No 63

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2005

 

 

1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon R B Such) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2       Appropriation Bill 2005 – Estimates Committees A and B – Reports and Minutes of Proceedings

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

Mr Snelling brought up the Report of Estimates Committee A.

Ordered – That the Report be received.

Mr Snelling brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee A.

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

Ms Thompson brought up the Report of Estimates Committee B.

Ordered – That the Report be received.

Ms Thompson brought up the Minutes of Proceedings of Estimates Committee B.

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

 

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), moved – That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to.

Debate ensued.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mr Williams, by leave).

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3        Message from the Governor

         The following Message from the Governor’s Deputy was received and read:

 

         Assent to Bills                                                                                         Message No 23

The Governor’s Deputy informs the House of Assembly that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts were assented to during the fourth Session of the 50th Parliament, viz.-

No. 17 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Mining Act 1971.

No. 18 of 2005                  An Act to alter the trusts applicable to the Naracoorte Town Square to enable certain works to be undertaken; and for other purposes.

No. 19 of 2005                  An Act to provide for the confiscation of proceeds and instruments of crime; to make related amendments to the Controlled Substances Act 1984, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Financial Transaction Reports (State Provisions) Act 1992 and the Legal Services Commission Act 1977; to repeal the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996; and for other purposes.

No. 20 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Native Vegetation Act 1991, the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989, the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982, the Water Resources Act 1997 and the Wilderness Protection Act 1992.

No. 21 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993.

No. 22 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992, the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 and the Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995.

No. 23 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961; and to make related amendments to the Summary Offences Act 1953.

No. 24 of 2005                  An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2006.

No. 25 of 2005                  An Act to amend the Public Sector Management Act 1995.

No. 26 of 2005                  An Act to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for the registration of physiotherapists and physiotherapy students; to regulate the provision of physiotherapy for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by the persons who provide it; to repeal the Physiotherapists Act 1991; and for other purposes.

            Government House, 23 June 2005                                   J Doyle, GOVERNOR’S DEPUTY

 

4       Matter of Privilege – Minister for Infrastructure

The Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), raised as a matter of privilege, reference by the Minister for Infrastructure during Estimates Committee to comments allegedly made by the Leader at a meeting on 23 April 2003, that the Leader had not attended, regarding opening bridges at the third Port River crossing.

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

 

         Matter of Privilege - Premier

Mr Hanna raised, as a matter of privilege, the possible misleading of the House by the Premier in respect to an alleged discrepancy between his comments made concerning APY Lands programs in the House on 5 May 2005 and subsequent comments during Estimates Committee on 15 June 2005.

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

 

5       Petitions Nos 88 to 90

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

 

88   Hon R G Kerin, from 239 members of the South Australian Community, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide immediate land tax relief through the reform of the current land tax system.

 

89   Hon D C Brown, from 201 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to withdraw proposed Marine Protected Areas from the Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island and consult with fishing, tourism and boating groups before introducing new proposals.

 

90   Mr Williams, from 66 residents of Bordertown and district, requesting the House to urge the Government to fund the building of a hostel for the aged in Bordertown to replace Charla Lodge which will no longer meet aged care accommodation standards by the year 2008.

 

6       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 8, 21, 91, 99, 115, 138, 170, 199, 200, 212, 236, 239, 256, 301, 302, 372, 373, 378, 389, 401, 402, 408, 414, 415, 422, 423, 429, 430, 431, 432, 465, 466, 476, 486, 490, 494 and 501 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

7       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following papers:

 

Economic and Finance Committee – Emergency Services Levy 2005-2006

(Paper No 202).

Public Works Committee – Port Augusta Courts Building Redevelopment

(Paper No 203).

         Which had been printed and published pursuant to section 17(7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

 

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

      South Australian Budget Speech 2005 - 2006 (Budget Paper 2) Erratum

 

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Land Tax – Prescribed Associations

 

By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 –

                  Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games

                  Guidelines for the Classification of Publications 2005

                  National Classification Code

 

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Legal Practitioners – Fees

                  Magistrates Court (Fees) Variation Regulations 2005 – No 127 of 2005 Erratum

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) –

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Controlled Substances – Poisons

                  Occupational Therapists – Prescribed Qualifications

 

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

      Regulations under the following Acts –

                  Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary – Prescribed Bodies

                  Natural Resources Management – Transitional Levies

                  Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management – Project Scheme

 

By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Fisheries – Miscellaneous Fees.

 

9       Public Works Committee – Reports -

 

Port River Expressway Stages 2 and 3 – Road and Rail Bridges over the Port River

Mr Caica brought up the 215th Report of the Committee on the Port River Expressway Stages 2 and 3 – Road and Rail Bridges over the Port River.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 204).

 

Gilles Plains TAFE Redevelopment of the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre

Mr Caica brought up the 216th Report of the Committee on the Gilles Plains TAFE Redevelopment of the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 205).

 

10      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Speaker's Statements – Matters of Privilege

The Speaker stated that in respect to the matter of privilege raised by the Leader of the Opposition earlier today, as it is not a matter that is likely to make a substantial difference to any consideration of the House and as the Minister has corrected the record, he would not give the matter precedence.

 

In respect to the matter of privilege raised by the Member for Mitchell, earlier today, the Speaker stated that  the matter did not touch on privilege.

 

12      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

13      Appropriation Bill 2005 – Estimates Committees A and B – Reports

Ordered – That the adjourned debate on the question – That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to – be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on the Motion of Ms Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned and resumed on motion.

 

14      Statutes Amendment (Budget 2005) 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 22 agreed to.

                                                Title agreed to.

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         The House having resumed:

Ms White 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.

 

15      Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Treasurer, that the sitting of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

16      Appropriation Bill 2005 – Estimates Committees A and B – Reports

Ordered – That the adjourned debate on the question – That the proposed expenditures referred to Estimates Committees A and B be agreed to – be now resumed.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

The Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (Hon S W Key), moved – That the remainder of the Bill be agreed to.

Question put and passed.

 

The Minister then moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

17      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, that the House at its rising adjourn until 4 July at 2.00 pm.

 

18      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.46 pm until 4 July at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 6 July 2005 

 

Notices of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/Committees/Regulations -

 

Ms Thompson to move – That the Fifty Second Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Emergency Services Levy 2005-06 be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Port Augusta Courts Building Redevelopment be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Fifteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Port River Expressway Stages 2 and 3 - Road and Rail Bridges over the Port River be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Sixteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Gilles Plains TAFE Redevelopment of the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre be noted.

 

 

 

Present during the day - All Members except Mr Brokenshire, Hon G M Gunn, Hon M D Rann and Mr Venning.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY