No 60

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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MONDAY 31 MARCH 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Privileges Committee – Motion re

Hon I F Evans moved – That a Privileges Committee be established to investigate whether the Minister for Environment and Conservation has deliberately misled the House in relation to his knowledge or receipt of any recommendation by a State Government agency for the establishment of a low level radioactive waste storage facility.

The Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon) moved, to leave out all words after “established to” and insert the following words in lieu thereof “examine the allegations set out in Hansard by the Member for Davenport on 27 March 2003 regarding the Minister for Environment and Conservation and investigate whether the Minister deliberately misled the House as therein alleged.”

Debate ensued.

Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put and passed.

Question – That the motion as amended be agreed to – put and passed.

 

Privileges Committee

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Government Enterprises – That a Committee be appointed consisting of the Minister for Government Enterprises (Hon P F Conlon), the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), Hon R B Such, Hon I F Evans and Mr Brindal.

 

Ordered – That the Committee shall operate under the Standing Orders and practice for the conduct of Select Committees of this House; that it have power to send for persons, papers and records and to adjourn from place to place; and that it report no later than Monday 28 April.

 

3       Privilege – Matter raised

The Minister for Government Enterprises raised as a matter of privilege, that the proceedings of the House have been materially affected by the alleged failure of the Hon I F Evans to raise a privileges complaint as soon as reasonably practicable after he had notice of an alleged breach of privilege by the Minister for Environment and Conservation.

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

 

4       Answer to question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Flinders Ranges Council – Report 2001-2002 – Pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999.

 

 

6       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

7       Privileges Committee

Ordered – That the Privileges Committee established today have leave to sit during the sitting of the House this week.

 

8       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

9       Supply Bill 2003

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 2004.

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 tomorrow.

 

10      Criminal Law Consolidation (Self Defence) 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 Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

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 Mrs Redmond, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11      River Murray Bill

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

 

In Committee

 

Clause No 6 further considered.

 

Mr Hanna moved on page 11, lines 20 and 21, to leave out paragraph (f) and insert:

(f)     to respect the interests and aspirations of indigenous peoples who have a connection with the River Murray and to ensure that those indigenous people have opportunities to make a significant contribution to the promotion of the principles of ecologically sustainable development in relation to the use and management of the River Murray;

Question – That the amendment be agreed to – put and negatived.

 

Clause otherwise amended and agreed to.

Clause No 7 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 8 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling 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.

 

12      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00pm.

 

13      River Murray Bill

 

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

 

In Committee

 

Clause No 8 further considered, amended and agreed to.

Clause No 9 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling 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 tomorrow.

 

 

14      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.02 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Ms Chapman.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY