SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 3

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  2  MAY  2007

 

 

 

   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 Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the First Report, 2007, of the Legislative Review Committee, which was read by the Clerk as follows -

                 The Regulation listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken on this matter and it is necessary for a Notice 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
Regulation, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                 Regulation referred to -

Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 - Licensed Agents and Process Servers.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
First Report,
2007.

 

    3.

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

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

                 Local Government Activities by the State Electoral Office - Report, 2005-2006.

 

Paper.

   4.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Industrial Relations (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning Daylight Savings Consultation.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   5.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

   6.

The Hon. S. M. Kanck, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Natural Resources Committee conduct an inquiry into uses of the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin and their impacts in respect of South Australia, with particular reference to:

            I.   The forms of agriculture which are consistent with the sustainable use of water resources (including relevant riparian, groundwater and artesian sources);

          II.   The extent to which the natural processes of the basin are being altered to suit the needs of irrigation, and the impact this has on South Australia’s water supplies;

         III.   The economic value of agriculture and its impact on water and environmental sustainability;

         IV.   Alternatives to water-intensive primary industries including:

(a)     Strategies for their continuation or cessation, and

(b)    What assistance would be required by communities and individuals reliant on crops that are identified as unsustainable;

          V.   The impact of managed investment schemes and large corporate agribusinesses on downstream small irrigators, rural communities and the environment in South Australia.

         VI.   The amount of water allocated to ‘sleeper licences’ and the proportion of that water which is not being used;

        VII.   The risks of and need for appropriate regulatory controls for the expansion of water trading across the basin; and

      VIII.   Any other related matter.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Uses of Water of the
Murray-Darling
Basin -
Natural Resources
Committee to
inquire into -
Motion re.

   7.

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Motor Vehicles (Expiation of Offences) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Motor Vehicles
(Expiation of
Offences)
Amendment Bill.

   8.

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Summary Procedure (Paedophile Restraining Orders) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Summary
Procedure
(Paedophile
Restraining Orders)
Amendment Bill.

   9.

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Serious Criminal Trespass) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Criminal Procedure
(Serious Criminal
Trespass)
Amendment Bill.

10.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Council expresses its grave concern at the Government’s failure to provide ongoing funding for non-Government mental health providers.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Funding of
Non-Government
Mental Health
Providers -
Motion re.

11.

The Hon. S. G. Wade, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Legislative Council, at the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government, acknowledges the contribution of Members of the Parliament of South Australia who have served and continue to serve with a disability and commits itself to promoting the full participation of people with a disability in the life of the Parliament and the State.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Members of
Parliament with
Disabilities -
Motion re.

12.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Victims of Crime (Victim Participation) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Victims of Crime
(Victim
Participation)
Amendment Bill.

13.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Road Traffic (Previous Convictions) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Road Traffic
(Previous
Convictions)
Amendment Bill.

14.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Gaming Machines (Club One) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Gaming Machines
(Club One)
Amendment Bill.

15.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Lottery and Gaming (Betting on Losing) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Lottery and Gaming
(Betting on Losing)
Amendment Bill.

16.

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. S. G. Wade, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Road Traffic
(Compulsory Blood
Tests) Amendment
Bill.

17.

The Hon. A. M. Bressington, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Education (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Education (Random
Drug Testing)
Amendment Bill.

18.

The Hon. R. I. Lucas, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Council notes the recent Australian Electoral Commission disclosure returns and other related matters.

                 And the Hon. R. I. Lucas having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 30 May 2007.

 

Australian Electoral
Commission
Disclosure Returns -
Motion re.

19.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address in Reply, as read, be adopted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. D. W. Ridgway having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Address in Reply.

20.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 7 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

21.

The Minister for Police, according to order, moved - That the Psychological Practice Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Psychological
Practice Bill.

 

22.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

26.

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

Message No. 1

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has appointed Mrs. Geraghty, the Hon. G. M. Gunn, Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Pisoni to act with Mr. Speaker as Members of the Standing Orders Committee, with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Standing Orders Committee of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 April 2007.                                                                  J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Standing Orders
Committee.

 

Message No. 2

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has appointed a Publishing Committee consisting of Ms. Ciccarello, Mr. Koutsantonis, Mr. Pederick, Mr. Pengilly and Ms. Thompson with power to act during the recess and to confer or sit as a Joint Committee with any Printing Committee of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 April 2007.                                                                  J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Publishing
Committee.

 

Message No. 3

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Mr. Pisoni to the Public Works Committee in place of Mr. Hamilton-Smith.

House of Assembly, 24 April 2007.                                                                  J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Public Works
Committee.

27.

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

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

 

28.

Council adjourned at three minutes past six 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. 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. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

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