No 57

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 24 JUNE 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Appropriation Bill – Estimates Committees A and B – Reports and Minutes of Proceedings

Order of the Day read for bringing up the Reports of Estimates Committees A and B.

Hon R B Such brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A.

Ordered – That the Report be received.

Hon R B Such brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee A.

Ordered – That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

Ms Thompson brought up the Report of Estimates Committee B.

Ordered – That the Report be received.

Ms Thompson brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee B.

Ordered – That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

 

The Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) moved – That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Goldsworthy, that the debate be adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

3       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Bill                                         Message No 73

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to provide for food safety matters relating to the production of primary produce; to repeal the Dairy Industry Act 1992 and the Meat Hygiene Act 1994; to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985; and for other purposes, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 24 June 2004                                                   R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

4        Death of Mr J Mathwin OAM

The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr J Mathwin OAM, former Member of the House of Assembly, and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown), Hon W A Matthew, Hon G M Gunn, Ms Chapman, Mrs Hall, Dr McFetridge, Ms Breuer, Mr Meier and the Speaker.

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

 

 

 

5       Suspension and resumption

At 3.10 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 3.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

6        Death of Hon J A Bacon

The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon J A Bacon, former Premier of Tasmania and Member of the House of Assembly in the Tasmanian Parliament and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), Mr Caica, Hon S W Key and the Speaker.

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

7       Petitions Nos 75 to 80

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

 

75   Mr Brokenshire, from 384 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

76, 77, 78 and 79    Hon D C Brown, Mr Williams, Hon G M Gunn and Mr Brindal from 398 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to pass the recommended legislation coming from the Constitutional Convention and provide for a referendum, at the next election, to adopt or reject each of the Convention’s proposals.

 

80   Mr Brindal, from 733 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to establish a Royal Commission to investigate the extent to which the Police, Family and Youth Services, Department of Police Prosecution’s Office, Correctional Services and Public Service Sector have properly investigated allegations of child abuse and investigate allegations of wrongful convictions, denial of rights and the extent to which these government departments and agencies have implemented effective policies to ensure the elimination of adverse practices and activities.

 

8       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper No 238, 253, 279, 300 to 302, 320, 331, 365, 371, 391 and 396 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

9       Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

The Forty-Ninth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee entitled Emergency Services Levy 2004-2005 which has been received and published pursuant to section 17(7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.  (Paper No 219)

 

10      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Delivery of Messages

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon) moved – That for the remainder of the Session the Clerk may deliver messages to the Legislative Council and the Speaker may receive messages from the Legislative Council when this House is not sitting.

Question put and passed.

 

12      Legislative Review Committee - Report – Twenty-Fourth

Mr Hanna brought up the 24th Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Transport (Hon P L White) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

15      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

         By the Minister for Transport –

               Ministerial Statement - Manufacturing Strategy.

 

16      Appropriation Bill

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to - be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

 

17      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

 

18      Appropriation Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

The Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) then moved – That the remainder of the Bill be agreed to.

Question put and passed.

 

The Minister then moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

19      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.21 pm until Monday 28 June at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 30 June 2004

 

Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/ Committees/ Regulations –

 

Ms Thompson to move – That the Forty-Ninth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Emergency Services Levy 2004-05, be noted.

 

            For Thursday 1 July 2004   

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mrs Hall to move – That this House notes the outstanding contribution made by ‘Crows’ champion, Nigel Smart, to South Australian football, and thanks him for the enjoyment and example he has provided to sport lovers Australia wide over an impressive and distinguished career with the Adelaide Football Club and the South Adelaide Football Club.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Premier (Hon M D Rann), Hon M R Buckby, Hon D C Kotz, Mrs Maywald and Mr Snelling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY