[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 27

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  10  MARCH  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 Hon. A. J. Redford brought up the Eleventh Report, 1998-99 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative Review Committee -

Eleventh Report,

1998-99.

 

   3.

In accordance with Sessional Standing Order, the President called on Members to make Statements on Matters of Interest.

 

Statements on

Matters of

Interest.

 

   4.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   5.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   6.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Report of the Social Development Committee on Gambling, tabled on 26 August 1998, be further noted.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

Social

Development Committee -

Report on

Gambling be

further noted - Motion re.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. C. Zollo -  That this Council -

         I.      Notes that Australia has formal arrangements with Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Malta, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom which allow young citizens of those countries to apply for working holidays in Australia;

        II.      Calls on the Federal Government to initiate discussion with a view to entering into formal arrangements with Italy and Greece which allow young citizens of those countries to apply for working holidays in Australia and young citizens of Australia to apply for working holidays in Italy and Greece; and

       III.      Requests the President to convey this Resolution to the Federal Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.:

 

Formal Arrangements between Australia, Italy and Greece for Working Holidays - Motion re.

 

                 Debate resumed.

                The Hon. N. Xenophon moved to amend the motion in paragraph II by leaving out “Italy and Greece” and inserting “Italy, Greece and Cyprus”.

           On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

 

 

   9.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
J.S.L. Dawkins - That the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on South Australian Rural Road Safety Strategy be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

Environment, Resources and Development Committee -

Report on South Australian Rural Road Safety

Strategy to be

noted - Motion re.

 

11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

12.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 10 to No. 12 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

  13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Citizens’ Right of Reply Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

 

Citizens’ Right

of Reply Bill.

14.

At five minutes to 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.

 

15.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 and No. 15 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon.
N. Xenophon  -

         I.      That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into and report on the feasibility of prohibiting Internet and Interactive Home Gambling and Gambling by any other means of Telecommunication in the State of South Australia and the likely enforcement regime to effect such a prohibition;

        II.      That the Committee consist of six Members and that the quorum of Members necessary to be present at all meetings of the Committee be fixed at four Members and that Standing Order No. 389 be so far suspended as to enable the Chairperson of the Committee to have a deliberative vote only;

       III.      That this Council permits the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council; and

Internet Gambling -

Select Committee

on -

Motion re.

 

       IV.      That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended to enable strangers to be admitted when the Select Committee is examining witnesses unless the Committee otherwise resolves, but they shall be excluded when the Committee is deliberating.

                 Which the Hon. C. Zollo has moved to amend in Paragraph I by leaving out the words “the feasibility of prohibiting” and by leaving out all words after “the State of South Australia” and inserting “and the desirability and feasibility of regulating or prohibiting such activities”:

                Debate resumed.

Suspension of

Standing Orders.

 

 

                 The Hon. P. Holloway moved to amend the motion in paragraph II by leaving out the words “That the Committee consist of six Members and that the quorum of Members necessary to be present at all meetings of the Committee be fix at four Members and”.

                 Question - That the amendments moved by the Hon. C. Zollo be agreed to - put and passed.

                 Question - That the words proposed to be struck out by the Hon. P. Holloway stand part of the motion - put and negatived.

                 Question - That the motion moved by the Hon. N. Xenophon, and as amended by the Hon. C. Zollo and the Hon. P. Holloway, be agreed to - put and passed.

                The Hon. N. Xenophon moved - That the Select Committee consist of the Treasurer, the Hon. P. Holloway, the Hon. A. J. Redford, the Hon. G. Weatherill and the mover.

                Question put and passed.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved - That the Select Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place and to report on Wednesday,
7 July 1999.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Select Committee Appointed.

17.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 17 to No. 21 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 24 March 1999.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

18.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

 

Gaming

Machines

(Freeze on Gaming Machines) Amendment Bill.

 

19.

The Hon. T. G. Roberts, according to order, moved - That the Collections for Charitable Purposes (Definition of Charitable Purpose) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

 

Collections for Charitable Purposes (Definition of Charitable Purpose) Amendment Bill.

 

20.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. S. M. Kanck - That this Council notes, in relation to Group 65 medical products -

           I.    That Supply SA is not observing the eight point Procurement Reform Strategy released by the Department for Administrative and Information Services in May 1998;

          II.    That, at a time of cutbacks to the health budget, public hospitals and health services in South Australia are paying more as a consequence of Supply SA practices; and

         III.    That quality South Australian products are being ignored by Supply SA with resultant impact on employment in this State,

        and this Council therefore calls on the Minister for Administrative Services and the Minister for Human Services to urgently intervene to ensure that the public health system is getting best value for money in the supply of Group 65 medical products - be now resumed.

                  Debate resumed.

                  On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday,
24 March 1999.

 

Supply of

Group 65

Medical Products

to Public Health System -

Motion re.

21.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961 and to repeal the Commercial Motor Vehicles (Hours of Driving) Act 1973.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning 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.

 

Road Traffic

(Driving Hours) Amendment Bill.

  22.

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

Message No. 39

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Livestock Act 1997, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 9 March 1999.                                                  J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. Crothers, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Message from

House of Assembly:

Livestock (Commencement) Amendment Bill.

23.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

24.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Wingfield Waste Depot Closure  Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. F. Stefani, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Wingfield

Waste Depot

Closure Bill.

 

25.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation (Smoking in Unlicensed Premises) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Tobacco Products Regulation

(Smoking in Unlicensed Premises) Amendment Bill.

 

26.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

27.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Supply Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Supply Bill.

 

28.

Council adjourned at eighteen minutes to twelve o’clock midnight 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. 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