No 75

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 22 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 Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), 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       Fuel Costs – Special Sitting - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House assigns a special sitting day to receive submissions from peak associations representing petrol consumers and oil producers followed by a debate to work through solutions that address the spiraling cost of fuel in South Australia.

         Debate ensued.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), moved to amend the motion by deleting the word “assigns” and inserting in lieu thereof “calls on the Federal Government to hold” and deleting the word “South”.

Mr Brindal moved to amend the amendment by inserting after the word “hold” the words “and will itself hold”

Debate ensued.

Hon I P Lewis moved to amend the motion by inserting after the word “from” the words “scientists, economists”, and after the word ‘producers” inserting the words “and consider how alternative fuel (energy) sources can be used as a substitute for oil”

Debate ensued.

 

Question – That Mr Brindal’s amendment to the Minister’s amendment be agreed to – put.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 19

 

           Noes, 22

Mr Brokenshire

Hon M J Atkinson

Hon D C Brown

Ms Bedford

Hon M R Buckby

Ms Breuer

Ms Chapman

Mr Caica

Hon I F Evans

Ms Ciccarello

Mr Goldsworthy

Hon P F Conlon

Hon G M Gunn

Hon S W Key

Mrs Hall

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Mr Hanna

Hon K  A Maywald

Hon R G Kerin

Hon R J McEwen

Hon I P Lewis

Mr O'Brien

Dr McFetridge

Ms Rankine

Mr Meier

Hon M D Rann

Mrs Penfold

Mr Rau

Mr Scalzi

Mr Snelling

Mr Venning

Hon L Stevens

Mr Williams

Ms Thompson

Mr Brindal (Teller)

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Mrs Geraghty (Teller)

 

         So it passed in the negative.

 

Question – That the amendment of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries be agreed to – put.

 

         House divided (No 2):

 

           Ayes, 24

           Noes, 17

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Ms Breuer

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Caica

Ms Chapman

Ms Ciccarello

Hon I F Evans

Hon P F Conlon

Mr Goldsworthy

Mrs Geraghty

Hon G M Gunn

Mr Hanna

Mrs Hall

Hon S W Key

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Koutsantonis

Hon R G Kerin

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

Dr McFetridge

Hon I P Lewis

Mr Meier

Hon K A Maywald

Mrs Penfold

Mr O'Brien

Mr Scalzi

Ms Rankine

Mr Venning

Hon M D Rann

Mr Williams

Mr Rau

Mr Brokenshire (Teller)

Mr Snelling

 

Hon L Stevens

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon J W Weatherill

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon R J McEwen (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Question – That Hon I P Lewis’ amendment be agreed to – put and passed.

Question – That the motion as amended be agreed to - put and passed.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Other Motions No 2 be postponed until Thursday 20 October.

 

5       Wheel Cactus - Motion re

Hon G M Gunn, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Government to fund a ten year program to–

(a)           contain the spread of wheel cactus;

(b)           commence an eradication program; and

(c)           assist Local Councils, the officers authorised to control pest plants and local landholders to ensure this particular problem is contained and eventually eradicated east of Peterborough, the Flinders Ranges and the Riverland.

         Debate ensued.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 20 October.

 

6       Petitions Nos 101 to 105

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

 

102 Mr Brokenshire, from 203 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide intensive care facilities at Noarlunga Hospital.

 

103 and 104      Mrs Penfold and Dr McFetridge, from 34 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to increase funding for disability services in South Australia to at least the Australian national average expenditure and in particular to fully fund the Moving On Program to a five day full time service for all disabled people.

 

105 Dr McFetridge, from 63 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to reinstate crime prevention funding to local councils and locate a 24 hour police station in a prominent position in Moseley Square.

 

 

7       Answers to questions

Answers to questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

8       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:

 

By the Minister for Gambling (Hon M J Wright) –

      Problem Gambling Family Protection Orders Act – First Annual Report on the Operation and Effectiveness of the Act.

 

9       Economic and Finance Committee - Reports – Annual Report 2004 - 2005

Ms Thompson brought up the 55th Report of the Economic and Finance Committee being the Annual Report 2004 – 2005.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 224).

 

10      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

12      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), that the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 17 October at 2.00 pm.

 

13      River Murray (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

The Minister for the River Murray (Hon K A Maywald), pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the River Murray Act 2003; and to make associated amendments to the Development Act 1993 and the Renmark Irrigation Trust Act 1936.

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 I F Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 17 October.

 

 

14      Postponement of business

Ordered - That Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 6.

 

15      Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill

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

         The Attorney-General moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

         Ordered, on motion of Hon I F Evans, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 17 October.

 

16      Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 3 to 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 6.

 

17      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.

 

18      Parliamentary Committees (Public Works) Amendment Bill

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

 

In Committee

 

Resolved – That Amendments Nos 1, 2, 4 and 5 be agreed to.

Resolved – That Amendments Nos 3 and 6 be disagreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had agreed to Amendments Nos 1, 2, 4 and 5 without amendment and disagreed to Amendments Nos 3 and 6.

 

19      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 4.45 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 5.43 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

20      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture (Environmental Authorisation) Amendment Bill            Message No 92

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to amend the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture Act 1958, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 22 September 2005                                          R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

         Bill read a first time.

 

         Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for Monday 17 October.

 

21      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.44 pm until Monday 17 October at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 19 October 2005

 

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

 

Ms Thompson to move That the Fifty Fourth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee entitled Annual Report 2004-05, be noted.

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) and Hon D C Kotz.

 

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

 

         Division No 1 -

               Ayes - Mrs Redmond and Hon D C Kotz.

               Noes – The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) and the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill).

 

         Division No 2 -

               Ayes - The Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley) and the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill).

               Noes - Mrs Redmond and Hon D C Kotz.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY