[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 2

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY 3 DECEMBER 1997

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. J. C. Irwin) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of

Council.

   2.

The following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Justice (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) -

                 Reports, 1996-97 -

                          Public Trustee.

                          South Australian Office of Financial Supervision.

                          State Electoral Office.

 

Papers.

   3.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Education, Children’s Services and Training (The Hon. M. R. Buckby, M.P.) concerning Education and School Closures.

 

Paper

Tabled.

 

   4.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment and Heritage (The Hon.
D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning Codes of Practice for Stormwater Pollution Prevention.

 

Paper

Tabled.

   5.

The Treasurer tabled supporting documents relating to the Proposal to Restructure the agencies within the tourism, recreation and sport portfolios.

 

Paper

Tabled.

   6.

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

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be taken into consideration forthwith.

 

Ordering of

Business.

   8.

The Treasurer, moved - That for this Session, Standing Order No. 14 be suspended.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Suspension

of Standing

Order No. 14.

   9.

Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Private Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

10.

The Hon. T. G. Roberts, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994 concerning unfair Dismissal, made on 4 September 1997 and laid on the Table of this Council on 2 December 1997, be disallowed.

                 On motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Suspension

of Standing

Orders.

11.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Education Act 1972.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. M. J. Elliott then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Treasurer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Education (Government

School Closures) Amendment

Bill.

12.

Ordered - separately - That Notices of Motion (Private Business) No. 5 to No. 7 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

13.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the payment of unclaimed superannuation benefits to the Treasurer; and for other purposes.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Treasurer then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 Debate ensued.

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

 

Unclaimed Superannuation Benefits Bill.

14.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Treasurer then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 Debate ensued.

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

 

Local

Government (Holdfast

Quays)

Amendment

Bill.

15.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Treasurer 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.

 

Gaming

 Machines

(Gaming Venues

in Shopping

Centres)

Amendment

Bill.

16.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That she 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 Minister for Transport and Urban Planning 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.

 

Road Traffic

(Speed Zones)

Amendment

Bill.

17.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make a related amendment to the Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Development) Act 1993.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning 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.

 

Development (Building Rules)

Amendment

Bill.

18.

The Treasurer, according to order, from the Committee appointed to prepare a Draft Address-in-Reply to the Opening Speech of His Excellency the Governor, brought up the Draft Address, which was read by the Clerk as follows:

                 To His Excellency Sir Eric James Neal, Companion of the Order of Australia, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor in and over the State of South Australia in the Commonwealth of Australia:

                 MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY -

                       1.   We, the Members of the Legislative Council, thank Your Excellency for the speech with which you have been pleased to open Parliament.

                       2.   We assure Your Excellency that we will give our best attention to all matters placed before us.

                       3.   We earnestly join in Your Excellency’s prayer for the Divine blessing on the proceedings of the Session.

        The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins moved - That the Address-in-Reply, as read, be adopted.

        The Hon.C. V. Schaefer having seconded the motion:

        Debate ensued.

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

 

Address-in-

Reply.

19.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes

Amendment (Ministers of

the Crown)

Bill.

 

20.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

21.

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

Message No. 1

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has appointed a Standing Orders Committee consisting of the Speaker and Messrs. Atkinson, DeLaine, Lewis and Meier, 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, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Messages from

House of

Assembly:

Standing Orders Committee.

 

 

Message No. 2

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has appointed a Printing Committee consisting of Mr. Brokenshire, Ms. Hurley and Messrs. Hamilton-Smith, Koutsantonis and Venning, 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, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Printing

Committee.

 

 

Message No. 3

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that, pursuant to section 5 of the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985, it has appointed Mr. DeLaine and the Hon. D. C. Wotton to act with Mr. Speaker as Members of the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee.  The House of Assembly has also appointed Mr. Venning as the alternate Member of the Committee to Mr. Speaker, Mr. Snelling alternate Member to Mr. DeLaine and Mr. Meier alternate Member to the Hon. D. C. Wotton.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Joint

Parliamentary Services

Committee.

 

 

Message No. 4

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that the following Members have been appointed to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee, viz.: Ms. Key, Mrs. Maywald and Mr. Venning.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Environment, Resources and Development Committee.

 

 

Message No. 5

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that the following Members have been appointed to the Legislative Review Committee, viz.: Mr. Condous, Mrs. Geraghty and Mr. Meier.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee.

 

 

Message No. 6

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that the following Members have been appointed to the Social Development Committee, viz.: Messrs. Atkinson and Scalzi and the Hon. R. B. Such.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Social

Development Committee

 

 

Message No. 7

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that the following Members have been appointed to the Statutory Officers Committee, viz.: Messrs. Atkinson, Hamilton-Smith and Lewis.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Statutory

Officers

Committee.

 

 

Message No. 8

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that the following Members have been appointed to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation, viz.: the Hon. M. H. Armitage, Ms. Key and Mrs. Penfold.

House of Assembly, 2 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Parliamentary

Committee on Occupational

Safety,

Rehabilitation and

Compensation.

 

 

Message No. 9

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Land Tax 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 3 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.         Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Justice 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.

 

Land Tax

(Land Held

On Trust) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 10

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to make provision for the regulation of third party access to natural gas pipeline systems; to repeal the Natural Gas Pipelines Access Act 1995, to amend the Gas Act 1997 and Petroleum Act 1940; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 3 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.         Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Justice 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.

 

Gas Pipelines

Access (South Australia) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 11

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Gas Act 1997, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 3 December 1997.                                                             J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.         Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Justice 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.

 

Gas

(Miscellaneous)

Amendment

Bill.

22.

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

 

Next Day

of Sitting

 

23.

Council adjourned at six 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. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

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

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo