[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 42

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  5  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 Clerk announced that the following Petition had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 501 residents of South Australia concerning voluntary euthanasia and praying that the Council will pass a Bill allowing for a Statewide Referendum on the matter of legalising strictly and properly regulated voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill.

 

Petition No. 14 -

Voluntary Euthanasia.

 

 

   3.

The following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) -

                 Vocational Education, Employment and Training Board - Report 1996.

                 Water and Sewerage Pricing for SA Water Corporation - Final Report - April 1997.

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

                 Local Government Act 1934 -

                          Amendment of Controlling Authority Rules - Centennial Park Cemetery Authority.

                          Notice of Approval of a Controlling Authority -

                                   Livestock Saleyards Association of South Australia.

                                   Murray Mallee Community Transport Scheme.

                 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Workers Compensation Tribunal Practice Directions.

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

                 Public and Environment Health Act 1987 - Report 1995-96.

                 South Australian Council of Reproductive Technology - Report 1996.

                 Supported Residential Facilities Advisory Committee - Report 1995-96.

 

Papers.

 

   4.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Infrastructure (The Hon. G. A. Ingerson, M.P.) concerning SA Water Corporation Prices Oversight.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

   5.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (The Hon. D. C. Brown, M.P.) concerning the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

   6.

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 to enable him to give a reply to a question asked by the Hon. A. J. Redford.

                 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.

   7.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Motor Vehicles (Farm Implements and Machines) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Motor Vehicles (Farm Implements

and Machines) Amendment

Bill.

 

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 to No. 11 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

Ordered - That the Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

11.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Road Traffic (U-Turns at Traffic Lights) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 3 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, 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.

 

Road Traffic

(U-Turns at

Traffic Lights) Amendment

Bill.

12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 14 and No. 15 be made Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

13.

At fifteen minutes to four o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

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

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

 

14.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Water Resources) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 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. 29 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 30 struck out.

                          Clause No. 31 struck out.

                          Clauses No. 32 and No. 33 agreed to.

                          Title amended and agreed to.

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Statutes

Amendment

(Water Resources)

Bill.

 

                 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 Transport, 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.

 

 

15.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 1 July 1997, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock p.m.

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

16.

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

Message No. 102

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

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

 

Messages from

House of Assembly:

Casino Bill.

 

 

Message No. 103

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to provide for restructuring the ASER property holdings and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 June 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. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

ASER

(Restructure)

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 104

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to make provision for a uniform legislative scheme for friendly societies; to repeal the Friendly Societies Act 1919; to make consequential amendments to the Financial Institutions (Application of Laws) Act 1992 and the South Australian Office of Financial Supervision Act 1992; 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, 5 June 1997.                                                                          G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

 

Friendly

Societies

(South

Australia) Bill.

 

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly

Page 6, after line 6 - Insert new clause as follows:-

Levies

        11.  (1)  This section imposes

(a)   the levy payable under sections 199 and 120 of the AFIC (South Australia) Code by a society; and

(b)   the supervision levy payable under section 51 of the Friendly Societies (South Australia) Code by a society.

        (2)  An expression has in subsection (1) the meaning it would have if this section were in the AFIC (South Australia) Code or the Friendly Societies (South Australia) Code, as the case requires.

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

 

 

 

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Message.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

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Message No. 105

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

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

 

Statutes

Amendment

(Water

Resources) Bill.

 

17.

Council adjourned at twenty two minutes to six o’clock until Tuesday, 1 July 1997, 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. 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