No 58

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Death of Hon C Murray Hill

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon C Murray Hill, former Member of the Legislative Council and former Minister of the Crown, 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), Hon D C Brown, Mr Hamilton-Smith, Ms Ciccarello, Mr Brindal and the Speaker.

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

3       Suspension and resumption of sitting

At 2:44 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.55 the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

4       Petitions Nos 93 to 95

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

 

93   Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White), from 626 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Governor to refuse to grant a development authorisation to the proposal by Jeffries Garden Soils to establish a green waste composting facility at Buckland Park, pursuant to section 48(2) of the Development Act 1993.

 

94 and 95    Mr Williams and Mrs Penfold, from 1341 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to maintain Hospital Boards and enable consultation to take place to ensure that future Health Fund cuts do not affect the maintenance of service to the sick, invalids and the aged.

 

5       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) –

      Child Protection Review – Our Best Investment – A State Plan to Protect and Advance the Interests of Children

 

6               Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Twenty First and Twenty Second

 

Twenty First Report

Mr Hanna brought up the Twenty First Report 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 Notices 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:

Food Act 2001 – Regulations – Food business.

 

Twenty Second Report

Mr Hanna brought up the Twentieth Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

7       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

9       Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 5 be postponed until Wednesday 2 April.

 

10      Select Committee on Bushfire Prevention, Planning and Management - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved – That this House establish a Select Committee to inquire into and report upon bushfire prevention, planning and management issues between Government and non-Government agencies, and in particular -

(a)           current policies, practices and support for community education, awareness and planning to prevent bushfires on properties, and whether existing powers need to be strengthened to ensure that people who are not prepared to clean up their properties can be forced to do so by the relevant authorities;

(b)           current policies on bushfire prevention, cold burns and fire breaks on land under the control of the State Government and especially National Parks and Conservation Parks, whether those policies are being effectively implemented and whether there should be a broadening of mosaic burns in National Parks;

(c)           planning controls of Local Governments across the State, whether Councils have suitable planning and policy controls for bushfire prevention and whether or not there should be a recommendation for common planning and bushfire prevention controls across Local Government;

(d)           the role and responsibilities for bushfire prevention between Local and State Government agencies;

(e)           whether the Country Fires Act 1989 needs to be strengthened to give the Country Fire Service more control over enforcing bushfire prevention;

(f)             evaluation of recent programs, namely, bushfire blitz, and community safety  and education programs to see which has the best effect on bushfire  prevention and planning for a community and whether that program should be extended beyond the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula to cover other rural  areas;

(g)           current and future methods of advising the community of the issues  around fires, once they have started in their area;

(h)           the provisions of the Native Vegetation Act 1991 to assess hazard reduction and fire breaks; and

(i)             the current and future funding requirements for the Country Fire Service.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

 

 

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately and severally - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 7 and 8, 13 to 16 be postponed until Wednesday 2 April.

 

12      Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 – Rules – Tribunal Rules 2001 -Motion to disallow

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved – That the Rules under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 relating to Tribunal Rules 2001 made on 17 October 2001 and laid on the table of this House on 13 November 2001, be disallowed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 18 and 19 be postponed until Wednesday 2 April.

 

14      Graffiti Control (Orders on Conviction) Amendment) Bill

         Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Graffiti Control Act 1999 and to make a related amendment to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Thompson, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

15      Dignity in Dying Bill

Hon R B Such pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the administration of medical procedures to assist the death of patients who are hopelesslly ill, and who have expressed a desire for the procedures subject to appropriate safeguards.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon W A Matthew, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

16      Road Traffic (Council Speed Zones) Amendment Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Hon R B Such moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon W A Matthew, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

17      Economic and Finance Committee – Emergency Services Levy 2002-03 – Final Report - Motion to note

Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That the 42nd Report of the Economic and Finance Committee being the Emergency Services Levy 2002-03 – Final Report, be noted.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 2 April.

 

18      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 1 to 16 be postponed until Wednesday 2 April.

 

19      Summary Offences (Offensive Weapons) Amendment Bill

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

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 Meier, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

20      Veterinary Practice Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

         The Minister for Trade and Regional Development (Hon R J McEwen) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

21      River Murray 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 Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

 

23      River Murray Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Question put and passed.

         Bill read a second time.

 

 

In Committee

 

Clause No 1 agreed to.

Clause No 2 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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 tomorrow.

 

24      Adjournment

House adjourned at 10.16 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Thursday 27 March 2003

 

Notice of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Transport to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

 

 

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Hanna to move – That this House calls on the Government to facilitate the brokerage of public liability insurance cover through the Office for Volunteers for all South Australian Non-profit Associations wishing to participate.

 

            For Wednesday 2 April 2003

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Business – Bills/ Committees/ Regulations

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House calls on the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to examine and make recommendations on the economic, environmental and planning aspects of Wind Farms in South Australia, with particular reference to -

(a)           the leadership role of Government in a strategic approach to the management and overall development of the Industry;

(b)           the effectiveness of existing institutions, Government agencies and their inter-relationships in delivering best practice to the Wind Energy Industry in South Australia;

(c)           addressing community concerns;

(d)           defining the links with a State Greenhouse Strategy;

(e)           examining the extent of their ability to meet the Commonwealth Mandatory Renewable Energy Target;

(f)             determining the appropriateness of setting State based renewable energy targets for South Australia;

(g)           maximising economic and environmental outcomes for South Australia;

(h)           evaluating the effectiveness of commercial generating machinery currently available; and

(i)             any other relevant matter.

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House calls on the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to examine and make recommendations on waste management in South Australia, particularly in regard to -

(a)           the environmental benefits and disadvantages of closing the Wingfield Dump;

(b)           the benefits of alternative waste disposal methods;

(c)           the environmental impact of land fill methods of waste disposal; and

(d)           any other relevant matter.

 

Mr Venning to move – That this House calls on the Economic and Finance Committee to examine and make recommendations on the feasibility of Maunsell Australia Pty Ltd’s proposal to construct a  rail bypass east of Adelaide.

 

Mr Hanna to move – That the Regulations under the Food Act 2001 entitled Food Business made on 21 November 2002 and laid on the table of this House on 26 November 2002, be disallowed.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY