No 52

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 25 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 Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations No 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3    Public Works Committee - Report - Mile End Athletics Stadium - Motion to note

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

Question put and passed.

 

4    Public Works Committee - Report - West Beach Recreation Reserve (Airport Runway Extension Redevelopment) -  Motion to note

Mr Oswald, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Twenty-Ninth Report of the Public Works Committee on the West Beach Recreation Reserve (Airport Runway Extension Redevelopment) be noted.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

5    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.

 

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.

Question put and passed.

 

7    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 next.

 


8    Adelaide Festival Trust Tony Awards - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the Adelaide Festival Centre for the outstanding success achieved on Broadway with their production of “The King and I” in winning four Tony Awards for “Best Revival of a Musical”, “Best Scenic Design”, “Best Costume Design” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical”.

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

 

9    Business Woman of the Year - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates South Australian Business Woman of the Year, Mrs Pauline Rooney of Rooney’s First National, and the winners of the four categories, namely Private Sector Employing Over 100 Employees, Ms Pamela Lee, Business Analyst and Strategic Planning Facilitator for SGIC; the Public Sector, Ms Virginia Battye, Director, Para Institute of TAFE SA; Private Sector Company Employing Under 100 Employees, Dr Rosemary Brooks, St Ann’s College Inc and all the finalists in each of the categories; and further, commends Telstra and the category sponsors ANZ Bank, Qantas, Aus Industry and Yellow Pages for the invaluable contribution they make to the advancement of our knowledge of the outstanding contribution being made by women, not only to business and community advancement, but also to the improvement of prosperity in South Australia.

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

 

10   Mobile Video Phone - Motion re

Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move - That this House commends the Government and the Premier for the vision of a new era of excellence, especially in IT&T and applauds the work of the University of Adelaide Electronic Engineering Department of the Engineering Faculty on the one hand, and Mr Ralph Tobias and representatives of Chonnam and other Korean Universities along with ANNAM on the other, for concluding their agreement to produce leading edge technology to make the world’s first mobile video phone utilising Gallium Arsenide and asymetrical chip design technology; and further, refers the matter of the project to the Department of Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development and the Minister for Infrastructure to investigate and report on this project about its impact on the development of a critical mass in the IT&T and I M 3 professions and associated technologies and possible benefits:cost to the South Australian economy in the context of the Government’s IT&T industry development policy before 1 October 1996.

 

11   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions be postponed and taken into consideration after Notices of Motion: Other Motions are disposed of.

 

12   Mobile Video Phone - Motion re

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

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

 

13   Youth Unemployment Task Force - Motion re

Mrs Rosenberg, pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

Debate ensued.

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

 

14   Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House is opposed to the possible removal by the Federal Government of the National Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme.

Debate ensued.

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

 


15   National Road Transport Fuel Based Charging System - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House:

(a) notes that the National Road Transport charges for heavy vehicles introduced from 1 July 1996 inherently disadvantages the agriculture industry due to the lower than average distance travelled by vehicles used in this industry;

(b) considers that a fuel only charge for heavy vehicles would remove this inequity in the charging scheme, improve cash flows and reduce administration charges for the agriculture sector and move closer to a user pays system; and

(c) requests this motion be forwarded to the National Road Transport Commission as the basis for an investigation of a fuel based charging system Australia wide.

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

 

16   Olympic Shooting Medals - Motion re

Mr Quirke, having by leave amended the motion of which he had given notice, proceeding to move - That this House recognises the achievement of a gold medal at Atlanta by 24 year old Olympic trap shooter Michael Diamond, notes the dedication of this shooter to his sport and congratulates him on his wonderful achievement. Further, this House recognise and congratulates the other members of the shooting team at Atlanta and in particular Russel Mark who obtained a gold medal in the double trap and Deserie Huddlestone who won a bronze medal in women’s double trap.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Quirke, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

17   Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

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

Questions without notice resumed.

 

18   Grievance debate

The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

19   Paper

The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Police (Hon S J Baker) -

Correspondence relating to the use of MV Gallantry.

 

20   Select Committee on the Pulp and Paper Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh)(Council Rates) Amendment Bill - Extension of time for bringing up Report

Order of the Day read for the report of the Select Committee on the Pulp and Paper Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh)(Council Rates) Amendment Bill to be brought up.

The Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon E S Ashenden) moved - That the time for bringing up the report of the Select Committee be extended until Thursday next.

Question put and passed.

 

21   Government Business Enterprises (Competition) Bill

Order of the Day read for consideration of the Message from the Legislative Council relating to this Bill.

 

In Committee

Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

22   Local Government (Ward Quotas) Amendment Bill

Order of the Day read for consideration of the Message from the Legislative Council relating to this Bill.

 

In Committee

Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

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The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison reported that the Committee had considered the amendment referred to it and had agreed to the same without amendment.

 

23   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 4 to 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 7.

 

24   State Emergency Service (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.

Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

25   Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 4  be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 5.

 

26   Statutes Amendment (University Councils) 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

                        Clause No 1 agreed to.

                        Clause No 2 amended and agreed to.

                        Clauses Nos 3 and 4 agreed to.

                        Clause No 5 read.

Ms White moved on page 2, line 21, after the word "Chancellor" to insert the words", with the approval of the Council,".

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

Ms White moved on page 2, lines 23 and 24, to leave out paragraph (e) and insert in lieu thereof the following paragraph:

(e)   two Members of the South Australian Parliament, one from the group led by the Premier and the other from the group led by the Leader of the Opposition, appointed by the Governor pursuant to a recommendation contained in an address from both Houses of the Parliament;.

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

Ms White moved on page 2, lines 27 to 33, to leave out paragraph (h) and insert in lieu thereof the following paragraph:

(h)   two students of the University (not being persons in the full time employment of the University), one of whom must be a postgraduate student and one of whom must be an undergraduate student, appointed or elected in a manner determined by the Vice-Chancellor after consultation with the General Secretary of the Students Association of the University.

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

                    Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                    Clause No 6 read.

Ms White moved on page 3, line 5, to leave out the words "section is substituted" and insert in lieu thereof the words "sections are substituted".

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

Ms White moved on page 3, lines 7 to 11, to leave out subsection (1) and insert in lieu thereof the following subsection:

(1) A member appointed to the Council by the Governor (other than a Parliamentary member) will be appointed for a term of two or four years to be determined by the selection committee on whose recommendation the appointment was made.

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

                    Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                    Clause No 7 agreed to.

                    Clause No 8 read.

Ms White moved on page 4, lines 32 and 33, to leave out the words "nine members of the Council" and insert in lieu thereof the words "12 members of the Council".

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

                    Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

                    Clause No 9 agreed to.

                    Clause No 10 read.

To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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The House having resumed:

Hon H Allison 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 Tuesday next.

 

25   Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

De Facto Relationships Bill                             Message No 147

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council, having considered the recommendations from the Conference on the De Facto Relationships Bill, has agreed hereto.

     Legislative Council, 25 July 1996                 H P K Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

26   Adjournment

     House adjourned at 5.59 pm until Tuesday next at 2.00 pm.

 

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     Present during the day - All Members except Hon G A Ingerson.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      G M Gunn

                                                      SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY