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No. 44

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 1991

 

 

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 95 to 97

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

 

95    Mr Brindal, from 74 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ensure that the South Australian Housing Trust implement a policy of relocating disruptive tenants.

 

96    Mr Brindal, from 57 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to sell surplus land at the Oaklands Road Safety Centre.

 

97    Hon. D.C. Wotton, from 234 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House delay consideration of measures for the registration of psychologists and regulation of psychology until definitions relating to hypnosis are clarified.

 

3          Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation ‑ Minutes of Proceedings

Mr McKee, by leave, brought up the Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation Minutes of Proceedings of Wednesday 6 March 1991.

Minutes received.

 

4          Joint Committee on Subordinate Legislation ‑ Minutes of Evidence

Mr McKee brought up the Minutes of Evidence given before the Joint       Committee on Subordinate Legislation on Regulations under the:

(a) Planning Act relating to Coastal Development and Commission Powers; and

(b)   Food Act relating to Fruit Juice Labelling.

Minutes received.

 

5          Suspension of Standing Orders

The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood), without notice, moved ‑ That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notice of Motion: Other Business No. 1 to be taken into consideration forthwith.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

Ordered ‑ That the time allotted for debate on this motion be until 4.00 p.m.

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6          State Bank Royal Commission ‑ Motion re

Mr D.S. Baker, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House urges the Government to widen and clarify the terms of reference of the Royal Commission to ensure proper public accountability of the Government and the Bank and to do so in the following respects ‑

(a)   to transfer clauses A and E of the Auditor‑General's terms of reference to the terms of reference of the Royal Commission;

(b)   to ensure that "off‑balance sheet companies" of any member of the State Bank Group and the transactions in which they were involved are properly investigated;

(c)   to ensure that paragraph 1(d) of the Royal Commissions terms of reference allow the Commission to adequately assess what proposals should have been made and the adequacy of any proposals actually made;

(d)   to ensure that paragraph (d) extends to approvals under section 19(7) of the State Bank of South Australia Act 1983;

(e)   to ensure that the communications referred to in paragraphs 1(d) and (e) include communications between the Government and the State Bank Group;

(f)    to ensure that the Royal Commissioner can consider all of the Auditor‑General's report under paragraph 3 and not only that which is relevant to the terms of reference; and

(g)   to ensure that the responsibility of the officers of the Bank and the Bank Group and that of the Treasurer can be examined under paragraph 3.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

House divided (No.1):

Ayes, 21.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Hon. P.B. Arnold

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 Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr D.S. Baker (Teller)

 

Noes, 21.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

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

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Hon. J.C. Bannon (Teller)

 


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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.

 

7          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Orders of the Day (Government Business) Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No.3.

 

8          Physiotherapists Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Physiotherapists Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

                                                                    Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 4 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clauses Nos 7 to 10 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 11 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clauses Nos 12 to 25 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 26 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Clauses Nos 27 to 56 agreed to.

                                                                    Clause No. 57 amended and agreed to.

                                                                    Schedule 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.

 

9          Road Traffic Act Amendment Bill (No.4)

Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Road Traffic Act Amendment Bill (No.4).

 

In Committee

                                                                    Clause No.15 further considered.

Mr Ingerson's amendments further considered and negatived.

                                                                    Clause agreed to.

                                                                    Schedule agreed.

                                                                    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.

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Order of the Day (Government Business) No.2 be postponed              and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No.4.

 

11       Statutes Amendment (Water Resources) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Statutes Amendment (Water Resources) Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

By leave, the House proceeded to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12       Valuation of Land Act Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council in the Valuation of Land Act Amendment Bill.

 

In Committee

Resolved  ‑ That the amendments of the Legislative Council be agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

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

 

13       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

            Education Act Amendment Bill                                                                                            Message No.77

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Education Act, 1972, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

Legislative Council, 5 March 1991                                                                        G.L.Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

No. 1       Page 2, line 6 (clause 2) ‑ After "affects" insert "‑(a)".

No. 2       Page 2, (clause 2) ‑ After line 8 insert the following word and paragraph:‑

         "or

        (b)   the determination of any other claim made by or on behalf of any person who was at any time or is an employee under this Act, if that claim was lodged with the Department at its Central Office or an Area Office before the commencement of this section."

                                                                                    C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL


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Ordered ‑ That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

In Committee

Resolved ‑ That Amendment No. 1 be agreed to.

Resolved ‑ That Amendment No. 2 be agreed to with an amendment.

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The House having resumed:

Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to Amendment No. 1 without amendment and had agreed to Amendment No. 2 to with an amendment.

 

Government Institutions Inquiry ‑ Motion for                                                   Message No.78

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that it has passed the Resolution transmitted herewith, and desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly thereto.

 

Resolution referred to:

That this Council requests that the Government instructs the Auditor‑General as a matter of urgency to examine and report on the potential debts and liabilities of Government institutions and statutory bodies including, but not only, SGIC, WorkCover, SASFIT and in relation to unfunded workers compensation obligations.

Legislative Council, 6 March 1991                                                                        G.L.Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered ‑ That consideration of the Message be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

14       Native Vegetation Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Native Vegetation Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M.            Lenehan), by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

15       Adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Planning moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 10.26 p.m. until tomorrow at 11.00 a.m.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 7 March 1991

            Notice of Motion for leave of absence‑‑

 

Mr S.G. Evans to move ‑ That three weeks leave of absence be granted to the Honourable Member for Eyre (Mr G.M. Gunn) on account of absence overseas on Commonwealth Parliamentary Association business.


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Notices of Motion: Government Business‑‑

 

The Minister of Emergency Services to move ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service Act 1936; and to make consequential amendments to the Expiation of Offences Act 1987.

The Minister of Mines and Energy to move ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Cooper Basin (Ratification) Act 1975.

 

The Minister of Marine to move ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Marine Act 1936.

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Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Messrs Becker and Gunn and Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

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

Division No. 1 ‑

Ayes  ‑   Messrs Becker and Gunn.

Noes ‑ Hon. M.K. Mayes and Hon. J.P. Trainer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY