No. 56

 

                                                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                                                                      OF THE

 

                                                         HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                              TUESDAY 30 MAY 1995

 

 

 1         Meeting of House

                  The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. G.M. Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2         Message from the Governor

                  The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

            Assent to Bills                                                                                                                                                                                Message No. 23

                  The Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the present Session, viz. -

                  No. 14 of 1995 - An Act regulating the leasing of certain retail shops; to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1936 and the Magistrates Court Act 1991; and for other purposes.

                  No. 15 of 1995 - An Act to provide for the management of dogs and cats; to repeal the Dog Control Act 1979; to make a consequential amendment to the Local Government Act 1934; and for other purposes.

                  No. 16 of 1995 - An Act to amend the South Australian Housing Trust Act 1936.

                  No. 17 of 1995 - An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1996.

                  No. 18 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Lottery Gaming Act 1936.

                  No. 19 of 1995 - An Act to provide for the protection of vineyards from disease and to assist and support the grape industry in South Australia.

                  No. 20 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Dairy Industry Act 1992.

                  No. 21 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982 an the Statutes Amendment (Truth in Sentencing) Act 1994.

                  No. 22 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 1990.

                  No. 23 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932 and to make consequential amendments to the South Australian Water Corporation Act 1994.

                  No. 24 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 and the Children's Protection Act 1993.

                  No. 25 of 1995 - An Act to regulate plumbers, gas fitters and electricians; to repeal the Electrical Workers and Contractors and Licensing Act 1966; to amend the Gas Act 1988, the Sewerage Act 1929 and the Waterworks Act 1932; and for other purposes.

                  No. 26 of 1995 - An Act to deal with the consent to medical treatment; to regulate medical practice so far as it affects the care of the people who are dying; to repeal the Natural Death Act 1983 and the Consent to Medical and Dental Treatment Act 1985; to amend the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993 and the Mental Health Act 1993; and for other purposes.

                  No. 27 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Bail Act 1985, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929, the Fences Act 1975, the Law and Property Act 1936, the Legal Services Commission Act 1977, the Magistrates Act 1983, the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Summary Procedure Act 1921.

                  No. 28 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Fisheries Act 1982.

                  No. 29 of 1995 - An Act to amend the MFP Development Act 1992.

                  No. 30 of 1995 - An Act to regulate activities involving or related to petroleum products; to repeal the Business Franchise (Petroleum Products) Act 1979, the Motor Fuel Distribution Act 1973 and the Petroleum Shortage Act 1980; to make consequential amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1993; and for other purposes.

                  No. 31 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1985.

                  No. 32 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Trustee Act 1936.

                  No. 33 of 1995 - An Act to regulate credit providers; and for other purposes.

                  No. 34 of 1995 - An Act to make provisions for a uniform legislative scheme to regulate the provision of consumer credit; and for other purposes.

                  No. 35 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and to make related amendments to the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 and the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994.

                  No. 36 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Co-operatives Act 1983.

                  No. 37 of 1995 - An Act to provide for the management and use of catchment water, to prevent or reduce flooding; to make consequential amendments to the Local Government Act 1934 and the Water Resources Act 1990; and for other purposes.

                  No. 38 of 1995 - An Act relating to the Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia; to make consequential amendments to other Acts; and for other purposes.

                  No. 39 of 1995 - An Act to make provision for the Public Services of the State and its management and for certain general public sector management matters; to repeal the Government Management and Employment Act 1985; to amend the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994; and for other purposes.

                  No. 40 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987.

                  No. 41 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

                  No. 42 of 1995 - An Act to provide for various matters relating to the public administration of housing and urban development within the state; to provide for the creation of certain bodies to facilitate development within the state; to repeal the Urban Land Trust Act 1981; to make related amendments to the Housing Improvement Act 1940; and for other purposes.

                  No. 43 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

                  No. 44 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Pipelines Authority Act 1967.

                  No. 45 of 1995 - An Act to provide for access to pipelines for the haulage of natural gas; and for other purposes.

                  Government House, 30 May 1995                                                                                                                R.F. Mitchell, GOVERNOR

 

3         Petitions Nos 180 to 189

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

 

                  180 to 185 The Deputy Premier (Hon. S. J. Baker), the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon. J. W. Olsen), the Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon. D. S. Baker), Mr Andrew, Mr Caudell and Mr Lewis,  from 427 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House oppose any measure to legislate for voluntary euthanasia.

 

                  186   Mr Andrew, from 15 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House take action to ensure that offenders receive penalties that reflect the community's perception of what is appropriate.

 

                  187    Mr Caudell, from 25 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House amend existing laws relating to prostitution, to facilitate effective policing.

 

                  188   Mr Leggett, from 13 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House maintain the present homicide law, which excludes euthanasia, while maintaining the common law right of patients to refuse medical treatment.

 

                  189   Mr Meier, from 112 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to pass legislation to decriminalise prostitution.

 

4         Answers to questions

                  Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 149, 163, 183, 190, 192, 196 to 206 and 208 to 210 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

5         Economic and Finance Committee - Report - Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian                Government Agencies

                  The Speaker laid on the table the Fifteenth Report of the Committee relating to an Inquiry into the Disbursement of Grant Funds by the South Australian Government Agencies, which had been printed and published pursuant to Section 17(7) (b) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 (Paper No. 202).

 

6         Conference - Industrial and Employee Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill

                  The Deputy Premier (Hon. S. J. Baker) moved - That the sitting of House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on this Bill.

                  Question put and passed.

 

7          Papers

                  The following Papers were tabled:

 

                  By the Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Associations Incorporation - Fees

                                          Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration - Fees

                                          Builders Licensing - Fees

                                          Business Names - Fees

                                          Commercial and Private Agents - Fees

                                          Commercial Tribunal - Fees

                                          Consumer Credit - Fees

                                          Consumer Transactions - Fees

                                          Co-operatives - Fees

                                          Cremation - Cremation Permit Fees

                                          District Court - Fees

                                          Environment, Resources and Development Court - Fees in General Jurisdiction

                                          Goods Securities - Fees

                                          Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) -

                                                      General

                                                      Registered Agents

                                          Landlord and Tenant - Commercial Tenancies Application Fees

                                          Liquor Licensing - Fees

                                          Magistrates Court - Fees

                                          Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) - Contracts with the Crown

                                          Second-Hand Motor Vehicles - Fees

                                          Sheriff’s - Fees

                                          Summary Offences - Expiable Offences and Expiation Fees

                                          Supreme Court -

                                                      Fees

                                                      Probate Fees

                                                      Rules of Court - Fees for Appeals                                                  

                                          Trade Measurement Administration - Application and License Fees - Charges

                                          Travel Agents - Fees

                              Environment, Resources and Development Court - Rules of Court


                  By the Treasurer (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

                              Gaming Machines Act - Regulations - Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Tourism (Hon. G.A. Ingerson) -

                              Australian Formula One Grand Prix Board  - Report, 1994

 

                  By the Minister for Industrial Affairs (Hon. G.A. Ingerson) -

                              Department for Building Management - Report, 1993-94

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Dangerous Substances - Fees

                                          Explosives - Fees

                                          Occupational, Health, Safety and Welfare - Fees

                                          Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation -

                                                      Aggregation of Two or More Disabilities

                                                      Reviews and Appeals

                              Occupational Health and Safety - Codes of Practice -

                                          Abrasive Wheels - Parts 1 and 2

                                          Acoustics - Hearing Protectors

                                          Agricultural Wheeled Tractors - Roll-over - Protective Structures - Criteria and Tests

                                          Approval and Test Specification - Residual Current Devices (Current-Operated Earth-Leakage                                                                                Devices)                        

                                          Approval, Filling, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Cylinders for the Storage and                                    Transport of Compressed Gases - Parts 2, 3 and 4

                                          Assurance of Product Quality - Part 1

                                          Boilers and Pressure Vessels - In-service Inspection

                                          Boilers - Unattended and Limited Attendance

                                          Conveyors - Design, Construction, Installation and Operation - Safety Requirements

                                          Copper Boilers - Part 1

                                          Cranes - Parts 1, 4, 5, 10, 15,

                                          Cranes (Including Hoists and Winches) - Parts 1 - 10, 12 and 15

                                          Earth-moving Machinery - Protective Structures

                                          Filters for Eye Protectors - Parts 1 - 3

                                          Fire Hose Reels

                                          Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders - Design, Construction and Installation

                                          Gas Cylinders Code - Part 1

                                          Guarding and Safe Use of Metal and Paper Cutting Guillotines

                                          Guarding and Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery

                                          Guards for Agricultural Tractor PTO Drives

                                          Industrial Safety Belts and Harnesses

                                          Industrial Safety Belts and Harnesses - Selection, Use and Maintenance

                                          Industry Safety Gloves and Mittens

                                          Industry Safety Helmets

                                          Interior Lighting - Parts 1 - 2.3

                                          Laser Safety

                                          Lift Code - Parts 1, 3 - 7, 9 - 16

                                          Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks - Part 1

                                          Maintenance of Fire Protection Equipment - Parts 1 and 2

                                          Occupational Protective Footwear - Parts 1 and 2

                                          Plastics Building Sheets - General Installation Requirements and Design of Roofing Systems

                                          Portable Ladders - Parts 1 and 2

                                          Power Presses - Safety Requirements

                                          Pressure Equipment

                                          Recommended Practices for Eye Protection in the Industrial Environment

                                          Respiratory Protective Devices

                                          Safe use of Lasers in the Building and Construction Industry

                                          Safe Working in a Confined Space

                                          Safety in Welding and Allied Processes - Part 1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

                                          Scaffold Planks

                                          Scaffolding - Parts 1 - 4

                                          Selection, Care and Use of Industrial Safety Helmets

                                          Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices

                                          Serially Produced Pressure Vessels

                                          Steel Boilers - Part 2

                                          Wiring Rules

                                          Workplace Injury and Disease Recording Standard

 

                  By the Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development (Hon. J.W. Olsen) -

                              National Road Trauma Advisory Council - Report, 1993-94

                                          Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Harbors and Navigation - Fees

                                          Motor Vehicles -

                                                      Accident Towing Prescribed Fees

                                                      Passenger Transport - Fees

                                                      Registration and License Fees

                                                      Road Traffic - Inspection and Examination Fees

                 

                  By the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon. J.W. Olsen) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Sewerage -

                                                      Examination and Registration Fees

                                                      Fees

                                          Waterworks -

                                                      Examination and Registration Fees

                                                      Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Chiropodists - Fees

                                          Controlled Substances -

                                                      General Fees

                                                      Precursor Chemicals

                                          Health - Revocation - Fees

                                          Public and Environmental Health - Waste Control

                                          Radiation Protection and Control - Fees

                                          South Australian Health Commission -

                                                      Compensable and Non-Medicare -

                                                                  Fees

                                                                  Increase and Management

                                                      Surgically Implanted Prosthesis

 

                  By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations                             (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Development -

                                                      Environmental Protection

                                                      Simplify Safety Provisions for Buildings

                                          Local Government - Members Allowances and Expenses

                                          Local Government Finance Authority - Fees

                                          South Australian Housing Trust - Water Rates and Charges


                              City of Marion - By-law -

                                          No.  3 - Council Land

                                          No.  4 - Inflammable Undergrowth

                                          No.  5 - Creatures

                                          No.  6 - Lodging Houses

                              City of Mitcham - By-law -

                                          No.  8 - Poultry

                              City of Noarlunga - By-law -

                                          No.  1 - Penalties and Permits

                                          No.  2 - Flammable Undergrowth

                                          No.  3 - Bees

                                          No.  4 - Petrol

                                          No.  6 - Animals, Birds and Poultry

                                          No.  7 - Caravans and Tents

                                          No.  8 - Parks, Playgrounds and Reserves

                                          No.  9 - Streets

                                          No.10 - Traffic

                                          No.11 - Garbage

                                          No.12 - Bridges and Jetties

                                          No.13 - Beach and Foreshore

                                          No.14 - Bird Scarers

                              District Council of Yankalilla - By-Law - No. 35 - Inflammable Undergrowth

 

                  By the Minister for Primary Industries (Hon. D.S. Baker) -

                              Animal and Plant Control Commission - Report, 1994

                              Fisheries Act - Regulations -

                                          Boat Replacement Policy

                                          Spencer Gulf/West Coast Prawn Fisheries

                              Mount Lofty Forests - SEAS Sapfor Proposal

 

                  By the Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon. D.S. Baker) -

                              Gas Act - Regulations - Fees for Examinations

 

                  By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon. D.C. Wotton) -

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Bills of Sale - Fees

                                          Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium - Fees

                                          Crown Lands - Fees

                                          Environment Protection -

                                                      Amendments Various

                                                      Beverage Containers

                                                      Interpretation - Pigs

                                          National Parks and Wildlife -

                                                      Hunting Fees

                                                      Take, Keep and Sell Permit Fees

                                          Pastoral Land Management and Conservation - Fees

                                          Real Property - Registration of Transfer Fees

                                          Registration of Deeds - Fees

                                          Roads (Opening and Closing) - Fees

                                          Strata Titles - Fees Payable to the Registrar General

                                          Valuation of Land Fees and Allowances

                                          Water Resources - Fees

                                          Worker’s Liens - Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Emergency Services (Hon. W.A. Matthew) -

                              Firearms Act - Regulations - Fees

 

                  By the Minister for Correctional Services (Hon. W.A. Matthew) -

                              Correctional Services Act - Regulations - Communication with Prisoners

 

                  By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon. R.B. Such) -

                              Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia - Report, 1994

                              Teachers Registration  Board of South Australia - Report for year ended December 1994.

 

8         Questions

                  Questions without notice were asked.

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

                  Questions without notice resumed.

 

9         Grievance debate

                  The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

 

10       Public Works Standing Committee - Appointment of Member

                  The Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker), by leave, without notice, moved - That, pursuant to Section 12B of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, Ms White be appointed to the Public Works Standing Committee.

                  Question put and passed.

 

11        Suspension of Standing Orders

                  The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the introduction, without notice, and passage of a Bill through all stages without delay.

                  Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

                 

            SGIC (Sale) Bill

                  The Treasurer, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for privatisation of SGIC; to amend the State Government Insurance Commission Act 1992 and the Motor Vehicles Act 1959; 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 Quirke, that the debate be adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

12       Development (Review) 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 14 agreed to.

                                                                                                Title agreed to.

                                                                                                                                  ____________

                  The House having resumed:

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

 

                  Bill read a third time and passed.

 

13       SGIC (Sale) Bill

                  Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time - be now  resumed.

                  Debate resumed.

                  Question put and passed.

                 

                  Bill read a second time.

 

                                                                                      In Committee

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 1 to 36 agreed to.

                                                                                                Schedule 1 amended and agreed to.

                                                                                                Schedules 2 to 5 agreed to.

                                                                                                Title agreed to.

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

                  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.

 

14       Extension of sitting

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 p.m.

                  Question put and passed.

 

15       Adjournment

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

                  House adjourned at 6.08 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                 MOTIONS WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

                  For Wednesday 31 May 1995

                    Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

                  The Minister for Industrial Affairs to move - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977.

 

                  For Thursday 1 June 1995

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

 

                  Mr Becker to move - That the Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Disbursement of Grant Funds by South Australian Government Agencies, be noted.

 

                  Mr Quirke to move -- That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977.

 

                  Mr Quirke to move -- That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to prohibit financial institutions from charging account keeping fees on savings and cheque accounts.


                    Notice of Motion: Other Motions-

 

                  Mrs Hall to move - That this House congratulates Adelaide City Soccer Club on an outstanding 1994-95 season in the National Soccer League and pays tribute to the magnificent record of their  coach of more than a decade, Zoran Matic and the achievement of Sergio Melta, National Soccer League record holder of 445 games and applauds their outstanding contribution to the success of soccer and its following in this State.

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G.M. Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY