[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 44

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  2  JULY  1997

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. H.P.K. Dunn) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of

Council.

   2.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 134, 182, 192, 196, 197, 208, 210, 211, 213 to 215, 217 to 220 and 226 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to

Questions on

Notice.

   3.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson brought up the Nineteenth Report, 1996-97 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee - Nineteenth

Report, 1996-97.

 

   4.

The Minister for Transport (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources (The Hon. D. C. Wotton, M.P.) concerning Cobblers Creek Recreation Reserve.

 

Paper

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. R. R. Roberts, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994 concerning Unfair Dismissals, made on 29 May 1997 and laid on the Table of this Council on 3 June 1997, be disallowed.

                 And the Hon. R. R. Roberts having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Industrial and Employee

Relations Act - Regulations -

Unfair Dismissals -

Motion for Disallowance of.

 

   7.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned on the motion of the Hon. P. Nocella - That the Hon. J. F. Stefani be censured for his involvement in the deliberate falsification and widespread distribution of the Report by the Hon. P. Nocella on his Study Tour encompassing Italy, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece from 11 August to 21 September 1996 (as required by Rule No. 15 of the Members of Parliament Travel Entitlement Rules) in an attempt to defame the Hon. P. Nocella as a Member of this Council:

The Hon.

 J. F. Stefani -

Motion for

censure of.

 

 

 

                 Debate resumed.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved to amend the motion by leaving out “widespread”.

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

                 Question - That the motion moved by the Hon. P. Nocella and as amended by the Hon. S. M. Kanck, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

 

   9.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on Boards of Statutory Authorities: Recruitment, Gender Composition, Remuneration and Performance, be noted:

                 Question - put and passed.

 

Statutory Authorities

Review Committee -

Report on Boards of

Statutory Authorities: Recruitment,

Gender Compostion, Remuneration

and Performance

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

12.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 8 be discharged.

 

Business

Discharged.

 

13.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 to No. 11 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

14.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Constitution (Parliamentary Terms)

Amendment

Bill.

 

15.

At three minutes to six o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

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

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

 

16.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. C. Irwin, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Development

(Tele-

communications)

Amendment

Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 to No. 18 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

  18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott - That the Legislative Council requests that the Minister for Health extend the trialing of cannabinoid “dronabinal” for medical purposes to include the trialing of cannabis to eligible patients:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Trialing of cannabinoid “dronabinal”

for medical

purposes -

Motion re.

19.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 20 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

20.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Voluntary

Euthanasia

Bill.

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts - That the issues associated with the protection, availability and use of surface and subterranean water in the northern regions of the State be investigated by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Surface and Subterranean

Water in the

Northern Regions

of the State - Environment, Resources and Development Committee to investigate -

Motion re.

 

22.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 23 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

23.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Controlled Substances (Cannabis Decriminalisation) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Controlled Substances (Cannabis Decriminalisation)

Amendment

Bill.

 

24.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and 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 without amendment; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, 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.

 

Food (Labelling) Amendment

Bill.

25.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Education (Compulsory School Age) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Education (Compulsory

School Age)

Amendment

Bill.

 

26.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 27 and No. 28 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

27.

The Minister for Transport, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the implementation of a Commonwealth-State agreement relating to the privatisation of non-metropolitan railways; and for other purposes.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Non-

Metropolitan Railways

(Transfer) Bill.

28.

The Minister for Transport, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the operation of railways and access to railway services on fair commercial terms; and for other purposes.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

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

 

Railways (Operations

and Access)

Bill.

29.

The Attorney-General, according to order, moved - That the Appropriation Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Appropriation

Bill.

30.

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

                 Debate resumed.

Retail Shop Leases

Amendment Bill.

 

 

The Attorney-General tabled a memorandum from him to all members of the Retail Shop Leases Advisory Committee, dated 24 June 1997, together with attachments.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 read.

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And it being twelve of the clock:

THURSDAY  2  JULY  1997

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                 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.

 

Paper Tabled.

31.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

32.

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

Message No. 109

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Racing Act 1976, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 2 July 1997.                                                                          G. M. GUNN Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Messages from

House of

Assembly:

Racing (Miscellaneous)

Amendment

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 110

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 2 July 1997.                                                                          G. M. GUNN Speaker.

 

Road Traffic

(U-Turns at

Traffic Lights)

Amendment

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 111

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 2 July 1997.                                                                          G. M. GUNN Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Construction Industry Long Service Leave

(Transitional Provisions) Amendment

Bill.

33.

Council adjourned at fifteen minutes past twelve o’clock midnight until today at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. G. Weatherill