No 83

 

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

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         THURSDAY 10 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       Federal Government’s Industrial Relations Policy - Motion re

Ms Rankine, moved - That this House condemns the Howard Liberal Government's legislative agenda aimed at

(a)           downgrading the role of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission;

(b)           stripping away employment award conditions of ordinary Australian workers; and

(c)           usurping the industrial relations powers of the States.

         Debate ensued.

 

4       Sitting of the House

The Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill), moved – That at 1.00 pm the sitting of the House be suspended until 2.15 pm.

Question put and passed.

 

5       Federal Government’s Industrial Relations Policy - Motion re

Debate (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

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It being 1.00 pm, the debate was adjourned (Minister for Industrial Relations [Hon M J Wright], by leave) and made an Order of the Day for Thursday 24 November.

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6       Suspension and resumption of sitting

         At 1.00 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

         At 2.15 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

7       Petitions Nos 118 to 120

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

 

118 Mr Brokenshire, from 522 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Government to construct an ambulance station at McLaren Vale immediately to reduce response times and help prevent the potential loss of life.

 

119 Mr Brokenshire, from 67 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Transport to review all 50km/h speed zones on all roads other than back streets.

 

120 Mr Brokenshire, from 45 members of the South Australian community, requesting the House to urge the Minister for Transport to make a budget allocation for the urgent upgrade of the Main South Road, Victor Harbour Road intersection.

 

8       Answers to questions

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

 

9       Papers

         The following Papers were tabled:

 

By the Minister for Transport (Hon P F Conlon) –

      Speed Management – Road Traffic Act – Report 2004-2005

 

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

      National Parks and Wildlife Council, South Australian – Report 2004-2005

      Soil and Conservation Council, South Australian – Report 2004-2005

 

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

      Gaming Machine Licensing Guidelines, Section 86A Gaming Machines Act – November 2005.

 

10      Questions

Questions without notice were asked.

 

11      Matter of Privilege – Intimidation of Members

The Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), raised as a matter of privilege the alleged misleading of the House by the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), by his denial to the House in answers to questions that he had intimidated the Members for Torrens and Florey.  The Hon R G Kerin referred to correspondence forwarded to the Speaker by Mr Lockwood, wherein Mr Lockwood states that the denials made by the Attorney General are false.

The Speaker advised that he would consider the matter and report back to the House.

 

12      Questions

Questions without notice (interrupted by the foregoing) resumed.

 

13      Leave of Absence – Hon L Stevens

The Minister for Transport, by leave, moved - That three weeks leave of absence be granted to the Member for Elizabeth, Hon L Stevens, on account of ill health.

Question put and passed.

 

14      Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.

 

15      Next day of sitting

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Families and Communities (Hon J W Weatherill), that the House at its rising adjourn until Monday 21 November at 2.00 pm.

 

16      Retirement Villages (Miscellaneous) 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.

         Question put and passed.

 

         Bill read a second time.

 

 

 

In Committee

Clauses Nos 1 to 15 agreed to.

Clause No 16 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 17 to 33 agreed to.

Schedules Nos 1 and 2 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 an amendment.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

17      Extension of time for adjournment

Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Families and Communities, that the time for moving the adjournment of the House be extended beyond 5.00 pm.

 

18      Speaker’s Statement – Matter of Privilege

The Speaker stated that he would not give precedence to a motion on a matter of privilege on the issue raised by the Leader of the Opposition earlier today, as it had been dealt with in a previous statement on 20 October and the correspondence provided by Mr Lockwood made no new allegations.

 

19      Criminal Law Consolidation (Serious Vehicle and Vessel Offences) Amendment Bill

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

 

         Suspension of Standing Orders

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an instruction to the Committee of the whole House 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.

 

Instruction to Committee

The Attorney-General then moved That it be an instruction to the Committee of the whole House on the Criminal Law Consolidation (Serious Vehicle and Vessel Offences) Amendment Bill that it have authority to consider new clauses relating to the Bail Act 1985 and Harbours and Navigation Act 1993.

Question put and passed.

 

In Committee

Clause No 1 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 2 to 4 agreed to.

Clauses Nos 5 and 6 amended and agreed to.

Clauses Nos 7 and 8 agreed to.

Clauses Nos 9 to 12 amended and agreed to.

New Clauses Nos 13 to 17 inserted.

Schedule No 1 amended and agreed to.

Title amended and 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 and had amended the title.

 

Bill read a third time and passed.

 

 

 

20      Development (Miscellaneous) 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.

Ordered, on motion of Hon I F Evans, by leave, that the debate be further adjourned until Monday 21 November.

 

21      Adjournment

House adjourned at 5.58 pm until Monday 21 November at 2.00 pm.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Hon R B Such

                                                                                                                        SPEAKER

 

David A Bridges

CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY