[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 26

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 1997

 

 

 

   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 following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

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

                 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Advisory Committee - Report, 1995-96.

 

Paper.

   3.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson brought up the Tenth Report, 1996-97 of the Legislative Review Committee, which was read by the Clerk as follows:-

                 The Regulations listed hereunder are at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken in regard to these Regulations and it is necessary for Notices of Motion for Disallowance to be given in both Houses before the expiration of 14 sitting days, to allow the Committee time to complete its deliberations.

                 Honourable Members are warned that after further consideration has been given to these Regulations, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                 Regulations referred to:-

                          Expiation of Offences Act 1996 - Principal Regulations.

                          Regulation Variation (Common Expiation Scheme) Regulations 1996.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Tenth Report,

1996-97.

   4.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson brought up the Eleventh Report, 1996-97 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Eleventh Report,

1996-97.

 

   5.

The Minister for Transport (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw), while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled a list of Awards and Nominations for the Film “Shine”.

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended until twenty-five 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.

   7.

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable him to complete his reply to a Question asked by the Hon. A. J. Redford.

                 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.

   8.

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

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

   9.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott, pursuant to notice, moved -

         I.       That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into matters surrounding the purchase of property known as “Gouldana”, sections 35, 36, 37 and 190 in the Hundred of Smith, and any potential conflict of interest that may have existed for the then Minister for Primary Industries, The Hon. D. S. Baker, M.P. and any related matter.

        II.       That Standing Order No. 389 be 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 presented to the Council.

       IV.       That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended as 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.

                  Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Potential Conflict

of Interest by

Minister

concerning “Gouldana” -

Motion for

Select Committee.

11.

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Legislative Council acknowledges the continuing enormous contribution of primary industries to the economy of South Australia and, in particular, the positive effects which will flow from the second record grain harvest in two years.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Economic Contribution

of Primary Industries

in South

Australia -

Motion re.

 

12.

The Hon. P. Holloway, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Legislative Council requests the Legislative Review Committee to inquire into and report upon the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. C. Irwin, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Freedom  of Information

Act - Legislative Review

Committee

to inquire on -

Motion re.

 

13.

The Hon. R. R. Roberts, pursuant to notice, moved -

         I.       That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into matters surrounding the -

(a)     termination of the employment of Mr. Michael Gleeson as Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Commission;

(b)    attempts to terminate the employment of a senior executive of the Tourism Commission, Mr. Rod Hand;

(c)     appointment of Ms. Anne Ruston to the position of General Manager of the Wine and Tourism Council of South Australia,

                       including the role of the Minister of Tourism, The Hon. G. A. Ingerson, M.P., in these matters.

        II.       That Standing Order No. 389 be 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 presented to the Council.

       IV.       That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended as 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.

                 On motion of the Minister for Education and Children’s Services, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Issues Relating

to the

Employment

of Certain Persons

and the Role

of the Minister

for Tourism -

Motion for

Select Committee.

14.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

16.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

17.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 5 to No. 19 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

18.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on the Review of the Legal Services Commission (Part 1) be noted - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

Statutory

Authorities

Review

Committee -

Report on the Review of the

Legal Services Commission

(Part 1) be noted -

Motion re.

 

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4.

 

Postponement

of Business.

20.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Land Acquisition (Right Review) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 4 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 Education and Children’s 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.

 

Land

Acquisition

(Right of Review) Amendment

Bill.

21.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 and No. 5 to No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement

of Business.

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Bulk Handling of Grain (Directors) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 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 Minister for Education and Children’s 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.

 

Bulk Handling

of Grain

(Directors) Amendment Bill.

23.

The Minister for Transport, according to order, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Goods Securities Act 1986.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

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

 

Goods Securities (Motor Vehicles) Amendment

Bill.

24.

The Minister for Transport, while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled a copy of a Report to TransAdelaide by TMG International Pty. Ltd. on an Investigation of Possible Improvements to the Belair Line to increase the Reliability of the Train Service.

 

Paper Tabled.

  25.

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. in order that Business of the Day may be concluded.

                 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.

26.

Ordered - That the remaining Orders of the Day be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

27.

Council adjourned at twenty-two minutes to seven o’clock 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. 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