[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 14

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 1995

 

 

 

   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 Hon. R. D. Lawson brought up the Fourth 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:-

                          Firearms Act 1977 - General.

                          Firearms Act 1977 - Compensation.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Fourth Report,

1996-97.

   3.

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

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Fifth Report,

1996-97.

 

   4.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable him to reply to a question asked by the Hon. P. Holloway.

                 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.

   5.

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

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

   6.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to notice, moved - That this Council deplores the actions of the Australian Workers Union and affiliated metals unions for their unnecessary bans and pickets on Tuesday, 12 November 1996, which caused so much inconvenience and distress to public transport users, especially year twelve students at their exam time.

                 And the Hon. R. R. Roberts having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 27 November 1996.

 

Public

Transport

Bans and

Pickets -

Motion re.

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts - That this Council congratulates the joint recipients of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos Horta, recognising the work done to establish a just and lasting peace in East Timor:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

1996 Nobel

Peace Prize Recipients -

Motion re.

   8.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 27 November 1996.

 

Voluntary Euthanasia

Bill.

   9.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 to No. 12 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 27 November 1996.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Equal Opportunity (Application of Sexual Harassment Provisions) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 2 further considered, amended and agreed to.

                          New clause No. 3 inserted.

                          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 with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Hon. C. A. Pickles, 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.

                 The Hon. C. A. Pickles moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

Equal

Opportunity (Application of Sexual

Harassment Provisions) Amendment

Bill.

11.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 and No. 15 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 27 November 1996.

 

Postponement

of Business.

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner - That the Report of the Social Development Committee on an Inquiry into Prostitution be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 27 November 1996.

 

Social

Development Committee -

Report on

an Inquiry

into

Prostitution

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

13.

At two minutes past 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.

 

  14.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers; to amend the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Summary Offences Act 1953; and for other purposes.

                 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.

 

Second-hand

Dealers and Pawnbrokers

Bill.

15.

The Attorney-General, according to order, moved - That the State Records Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

State

Records

Bill.

16.

The Attorney-General, according to order, moved - That the Taxation Administration Bill be now read a second time.

                 Debate ensued.

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

 

Taxation Administration

Bill.

17.

The Attorney-General, according to order, moved - That the Statutes Amendment (Taxation Administration) Bill be now read a second time.

                 Debate ensued.

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

 

Statutes

Amendment (Taxation Administration)

Bill.

 

18.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 6 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

19.

Order of the Day read for the third reading of the City of Adelaide (Governance Reform) Bill.

                 Ordered - That the Bill be recommitted in respect of clause No. 12.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the reconsideration of clause No. 12.

 

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 12 further considered, further amended and agreed to.

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                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill and had agreed to the same with  further amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

City of Adelaide

(Governance

Reform) Bill.

20.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 8 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

21.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) (Amendment of Indenture) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) (Amendment

of Indenture) Amendment

Bill.

 

22.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement

of Business.

23.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

24.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Legal

Practitioners (Miscellaneous)

Amendment

Bill.

25.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Electricity

Bill.

26.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Pay-roll Tax (Superannuation Benefits) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Pay-roll Tax (Superannuation Benefits) Amendment

Bill.

 

27.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Adoption (Miscellaneous)

Amendment

Bill.

28.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 18 to No. 20 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

29.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 and No. 14 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

  30.

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

Message No. 21

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to authorise the sale of bulk handling facilities at South Australian ports; to provide for access to bulk handling facilities on fair commercial terms; to amend the South Australian Ports Corporation Act 1994; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 12 November 1996.                                                                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.

 

Messages from House of

Assembly:

South

Australian

Ports (Bulk Handling

Facilities) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 22

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to transfer certain business of ANZ Executors & Trustee Company (South Australia) Limited to ANZ Executors & Trustee Company Limited; to amend the Trustee Companies Act 1988; and for other purposes, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 13 November 1996.                                                                G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

 

ANZ Executors

& Trustee

Company (South Australia)

Limited

(Transfer of Business)

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 23

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Act 1992, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 13 November 1996.                                                                G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

South Eastern

Water

Conservation

and Drainage (Contributions) Amendment

Bill.

 

 

Message No. 24

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 13 November 1996.                                                                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.

 

Local

Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment

Bill.

31.

Council adjourned at ten minutes to nine o’clock a.m. 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. 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