SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 29

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  1  NOVEMBER  2006

 

 

 

   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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

          By the President -

                 Reports, 2005-2006 -

                          District Council of Peterborough.

                          District Council of Tumby Bay.

                          Renmark Paringa Council.

 

Papers.

   3.

In accordance with Sessional Standing Order, the President called on Members to make Statements on Matters of Interest.

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

   4.

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee, 2005-2006, be noted.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Report of the
Statutory Authorities
Review Committee,
2005-2006,
be noted -
Motion re.

   5.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Occupational Health,
Safety and Welfare
(Aggravated
Offence)
Amendment Bill.

   6.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday 15 November 2006.

 

Road Traffic
(Previous
Convictions)
Amendment Bill.

   7.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved -

I.       That this Council notes -

(a)    The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) draft report of July 2006 entitled “Stage One: Kilburn/Gepps Cross Area Study: Review of the Environmental Issues and Ambient Air Quality”;

(b)    The EPA report of September 2006 entitled “Reporting to the Community: Industry Environmental Improvement Project in the Kilburn and Gepps Cross Area”;

(c)    The concerns of residents in the Kilburn area over air quality and associated health concerns, including the impact of the operation of the Bradken Foundry at Kilburn on air quality and health of local residents; and

(d)    The granting of Major Project status for a development application for a proposed expansion of the Bradken Foundry.

II.      And that this Council calls on the Minister for the Environment to -

(a)    Require the EPA, as a matter of urgency, to undertake further environmental monitoring of the air quality of Kilburn, particularly in the vicinity of the Bradken Foundry and to publicly disclose all such monitoring results;

(b)    Request that the Minister for Health conduct an urgent health audit of Kilburn residents (including a comparative study) living in the vicinity of the Bradken Foundry to determine any link between emissions from the Bradken Foundry and health effects on residents; and

(c)    Request that the Minister for Urban Development and Planning defer any further consideration of the Bradken Foundry expansion application until the further EPA monitoring and the health audit referred to have taken place and have been the subject of community consultation.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday 15 November 2006.

 

EPA Monitoring of
Air Quality in
Kilburn/Gepps
Cross Areas -
Motion re.

    8.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   9.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Relationships) 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.

 

Statutes Amendment (Relationships) Bill.

  10.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  11.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation (Retail Display) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Tobacco Products
Regulation (Retail
Display)
Amendment Bill.

  12.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter - That the Legislative Council of South Australia -

I.       recognises that -

(a)    a report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population 2006 - a Passage to Hope: Women and International Migration - was released on 6 September 2006;

(b)    women constitute almost half of all international migrants worldwide - 95 million or 49.6 per cent;

(c)    in 2005, roughly half the world’s 12.7 million refugees were women;

(d)    for many women, migration opens doors to a new world of greater equality and relief from oppression and discrimination that limit freedom and stunt potential;

(e)    in 2005 remittances by migrants to their country of origin were an estimated US$232 billion, larger than official development assistance (ODA) and the second largest source of funding for developing countries after foreign direct investment (FDI);

(f)     migrant women send a higher proportion of their earnings than men to families back home;

(g)    migrant women often contribute to their home communities on their return, for instance through improved child health and lower morality rates, however;

(h)    the massive outflow of nurses, midwives and doctors from poorer to wealthier countries is creating health care crises in many of the poorer countries, exacerbated by massive health care needs such as very high rates of infectious disease;

(i)     the intention to emigrate is especially high among health workers living in regions hardest hit by HIV/AIDS;

(j)     the rising demand for health care workers in richer countries because of their ageing populations will continue to pull such workers away from poorer countries;

(k)    millions of female migrants face hazards ranging from the enslavement of trafficking to exploitation as domestic workers;

(l)     the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 2.45 million trafficking victims are toiling in exploitative conditions worldwide;

(m)   policies often discriminate against women and bar them from migrating legally, forcing them to work in sectors which render them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse;

(n)    domestic workers, because of the private nature of their work, may be put in gross jeopardy through being assaulted; raped; overworked; denied pay, rest days, privacy and access to medical services; verbally or psychologically abused; or having their passports withheld;

(o)    when armed conflict erupts, armed militias often target women and girls for rape, leaving many to content with unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection and reproductive illnesses and injury;

(p)    at any given time, 25 per cent of refugee women of child-bearing age are pregnant;

(q)    for refugees fleeing conflict, certain groups of women such as those who head households, ex-combatants, the elderly, disabled, widows, young mothers and unaccompanied adolescent girls, are more vulnerable and require special protection and support;

(r)     people should not be compelled to migrate because of inequality, insecurity, exclusion and limited opportunities in their home countries;

(s)    human rights of all migrants, including women, must be respected.

II.      encourages -

(a)    governments and multilateral institutions to establish, implement and enforce policies and measures that will protect migrant women from exploitation and abuse;

(b)    all efforts that help reduce poverty, bring about gender equality and enhance development, thereby reducing the “push” factors that compel many migrants, particularly women, to leave their own countries, and at the same time helping achieve a more orderly migration program.:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

UN Report
concerning Women
and International
Migration -
Motion re.

  14.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  16.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 12 to No. 20 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 21 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  18.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 22 to No. 26 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

19.

The Minister for Emergency Services, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Emergency Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. I. Lucas, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Road Traffic
(Notices of Licence
Disqualification or
Suspension)
Amendment Bill.

20.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

21.

At one minute past six o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes to eight o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management (Extension of Period of Scheme) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

Upper South East
Dryland Salinity and
Flood Management
(Extension of Period
of Scheme)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 16

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. G. E. Gago (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 3

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Bill’s consideration in Committee be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

 

  23.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 2, No. 5 and No. 21 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 15 November 2006.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  24.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. M. C. Parnell - That the Legislative Council calls on the State Government to ensure the Bakewell Bridge redevelopment has equitable disability access and appropriate provision for pedestrians and cyclists by the inclusion of a decent off-road pathway on the northern side of the proposed underpass:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Bakewell Bridge
Redevelopment -
Motion re.

25.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Residential Parks Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Residential Parks
Bill.

26.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

27.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 and No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

28.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Appropriation Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. R. I. Lucas having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Appropriation Bill.

29.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Evidence (Suppression Orders) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Evidence
(Suppression Orders)
Amendment Bill.

30.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Genetically Modified Crops Management (Extension of Review Period and Controls) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Genetically Modified
Crops Management
(Extension of Review
Period and Controls)
Amendment Bill.

 

31.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Stamp Duties (Land Rich Entities) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Stamp Duties
(Land Rich Entities)
Amendment Bill.

32.

Council adjourned at eleven minutes to eleven o’clock until tomorrow 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. 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. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo