SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 27

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  5  MARCH  2009

 

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. K. Sneath) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

    2.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning a Constitutional Challenge on Water Trading.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

    3.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Police (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Formation of a Bushfire Taskforce.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   4.

The President made the following statement:

                 I feel impelled to refer to a contravention of Standing Orders which occurred yesterday in this Chamber.

                 The Hon. D.G.E. Hood moved a motion “That this Council notes that fair and accurate debate is important to the Parliamentary process”.  The subsequent debate by Mr. Hood was a subterfuge in that it was turned into additional debate on a matter before this Council, that is, the Statutes Amendment (Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and Regulation of Research Involving Human Embryos) Bill, on which the Honourable Member had already spoken.

                 The motion which the Hon. D.G.E. Hood moved yesterday became a mechanism for him to decry what the Hon. I. K. Hunter had said previously in the debate on the Bill.

                 Standing Order No. 174 does not allow Members to speak more than once during the debate and Standing Order No. 177 gives a right of reply to a Minister or Member who moves the original substantive motion.

                 I also remind Members of Standing Order No. 187 which prohibits Members from alluding to any debate of the same Session upon a question or Bill not being then under discussion.  This rule is to secure finality, otherwise a debate might be interminable and the Standing Order which prevents the same question being twice offered, would be rendered nugatory.

 

President’s
Statement.

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business).

 

Postponement
of Business.

   6.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Child Sex Offenders Registration (Registration of Internet Activities) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 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 Minister for Mineral Resources Development, 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.

 

Child Sex Offenders
Registration
(Registration of
Internet Activities)
Amendment Bill.

   7.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10.

 

Postponement
of Business.

    8.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, according to order, moved - That the Reproductive Technology (Clinical Practices) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. S. G. Wade, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Reproductive
Technology
(Clinical Practices)
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

   9.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2.

 

Postponement
of Business.

10.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Equal Opportunity
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

11.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 3 to No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

12.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of The Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Mental Health Bill.

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and Regulation of Research Involving Human Embryos) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. B. V. Finnigan having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until the next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Prohibition of
Human Cloning for
Reproduction and
Regulation of
Research Involving
Human Embryos)
Bill.

14.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 24 March 2009.

 

Next Day of Sitting.

16.

Council adjourned at twenty nine minutes past five o’clock until Tuesday, 24 March 2009, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. R. L. Brokenshire

The Hon. J. A. Darley

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. D. N. Winderlich

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo