[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 24

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  4  JUNE  1998

 

 

   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 Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

         By the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) -

                 River Murray Catchment Water Management Board - Initial Catchment Water Management Plan - May 1998.

 

Paper.

    3.

The Attorney-General tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Government Enterprises (The Hon. M. H. Armitage, M.P.) concerning SAGRIC International Pty. Ltd.

 

Paper

Tabled.

    4.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move an Instruction without notice.

                 Question put and passed, without a dissentient voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the Council.

Suspension of

Standing Orders.

 

                 The Hon. M. J. Elliott moved - That it be an Instruction to the Select Committee on the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation (Board Procedures, Rent, etc.) Amendment Bill that it consider whether the Principal Act might better address both the broad State interest and the range of special interests in pastoral lands.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Select Committee

on Pastoral Land Management and Conservation

(Board Procedures, Rent, etc.) Amendment Bill -

Instruction.

 

    5.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and the Wrongs Act 1936.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Leave to

Introduce

a Bill.

    6.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to Electoral Act 1985.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General 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.

 

Electoral 

(Abolition of Compulsory

Voting)

Amendment Bill.

    7.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Criminal Law Consolidation (Appeals) Amendment

Bill.

   8.

The Treasurer, according to leave granted this day, introduced a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and the Wrongs Act 1936.

                 Bill 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.

 

Statutes

Amendment

(Motor

Accidents) Bill.

    9.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

  10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the
Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) (Building and Development Work) 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 Transport and Urban Planning, 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.

 

Non-Metropolitan

Railways

(Transfer)

(Building and Development

Work)

Amendment

Bill.

 

  11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

12.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

  13.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Aerodrome Fees Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Aerodrome

Fees Bill.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning -

         I.      That in the opinion of this Council, a Joint Committee be appointed to inquire into and report upon all matters relating to transport safety in the State;

        II.      That in the event of the Joint Committee being appointed, the Legislative Council be represented thereon by three Members, of whom two shall form a quorum of Council Members necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee;

       III.      That Joint Standing Order No. 6 be so far suspended as to entitle the Chairman to vote on every question, but when the votes are equal the Chairman shall have also a casting vote; and

       IV.      That a Message be sent to the House of Assembly transmitting the foregoing Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto:

                  Debate resumed.

                  The Hon. C. A. Pickles moved to amend the motion by leaving out Paragraph III.

                  On motion of the Hon. S. M. Kanck, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Joint Committee

on Transport

Safety -

Motion re.

  15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Irrigation (Dissolution of Trusts) 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

 

                          Clause No. 1 read.

                 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.

 

Irrigation (Dissolution of Trusts)

Amendment

Bill.

 

  16.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Valuation of Land (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 6 further considered and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 7 to No. 17 agreed to.

                          Schedule amended and 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 with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Attorney-General, 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.

 

Valuation

of Land (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

  17.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 30 June 1998, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

18.

At twelve minutes past five o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At three minutes past seven o’clock  the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

 

  19.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the sitting of the Council to be extended beyond 6.30 p.m.

                 Question put and passed, without a dissentient voice, there being present a majority of the whole number of Members of the Council.

 

Suspension of Standing Orders.

  20.

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

Message No. 70

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 4 June 1998.                                                                          J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Message from

House of

Assembly:

National Electricity (South Australia) (Commencement)

Amendment

Bill.

 

  21.

Council adjourned at seven minutes past seven o’clock until Tuesday, 30 June 1998, 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. 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