[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 27

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

THURSDAY 13 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 Clerk announced that the following Petition had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner, from 72 residents of South Australia concerning ill-informed sentiments expressed by a Federal Member of Parliament.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will strongly urge the Prime Minister of Australia to take note of the matters raised herein and give a firm commitment that the Australian Government will uphold the principles of multiculturalism and denounce racial discrimination which could divide the Australian community.

 

Petition

No. 11 -

Ill-informed sentiments expressed

by Federal

Member of Parliament.

 

 

    3.

The following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

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

                 Department of State Aboriginal Affairs - Report, 1995-96.

 

Paper.

   4.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) tabled a copy of Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. M. H. Armitage, M.P.) concerning Regional Health Administrations.

 

Paper

Tabled.

   5.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Correctional Services (The Hon. D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning the Appointment of Ms. Sue Vardon to Head the Commonwealth Service Delivery Agency.

 

Paper

Tabled.

   6.

The Hon. M. J. Elliott tabled copy of a letter to Mr. David Morris from The Hon. J. W. Olsen, M.P., then Leader of the Opposition, dated 30 August 1989.

 

Paper

Tabled.

   7.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended until twenty 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.

   8.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable him to give a reply to a question asked by the Hon. T. Crothers.

                 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.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney General 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.

 

Legal

Practitioners (Membership

of Board and Tribunal) Amendment

Bill.

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.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Electoral (Miscellaneous) Amendment 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.

 

Electoral

(Miscellaneous)

Amendment

Bill.

12.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 be an Order 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 Criminal Law Consolidation (Self Defence) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

        Committee divided:

Criminal Law Consolidation

(Self Defence)

Amendment

Bill.

 

Ayes, 11.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. K. T. Griffin (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. C. A. Pickles (Teller)

 

 

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

 

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Education and Children’s Services - That this House congratulates the commitment and work of South Australian teachers and schools in both Government and non-Government sectors in achieving outstanding student results in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which had South Australia ranked ninth overall in Mathematics and seventh overall in Science in a survey in forty-five countries world-wide:

                 Debate resumed.

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

                

South Australian Results in International Mathematics

and Science

Study  -

Motion re.

15.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 11 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts - That the Legislative Council -

         I.      censures the Minister for Education and Children’s Services for providing an asbestos classroom to Mimili School against the express wishes of the Mimili Community Council Incorporated, the Nganampa Health Council Incorporated and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation;

        II.      calls on the Minister to abide by the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation order issued on 4 October 1996 to remove the building from the Pitjantjatjara Lands and make the site clean; and

       III.      calls on the Minister to provide appropriate classrooms to children at the Mimili School following consultation with the appropriate school, community and local governing authorities:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 26 February 1997.

 

Censure of

Minister for Education and Children’s

Services -

Motion re.

  17.

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

Message No. 64

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to authorise an agreement between the South Australian and Northern Territory governments for the construction of a railway between Alice Springs and Darwin; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 13 February 1997.                                                                  G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

 

Message from House of

Assembly:

Adelaide to

Darwin

Railway Bill.

18.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 25 February 1997, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

                

Next Day

of Sitting.

19.

Council adjourned at seven minutes past six o’clock until Tuesday, 25 February 1997, 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. 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