No 46

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 4 JULY 1996

 

 

1    Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon G M Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 6 and 8 be Notices of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

4    Select Committee on Organs for Transplantation - Extension of time for bringing up Report

Mrs Greig moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Organs for Transplantation be extended until Thursday 1 August.

Question put and passed.

 

5    Select Committee on Petrol Multi Site Franchising - Extension of time for bringing up Report

Mr Caudell moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Petrol Multi Site Franchising be extended until Thursday 1 August.

Question put and passed.

 

6    Joint Committee on Women in Parliament - Final Report - Motion to note

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs Greig - That the Final Report of the Joint Committee on Women in Parliament, be noted.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hall, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

7    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 5 to 7 be Orders of the Day for Thursday next.

 


8    Parliamentary Secretaries - Motion re

Mr Quirke, pursuant to notice, moved - That-

(a) this House notes the creation of 16 Parliamentary Secretaries by the Premier and that they represent their respective Ministers at designated functions and in meeting with companies and other organisations on behalf of Ministers; and consequently,

(b) that Standing Orders be so far suspended to allow questions without notice to be directed to Parliamentary Secretaries; and

(c) this House calls on all Parliamentary Secretaries to resign forthwith from Standing Committees constituted by either House because of potential Ministerial conflicts of interest.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Lewis, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

9    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion:  Other Motions No 2 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next,

 

10   Sir Thomas Playford - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, acknowledges the enormous contribution of Sir Thomas Playford to the development of South Australia, and his commitment to the public ownership of important community assets such as the Electricity Trust of South Australia and the South Australian Housing Trust.

Debate ensued.

Mr Lewis moved to amend the motion by leaving out the words “commitment to the public ownership of” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “determination to establish and operate in the public interest, by developing this State’s economy, in an open accountable way”.

Debate continued.

 

11   Suspension of Sessional Orders

Mr Meier, without notice, moved - That Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable 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.

 

12   Sir Thomas Playford - Motion re

Debate (interrupted by calling on Orders of the Day) resumed.

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

 

13   Turkish Occupation of Cyprus - Motion re

Hon M D Rann, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House requests the Federal Government to actively support the United Nations Committee for Missing People in their work in Cyprus and for Australia to raise in the General Assembly of the United Nations the need for Turkey and the Desktash regime to assist the UN with both the location of the bodies of missing Greek Cypriots and in investigating the circumstances of their deaths.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Becker, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

14   Committee of Privileges - Motion re

Mr Atkinson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House appoint a Committee of Privileges to investigate the distribution and source of an anonymous letter about the Member for Coles in the precincts of the Parliament; the delegation of the investigation by the Speaker to the Member for Florey and the propriety of granting access to the Member for Florey to computer records of Members’ comings and goings from the House with a view to finding the distributor of the anonymous letter and another letter signed by the Member for Davenport; and the propriety of documents being finger printed in an attempt to identify the distributor of the anonymous letter concerning the Member for Coles.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday next.

 


15   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion:  Other Motions No 6 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

16   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday next.

 

17   The Parks High School - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr De Laine - That this House -

(a)   condemns the decision by the Minister for Education and Children’s Services to close The Parks High School at the end of 1996 without any prior consultation with the school community on the findings of the 1995 review into the school;

(b)   condemns the Minister for the way in which the school was advised of the decision and the inadequacy of the six sentence notice given to parents and caregivers, the timing of the notification on a Friday  afternoon to minimise debate and the total lack of adequate counselling and support for students, staff and caregivers; and

(c)   calls on the Minister to reverse his decision and consult with the School community on how the future of the School can be secured.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday next.

 

 

18   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 3 to 8 be Orders of the Day for Thursday next.

 

19   Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 12.40 am the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

20   Petition No 111

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

 

111      Mrs Penfold, from 132 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ban net fishing in King George whiting nursery areas and from tourist beaches where requested to by Local Government authorities.

 

21   Public Works Committee - Report - Port Augusta Hospital

Mr Oswald brought up the Twenty Seventh Report of the Committee on the Port Augusta Hospital Construction of a New 87 Bed Facility.

Report received.

Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 212)

 

22   Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

23   Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

24   Friendly Societies (Objects of Funds) Amendment Bill

The Treasurer (Hon S J Baker), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Friendly Societies Act 1919.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill presented and read a first time.

 

     Suspension of Standing Orders

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through all stages without delay, forthwith.

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

 

The Minister moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

25   State Emergency Service (Miscellanous) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Emergency Services (Hon W A Matthew), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the State Emergency Service Act 1987.

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 Ms Hurley, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday next.

 

26   Development (Major Development Assessment) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

In Committee

                              Clause No 6 further considered and agreed to.

                              Clauses Nos 7 to 14 agreed to.

                              Title agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison 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.

 

27   Paper and Pulp Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh)(Council Rates) Amendment 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.

 

Select Committee - Hybrid Bill

The Minister for Housing, Urban Devlopment and Local Government Relations moved - That this Bill be referred to a Select Committee, pursuant to Joint Standing Order No 2 (Private Bills).

Question put and passed.

And a Committee was appointed consisting of Mrs Geraghty, Ms Hurley, Mrs Kotz, Mr Scalzi and the Minister.

Ordered - That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place.

To report on Thursday 25 July.

 


28   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 4.25 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Thursday 11 July 1996

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

Mr Oswald to move - That the Twenty-Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Port Augusta Hospital Construction of a New 87 Bed Acute Facility be noted.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members except Hon M H Armitage and Hon G A Ingerson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY