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                                                                                                   No. 47

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                               TUESDAY 31 MARCH 1992

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Message from the Governor

                The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

                Assent to Bills                                                                                     Message No. 26

                The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty

                    The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session:

                No. 5 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                No. 6 of 1992 - An Act to amend the Housing Loans Redemption Fund Act 1962, and to

                    repeal the Cottage Flats Act 1966.

                Government House, Adelaide, 31 March 1992                                R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

 3             Petitions Nos 250 to 265

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

 

                250 to 255  The Deputy Premier (Hon. D.J. Hopgood) and Messrs Becker, Blacker, De Laine,

                    Heron and Matthew, from 685 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to introduce gaming machines into hotels and clubs.

 

                256 and 257  Mr Becker and Mrs Kotz, from 92 residents of South Australia, requesting that

                    the House urge the Government to stop reduced standards being created by publishers of certain magazines and posters debasing women.

 

                258  Mr S.G. Evans, from 1 597 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House

                    urge the Government to re-open the Blackwood Police Station.

 

                259  Mrs Kotz, from 2 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to increase penalties for offenders convicted of child abuse.

 

                260  Mrs Kotz, from 5 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to increase penalties for juvenile offenders.

 

                261  Mrs Kotz, from 18 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to reduce the tax on petrol and devote a larger proportion of the revenue to road funding.

 

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                262  Mrs Kotz, from 106 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to increase penalties for drug offenders.

 

                263  Mrs Kotz, from 142 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to amend the junior sports policy to allow children greater access to competitive sport.

 

                264  Mrs Kotz, from 45 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to maintain the Tea Tree Gully Police Sub-station as a twenty four hour Sub-station.

 

                265  Mrs Kotz, from 23 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

                    Government to legislate against termination of pregnancy after 12 weeks and prohibit the operation of pregnancy advisory centres.

 

 4             Answers to questions

                Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 308 to 312, 314, 315, 318, 324, 331, 348, 356,

                    360, 373 and 405 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

 5             Papers

                The following Papers were laid on the Table:

               

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

                    Classification of Publications Board - Report, 1990-91.

 

                By the Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory) -

                    Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Regulations - Commercial Vehicles.

 

                By the Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                    Local Government Finance Authority Act 1983 - Regulations - Kadina Community

                          Hospital.

                    University of South Australia - By-laws -

                          General.

                          Repeal of By-laws.

                    District Council of Beachport - By-laws -

                          No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

                          No. 2 - Vehicle Movement.

                          No. 3 - Height of Fences.

                          No. 8 - Repeal and Renumbering of By-laws.

 

                By the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs (Hon. M.D. Rann) -

                    Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody -

                          Responses by Governments to Reports.

                          Summary of South Australian Initiatives.

 

 6             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 7             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.


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 8             Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

                Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill                                                                 Message No. 89

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

                    Act to repeal the Marketing of Eggs Act 1941 and the Egg Industry Stabilization Act 1973, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                Legislative Council, 25 March 1992                                                  Hon. G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

                                                 Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

                No. 1     Page 1, line 17 (clause 3) - Leave out "The" and insert "Subject to subsection (3), the".

                No. 2     Page 1, (clause 3) - After line 20 insert subclauses as follows:

                               "(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 recovered as a debt.

                               (7)  The Valuer-General must value the land as soon as practicable after the commencment 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 assit 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 4001

                               Folio 234".

                                                                                                                                                                 C.H. Mertin, CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

                Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                The Minister of Agriculture moved - That the amendments of the Legislative Council be

                    disagreed to.

                Question put.


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                Committee divided (No. 1):

                      Ayes, 22.

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. M.K. Mayes

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

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

        Noes, 20.

Hon. H. Allison

Dr Armitage

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Mr Becker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

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)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                                                                                                                    

 

                The House having resumed.

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it

                    and had resolved to disagree to the same.

 

 9             Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken

                    into consideration on motion.

 

10           State Government Insurance Commission Bill

                Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the State Government

                    Insurance Commission Bill to be brought up.

                Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Tuesday 7 April.

 

11           Gaming Machines Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines

                    Bill.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                              Clause No. 4 further considered, amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 5 to 7 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 8 read.

                Mr Groom moved on page 4, line 11, to insert after the word "may" the word "also" and after

                    the word "Commissioner" the words "to which he or she is a party".

                Question put and negatived.

                                              Clause agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 9 to 12 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 13 read.


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                Mr Groom moved on page 6, line 25, to insert after the word "may" the word "also"; and to

                    insert after the word "Authority" the words "to which he or she is a party".

                Question put and negatived.

                                              Clause agreed to.

                Mr Groom moved to insert new Part as follows:

                                                                                                PART 2a

                                                              THE GAMING MACHINE MONITOR LICENCE

               

                13a.Lotteries Commission to hold monitor licence (1)  The Authority will grant a gaming

                machine monitor licence to the Lotteries Commission subject to such conditions as the Authority thinks fit and specifies in the licence.

                (2)  There will be only one gaming machine monitor licence.

                (3)  The gaming machine monitor licence authorizes the licensee to provide and operate, subject to and in accordance with the conditions of the licence, a computer-based system for monitoring the operation of all gaming machines operated pursuant to gaming machine licences under this Act.

                (4)  The Authority may, by notice in writing to the licensee, revoke or vary the conditions                  of the gaming machine monitor licence, or impose further conditions on the licence.

                Question put and negatived.

                                              Clause No. 14 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 15 read.

                Mr Groom moved on page 7, after line 15, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                (e) any body corporate.

                Question put and negatived.

 

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                            

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it, had made

                    progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

12           Racing (Interstate Totalizator Pooling) Amendment Bill

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No.1 be now taken into

                    consideration.

                The Minister of Recreation and Sport (Hon. M.K. Mayes), 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 Tuesday next.

 

13           Gaming Machines Bill

                Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines Bill be now

                    resumed.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                              Clause No. 15 further considered.

                Mr J.A. Quirke moved on page 7, after line 35, to insert new subclause as follows:

                (4)  In determining an application for a gaming machine licence the Commissioner will not have regard -

                (a)     to the proximity of the premises the subject of the application to any other premises in respect of which a gaming machine licence is held;

                or

 

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                (b)     to the number of such licensed premises in the locality in which the premises the subject of the application is situated.

                Question put.

                Committee divided (No. 2):

                      Ayes, 24.

            Dr Armitage

            Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

            Mr Atkinson

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Mr Becker

            Hon. F.T. Blevins

            Mr Brindal

            Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr De Laine

            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. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Hon. N.T. Peterson

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Mr Quirke (Teller)

        Noes, 17.

Hon. H. Allison

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Blacker

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Mr S.G. Evans

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Ingerson

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Oswald

Mr Such

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                            

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it, had

                    made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

14           Extension of sitting

                The Minister of Finance (Hon. F.T.Blevins) moved - That the sitting of the House be extended

                    beyond 6.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

15           Gaming Machines Bill

                Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines Bill be now

                    resumed.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                              Clause No. 15 further considered, further amended and agreed to.

                                              New Clause No.15a inserted.

                                              Clause No. 16 amended and agreed to.

                                              Clauses Nos 17 to 19 agreed to.

                                              Clause No. 20 read.


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                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                            

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it,

                    had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

16           Suspension and resumption of sitting

                At 6.29 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                At 8.38 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

17           Distinguished visitors

                Attention having been called to the presence of distinguished visitors in the gallery, members

                    of a visiting German Parliamentary Delegation, the Speaker invited Mr Dieter-Julius Cronenberg as leader of the Delegation to take a seat on the floor of the House.

                Whereupon Mr Cronenberg was escorted to the Chair by the Premier (Hon. J.C. Bannon) and

                    Mr S.J. Baker, introduced to the Speaker, and accommodated with a seat on the right hand of the Speaker.

 

18           Gaming Machines Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines

                    Bill.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                   Clause No.20 further considered and agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 21 and 22 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No 23 read.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 9, line 24, to leave out the word "the" and insert in lieu

                    thereof the words: "Subject to subsection (2), the".

                Question put and negatived.

                                                   Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 24 to 31 agreed to.

                                                   New Clause No.31a inserted.

                                                   Clause No.32 read.

                Mr Groom moved on page 13, line 5, to leave out "21" and insert, in lieu thereof "7".

                Question put and negatived.

                                                   Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 33 to 40 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.41 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 42 to 48 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.49 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.50 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.51 read.

                Mr Groom moved on page 18 after line 10, to insert new subclause as follows:

                    (5) If a person re-enters a gaming area within 24 hours of being required to leave it, or of being removed pursuant to this section from the licensed premises in which the gaming area is situted -

                          (a)      the person is guilty of an offence;

                          and

                          (b)     an authorized person may remove him or her from the licensed premises, using only such force as is reasonably necessary for the purpose.

                          Penalty: Division 7 fine.

                Question put and negatived.

                                                   Clause agreed to.

 

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                                                   Clauses Nos 52 to 61 agreed to.

                                                   New Clause No.61a inserted.

                                                   Clauses Nos 62 to 64 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.65 read.

 

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr M.J. Evans reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it,

                    had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

                Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

19           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Finance moved - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be

                    extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

                             

20           Gaming Machines Bill

                Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Gaming Machines

                    Bill.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                   Clause No.65 further considered.

                Mr S.J. Baker moved on page 23, lines 34 and 35, to leave out the words "into the Consolidated

                    Account" and insert the following:

                    (a) as to the percentage (being not less than 0.5 per cent of gross turnover) fixed by the Minister from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, of the amount received in each financial year-into a fund to be kept at Treasury by the Minister of Family and Community Services;

                    (b)     as to the balance-into the Consolidated Account.

                Question put and negatived.

                                                   Clause agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 66 and 67 agreed to.

                                                   New Clause 67a inserted.

                                                   Clause No.68 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.69 amended and agreed to.

                Mr S.G. Evans moved to insert new Clause No.69a as follows:

                    69a Prohibition of advertisement (1) A person must not publish, or cause to be published,

                an advertisement for the services or facilities provided on any premises pursuant to a gaming machine licence.

                           Penalty: Division 6 fine.

                           (2)     Subsection (1) does not prevent the holder of a gaming machine licence from affixing to the licensed premises a sign or notice indicating that gaming facilities are available on the premises.

                Question put and negatived.

                                                   Clause No.70 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.71 amended and agreed to.

                                                   New Clause No.71a inserted.

                                                   New Clause No.71b inserted.

                                                   Clauses Nos 72 and 73 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No. 74 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Clauses Nos 75 and 76 agreed to.

                                                   Clause No.77 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Schedule 1 agreed to.

 

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                                                   Schedule 2 amended and agreed to.

                                                   Schedule 3 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.

 

                The Minister of Finance moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                Question put.

                House divided (No.3):

                      Ayes, 21.

            Hon. P.B. Arnold

            Hon. J.C. Bannon

            Mr Becker

         Hon. G.J. Crafter

            Mr M.J. Evans

            Mr Ferguson

            Hon. R.J. Gregory

            Mr Groom

            Mr Hamilton

            Hon. T.H. Hemmings

            Mr Heron

            Mr Holloway

            Mrs Hutchison

         Mr Ingerson

            Hon. S.M. Lenehan

            Mr McKee

            Mr Quirke

            Hon. M.D. Rann

            Mr Such

         Hon. J.P. Trainer

            Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes,17.

Hon. L.M.F. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Mr De Laine

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Oswald

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.J. Baker (Teller)

                So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

                Bill read a third time and passed.

 

21           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 11.30 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                           

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 1 April 1992 -

                Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Minister of Agriculture to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to

                provide for the protection of fruit and plants from disease; to repeal the Fruit and Plant

                Protection Act 1968, the Fruit and Vegetables (Prevention of Injury) Act 1927, the Fruit Fly

                Act 1947 an the Sale of Fruit Act 1915; to make consequential amendments to the Expiation

                of Offences Act 1987 and the Phylloxera Act 1936; and for other purposes.

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For Thursday 2 April 1992 -

                Notice of Motion: Regulations/Committees -

 

Hon. D.C. Wotton to move - That this House resolves to refer the following matters to the

                Environment, Resources and Development Committee as a matter of urgency;

                (a)     the number of property owners suffering losses arising from the Mt Lofty Ranges

                          Management Plan and Supplementary Development Plan;

                (b)     the nature and extent of losses;

                (c)     what options are available for redeeming losses; and

                (d)     what alternative techniques may be available to minimise disruption to landowners resulting from the Plan and Supplementary Development Plan.

 

                                                                      CONTINGENT NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Contingently on the Subordinate Legislation (Expiry) Amendment Bill being read a second time,

                Mr M.J. Evans to move - That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Bill that it have power to consider new clauses relating to the commencement of regulations.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                Present during the day - All the Members except Hon. J.H.C. Klunder.

 

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

                Division No.1 -          

                    Ayes - Hon. J.H.C. Klunder.

                    Noes - Mr Gunn.

                Division No.2 -

                    Ayes - Hon. J.H.C. Klunder, Hon.M.K. Mayes.

                    Noes - Messrs Gunn and Meier.

                Division No.3 -

                    Ayes - Hon.J.H.C. Klunder, Hon.M.K.Mayes.

                    Noes - Hon.D.J. Hopgood, Mr Meier.

 

               

                                                                                                                                 N.T. Peterson

                                                                                SPEAKER

                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY