No 59

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2001

 

 

1       Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon J K G Oswald) took the             Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Petition No 167

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

 

167              Ms Bedford, from 43 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House support the passage of the Statutes Amendment (Equal Superannuation Rights for Same Sex Couples) Bill and any other measures to remove discrimination against same sex relationships.

 

3       Papers

      The following Papers were tabled:

 

      By the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon M H Armitage) –

                  Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board – Report, 2000-2001

                  Playford Centre – Report, 2000-2001

                  SA TAB Sale – Probity Auditor’s Final Report, 29 October 2001

 

      By the Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) –

                  Director of Public Prosecutions – Report, 2000-2001

                  Select Committee on the Murray River Report – Government Response

 

      By the Minister for Local Government (Hon D C Kotz) –

                  Corporation By-Laws – Prospect

                        No. 1 – Permits and Penalties

                        No. 2 – Moveable Signs

                        No. 3 – Local Government Land

                        No. 4 – Roads

                        No. 5 – Dogs.

 

4       Economic and Finance Committee - Report – Annual Report

Hon G M Gunn brought up the Thirty-Sixth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee being the Annual Report, 2000-2001.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 243).

 


5       Legislative Review Committee - Reports – Thirty-First and Thirty-Second

Mr Meier brought up the Thirty-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.

Regulation referred to:

                  Gas pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997 – Fees

By-Law referred to:

                  District Council of Mallala – No. 5 Spraying and Dusting of Land.

 

Mr Meier brought up the Thirty-Second Report of the Committee.

Report received.

 

6       Public Works Committee – Report – Port Pirie Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Mr Williams brought up the One Hundred and Sixtieth Report of the Committee on the Port Pirie Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade – Final Report.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 244).

 

7       Questions

      Questions without notice were asked.

 

8       Grievance debate

         The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

9               Select Committee on Groundwater Resources in the South East – Leave to sit

The Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Emergency Services (Hon R L Brokenshire), by leave, moved – That the Select Committee on Groundwater Resources in the South East have leave to sit during the sittings of the House today.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Economic and Finance Committee - Report – South Australian Government Overseas Offices - Motion to note

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Thirty-Fifth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on South Australian Government Overseas Offices be noted.

Debated ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

11      Social Development Committee - Report – Biotechnology – Part 1 - Health - Motion to note

Mr Scalzi, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Fourteenth Report of the Social Development Committee on an inquiry into Biotechnology – Part 1 - Health be noted.

Debated ensued.

Ordered, on the motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 14 November.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Committee Reports No 3 be a Notice of Motion for Wednesday 14 November.

 

13      Public Works Committee - Report - Australian Science and Mathematics School – Final Report - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Lewis - That the One Hundred and Fifty-Eighth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Australian Science and Mathematics School – Final Report be noted.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

14      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Coroners Bill                                                                               Message No 119

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to provide for the appointment of the State Coroner and other coroners; to establish the Coroner’s Court; to repeal the Coroners Act 1975; to amend certain other Acts and statutory instruments; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 30 October 2001                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered - That the second reading be taken into consideration on motion.

 

         Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Starr-Bowkett Societies) Bill

                                                                                                            Message No 120

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Fair Trading Act 1987 and to repeal the Starr-Bowkett Societies Act 1975, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 30 October 2001                                        J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

The Minister for Water Resources (Hon M K Brindal) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

         Unclaimed Superannuation Benefits (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 

                                                                                                            Message No 121

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendment made by the House of Assembly in the Unclaimed Superannuation Benefits (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 30 October 2001                                          J C Irwin, PRESIDENT

 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

16      Gene Technology 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 194 agreed to.

                                                Schedule agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Hon D C Wotton 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.

 

17      Adjournment

         House adjourned at 9.13 pm until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

         For Thursday 1 November 2001

 

         Notices of Motion: Government Business

 

The Minister for Primary Industries and Resources to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill to regulate agricultural chemical products, fertilisers and veterinary products; to repeal the Agricultural Chemicals Act 1955, the Stock Foods Act 1941 and the Stock Medicines Act 1939; to amend the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (South Australia) Act 1994 and the Livestock Act 1997; and for other purposes.

 

The Minister for Primary Industries and Resources to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill to regulate marine and inland aquaculture; to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993 and the Fisheries Act 1982; and for other purposes.

 

         Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/ Regulations

 

Mr Meier to move – That By-law No 5 of the District Council of Mallala relating to Spraying and Dusting of Land made on 6 August and laid on the table of this House on 25 September be disallowed.

 

Mr Meier to move – That the Regulations under the Gas Pipelines (South Australia) Act 1997 relating to Fees on 5 July and laid on the Table of this House on 24 July be disallowed.

 

         For Wednesday 14 November 2001

 

         Notice of Motion: Committee Reports

 

Mr Williams to move – That the One Hundred and Sixtieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Port Pirie Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade – Final Report be noted.

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         Present during the day - All Members except Mr Condous.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            J K G Oswald

                                                                                                            SPEAKER

 

G D Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY