No. 62

 

                                                     VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

                                                                      OF THE

 

                                                         HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

                                                                                                                                  ____________

 

 

                                                                                TUESDAY 4 JULY 1995

 

 

 1         Meeting of House

                  The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. G.M. Gunn) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2         Message from the Lieutenant-Governor

                  The following Message from the Lieutenant-Governor was received and read:

 

            Assent to Bills                                                                                                                                                                                Message No. 26

                  The Lieutenant-Governor informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have ben assented to during the present Session, viz.-

                 

                  No. 46 of 1995 - An Act to authorise the use of undercover operations for the purposes of criminal investigation; and for other purposes.

                  No. 47 of 1995 - An Act to provide for privatisation of SGIC; to amend the State Government Insurance Commission Act 1992 and the Motor Vehicles Act 1959; and for other purposes.

                  No. 48 of 1995 - An Act to amend the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977.

                  Government House, 4 July 1995                                                                               B. S. Hetzel, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

3         Conference - Industrial and Employee Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill

                  The Deputy Premier (Hon. S. J. Baker) moved - That the sitting of House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on this Bill.

                  Question put and passed.

 

4         Death of Former Chief Justice - Hon. Dr John Jefferson Bray, AC QC

                  The Premier (Hon. D.C. Brown), by leave, moved - That this House expresses its regret at the recent death of Hon. Dr John Jefferson Bray, AC QC, former Chief Justice of the State and Administrator pro tempore; and that 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. M.D. Rann) and Mr Cummins:

                  Motion carried in silence, Members rising in their places.

 

5         Suspension and resumption of sitting

                  At 2.14 p.m. the sitting of the House was suspended.

                  At 2.24 p.m. the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 


6         Petitions Nos 217 to 226

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

 

                  217 and 218 The Minister for Mines and Energy (Hon. D. S. Baker) and Mrs Penfold, from 134 residents of South Australia requesting that the House maintain the present homicide law, which excludes euthanasia, while maintaining the common law right of patients to refuse medical treatment.

 

                  219 to 223  The Leader of the Opposition (Hon. M.D. Rann), Mr Bass, Hon. F. T. Blevins, Mr Lewis  and Mr Venning, from 107 residents of South Australia, requesting that the House oppose any measure to legislate for voluntary euthanasia.

 

                  224  Mr Condous, from 950 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to prevent the sale of the Old Grange Primary School and site and preserve the buildings for community use.

 

                  225  The Leader of the Opposition, from 286 residents of South Australia, urging the House to recognise the cultural and educational importance of Old Parliament House and support its continuation as a museum for the people of South Australia.

 

                  226  The Leader of the Oposition, from 4 358 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to stop any further reduction in the public education budget and to provide sufficient funds to restore class sizes and curriculum choices to previous levels.

 

7          Auditor-General's Report

                  The Speaker laid on the Table the Supplementary Report of the Auditor-General for the year ended 30 June 1994.

                  Ordered to be printed (Paper No.4B).

 

8         Answers to questions

                  Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 69, 70, 128, 141, 145, 171, 172, 207, 211 to 217 and 222 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

9         Papers

                  The following Papers were tabled:

 

                  By the Deputy Premier (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

                              Summary Offences - Dangerous Area Declarations and Road Block Establishment Authorisations, 1 January to 31 March 1995

                              Regulations under the following Acts -

                                          Co-operatives - Abolition of Advisory Council

                                          Fair Trading - Fee Increase

                                          Liquor Licensing - Dry Areas - City of Noarlunga

                              Rules of Court - Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act - Civil - Forms Various

 

                  By the Treasurer (Hon. S.J. Baker) -

                              Financial Institutions Duty Act - Regulations - Revocation of Regulation No. 3

 

                  By the Minister for Industrial Affairs (Hon. G.A. Ingerson) -

                              Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act - Regulations - General

                              Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act - Codes of Practice -

                                          Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances

                                          Labelling of Workplace Substances

                                          Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets


                  By the Minister for Health (Hon. M.H. Armitage) -

                              South Australian Disability Services Act 1993, Report on the Review of, 31 March 1995

                              South Australian Health Commission Act - Regulations - Fees to Medicare Patients

 

                  By the Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Local Government Relations (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) -

                              Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act - Regulations -

                                          HomeStart Finance

                                          South Australian Urban Projects Authority          

 

                  By the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (Hon. J.K.G. Oswald) -

                              Rules of Racing - Racing Act - Harness Racing Board - Barrier Positions

 

                  By the Minister for Primary Industries (Hon. D.S. Baker) -

                              South Australian Market Milk Equalisation Agreement

 

                  By the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (Hon. D.C. Wotton) -

                              Dog and Cat Management Act - Regulations - Management of Animals

 

                  By the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon. R.B. Such)

                              Department for Education and Children’s Services - Report, 1993-94.

 

10       Public Works Committee - Report - Private Sector Provision of Engineering and Water Supply Department Water Filtration Infrastructure

                  Mr Ashenden brought up the  Report of the Committee.

                  Report received.

                  Ordered to be printed (Paper No. 207).

 

11        Questions

                  Questions without notice were asked.

                  Ordered - That the period for asking questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

                  Questions without notice resumed.

 

12       Grievance debate

                  The Speaker proposed - That the House note grievances.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

 

13       Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B - Reports

                  Order of the Day read for the bringing up of the Reports of Estimates Committees A and B.

                  Hon. H. Allison brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A .

                  Ordered - That the Report be received.

                  Hon. H. Allison brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee A.

                  Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

                  Mr Becker brought up the Report of Estimates Committee B.

                  Ordered - That the Report be received.

                  Mr Becker brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee B.

                  Ordered - That the Minutes of Proceedings be incorporated in the Votes and Proceedings.

 

                  The Treasurer moved - That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

                  Debate ensued.

 


14       Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

            Statutes Amendment (Recording of Interviews) Bill                                                            Message No. 148

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953, the Summary Procedure Act 1921, the Magistrates Court Act 1991, the District Court Act 1991 and the Supreme Court Act 1935, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

                  Legislative Council, 4 July 1995                                                                                                                   H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

                  Bill read a first time.

                  Ordered - That the second reading be made an Order of the Day for tomorrow.

                 

            Stamp Duties (Marketable Securities) Amendment Bill                                                  Message No. 149

                  MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923, without any amendment.

                  Legislative Council, 4 July 1995                                                                                                                   H.P.K. Dunn, PRESIDENT

 

15       Appropriation Bill - Estimates Committees A and B - Reports

                  Debate (interrupted by receipt of the foregoing Messages) resumed.

                  Question put and passed.

                  The Treasurer moved - That the remainder of the Bill be agreed to.

                  Question put and passed.

 

                  Bill read a third time and passed.

 

16       Postponement of business

                  Ordered - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 2 and 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No. 4.

 

17        Public Trustee 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 42 agreed to.

                                                                                                New clause No. 43 inserted.

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 44 and 45 agreed to.

                                                                                                New clauses Nos 46 and 47 inserted.

                                                                                                Clauses Nos 48 to 55 agreed to.

                                                                                                Schedules Nos 1 and 2 agreed to.

                                                                                                Title agreed to.

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                  The House having resumed:

                  Hon. H. Allison reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

                  Bill read a third time and passed.

 


18       Adjournment

                  The Deputy Premier moved - That the House do now adjourn.

                  Debate ensued.

                  Question put and passed.

                  House adjourned at 10.02 p.m. until tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.

 

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                                                                 MOTIONS WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

                  For  Wednesday 5 July 1995

                    Notice of Motion: Government Business-

 

                  The Minister for Industrial Affairs to move - That Messrs Clarke and Wade and the Minister for Industrial Affairs be appointed to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation; and that a Message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution.

 

                  For Thursday 6 July 1995

                    Notice of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations-

                 

                  Mr Ashenden to move - That the Report of the Public Works Committee on the Private Sector Provision of Engineering and Water Supply Department Water Filtration Infrastructure, be noted.

 

                  For Thursday 6 July 1995

                    Notices of Motion: Other Motions-                                                                               

 

                  Mr Cummins to move - That this House urges the Federal Government to -

                              (a) request the General Assembly of the United Nations to get an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice that the proposed French nuclear tests are contrary to International Law;

                              (b) request Members of the European Parliament to support a motion condemning the proposed tests and resolve that the European Parliament request the tests not go ahead;

                              (c) request French Nationals in the Pacific Region and in Tahiti to bring an action against the tests in the European Court of Human Rights and undertake to support such an action morally and financially.

 

                  Mr Rann to move - That this House condemns the French Government's decision to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific and calls on French companies (both parent companies in France and their Australian subsidiaries) entering into contracts with the South Australian Government to publicly declare their position on the Chirac Government's plans to resume testing at Mururoa Atoll before any new contracts are signed.

 


                  For Thursday 20 July 1995

                    Notice of Motion: Other Motions-                                                                                   

 

                  Mr Venning to move - That this House calls on the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister of                        Transport -

                                          (a) to clarify the future role and responsibilities of Australian National which have remained unresolved since the establishment of the National Rail Corporation in 1992;

                                          (b) to support the establishment of a new National Passenger Rail Authority with Australian National the base for the new authority because Australian National already operates a most credible interstate passenger rail business comprising the Ghan, the Indian Pacific and the Overland; and

                                          (c) to investigate the merits of charging Australian National with responsibility for "Track Australia".

 

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                  Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Geraghty.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G.M. Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY