SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 37

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  12  FEBRUARY  2008

 

 

 

   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. 9.

                 The Governor 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. 49 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Australian Energy Market Commission Establishment Act 2004.

                 No. 50 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.

                 No. 51 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Education Act 1972.

                 No. 52 of 2007 - An act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.

                 No. 53 of 2007 - An Act to amend the National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996.

                 No. 54 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

                 No. 55 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Private Parking Areas Act 1986.

                 No. 56 of 2007 - An Act to give effect to a Deed of Undertaking made by Santos Limited in favour of the Premier for and on behalf of the Crown in the right of the State of South Australia; to repeal the Santos Limited (Regulation of Shareholdings) Act 1989; and for other purposes.

                 No. 57 of 2007 - An Act to amend various Acts to make provision for serious repeat offending by young people.

                 No. 58 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

                 No. 59 of 2007 - An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

                 No. 60 of 2007 - An Act to provide for a system of marine parks for the State; to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts; and for other purposes.

Government House, Adelaide, 12 February 2008.                                       KEVIN SCARCE, Governor.

 

Message from
Governor:
Assent to Bills.

    3.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway) by leave, moved - That the Legislative Council expresses its deep regret at the death of the Hon. G. R. Broomhill, former Minister of the Crown, and places on record its appreciation of his distinguished public service.

                 And being supported by the Hon. D. W. Ridgway and the Hon. G. E. Gago:

                 Motion carried in silence, Members standing in their places.

 

Death of

Hon. G. R. Broomhill

 

    4.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway) by leave, moved - That the Legislative Council expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr. E. H. Crimes, former Member of the House of Assembly, and places on record its appreciation of his distinguished public service.

And being supported by the Hon. D. W. Ridgway and the Hon R. P. Wortley:

Motion carried in silence, Members standing in their places.

 

Death of
Mr E. H. Crimes

 

    5.

The Minister for Police, by leave, moved - That as a mark of respect to their memories, the sitting of the Council be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                Question put and passed.

                At six minutes to three o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

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

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting

 

 

    6.

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

          By the President -

                 Register of New Member’s Interests - February 2008 - Registrar’s Statement.

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

                 Reports, 2006-2007 -

                          Office of the Employee Ombudsman.

                          Corporations -

                                   Adelaide.

                                   Adelaide Hills.

                                   Burnside.

                                   Campbelltown.

                                   Charles Sturt.

                                   Gawler.

                                   Holdfast Bay.

                                   Marion.

                                   Mitcham.

                                   Norwood, Payneham and St Peters.

                                   Onkaparinga.

                                   Playford.

                                   Port Adelaide Enfield.

                                   Prospect.

                                   Salisbury.

                                   Tea Tree Gully.

                                   Unley.

                                   West Torrens.

                          District Councils -

                                   Alexandrina.

                                   Barossa.

                                   Berri Barmera.

                                   Ceduna.

                                   Coober Pedy.

                                   Coorong.

                                   Copper Coast.

                                   Cleve.

                                   Clare and Gilbert Valley.

                                   Elliston.

                                   Flinders Ranges.

                                   Goyder.

                                   Grant.

                                   Kangaroo Island.

                                   Karoonda East Murray.

                                   Kimba.

                                   Lower Eyre Peninsula.

                                   Loxton Waikerie.

                                   Le Hunte.

                                   Light.

                                   Mallala.

                                   Mid Murray.

                                   Mount Barker.

Papers.

 

 

                                   Mount Remarkable.

                                   Murray Bridge.

                                   Naracoorte Lucindale.

                                   Northern.

                                   Outback Areas Community Develoment Trust.

                                   Peterborough.

                                   Port Augusta.

                                   Port Pirie.

                                   Renmark Paringa.

                                   Robe.

                                   Southern Mallee.

                                   Streaky Bay.

                                   Victor Harbor.

                                   Wattle Range.

                                   Wakefield.

                                   Whyalla.

                                   Yankalilla.

                                   Yorke Peninsula.

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

                 Reports, 2006-2007 -

                          AustralAsia Railway Corporation.

                          Australian Crime Commission.

                          Country Arts SA.

                          Courts Administration Authority.

                          Department of Justice - Erratum.

                          Electricity Industry Superannuation Scheme.

                          State Coroner - Erratum.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2006 - Foreign Offences.

                          Criminal Law (Clamping, Impounding and Forfeiture of Vehicles) Act 2007 - General.

                          Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 - Emergency Worker.

                          Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 -

                                   Australian Builders’ Plate Standard.

                                   Port Adelaide.

                          Motor Vehicles Act 1959 -

                                   Number Plate Exemption.

                                   Passenger Seatbelt Demerits.

                          National Electricity (South Australia) Act 1996 - Civil Penalties.

                          Road Traffic Act 1961 -

                                   Level Crossing.

                                   Maximum Penalty.

                                   Passenger Seatbelts.

                                   Passenger Seatbelt Fines.

                                   Prescribed Oral Advice.

                          Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 - Prohibited Substance.

                          Stamp Duties Act 1923 - Special Acts.

                          Summary Offences Act 1953 - Revocation.

                          Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 -

                                   Arrears Payment.

                                   Penalty Payment.

                                   Scales of Medical and Other Charges.

                 Rules of Court -

                          District Court - Fees Recovery.

                          Supreme Court - Fees Recovery.

                 Dangerous Areas Declarations - Section 83B of the Summary Offences Act 1953.

                 Motor Accident Commission - Charter.

                 Road Block Establishment Authorisations - Section 74B of the Summary Offences Act 1953.

 

 

 

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

                 City of Mount Gambier - Residential Zone (Complying Policy) - Plan Amendment Report.

                 District Council of Ceduna - General and Coastal Policy - Development Plan Amendment Report.

                 Proposal to Locate a New Dual Transportable Classroom and Removal of One Significant Tree at Marryatville Primary School.

                 Residential Parks and Caravan and Tourist Parks - Development Plan Amendment by the Minister.

                 Regulations under the following Act -

                          Development Act 1993 -

                                   Brush Fences.

                                   Bush Fire Protection Areas.

                                   Preliminary Advice.

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

                 Reports, 2006-2007 -

                          Bio-Innovation SA.

                          Children’s Services.

                          Non-Government Schools Registration Board.

                 Genetically Modified Crops Management Act 2004 Review - Report of the Genetically Modified Crop Advisory Committee.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Fisheries Management Act 2007 -

                                   Abalone Fishery.

                                   Aquatic Reserves.

                                   Blue Crab Fishery.

                                   Charter Boat Fishery.

                                   Cockle Rakes.

                                   Commercial and Recreational Fees.

                                   Exotic Fish.

                                   Fish Processors.

                                   General.

                                   Lakes and Coorong Fishery.

                                   Lakes and Coorong Pipi Fishery.

                                   Marine Scalefish Fisheries.

                                   Miscellaneous Fishery.

                                   Pipi Units.

                                   Prawn Fisheries.

                                   River Fishery.

                                   Rock Lobster Fisheries.

                                   Vessel Monitoring Scheme.

                          Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998 -

                                   Barossa.

                                   Fund Contributions.

                                   Grape Growers.

                          Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia Act 1983 - Subjects.

                          South Australian Housing Trust Act 1936 and South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 - Water Rates Prescribed Limit.

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

                 Regulations under the following Act -

                          Correctional Services Act 1982 -

                                   Controlled Drugs.

                                   Prohibited Drugs.

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

                 Reports, 2006-2007 -

                          Boundary Adjustment Facilitation Panel.

                          Dog Fence Board.

                          Local Government Superannuation Board.

                          Maralinga Lands Unnamed Conservation Park Board.

                          Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.

                          Optometrists Board of South Australia.

                          The Commissioners of Charitable Funds.

 

 

 

                 Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 - Report to the Environment, Resources and Development Committee of the South Australian Parliament.

                 Part 2 of Schedule 1 of the Local Government Act 1999 - made by the Local Government Superannuation Board to amend the Rules constituting Local Government Superannuation Scheme.

                 Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Act 2002 - Report - 1 October-31 December 2007.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Environment Protection Act 1993 - Licence Fees.

                          Land Agents Act 1994 - Indemnity Fund.

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1997 -

                                   Bonython Park.

                                   Chiton Rocks.

                                   Elder Park.

 

 

 

                                   Morgan.

                                   Murray Bridge Long Term.

                                   Peterborough.

                                   Port Augusta.

                                   Port Lincoln.

                                   Port Vincent.

                                   Robe.

                                   Wallaroo.

                          Natural Resources Management Act 2004 - Exemption from Levy.

                          Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985 - Domestic Fowls.

                          Private Parking Areas Act 1986 - Disabled Parking.

                          Trade Measurement Act 1993 - Wine Packaging.

                          Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Act 2002 - Project Scheme.

                 Rules under Acts -

                          Local Government Act 1999 - Rules - Local Government Superannuation Scheme -

Retained Insurance Benefit.

Super Holdings Pty. Ltd.

                 District Council of Grant - By-laws - General.

                 District Council of Tumby Bay - By-law No. 5 - Dogs.

                 Kingston District Council - By-law No. 6 - Cape Jaffa Anchorage (Waterways).

                 Schedule G of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement 1992 - Effect of the Snowy Scheme.

        By the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Controlled Substances Act 1984 -

                                   Controlled Dogs.

                                   Poisons.

                          Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997 - Prohibited Advertising.

 

 

 

    7.

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan brought up the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee, 2006-2007.

                Ordered - That the Report be printed.  (Paper No. 222)

 

Statutory Authorities
Review Committee -
Report, 2006-2007.

 

    8.

The Minister for Police, while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled a document titled “PIRSA Compliance Investigation EL 3258 - Findings of Mount Gee Site Investigation Conducted on 16 January 2008”.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

    9.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning the Closure of the Mitsubishi Facility at Tonsley.

 

Ministerial
 Statement Tabled.

 

  10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  11.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Lake Eyre Basin (Intergovernmental Agreement) (Ratification of Amendments) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

         The President left the Chair and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for consideration of the 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 Environment and Conservation, 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.

 

Lake Eyre Basin
(Intergovernmental
Agreement)
(Ratification of
Amendments)
Amendment Bill.

 

13.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Health Care 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.

 

Health Care Bill.

 

  15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Victims of Crime) Amendment 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.

 

Criminal Law
(Sentencing)
(Victims of Crime)
Amendment Bill.

 

  17.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

 

  18.

Council adjourned at fifteen minutes past six 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. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J. A. Darley

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 I. K. Hunter

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. C. Zollo