No 62

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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WEDNESDAY 2 APRIL 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

3        Privileges Committee – Report

          Hon R B Such brought up the Report and Minutes of Proceedings of the Privileges Committee.  (Paper No 205)

          Report received.

 

          Hon R B Such moved - That the Report be noted.

          Debate ensued.

          Question put and passed.

 

4       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

5       Windfarms – Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to examine and make recommendations on the economic, environmental and planning aspects of Wind Farms in South Australia, with particular reference to -

(a)           the leadership role of Government in a strategic approach to the management and overall development of the Industry;

(b)           the effectiveness of existing institutions, Government agencies and their inter-relationships in delivering best practice to the Wind Energy Industry in South Australia;

(c)           addressing community concerns;

(d)           defining the links with a State Greenhouse Strategy;

(e)           examining the extent of their ability to meet the Commonwealth Mandatory Renewable Energy Target;

(f)             determining the appropriateness of setting State based renewable energy targets for South Australia;

(g)           maximising economic and environmental outcomes for South Australia;

(h)           evaluating the effectiveness of commercial generating machinery currently available; and

(i)             any other relevant matter.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 30 April.

 

 

 

 

6       Waste Management - Reference to Environment, Resources and Development Committee - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Environment, Resources and Development Committee to examine and make recommendations on waste management in South Australia, particularly in regard to -

(a)           the environmental benefits and disadvantages of closing the Wingfield Dump;

(b)           the benefits of alternative waste disposal methods;

(c)           the environmental impact of land fill methods of waste disposal; and

(d)           any other relevant matter.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 30 April.

 

7       Adelaide Rail Bypass Feasibility – Reference to Economic and Finance Committee - Motion re

Mr Venning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Economic and Finance Committee to examine and make recommendations on the feasibility of Maunsell Australia Pty Ltd’s proposal to construct a rail bypass east of Adelaide.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Koutsantonis, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 30 April.

 

8       Postponement of business

Ordered, separately and severally - That Notices of Motion: Private Members Bills/Committees/Regulations Nos 4 to 17 be postponed until Wednesday 30 April.

 

9       Environment Protection (Plastic Shopping Bags) Amendment Bill

Mr Hanna, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993.

Question put and passed.

         Bill presented and read a first time.

 

         Mr Hanna moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Wednesday 30 April.

 

10      Select Committee on Bushfire Prevention, Planning and Management - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire - That this House establish a Select Committee to inquire into and report upon bushfire prevention, planning and management issues between Government and non-Government agencies, and in particular -

(a)           current policies, practices and support for community education, awareness and planning to prevent bushfires on properties, and whether existing powers need to be strengthened to ensure that people who are not prepared to clean up their properties can be forced to do so by the relevant authorities;

(b)           current policies on bushfire prevention, cold burns and fire breaks on land under the control of the State Government and especially National Parks and Conservation Parks, whether those policies are being effectively implemented and whether there should be a broadening of mosaic burns in National Parks;

(c)           planning controls of Local Governments across the State, whether Councils have suitable planning and policy controls for bushfire prevention and whether or not there should be a recommendation for common planning and bushfire prevention controls across Local Government;

(d)           the role and responsibilities for bushfire prevention between Local and State Government agencies;

(e)           whether the Country Fires Act 1989 needs to be strengthened to give the Country Fire Service more control over enforcing bushfire prevention;

(f)             evaluation of recent programs, namely, bushfire blitz, and community safety  and education programs to see which has the best effect on bushfire  prevention and planning for a community and whether that program should be extended beyond the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula to cover other rural  areas;

(g)           current and future methods of advising the community of the issues  around fires, once they have started in their area;

(h)           the provisions of the Native Vegetation Act 1991 to assess hazard reduction and fire breaks; and

(i)             the current and future funding requirements for the Country Fire Service.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Snelling, that the debate be further adjourned until Wednesday 30 April.

 

11      Graffiti Control (Orders on Conviction) Amendment) Bill

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

Debate ensued.

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The two hours for the consideration of Private Members Business having expired, the debate was adjourned (Mr Brokenshire, by leave) and Government Business was called on.

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12      Messages from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Constitution (Gender Neutral Language) Amendment Bill                      Message No 76

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 1 April 2003                                                     R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

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

 

13      Law Reform (IPP Recommendations) Bill

The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Wrongs Act 1936, the Limitation of Actions Act 1936, and the Motor Vehicles Act 1959; 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 tomorrow.

 

14      University of Adelaide (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the University of Adelaide Act 1971.

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 tomorrow.

 

15      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed until tomorrow.

 

16      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be, and remaining so far suspended as to enable the following procedure in relation to the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and the Research Involving Human Embryos Bill-

(a)  one second reading debate to be undertaken regarding the two Bills;

(b)  separate questions to be put on each Bill at the conclusion of that debate; and

(c)  the Bills to be considered in one Committee of the Whole House (if necessary).

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill - Cognate Debate

Orders of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the second readings of these Bills.

Debate on the Bills ensued.

 

17      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

18      Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill – Cognate Debate

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

19      Speaker's Statement - Privilege

The Speaker stated that he had considered the matter raised by the Hon D C Brown on 20 February and was of the view that the statements made to the House by the Minister for Health were factual, relevant and not at all misleading.

 

20      Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill – Cognate Debate

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon W A Matthew, by leave, that debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

21      Adjournment

House adjourned at midnight until tomorrow at 10.30 am.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Thursday 3 April 2003

 

Notice of Motion Government Business -

 

The Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon) to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gas Act 1997, the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997, the Electricity Act 1996 and the Local Government Act 1999.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY