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                                                                                                   No. 48

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

                                                                              WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 1992

 

 

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 266 to 269

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

 

              266 to 268 Hon H. Allison and Messrs Brindal and Venning, from 476 residents of South

                 Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government not to introduce gaming

                 machines into hotels and clubs.

 

              269 Mr Becker, from 13 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the

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

 

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            Fruit and Plant Protection Bill

              The Minister of Agriculture (Hon.L.M.F.Arnold), pursuant to notice, moved - 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 and 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.

              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.

 

6            Casino (Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill

              Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Casino (Gaming

                Machines) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

 

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              Debate resumed.

              Question put.

              House divided (No.1)      

                Ayes, 26.

          Dr Armitage

          Mr D.S. Baker

          Mr S.J. Baker

          Hon. J.C. Bannon

          Mr Becker

          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

           Mr Ingerson

          Hon. S.M. Lenehan

          Mr McKee

          Hon. M.K. Mayes

          Mr Quirke

          Hon. M.D. Rann

          Mr Such

          Hon. J.P. Trainer

          Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes, 17.

Hon. H. Allison

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Mr Blacker

Mr Brindal

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mr Gunn

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

              So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

              Bill read a second time.

 

              Contingent Notice of Motion

              Mr S.G. Evans pursuant to contingent notice, moved - That it be an instruction to the

                  Committee of the whole House on the Bill that it have power to consider a new clause relating to prohibition of advertisement.

              Question put and passed.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                Clauses Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                Clause No.3 read.

              Mr S.G. Evans moved on page 1, lines 15 to 19, to leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert: "by inserting after its present contents (to be designated as subsection (1)) the following subsection:

                       (2)   Notwithstanding anything in the definition of "poker machine" in subsection (1), a regulation cannot be made excluding from the ambit of that definition a device designed or adadpted for the purpose of gambling -

                               (a)    that simulates any of the games commonly known as draw poker, blackjack or keno;

                               and

 

 

 

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                               (b)   that, after the insertion of a coin or other token required to operate the device, requires the player, as part of the simulation of the game, to make one or more choices that affect the outcome of the game.

              Question put and negatived.

                                                                Clause agreed to.

                                                                Clauses Nos 4 and 5 agreed to.

              Mr S.G. Evans moved on page 2, after Clause No.5 to insert new Clause No. 6 as follows:

                  6.Prohibition of advertisement A person must not publish, or cause to be published,

                       an advertisement for the licensed casino or for the services or facilities provided on the premises of the licensed casino.

                  Penalty: Five thousand dollars.

              Question put.

              Committee divided (No.2):

                Ayes,13.

          Hon. H. Allison

          Hon. P.B. Arnold

          Mr Blacker

          Mr Brindal

          Hon. J.L. Cashmore

          Hon. B.C. Eastick

          Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

          Mrs Kotz

          Mr Meier

          Mr Oswald

          Mr Venning

          Hon. D.C. Wotton

          Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

       Noes, 29.

Dr Armitage

Hon.L.M.F.Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Mr D.S. Baker

Mr S.J. Baker

Hon. J.C. Bannon

Mr Becker

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

Mr Ingerson

Hon. S.M. Lenehan

Mr McKee

Mr Matthew

Hon. M.K. Mayes

Hon. N.T. Peterson

Mr Quirke

Hon. M.D. Rann

Mr Such

Hon. J.P. Trainer

Hon. F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        So it passed in the negative.

                                                                                           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 without amendment.

 

 

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              The Minister of Finance (Hon.F.T.Blevins) moved - That this Bill be now read a third                            time.

              Question put.

              House divided (No.3):

                Ayes,27.

          Dr Armitage

          Mr D.S. Baker

          Mr S.J. Baker

          Hon. J.C. Bannon

          Mr Becker

          Mr Brindal

          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

          Mr Ingerson

          Hon. S.M. Lenehan

          Mr McKee

          Hon. M.K. Mayes

          Mr Quirke

          Hon. M.D. Rann

          Mr Such

          Hon. J.P. Trainer

          Hon.F.T. Blevins (Teller)

        Noes,15.

Hon. H. Allison

Hon. P.B. Arnold

Mr Atkinson

Mr Blacker

Hon. J.L. Cashmore

Hon. B.C. Eastick

Hon. E.R. Goldsworthy

Mrs Kotz

Mr Lewis

Mr Matthew

Mr Meier

Mr Oswald

Mr Venning

Hon. D.C. Wotton

Mr S.G. Evans (Teller)

              So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

              Bill read a third time and passed.

 

7            Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

              Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill                                  Message No.90

              MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council insists on its amendments in the Statutes Repeal

                (Egg Industry) Bill to which the House of Assembly has disagreed.  The Bill is returned herewith.

              Legislative Council, 1 April 1992         G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

             

              Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

              The Minister of Transport (Hon.F.T. Blevins) moved - That the disagreement to the

                  Legislative Council's amendments be insisted on.

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

                                                                                                                         

 

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              The House having resumed:

              Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the Message referred to it, had                                 made progress and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

8            Stamp Duties (Exemption - Motor Vehicles) Amendment Bill

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

                (Exemption - Motor Vehicles) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

              Debate resumed.

 

              Speaker's ruling - Bill out of order

              The Speaker ruled that this Bill was out of order as it was a money Bill and therefore could   not be introduced by a private Member and that it be withdrawn from the Notice Paper.

 

9            Postponement of business

              Ordered - separately -  That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 2 to 8 be

                Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

10          Postponement of business

              Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Regulations/Committees) Nos 1 and 2 be

                Notices of Motion for Thursday 9 April.

 

11          Citizen Initiated Referenda - Motion for Select Committee

              Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That a Select Committee be appointed to

                consider the desirability or otherwise of having Citizen Initiated Referenda and in particular to consider -

              (a)    the frequency (at what intervals) such questions should be put;

              (b)   the form of any such questions (ie, to disallow any law, change a law, make a new law);

              (c)    how to decide if a question should be put;

              (d)   whether attendance at the poll should be voluntary; and

              (e)    any other matter relevant.

              Debate ensued.

              Mr M.J.Evans moved to leave out all words up to and including the words "Referenda and" and to insert in lieu thereof the words "That this House resolves to refer the matter of Citizen Initiated Rederenda to the Legislative Review Committee".

              Debate continued.

              Ordered, on motion of Hon.J.L.Cashmore, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday

                9 April.

 

12          Mt Lofty Ranges Management Plan and Supplementary Development Plan - Motion to refer to Environment, Resources and Development Committee

              Hon.D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - 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 technologies may be available to minimise disruption to landowners resulting from the Plan and Supplementary Development Plan.

              Ordered, on motion of the Deputy Premier (Hon.D.J.Hopgood), that the debate

                 be adjourned until Thursday 9 April.

                                                                                                                        

 

                                       It being 8.30 p.m. Orders of the Day (Government Business) were resumed.

                                                                                                                          

 

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13          Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill

              Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the Message from the

                  Legislative Council in the Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill be now resumed.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                       Resolved - That the disagreement to the amendments of the

                                           Legislative Council be insisted on.

 

                                                                                                                          

 

              The House having resumed.

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

                  and had resolved to insist on its disagreement to the Legislative Council's amendments.

 

              Conference

              The Deputy Premier moved - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council

                  requesting that a Conference be granted to this House respecting certain amendments of

                  the Legislative Council in the Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill and that the Legislative

                  Council be informed that, in the event of such a Conference being agreed to, this House

                  will be represented at such Conference by five Managers; and that Hon.P.B. Arnold,

                  Messrs De Laine and Gunn, Mrs Hutchison and the Minister of Agriculture be Managers of the Conference on the part of this House.

              Question put and passed.

 

14          University of South Australia (Council Membership) Bill

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

                South Australia (Council Membership) Bill be now read a second time.

              Debate resumed.

 

15          Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

              Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill - Conference                                                          Message No.91

              MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has, in reply to Message No.91 from the House

                of Assembly, agreed to grant a Conference on the Statutes Repeal (Egg Industry) Bill, as requested by the House of Assembly.  The Legislative Council has named the hour of 10.00 a.m. tomorrow to receive the Managers on behalf of the House of Assembly, at the Conference Room of the Legislative Council.

              Legislative Council, 1 April 1992         G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

              Ordered - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council agreeing to the time and place                                 appointed by the Council.

 

 16         University of South Australia (Council Membership) Bill

              Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Message) resumed.

              Question put and passed.

 

              Bill read a second time.

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 5 agreed to.

                                                                Clause No.6 amended and agreed to.

                                                                Clauses Nos 7 to 13 agreed to.

                                                                Clause No.14 left out.

                                                                Clause No.15 agreed to.

                                                                Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                       

 

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              The House having resumed:

              Mrs Hutchison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had

                 agreed to the same with amendments.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                               

 

              The Minister of Employment and Further Education (Hon.M.D. Rann) moved - That this

                 Bill be now read a third time.

              Debate ensued.

              Question put and passed.

             

              Bill read a third time and passed.

 

17          Adjournment

              The Minister of Employment and Further Education moved - That the House do now            adjourn.

              Debate ensued.

              Question put and passed.

              House adjourned at 10.18 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                                                                MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Thursday 2 April 1992 -

                Notice of Motion: Other Motion -

 

Mrs Hutchison to move - That this House -

              (a)    strongly supports submissions to have an urgent resolution of the agricultural policies in the Uruguay round;

              (b)   strongly supports at least the adoption of the Dunkel proposals as soon as possible;

              (c)    commends the Australian Government for supporting a teeam of Ministers to the negotiations;

                  and

              (d)   pledges multi-partisan support for this proposal;

              and further, this House requests the Speaker to forward a copy of this resolution to the Federal Ministers of Trade and Overseas Development, and Primary Industries and Energy as an urgent measure.

 

                                                                                                                          

 

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

 

The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

              Division No. 1 -       

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

              Noes - Hon.L.M.F. Arnold.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY