No 58

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 26 MAY 2005

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon R B Such) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Barossa Wine Train - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House regrets the demise of the Barossa wine train and urges the Government to retain the Bluebird rail cars in South Australia and provide support to a private investor to recommence it as a wine tourist train.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Breuer, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 2 June.

 

3       Veteran’s Gold Health Card - Motion re

Ms Rankine, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House registers its appreciation of all those medical practitioners who honour the Department of Veteran Affair’s Gold Health Card in the treatment of our eligible ex-service men and women, and war widows and calls on those practitioners who don’t support the card, to do so.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Regional Infrastructure - Motion re

Mr Meier, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House expresses alarm at the lack of attention being paid to regional infrastructure and support services in rural South Australia since the Government took office.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put.

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 19

 

           Noes, 20

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Ms Breuer

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon J D Hill

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon S W Key

Mr Hanna

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon R G Kerin

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon D C Kotz

Hon K A Maywald

Mr Lewis

Hon R J McEwen

Hon W A Matthew

Mr O'Brien

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mrs Redmond

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Mr Rau

Mr Venning

Mr Snelling

Mr Williams

Hon P L White

Mr Meier (Teller)

Hon M J Wright

 

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

5       University site at Mt Gambier - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House encourages the Government to support the establishment of a university on an independent site at Mount Gambier forthwith.

         Debate ensued.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the motion was adjourned (Ms Breuer, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 2 June.

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6        Messages from the Governor

The following Messages from the Governor were received and read:

 

Appropriation Bill - Recommending                                                       Message No 20

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Appropriation Bill 2005.

Government House, 26 May 2005                                       M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

Occupational Therapy Practice Bill - Recommending                            Message No 21

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Occupational Therapy Practice Bill 2005.

Government House, 26 May 2005                                       M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

7       Petitions Nos 81 to 83

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

 

81   Hon M R Buckby, from 5253 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to renew Dr Rattray’s and Dr Cave’s contracts when they expire in December 2005, to enable the continuance of obstetric and gynaecological services to the Gawler Health Service.

 

82   Mr Brokenshire, from 1299 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Government to construct an ambulance station at McLaren Vale immediately to reduce response times and help prevent the potential loss of life.

 

83   Mr Brokenshire, from 135 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

8       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

9       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

      Budget Overview – Building South Australia - 2005-2006 – Budget Paper 1

      Budget Speech 2005-2006 – Budget Paper 2

      Budget Statement 2005-2006 – Budget Paper 3 (Paper No 18)

      Portfolio Statements 2005-2006 – Volumes 1, 2 and 3 – Budget Paper 4 (Paper No 16)

      Capital Investment Statement 2005-2006 – Budget Paper 5 (Paper No 15)

      Regional Statement 2005-2006 – Budget Paper 6.

 

 

 

 

10      Appropriation Bill

The Treasurer (Hon K O Foley), without notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2006 and for other purposes.

Question put and passed.

Bill presented and read a first time.

 

The Treasurer then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Hon I F Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 30 May.

 

11      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to introduce a Bill without notice.

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

 

         Statutes Amendment (Budget 2005) Bill

The Treasurer, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936 and the Stamp Duties Act 1923.

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 Hon I F Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 30 May.

 

12      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Apportionment of Liability) (Proportionate Liability) Amendment Bill            Message No 60

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Apportionment of Liability) Act 2001, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 26 May 2005                                                    R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

Schedule of amendment from the Legislative Council

 

Amendment No 1

Clause 11, (new section 10), page 9, line 4—

After "must" insert:

, as soon as practicable,

 

         J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Ordered - That consideration of the amendment be an Order of the Day for Monday 30 May.

 

13      Adjournment

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), moved – That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 4.03 pm until Monday 30 May at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

         The following Pair was handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Hon G M Gunn, Mrs Hall, Dr McFetridge

               Noes – The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens), the Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill).

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY