33

 

 

No. 7

 

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

 

OF THE

 

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

____________

 

 

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 1990

 

 

1          Meeting of House

The House met pursuant to adjournment.  The Speaker (Hon. N.T. Peterson) took the Chair and read prayers.

 

2          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 1 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

3          Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act ‑ Motion for Select Committee

Mr Ingerson, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That a select committee be appointed to inquire into and report upon all aspects of the operation of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act including its administration by the WorkCover Corporation.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

4          Mammogram Screening ‑ Motion re

Mrs Kotz, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That in the opinion of this House the Government should continue funding for free screening mammograms for women aged 50‑64 years and to include women aged between 40‑50 years.

Ordered, on motion of Mrs Hutchison, that the debate be adjourned until   Thursday next.

 

5          Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 4 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday 6 September .

 

6          Ash Wednesday Fire 1980 ‑ Motion re

Hon. D.C. Wotton, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House strongly condemns the Premier and the Minister of Local Government for the callous and immoral way in which they have treated the ratepayers of the Stirling Council following the 1980 Ash Wednesday fire:

____________

 

It being 12.00 noon, the Orders of the Day were called on by the Clerk.

____________

 


34

 

7          Select Committee on the Constitution (Electoral Redistribution) Amendment

Bill ‑ Motion for disclosure of evidence

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr S.J. Baker ‑ That Standing Order No. 339 be so far suspended as to enable the Select Committee on the Constitution (Electoral Redistribution) Amendment Bill to authorise the disclosure or publication as it thinks fit of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the House.

Question put and passed.

 

8          Notices of Motion (Other Business) ‑ Resumption of

Ordered ‑ That Notices of Motion (Other Business) (interrupted by calling on of the Orders of the Day) be now resumed.

 

9          Ash Wednesday Fire 1980 ‑ Motion re

Motion (interrupted by the calling on of the Orders of the Day) resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Hon. D.C. Wotton, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

10       Postponement of business

Ordered ‑ That Notice of Motion (Other Business) No. 6 be a Notice of Motion for Thursday next.

 

11       Crime Prevention Strategies ‑ Motion re

Mr Hamilton, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House congratulates the Government and the Attorney‑General for the ongoing implementation of crime prevention strategies, including the broad‑based "Coalition Against Crime" and data mapping projects and further, this House congratulates the Government for involving non‑government representatives, business, unions, community groups, local government and the media in its fight against crime.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.

 

12       Centre Hall Doors ‑ Motion re

Hon. J.P. Trainer, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That this House directs the Speaker to forward a message to the Legislative Council advising that it is still the view of this House that the Centre Hall doors should be opened to the voters and taxpayers of South Australia as soon as practicable in order that visiting members of the public can come into their building through the major entrance which was incorporated in the orginal design and that, for security purposes, the two Houses should jointly cooperate in staffing the Centre Hall using existing resources and advising the Legislative Council that this House seeks its concurrence in this proposal.

Question put and passed.

 

13       Vandalism and Graffiti ‑ Motion re

Mr Hamilton, pursuant to notice, proceeding to move ‑ That this House enjoins the Government to initiate specific programs to effectively reduce the incidence of vandalism and graffiti in our community and that this House believes that all sections of the community including the Local Government Association be involved with the Government to formulate position strategies to address these two issues.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Hamilton, by leave, that the motion be adjourned until Thursday next.


35

 

14       Petitions Nos 22 to 24

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

 

22    Mr Becker, from 90 residents of South Australia, praying that the House urge the Government to oppose changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

 

23    Mrs Kotz, from 260 residents of South Australia, praying that the House urge the Government to continue and expand the South Australian Breast X‑ray Service.

 

24    Mr Matthew, from 165 residents of South Australia, praying that the House urge the Government to devote greater resources to the maintenance of law and order.

 

15       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

16       Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

Parliamentary Privilege ‑ Motion for

Joint Select Committee                                                                  Message No. 3

MR SPEAKER ‑ The Legislative Council informs the House of Assembly that it has passed the Resolution transmitted herewith, and desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly thereto:

I.      That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the extent of Parliamentary privilege and the means by which such privilege may be enunciated and protected in the interests of the community and the institution of Parliament.

II.    In the event of the Joint Select Committee being appointed, the Legislative Council be represented thereon by three Members of whom two shall form a quorum of Council Members necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee.

III.   That the Joint Select Committee be authorised to disclose or publish, as it thinks fit, any evidence or documents presented to the Joint Select Committee prior to such evidence and documents being reported to the Parliament.

The Legislative Council has also resolved to suspend Standing Order No. 396 to enable strangers to be admitted when the Joint Select Committee is examining witnesses unless the Joint Select Committee otherwise resolves, but they shall be excluded when the Joint Select Committee is deliberating.

Legislative Council, 15 August 1990                                                                    G.L. Bruce, PRESIDENT

 

Ordered ‑ That the Message be taken into consideration on Thursday next.

 

17       Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister of Labour (Hon. R.J. Gregory), without notice, moved ‑ That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion without notice, forthwith.

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


36

 

WorkCover ‑ Motion for Joint Select Committee

The Minister then moved ‑ That ‑

(a)   a Joint Select Committee be appointed ‑

(i)    to review all aspects of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation System (WorkCover);

(ii)   to recommend changes, if any, to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act to optimise WorkCover's effectiveness, taking into consideration that WorkCover should be a fully funded, economical, caring provider of workers rehabilitation and compensation, with the aim of increasing work place safety.

(b)   in the event of the Joint Select Committee being appointed, the House of Assembly be represented thereon by three Members of whom two shall form a quorum of House of Assembly Members necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee.

(c)   Standing Order No. 339 be so far suspended as to enable the Joint Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence presented to the Committee prior to such evidence and documents being reported to the Parliament.

(d)   a Message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting parts (a) and (b), and requesting its concurrence thereto and advising the Legislative Council of part (c).

Ordered, on motion of Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until   Tuesday next.

 

18       Statutes Amendment (Shop Trading Hours and Landlord and Tenant) Bill

The Minister of Labour, pursuant to notice, moved ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Shop Trading Hours Act, 1977, and the Landlord and Tenant 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 Mr Ingerson, that the debate be adjourned until  Tuesday next.

 

19       Supply Bill (No. 2)

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question ‑ That the Supply Bill (No. 2) be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put and passed.

 

Bill read a second time.

 

Grievance debate

The Minister of Labour moved ‑ That the Speaker do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for the consideration of the Bill.

Debate ensued.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Oswald, that the debate be adjourned until   Tuesday next.


37

 

20       Adjournment

The Minister for Environment and Planning (Hon. S.M. Lenehan) moved ‑ That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.

House adjourned at 5.29 p.m. until Tuesday next at 2.00 p.m.

 

____________

 

 

MOTION OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

For Tuesday 21 August 1990

Notice of Motion: Government Business‑‑        

 

The Minister of Agriculture to move ‑ That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Soil Conservation and Land Care Act, 1989.

 

____________

 

 

Present during the day ‑ All the Members except Mr Brindal and Hon. M.K. Mayes.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    N.T. Peterson

                                                                                                                                    SPEAKER

G.D. Mitchell

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY