[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 23

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 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 following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) -

                 Corporation Affairs Commission - Report, 1995-96.

 

Paper.

   3.

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

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Ninth Report,

1996-97.

 

   4.

The Attorney-General tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Correctional Services (The Hon. D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning Medical Care at Mount Gambier Prison.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (The Hon. D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning the Appointment of the Chair of the Accreditation and Registration Council (ARC).

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, by leave, tabled a copy of a letter from Mary F. Whitehead, Manager, Banksia Company, to Mr. R. Watson, Elders Limited, dated 2 June 1994.

 

Paper Tabled.

   7.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended until twenty-five minutes to four 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.

   8.

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

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

   9.

The Minister for Transport tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. M. H. Armitage, M.P.) concerning HUS Outbreak in South Australia, together with a Report of a Consultation regarding Re-analysis of the Mettwurst-associated Outbreak of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome in South Australia, 1994-95.

 

Paper Tabled.

10.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

11.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Proposed Privatisation of Modbury Hospital to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 19 March 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Proposed Privatisation of Modbury Hospital.

 

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Outsourcing Functions undertaken by E&WS Department to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 19 March 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Outsourcing Functions undertaken by E&WS Department.

 

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Tendering Process and Contractual Arrangements for the Operation of the New Mount Gambier Prison to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 19 March 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Tendering

Process and Contractual Arrangements

for the

Operation of

the New Mount Gambier Prison.

 

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on Contracting Out of State Government Information Technology to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 19 March 1997.

 

Select Committee

on Contracting

Out of State Government Information Technology.

 

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education in South Australia to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 19 March 1997.

 

Select Committee

on Pre-School, Primary and Secondary

Education in

South Australia.

 

16.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 and No. 7 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 8 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

18.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

19.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

20.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 11 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford - That this Council deplores the actions of the Australian Workers Union and affiliated metals unions for their unnecessary bans and pickets on Tuesday, 12 November 1996, which caused so much inconvenience and distress to public transport users, especially Year Twelve students at their exam time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Minister for Transport, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Public Transport

Bans and

Pickets- -

Motion re.

22.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 13 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

23.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 to No. 18 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

24.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Food (Labelling) Amendment

Bill.

25.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. C. Irwin, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Voluntary Euthanasia

Bill.

26.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Public Finance and Audit (Appointment of Auditor-General) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Public Finance

and Audit (Appointment

of Auditor-

General) Amendment Bill.

27.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 20 to No. 23 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

28.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

29.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Attorney-General, having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Subordinate Legislation (Commencement

of Regulations)

Amendment

Bill.

30.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

  31.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the State Records Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

State Records

Bill.

32.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

33.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 9 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

34.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Pulp and Paper Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh) (Council Rates) 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 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.

 

Pulp and Paper

Mill (Hundreds of Mayurra and Hindmarsh)

(Council Rates)

Amendment Bill.

  35.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Self Defence) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. R. D. Lawson having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Criminal Law Consolidation

(Self Defence) Amendment

Bill.

  36.

The Attorney-General, 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 an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the Council.

 

Suspension

of Standing

Orders.

  37.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

  38.

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

Message No. 58

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Mr. Andrew to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee in place of the Hon. D. C. Kotz.

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

 

Messages from House of

Assembly:

Environment,

Resources and Development Committee.

 

 

Message No. 59

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed the Hon. D. C. Brown to the Parliamentary Committee on Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation in place of the Hon. G. A. Ingerson.

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

 

Parliamentary Committee on Occupational

Safety,

Rehabilitation

and

Compensation.

 

 

Message No. 60

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to regulate matters relating to livestock; to repeal the Apiaries Act 1931, the Branding of Pigs Act 1964, the Brands Act 1933, the Cattle Compensation Act 1939, the Deer Keepers Act 1987, the Foot and Mouth Disease Eradication Fund Act 1958, the Stock Act 1990 and the Swine Compensation Act 1936; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

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

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

Livestock Bill.

 

 

Message No. 61

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Bulk Handling of Grain Act 1955, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

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

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

Bulk Handling

 of Grain

(Directors) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 62

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Gas Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 February 1997.                                                                    G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

                 Bill 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. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Gas

(Appliances) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 63

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make a related amendment to the Statutes Repeal and Amendment (Development) Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 February 1997.                                                                    G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

                 Bill 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. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Development (Private

Certification) Amendment Bill.

39.

Ordered - That the remaining Order of the Day (Private Business) be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement

of Business.

46.

Council adjourned at twenty-two minutes to seven o’clock 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. L. H. Davis

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