No. 54

 

                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                            OF THE

 

                       HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                                            WEDNESDAY  21 APRIL 1993

 

 

 1             Meeting of House

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

                    Chair and read prayers.

 

 2             Conference - Statutes Amendment (Fisheries) Bill

                The Deputy Premier (Hon. F.T. Blevins), without notice, moved - That the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Statutes Amendment (Fisheries) Bill.

                Question put and passed.

 

 3             Petitions Nos 162 and 163

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

 

                162    Hon. H. Allison from 1 779 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to prevent the closure of the Port MacDonnell slipway and boatyard.

 

                163    Mr Holloway from 1 038 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House urge the Government to assist the upgrading of the Marion Swimming Centre.

 

 4             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Twenty-seventh Report, 1992-93 of the Legislative Review                         Committee.

                Report received and read as follows:

                The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken on these matters and it is necessary for a Notice of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days, to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

                Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to the Regulations the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                Regulations referred to:

                No. 286 Fisheries Act 1982 - Regulations - Rock Lobster.

                No. 288 Marine Environment Protection Act 1990 - Regulations - Variation -                           Interpretation Business

                No. 302 Gaming Machines Act 1992 - Regulations - General

 

 

 

 5             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Twenty-eighth Report, 1992-93 of the Legislative Review                            Committee.

                Report received.

 

 6             Legislative Review Committee - Report

                Mr McKee brought up the Interim Report of the Legislative Review Committee on an Inquiry Into Matters Pertinent to South Australians Being Able to Obtain Adequate, Appropriate and Affordable Justice In and Through the Courts System (Paper No. 191).

                Report received.

 

 7             Joint Select Committee on WorkCover

                The Minister of Labour Relations and Occupational Health and Safety brought up the Report (Paper No. 186) together with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence, of the Joint Select Committee on the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation System.

                Report received.

                Ordered - That consideration of the Report be an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

 

 8             Questions

                Questions without notice were asked.

 

 9             Grievance debate

                The Speaker proposed - That the House notes grievances.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed.

 

10           Expiation of Offences (Trifling Offences) Amendment Bill

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

                    Offences (Trifling Offences) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Question put and passed.

 

                Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                            In Committee

                                                                     Clause No.1 read.

 

                To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

                                                                                                                          

 

                The House having resumed:

                Mr Ferguson 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 Wednesday next.

 

11           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Members Bills) Nos 2 and 3 be                          Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

12           Classification of Publications (Display of Indecent Matter) Amendment Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Classification of Publications (Display of Indecent Matter) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until                      Wednesday next.                                                                        

 

13           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No.1 be a Notice of Motion                      for Wednesday next.

 

14           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 2 and 3 be                         Notices of Motion for Wednesday 5 May.

 

15           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Notices of Motion (Committees/Regulations) Nos 5 to 7 be                          Notices of Motion for Wednesday next.

 

16           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No.8 be a Notice of Motion                      for Wednesday 5 May.

 

17           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Committees/Regulations) No.9 be a Notice of Motion                      for Wednesday next.

 

18           Citizen Initiated Referenda Inquiry by Legislative Review Committee - Motion re

                Mr Lewis, pursuant to notice, moved -  That this House calls on the Legislative Review

                    Committee to submit an interim report on its enquiry into the proposal to introduce citizen initiated referenda and in particular, its understanding of public opinion based on the evidence given to it of:

                    (a) the intervals such questions should be put;

                    (b)     the form of any such questions;

                    (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,

                    before the close of Parliamentary business on Thursday 6 May 1993.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

19           Select Committee on Bushfire Protection and Suppression Measures

                Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on Bushfire                       Protection and Suppression Measures be extended until Wednesday 5 May.

 

20           Social Development Committee Report - Motion to note

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Heron - That the

                    First Report of the Social Development Committee on the Social Implications of Population Change be noted.

                Debate ensued.

                Question put and passed. 

 

21           Postponement of business

                Ordered - severally - That Orders of the Day (Committees/Regulations) Nos 3 to 5 be                           Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

22           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for                                Wednesday next.

 

23           Leader of the Opposition's Tariffs Position - Motion re

                Mrs Hutchison, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Leader of the Opposition to immediately declare his support (in writing) for the Government's position on tariffs in the interests of the people of South Australia.

 

 

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

24           Postponement of business

                Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Other Motions) No. 3 be a Notice of Motion for

                    Wednesday next.

 

25           Operation Hygiene Inquiry - Motion re

                Mr S.G. Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That in the opinion of this House, an independent inquiry should be held into Operation Hygiene and in particular as it relates to the conviction of Stephen Fuller and Malcolm Pearn.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Atkinson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

26           Anti Rabbit Research Foundation - Motion re

                Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House commends Western Mining Corporation for its strong support as the founding sponsor of the Anti Rabbit Research Foundation in the campaign to control rabbits in Australia.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr S.G. Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

27           State Debt - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House condemns the methods used by the Government to avoid meeting accounts due and payable with the express intention of misrepresenting the true budget position and understating the State debt which is currently in excess of $8bn and could well exceed $9bn by the end of this financial year.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                      next.

 

28           Debt Accumulation - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House condemns the debt accumulation of the Federal and South Australian Governments which have placed the Nation and this State in such difficult financial circumstances and which will act as millstones around the necks of our citizens for at least the next decade.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                               next.

 

29           State Bank Sale - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House rejects any attempt by the Premier to force a sale of the State Bank without ensuring that -

                    (a) all monies from such sale are directed at debt reduction;

                    (b)     the sale price is maximised;  and

                    (c) South Australians retain the banking services of the State Bank and the Head Office thereof.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. P.B. Arnold, that the debate be further adjourned until                               Wednesday next.

 

30           Unemployment Levels - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Mr S.J. Baker - That this House condemns the policies pursued by the Federal and South Australian Governments which have contributed to the tragically high levels of unemployment in this State, denying South Australians, particularly young people, the right to work.

 

 

                Motion resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr Holloway, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

31           Agriculture, Departmental Review - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning - That this House notes the recently released Organisation Development Review Report of the Department of Agriculture but has great concern at the intended closure of nine regional offices vital to extension services in rural South Australia:

                          Which Mrs Hutchison has moved to amend by leaving out all the words after "Agriculture".

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mr McKee, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday                   next.

 

32           Water Pollution by E & WS - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House condemns the Government for its blatantly irresponsible attitude in condoning the ongoing polluting of our marine and riverine environment resulting from the discharge of effluent and wastewater from Engineering and Water Supply Department sewage treatment works.

                Debate resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be further adjourned until                  Wednesday next.

 

33           Postponement of business

                Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Other Motions) Nos 7 and 8 be Orders of                     the Day for Wednesday next.

 

34           Albury Effluent Disposal - Motion re

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton - That this House congratulates the Mayor and the Albury City Council for their responsible and momentous decision to proceed with total off-river disposal of its sewage effluent.

                Debate resumed.

                Hon. D.J. Hopgood moved to leave out all words after the word "responsible" and insert in lieu thereof the words "decision to end the direct disposal of its sewerage effluent to the River Murray, and urges the Council to ensure that effluent from the new facilities will be unable to enter the Murray through flushing by high rivers and flooding".

                Debate continued.

                Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.J. Hopgood, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned                   until Wednesday next.

 

35           Young Offenders Bill

                Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Young Offenders Bill be now read a second time.

                Debate resumed.

 

36           Extension of time for adjournment

                The Minister of Health, Family and Community Services (Hon. M.J. Evans) moved - That                   the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 p.m.

                Question put and passed.

 

37           Young Offenders Bill

                Debate (interrupted by the foregoing motion) resumed.

                Ordered, on motion of Mrs Kotz, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

38           Adjournment

                House adjourned at 10.46 p.m. until tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.    

 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

                                                               MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

For Wednesday 28 April 1993

                Notices of Motion: Committee/Regulations -

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 relating to Rock Lobster     made on 25 February and laid on the Table of this House on 2 March 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the General Regulations under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 made on 11 March and laid on the Table of this House on 23 March 1993, be disallowed.

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Regulations under the Marine Environment Protection Act 1990 relating to Interpretation Business made on 25 February and laid on the Table of this House on 2 March 1993, be disallowed.      

 

Mr McKee to move - That the Interim Report of the Legislative Review Committee on an Inquiry into Matters Pertinent to South Australians Being Able to Obtain Adequate, Appropriate and Affordable Justice In and Through the Courts System, be noted.

 

                                                                                                                         

 

                Present during the day - All the Members except Dr Armitage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                SPEAKER

 

D.A. Bridges

ACTING CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY