No 75

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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THURSDAY 29 MAY 2003

 

 

1       Meeting of House

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

 

2       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill), without notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable Order of the Day: Government Business No 1 to be taken into consideration forthwith.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

         Statutes Amendment (Water Conservation Practices) Bill

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

 

In Committee

Clause No 2 further considered and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 3 and 4 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 5 to 10 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had considered the Bill referred to it and had agreed to the same with amendments.

 

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, moved – That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

 

3       Radio-active Waste National Repository Commonwealth Committees Recommendations - Motion re

Hon I F Evans, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House calls on the Federal Leader of the Opposition to explain why the Federal Labor Party supported both a Commonwealth Public Works Committee recommendation and a separate Select Committee recommendation to establish a national repository for radio-active waste, which included possible South Australian sites.

         Ordered, on motion of Mrs Geraghty, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 June.

 

4       Postponement of business

Ordered - That Notice of Motion: Other Motions No 2 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

 

5       Volunteers - Congratulate - Motion re

Mr Brokenshire, pursuant to notice, moved - That this House congratulates and thanks all volunteers in South Australia for another year of superb commitment to the local community.

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Rankine, that the debate be adjourned until Thursday 5 June.

 

6       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Gaming Machines (Roosters Club Incorporated Licence) Amendment Bill

Message No 90

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, titled an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the Legislative Council desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.

         Legislative Council, 28 May 2003                                                    R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

 

 

No 1.       Page 3, line 3 (clause 1) – Leave out “Roosters Club Incorporated Licence” and insert

            “Validation of Licences”.

 

No 2.       Page 3 – After line 8 insert new clause as follows:

 

                        Amendment of section 15 – Eligibility criteria

                                    2A. Section 15(1)(c)- after subparagraph (ii) insert:

           

                                                            or

 

(iii) the holder of the licence also held a gaming machine licence on 22 June

1994;

 

         J M Davis CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Gambling (Hon J W Weatherill), without notice, moved - That Standing and Sessional Orders be so far suspended as to enable the amendments to be taken into consideration forthwith.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

In Committee

 

The Minister for Gambling moved – That the Amendments be disagreed to.

 

         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 amendments referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

7       Extension of sitting

The Minister for Gambling moved - That the sitting of the House be extended beyond 1.00 pm.

         Question put.

 

 

         House divided (No 1):

 

           Ayes, 38

           Noes, 7

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Ms Chapman

Ms Breuer

Hon W A Matthew

Mr Brokenshire

Dr McFetridge

Hon D C Brown

Mrs Redmond

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Williams

Mr Caica

Mr Hanna (Teller)

Ms Ciccarello

 

Hon P F Conlon

 

Hon I F Evans

 

Mrs Geraghty

 

Mr Goldsworthy

 

Hon G M Gunn

 

Mrs Hall

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith

 

Hon J D Hill

 

Hon R G Kerin

 

Hon S W Key

 

Hon D C Kotz

 

Mr Koutsantonis

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

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.

 

8        Gaming Machines (Roosters Club Incorporated Licence) Amendment Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the amendments of the Legislative Council be resumed.

 

In Committee

Motion – That the amendments be disagreed to - further considered.

 

         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 amendments referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

 

9       Limitation of Debate

The Minister for Infrastructure (Hon P F Conlon), moved – That consideration in Committee of the amendments from the Legislative Council in the Gaming Machines (Roosters Club Incorporated Licence) Amendment Bill be concluded by 1.45pm.

         Question put.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         House divided (No 2):

 

           Ayes, 40

           Noes, 6

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Hon W A Matthew

Ms Bedford

Dr McFetridge

Ms Breuer

Mrs Redmond

Mr Brindal

Mr Venning

Mr Brokenshire

Mr Williams

Hon D C Brown

Mr Hanna (Teller)

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

 

Mrs Hall

 

Mr Hamilton-Smith

 

Hon J D Hill

 

Hon R G Kerin

 

Hon S W Key

 

Hon D C Kotz

 

Mr Koutsantonis

 

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

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

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon J W Weatherill (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

10      Gaming Machines (Roosters Club Incorporated Licence) Amendment Bill

         Ordered - That the further consideration in Committee of the amendments be resumed.

 

In Committee

 

         Question - That the amendments of the Legislative Council be disagreed to – put.

 

         Committee divided (No 3):

 

           Ayes, 28

           Noes, 15

 

Hon M J Atkinson

Mr Brindal

Ms Bedford

Hon D C Brown

Ms Breuer

Hon M R Buckby

Mr Brokenshire

Hon I F Evans

Mr Caica

Mr Goldsworthy

Ms Ciccarello

Hon D C Kotz

Hon P F Conlon

Hon I P Lewis

Hon K O Foley

Hon W A Matthew

Mrs Geraghty

Ms Maywald

Hon G M Gunn

Dr McFetridge

Mrs Hall

Mrs Penfold

Mr Hamilton-Smith

Mr Scalzi

Hon J D Hill

Mr Venning

Hon S W Key

Mr Williams

Mr Koutsantonis

Mr Hanna (Teller)

Hon J D Lomax-Smith

 

Hon R J McEwen

 

Mr Meier

 

Mr O'Brien

 

Ms Rankine

 

Hon M D Rann

 

Mr Rau

 

Mr Snelling

 

Hon L Stevens

 

Ms Thompson

 

Hon P L White

 

Hon M J Wright

 

Hon J W Weatherill (Teller)

 

 

         So it was resolved in the affirmative.

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         The House having resumed:

Ms Thompson reported that the Committee had considered the amendments referred to it and had disagreed to the same.

 

11      Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 1.54 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

12      Message from the Governor

The following Message from the Governor was received and read:

 

Waterworks (Save the River Murray Levy) Amendment Bill – Recommending

Message No 21

The Governor recommends to the House of Assembly the appropriation of such amounts of money as may be required for the purposes mentioned in the Waterworks (Save the River Murray Levy) Amendment Bill 2003.

            Government House, 29 May 2003                        M Jackson-Nelson, GOVERNOR

 

13      Answers to questions

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

 

14      Speaker’s Ruling – Money Bills

The Speaker ruled that the Private Members Bill introduced by the Member for MacKillop, being the Pay- Roll Tax (Exemption) Amendment Bill, be removed from the Notice Paper as a proposal to increase or alleviate a tax, duty or rate can only be introduced by a Minister.

 

15      Distinguished visitors

The attention of the House was drawn to the presence of some distinguished visitors in the gallery.  A Parliamentary delegation from the Majles of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the person of Dr Jafar Kambouzia, Leader of the Parliamentary delegation and other Members of the Parliament; and accompanying the delegation – Mr Esagh Al Habib, Charge D’affaires, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran were welcomed by the Speaker on behalf of the House.

 

16      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Infrastructure, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to provide that the period for questions without notice be 45 minutes and that the House do not note grievances.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

17      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

18      Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) –

Budget at a Glance 2003-04 – Budget Paper 1

Budget Speech 2003-04 – Budget Paper 2

Budget Statement 2003-04 – Budget Paper 3

            Ordered to be published (Paper No 18A)

Portfolio Statements 2003-04; Volumes 1, 2 and 3 – Budget Paper 4

            Ordered to be published (Paper No 16A)

Capital Investment Statement 2003-04 – Budget Paper 5

            Ordered to be published (Paper No 17A)

      Regional Statement 2003-04 – Budget Paper 6.

 

19      Appropriation Bill 2003

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2004 and for other purposes.

Question put and passed.

Bill presented and read a first time.

 

The Treasurer then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Ordered, on motion of Hon D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 2 June.

 

20      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to introduce a Bill without notice.

Question put and passed, without a negative voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

         Waterworks (Save the River Murray Levy) Amendment Bill

The Treasurer, pursuant to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Waterworks Act 1932.

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 D C Brown, that the debate be adjourned until Monday 2 June..

 

21      Adjournment

House adjourned at 4.02 pm until Monday 2 June at 2.00 pm.

 

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Present during the day - All Members.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY