No 64

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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MONDAY 28 APRIL 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Petitions Nos 101 to 105

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

 

101 Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), from 98 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to maintain the 50 kilometre per hour general urban speed limit for Morphett Road in Port Pirie.

 

102 Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown), from 284 residents of the Fleurieu Peninsula, requesting the House to urge the Government to ensure that the 2003 State Budget includes funds for the next stage of planning and construction of the Victor Harbor TAFE College, Victor Harbor Senior High School, Port Elliot Primary School and the Administration and Classroom upgrade of Victor Harbor Reception to Year 7 School.

 

103 Ms Bedford, from 184 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to support the passage of legislation to remove provisions from all State legislation that discriminate against people in same sex relationships.

 

104 Hon R B Such, from 39 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to maintain Hospital Boards and enable consultation to take place to ensure that future Health Fund cuts do not affect the maintenance of service to the sick, invalids and the aged.

 

105  Mrs Penfold, from 26 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Environment and Conservation to take into account the heritage, pastoral and colonial history of the Coffin Bay Peninsula and reconsider his decision to relocate the Coffin Bay Ponies.

 

3       Answers to questions

An answer to a question on the Notice Paper No 128 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

4       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following reports:

 

Pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999 the following annual reports of Local Councils:

      Peterborough District Council – Report 2001-2002

      Orroroo/Carrieton District Council – Report 2001-2002.

 

 

 

5       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

6       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

Ministerial Statement - Waite Precinct Quarantine.

 

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

Children’s Services - Annual Report 2000-2001

Department of Education and Children’s Services - Annual Report 2002

Department of Education, Training and Employment - Annual Report 2001.

 

7       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

8       Select Committee on the Crown Lands (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill - Extension of time

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Crown Lands (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill to be brought up.

Hon R B Such moved - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until 12 May 2003.

Question put and passed.

 

9       Select Committee on the Cemetery Provisions of the Local Government Act - Extension of time

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Cemetery Provisions of the Local Government Act to be brought up.

Hon R B Such moved - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until 14 July 2003.

Question put and passed.

 

10      Constitution (Gender Neutral Language) Amendment Bill

         Order of the Day read for the second reading of this Bill.

         The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 4 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

12      Research Involving Human Embryos Bill

         Order of the Day read for the further consideration in Committee of this Bill.

 

In Committee

 

Clause No 1 furthered considered and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 2 to 10 agreed to.

Clause No 11 read.

 

Mr Snelling moved on page 9, lines 15 to 18, to leave out paragraph (b) and insert:

(b) if the use of an excess ART embryo proposed in the application may damage or destroy the embryo—

                    (i)       that the use is only to extract human embryonic stem cells from the embryo and for no other purpose; and

                    (ii)      that appropriate protocols are in place to enable compliance with the condition that such use is authorised only in respect of an embryo created before 5 April 2002;

 

 

         Question – That the amendment be agreed to - put.

         Committee divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 10

 

           Noes, 34

Hon M J Atkinson

Ms Bedford

Mr Brindal

Ms Breuer

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon D C Brown

Hon G M Gunn

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Caica

Mr Meier

Ms Chapman

Mr Scalzi

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Venning

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Williams

Hon I F Evans

Mr Snelling (Teller)

Hon K O Foley

 

Mrs Geraghty

 

Mrs Hall

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith

 

Mr Hanna

 

Hon J D Hill

 

Hon R G Kerin

 

Hon S W Key

 

Hon D C Kotz

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

Hon W A Matthew

 

Ms Maywald

 

Hon R J McEwen

 

Dr McFetridge

 

Mr O'Brien

 

Mrs Penfold

 

Ms Rankine

 

Hon M D Rann

 

Mr Rau

 

Mrs Redmond

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon L Stevens (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Clause agreed to.

Clauses Nos 12 to 20 agreed to.

Clause No 21 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 22 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 23 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 24 and 25 agreed to.

Clause No 26 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 27 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 28 and 29 agreed to.

New Clause No 29A inserted.

Clauses Nos 30 and 31 agreed to.

 

Mr Snelling moved on page 22, after line 1, to insert new clause No 31A as follows:

 

Offence—victimisation of persons conscientiously objecting to conducting research involving human embryos

                    31A. A person commits an offence if the person—

                    (a)       discriminates against or victimises another person in the course of his or her employment or study because that other person conscientiously objects to being involved with research involving human embryos; or

 

                    (b)       compels another person in the course of his or her employment or study to be involved with research involving human embryos if that other person conscientiously objects to conducting research involving human embryos.

 

             Maximum penalty:      $5 000.

 

Question - That new clause No 31A be inserted – put and negatived.

 

Clause No 32 agreed to.

 

Mr Snelling moved on page 22, after line 17 to insert new clause No 32A as follows:

 

Offence—selling or supplying certain goods without a label

                    32A. (1) A person commits an offence if the person sells or supplies or offers for sale or supply any therapeutic product, pharmaceutical product, cosmetic product or other product that has been produced or tested using human embryos or human embryonic stem cells unless that product is clearly labelled to indicate such production or testing has taken place.

 

             Maximum penalty:      $10 000.

 

                    (2) For the purposes of this section, human embryonic stem cells are stem cells that have been extracted from a human embryo, or cells that are derived from stem cells extracted from a human embryo.

 

Question - That new clause No 32A be inserted – put and negatived.

 

Clause No 33 amended and agreed to.

Clause No 34 and 35 agreed to.

Clause No 36 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again tomorrow.

 

13      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Tuesday 29 April 2003

 

Notices of Motion: Government Business –

 

The Minister for Gambling (Hon J W Weatherill) to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000.

 

The Minister for Gambling to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

 

            For Thursday 1 May 2003

 

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions –

 

Mr Brokenshire to move – This House acknowledges the excellent work of all South Australian Police Officers on duty at the Baxter Detention Centre during the recent Easter protest and condemns all protesters who caused damage to property and who burnt the Australian flag.

 

Mr Brokenshire to move – This House congratulates all Australian Defence Force personnel and especially all South Australian personnel, for their excellent work and effort in the Iraq conflict.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY