SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 43

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  7  APRIL  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 Clerk announced that the following Petitions had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 224 residents of South Australia concerning abortions in South Australia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will do all in its power to ensure that abortions in South Australia continue to be safe, affordable, accessible and legal.

Petitions:
No. 16 - Abortions
in South Australia.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. I. Gilfillan from 32 residents of South Australia, concerning the Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will amend the Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004 to remove section 6 of that Act.

No. 17 - Genetically
Modified Crops Management Act
2004.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 21 residents of South Australia concerning a proposal for a “Reconciliation Ferry”.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will provide its full support to the ferry relocation proposal, prioritise the ferry service on its merits as a transport, tourism, reconciliation, regional development and employment project and call for the urgent support of the Premier requesting that he engage, as soon as possible, in discussion with the Ngarrindjeri community to see this exciting, creative initiative become a reality.

No. 18 -Reconciliation
Ferry.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 21 residents of South Australia concerning false claims that the Narrindjeri people fabricated their culture.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will make an official apology to the Narrindjeri people which will then mark the beginning of a new process of healing and reconciliation for all South Australians.

No. 19 - False
Claims re
Narrindjeri People
and Culture.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins from 1,899 residents of South Australia concerning policing levels and facilities for Loxton.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will urge the State Government to not sell the existing Loxton Police Station situated on the main Loxton to Berri Road and to upgrade this facility to improve services.

 

No. 20 - Policing
Levels and Facilities
for Loxton.

 

    3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 6 and 26 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
Questions on
Notice.

 

   4.

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

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 Inquiry into an Allegation of Betting with a Child - Report.

 

Paper.

 

   5.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled two documents titled: “Planning Strategy for Metropolitan Adelaide - Draft for Public Consultation, April 2005” and “Planning Strategy for Outer Metropolitan Adelaide Region - Draft for Public Consultation, April 2005”, respectively.

 

Documents
Tabled.

 

   6.

The Minister for Emergency Services tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (The Hon. S. J. Key, M.P.) concerning South Australians in the Workforce.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   7.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier, (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning Legislation Relating to the Sentencing of Sex Offenders.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   8.

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

Message No. 50

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 and to make related amendments to the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994 and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 6 April 2005.                                                                                R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Occupational Health,
Safety and Welfare
(Safework SA)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 22 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 23.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

10.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, according to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Development Act 1993; to make related amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Local Government Act 1999, the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Ombudsman Act 1972, the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991 and the River Murray Act 2003; and to repeal the Swimming Pools (Safety) Act 1972.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.M.A. Lensink, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Development
(Sustainable
Development)
Amendment Bill.

 

11.

 

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

12.

 

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

13.

 

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the National Electricity (South Australia) (New Electricity Law) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause 1 further considered and agreed to.

                                   Clauses No. 2 to No. 9 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 10 read.

                                   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 motion.

 

National Electricity
(South Australia)
(New Electricity
Law) Amendment
Bill.

 

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Acts Interpretation (Gender Balance) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

Acts Interpretation
(Gender Balance)
Amendment Bill.

 

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Podiatry Practice 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. 5 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                                   New clause No. 6A inserted.

                                   Clauses No. 7 to No. 75 agreed to.

                                   Schedule 1 agreed to.

                                   Schedule 2 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 with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for Emergency Services, 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.

 

Podiatry Practice
Bill.

 

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.M.A. Lensink, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statues Amendment
(Intervention
Programs and
Sentencing
Procedures) Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 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 question - That the Parliamentary Committees (Public Works) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Parliamentary
Committees
(Public Works)
Amendment Bill.

 

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 9 and No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Parliamentary Superannuation (Scheme for New Members) Amendment 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.

 

Parliamentary
Superannuation
(Scheme for
New Members)
Amendment Bill.

 

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Public Sector Management (Chief Executive Accountability) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. I. Lucas, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Public Sector
Management
(Chief Executive
Accountability)
Amendment Bill.

 

22.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 14 to No. 22 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

23.

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

Message No. 51

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972, the Native Vegetation Act 1991, the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989, the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982, the Water Resources Act 1997 and the Wilderness Protection Act 1992, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 7 April 2005.                                                                                R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Statutes Amendment
(Environment and
Conservation
Portfolio) Bill.

 

 

24.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12, adjourned on motion, be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

25.

Council adjourned at thirty minutes past five o’clock until Monday 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. 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. 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