No 49

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 11 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    Conference - Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Tribunals) Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon S J Baker) reported - That the Managers have been at the Conference on the Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Tribunals) Bill, which was managed on the part of the Legislative Council by the Attorney-General (Hon T G Griffin), Hon M J Elliot, Hon J A W Levy, Hon C A Pickles and Hon C V Schaefer and we there received from the Managers on behalf of the Legislative Council the Bill and the following resolution adopted by that House -

 

That the disagreement to the amendments of the House of Assembly be insisted on.

 

Thereupon the Managers for the two Houses conferred together and it was agreed that we should recommend to our respective House that the following resolutions be agreed to.

 

As to Amendment No 1:

That the Legislative Council do not further insist on its disagreement thereto.

 

As to amendment s Nos 2 to 15:

That the House of Assembly do not further insist on these amendments but make the following amendments in lieu thereof:

Page 5, line 22 to page 7, line 8 - Leave out clauses 9 to 20.

And that the Legislative Council agree thereto.

 

That the House of Assembly make the following consequential amendment:

Long title, page 1, lines 6 and 7 - Leave out the words “the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989, the Soil Conservation and Land Care Act 1989,”.

And that the Legislative Council agree thereto.

 

Ordered - That consideration of the recommendations of the Conference be postponed and resumed on motion.

 

3    Conference - De Facto Relationships Bill

The Deputy Premier moved - That the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the De Facto Relationships Bill.

Question put and passed.

 

4    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 and 2 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 25 July.

 

5    Public Works Committee - Report - Port Augusta Hospital Construction of a New 87 Bed Acute Facility - Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

6    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 be an Order of the Day for Thursday 25 July.

 

7    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 Ms White, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 25 July.

 

8    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 3 to 5 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 25 July.

 

9    Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion:  Other Motions No 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 25 July.

 

10   Plagiarism by Member for Elder - Motion re

Mr Foley, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House condemns the Member for Elder for plagiarising, without acknowledgment, Mr Lance Worrall, Economic Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, from the book Making the Future Work in his speech on the Appropriation Bill.

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 25 July.

 

11   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 3 and 4 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 25 July.

 

12   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 to be an Order of the Day for Thursday 25 July.

 

13   Sir Thomas Playford - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon M D Rann - 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;

Which Mr Lewis has moved to amend 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 resumed.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

 

Question - That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 


14   Turkish Occupation of Cyprus - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon M D Rann - 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 resumed.

Mr Becker moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after “House” and inserting in lieu thereof the following words: “commends the Federal Government for its recent efforts to raise the Cyprus issue internationally, including through the Commonwealth Heads of Government and the Commission on Human Rights and calls on all parties involved in this issue to co-operate fully with the United Nations, particularly the Turkish and Desktash Regime to assist both with the location of the bodies of 1619 missing Greek-Cypriots who disappeared during and around the time of events of 1974 and applauds the efforts of the Premier in arranging a visit to Cyprus during the Parliamentary recess to meet with His Excellency Mr Glafcos Cleides, President of the Republic of Cyprus.”

Debate continued.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

 

Question - That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 

15   Committee of Privileges - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Atkinson - 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.

     Debate resumed.

     Question put.

     House divided (No. 1)

 


 


                     Ayes, 9

 

Hon F T Blevins

Mr Foley

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Hurley

Mr Quirke

Hon M D Rann

Ms Stevens

Ms White

Mr Atkinson (Teller}
   Noes, 32

Hon H Allison

Mr Andrew

Hon M H Armitage

Hon E S Ashenden

Mr D S Baker

Hon S J Baker

Mr Bass

Mr Becker

Mr Brindal

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Buckby

Mr Caudell

Mr Condous

Mr Cummins

Mr Evans

Mrs Greig

Ms Hall

Hon R G Kerin

Mr Leggett

Mr Lewis

Hon W A Matthew

Hon J W Olsen

Mr Oswald

Mrs Penfold

Mrs Rosenberg

Mr Rossi

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Mr Wade

Hon D C Wotton

Mr Meier (Teller)


 

     So it passed in the negative.

 

16   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day:  Other Motions Nos 5 to 7 be Notices of Motion for Thursday 25 July.

 

17   South East Forests - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon H Allison - That this House is of the opinion that, with the objective of protecting the long term socio-economic interests of South Australia with respect to forest production and timber processing, the Government must retain control over the annual rate of cutting timber and of the age and location of timber when felled and must not sell broad acres of forestry holdings in the South East.

Which Mr Clarke has moved to amend by leaving out all words after “retain” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ownership, management and control of South Australia’s State owned forests”.

Debate resumed.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

 

Question - That the motion be agreed to - put and passed.

 

18   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 9 to 11 be Orders of the Day for Thursday 25 July.

 

19   Poker Machine Revenue Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Stevens - That this House calls on the Government to allocate sufficient funds from the taxation windfall that it has received from poker machines to fund fully the increase in demand for social welfare services and emergency relief that has occurred since their introduction.

Debate resumed.

Mr Brokenshire moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after “House” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ congratulates the Government for allocating funds from the taxation of poker machines to meet demands in key areas, including charity assistance, welfare, health, education, sport and community development.”.

Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and passed.

 

Question - That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 

20   Suspension and resumption of sitting

     At 12 53 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

     At 2.00 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

21`  Petition No 115

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

 

115      Mr Cummins, from 5 000 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to ban the recreational shooting of ducks and quails.

 

22   Answer to question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

23   Paper

     The following Paper was tabled:

 

     By the Treasurer (Hon S J Baker) -

        South Australian Superannuation Scheme - Actuarial Report as at 30 June 1995.

 

24   Questions

     Questions without notice were asked.

Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

     Questions without notice resumed.

 

25   Public Works Committee - Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Reports

Mr Oswald brought up the Twenty-Eighth Report of the Committee on the Mile End Athletics Stadium.

     Report received.

     Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 215)

 

Mr Oswald brought up the Twenty-Ninth Report of the Committee on the West Beach Recreation Reserve (Airport Runway Extension) Redevelopment.

     Report received.

     Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 216)

 

26   Grievance debate

     The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

     Debate ensued.

     Question put and passed.

 

27   Conference - Statutes Amendment (Abolition of Tribunals) Bill

Ordered - That consideration of the recommendations of the Conference be now resumed.

In Committee

Resolved - That the recommendations of the Conference be agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison reported that the Committee had considered the recommendations of the Conference and had agreed to the same.

 

28   Next day of sitting

The Deputy Premier moved - That the House at its rising adjourn until Tuesday 23 July at 2.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

29   Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

     Statutes Amendment (Sentencing of Young Offenders) Bill       Message No 136

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Children’s Protection Act 1993, the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, the Family and Community Services Act 1972, the Young Offenders Act 1993 and the Youth Court Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

     Legislative Council, 10 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

Bill read a first time.

 

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

     Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 23 July.

 

     Friendly Societies (Objects of Funds)Amendment Bill           Message No 137

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Friendly Societies Act 1919, without any amendment.

     Legislative Council, 10 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     State Clothing Corporation (Winding-Up) Amendment Bill        Message No 138

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the State Clothing Corporation Act 1977, without any amendment.

     Legislative Council, 10 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     State Lotteries (Unclaimed Prizes) Amendment Bill       Message No 139

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the State Lotteries Act 1966, without any amendment.

     Legislative Council, 10 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

     Statutes Amendment (Waterworks and Sewerage) Bill       Message No 140

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932 and the Sewerage Act 1929, without any amendment.

     Legislative Council, 10 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

30   Trustee (Variation of Charitable Trusts) 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.

     Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

     Bill read a third time and passed.

 


31   Ombudsman (Miscellaneous) 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.

 

In Committee

                              Clauses Nos 1 to 8 agreed to.

                              Clause No 9 amended and agreed to.

                              Clauses Nos 10 to 12 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 with an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

32   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 4.37 pm until Tuesday 23 July at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

     For Thursday 25 July 1996

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

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Twenty-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Mile End Athletics Stadium be noted.

 

Mr Oswald to move - That the Twenty-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the West Beach Recreation Reserve (Airport runway Extension Redevelopment) be noted.

 

      Notices of Motion: Other Motions-

 

Mrs Rosenberg to move - That this House endorses the recommendations made to the Government by the Youth Unemployment Task Force released by the Premier on 11 July 1996 and recognising the causes and long term development of the same, supports full community consultation and then on the basis of this consultation, supports the implementation of the recommendations via policy and resources to improve the employment prospects for the youth of South Australia.

 

      Contingent Notice of Motion-

 

Contingently upon the Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill being read a second time - Mr Bass 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 Firearms Consultative Committee.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members except Mr Clarke and Mr De Laine.

 

The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the day of the proceedings.

 

Division No.1 -

   Ayes - Hon M D Rann and Mr De Laine

   Noes - Hon D C Brown and Mrs Kotz

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY