SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 26

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  3  DECEMBER  2003

 

 

 

    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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation

        (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 Reports, 2002-2003 -

                          Balaklava and Riverton Districts Health Service Inc.

                          Bio Innovation SA.

                          Coober Pedy Hospital and Health Services Inc.

                          Eyre Regional Health Service.

                          Flinders Medical Centre.

                          Flinders Medical Centre - Financial and Statistical.

                          Meningie and Districts Memorial Hospital and Health Services Inc.

                           Northern Metropolitan Community Health Service.

                          Quorn Health Services Inc.

                          Riverland Health Authority Inc.

                          South East Regional Health Service Inc. (Incorporating South East Regional Community Health Service).

                 The University of Adelaide - Report, 2002.

 

Papers.

 

   3.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Ninth Report, 2003-2004 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 -

Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 - Instalment Contracts.

Public Corporations Act 1993 - Industrial and Commercial Premises Corporation Revocation.

Public Corporations Act 1993 - Land Management Corporation Amendments.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Ninth Report,
2003-2004.

 

   4.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Tenth Report, 2003-2004, of the Legislative Review Committee.

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Tenth Report,
2003-2004.

 

 

   5.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development (The Hon. R. J. McEwen, M.P.) concerning Government Decisions on the Review of the Department for Business, Manufacturing and Trade.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   6.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Tourism (The Hon. J. D. Lomax-Smith, M.P.) concerning an Overhaul of the State’s Employment and Training Programs.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   7.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

 

    8.

Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

    9.

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Internet and Interactive Gambling and Gambling by other means of Telecommunication in South Australia to be brought up.

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

 

Select Committee
on Internet and
Interactive Gambling
and Gambling by
other means of
Telecommunication
in
South Australia.

 

 

  10.

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Pitjantjatjara Land Rights to be brought up.

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

 

Select Committee
on
Pitjantjatjara
Land Rights.

 

 

  11.

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Staffing, Resourcing and Efficiency of the South Australia Police to be brought up.

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

 

Select Committee on
Staffing, Resourcing
and Efficiency of the
South Australia
Police.

 

  12.

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Mount Gambier District Health Service to be brought up.

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

 

Select Committee on
Mount Gambier
District Health
Service.

 

  13.

Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Status of Fathers in South Australia to be brought up.

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

 

Select Committee on
the Status of Fathers
in
South Australia.

 

  14.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 48 and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

15.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the National Parks and Wildlife (Innamincka Regional Reserve) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 5, which the Hon. T. J. Stephens had moved to amend on page 2, line 20, by leaving out “Rights” and inserting “Subject to subsection (2a), rights” and after line 23, to insert:

                          “(2a)    However, mining rights may be acquired and exercised in respect of a zone created under this section if

(a)     the rights will only be exercised from land contiguous to the zone; and

National Parks and
Wildlife (Innamincka
Regional Reserve)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

(b)    the exercise of the rights will not result in a disturbance of the surface of land within the zone.

                           (2b)     A mining right acquired in respect of a zone created under this section may only be exercised in accordance with any conditions or directions given by the Minister responsible for the administration of this Act.”

        - further considered.

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

                          Clause No. 5 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 6 agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

_____________________

 

                 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 Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

 

 

  16.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 48 and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 6 and No. 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Victims of Crime (Criminal Injuries Compensation Regulations) 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.

                          Clause No. 3 read.

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 7, lines 2 and 3, to leave out “the Crown Solicitor has given prior agreement” and insert the following:

      “(i)      the Crown Solicitor has given prior agreement; or

      (ii)       the court is satisfied that the report of more than one expert in the specialty is necessary to provide the court with the evidence required for the determination of the matter;”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Victims of Crime
(Criminal Injuries
Compensation
Regulations)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 14

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 7

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 7, lines 4 to 13, to leave out paragraph (c).

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 7

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 3, as amended and otherwise amended, agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

_____________________

 

                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported that the Committee had considered the Bill and had agreed to the same with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

 

  18.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 31 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 32.

 

Postponement
of Business.

19.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. C. Zollo - That the Legislative Council congratulates the Government on retaining 100 per cent of the open space at Lochiel Park, which the Hon. T. G. Cameron had moved to amend by leaving out all words after “That the Legislative Council” and inserting “commends SPACE, Mr. Joe Scalzi, Member for Hartley, the Hons. Nick Xenophon, Andrew Evans and Sandra Kanck, Ms.L.C. for their contribution in maintaining pressure on the Government to honour its pre-election promise to retain 100% of Lochiel Park and that it congratulates the Government for honouring 70% of that promise.”:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. T. G. Cameron having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Retention of
Open  Space at
Lochiel Park -
Motion re.

20.

At two 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.

21.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Council congratulates the Hon. Diana Laidlaw for being awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Flinders University for her commitment to creating a supportive climate for the visual and performing arts in the State.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Honorary Doctorate
awarded by
Flinders
University to The
Hon. Diana Laidlaw -
Motion re.

  22.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  23.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 8 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

24.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. S. M. Kanck -

               I.      That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be established to enquire into and report on the electricity industry in South Australia with the view to reducing the price for households and small businesses, with particular reference to -

(a)     the effect of the National Electricity Market on retail prices;

(b)    the effect of the lease of the electricity assets on the retail price, in particular the effect of distribution and network charges;

(c)     the nature of cross-subsidies within the market;

(d)    non-disclosure of standing contract prices committed to by retailers for the purchase of their electricity;

(e)     the effectiveness of the Essential Services Commission Act, including the interaction between the Minister and the Commissioner;

(f)     options for the future, including increasing supply and managing demand;

(g)    service standards, including electricity supply and reliability; and

(h)    any other related matters.

             II.      That Standing Order No. 389 be 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 as 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 resumed.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved to amend the motion in paragraph II, after “That” by inserting “the Committee consist of six Members and that the quorum of Members necessary to be present at all meetings of the Committee be fixed at four Members and that”.

                 Question - That the words proposed to be inserted by the Hon. N. Xenophon in paragraph II be so inserted - put and passed.

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

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck then moved - That the Select Committee consist of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Hon. R. I. Lucas, the Hon. R. K. Sneath, the Hon. T. J. Stephens, the Hon. N. Xenophon and the mover.

                 Question put and passed.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved - That the Select Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place, and to report on Wednesday, 7 July 2004.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Electricity Industry
in
South Australia -
Motion for Select
Committee on.

  25.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 12 to No. 17 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

26.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 18 be discharged.

 

Business Discharged.

 

27.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. K. Sneath - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on an Inquiry into the South Australian Housing Trust, be noted:

                 Question put and passed.

 

Report of the
Statutory Authorities
Review Committee
on an Inquiry into the
South Australian
Housing Trust.

 

  28.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 20 to No. 22 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

29.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. K. J. Reynolds - That the South Australian Parliament condemns mandatory detention and the Pacific Solution as crimes against humanity:

                 Debate resumed.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after “That the South Australian Parliament” and inserting “condemns the Pacific Solution as a form of detention that slows down the process of assessment and causes asylum seekers significant delays and uncertainty.  Further, the South Australian Parliament condemns the policy of returning asylum seekers to countries which do not have genuine and acceptable human rights protections.”.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. Gilfillan, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Mandatory
Detention and
Pacific Solution -
Motion re.

  30.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 24 to No. 31, No. 33 and No. 34 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

31.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

State Supply
(Procurement
of Software)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. I. Gilfillan (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola (Teller)

 

32.

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

Message No. 38

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill returned herewith entitled an Act to amend the Southern State Superannuation Act 1994 and to repeal the Superannuation (Visiting Medical Officers) Act 1993, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 1 December 2003.                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Southern State
Superannuation
(Visiting Medical
Officers)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 39

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that, pursuant to section 15K of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, it has appointed Mr. Caica, Ms. Ciccarello, Ms. Maywald and Mr. Williams, to the Natural Resources Committee.

House of Assembly, 3 December 2003.                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved - That pursuant to section 15K of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, The Hon. S. M. Kanck, The Hon. C. V. Schaefer and the Hon. R  K. Sneath be appointed as Members of this Council on the Natural Resources Committee.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Natural Resources
Committee -
Appointment of
Members.

 

 

Message No. 40

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has disagreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Highways (Authorised Transport Infrastructure Projects) Amendment Bill but has made alternative amendments as indicated in the annexed Schedule.  The House of Assembly returns the Bill and desires its reconsideration.

House of Assembly, 3 December 2003.                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Highways
(Authorised
Transport
Infrastructure
Projects)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

to which the House of Assembly has disagreed

Amendment No 1—

Clause 5, page 3, lines 7 and 8—

Delete heading to Part 3A and substitute:

Part 3A—Port River Expressway Project

Amendment No 2—

Clause 5, page 3 (new section 39A), lines 15 to 18—

Delete definition of authorised project and substitute:

authorised project means the Port River Expressway Project;

Amendment No 3—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), lines 9 to 21—

Delete definition of project

Amendment No 4—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), lines 23 and 24—

Delete "an authorised project or any part of an authorised project" and insert:

the authorised project or any part of the authorised project

Amendment No 5—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), lines 26 and 27—

Delete "an authorised project or a particular part or aspect of an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project or a particular part or aspect of the authorised project

Amendment No 6—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), lines 32 and 33—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project


Amendment No 7—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), line 35—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 8—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), line 38—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 9—

Clause 5, page 4 (new section 39A), lines 39 and 40—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 10—

Clause 5, page 5 (new section 39B), lines 22 to 35—

Delete subsections (1), (2) and (3) and substitute:

(1)      A project outline must be published by proclamation for the authorised project—

(a)     containing—

(i)      reasonable particulars of the principal features of the project; and

(ii)     any information about the project required under the regulations; and

(b)     specifying the land to which the project applies.

Amendment No 11—

Clause 5, page 5 (new section 39B), line 38—

Delete "a particular project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 12—

Clause 5, page 6 (new section 39B), lines 5 to 8—

Delete subsection (6)

Amendment No 13—

Clause 5, page 6 (new section 39C), line 10—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 14—

Clause 5, page 6 (new section 39C), lines 18 and 19—

Delete "an authorised project, or a particular part or aspect of an authorised project," and substitute:

the authorised project or a particular part or aspect of the authorised project

 

 

Amendment No 15—

Clause 5, page 6 (new section 39D), line 33—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 16—

Clause 5, page 6 (new section 39D), line 35—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 17—

Clause 5, page 7 (new section 39E), line 3—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 18—

Clause 5, page 9 (new section 39I), line 13—

Delete "a proposed" and substitute:

the

Amendment No 19—

Clause 5, page 9 (new section 39I), line 15—

Delete "an authorised project" and substitute:

the authorised project

Amendment No 20—

Clause 5, page 9 (new section 39J), lines 23 and 24—

Delete "Port River Expressway Project" and substitute:

authorised project

 

Schedule of the alternative amendments made by the House of Assembly

Clause 5, page 5, (new section 39B(1)), lines 22 to 25—

Delete these lines and substitute:

(1)     The Governor may make a regulation declaring a particular project to be an authorised project.

Clause 5, page 5, (new section 39B(2)), line 26—

Delete "proclamation" and substitute:

regulation

Clause 5, page 5, (new section 39B(3)), lines 34 and 35—

Delete these lines and substitute:

(3)     A regulation must be made containing a project outline for the Port River Expressway Project.

Clause 5, page 5, (new section 39B(4), line 37—

Delete "proclamation" and substitute:

Regulation

Clause 5, (new section 39B), page 6, after line 8—

Insert:

(7)     The Governor is not required to have the recommendation of the Commissioner for the making of a regulation under this section.

D. A. BRIDGES, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

 

 

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

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

 

In the Committee

 

                 Resolved - That Amendments No. 1 to No. 20 be not insisted on and that the alternative amendments made by the House of Assembly be agreed to.

_____________________

 

                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported accordingly; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

 

 

 

Message No. 41

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to establish a statutory corporation, Zero Waste SA, with the function of reforming waste management in the State; to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 3 December 2003.                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Zero Waste SA
Bill.

  33.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 36 and No. 37 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2003.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  34.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 38 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  35.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 39 to No. 45 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 46.

 

Postponement
of Business.

36.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) (Overseas Travel) 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 Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Members of
Parliament
(Register of Interests)
(Overseas Travel)
Amendment Bill.

37.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Summary Offences
(Loitering)
Amendment Bill.

  38.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 40 to No. 42 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2003.

 

Postponement
of Business.

39.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Equal Opportunity (Carer’s Responsibilities) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Equal Opportunity
(Carer’s
Responsibilities)
Amendment Bill.

  40.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 44 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

41.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Gene Technology (Responsibility for the Spread of Genetically Modified Plant Material) 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 Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Gene Technology
(Responsibility for
the Spread of
Genetically Modified
Plant Material) Bill.

  42.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 47 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  43.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 23 and No. 48 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  44.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 18 February 2004.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  45.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

  46.

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

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

  47.

Council adjourned at twenty-four minutes to twelve o’clock until tomorrow at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

_________________________

 

 

 

 

 

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. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon