No 69

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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TUESDAY 13 MAY 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 113 and 114

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

 

113 Mr Hamilton-Smith, from 6706 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Tourism to reconsider the decision to significantly reduce funding for the Adelaide International Horse Trials or request the Government to provide sufficient alternative funding to enable the Trials to take place in November 2003 in the East Parklands in the City of Adelaide.

 

114 Mr Brokenshire, from 699 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.

 

3       Paper

         The Speaker laid on the Table the following report:

 

Auditor General – Supplementary Report – Agency Audit Report: XTAB Pty Ltd.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 4D).

 

4       Answer to question

An answer to a question without notice was tabled by the Speaker.

 

5       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

Essential Services Commission - Inquiry into Generator Bidding and Rebidding 25 – 28 January 2003 – Final Report

 

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

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Act – Qualified Persons, Fees

 

      Rules of Court –

                  Environment, Resources and Development Court – New Rules 2003

 

By the Minister for Consumer Affairs (Hon M J Atkinson) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                     Liquor Licensing Act – Long Term Dry Areas –Ceduna and Thevenard

 

By the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) –

      Regulations under the following Act –

                  Public and Environmental Health Act – Controlled Notifiable Disease – SARS

 

By the Minister for Administrative Services (Hon J W Weatherill) –

Review of DAIS Asbestos Management Procedures Ascot Park Primary School Roof Removal and Replacement

 

By the Minister for Local Government (Hon R J McEwen) –

Actuarial Investigation of the Local Government Superannuation Scheme – Report 2001-2002

 

      Local Council By-Laws –

City of Port Lincoln –

No 1- Permits and Penalties

No 2 - Moveable Signs

No 3 - Roads

No 4 - Local Government Land

No 5 – Dogs

 

Renmark Paringa Council –

No 1- Permits and Penalties

No 2 - Moveable Signs

No 3 - Roads

No 4 - Local Government Land

No 5 - Dogs

No 6 - Nuisances Caused By Building Sites

No 7 -Cemeteries

 

District Council of Loxton Waikerie

No 1- Permits and Penalties

No 2 - Moveable Signs

No 3 - Local Government Land

No 4 - Roads

No 5 – Dogs.

 

6        Joint Committee on Impact of Dairy Deregulation on the Industry in South Australia – Final Report

Mr Koutsantonis, brought up the Final Report, together with the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Joint Committee.

         Report and Minutes received.

Ordered – That the Report be published (Paper No 208).

 

7       Social Development Committee – 17th Report – Poverty Inquiry

Mr Snelling brought up the Poverty Inquiry Report.

Report received.

 

8       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

9       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

10      Statutes Amendment (WorkCover Governance Reform) Bill

The Minister for Industrial Relations (Hon M J Wright), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

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 Mr Brokenshire, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.

 

11      Gaming Machines (Extension of Freeze on Gaming Machines) 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.

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 41

           Noes, 5

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mrs Hall

Ms Bedford

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Ms Breuer

Mrs Redmond

Mr Brindal

Mr Williams

Mr Brokenshire

Dr McFetridge (Teller)

Hon D C Brown

 

Hon M R Buckby

 

Mr Caica

 

Ms Chapman

 

Ms Ciccarello

 

Hon P F Conlon

 

Hon I F Evans

 

Hon K O Foley

 

Mrs Geraghty

 

Mr Goldsworthy

 

Hon G M Gunn

 

Mr Hanna

 

Hon J D Hill

 

Hon R G Kerin

 

Hon S W Key

 

Hon D C Kotz

 

Mr Koutsantonis

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

Hon W A Matthew

 

Mrs Maywald

 

Hon R J McEwen

 

Mr Meier

 

Mr O'Brien

 

Mrs Penfold

 

Ms Rankine

 

Hon M D Rann

 

Mr Rau

 

Mr Scalzi

 

Mr Snelling

 

Hon L Stevens

 

Hon R B Such

 

Ms Thompson

 

Mr Venning

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon J W Weatherill (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

         Bill read a second time.

         Proceeded, by leave, to the third reading.

 

         Bill read a third time and passed.

 

12      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Water Resources (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill                                Message No 81

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1997, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 12 May 2003                                                    R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

 

 

13      Statutes Amendment (Road Safety Reforms) Bill

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council in this Bill.

 

In Committee

 

Resolved – That Amendment No 1 be disagreed to.

Resolved – That Amendment No 2 be agreed to.

 

The Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright), moved – That Amendments Nos 3 and 4 of the Legislative Council be disagreed to.

         Question put.

 

         Committee divided (No 2):

 

           Ayes, 22

           Noes, 22

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Breuer

Hon D C Brown

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon K O Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Mrs Geraghty

Mrs Hall

Hon J D Hill

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Hanna

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon R G Kerin

Hon R J McEwen

Hon I P Lewis

Mr O'Brien

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Rankine

Ms Maywald

Hon M D Rann

Dr McFetridge

Mr Rau

Mr Meier

Mr Snelling

Mrs Penfold

Hon L Stevens

Mrs Redmond

Ms Thompson

Mr Scalzi

Hon J W Weatherill

Mr Venning

Hon P L White

Mr Williams

Hon M J Wright (Teller)

Hon M R Buckby (Teller)

 

         Casting Vote

The number of Ayes and Noes being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote for the Ayes because he believes it is a reasonable measure that does not discriminate unfairly against young people.

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Resolved – That Amendments Nos 5 to 14 be agreed to.

 

The Minister for Transport, moved – That Amendment No 15 of the Legislative Council be disagreed to.

         Question put.

 

         Committee divided (No 3):

 

           Ayes, 25

           Noes, 19

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Breuer

Hon D C Brown

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon K O Foley

Hon G M Gunn

Mrs Geraghty

Mrs Hall

Mr Hanna

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon J D Hill

Hon R G Kerin

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon I P Lewis

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Dr McFetridge

Hon R J McEwen

Mr Meier

Mr O'Brien

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mr Scalzi

Hon M D Rann

Mr Venning

Mr Rau

Mr Williams

Mrs Redmond

Hon M R Buckby (Teller)

Mr Snelling

 

Hon L Stevens

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright (Teller)

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Resolved – That Amendment No 16 be agreed to.

Resolved – That Amendment No 17 be disagreed to.

Resolved – That Amendments Nos 18 to 26 be agreed to.

 

The Minister for Transport moved – That Amendment No 27 of the Legislative Council be disagreed to.

         Question put.

 

         Committee divided (No 4):

 

           Ayes, 24

           Noes, 19

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Mr Brokenshire

Ms Breuer

Hon D C Brown

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon K O Foley

Mrs Hall

Mrs Geraghty

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon J D Hill

Mr Hanna

Hon S W Key

Hon R G Kerin

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon I P Lewis

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Maywald

Dr McFetridge

Hon R J McEwen

Mr Meier

Mr O'Brien

Mrs Penfold

Ms Rankine

Mrs Redmond

Hon M D Rann

Mr Scalzi

Mr Rau

Mr Williams

Mr Snelling

Hon M R Buckby (Teller)

Hon L Stevens

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright (Teller)

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Resolved – That Amendments Nos 28 to 32 be agreed to.

Resolved – That Amendment No 33 be disagreed to.

Resolved – That Amendment No 34 be agreed to.

Resolved – That Amendment No 35 be disagreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to Amendments Nos 2, 5 to 14, 16, 18 to 26, 28 to 32 and 34 without amendment and had disagreed to Amendments Nos 1, 3, 4, 15, 17, 27, 33 and 35.

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 4.

 

 

 

15      Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Serious Repeat Offenders) 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

 

Clause No 1 agreed to.

Clause No 2 read.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling 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.

 

16      Adjournment

House adjourned at 8.58 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 14 May 2003

 

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

 

Mr Snelling to move – That the Seventeenth Report of Social Development Committee entitled Poverty Inquiry be noted.

 

Mr Hanna to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982.

 

Mr Koutsantonis to move – That the Final Report of the Joint Committee on the Impact of Dairy Deregulation on the Industry in South Australia be noted.

 

            For Thursday 15 May 2003

 

Notices of Motion:  Other Motions -

 

Hon D C Kotz to move – That this House calls on the Government to consider implementing the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council’s “Immobilise Now!” program to reduce car theft in South Australia by offering a subsidy to car owners as an incentive to install an Australian Standard immobiliser in an effort to reduce car theft, youth crime and cost to Government and community.

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House condemns the Government for –

(a)           the lack of vision in de-funding the Adelaide International Horse Trials, the only 4 star standard international event in the Southern Hemisphere;

(b)           failing to take into account the impact of this decision on Australian and New Zealand Olympic Equestrian Teams preparing and training for selection to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games;

(c)           failing to take into account the national and international media benefits to South Australia before the decision to abandon the event on financial grounds; and

notes the failure of the Minister for Tourism to consult with Australian Olympic organisations before the decision was made.

 

Ms Breuer to move – That this House congratulates the Royal Flying Doctor Service on achieving 75 years of service in providing a vital lifeline support to rural and outback Australia.

 

 

            For Thursday 29 May 2003

 

Notices of Motion:  Other Motions -

 

Mr Rau to move – That the House congratulates Coopers Brewery on their innovative approach in meeting their energy needs with the recent announcement of a natural gas-fired co-generation facility at Coopers Brewery in Regency Park, which incorporates state of the art brewing technology with an energy efficient power plant owned and operated by AGL, and which will also boost the State’s supply capacity.

 

Mr Brokenshire to move – That this House congratulates and thanks all volunteers in South Australia for another year of superb commitment to the local community.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

         The following Pairs were handed in at the Table during the days proceedings:

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - Hon S W Key

               Noes - Hon D C Kotz

 

         Division No 3 -

               Ayes - Hon S W Key

               Noes - Hon D C Kotz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY