No 56

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 3 JUNE 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Rural South Australia – Farmers Federation Policy Paper - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Venning – That this House notes the recently released South Australian Farmers Federation policy paper entitled “Rural South Australia Policy for the Future – a Triple Bottom Line for the Future”.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

3       Nobel Prize for Literature 2003, J M Coetzee - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of Ms Ciccarello - That this House congratulates South African novelist, current Adelaide visitor and former Booker Prize winner, J M Coetzee on being awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for literature.

         Motion resumed.

Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Adelaide Festival and Fringe 2004 - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith - That this House commends –

(a)           the Adelaide Festival Board, chairman Ross Adler and artistic director Stephen Page for the outstanding success of the 2004 Adelaide Festival; and

(b)           the Board of the Adelaide Fringe, chairperson Margie Andrewartha and artistic director Karen Hadfield for jointly delivering an outstanding complementary program.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       V8 Supercar Race - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith - That this House commends –

(a)           the South Australian Motor Sport Board, chairman Roger Cook, chief executive Andrew Daniels, all officials and sponsors for the outstanding success of the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar Race 2004; and

(b)           the Government for continuing to support the event and for moving ministerial responsibility of the event to the Treasurer.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6       Playford Centre – IT Incubator - Motion re

Mr O’Brien, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House notes the State Government’s efforts to encourage the growth of early stage information and communications technology companies through investments made by its incubator; the Playford Centre.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

7       SA Media Award Winner Brad Crouch - Motion re

Hon W A Matthew, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Sunday Mail journalist, Brad Crouch on his SA Media Award for his exclusive report “a doorsnake and two light bulbs” published on 16 November 2003.

Mr Snelling moved to amend the motion by deleting all words after “congratulates” and substitute “the Social Development Committee on the Poverty Inquiry recommendation of an energy audit program for low income households”.

 

Amendment withdrawn

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

 

Mr Snelling moved to amend the motion by adding the words “and the Social Development Committee on the Poverty Inquiry recommendation of an energy audit program for low income households.”

         Debate ensued.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Ms Thompson, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 24 June.

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8       Petition No 74

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

 

74   Hon M R Buckby, from 2 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to provide for a referendum, at the next election, to adopt or reject each of the recommendations proposed by the Constitutional Convention.

 

9       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper No 201, 227, 305, 317, 318, 324, 333, 334 and 373 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

10      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) -

Police, Commissioner of – Minute to the Minister for Police re comments made by the Hon R Kerin in relation to the Child Exploitation Investigation Section on 2 June 2004

 

By the Minister for Gambling (Hon M J Wright) –

      Rules –

                  Bookmakers Licensing (Responsible Gambling) Rules 2004 – No. 2 of 2004.

 

11      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill

Message No 69

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has, in reply to Message No 78 from the House of Assembly, agreed to grant a Conference on the Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill, as requested by the House of Assembly.  The Legislative Council has named the hour of 4.00 pm, Thursday, 3 June 2004, to receive the Managers on behalf of the House of Assembly, at the Plaza Room on the first floor of the Legislative Council.

         Legislative Council, 2 June 2004                                                     R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council agreeing to the time and place appointed by the Council.

 

Conference – Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Amendment Bill

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), that the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill.

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Infrastructure, that the House at its rising adjourn until Thursday 24 June at 10.30 am.

 

15      Suspension of Standing Orders – Sessional Orders

The Minister for Infrastructure, pursuant to notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be and remain so far suspended as to provide that Government Business has precedence over Other Motions on Thursday 24 June and for any business remaining in that category at the adjournment of the House today to be set down for consideration on Thursday 1 July.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

16      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Estimate Committees – Attendance of Ministers                                     Message No 70

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has given leave to the Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development (Hon P Holloway) and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (Hon T G Roberts) to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill, if they think fit.

Legislative Council, 3 June 2004                                          R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Supply Bill                                                                                              Message No 71

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidation Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2005, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 3 June 2004                                                     R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

17      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 5.

 

 

 

18      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 2 and 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 4.

 

19      Health and Community Services Complaints Bill

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Message No 67 of the Legislative Council in this Bill.

 

In Committee

Resolved - That the amendment to Amendment No 25 of the Legislative Council be insisted on.

Resolved – That the disagreement to Amendments Nos 2, 4, 5, 9, 13 to 16, 18 to 21, 23, 26 to 35 and 37 to 42 of the Legislative Council be insisted on.

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the Message referred to it and had resolved to insist on its amendment to Amendment No 25 and to insist on its disagreement to Amendments Nos 2, 4, 5, 9, 13 to 16, 18 to 21, 23, 26 to 35 and 37 to 42 of the Legislative Council.

 

Conference – Health and Community Services Complaints Bill

The Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens), moved - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council requesting that a Conference be granted to this House respecting certain amendments from the Legislative Council in the Bill, and that the Legislative Council be informed that in the event of such a Conference being agreed to, this House will be represented at such Conference by five Managers; and that Hon R B Such, Ms Thompson, Hon D C Brown, Mrs Redmond and the mover be Managers of the Conference on the part of this House.

Question put and passed.

 

20      Privileges Committee - Report

Order of the Day read for the adjourned motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) - That the Report of the Privileges Committee be noted.

Motion resumed.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

21      Criminal Law Consolidation (Abolition of the Drunk’s Defence) 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.

 

22      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General, that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

23      Criminal Law Consolidation (Abolition of the Drunk’s Defence) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause No 4 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 5 amended and agreed to.

New Clause No 6 inserted.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Health and Community Services Complaints Bill

Message No 72

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has, in reply to Message No 84 from the House of Assembly, agreed to grant a Conference on the Health and Community Services Complaints Bill, as requested by the House of Assembly.  The Legislative Council has named the hour of 9.30 am, Tuesday 8 June 2004, to receive the Managers on behalf of the House of Assembly, at the Plaza Room on the first floor of the Legislative Council.

         Legislative Council, 3 June 2004                                                     R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered - That a Message be sent to the Legislative Council agreeing to the time and place appointed by the Council.

 

Conference – Health and Community Services Complaints Bill

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon S W Key), that the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Health and Community Services Complaints Bill.

 

25      Extension of sitting

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

 

26      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.04 pm until Thursday 24 June at 10.30 am.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Minister for Transport (Hon P L White), Mrs Geraghty.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY