[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 6

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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

                 By the Hon. A. J. Redford, from 520 residents of South Australia concerning Voluntary Euthanasia and praying that the Council will reject euthanasia legislation in any form.

 

Petition

No. 1 - Voluntary Euthanasia.

 

     3.

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

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

                 Reports, 1997-98 -

                          Legal Practitioners Conduct Board.

                          SA Ambulance Service.

                          SA Water.

                          South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

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

                 Reports, 1997-98 -

                          South Australian Community Housing Authority.

                          South Australian Housing Trust.

                          HomeStart Finance Board.

                 Response by the Minister for Human Services to the Statutory Authorities Review Committee’s Report - Review of the Commissioners of Charitable Funds.

 

Papers.

     4.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. J. W. Olsen, M.P.) concerning taxation reform undertaken by the Commonwealth Government.

 

Paper Tabled.

     5.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Human Services (The Hon. D. C. Brown, M.P.) concerning the Report to Parliament on the Care of People who are Dying in South Australia, together with a copy of the Report.

 

Paper Tabled.

     6.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

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

 

Criminal Law Consolidation (Contamination

of Goods) Amendment Bill.

     7.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Council congratulates the South Australian composer Graeme Koehne on having his work “Elevator Music” chosen by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for performance in the United States as the first event in a year long Olympic 2000 Arts Programme, including a performance at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, 17 November 1998.

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

 

South Australian Composer

Graeme Koehne - Motion re.

     8.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That the consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring

and Disposal)

Bill.

     9.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That the consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Electricity (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

   10.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Independent Industry Regulator Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That the consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Independent Industry

Regulator Bill.

   11.

The Treasurer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Sustainable Energy Bill be restored to the Notice Paper as a lapsed Bill, pursuant to section 57 of the Constitution Act 1934.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That the consideration of the Bill be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Sustainable

Energy Bill.

   12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address-in- Reply, as read, be adopted:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Address-In-Reply.

   13.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement by the Minister for Environment and Heritage (The Hon. D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning River Murray water resource update.

 

Paper Tabled.

   14.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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

Message No. 3

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Judges Pensions Act 1971, without any amendment.

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

 

Messages from House of Assembly:

Judges Pensions (Preserved Pensions) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 4

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Stamp Duties Act 1923, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

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

                 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.

 

Stamp Duties

(Share Buy-backs)

Amendment Bill.

 

Message No. 5

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Mining Act 1971 and the Opal Mining Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

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

                 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

(Mining Administration)

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 6

                 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, 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 November 1998.                                                            J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

National

Electricity

(South Australia) (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

 

Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Assembly.

Clause 12, page 4, lines 25 to 28 - Leave out the definition of “prescribed day” and insert:

                ‘“prescribed day” means -

                         (a)     the first anniversary of the day of commencement of this section; or

                         (b)    if a regulation fixes a day prior to the first anniversary of the day of commencement of this section as the prescribed day - that day;’.

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 Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Resolved - That the amendment be agreed to.

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                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported accordingly; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

 

 

   15.

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to give Contingent Notice of Motion after the time for giving such notice had expired.

                 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.

   16.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

   17.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 17 November 1998, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

   18.

Council adjourned at two minutes past six o’clock until Tuesday, 17 November 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. 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