No 63

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 3 APRIL 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 to be postponed until Thursday 1 May.

 

3       Police Expo - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the South Australian Police on successfully conducting the Police Expo held on 2 March 2003.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 1 May.

 

4       Lyn Pearson – South Australian Business Woman of the Year - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates Lyn Pearson, Operations Director - South Australian Ambulance Service, on being named South Australian Business Woman of the Year.

         Debate ensued.

         Question put and passed.

 

5       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 1 be postponed until Thursday 1 May.

 

6       Food Hygiene Standards for Courier Vehicles - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Hon D C Brown - That this House calls on the Minister for Health to immediately prepare clear guidelines for food hygiene in courier vehicles to ensure high standards of food hygiene can be enforced and implemented in a practical manner.

The Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) moved to amend the motion by deleting all words after “House” and inserting “notes that the Food Act 2001, and subsequent regulations, cover the safe transport of food by courier vehicles and also the action taken by the Minister for Health to ensure that transport companies and courier vehicle operators are aware of their responsibilities under the Act and Regulation.”

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be further adjourned until Thursday 1 May.

 

7       Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 3 and 4 be postponed until Thursday 1 May.

 

8       Country Fire Service – Assistance to Victoria Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Brokenshire -That this House congratulates all Country Fire Service volunteers and staff and other Government agency personnel for their willingness, dedication and professionalism in answering the call for assistance from Victoria during the recent bushfire disasters.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

9       Free Trade Agreement with the USA Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Hanna - That this House requests the Government to prepare and publish a report assessing how entry by the Commonwealth of Australia into a Free Trade Agreement with the United States of America would affect consumers, farmers, industry and culture in South Australia.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

10      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 7 and 8 be postponed until Thursday 1 May.

 

11      South Australian Scientists - Motion re

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms Bedford - That this House recognises the enormous achievement of South Australian scientists and their contribution to the State’s economy and wealth through intellectual endeavours that promote industry and employment.

         Debate resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

12      Postponement of business

Ordered, separately - That Orders of the Day: Other Motions Nos 10 to 21 be postponed until Thursday 1 May.

 

13      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 and 2 to be taken into consideration forthwith until 1 pm.

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

 

14      Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill

Orders of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the questions - That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Mrs Hall, by leave) on motion.

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15      Petition No 100

         The Clerk announced that the following Member had lodged a Petition for presentation:

 

100       Mr Brokenshire, from 104 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to continue to recruit extra police officers, over and above recruitment at attrition, in order to increase police officer numbers.

 

16      Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

17      Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon P L White) –

      Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia – Report 2002.

 

 

18      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

19      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

20      Statutes Amendment (Gas and Electricity) Bill

The Minister for Energy (Hon P F Conlon), pursuant to notice, moved - 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.

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 28 April.

 

21      Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill

Ordered – That the debate on the second reading of these Bills be now resumed.

Debate resumed.

Question - That the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill be now read a second time – put and passed.

Question – That the Research Involving Human Embryos Bill be now read a second time – put.

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 28

           Noes, 10

 

Ms Bedford

Hon M J Atkinson

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Brindal

Mr Caica

Mr Goldsworthy

Ms Chapman

Hon D C Kotz

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon P F Conlon

Hon W A Matthew

Mrs Geraghty

Hon R J McEwen

Hon G M Gunn

Mr Meier

Mrs Hall

Mr Scalzi

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Snelling  (Teller)

Mr Hanna

 

Hon J D Hill

 

Hon R G Kerin

 

Hon S W Key

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

Mrs Maywald

 

Dr McFetridge

 

Mr O'Brien

 

Mrs Penfold

 

Hon M D Rann

 

Mr Rau

 

Hon R B Such

 

Ms Thompson

 

Mr Venning

 

Hon P L White

 

Mr Williams

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon L Stevens  (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

22      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

23      Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill and Research Involving Human Embryos Bill

 

In Committee

Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill.

Clauses Nos 1 to 19 agreed to.

Clause No 20 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 21 and 22 agreed to.

Clause No 23 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 24 amended and agreed to.

Clauses No 25 to 31 agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

Research Involving Human Embroys Bill

Clause No 1 read.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Rau reported that the Committee had considered the Bills referred to it and had agreed to the Prohibition on Human Cloning Bill with amendments and had considered the Research Involving Human Embroys Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered – That the third reading of the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill be an Order of the Day for Monday 28 April.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again to further consider the Research Involving Human Embroys Bill on Monday 28 April.

 

24      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Electricity (Pricing Order) Amendment Bill                                             Message No 77

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 3 April 2003                                                     R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

25      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Health - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 28 April at 2.00 pm.

 

26      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.54 pm until Monday 28 April at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 30 April

 

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

 

That the One Hundred and Eighty Seventh Report of the Public Works Committee on the Flinders Medical Centre Mental Health Capital Project be noted

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon J W Weatherill, Ms Breuer, and Hon I F Evans.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY