SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 19

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY† 11† SEPTEMBER† 2007

 

 

 

†† 1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.† The President (The Hon. R. K. Sneath) took the Chair.

†††††††††††††††† The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

 

††† 2.

A Messenger from the Governor having been announced by Black Rod, the following Message was received and read:

Message No. 5.

†††††††††††††††† The Governorís Deputy informs the Legislative Council that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the second Session of the 51st Parliament, viz.:

†††††††††††††††† No. 24 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and to make related amendments to the Ground Water (Qualco-Sunlands) Control Act 2000.

†††††††††††††††† No. 25 of 2007 - An Act to make provision for the security of public buildings, places and officials and for the appointment, management and responsibilities of protective security officers; to make related amendments to various other Acts; and for other purposes.

†††††††††††††††† No. 26 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982.

†††††††††††††††† No. 27 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988.

†††††††††††††††† No. 28 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Conveyancers Act 1994, the Land Agents Act 1994 and the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994.

†††††††††††††††† No. 29 of 2007 - An Act to provide certain powers to seize and deal with motor vehicles in connection with certain offences and alleged offences; to make a related amendment to the Summary Offences Act 1953; and for other purposes.

†††††††††††††††† No. 30 of 2007 - An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the year ending on 30 June 2008 and for other purposes.

†††††††††††††††† No. 31 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Murray-Darling Basin Act 1993.

†††††††††††††††† No. 32 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Public Finance and Audit Act 1987.

†††††††††††††††† No. 33 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Land Tax Act 1936 and the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971.

Government House, Adelaide.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† HIEU VAN LE, Governorís Deputy.

11 September 2007.

 

Message from
Governorís Deputy:
Assent to Bills.

 

†† 3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 334, 371 to 385 and 524 of last Session 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 Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

††††††† By the President -

†††††††††††††††† Members of Legislative Council Travel Expenditure, 2006-2007.

†††††††††††††††† Register of Membersí Interests - June 2007 - Registrarís Statement.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ordered - That the Statement be printed.† (Paper No. 134)

††††††† By the Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

†††††††††††††††† Capital City Committee Adelaide - Report, 2006-2007.

†††††††††††††††† Electoral Report - South Australian Election held on 18 March 2006.

†††††††††††††††† Electoral Statistics - South Australian Election held on 18 March 2006.

†††††††††††††††† Industrial Relations Advisory Committee - Report, 2006-2007.

†††††††††††††††† Report of the Attorney-General made pursuant to Section 48 of the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 for the year ended 30 June 2007.

†††††††††††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Electricity Act 1996 - Licence Fees and Returns.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Firearms Act 1977 - Exemption for Exhibitors.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Gas Act 1997 - Licence Fees and Returns.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Justices of the Peace Act 2005 - Special Justice.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Public Corporations Act 1993 - Port Adelaide Maritime Corporation.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Road Traffic Act 1961 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ancillary and Miscellaneous.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Safety Helmets.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Special Purpose Vehicles.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 - Expiry.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Subordinate Legislation Act 1978 - Postponement of Expiry.

†††††††††††††††† †††††††† Summary Procedure Act 1921 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Industrial Offences.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Witness Fees.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Survey Act 1992 - General.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Designated Courts.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Territorial Application.

†††††††††††††††† Rules of Court -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Supreme Court - Supreme Court Act 1935 - Bail Review.

†††††††††††††††† Rules under Acts -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Road Traffic Act 1961 - Vehicle Standards.

†††††††††††††††† Transport SA - Track Infrastructure Schedule - 2006- 2007.

†††††††††††††††† Government Boards and Committees information as at 30 June 2007 (Listing of Boards and Committees by Portfolio).

†††††††††††††††† Memorandum of Lease between the Minister for Transport and Genesee and Wyoming Australia Pty. Ltd.

††††††† By the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

†††††††††††††††† Interim Operation of the Land Not Within a Council Area - Eyre, Far North, Riverland and Whyalla Development Plans; Land Not Within a Council Area - Consolidated and Better Development Plan (BDP) Conversion Plan Amendment Report by the Minister - Report.

†††††††††††††††† Regulations under the following Act -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Development Act 1993 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Commercial Forestry.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Division of Land.

††††††† By the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. C. Zollo) -

†††††††††††††††† Intellectual Disability Services Council - Report, 2005-2006.

†††††††††††††††† Teachers Registration Board of South Australia - Report, 2006.

†††††††††††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995 - HomeStart Finance.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 - Affordable Housing.

†††††††††††††††† Education Adelaide Charter, 2007-2008.

†††††††††††††††† Education Adelaide Performance Statement for the financial year, 2007-2008.

Papers.

 

 

††††††† By the Minister for Correctional Services (The Hon. C. Zollo) -

†††††††††††††††† Actions taken following the Coronial Inquiry into the Death in Custody of Stuart Murray Chalklen - July 2007.

†††††††††††††††† Actions taken following the Coronial Inquiry into the Death in Custody of Renato Dooma - August 2007.

††††††† By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

†††††††††††††††† Corporation By-laws - City of Charles Sturt -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

††††††† ††††††††††††††††† No. 2 - Moveable Signs.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† No. 3 - Local Government Land.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† No. 4 - Streets and Roads.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† No. 6 - Dogs and Cats.

†††††††††††††††† Regulations under the following Acts -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971 - General.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Liquor Licensing Act 1997 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clare High School.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dry Zones - Loxton.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 - Witjira National Park.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985 -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Electrical Devices.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rodeos.

†††††††††††††††† Rules under Act -

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Local Government -

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Account Based Pension.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† New Pension Benefits.

 

 

 

†† 5.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning the Santos 15 Percent Shareholder Cap.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

 

†† 6.

The Minister for Emergency Services, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Families and Communities (The Hon. J. Weatherill, M.P.) concerning the Appointment of a new Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Families and Communities.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

†† 7.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier concerning Future Directions in Water Security.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

 

†† 8.

The Minister for Police, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. A. M. Bressington to complete a question to the Minister for Emergency Services and for the Minister to complete her reply.

††††††† †††††††† 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.

 

†† 9.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Environment Protection (Site Contamination) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

†††††††††††††††† Debate resumed.

†††††††††††††††† On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Environment
Protection (Site
Contamination)
Amendment Bill.

 

11.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clauses No. 1 to No. 3 agreed to.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Clause No. 4 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 next day of sitting.

 

Development
(Regulated Trees)
Amendment Bill.

 

12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

13.

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

†††††††††††††††† Debate resumed.

†††††††††††††††† On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Marine Parks Bill.

 

14.

Ordered - That the Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Petroleum Products) 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. 21 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 Minister for Police, 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.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Petroleum Products)
Bill.

 

16.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Criminal Law (Undercover Operations) Act 1995.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Transition to Retirement - State Superannuation) Bill be now read a second time:

†††††††††††††††† Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Transition to
Retirement - State
Superannuation) Bill.

 

18.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

19.

The following Messages from the House of Assembly were received and read:

Message No. 31

†††††††††††††††† MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to authorise certain works for purposes of development of a pulp mill at Penola; to provide a mechanism for the authorisation of other works associated with the pulp mill; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 11 September 2007.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

†††††††††††††††† Bill read a first time.

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

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Penola Pulp Mill
Authorisation Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 32

†††††††††††††††† MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Julia Farr Services (Trusts) Bill without amendment.

House of Assembly, 11 September 2007.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Julia Farr Services
(Trusts) Bill.

 

20.

Council adjourned at nine minutes to six oíclock until tomorrow at fifteen minutes past two oíclock.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

 

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

 

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

 

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo