[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 38

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

       

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

TUESDAY  8  JUNE  1999

 

 

 

   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 Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Listening Devices (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

   3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 133 and 185 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to

Questions on

Notice.

 

   4.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

    5.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Postponed clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                          Postponed clause No. 4 struck out.

                          New clause No. 4 inserted.    

                          Postponed clause No. 5 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

_____________________

 

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

 

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring

and Disposal)

Bill.

 

   6.

At one minute past six o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes to eight o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

 

   7.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 5 further considered and further amended.

                 Question - That clause No. 5, as amended, be agreed to - put.

           Committee divided:

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring

and Disposal)

Bill.

 

 

Ayes, 10.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

Noes, 9.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                          Postponed clause No. 5, as amended, agreed to.

                          Postponed clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                          Postponed clause No. 7 agreed to.

                          Postponed clause No. 8 read.

                 The Treasurer moved on page 6, lines 3 to 29, to leave out the clause and insert new clauses as follows:

                  Orders to effect transfers, leases and other restructuring

                          8.  (1)  The Minister may, by order in writing (a transfer order), do one or more of the following:

                          (a)       transfer to a State-owned company, Minister, electricity corporation or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation, or the Crown, assets or liabilities (or both) of an electricity corporation;

                          (b)       transfer to a State-owned company, Minister, electricity corporation or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation, or the Crown, assets or liabilities (or both) of a body by which assets or liabilities have been acquired under a transfer order;

                          (c)       grant to a State-owned company, Minister, electricity corporation or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation, or the Crown, a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to an electricity corporation;

                          (d)       grant to a State-owned company, Minister, electricity corporation or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation, or the Crown, a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to a body by which assets have been acquired under a transfer order;

                          (e)       extinguish a lease, easement or other rights held by a State-owned company, Minister, electricity corporation or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation, or the Crown, in consequence of a transfer order.

                          (2)  If—

                          (a)       an electricity corporation has an easement in relation to electricity infrastructure on, above or under land; and

                          (b)       the Minister, by a transfer order, transfers part of the infrastructure, or grants a lease or other rights in respect of part of the infrastructure, to a body of a kind referred to in subsection (1),

                  the Minister may, by the transfer order, transfer to the body rights conferred by the easement but limited so they operate in relation to that part of the infrastructure (which rights will be taken to constitute a separate registrable easement) and may, by a subsequent transfer order, transfer to the same or a different body rights conferred by the easement but limited so they operate in relation to another part of the infrastructure, whether on, above or under the same or a different part of the land (which rights will also be taken to constitute a separate registrable easement).

                          (3)  In exercising powers under this section in relation to assets or liabilities of, or available to, a body other than the Minister, the Minister is to be taken to be acting as the agent of the other body.

                          (4)  A transfer order takes effect on the date of the order or on a later date specified in the order.

 

 

                          (5)  A transfer order effects the transfer and vesting of an asset or liability, or the grant or extinguishment of a lease, easement or other rights, in accordance with its terms by force of this Act and despite the provisions of any other law or instrument.

                          (6)  The transfer of a liability from a body discharges the body from the liability.

                          (7)  If a transfer order so provides—

                          (a)       a security to which a transferred asset is subject ceases to apply to the asset on its transfer by the transfer order;

                          (b)       a security to which a leased asset is subject ceases to apply to the asset on the grant of the lease by the transfer order.

                          (8)  A transfer order may provide that references to a body of a kind referred to in subsection (1) (the first body) in a specified instrument or an instrument of a specified class (a transferred instrument) are replaced by references to another body of a kind referred to in subsection (1) (the second body), and in that case—

                          (a)       the instrument is modified as provided in the order; and

                          (b)       the second body accordingly succeeds to the rights and liabilities of the first body under the instrument as from the date on which the transfer order takes effect or the date on which the instrument takes effect (whichever is the later).

                          (9)  The Minister may, by order in writing, declare that the effect of the whole or part of a transfer order is reversed and in that case (despite the provisions of any other law or instrument)—

                          (a)       the order will be taken to have come into effect contemporaneously with the transfer order; and

                          (b)       transfers or grants identified in the order are cancelled and will be taken never to have been made; and

                          (c)       transferred instruments identified in the order are to be construed as if they had never been affected by the transfer order.

 

 

                          (10)  A power may not be exercised under this section in relation to a company that has ceased to be a State-owned company.”

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved to amend new clause No. 8, as proposed to be inserted by the Treasurer, by inserting after proposed subclause (10) new subclause as follows:

                          “(11)  A transfer order cannot take effect until—

                          (a)       a copy of the order has been laid before each House of Parliament; and

                          (b)       the order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 

 

                 Question - That clause No. 8 stand as printed - put and negatived.

                          Postponed clause No. 8 struck out.

                 Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. S. M. Kanck to new clause No. 8, as proposed to be inserted by the Treasurer, be agreed to - put and negatived.

                 Question - That new clause No. 8, proposed to be inserted by the Treasurer, be so
inserted - put and passed.

                          New clause No. 8 inserted.

                          Postponed clause No. 9 struck out.

                          New clause No. 9 inserted.

                          Postponed clause No. 10 amended and agreed to.

                          New clause No. 10A inserted.

                          New clause No. 10B inserted.

                  The Treasurer moved on page 8, after line 30, to insert new clause as follows:

                  Disposal of electricity assets and limitations on disposal

                          11A.  (1)  The Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation must not—

                          (a)       sell or transfer prescribed electricity assets; or

                          (b)       sell or transfer interests or rights as a lessee under an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets; or

                          (c)       grant an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets.

                          (2)  Shares in a prescribed company must not be issued and, in the case of shares owned by an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation, must not be sold or transferred—

                          (a)       if the company or a subsidiary of the company owns prescribed electricity assets; or

                                   (b)      if the company or a subsidiary of the company is the lessee under an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets.

 

 

                          (3)  Subject to the limitations under subsections (1) and (2), the Minister may by agreement (a sale/lease agreement) with another (the purchaser) do one or more of the following:

                          (a)       transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) of an electricity corporation;

                          (b)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to an electricity corporation;

                          (c)       transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) of a State-owned company;

                          (d)       transfer to the purchaser shares in a State-owned company;

                          (e)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to a State-owned company;

                          (f)        transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) that have been acquired by a Minister, any instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation under this Act;

                          (g)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets that have been acquired by a Minister, any instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation under this Act.

                          (4)  A lease is an unauthorised lease for the purposes of this section only if—

                          (a)       it confers a right to the use or possession of prescribed electricity assets for a term extending to a time, or commencing, more than 25 years after the making of the lease; and

                          (b)       the exercise of the right is not expressed in the lease to be conditional on approval of the right by a resolution passed by each House of Parliament in accordance with this section.

                          (5)  If a lease confers a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) and provides that the exercise of the right is conditional on approval of the right by a resolution passed by each House of Parliament, it is not lawful to waive, vary or remove that condition.

                          (6)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to—

                          (a)       the sale or transfer of prescribed electricity assets, or interests or rights under a lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets, to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (b)       the granting of a lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (c)       the issuing, sale or transfer of shares to an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (d)       the sale or disposal of prescribed electricity assets in the ordinary course of the maintenance, repair, replacement or upgrading of equipment;

                          (e)       the exercise by a person other than the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation of a right under an instrument executed before 17 November 1998;

                          (f)        the performance by the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation of an obligation under an instrument executed before 17 November 1998.

                          (7)  Subject to subsection (8), the following provisions must be complied with in relation to the approval of a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

                          (a)       the resolution may relate to rights of that kind conferred by more than one lease; and

                          (b)       no more than one resolution approving rights of that kind may be passed; and

                          (c)       if a motion of a Minister for a resolution approving rights of that kind has been defeated, no further motion may be moved for such a resolution; and

                          (d)       the resolution must be passed—

                                       (i)      after the return of the writs for the first general election of the members of the House of Assembly that occurs after the commencement of this section; and

                                       (ii)     not later than five years after the first lease conferring a right of that kind was made; and

                          (e)       each lease to which the resolution relates, and a prescribed report relating to that lease, must have been laid before each House of Parliament—

 

 

                                       (i)      not later than 14 sitting days after the end of two years from the date on which the first lease conferring a right of that kind was made; or

                                       (ii)     if, before the end of the period referred to in subparagraph (i), sale/lease agreements have been made providing for the disposal of all prescribed electricity assets of or available to an electricity corporation, State-owned company, Minister or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation (whether by the granting of a lease or the disposal of shares)—not later than 14 sitting days after the date on which the last such sale/lease agreement was made.

                          (8)  If the right to possession of prescribed electricity assets reverts to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation through the expiry or termination of a lease, subsection (7) does not apply in relation to a further lease conferring a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) in respect of all or some of those assets, but a resolution approving the right may only be passed if the lease and a prescribed report relating to the lease have been laid before each House of Parliament not later than 14 sitting days after the end of two years from the date on which the lease was made.

                           (9)  If a lease in relation to which a resolution has been passed by each House of Parliament in accordance with subsection (7) or (8) is terminated, subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in relation to a further lease granted to another person on substantially the same terms and conditions as, and for the balance of the term of, the former lease.

                          (10)  If a resolution is passed by each House of Parliament approving a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a), a variation that has the effect of increasing the term for which the right is or may become exercisable may not be made to the lease conferring the right unless the variation is approved by further resolution passed by each House of Parliament.

                          (11)  In this section—

                          “prescribed company” means a company any of the shares in which are owned by an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation other than as a passive investment only;

                          “prescribed electricity assets” means any of the following situated in South Australia:

                                    (a)    electricity generating plant (other than plant with a generating capacity of less than 10 MW);

                                    (b)    powerlines (within the meaning of the Electricity Act 1996);

                                    (c)    substations for converting, transforming or controlling electricity;

                                    (d)    land on or under which infrastructure of a kind referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) is situated,

                          but does not include anything excluded from the ambit of the definition by resolution passed by each House of Parliament;

                          “prescribed report”, in relation to a lease, means a report prepared at the request of the Minister—

                                    (a)    giving a true and fair assessment, in present value terms, of both of the following:

                                             (i)      the total amount paid or to be paid to the State under or in connection with the lease and any related transactions;

                                             (ii)     the total amount that would be repaid or foregone by the State if a resolution were not passed approving any right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) conferred by the lease; and

                                    (b)    setting out the information and assumptions on which the assessments are based;

                          “right”  includes a contingent or future right.’

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

_____________________

 

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

 

 

   8.

At two minutes to ten o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At sixteen minutes past ten o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and

Resumption of

Sitting.

 

    9.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Electricity Corporations (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          New clause No. 11A, which the Treasurer had moved on page 8, after line 30 to insert as follows:

                  Disposal of electricity assets and limitations on disposal

                          11A.  (1)  The Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation must not—

                          (a)       sell or transfer prescribed electricity assets; or

                          (b)       sell or transfer interests or rights as a lessee under an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets; or

                          (c)       grant an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets.

                          (2)  Shares in a prescribed company must not be issued and, in the case of shares owned by an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation, must not be sold or transferred—

                          (a)       if the company or a subsidiary of the company owns prescribed electricity assets; or

                          (b)       if the company or a subsidiary of the company is the lessee under an unauthorised lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets.

                          (3)  Subject to the limitations under subsections (1) and (2), the Minister may by agreement (a sale/lease agreement) with another (the purchaser) do one or more of the following:

                          (a)       transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) of an electricity corporation;

                          (b)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to an electricity corporation;

                          (c)       transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) of a State-owned company;

                          (d)       transfer to the purchaser shares in a State-owned company;

                          (e)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets of or available to a State-owned company;

                          (f)        transfer to the purchaser assets or liabilities (or both) that have been acquired by a Minister, any instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation under this Act;

                          (g)       grant to the purchaser a lease, easement or other rights in respect of assets that have been acquired by a Minister, any instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation under this Act.

                          (4)  A lease is an unauthorised lease for the purposes of this section only if—

                          (a)       it confers a right to the use or possession of prescribed electricity assets for a term extending to a time, or commencing, more than 25 years after the making of the lease; and

                          (b)       the exercise of the right is not expressed in the lease to be conditional on approval of the right by a resolution passed by each House of Parliament in accordance with this section.

                          (5)  If a lease confers a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) and provides that the exercise of the right is conditional on approval of the right by a resolution passed by each House of Parliament, it is not lawful to waive, vary or remove that condition.

                          (6)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to—

                          (a)       the sale or transfer of prescribed electricity assets, or interests or rights under a lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets, to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (b)       the granting of a lease in respect of prescribed electricity assets to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (c)       the issuing, sale or transfer of shares to an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation;

                          (d)       the sale or disposal of prescribed electricity assets in the ordinary course of the maintenance, repair, replacement or upgrading of equipment;

                          (e)       the exercise by a person other than the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation of a right under an instrument executed before 17 November 1998;

Electricity Corporations (Restructuring

and Disposal)

Bill.

 

 

                          (f)        the performance by the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation of an obligation under an instrument executed before 17 November 1998.

                          (7)  Subject to subsection (8), the following provisions must be complied with in relation to the approval of a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

                          (a)       the resolution may relate to rights of that kind conferred by more than one lease; and

                          (b)       no more than one resolution approving rights of that kind may be passed; and

                          (c)       if a motion of a Minister for a resolution approving rights of that kind has been defeated, no further motion may be moved for such a resolution; and

                          (d)       the resolution must be passed—

                                       (i)      after the return of the writs for the first general election of the members of the House of Assembly that occurs after the commencement of this section; and

                                       (ii)     not later than five years after the first lease conferring a right of that kind was made; and

                          (e)       each lease to which the resolution relates, and a prescribed report relating to that lease, must have been laid before each House of Parliament—

                                       (i)      not later than 14 sitting days after the end of two years from the date on which the first lease conferring a right of that kind was made; or

                                       (ii)     if, before the end of the period referred to in subparagraph (i), sale/lease agreements have been made providing for the disposal of all prescribed electricity assets of or available to an electricity corporation, State-owned company, Minister or any instrumentality of the Crown or statutory corporation (whether by the granting of a lease or the disposal of shares)—not later than 14 sitting days after the date on which the last such sale/lease agreement was made.

                          (8)  If the right to possession of prescribed electricity assets reverts to the Crown, an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation through the expiry or termination of a lease, subsection (7) does not apply in relation to a further lease conferring a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) in respect of all or some of those assets, but a resolution approving the right may only be passed if the lease and a prescribed report relating to the lease have been laid before each House of Parliament not later than 14 sitting days after the end of two years from the date on which the lease was made.

                          (9)  If a lease in relation to which a resolution has been passed by each House of Parliament in accordance with subsection (7) or (8) is terminated, subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in relation to a further lease granted to another person on substantially the same terms and conditions as, and for the balance of the term of, the former lease.

                          (10)  If a resolution is passed by each House of Parliament approving a right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a), a variation that has the effect of increasing the term for which the right is or may become exercisable may not be made to the lease conferring the right unless the variation is approved by further resolution passed by each House of Parliament.

                          (11)  In this section—

                          “prescribed company” means a company any of the shares in which are owned by an instrumentality of the Crown or a statutory corporation other than as a passive investment only;

                          “prescribed electricity assets” means any of the following situated in South Australia:

                                    (a)    electricity generating plant (other than plant with a generating capacity of less than 10 MW);

                                    (b)    powerlines (within the meaning of the Electricity Act 1996);

                                    (c)    substations for converting, transforming or controlling electricity;

                                    (d)    land on or under which infrastructure of a kind referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) is situated,

                          but does not include anything excluded from the ambit of the definition by resolution passed by each House of Parliament;

 

 

                          “prescribed report”, in relation to a lease, means a report prepared at the request of the Minister—

                                    (a)    giving a true and fair assessment, in present value terms, of both of the following:

                                             (i)      the total amount paid or to be paid to the State under or in connection with the lease and any related transactions;

                                             (ii)     the total amount that would be repaid or foregone by the State if a resolution were not passed approving any right of a kind referred to in subsection (4)(a) conferred by the lease; and

                                    (b)    setting out the information and assumptions on which the assessments are based;

                          “right”  includes a contingent or future right.’ - further considered.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved to amend proposed new clause 11A, by inserting after subclause (10) new subclause as follows:

 

 

                  New clause 11A—After subclause (10) insert:

                          (11) A sale/lease agreement (other than one that consists of or includes an unauthorised lease) cannot take effect until—

                          (a)       a copy of the agreement has been laid before each House of Parliament; and

                          (b)       the agreement has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 

 

                 Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. S. M. Kanck to new clause No. 11A, as proposed to be inserted by the Treasurer, be agreed to - put.

           Committee divided:

 

 

Ayes, 9.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

Noes, 10.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

        So it passed in the negative.

 

 

                 Question - That new clause No. 11A, as proposed to be inserted by the Treasurer, be so inserted - put.

            Committee divided:

 

 

Ayes, 10.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

Noes, 9.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                          New clause No. 11A inserted.

 

 

_____________________

 

And it being twelve of the clock:

WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 1999

_____________________

 

                          Clause No. 12 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

_____________________

 

 

 

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

 

 

  10.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until today at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

 

  11.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

  12.

Ordered - That Notices of Motion and Orders of the Day (Private Business) set down for this Wednesday, be now set down for Thursday, 10 June 1999, and have precedence over Government Business that day.

 

Postponement

of Business.

13.

Ordered - That Statements on Matters of Interest for this Wednesday be taken into consideration on Thursday, 10 June 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

14.

Council adjourned at eight minutes past twelve o’clock midnight until today at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

_________________________

 

 

 

 

Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

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