No 80

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 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        Death of Hon Jamie Irwin

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon Jamie Irwin, former President of the Legislative Council and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), the Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown), the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), Mr Brindal, the Minister for Health (Hon J D Hill), Hon G M Gunn, the Minister for Industrial Relations (Hon M J Wright), Mr Williams, Hon W A Matthew, the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), Mr Venning, Mr Goldsworthy, Mr Scalzi, Hon I P Lewis, Mrs Geraghty and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.

 

4       Suspension and resumption

At 3.05 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 3.13 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

5       Petitions Nos 115 to 117

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

 

115 Hon D C Brown, from 592 residents of South Australia, and interstate requesting the House to urge the Government to remove the annual $400 000 increase in port charges imposed on ferry services to Kangaroo Island.

 

116 Dr McFetridge, from 28 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Government to provide immediate land tax relief through the reform of the current land tax system.

 

117  Ms Bedford, from 459 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to investigate all reasonable means of urgently improving the safety of the roundabout located adjacent to the Tea Tree Plaza and Modbury Public Hospital, particularly, the installation of traffic lights.

 

 

 

6       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 75, 268, 379, 468, 492, 508, 509, 515, 518, 523, 530, 547, 548, 550, 554, 557, 567, 570, 572, 573, 575, 577 to 579, 582 to 584, 586 to 588 and 589 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.

 

7       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Speaker pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999 the following 2004-2005 annual reports of Local Councils:

                  District Council of Ceduna

                  District Council of Cleve

 

By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon J D Lomax-Smith) –

      Economic and Finance Committee - 53rd Report on School Bus Contracts – Government Response to

 

By the Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill) –

      Children in State Care – Commission of Inquiry – Report as to a Particular Matter.

 

8       Economic and Finance Committee - Report – Construction Industry Training Fund

Ms Thompson brought up the Fifty-Sixth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee on the Construction Industry Training Fund.

Report received.

Ordered to be published (Paper No 231).

 

9       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

10      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

11      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the moving of a motion forthwith for the rescission of the vote on the amendments of the Legislative Council in the Justices of the Peace Bill.

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

 

         Rescission of Vote

The Attorney-General then moved - That the vote on the amendments of the Legislative Council in the Justices of the Peace Bill taken in the Committee of the whole on 20 October be rescinded.

Question put and there being a negative voice:

 

         Division, only one Noe

The House proceeded to a division, but only one Member appearing on the side of the Noes, the Speaker declared the Ayes had it.

So it was resolved in the affirmative and the Speaker declared that the motion has the concurrence of an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the House.

 

         Justices of the Peace Bill

The Attorney-General, moved – That the Speaker do now leave the chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the whole for consideration of the amendments of the Legislative Council in the Justices of the Peace Bill.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

 

Resolved – That amendments Nos 1 and 2 be agreed to.

Resolved – That amendment No 3 be amended and agreed to.

Resolved – That amendment No 4 be agreed 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 and 4 without amendment; and had agreed to Amendment No 3 with an amendment.

 

12      Suspension of Standing Orders

The Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon), moved – That Standing Orders be and remain so far suspended as to enable the Report of the Auditor-General 2004 – 2005 be referred to a Committee of the whole House and for Ministers to be examined on matters contained in the papers in accordance with the following timetable:

 

Monday 7 November 2005

Approx.

4.00pm    Minister for Transport

                        Minister for Infrastructure

                        Minister for Energy

30 minutes

 

4.30pm    Minister for Education and Children’s Services

                        Minister for Tourism

                        30 minutes

 

5.00pm    Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education

                        Minister for Youth

                        Minister for the Status of Women

30 minutes

 

5.30pm    Minister for Families and Communities

                        Minister for Housing

                        Minister for Ageing

                        Minister for Disability

30 minutes

 

7.30pm    Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

                        Minister for State/Local Government Relations

                        Minister for Forests

                        30 minutes

 

8.00pm    Minister for Health

                        30 minutes

 

8.30pm    Premier

                        Minister for Economic Development

                        Minister for Social Inclusion

                        Minister for the Arts

                        Minister for Volunteers

                        30 minutes

 

9.00pm    Attorney –General

                        Minister for Justice

                        Minister for Multicultural Affairs

                        30 minutes

 

9.30pm    Minister for Administrative Services

                        Minister for Industrial Relations

                        Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing

                        Minister for Gambling

                        30 minutes 

 

Tuesday 8 November 2005

Approx.   

 

4:00pm    Deputy Premier

                        Treasurer

                        Minister for Police

                        Minister for Federal/State Relations

45 minutes

 

4.45pm    Minister for Environment and Conservation

                        Minister for the Southern Suburbs

                        Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts

30 minutes

 

5:15pm    Minister for the River Murray

                        Minister for Regional Development

                        Minister for Small Business

                        Minister for Consumer Affairs

                        Minister for Science and Information Economy

                        30 minutes

 

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 Transport, the Minister for Infrastructure, the Minister for Energy examined.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, the Minister for Tourism examined.

The Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education, the Minister for Youth, the Minister for the Status of Women examined.

 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Hon R J McEwen), moved – That the examination of the Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Housing, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability be postponed until after the examination of the Minister for the River Murray, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Science and Information Economy.

Question put and passed.

 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Minister for State/Local Government Relations, the Minister for Forests examined.

The Minister for Health examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had examined Ministers on matters contained in the Report referred to it, had made progress therein and asked leave to sit again.

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

 

13      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Health (Hon J D Hill), that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 10.00 pm.

 

 

14      Message from the Legislative Council

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

 

         Justices of the Peace Bill                                                                       Message No 106

MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has agreed to the amendment made by the House of Assembly to the Legislative Council’s Amendment No 3 in the Justices of the Peace Bill. The Bill is returned herewith.

         Legislative Council, 7 November 2005                                             R R Roberts, PRESIDENT

 

15      Report of the Auditor-General 2004-2005

Ordered – That consideration in Committee of the Report of the Auditor-General 2004-2005 be now resumed.

 

In Committee

 

The Premier, the Minister for Economic Development, the Minister for Social Inclusion, the Minister for the Arts, the Minister for Volunteers examined.

The Attorney –General, the Minister for Justice, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs examined.

The Minister for Administrative Services, the Minister for Industrial Relations, the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing, the Minister for Gambling examined.

 

         To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

 

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         The House having resumed:

Mr Snelling reported that the Committee had further examined Ministers on matters contained in the Report 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 11.16 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.

 

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MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN

 

 

            For Wednesday 9 November 2005

 

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

 

Ms Thompson to move That the Fifty Sixth Report of the Economic and Finance Committee entitled Construction Industry Training Fund, be noted.

 

 

            For Thursday 10 November 2005

 

Notices of Motion: Other Motions -

 

Mrs Penfold to move – That this House congratulates Tony Santic, his family, Lee Freedman and Glenn Boss on the fantastic record win by Makybe Diva in the 2005 Melbourne Cup.

 

Ms Breuer to move – That this House –

(a)           recognises that –

                                          (i)   the United Nations Population Fund’s report entitled "State of World Population 2005 - the Promise of Equality: Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and Millennium Development Goals" was released on 12th October, and that the theme of the report is that gender equality reduces poverty, and saves and improves lives;

                                         (ii)    the report makes it clear that a major platform for achieving sustainable development is the empowerment of women, and that gender inequalities in all countries limit the economic and social participation of women in the building of healthy and dynamic nations;

(b)           encourages the Fund  to continue working towards achieving gender equality;

(c)           urges the Federal Government to continue to support the Millennium Development Goals since they have led to significant improvements in women's health, safety and economic participation, and increased their share in the benefits of strengthened economic growth; and

(d)           recognises that these improvements have been achieved through culturally and religiously appropriate activities and has resulted in a reduction in the incidence of fistula, maternal and child mortality.

 

Contingent Notice of Motion

 

Contingently on the Terrorism (Police Powers) Bill being read a second time, Mr Hanna to move That the Bill be referred to a Select Committee.

 

 

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Present during the day - All Members except the Minister Assisting the Premier in Social Inclusion (Hon L Stevens).

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY