No 59

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Radioactive Waste National Disposal Facilities - Motion re

Hon I F Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Leader of the Opposition to explain why, as the former Federal Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, he wrote to the former Bannon Government in 1991 about the pressing need for national disposal facilities for radio-active wastes produced in Australia.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 3 April.

 

3       Adelaide Convention Centre 15 Years of Operation - Motion re

Mrs Hall, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Convention Centre on 15 years of successful operation in South Australia and acknowledges the impressive contribution it makes to the economic growth of our State.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       Government Saving Strategy – Estimates Committee Question - Motion re

Hon I F Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Premier to direct the Treasurer to release all responses to the question asked by the Member for Heysen during Estimates Committee A on 30 July 2002 relating to the $967M saving strategy announced by the Government.

         Debate ensued.

 

Mrs Geraghty moved – That the debate be adjourned.

Question put and negatived.

Debate resumed.

 


         Question put.

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 21

 

           Noes, 23

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Bedford

Hon M R Buckby

Ms Breuer

Ms Chapman

Mr Caica

Mr Goldsworthy

Ms Ciccarello

Hon G M Gunn

Hon P F Conlon

Mrs Hall

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 R J McEwen

Hon W A Matthew

Mr O'Brien

Ms Maywald

Ms Rankine

Dr McFetridge

Hon M D Rann

Mr Meier

Mr Rau

Mrs Penfold

Mr Snelling

Mrs Redmond

Hon L Stevens

Mr Scalzi

Hon R B Such

Mr Venning

Ms Thompson

Mr Williams

Hon J W Weatherill

Hon I F Evans (Teller)

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

5       Bangka Day Memorial Service and Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House acknowledges with appreciation the 50 years of service by the South Australian Women’s Memorial Playing Fields Trust and in particular, the Bangka Day Memorial Service held on the nearest Sunday to February each year.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

6       Food Hygiene Standards for Courier Vehicles - Motion re

Hon D C Brown, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Minister for Health to immediately prepare clear guidelines for food hygiene with courier vehicles to ensure high standards of food hygiene can be enforced and implemented in a practical manner.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 3 April.

 

7       Public Liability Insurance for Non-profit Associations - Motion re

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Rankine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 3 April.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 be postponed until Thursday 3 April.

 

9       Country Fire Services – Assistance to Victoria - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire - That this House congratulates all Country Fire Service volunteers and staff and other Government agency personnel for their willingness, dedication and professionalism in answering the call for assistance from Victoria during the recent bushfire disasters.

         Debate resumed.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Ms Rankine, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 3 April.

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10      Petitions Nos 96 to 99

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

 

96   Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), from 5734 citizens of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to keep its promise to the people of South Australia to deliver cheaper electricity prices.

 

97   Leader of the Opposition, from 914 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to call upon the Government to establish a Royal Commission into the protection of children in all government agencies, including the Education Department, and that parents or guardians be able to give evidence to the Commission.

 

98   Ms Maywald, from 573 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to review the Government’s School Bus Policy to determine a fair and equitable policy which will provide access to school buses in regional South Australia.

 

99   Mr Brokenshire, from 181 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

11      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Local Government (Hon R J McEwen) –

      Local Council By-Laws –

                  Clare and Gilbert Valleys

No 1 – Permits and Penalties

No 3 – Council Land

No 4 – Fire Prevention

No 5 – Animals and Birds

No 6 – Number of Dogs and Kennel Establishments

No 7 – Bees

No 8 – Vehicle Nuisances

 

12      Privilege – Matter raised

Hon I F Evans raised as a matter of privilege, the possible misleading of the House by the Minister for Environment and Conservation in answers given by the Minister to questions concerning his knowledge of a recommendation by any government agency for the establishment of a low level radio active waste repository.

The Speaker advised that he would consider the matter and report to the House.

 

13      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

14      Withdrawal of Business – Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 – Rules - Tribunal Rules 2001 -

The Speaker directed that following the disallowance of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Tribunal Rules 2001 in the Legislative Council, Order of the Day Private Members Business Bills/ Committees/ Regulations No 2 in the name of Mr Hanna for Wednesday 2 April be withdrawn from the Notice Paper.

 

15      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

16      Motor Vehicle (Suspension of Licences of Medically Unfit Drivers) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Act 1959.

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 Brindal, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 31 March.

 

17      River Murray Bill

         Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

In Committee

Clause No 2 further considered and agreed to.

Clause No 3 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 4 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had further 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 on motion.

 

18      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 5.00 pm.

 

19      River Murray Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 4 further considered and agreed to.

Clause No 5 agreed to.

Clause No 6 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 further 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 on motion.

 

20      Speaker's Statement - Privilege

The Speaker stated that he had considered information put before him today by the Hon I F Evans alleging that the Minister for Environment and Conservation had misled the House in answer to questions about his knowledge of a recommendation by any government agency for the establishment of a low level radioactive waste repository, and he is of the view that precedence should be given for any motion the House may wish to consider in relation to this matter.

 

Hon I F Evans indicated that he would proceed with the matter next week.

 

21      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

Radioactive Waste – Documentation for answer to question without notice asked by the Hon I F Evans 19 November 2002.

 

 

 

22      River Murray Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of this Bill be now resumed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 6 further considered.

 

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had further 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 on Monday 31 March.

 

23      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.59 pm until Monday 31 March at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Monday 31 March 2003

 

Notice of Motion: Government Business -

 

The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon K O Foley.

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Hon D C Brown

               Noes - Hon K O Foley

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY