No 68

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2005

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Conference – Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Aggravated Offences) Bill

The Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon), moved - That the sitting of the House be continued during the Conference with the Legislative Council on the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Aggravated Offences) Bill.

Question put and passed.

 

3        Death of Hon Ted Chapman

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon Ted Chapman, former Minister of the Crown and Member of the House of Assembly and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and 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 R G Kerin), Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), Ms Chapman, Hon D C Brown, Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens), Hon W A Matthew, Minister for Administrative Services (Hon M J Wright), Mr Venning, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), Hon I P Lewis and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

4       Suspension and resumption

At 3.33 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 3.43 pm the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

5        Matter of Privilege

Mr Brindal raised as a matter of privilege reference in a newspaper article to handwritten notes that were made by the former Speaker and attached to a travel report of the Member.  Mr Brindal asserted that he had been misrepresented by the selective reporting of these comments and as such his ability to discharge his duty has been impeded and therefore the comments are in contempt of the Parliament.

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

 

6       Petition No 98

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

 

98   Ms Bedford, from 276 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to investigate all reasonable means of urgently improving the safety of the roundabout located adjacent to the Tea Tree Plaza and Modbury Public Hospital, particularly, the installation of traffic lights.

 

 

 

 

7       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 6, 88, 191, 345, 374, 381 to 385, 390, 410 to 413, 424 to 428, 453 to 456, 478, 482, 484, 485, 487 to 498, 507, 527 to 529, 531, 532, 534 and 551 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

8       Papers

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following papers:

 

      Auditor General – Report on the examination pursuant to Section 39 of the Passenger Transport Act 1994, of certain bus contracts and the probity of processes leading up to the awarding of the contracts.  (Paper No 4D )

 

      Kapunda Road Royal Commission Report

 

      Reports of Committees which have been received and published pursuant to section 17(7) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991:

                  Economic and Finance Committee Report – School Bus Contracts.  (Paper No 210)

                        Public Works Committee Reports:

                           Eyre Peninsula Water Supply Upgrade; (Paper No 211)

                           Salisbury North Urban Improvement Project; (Paper No 212)

                           Edinburgh Parks Wyatt Road Stage 1 Construction; (Paper No 213)

                           North Terrace Redevelopment Stage 2; (Paper No 214)

                        Strathmont Centre Redevelopment and Community Living Project; (Paper No 215)

                        Routine Maintenance of Roads – Metropolitan North, Mid-North, Eyre – Flinders and Riverland; (Paper No 216)

                        Largs North Marine Industrial Precinct; (Paper No 217)

                        Modifications to the River Murray Locks and Weirs 1 – 6 and Construction of a Fish Passage. (Paper No 218).

 

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

         By the Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) –

               Ministerial Statement – Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill – Second Reading Speech

 

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

      Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Act 2002 - Quarterly Report 1 April 2005 - 30 June 2005

 

By the Minister for Consumer Affairs (Hon K A Maywald) –

Miniature Pony Safety Code of Practice - Recreational Services (Limitation of Liability) Act 2002

Blue Sky Developments – Report of Investigation into the Handling by the Office for Consumer and Business Affairs of Complaints concerning.

 

9       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

10      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

11      Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee - Substitution of Member

Mr Meier, by leave, moved - That Hon D Kotz be appointed to the Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee in place of Mrs I Redmond, resigned.

Question put and passed.

 

 

 

12      Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Parliament Finance and Services) Bill

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Parliament Finance and Services) Bill to be brought up.

 

Extension of time for bringing up Report

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), moved - That the time for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee be extended until Monday 28 November 2005.

Question put and passed.

 

13      Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 2 to 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 10.

 

14      Local Government (Financial Management and Rating) Amendment 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 3 agreed to.

Clause No 4 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 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.

 

15      Adjournment

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, moved - That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 10.07 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 14 September 2005

 

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

 

Mr Brindal to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

 

Ms Thompson to move – That the Fifty Third Report of the Economic and Finance Committee entitled School Bus Contracts, be noted.

 

Mr Brindal to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1997.

 

Mr Brindal to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932 and to make a related amendment to the Sewerage Act 1929.

 

Mr Brindal to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987, the Sewerage Act 1929 and the Water Resources Act 1997.

 

Mr Brindal to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Sewerage Act 1929.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Seventeenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Eyre Peninsula Water Supply Upgrade, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Eighteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Salisbury North Urban Improvement Project, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Nineteenth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Edinburgh Parks Wyatt Road - Stage 1 Construction, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Twentieth Report of the Public Works Committee on the North Terrace Redevelopment - Stage 2, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Twenty First Report of the Public Works Committee on the Strathmont Centre Redevelopment And Community Living Project, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Twenty Second Report of the Public Works Committee on the Routine Maintenance of Roads - Metropolitan North, Mid-North, Eyre/Flinders and Riverland, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Twenty Third Report of the Public Works Committee on the Largs North Marine Industrial Precinct, be noted.

 

Mr Caica to move – That the Two Hundred and Twenty Fourth Report of the Public Works Committee on the Modifications to the River Murray Locks and Weirs 1 - 6 and Construction of a Fish Passage, be noted.

 

            For Thursday 1 December 2005

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Brindal to move – That this House affirms its belief that its Members have a right to privacy in their personal morality and private conduct, and that such matters are of no concern to either House of this Parliament, except where that conduct is either illegal or impinges on the Member’s ability to perform their duties, or when such conduct might be damaging to the Parliament.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon G M Gunn.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY