SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 48

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  3  APRIL  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 Clerk announced that the following Petitions had been lodged for presentation:

By the Hon S. M. Kanck from 567 residents of South Australia, concerning the extraction of water from the River Murray.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will do all in its power to promote the buy-back of water allocations by State and Federal Governments in order to improve environmental flows and support sustainable agriculture.

Petitions:
No. 20 - Water
Allocations and
River
Murray
Environmental
Flows.

 

                 By the Hon. M. C. Parnell from 354 residents of South Australia, concerning ethical superannuation choices. The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will call on the Government to -

  • instruct SuperSA to offer an ethical superannuation option for all its fund members;
  • instruct SuperSA to commission a review of its major investment portfolios to explore opportunities of investing in ways that exhibit greater social responsibility and that result in more positive outcomes for our environment, society and economy.

 

No. 21 - Ethical
Superannuation
Choices.

   4.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Treasurer (The Hon. K. O. Foley, M.P.) concerning the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   6.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Evidence and
Procedure) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 28 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 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.

 

 

   7.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Controlled
Substances (Drug
Detection Powers)
Amendment Bill.

 

   8.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. G. E. Gago), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Water Security (The Hon. K. A. Maywald, M.P.) concerning Watering Times.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   9.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. J. Stephens, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Public Order
Offences) Bill.

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Double Jeopardy) 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.

 

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Double Jeopardy)
Amendment Bill.

11.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

Firearms (Firearms
Prohibition Orders)
Amendment Bill.

12.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Police
Superannuation) Bill.

13.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statute Law
Revision Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Schedule 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 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.

 

 

15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 11 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

Council adjourned at twenty nine 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