No 61

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 1 JULY 2004

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       SA Media Award Winner Brad Crouch - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon W A Matthew - That this House congratulates Sunday Mail journalist, Brad Crouch on his SA Media Award for his exclusive report “a doorsnake and two light bulbs” published on 16 November 2003.

Which Mr Snelling has moved to amend by adding the words “and the Social Development Committee on the Poverty Inquiry recommendation of an energy audit program for low income households.”

         Debate resumed.

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

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

 

3       Adelaide United Soccer Club - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon D C Kotz - That this House notes the outstanding success of the Adelaide United Soccer Club throughout the season and congratulates the team on their recent semi final victory over South Melbourne and extends our good wishes and luck for the preliminary final against Perth.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

4       National Motor Vehicle Theft Program - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon D C Kotz - That this House calls on the Government to consider implementing the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council’s “Immobilise Now!” program to reduce car theft in South Australia by offering a subsidy to car owners as an incentive to install an Australian Standard immobiliser in an effort to reduce car theft, youth crime and cost to Government and community

         Question put.

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 20

 

           Noes, 20

Mr Brindal

Hon M J Atkinson

Hon D C Brown

Ms Bedford

Hon M R Buckby

Ms Breuer

Ms Chapman

Mr Caica

Hon I F Evans

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon P F Conlon

Hon G M Gunn

Hon K O Foley

Mrs Hall

Hon J D Hill

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon S W Key

Mr Hanna

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon R G Kerin

Hon R J McEwen

Ms Maywald

Mr O'Brien

Dr McFetridge

Ms Rankine

Mrs Penfold

Hon M D Rann

Mrs Redmond

Mr Rau

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Hon R B Such

Hon L Stevens

Mr Venning

Ms Thompson

Mr Williams

Hon J W Weatherill

Mr Meier (Teller)

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

 

         Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote for the Ayes.

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

5       Suspension of Standing Orders

Hon R B Such, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Notice of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/Committees/Regulations No 4 set down for Wednesday 21 July to be taken into consideration forthwith and to pass through all stages without delay.

Question put and there being a negative voice.

 

         Division, only one No

The House proceeded to a division, but only one Member appearing on the side of the Noes, the Speaker declared the Ayes had it.

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Parliamentary Remuneration (Non-monetary Benefits) Amendment Bill

Hon R B Such, pursuant to order, having by leave amended his motion of which notice was given, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Remuneration Act 1990.

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.

Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 4 agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson 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.

 

6       Barley Single Desk - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Rau - That this House calls upon the Federal Treasurer to support the Barley Single Desk rather than penalising South Australia through the withdrawal of National Competition Payments.

Which Mr Meier has moved to amend by inserting after “Payments” the words “and calls on the State Labor Government not to abolish the single desk and to become far more pro-active in arguing the case for its retention to the National Competition Council.”

         Debate resumed.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Snelling, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 22 July.

 

 

 

7       Arts Industry Funding - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith - That this House –

(a)           calls on the Premier as the Minister for the Arts, to respond to the campaign launched by the Arts Industry Council (SA) Incorporated during the 2004 Adelaide Fringe for the allocation of an extra $2M towards the commissioning and development of new work by South Australian artists;

(b)           notes the Council’s concern that Arts Industry development programs have been reduced by $1.24M in the last two budgets; and

(c)           supports the letter, media and email campaign conducted by the Council alerting the South Australia public of the paucity of current Arts funding.

         Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Ms Ciccarello, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 22 July.

 

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The 1 hour for Orders of the Day: Other Motions having expired, Notices of Motion: Other Motions were called on by the Clerk.

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8       Federal Government Tuition Assistance Funding - Motion re

Ms Thompson, having by leave amended her motion of which notice was given moved - That this House recognises the belated decision and media announcement by the Federal government to include South Australian parents in its offer for tuition assistance worth $700 and calls on the Federal Government to

(a)           guarantee that parents will have the ability to allocate the money to their child’s school if they wish to enable the school to target programs in the context of the child’s broader learning to get the most benefit; and

(b)           guarantee that parents living in Rural and Regional South Australia will be able to have access to this funding.

         Debate ensued.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Williams, by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 22 July.

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9       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 281, 329, 380, 387 and 403 were tabled by the Speaker.

 

10      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

Emergency Services Funding Act –

             Section 10 Notice declaring the levy, area factors, land use factors and relevant day – 2004-2005

            Section 24 Notice declaring the levy in respect of vehicles and vessels – 2004-2005

 

By the Minister for Police (Hon K O Foley) –

      Death of State Ward Allegation – Superintendent Schramm Report, June 2004

 

By the Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Ministerial Response to Social Development Committee Inquiry into Supported Accommodation.

 

11      Petitions Nos 83 to 85

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

 

83   Mr Brindal, from 148 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to establish a Royal Commission to investigate the extent to which Police, Family and Youth Services, the Police Prosecution’s Office, Correctional Services and the Public Sector have properly investigated allegations of child abuse; the extent to which policies have been implemented to eliminate adverse practices and activities and to investigate allegations of wrongful convictions and denial of rights.

 

84 and 85    Mrs Hall and Ms Breuer, from 75 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to pass the recommended legislation coming from the Constitutional Convention and provide for a referendum, at the next election, to adopt or reject each of the Convention’s proposals.

 

12      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

13      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

14      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Families and Communities, that the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 19 July at 2.00 pm.

 

15      Commission of Inquiry (Children in State Care) Bill

The Minister for Families and Communities, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for a Commission of Inquiry into allegations of failure on the part of Government agencies, employees or other relevant persons to investigate or appropriately deal with allegations concerning sexual offences against children under the guardianship, custody, care or control of the Minister responsible for the protection of children; to provide evidentiary powers and immunities in connection with the inquiry; and for other purposes.

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 D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 19 July.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 3.

 

17      Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (South Australia) (Removal of Sunset Clause) Amendment 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.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

18      Fire and Emergency Services Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be further adjourned until Monday 19 July.

 

19      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) (Overseas Travel) Amendment Bill                                                            Message No 77

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act 1983, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 30 June 2004                                                   R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

         Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Monday 19 July.

 

20      Adjournment

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) moved – That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 4.58 pm until Monday 19 July at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Minister for Transport (Hon P L White), the Minister for Administrative Services (Hon M J Wright), Mr Hamilton-Smith and Hon D C Kotz.

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes -   Hon D C Kotz, Hon W A Matthew, Mr Brokenshire.

               Noes - Minister for Transport, Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith).

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY