[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 48

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  4  AUGUST  1999

 

 

 

   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 Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

   3.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers, Question Time and Statements of Matters of Interest to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

                 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.

   4.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business), Notices of Motion (Government Business) and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 8.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   5.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Industrial and Employee Relations (Workplace Relations) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

Industrial and Employee Relations (Workplace Relations) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Ayes, 12

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. K. T. Griffin(Teller)

Noes, 9

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

 

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business), Notices of Motion (Government Business) and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 7 and No. 9 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the New Tax System Price Exploitation Code (South Australia) 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. 35 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 36 being a money clause, no question was put on the clause.

                          Clause No. 37 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 Treasurer, 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.

 

New Tax System Price Exploitation Code (South Australia) Bill.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business), Notices of Motion (Government Business) and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 7 and No. 9 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   9.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Casino (Licence) Amendment Bill.

 

10.

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

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

11.

The Hon. A. J. Redford brought up the Eighteenth Report, 1998-99 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative Review Committee -

Eighteenth

Report, 1998-99.

 

12.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning brought up the Interim Report of the Joint Committee on Transport Safety.

 

Joint Committee on Transport Safety - Interim Report.

13.

The Treasurer 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.) on Surf Education Programs.

 

Paper  Tabled.

14.

The Attorney-General, by leave, tabled a copy of a Summary Report on the Status of Selected Species in the River Murray and Lakes and Coorong Fisheries.

 

Paper Tabled.

15.

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That Sessional Standing Order relating to Statements on Matters of Interest be suspended for this day.

                 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 Sessional

Standing Order.

16.

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

                 Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit during the recess and to report on the first day of next session.

 

Select Committee on Internet and Interactive Home Gambling and Gambling by

other means of Telecommunications in South Australia.

 

17.

On the Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Outsourcing of State Government Services to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit during the recess and to report on the first day of next session.

 

Select Committee

on the Outsourcing of State Government Services.

 

18.

On the Order of the Day read for the Report of the Select Committee on Wild Dog Issues in the State of South Australia to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the Committee have leave to sit during the recess and to report on the first day of next session.

 

Select Committee

on Wild Dog Issues

in the State of

South Australia

19.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the State Records Act 1997 concerning Police Exclusion, made on 25 March 1999 and laid on the Table of this Council on 25 May 1999, be disallowed.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. D. Lawson, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

State Records Act - Regulations -

Police Exclusion  - Motion for disallowance of.

 

20.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Regulations under the Road Traffic Act 1961 concerning Photographic Detection Devices, made on 13 May 1999 and laid on the Table of this Council on 25 May 1999, be disallowed.

                 Ordered - That the Order of the Day be discharged.

 

Road Traffic Act - Photographic Detection Devices  - Motion for disallowance of.

Business

Discharged.

 

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
P. Holloway - That the General Regulations under the Police Act 1998, made on 30 June 1999 and laid on the Table of this Council on 6 July 1999, be disallowed:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

Police Act -

General

Regulations -

Motion for disallowance of.

 

 

Ayes, 11

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. K. T. Griffin (Teller)

 

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
T. G. Cameron - That the Regulations under the Passenger Transport Act 1994 concerning Vehicle Accreditation, made on 17 June 1999 and laid on the Table of this Council on 6 July 1999, be disallowed:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning having obtained leave to conclude her remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Passenger

Transport Act - Regulations -

Vehicle Accreditation  - Motion for disallowance of.

 

23.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 8 be discharged.

 

Business

Discharged.

 

24.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

25.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 10 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

26.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 11 and No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

27.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 13 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

28.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

29.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, according to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Native Vegetation 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. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
1 September 1999.

 

Native Vegetation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

30.

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.

 

31.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
P. Holloway - That the Legislative Council -

         I.      Notes that -

                 (a)     the Howard Liberal Government intends, through its proposed 29% Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) to -

      (i)   increase the rate of taxation on wine from the existing 41% Wholesale Sales Tax to the equivalent of a Wholesale Sales Tax of 46%;

     (ii)   raise an additional $147 million more in tax than the industry currently pays; and

    (iii)   tax cellar door sales;

                 (b)    the increases in the price of wine that would be caused by the WET proposals of the Howard Government would break the Prime Minister’s promise that prices would not rise by more than 1.9% under the GST;

                 (c)     industry estimates that the proposed tax would cost 500 jobs nationwide; and

                 (d)    the tax would have disproportionate adverse effects in South Australia which accounts for 50% of national wine output, as well as an adverse impact on small wineries.

        II.      Calls on the Howard Liberal Government to -

(a)     reduce its Wine Equalisation Tax proposal to the equivalent of revenue neutrality or 24.5%; and

                 (b)    provide exemption from the Wine Equalisation Tax to the value of at least $100,000 per annum for cellar door sales, tastings and promotions.

         To which the Hon. C. Zollo moved to amend by leaving out paragraph II(b) and inserting new paragraph as follows:

       “(b)  provide exemption from the Wine Equalisation Tax to the value of at least $300,000 per annum for cellar door sales, tastings and promotions, with costs to be met by the Commonwealth.”:

             Debate resumed.

             On motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
1 September 1999.

 

Wine

Equalisation

Tax Proposal -

Motion re.

32.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 17 and No. 18 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

Postponement

of Business.

33.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
P. Holloway - That the Legislative Council calls on the Minister for Government Enterprises to guarantee continued safe public access to commercial jetties for recreational purposes, including fishing:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Public Access

to Commercial

Jetties -

Motion re.

34.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 20 and No. 21 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

35.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 22 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

36.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 23 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

37.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

Firearms (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

 

Ayes, 6.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. I. Gilfillan (Teller)

 

Noes, 15.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. P. Holloway

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. C. Zollo

The Hon. K. T. Griffin(Teller)

 

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

38.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 25 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

39.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
M. J. Elliott - That the Regulations under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 concerning Exemptions, made on 21 August 1998 and laid on the Table of this Council on 25 August 1998, be disallowed:

                 Debate resumed.

            Council divided:

Native Vegetation Act - Regulations - Exemptions -

Motion for disallowance of.

 

 

Ayes, 10.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. M. J. Elliott (Teller)

 

Noes, 11.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw (Teller)

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

40.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 27 to No. 29 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

41.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) (Returns) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

Members of

Parliament

(Register of

Interests)

(Returns)

Amendment

Bill.

 

Ayes, 11.

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S .M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Cameron (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. K. T. Griffin (Teller)

 

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

 

42.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 31 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 1 September 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

43.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
S. M. Kanck - That the following be referred to the Standing Committee on Environment Resources and Development -

         I.      The economic, social and environmental impacts of the closure, at various heights, of Adelaide City Council’s Wingfield Waste Management Centre;

        II.      The economic, social and environmental impacts of transporting waste to alternative near metropolitan and rural waste depot sites as a consequence of the closure of the Wingfield Waste Management Centre; and

       III.      Any other related matter:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

Closure of Adelaide

City Council’s

Wingfield Waste

Management

Centre -

Environment,

Resources and

Development

Committee to

investigate -

Motion re.

 

Ayes, 9.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

Noes, 12.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw (Teller)

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

44.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
N. Xenophon -

         I.      (a)     That in the opinion of this Council, a Joint Committee be appointed to inquire into and report upon the South Australian Electricity Market arrangements and the impact these arrangements have had and are likely to have on electricity prices and security of supply for South Australian consumers, and in particular, to inquire into -

      (i)   local generation options;

     (ii)   regulated interconnectors; and

    (iii)   unregulated interconnectors.

                 (b)    And that this Committee assess these arrangements as to their ability to achieve the most economically efficient outcome for South Australia.

        II.      That in the event of a 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 Chairperson to vote on every question, but when the votes are equal, the Chairperson shall have also a casting vote.

       IV.      The Joint Committee be authorised to disclose or publish, as it thinks fit, any evidence and documents presented to the Joint Committee prior to such evidence and documents being reported to the Parliament.

        V.      That a Message be sent to the House of Assembly requesting its concurrence thereto:

           To which the Hon. S. M. Kanck moved to amend in Paragraph I by leaving out all words after “the South Australian Electricity Market arrangements” and inserting the following:

“, their relationship to the National Electricity Market and the impact these arrangements have had and are likely to have on electricity prices and security of supply for South Australian consumers and, in particular, to inquire into -

      (i)      local generation options including the appropriateness of the disaggregation arrangements made in South Australia and the potential for the use of ecologically sustainable energy and demand management;

     (ii)      regulated interconnectors;

    (iii)      unregulated interconnectors;

   (iv)      the need for a State energy policy;

    (v)      the need for a Standing Committee of the Parliament to monitor South Australian involvement in the Electricity Market; and

   (vi)      any other related matter.

(b)     And that this Committee assess these arrangements as to their ability to achieve the most economically efficient and ecologically desirable outcomes for South Australia.”:

          Debate resumed.

          Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. S. M. Kanck be agreed to - put and negatived.

      Question - That the motion moved by the Hon. N. Xenophon be agreed to - put.

            Council divided:

South

Australian

Electricity

Market

Arrangements -

Establishment of

Joint Committee on -

Motion re.

 

Ayes, 4.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

 

Noes, 17.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

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. C. Zollo

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

45.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the  consideration of the Constitution (Citizenship) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 4 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 Treasurer, 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.

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                 Question put.

            Council divided:

                

Constitution (Citizenship) Amendment Bill.

 

Ayes, 8.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

Noes, 12.

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

46.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts - That this Council condemns the actions of the Liberal Cabinet for its contrivances in knowingly preventing South Australians with disabilities from accessing proper compensation for work related injuries in contravention of the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1992, in respect to permanent mental disability, and in particular, the Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin, M.L.C.), the Minister for Government Enterprises (The Hon. M. Armitage, M.P.) and the Minister for Human Services (The Hon. D. C. Brown, M.P.) - be now resumed.

                   Debate resumed.

                   Question put.

            Council divided:

Access for South Australians with Disabilities to Compensation for Work Related

Injuries -

Motion re.

 

Ayes, 11.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. R. R. Roberts (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. K. T. Griffin (Teller)

 

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

47.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott - That the Regulations under the Education Act 1972 concerning Materials and Service Charges, made on 25 March 1999 and laid on the Table of this Council on 25 March 1999, be disallowed - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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And it being twelve of the clock:

THURSDAY 5 AUGUST 1999

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                 Question put.

           Council divided:

Education Act - Regulations - Materials and Service Charges -Motion for disallowance of.

 

Ayes, 10.

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. M. J. Elliott (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

48.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Summary Offences Act 1953.

                 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.

 

Summary

Offences

(Searches) Amendment Bill.

49.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

                 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.

 

Liquor Licensing (Regulated

Premises) Amendment Bill.

50.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the District Court Act 1991; and to make related amendments to other Acts.

                 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.

 

District Court (Administrative Appeals) Amendment

Bill.

51.

The Attorney-General reported as follows - The Managers have been to the Conference on the Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill which was managed on behalf of the House of Assembly by the Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. I. F. Evans) and Messrs. Atkinson, Conlon, Hamilton-Smith and McEwen and the Council Managers there delivered the Bill, together with the Resolution adopted by this Council, and thereupon the Managers for the two Houses conferred together, but no agreement was reached.

 

Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

52.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Interim Report of the Joint Committee on Transport Safety be noted.

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

 

Joint Committee on Transport Safety - Interim Report

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

53.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

54.

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

Message No. 91

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Independent Industry Regulator Bill, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 3 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Messages from

House of

Assembly:

Independent Industry

Regulator

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 92

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to Amendments Nos. 1 to 45, 48 to 64, 68 to 72, 74, 77 to 82, 84, to 113, 144 to 151 and 154 to 171 made by the Legislative Council in the Local Government Bill, without any amendment; has agreed to Amendments Nos. 65, 73, 75 and 153 with the Amendments indicated in the annexed Schedule; has disagreed to Amendments Nos. 114 to 143 and 152 and has made alternative Amendments in lieu thereof as indicated in the0 annexed Schedule; has disagreed to Amendments Nos. 46, 47, 66, 67, 76 and 83 as indicated in the annexed Schedule; and has made the consequential Amendments as indicated in the annexed Schedule.  The House of Assembly returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration.

House of Assembly, 4 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Local

Government

Bill.

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Assembly

to Amendments Nos. 65, 73, 75 and 153 of the Legislative Council

Legislative Council’s Amendment:

No. 65.     Page 67, lines 34 and 35 (clause 83) - Leave out subclause (9) and insert new subclause as follows:-

          “(9) The fact that a notice of a meeting has not been given to a member of a council in accordance with this section does not, of itself, invalidate the holding of the meeting or a resolution or decision passed or made at the meeting but the District Court may, on the application of the Minister or a member of the council, annul a resolution or decision passed or made at the meeting and make such ancillary or consequential orders as it thinks fit if satisfied that such action is warranted in the circumstances of the particular case.”

House of Assembly’s Amendment thereto:

                 Leave out “or a member of the council”.

Legislative Council’s Amendment:

No. 73.     Page 71, lines 22 and 23 (clause 87) - Leave out subclause (14) and insert new subclause as follows:-

          “(14) The fact that a notice of a meeting has not been given to a member of a committee in accordance with this section does not, of itself, invalidate the holding of the meeting or a resolution or decision passed or made at the meeting but the District Court may, on the application of the Minister or a member of the committee, annul a resolution or decision passed or made at the meeting and make such ancillary or consequential orders as it thinks if satisfied that such action is warranted in the circumstances of the particular case.”

House of Assembly’s Amendment thereto:

                 Leave out “or a member of the committee”.

Legislative Council’s Amendment:

No. 75.     Page 73, lines 6 to 35 and page 74, lines 1 to 13 (clause 90) - Leave out subclauses (2) and (3) and insert new subclauses as follow:

          “(2) A council or council committee may order that the public be excluded from attendance at so much of a meeting as is necessary to receive, discuss or consider in confidence any information or matter listed in subsection (3).

          (3) The following information and matters are listed for the purposes of subsection (2):

                                 (a)    a personnel matter concerning a particular member of the staff of the council;

                                 (b)    the personal hardship of any resident or ratepayer;

                                 (c)     information that would, if disclosed, confer a commercial advantage on a person with whom the council is conducting (or proposes to conduct) business, or prejudice the commercial position of the council;

                                 (d)    commercial information of a confidential nature that would, if disclosed—

                                           (i)        prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied it; or

                                           (ii)       confer a commercial advantage on a third party; or

                                          (iii)       reveal a trade secret;

 

 

                                 (e)     matters affecting the security of the council, members or employees of the council, or council property;

                                 (f)      information that would, if disclosed, prejudice the maintenance of law;

                                 (g)    matters that must be considered in confidence in order to ensure that the council does not breach any law, order or direction of a court or tribunal constituted by law, any duty of confidence, or other legal obligation or duty;

                                 (h)    legal advice, or advice from a person employed or engaged by the council to provide specialist professional advice;

                                 (i)     information relating to actual or possible litigation involving the council or an employee of the council;

                                 (j)      information provided by a public official or authority (not being an employee of the council, or a person engaged by the council) with a request or direction by that public official or authority that it be treated as confidential;

                                 (k)    tenders for the supply of goods, the provision of services or the carrying out of works;

                                 (l)     information relating to the health or financial position of a person, or information relevant to the safety of a person;

                                 (m)    information relating to a proposed amendment to a Development Plan under the Development Act 1993 before a Plan Amendment Report relating to the amendment is released for public consultation under that Act;

                                 (n)    information relevant to the review of a determination of a council under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

          (3a) A council or council committee may also order that the public be excluded from attendance at so much of its meeting as is necessary to consider a motion to close another part of the meeting under subsection (2)1..

                                        1.       In this case, the consideration of the motion must not include any consideration of the information or matter to be discussed in the other part of the meeting (other than consideration of whether the information or matter falls within the ambit of subsection (3)).

          (3b) In considering whether an order should be made under subsection (2), it is irrelevant that discussion of a matter in public may—

                                 (a)    cause embarrassment to the council or council committee concerned, or to members or employees of the council; or

                                 (b)    cause a loss of confidence in the council or council committee.”

House of Assembly’s Amendment thereto:

                 Leave out proposed subclause (3a) (and the associated note).

Legislative Council’s Amendment:

No. 153.   Page 212 - After line 11 insert new clause as follows:

                 ‘Vegetation clearance

          300A.  (1) A council may, on the application of the owner or occupier of the land (the “relevant land”), by order under this section, require the owner or occupier of adjoining land to remove or cut back vegetation encroaching on to the relevant land.

          (2) An order must specify a reasonable period within which compliance with the order is required.

          (3)  If the requirements of an order are not complied with within the period specified in the order—

                                 (a)    the council may itself have the work required by the order carried out and recover the cost of the work as a debt from the person to whom the order was directed; and

                                 (b)    the person to whom the order was directed is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty:     $750.

Expiation fee:              $105.’

House of Assembly’s Amendment thereto:

                 Leave out proposed subclauses (2) and (3) and insert:

          “(2) Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 2 of Chapter 12 apply with respect to—

                                 (a)    any proposal to make an order; and

                                 (b)    if an order is made, any order,

under subsection (1).”

 

 

Schedule of the alternative amendments made by the House of Assembly

in lieu of the Legislative Council Amendments Nos. 114 to 143 and 152

 disagreed to by the House of Assembly

Amendments Nos. 114 to 131:

                 Page 154, lines 1 to 36 (clause 208) - Leave out the clause.

Amendments Nos. 132 to 143:

                 Page 154, lines 37 and 38, page 155, lines 1 to 32 and page 156, lines 1 to 20
(clause 209) - Leave out the clause.

Amendment No. 152:

                 Page 192 (clause 267) - After line 19 insert:.

          “(1a) However, a person other than a public official cannot lodge a complaint without the written approval of a legally qualified person appointed by the Minister after consultation with the LGA.

          (1b) An apparently genuine document purporting to be an approval under subsection (1a) will be accepted in any legal proceedings, in the absence of proof to the contrary, as proof that the approval has been given.”

 

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

to which the House of Assembly has disagreed

Legislative Council’s Amendment:

No. 46.     Page 57 (clause 62) - After line 6 insert the following:

                 “Maximum penalty:     $10 000 or imprisonment for two years.”

No. 47.     Page 57 (clause 62) - After line 8 insert the following:

                 “Maximum penalty:     $10 000 or imprisonment for two years.”

No. 66.     Page 69, line 15 (clause 86) - After "Each member" insert:

                 “(including the presiding member)”

No. 67.     Page 69, lines 17 to 22 (clause 86) - Leave out subclauses (6) and (7) and insert new subclause as follows:-

                            “(6) In the event of an equality of votes on a question arising for decision at a meeting of a council, the member presiding at the meeting has a second or casting vote.”

No. 76.     Page 74, line 14 (clause 90) - After "subsection (2)" insert:

                 “or (3a)”

No. 83.     Page 80 - After line 6 insert new clause as follows:

                 Right of reply

          94A. (1) A person who has been referred to during the proceedings at a meeting of a council or council committee by name, or in another way so as to be readily identified, may make a submission in writing to the council or council committee—

                                 (a)    claiming that he or she has been adversely affected in reputation or in respect of dealings or associations with others, or injured in profession, occupation or trade or in the holding of an office, or in respect of financial credit or other status, or that his or her privacy has been unreasonably invaded; and

                                 (b)    requesting that he or she be permitted to make a response that is incorporated into the minutes of the proceedings of the council or council committee (as the case may be).

          (2) Unless otherwise determined by the council or council committee, a submission under subsection (1) will be considered by the council or council committee on a confidential basis under Part 3.

          (3) In considering a submission under subsection (1), the council or council committee—

                                 (a)    may appoint a member of the council or council committee to confer with the person who made the submission and then to report back to the council or council committee; and

                                 (b)    may confer with the person who made the reference to which the submission relates; but

                                 (c)     may not judge the truth of any statement made by a member of the council or council committee.

          (4) Subject to subsection (5), the council or council committee may then, if it considers it appropriate and equitable to do so, resolve that a response be incorporated into the minutes of the proceedings of the council or council committee (as the case may be).

        (5) A response incorporated into minutes under subsection (4)—

 

 

                                 (a)    must be succinct and strictly relevant to the question in issue; and

                                 (b)    must not contain anything offensive in character; and

                                 (c)     must not contain any matter the publication of which would have the effect of—

                                           (i)        unreasonably adversely affecting or injuring a person, or unreasonably invading a person's privacy, in the manner referred to in subsection (1)(a); or

                                           (ii)       unreasonably aggravating any situation or circumstance; and

                                           (iii)      reveal a trade secret;

                                 (d)    must not contain any matter the publication of which might prejudice—

                                           (i)        the investigation of an alleged criminal offence; or

                                           (ii)       the fair trial of any current or pending criminal proceedings; or

                                           (iii)      the conduct of any civil proceedings in a court or tribunal.

          (6) A council or council committee may at any time cease to consider a submission under this section if of the opinion that—

                                 (a)    the submission is trivial, frivolous, vexatious or offensive in character; or

                                 (b)    the submission is not made in good faith; or

                                 (c)     there is some other good reason why not to grant a request to incorporate a response in relation to the matter into the minutes of the proceedings of the council or council committee.”

No. 114.   Page 154 (clause 208) - After line 3 insert the following:

                 ‘"Capital City Committee" means the Committee of that name established under the City of Adelaide Act 1998;’

No. 115.   Page 154, line 4 (clause 208) - Leave out ‘"land bank" means land’ and insert:

                 ‘"land trust" means the land (being in the nature of open space)’

No. 116.   Page 154, line 7 (clause 208) - Leave out "1.0 credit units for every 1.1" and insert:

                 “1 credit unit for every 2”

No. 117.   Page 154, line 8 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                 “trust”

No. 118.   Page 154, line 9 (clause 208) - Leave out "1.0 credit units for every 1.1" and insert:

                 “1 credit unit for every 2”

No. 119.   Page 154, line 10 (clause 208) - Leave out "land bank" and insert:

                 “land trust (including by the return, surrender or redelineation of land so as to add land to the Adelaide Park Lands)”

No. 120.   Page 154 (clause 208) - After line 11 insert the following:

          “(2a) Before the Council, or the Crown or an agency or instrumentality of the Crown, adds land to the land trust under this section—

                                 (a)    in the case of the Council—the Council must—

                                           (i)        take reasonable steps to consult with the Crown; and

                                           (ii)       ensure that the land is suitable for public use and enjoyment as open space;

                                 (b)    in the case of the Crown or an agency or instrumentality of the Crown—the Crown or the agency or instrumentality of the Crown must—

                                           (i)        take reasonable steps to consult with the Council; and

                                           (ii)       ensure that the land is suitable for public use and enjoyment as open space.

          (2b) Any dispute between the Council and the Crown as to whether subsection (2a) has been complied with in a particular case will be referred to the Capital City Committee.”

No. 121.   Page 154, lines 12 to 15 (clause 208) - Leave out subclause (3) and insert new subclause as follows:

          “(3) The Council may only grant a lease or licence over land that forms part of the Adelaide Park Lands, or take other action to remove land from the land trust, if—

 

 

                                 (a)    the Council is acting—

                                           (i)        with the concurrence of the Crown; or

                                           (ii)       in pursuance of a resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament; and

                                 (b)    the Council holds credit units equal to or exceeding the number of square metres of land to be subject to the lease or licence or to be otherwise so removed.”

No. 122.   Page 154, line 16 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                 “trust

No. 123.   Page 154, lines 21 and 22 (clause 208) - Leave out "one month" and insert:

                 “three months

No. 124.   Page 154 (clause 208) - After line 22 insert the following:

                          “(ab)    to the extension or renewal of a lease or licence, or to the granting of a lease or licence in place of an existing lease or licence or a lease or licence that has expired, in a case where section 207 applies; or

                           (ac)     to the extension or renewal of a licence, or to the granting of a licence in place of an existing licence or a licence that has expired, for a term not exceeding 12 months if the grant of the licence is authorised in an approved management plan for the Adelaide Park Lands (to the extent that land is not added to the area of the licence); or”

No. 125.   Page 154, line 24 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                 “trust

No. 126.   Page 154, line 24 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                             “3.    This subsection does not in itself confer a right on the Council to remove land from the land trust.”

No. 127.   Page 154, lines 27 to 29 (clause 208) - Leave out subclause (4) and insert new subclause as follows:

          “(4) The Crown, or an agency or instrumentality of the Crown, may only take action to remove land from the land trust if—

                                 (a)    the Crown, or the agency or instrumentality, is acting—

                                           (i)        with the concurrence of the Council; or

                                           (ii)       in pursuance of a resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament; and

                                 (b)    the Crown holds credit units equal to or exceeding the number of square metres of land to be so removed.”

No. 128.   Page 154, line 30 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                 “trust

No. 129.   Page 154, line 33 (clause 208) - Leave out "bank" and insert:

                 “trust

No. 130.   Page 154 (clause 208) - After line 34 insert the following:

                  “3.    This subsection does not in itself confer a right on the Crown, or an agency or instrumentality of the Crown, to remove land from the land trust.”

No. 131.   Page 154, lines 35 and 36 (clause 208) - Leave out subclause (5) and insert new subclause as follows:

          “(5) The Crown may (by instrument executed by the Minister) assign credit units held by the Crown to the Council and the Council may assign credit units held by the Council to the Crown.”

No. 132.   Page 154, line 38 (clause 209) - Leave out "There will be a fund at the Treasury" and insert:

                 “The Council must establish a fund

No. 133.   Page 155, line 8 (clause 209) - Leave out paragraph (a) and insert new paragraphs as follow:

                                 (a)  development undertaken by the Council to maintain the Adelaide Park Lands; or

                                 (ab)  development undertaken by a public authority to increase or improve the use or enjoyment of the Adelaide Park Lands by the general public; or”

No. 134.   Page 155, line 13 (clause 209) - Leave out "Treasurer" and insert:

                 “Council”

No. 135.   Page 155, lines 14 to 20 (clause 209) - Leave out subclause (6) and insert new subclause as follows:

          “(6) The money standing to the credit of the fund may be applied by the Council for the beautification or improvement of the Adelaide Park Lands.”

No. 136.   Page 155, lines 22 and 23 (clause 209) - Leave out "Capital City Committee" and insert:

                       “Council

 

 

No. 137.   Page 155, line 25 (clause 209) - Leave out "Minister" and insert:

                 “Council

No. 138.   Page 155, line 28 (clause 209) - Leave out "Minister" and insert:

                 “Council

No. 139.   Page 155, line 29 (clause 209) - Leave out "Minister" and insert:

                 “Council

No. 140.   Page 155, line 30 (clause 209) - Leave out "Minister" and insert:

                 “Council

No. 141.   Page 156 (clause 209) - After line 4 insert the following:

          “(10a) The Council must, on or before 30 September in each year, prepare a report relating to the application of money from the fund during the financial year ending on the preceding 30 June.

          (10b) The Minister must, within six sitting days after receiving a report under subsection (10a), have copies of the report laid before both Houses of Parliament.

          (10c) The Council must ensure that copies of a report under subsection (10a) are available for inspection (without charge) and purchase (on payment of a fee fixed by the Council) by the public at the principal office of the Council.”

No. 142.   Page 156, lines 6 and 7 (clause 209) - Leave out definition of "Capital City Committee".

No. 143.   Page 156, lines 10 to 14 (clause 209) - Leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert new paragraphs as follow:

                                 (a)  if the total anticipated development cost does not exceed $5 000—$50;

                                  (b)   if the total anticipated development cost exceeds $5 000—$50 plus $25 for each $1 000 over $5 000 (and where the total anticipated development cost is not exactly divisible into multiples of $1 000, any remainder is to be treated as if it were a further multiple of $1 000), up to a maximum amount (ie., maximum prescribed amount) of $150 000;1

No. 152.   Page 192 (clause 267) - After line 19 insert the following:

          “(1a) However, a person other than a public official cannot lodge a complaint without the written approval of the Minister.

          (1b) An apparently genuine document purporting to be an approval of the Minister under subsection (1a) will be accepted in any legal proceedings, in the absence of proof to the contrary, as proof that the Minister has given the approval.”

 

 

 

Schedule of the consequential amendments made by the House of Assembly

Page 28 (clause 28) - After line 7 insert:

          “(2a) However, a submission cannot be made under subsection (2) if the Council has, within the period of two years immediately preceding the making of the submission, been newly constituted (including through an amalgamation) or otherwise subject to change through the implementation of a structural reform proposal (unless the submission is being made with a view to addressing a matter recommended by the Panel that the council has failed to implement).”

New clause, page 194 - After line 4 insert:

                 “Report on operation of Part

          271A. (1) The Minister must ensure that a report on the operation of this Part for the period between the commencement of this Part and 30 June 2002 is prepared by 31 August 2002.

          (2) The Minister must, within six sitting days after receiving the report under this section, have copies of the report laid before both Houses of Parliament.”

G. D. MITCHELL, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on next day of sitting.

 

 

 

Message No. 93

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 4 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 94

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to apply certain laws of the Commonwealth relating to the New Tax System Price Exploitation Code as laws of South Australia; to make a consequential amendment to the Competition Policy Reform (South Australia) Act 1996; and for other purposes, with the amendment indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendment the House of Assembly desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 4 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

New Tax System Price Exploitation Code (South Australia) Bill.

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly

New Clause 36 - Page 14, after line 24, insert new clause as follows:-

Fees and other money

         36.  (1)  All fees, taxes, penalties (including pecuniary penalties referred to in section 76 of the New Tax System Price Exploitation Code), fines and other money that, under the application law of this jurisdiction, are authorised or directed to be payable by or imposed on any person (but not including an amount ordered to be refunded by a person to another person) must be paid to the Commonwealth.

          (2)  This subsection imposes the fees (including fees that are taxes) that the regulations in the New Tax System Price Exploitation Code of this jurisdiction prescribe.”

G. D. MITCHELL, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on next day of sitting.

 

 

 

Message No. 95

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the ASER (Restructure) Act 1997, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 4 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

ASER (Restructure) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 96

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998 and to make related amendments to the Country Fires Act 1989, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 4 August 1999.                                                               J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

 

Emergency

Services Funding (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

55.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, by leave, without notice, moved - That the Members of this Council appointed to the Joint Committee on Transport Safety have power to act on this Joint Committee during the recess.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Joint Committee on Transport Safety.

56.

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

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

 

57.

Council adjourned at twenty-six minutes to one o’clock a.m. until today at ten o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

_________________________

 

 

 

 

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