SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 41

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  13  NOVEMBER  2002

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. R. Roberts) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

   2.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, by leave, without notice, moved - That the Members of this Council appointed to the Joint Committee on Impact of Dairy Deregulation on the Industry in South Australia have leave to sit on that Committee during the sitting of the Council this day.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Joint Committee on
Dairy Deregulation -
Leave for Members
to sit during  sitting
of the Council.

 

   3.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. D. W. Ridgway to complete his question to the Minister and for him to complete his 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.

   4.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended for one hour to enable questions to be asked concerning the Auditor-General’s Report, 2001-2002.

                 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.

The President announced that Mr. Steven Archer from the Department of Primary Industries has been permitted to be accommodated in the Parliamentary Counsel area to assist with advice to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in relation to the Auditor-General’s Report.

 

Adviser admitted
to Council.

  6.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

  7.

The Hon. S. M. Kanck, pursuant to notice, moved -

Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity -
Motion for Select
Committee.

 

 

 

I.

That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into and report on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, with particular regard to -

 

 

 

(a)

which chemicals or chemical compounds are responsible for the majority of symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and how exposure to them can be minimised;

 

 

 

 

(b)

the effect of chemical exposure on human fertility;

 

 

 

 

(c)

the comparative status in other countries of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity as a diagnosed medical condition;

 

 

 

 

(d)

best practice guidelines in Australia and overseas for the handling of chemicals to reduce chemical exposure;

 

 

 

 

(e)

current chemical usage practices by Local Government and State Government Departments and changes that could be made to reduce chemical exposure to both workers and the public; and

 

 

 

 

(f)

the ways in which South Australians with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity might more effectively access sources of support through Government agencies.

 

 

 

II.

That Standing Order No. 389 be so far 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 presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

 

 

 

IV.

That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended 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 Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

 

   8.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 18 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 19.

 

Postponement
of Business.

10.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Dignity in Dying
Bill.

11.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola - That the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee concerning Hills Face Zone, be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Environment,
Resources and
Development
Committee -
Report on Hills
Face Zone
to be noted -
Motion re.

 

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. I. Gilfillan  -

         I.       That this Council expresses its deep concern at the drain that the Emergency Services Administrative Unit is on this State’s Emergency Services; and

        II.       Further, this Council calls on the Minister for Emergency Services to dismantle the Emergency Services Administrative Unit:

             Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

       

Emergency
Services
Administrative
Unit -
Motion re.

14.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 18 and No. 20 to No. 25 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

At seven minutes to 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.

16.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, according to order, moved - That this Council requests Her Excellency the Governor to make a proclamation under section 43(4) of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 to vary the proclamation made under Part 3 of that Act on 14 August 1997 so as to remove the ability to acquire or exercise pursuant to that proclamation, pipeline rights under the Petroleum Act 1940 (or its successor) over the portion of the Flinders Chase National Park described as Section 53, Hundred of Borda, County of Carnarvon.

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

 

Flinders Chase
National Park -
Governor to make
Proclamation under
National Parks and
Wildlife Act -
Motion re.

17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 27 be discharged.

 

Business
Discharged.

 

18.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 28 to No. 30 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

19.

The Hon. C. Zollo, according to order, moved - That the Summary Offences (Tattooing and Piercing) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

                 The Hon. C. Zollo, without 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, without a dissentient voice, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the Council.

                 Debate ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Summary Offences
(Tattoooing and
Piercing)
Amendment Bill.

 

20.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

21.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6.

 

Postponement
of Business.

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Honesty and Accountability in Government) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Honesty and
Accountability in
Government)
Amendment Bill.

23.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Criminal Law
(Sentencing)
(Sentencing
Guidelines)
Amendment Bill.

24.

Ordered - separately - 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.

25.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Transport
Portfolio) Bill.

26.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 13 and No. 14 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

27.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Freedom of
Information
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

28.

Council adjourned at eighteen minutes past ten 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. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon.  J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. C. Zollo