SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 28

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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MONDAY  7  FEBRUARY  2005

 

 

 

   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 Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, moved - That the Legislative Council -

·            expresses its sadness at the devastating effects of the 11 January 2005 bushfires on the Lower Eyre Pensinsula;

·            mourns the tragic loss of nine South Australians in the fires;

·            extends its deepest sympathies to those who suffered the loss of friends, family members, homes, stock and property;

·            commends the selfless and heroic efforts of all emergency services personnel; and

·            pledges its moral and practical support to the communities of the West coast in their efforts to rebuild,

        and, as a mark of respect to the memory or those who perished in the disaster, the sitting of the Council be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 And being supported by the Hon. R. I. Lucas, the Hon. S. M. Kanck, the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the Hon. K. J. Reynolds, the Hon. A. L. Evans, the Hon. N. Xenophon, the Hon. I. Gilfillan and the President:

                 Motion carried in silence, Members standing in their places.

 

Bushfires on Lower Eyre Peninsula - Motion re.

 

   3.

At three o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

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

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

    4.

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

        By the President -

                 Reports, 2003-2004 -

                          Corporations -

                                   Adelaide.

                                   Burnside.

                                   Campbelltown.

                                   Holdfast Bay.

                                   Marion.

                                   Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters.

                                   Port Adelaide Enfield.

                                   Port Augusta.

Papers.

 

 

                                   Tea Tree Gully.

                                   West Torrens.

                          District Councils -

                                   Barunga West.

                                   Berri Barmera.

                                   Coorong.

                                   Copper Coast.

                                   Gawler

                                   Grant.

                                   Kimba.

                                   Lower Eyre Peninsula.

                                   Mallala.

                                   Mid Murray.

                                   Mount Remarkable.

                                   Murray Bridge.

                                   Naracoorte Lucindale.

                                   Northern Areas.

                                   Peterborough.

                                   Robe.

                                   Wattle Range.

                                   Yorke Peninsula.

                          Regional Council -

                                   Port Pirie.

 

 

 

   5.

The President made the following Statement:

                 “I refer to my statement on our last sitting day, Thursday, 9 December 2004, in which I advised that I had received a letter from Mr. Tim Bourne requesting a Right of Reply in accordance with the Sessional Standing Order passed by this Council on Wednesday, 15 September 2004.  However, as there was not one clear sitting day before the matter could be Tabled, I announced my intention to allow the statement to be incorporated in Hansard on the next day of sitting.

                 I previously read to the Council Mr. Bourne’s request of 8 December 2004, in which he considered that questions asked about his appointment to the Parole Board had ‘a significant potential to not only adversely affect his reputation, but to cause him injury in both his profession and as appointee to the position of Deputy Presiding Member of the Board’.  Mr. Bourne believed ‘the questions are also likely to undermine public confidence in the Parole Board’.

                 Following the procedures set out in the Sessional Standing Order, I have given consideration to this matter and believe that it complies with the requirements of the Sessional Standing Order.  Therefore I grant the request and direct that Mr. Bourne’s reply be incorporated in Hansard.”

 

President’s
Statement:
Citizen’s Right
of Reply.

 

   6.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, according to order, moved - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Criminal Neglect) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade, 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.

                 Debate ensued.

                 The Hon. R. D. Lawson, by leave, moved - That the Bill be withdrawn and referred to the Legislative Review Committee for its report and recommendation.

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

 

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Criminal Neglect)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

   7.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Crown Solicitor’s Trust Account.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of South Australia (Miscellaneous) Amendment 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.

 

Superannuation
Funds Management
Corporation of
South Australia
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise and Economic Development - Labour Market Relations) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Industrial Law
Reform (Enterprise
and Economic
Development -
Labour Market
Relations) Bill.

 

11.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Families and Communities (The Hon. J. Weatherill, M.P.) concerning Intercountry Adoption.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

12.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Transport (The Hon. P. L. White, M.P.) concerning the New General Manager for TransAdelaide.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

13.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Transport concerning the Report of the Investigation into the Leigh Creek Rail Line Hi-Rail Incident, together with a copy of the Report.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

14.

Council adjourned at two minutes to six o’clock until tomorrow 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. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

 

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

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