[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 12

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER 1996

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. H.P.K. Dunn) 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. B.S.L. Pfitzner, from 129 residents of South Australia concerning ill-informed sentiments expressed by a Federal Member of Parliament.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will strongly urge the Prime Minister of Australia to take note of the matters raised herein and give a firm commitment that the Australian Government will uphold the principles of multiculturalism and denounce racial discrimination which could divide the Australian community.

 

Petition

No. 3 -

Ill-informed Sentiments expressed

by Federal

Member of Parliament.

   3.

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

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

                 Reports, 1995-96 -

                          Legal Practitioners Conduct Board.

                          South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

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

                 Reports, 1995-96 -

                          Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

                          Department of Transport.

                          Passenger Transport Board.

                          TransAdelaide.

        By the Minister for the Arts (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) -

                 Reports, 1995-96 -

                          Department for the Arts and Cultural Development.

                          Libraries Board of South Australia.

                          South Australian Film Corporation.

 

Papers.

   4.

The Minister for Transport, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended until twenty minutes past three 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.

   5.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 1985; and to make consequential amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

                 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. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 16 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 17.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Industrial and Employee Relations (President’s powers) 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.

                          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 Attorney-General, 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.

 

Industrial and Employee

Relations (President’s

powers)

Amendment

Bill.

   8.

The Minister for Transport, according to order, moved - That the Adoption (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Adoption (Miscellaneous) Amendment

Bill.

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 5 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

  10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Local Government (City of Adelaide) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Local

Government

(City of

Adelaide)

Bill.

11.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the sitting of the Council to be extended beyond 6.30 p.m.

                 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.

12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 9 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

13.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Message No. 9 from the House of Assembly relating to the Racial Vilification Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          The Minister for Education and Children’s Services moved - That the amendments be insisted on.

                          Question put.

           Committee divided:

Racial

Vilification

Bill.

 

Ayes, 8.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. P. Nocella (Teller)

Noes, 7.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

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

 

 

  14.

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

Message No. 16

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to establish the South Australian Tourism, Recreation and Sport Commission; to develop and promote tourism, recreation and sport in the State; to promote the staging of major events in the State; to repeal the South Australian Tourism Commission Act 1993; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 6 November 1996.                                                                  G. M. GUNN, 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:

South

Australian

Tourism,

Recreation

and Sport Commission

Bill.

15.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

16.

Council adjourned at fifteen 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. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

 

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

 

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