No 71

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 15 MAY 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Radioactive Waste National Repository Discussion Paper - Motion re

Hon I F Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Leader of the Opposition to explain why, as the former Federal Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, he released a discussion paper in 1991 to identify a suitable site for a national repository for radio-active waste.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

3       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 be postponed until Thursday 29 May.

 

4       General Practitioners Contribution to Primary Health Care - Motion re

Ms Bedford, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House recognises the enormous contribution of General Practitioners to the primary health care of all South Australians.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

5       Adelaide Hormone and Menopause Centre - Motion re

Ms Chapman, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates the University of Adelaide Company, Repromed Pty Ltd, on establishing the Adelaide Hormone and Menopause Centre which officially opened on 4 April 2003.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

6       Radioactive Waste at Woomera, Opposition to - Motion re

Ms Breuer, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Opposition to abandon its support for a low level national radio-active waste repository at Woomera or anywhere else in South Australia.

         Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

7       Centenary Medal Recipients - Motion re

Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates all South Australian recipients of the Centenary Medal.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hall, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

8       ANZAC Youth Vigil in the South - Motion re

Ms Thompson, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates and thanks the youth guard, leaders, volunteers and sponsors who made the inaugural ANZAC Youth Vigil in the South an outstanding success.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon R B Such, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 29 May.

 

9       Extension of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (Hon J W Weatherill) - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 1.00 pm.

 

10      Ministerial Statement

         The Premier made a Statement on drought relief.

 

11      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 1.03 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.00 pm the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

12      Petition No 115

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

 

115 Mrs Penfold, from 1492 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.

 

13      Paper

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) -

River Murray, environmental health – Letter to Prime Minister Howard from Premier Rann dated 19 Feb and response from Mr Brett Cox

 

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

Lower Murray reclaimed irrigation area Murray Bridge – Letter to Hon C Schaefer from Hon W Truss.

 

14      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

15      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

16      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Health (Hon L Stevens) - That the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 26 May at 2.00 pm.

 

17      Mining (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

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

The Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton-Smith, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 26 May.

 

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

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee to be brought up.

Hon R B Such moved - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until 2 June 2003.

Question put and passed.

 

19      Criminal Law Consolidation (Self Defence) 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.

 

20      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General - That the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

21      Criminal Law Consolidation (Self Defence) Amendment Bill

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

In Committee

 

Clauses Nos 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause No 4 amended and agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Hon R B Such reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

22      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Statutes Amendment and Repeal (National Competition Policy) Bill     Message No 83

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Conveyancers Act 1994, the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 and the Local Government Act 1934; and to repeal the Advances to Settlers Act 1930, the Emergency Powers Act 1941, the Loans for Fencing and Water Piping Act 1938, the Loans to Producers Act 1927 and the Student Hostels (Advances) Act 1961, without any amendment.

         Legislative Council, 15 May 2003                                                    R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

23      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.58 pm until Monday 26 May at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Thursday 5 June 2003

 

Notice of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House –

(a)     notes the retirement of the Hon Diana Laidlaw MLC on 6 June after 21 years of service to the people and Parliament of South Australia;

(b)     congratulates the Honourable Member on her outstanding achievements as the Minister for the Arts, Transport, Urban Planning and the Status of Women for the period from 1993 to 2002; and

(c)     recognises her status as the longest serving Minister for the Arts and Transport in the history of the State and wishes her well in her retirement and the years ahead.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except Hon P F Conlon and Mr Brokenshire.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY