SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 38

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  2  MARCH  2005

 

 

 

   1.

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

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

 

   2.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Fifteenth Report, 2004-2005 of the Legislative Review Committee.

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Fifteenth Report,
2004-2005.

 

 

   3.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Sixteenth Report, 2004-2005 of the Legislative Review Committee, which was read by the Clerk as follows -

                 The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken on these matters and it is necessary for Notices of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days, to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

                 Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to the
Regulations, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                 Regulations referred to -

Police Superannuation Act 1990.

Superannuation Act 1988 - Commutation.

Superannuation Act 1988 - Julia Farr Services.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Sixteenth Report,
2004-2005.

 

 

   4.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Legislative Council notes with concern the performance of the Minister for Correctional Services and the Department for Correctional Services and, in particular, a series of disturbing matters that have arisen since September 2002.

                 And the Hon. A. J. Redford having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Performance of
Minister and
Department for
Correctional
Services -
Motion re.

 

   7.

The Hon. R. I. Lucas , pursuant to notice, moved -

               I.      That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into all matters relating to the issue of collection of property taxes by State and Local Government, including sewerage charges by SA Water, and in particular -

(a)     concerns about the current level of property taxes and options for moderating their impact and the impact of any future increases;

(b)    concerns about inequities in the land tax collection system, including the impact on investment and the rental market;

(c)     concerns about inequities in the current property valuation system and options to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the valuation process;

(d)    consideration of alternative taxation options to taxes based on property valuations;

(e)     concerns about the current level of council rates and options for moderating their impact and the impact of any future increases; and

(f)     any other related matters.

             II.      That Standing Order No. 389 be so far suspended as to enable the Chairperson of the Committee to have a deliberative vote only.

            III.      That this Council permits the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

            IV.      That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended to enable strangers to be admitted when the Select Committee is examining witnesses unless the Committee otherwise resolves, but they shall be excluded when the Committee is deliberating.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Property Taxes -
Motion for Select
Committee on.

 

    8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 7 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola, according to order, moved - That the Regulations under the Victims of Crime Act 2001, concerning Statutory Compensation, made on 21 October 2004 and laid on the Table of this Council on 26 October 2004, be disallowed.

                 And the Hon. J. M. Gazzola having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Victims of Crime
Act 2001 -
Regulations -
Statutory
Compensation -
Motion for
disallowance of.

 

  10.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 11 to No. 23 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  13.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 24 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  14.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 25 to No. 29 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2005.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  15.

At five minutes 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.

 

  16.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended to enable him to move - That the Order made this day for Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 to be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2004, be rescinded.

                 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.

 

 

 

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade then moved - That the Order made this day for Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 to be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 6 April 2004, be rescinded.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Order Rescinded.

 

  17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 be discharged.

 

Business Discharged.

 

  18.

Ordered - That Orders for the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  20.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10 be discharged.

 

Business Discharged.

 

  21.

Ordered - That the National Electricity (South Australia) (New National Electricity Law) Amendment Bill be withdrawn.

 

National Electricity
(South Australia)
(New National
Electricity Law)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

  22.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise and Economic Development - Labour Market Relations) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 60 further considered and agreed to.

                                   Clauses No. 61 and No. 62 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 63 read.

                          Question - That clause No. 63 stand as printed - put.

Industrial Law
Reform (Enterprise
and Economic
Development -
Labour Market
Relations) Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

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. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. T. G. Cameron (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 63 struck out.

                                   Clause No. 64 read.

                          Question - That clause No. 64 stand as printed - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 64 struck out.

                                   Clauses No. 65 to No. 73 agreed to.

                                   New clause No. 73A inserted.

                          The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 41, after line 23, to insert new clause as follows:

                          “73B—Insertion of section 230A

After section 230 insert:

230A—Affiliation of registered associations with political parties

(1)     If a registered association is affiliated with a registered political party, then the following provisions will apply:

(a)     a member of the association cannot be—

(i)      taken to be a member of the political party; or

(ii)     taken into account for the purposes of—

(A)   determining the representation or other entitlements of the association; or

(B)    determining the voting entitlements of any person representing the association,

at a meeting of the political party, or at any conference or convention held by the political party,

         unless the member has provided to the association a written authorisation under which the member agrees to be recognised as being associated with that political party by virtue of being a member of the association (and such a member will then be a recognised member for the purposes of this subsection while the authorisation remains in force);

(b)    a person is not eligible to represent the association under any rule or determination of the political party unless the person is a recognised member selected at an election where the only persons eligible to vote are recognised members;

(c)     any fee payable on account of the association being affiliated with the political party must be paid by the recognised members (and must not be payable by any other member of the association) and, if the fee is calculated (in whole or part) on a per capita basis, must only take into account recognised members.

(2)     A person may, by written notice furnished to the registered association, revoke an authorisation previously given by him or her under subsection (1).

(3)     Any rule or determination of a registered association or a registered political party that is inconsistent with subsection (1) is void and of no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

(4)     The regulations may establish a scheme to regulate the collection or payment of any fee under subsection (1)(c).

(5)     To avoid doubt, nothing in this section prevents a member of a registered association being a member of a registered political party on application by the member in his or her own right.

(6)     For the purposes of this section, a registered association is affiliated with a registered political party if—

(a)     the registered association is a member of the political party; or

(b)    the rules of the registered association or the rules of the political party provide for any other form of affiliation with the political party.

(7)     In this section—

         registered political party means a political party registered under Part 6 of the Electoral Act 1985.”.

                          Question - That new clause No. 73B, as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. R. D. Lawson, be so inserted - put and negatived.

                                   Clause No. 74 read.

                          Question - That clause No. 74 stand as printed - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 11

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 8

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 74 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 75 read.

                          To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

_____________________

 

                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on motion.

 

 

 

  23.

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

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

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

  24.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise and Economic Development - Labour Market Relations) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 75 further considered and agreed to.

                                   Clauses No. 76 to No. 80 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 81 read.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 57, after line 21, to insert the following:

Industrial Law
Reform (Enterprise
and Economic
Development -
Labour Market
Relations) Bill.

 

 

Schedule 12—Campaign donations—registered associations

1—Interpretation

(1)     In this Schedule—

          disposition of property means a conveyance, transfer, assignment, settlement, delivery, payment or other alienation of property, and includes—

(a)     the allotment of shares in a company; and

(b)    the creation of a trust in property; and

(c)     the grant or creation of a lease, mortgage, charge, servitude, licence, power or partnership or any interest in property; and

(d)    the release, discharge, surrender, forfeiture or abandonment, at law or in equity, of a debt, contract or chose in action or any interest in property; and

(e)     the exercise by a person of a general power of appointment of property in favour of another person; and

(f)     a transaction entered into by a person with intent thereby to diminish, directly or indirectly, the value of the person's own property and to increase the value of the property of another person;

          gift means a disposition of property made by a person to another person, otherwise than by will, being a disposition made without consideration in money or money's worth or with inadequate consideration, and includes the provision of a service (other than volunteer labour) for no consideration or for inadequate consideration;

 

 

 

          officer, in relation to a registered association, means a person who holds an office in the association;

          property includes money.

(2)     In this Schedule, office, in relation to a registered association means—

(a)     an office of president, vice president, secretary or assistant secretary of the association; or

(b)    the office of a voting member of the governing body of the association; or

(c)     any other office that allows the holder of the office to participate directly in any of the following:

(i)         the determination of policy for the association;

(ii)        the making, alteration or rescission of the rules of the association;

(iii)       the enforcement of the rules of the association, or the performance of functions in relation to the enforcement of such rules,

other than any office of a kind excluded from the ambit of this Schedule by the regulations..

2—Returns by candidates

(1)     A person who is a candidate for election to an office in a registered association must, within 6 weeks after the conclusion of the election, furnish to the Registrar a campaign donations return in accordance with the requirements of this Schedule.

(2)     A campaign donations return must set out—

(a)     the total amount or value of all gifts received by the candidate during the disclosure period; and

(b)    the number of persons who made those gifts; and

(c)     the amount or value of each gift; and

(d)    the date on which each gift was made; and

(e)     the name and address of the person who made the gift.

 

 

 

(3)     For the purposes of subclause (2), the disclosure period is the period that commenced—

(a)     in the case of a candidate who is an officer standing for re-election—30 days after the person was last elected (or, if relevant, appointed) to the relevant office, or 12 months before the relevant election, whichever is the earlier;

(b)    in any other case—12 months before the relevant election,

and that ended at the end of 30 days after the day on which voting closed for the relevant election.

(4)     In addition to the requirements of subclause (2)—

(a)     if—

(i)      a person is a candidate for election to an office in a registered association; and

(ii)     the person is not successful at the election; and

(iii)    the person, within 3 years after the end of the disclosure period that applies under subclause (2), receives a gift (other than a private gift or a gift of less than $250),

the person must, within 6 weeks after the receipt of the gift, furnish to the Registrar a supplementary campaign donations return in accordance with the requirements of this Schedule; or

(b)    if—

 

 

 

(i)      a person is elected to an office in a registered association; and

(ii)     the person does not stand for re-election when his or her term of office expires,

the person must, within 6 weeks after the conclusion of the election to fill his or her vacant office, furnish to the Registrar a supplementary campaign donations return in accordance with the requirements of this Schedule.

(5)     A supplementary campaign donations return must set out—

 

 

 

 (a)    in the case of a return under subclause (4)(a)—

(i)      the amount or value of the gift; and

(ii)     the date on which the gift was made; and

(iii)    the name and address of the person who made the gift;

(b)    in the case of a return under subclause (4)(b)—

(i)      the total amount or value of all gifts received by the person during the disclosure period; and

(ii)     the number of persons who made those gifts; and

(iii)    the amount or value of each gift; and

(iv)   the date on which each gift was made; and

(v)    the name and address of the person who made the gift.

(6)     For the purposes of subclause (5)(b), the disclosure period is the period that commenced at the expiration of the disclosure period that applied with respect to the person's election to the office in the registered association (see subclause (5)(b)(i)) and that ended at the conclusion of the election to fill his or her vacant office.

(7)     A return must be in the prescribed form and be completed in the prescribed manner.

 

 

 

(8)     A return need not set out any details in respect of—

(a)     a private gift made to the candidate; or

(b)    a gift if the amount or value of the gift is less than $250.

(9)     For the purposes of this clause—

(a)     2 or more gifts (excluding private gifts) made by the same person to a candidate during a particular disclosure period are to be treated as 1 gift;

(b)    a gift made to a candidate is a private gift if it is made in a private capacity to the candidate for his or her personal use and the candidate has not used, and will not use, the gift solely or substantially for a purpose related to an election.

(10)   If no details are required to be included in a return under subclause (1) or subclause (4)(b), the return must nevertheless be lodged and must include a statement to the effect that no gifts of a kind required to be disclosed were received.

3—Inability to complete returns

          If a person who is required to furnish a return under this Schedule cannot complete the return because he or she is unable (through the taking of reasonable steps) to obtain particulars that are required for the preparation of the return, the person may—

(a)     prepare the return to the extent that it is reasonably possible to do so without those particulars; and

(b)    furnish the return so prepared; and

(c)     give to the Registrar notice in writing—

 

 

 

(i)      identifying the return; and

(ii)     stating that the return is incomplete by reason that he or she is unable to obtain certain particulars; and

(iii)    identifying those particulars; and

(iv)   setting out the reasons why he or she is unable to obtain those particulars; and

(v)    if the person believes, on reasonable grounds, that another person whose name and address he or she knows can give those particulars—stating that belief and the reasons for it and the name and address of that other person,

         and a person who complies with this clause is not, by reason of the omission of those particulars, to be taken, for the purposes of this Schedule, to have furnished a return that is incomplete.

4—Amendment of returns

 

 

 

(1)     A person who has furnished a return under this Schedule may request the permission of the Registrar to make a specified amendment of the return for the purpose of correcting an error or omission.

(2)     A request under subclause (1) must —

(a)     be by notice in writing signed by the person making the request; and

(b)    be lodged with the Registrar.

(3)     If—

(a)     a request has been made under subclause (1); and

(b)    the Registrar is satisfied that there is an error in, or omission from, the return to which the request relates,

the Registrar must amend the return, or permit the person making the request to amend the return, in accordance with the request.

 

 

 

(4)     The amendment of a return under this clause does not affect the liability of a person to be convicted of an offence arising out of the furnishing of the return.

5—Public inspection of returns

(1)     The Registrar must keep at the office of the Registrar each return furnished to the Registrar under this Schedule.

(2)     Subject to this clause, a person is entitled to inspect a copy of a return, without charge, during ordinary business hours at the office of the Registrar.

(3)     Subject to this clause, a person is entitled, on payment of a fee fixed by the regulations, to obtain a copy of a return available for inspection under this clause.

(4)     A person is not entitled to inspect or obtain a copy of a return until the end of 8 weeks after the day before which the return was required to be furnished to the Registrar.

(5)     The Registrar is only required to keep a return under this clause for a period of 3 years following the election to which the return relates.

6—Restrictions on publication

(1)     A person must not publish—

(a)     information derived from a return under this Schedule unless the information constitutes a fair and accurate summary of the information contained in the return and is published in the public interest; or

(b)    comment on the facts set forth in a return under this Schedule unless the comment is fair and published in the public interest and without malice.

 

 

 

(2)     If information or comment is published by a person in contravention of subclause (1), the person, and any person who authorised the publication of the information or comment, is guilty of an offence.

          Maximum penalty: $10 000.

7—General offences

(1)     A person who fails to furnish a return that the person is required to furnish under this Schedule within the time required by this Schedule is guilty of an offence.

          Maximum penalty: $5 000.

(2)     A person who furnishes a return or other information—

(a)     that the person is required to furnish under this Schedule; and

(b)    that contains a statement that is, to the knowledge of the person, false or misleading in a material particular,

is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: $5 000.

(3)     An allegation in a complaint that a specified person had not furnished a return of a specified kind as at a specified date will be taken to have been proved in the absence of proof to the contrary.

8—Certain gifts not to be received

(1)     It is unlawful for an officer of a registered association to receive a gift made to or for the benefit of the officer the amount or value of which is not less than $250 unless—

(a)     the name and address of the person making the gift are known to the officer; or

 

 

 

(b)    at the time when the gift is made, the person making the gift gives to the officer his or her name and address and he or she has no grounds to believe that the name and address so given are not the true name and address of the person making the gift.

(2)     It is unlawful for a candidate in an election to an office in a registered association, or a person acting on behalf of a candidate in an election to an office in a registered association, to receive a gift made to or for the benefit of the candidate the amount or value of which is not less than $250 unless—

(a)     the name and address of the person making the gift are known to the person receiving the gift; or

(b)    at the time when the gift is made, the person making the gift gives to the person receiving the gift his or her name and address and the person receiving the gift has no grounds to believe that the name and address so given are not the true name and address of the person making the gift.

(3)     A person who acts in contravention of this section is guilty of an offence.

          Maximum penalty: $5 000.

(4)     This clause does not apply in relation to any gift excluded from the ambit of this clause by the regulations.

9—Requirement to keep proper records

(1)     A person must, to such extent as is reasonable in the circumstances, keep in his or her possession all records relevant to completing a return under this Schedule.

Maximum penalty: $2 500.

 

 

 

(2)     A person must keep a record under subclause (1) for at least 3 years after the date on which the relevant return is required to be furnished to the Registrar under this Schedule.

          Maximum penalty: $2 500.

10—Failure to comply with Schedule

          A failure of a person to comply with a provision of this Schedule in relation to an election does not invalidate that election.

11—Related matters

(1)     For the purposes of this Schedule, the amount or value of a gift consisting of or including a disposition of property other than money is, if the regulations so provide, to be determined in accordance with principles set out or referred to in the regulations.

(2)     For the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)     a body corporate and any other body corporate that is related to the first mentioned body corporate is to be taken to be the same person; and

(b)    the question whether a body corporate is related to another body corporate is to be determined in the same manner as under the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

     

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. J. F. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 81 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 82 agreed to.

                                   Schedule 1 read.

 

 

 

 

                          The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 58, lines 8 to 13, to leave out all words in these lines and insert the following:

“(1)   A member of the Commission holding office immediately before the commencement of this clause may, by notice in writing to the Minister, elect to hold office under section 32 or 35 (as the case requires) of the principal Act, as enacted by this Act.

 (2)    If a member of the Commission holding office immediately before the commencement of this clause does not make an election under subclause (1) within 1 month after the commencement of this clause, it will be taken that the member wishes to hold office on the basis on which he or she was appointed and accordingly his or her term of office will cease at the end of the term for which he or she was appointed (unless the term comes to an end under the principal Act sooner), although such a member is then eligible for reappointment under the principal Act as amended by this Act.”.

                          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.

 

 

 

  25.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  26.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until tomorrow at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day of Sitting.

 

  27.

The following Messages from the House of Assembly were received and read -

Message No. 37

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 1 March 2005.                                                                       I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade 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.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
National Electricity
(South Australia)
(New National
Electricity Law)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 38

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Public Sector Management Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 2 March 2005.                                                                       I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade 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.

 

Public Sector
Management
(Chief Executive
Accountability)
Amendment Bill.

 

  28.

Council adjourned at two minutes past eleven o’clock until tomorrow at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

 

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

 

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

 

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo