SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 41

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  6  JULY  2000

 

 

 

   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 Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment
Bill.

   3.

The Treasurer, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers and Question Time to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two 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.

   4.

Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4, Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 17 and Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 5.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   5.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Casino (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 5 further considered.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 2, lines 26 to 36, and page 3, lines 1 to 13, to leave out proposed section 41A and insert the following:

                  Prohibition of interactive gambling games

                          41A. (1) It is a condition of the casino licence that the licensee must not make an interactive gambling game available pursuant to the licence.

                          (2) This section does not prevent the licensee from allowing another person, who is authorised by law to do so, to make an interactive gambling game available to persons present at the casino.

                          (3) In this section—

                          "interactive gambling game" means a game in which persons not present at the casino may participate by means of a computer, television receiver, telephone or other electronic device for communicating at a distance.”

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on Wednesday next.

 

Casino
(Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

    6.

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

Message No. 89

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the year ending on 30 June 2001; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 July 2000.                                                                      J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 Ordered - That the second reading be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Appropriation Bill.

 

   7.

At two minutes past one o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

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

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

   8.

The Treasurer reported as follows: - The Managers have been to the Conference on the Water Resources (Water Allocation) Amendment Bill which was managed on behalf of the House of Assembly by the Minister for Water Resources (The Hon. M. K. Brindal, M.P.) and Messrs. Hill, Koutsantonis, McEwen and Williams and they there received from the Managers on behalf of the House of Assembly the Bill and the following Resolution adopted by that House:-          That the disagreement to the amendments of the Legislative Council be insisted on.

                 And thereupon the Managers for the two Houses conferred together, and it was agreed that we should recommend to our respective Houses -

           As to Amendments No. 1 to No. 5 -

                  That the Legislative Council do not further insist on these amendments.

           As to Amendments No. 6 to No. 9 -

                  That the House of Assembly do not further insist on its disagreement thereto.

                 Ordered - That the President do now leave the Chair and the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Recommendations of the Conference.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Resolved - That the Recommendations from the Conference be agreed to.

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

 

Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill.

   9.

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

                 By the Hon. C. A. Pickles from 2,208 residents of South Australia and by the Hon. N. Xenophon from 1,455 residents of South Australia concerning the Totalizator Agency Board and the Lotteries Commission of South Australia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will ensure that the Totalizator Agency Board and the Lotteries Commission of South Australia remain Government owned.

 

Petitions –
No. 36 and No. 37 -
TAB and Lotteries Commission of
South Australia.

 

10.

The following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

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

                 Third Party Premiums Committee - Determinations.

 

Papers.

11.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to facilitate electronic transactions; and for other purposes.

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

 

Electronic
Transactions
Bill.

12.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Land Agents Act 1994.

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

 

Land Agents (Registration)
Bill.

13.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Hairdressers Act 1988.

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

 

Hairdressers (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

14.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Conveyancers Act 1994; and to make a related amendment to the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994.

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

 

Conveyancers (Registration) Amendment Bill.

15.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 13 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 14.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Electricity (Pricing Order and Cross-Ownership) 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 to No. 3 agreed to.

                          New clause No. 4 inserted.

                          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 an amendment; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Treasurer, 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.

 

Electricity
(Pricing Order and Cross-Ownership)
Amendment Bill.

  17.

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

Message No. 90

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly, having considered the recommendations of the Conference on the Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill, has agreed to the same.

House of Assembly, 6 July 2000.                                                                      J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Water Resources (Water Allocations) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 91

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the History Trust of South Australia Act 1981 and to make a related amendment to the Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 6 July 2000.                                                                      J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

History Trust of South Australia
(Old Parliament House)
Amendment Bill.

18.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12.

 

Postponement
of Business.

19.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Racing
(Controlling Authorities) Amendment Bill.

20.

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the sittings of the Council to be extended beyond 6.30 p.m. for the completion of the Business of the Day.

                 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.

21.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Racing (Controlling Authorities) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Racing
(Controlling Authorities) Amendment Bill.

22.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

23.

Council adjourned at twenty minutes to seven o’clock until Tuesday next, 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. I. Gilfillan

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