SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 54

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  1  MAY  2008

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. K. Sneath) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

   2.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Legal Profession Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Legal Profession Bill.

   3.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers and Question Time to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

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

 

Suspension of
Standing Orders.

    4.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

    5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No 5.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   6.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Firearms (Firearms Prohibition Orders) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 27 further considered.

                          The Hon. D. W. Ridgway moved on page 18, after line 37, to insert the following:

“(m)     to issue a firearms prohibition order,”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 20, lines 7 to 31, to leave out subsections (5) to (10) (inclusive).

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                          Clause No. 27 agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 28 to No. 38 agreed to.

                          Schedule No. 1 agreed to.

                          Schedule No. 2 agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

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                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had agreed to the same with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for Police, pursuant to contingent notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

Firearms (Firearms
Prohibition Orders)
Amendment Bill.

    7.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 4 and No. 6 and No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day No. 8.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Scheme Review) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

                

Workers
Rehabilitation and
Compensation
(Scheme Review)
Amendment Bill.

   9.

At twenty minutes to one o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

10.

The Clerk announced that the following Petition had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 253 residents of South Australia, concerning voluntary euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will support the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2006 to enable law reform in South Australia to give citizens the right to choose voluntary euthanasia for themselves as such legislation, if enacted, would contain stringent safeguards against misuse of the provisions of the Act.

 

Petition No. 24:
Voluntary
Euthanasia.

11.

Answers to Questions on Notice No. 542 of last Session and Nos. 112 and 114 of this Session received this day, were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
Questions on Notice.

  12.

The following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 Review of Health and Medical Research in South Australia - Report, May 2008.

 

Paper.

13.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning the Veterans’ Affairs Minister.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

14.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Industrial Relations (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Explosion at Quin Investments Pty. Ltd. in 2006 (Gladstone Explosion).

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

15.

The Minister for Police, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. S. M. Kanck to ask a question of him and for the Minister to complete his reply.

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

 

Suspension of
Standing Orders.

16.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Scheme Review) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 The Hon. M. C. Parnell moved - That the debate be now adjourned.

        Question put.

Workers
Rehabilitation and
Compensation
(Scheme Review)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 13

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J. A. Darley

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. M. C. Parnell (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                 Ordered - That the adjourned debate be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

 

  17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

18.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Controlled Substances (Drug Detection Powers) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 further considered and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 2 and No. 3 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 4 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on next day of sitting.

 

Controlled
Substances (Drug
Detection Powers)
Amendment Bill.

19.

Ordered - That all remaining Orders of the Day (Government Business) be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

20.

Council adjourned at twenty eight minutes past five o’clock until Tuesday next at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J. A. Darley

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

 

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo