[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 41

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  4  JUNE  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.

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

 

Legislative

Review

Committee - Eighteenth

Report, 1996-97.

 

   3.

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

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

   4.

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Final Report of the Joint Committee on Living Resources be noted.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Minister for Transport, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Joint Committee on Living Resources - Final Report

to be noted -

Motion re.

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   6.

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:

                 Debate resumed.

The Hon.

 J. F. Stefani -

Motion for

censure of.

 

 

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani tabled a copy of a letter appearing in The Greek News on Thursday, 2 November 1995 to the Hon. Mike Rann, M.P. from Mr. Jim Milanko, President, Macedonian Orthodox Community.

Paper Tabled.

 

 

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani tabled a copy of a letter to Mr. Bill Metaxiotis, The Greek News Weekly, from The Hon. M. S. Feleppa, dated 23 July 1997.

Paper Tabled.

 

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani tabled a copy a Press Release issued through the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on 5 September 1996.

Paper Tabled.

 

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani tabled Statutory Declarations from Peter Demouritzidis, dated 2 June 1997, Gerry Karidis, dated 3 June 1997, Peter Paleologos, dated 3 June 1997 and Jim Dimitrios, dated 3 June 1997.

                 On motion of the Minister for Education and Children’s Services, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Paper Tabled.

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   8.

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:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. J.A.W. Levy having obtained leave to conclude her remarks, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Statutory Authorities

Review Committee -

Report on Boards of

Statutory Authorities: Recruitment, Gender

Composition, Remuneration

and Performance

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

   9.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

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 Minister for Education and Children’s Services, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Constitution (Parliamentary Terms)

Amendment Bill.

11.

Ordered - That 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 - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Minister for Transport having obtained leave to conclude her remarks, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Statutory Authorities

Review Committee -

Report on Boards of

Statutory Authorities: Recruitment,

Gender Composition, Remuneration

and Performance

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

12.

At two minutes past 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.

 

13.

Ordered - That 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 - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Statutory Authorities

Review Committee -

Report on Boards of

Statutory Authorities: Recruitment, Gender

Composition, Remuneration

and Performance

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

14.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 12 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

15.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, according to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991.

                 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.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Cameron, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Roads (Opening

and Closing) (Parliamentary Disallowance

of Closures) Amendment Bill.

16.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 to No. 19 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

17.

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. B.S.L. Pfitzner, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Voluntary

Euthanasia

Bill.

18.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 21 and No. 22 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

19.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 23 be discharged.

 

Business

Discharged.

 

20.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 24 to No. 28 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 2 July 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Dentists (Clinical Dental Technicians) 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 to No. 3 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 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.

 

Dentists

(Clinical Dental

Technicians) Amendment

Bill.

22.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, at the request and on behalf of the Minister for Transport, 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 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.

 

Road Traffic (Expressways) Amendment Bill.

23.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, at the request and on behalf of Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 1985.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and 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.

 

Electoral

(Computer Vote Counting) Amendment

Bill.

24.

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.

25.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

26.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Casino 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 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 4 to No. 19 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 20 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 21 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 22 and No. 23 agreed to.

                          New clause No. 23A inserted.

                          Clauses No. 24 to No. 27 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 28 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 29 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 30 struck out.

                          New clause No. 30 inserted.

                          New clause No. 30A inserted.

                          New clause No. 30B inserted.

                          Clause No. 31 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 32 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 33 amended and agreed to.

                          New clause No. 33A inserted.

                          Clause No. 34 struck out.

                          New clause No. 34 inserted.

                          New clause No. 34A inserted.

                          New clause No. 34B inserted.

                          Clause No. 35 struck out.

                          New clause No. 35 inserted.

                          Clause No. 36 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 37 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 38 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 39 agreed to.

                          New clause No. 39A inserted.

                          Clauses No. 40 to No. 46 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 47 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 48 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 49 to No. 65 agreed to.

                          Schedule 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 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.

 

Casino Bill.

27.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Gaming Supervisory Authority (Administrative Restructuring) 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 to 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 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.

 

Gaming

Supervisory Authority (Administrative Restructuring) Amendment

Bill.

28.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Liquor Licensing (Administrative Restructuring) 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 to No. 4 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 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.

 

Liquor Licensing (Administrative Restructuring) Amendment

Bill.

29.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

30.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

31.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 and No. 13 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

32.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Pay-roll Tax and Taxation Administration) 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 to No. 11 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 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.

 

Statutes

Amendment

(Pay-roll Tax

and Taxation Administration)

Bill.

33.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 15 to No. 17 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting

 

Postponement

of Business.

34.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Equal Opportunity (Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Equal Opportunity

(Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill.

35.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General’s Portfolio) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes  Amendment (Attorney-General’s Portfolio) Bill.

36.

The following Message from the House of Assembly was received and read -

Message No. 101

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly requests that the Legislative Council give permission to the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (Hon. R. I. Lucas), the Attorney-General (Hon. K. T. Griffin) and the Minister for Transport (Hon. D. V. Laidlaw), Members of the Legislative Council, to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

House of Assembly, 4 June 1997.                                                                            G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services moved - That the Minister for Education and Children’s Services, the Attorney-General and the Minister for Transport have leave to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committee of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill, if they think fit.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Message from

House of Assembly:

Estimates

Committees -

Leave to Council

Ministers to attend and give evidence.

37.

Council adjourned at sixteen minutes to twelve o’clock midnight until tomorrow at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

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. B.S.L. Pfitzner

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