment No.3 be disagreed to.

                                                        Resolved - That Amendments Nos 4 and 5 be agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it

                    and had agreed to Amendments Nos 1, 2, 4 and 5 without amendment and had disagreed to Amendment No. 3.

 

33           Supply Bill (No. 1) - Grievance debate

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

                    now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for consideration of the Bill.

                Debate resumed.

 

34           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Education, Employment and Training (Hon.S.M. Lenehan) moved - That

                    the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

35           Supply Bill (No. 1) - Grievance debate

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

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

 

36           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.35 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.                   

                                                                                                                        

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 4 March 1993

                Notices of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Public Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to approve and provide for carrying out an agreement entered into between the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia with regard to the water, land and other environmental resources of the Murray-Darling Basin; to repeal the Murray-Darling Basin Act 1983; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister of Public Infrastructure to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the irrigation of land in government and private irrigation districts; to repeal the Irrigation on Private Property Act 1939, the Lower River Broughton Irrigation Trust Act 1938, the Kingsland Irrigation Company Act 1922, the Pyap Irrigation Trust Act 1923, and The Ramco Heights Irrigation Act 1963; to amend the Crown Lands Act 1929, the Crown Rates and Taxes Recovery Act 1945, the Irrigation Act 1930, the Loans to Producers Act 1927 and the Local Government Act 1934; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Control Act 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

For Wednesday 10 March 1993

                Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills -

 

Mr Gunn to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934.

 

Mr Gunn to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Expiation of Offences Act 1987.

                                                                                                                         

 

Present during the day - All the Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY