SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 15

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  6  JUNE  2002

 

 

 

   1.

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

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

   2.

The Clerk announced that the following Petitions had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 313 residents of South Australia concerning the Statute of Limitations in South Australia on Child Sexual Abuse.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

·        Introduce a Bill to address this problem, allowing victims to have their cases dealt with appropriately, recognising the criminal nature of the offence; and

·        See that these offences committed before 1982 in South Australia are open to prosecution as they are within all other States and Territories in Australia.

Petitions -
No. 5 - Statute of
Limitations in
South Australia on
Child Sexual Abuse.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 35 residents of South Australia concerning Nuclear Reactors at Lucas Heights.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will call on the Federal Government to halt the nuclear reactor project and urgently seek alternative sources for medical isotopes and resist at every turn the plan to make South Australia the nation’s nuclear waste dumping ground.

No. 6 -
Nuclear Reactors at
Lucas Heights.

 

 

                 By the Hon. A. L. Evans from 65 residents of South Australia, concerning Voluntary Euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

·        Reject the so called Dignity in Dying (Voluntary Euthanasia) Bill;

·        Move to ensure that all medical staff in all hospitals receive proper training in palliative care; and

·        Move to ensure adequate funding for palliative care for terminally ill patients.

 

No. 7 - Voluntary Euthanasia.

   3.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Police (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning Issues regarding his Conduct in relation to a Current Police Investigation.

 

Paper Tabled.

   4.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Proposed Constitutional Convention.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General concerning Knives in and near Licensed Premises at Night.

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Agricultural and Veterinary Products (Control of Use) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Agricultural
and Veterinary
Products
(Control of Use) Bill.

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Supply 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. 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 Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, 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.

 

Supply Bill.

    8.

The following Message from the House of Assembly was received and read:

Message No. 10

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Education Act 1972, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 June 2002.                                                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.         Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. J S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Message from
House of
Assembly:
Education (Compulsory Education Age) Amendment Bill.

 

   9.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the City of Adelaide Act 1998.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. I. Gilfillan 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, 10 July 2002.

 

City of Adelaide
(Development
Within Park Lands)
Amendment Bill.

10.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Legislative Council condemns any attempt of the Government and the Member for Hammond to avoid the provisions of the Constitution Act by seeking to have the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission defer its current proceedings pending some as yet unspecified proposal to amend the Constitution.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 10 July 2002.

 

Deferment of
Electoral Districts
Boundaries
Commission
Proceedings -
Motion re.

11.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Review of the Proprietary Business Licensing Act 2000.

 

Paper Tabled.

12.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Industrial Relations (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Financial Reporting of WorkCover.

 

Paper Tabled.

13.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Energy (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning Lifting of Temporary Gas Restrictions.

 

Paper Tabled.

14.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 10 July 2002.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott - That the Legislative Council requests the Social Development Committee investigate and report upon the issue of the impact of youth obesity on South Australian individuals, families and the community, and in particular -

              I.      Recent trends in the occurrence of youth obesity within South Australia;

             II.      The accessibility of education strategies to minimise the occurrence and harm of youth obesity;

            III.      Appropriate minimum standards for physical activity in South Australian Schools;

            IV.      The health implications of youth obesity for individuals and the long term cost to the South Australian economy; and

             V.      Any other related matter:

Debate resumed.

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway moved to amend the motion by leaving out “youth” wherever it occurs.

Question - That the amendments moved by the Hon. D. W. Ridgway be agreed to - put and passed.

Question - That the motion moved by the Hon. A. J. Redford, and as amended by the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, be agreed to - put and passed.

 

Youth Obesity -
Social Development
Committee to
investigate -
Motion re.

16.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 to No. 8 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 10 July 2002.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

  18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
D. V. Laidlaw - That this Council congratulates Kasey Chambers on winning the Australasian Performing Right Association 2002 Music Award as Song Writer of the Year:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 10 July 2002.

 

Success of
Kasey Chambers -
Motion re.

  19.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. D. V. Laidlaw - That this Council acknowledges the announcement by NWS Channel 9 on 4 June 2002 to invest in a third series of “MacLeod’s Daughters” and recognises that this prime time television drama being filmed north of Gawler provides important continuity of employment for South Australia’s highly skilled crews, additional work for our artists, plus economic and tourism benefits for the State:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 10 July 2002.

 

Third Series of
“MacLeod’s
Daughters” -
Motion re.

20.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Monday, 8 July 2002, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

21.

Council adjourned at five minutes to six o’clock until Monday, 8 July 2002, 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. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

 

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. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon.  J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo