No 49

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2002

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Rose Festival 2002 - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House commends the South Australian Tourism Commission for the outstanding success of the recent 2002 Adelaide Rose Festival and congratulates the organisers, competitors, volunteers and other participants, including the South Australian Police and Ambulance Services and other agencies, and calls on the Government to continue funding support for the Adelaide Rose Festival in future years to build on this success.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 December.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notices of Motion: Other Motions Nos 2 and 3 be postponed until Thursday 5 December.

 

4       Tourism Plan 2002-07 - Motion re

Mr Hamilton-Smith, pursuant to notice, moved - Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House

      (a)  congratulates and commends the South Australian Tourism Commission, Australian Major Events and all others involved in organising the 2002 Mitsubishi Adelaide International Horse Trials;

      (b)  thank all volunteers, the South Australian Police and Ambulance Services and other emergency services personnel involved; and

      (c)  calls on the Government to continue funding and other support in future years.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 December.

 

5       Suspension of Standing Orders

Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Controlled Substances (Cannabis) Amendment Bill 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.

 

         Controlled Substances (Cannabis) 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.

 

6       Petitions Nos 65 and 66

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

 

65   Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon), from 84 residents of South Australia, requesting the House refrain from passing legislation to extend shop trading hours.

 

66   Ms Bedford, from 93 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to support the passage of legislation to remove provisions from all State legislation which discriminate against people in same sex relationships.

 

7       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

8       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Speaker –

      District Council of Elliston – Report 2001-2002

 

By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) –

      Commissioner for Public Employment, Office for - South Australian Public Sector Workforce Information – Report June 2002

 

By the Minister for the Arts (Hon M D Rann) –

      Adelaide Festival Centre – Report 2001-2002

      Adelaide Festival Corporation – Report 2001-2002

      South Australian Film Corporation – Report 2001-2002

      South Australian Museum Board – Report 2001-2002

      State Opera of South Australia – Report 2001-2002

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

      National Wine Centre of Australia – Report 2001-2002

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      Royal Zoological Society of South Australia – Report 2001-2002

 

By the Minister for Local Government (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Local Council By-Laws –

                  District Council of Tatiara –

                        No 1        Permit and Penalties

                        No 2        Moveable Signs

                        No 3        Roads

                        No 4        Local Government Land

                        No 5        Dogs

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

      Ministerial Statement, Freedom of Information.

 

9       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

10      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

11      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Industrial Relations (Hon J W Weatherill) - That the House at its rising adjourn until Wednesday 4 December at 2.00 pm.


 

12      West Beach Recreation Reserve - Motion re

Minister for Urban Development and Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House, pursuant to section 13(7) of the West Beach Recreation Reserve Act 1987, grants its approval to the West Beach Trust granting a lease or licence for a term of up to 50 years over each of the areas within the Reserve within the meaning of the Act identified as “BB”, ”Y” and “Z”, respectively, in the plan described in the General Registry Office numbered GP 496/1999.

         Ordered, on motion of Dr McFetridge, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 4 December.

 

13      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Urban Development and Planning - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed until Wednesday 4 December.

 

15      Report of the Auditor-General 2001-2002

Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2001-2002.

 

In Committee

Deputy Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Industry, Investment and Trade (Hon K O Foley) examined.

Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White) examined.

Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs (Hon M J Atkinson) examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had further considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2001-2002, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

16      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Deputy Premier - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

 

17      Report of the Auditor-General 2001-2002

Ordered – That the further consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2001-2002 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Minister for Tourism, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Science and Information Economy, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had further considered the Auditor-General’s Report 2001-2002, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered, - That the further consideration in Committee of this Report be made an Order of the Day for Wednesday 4 December.

 

18      Delivery of Messages

The Deputy Premier moved – That for the remainder of the Session the Clerk be empowered to deliver messages to the Legislative Council and the Speaker to receive Messages from the Legislative Council when this House is not sitting.

 

19      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Constitution (Ministerial Offices) Amendment Bill                                   Message No 59

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 28 November 2002                                            R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

20      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.55 pm until Wednesday 4 December at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon P F Conlon, Hon G M Gunn and Hon L Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY