SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 19

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  13  NOVEMBER  2003

 

 

 

   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 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway), without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers and Question Time to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two 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.

 

   3.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration after Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 11.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   4.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the National Electricity (South Australia) (New Penalty) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 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. 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 Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, 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.

 

National Electricity
(South Australia)
(New Penalty)
Amendment Bill.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   8.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. C. V. Schaefer having obtained leave to conclude her remarks, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Crown Lands
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   9.

At one minute to one o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

  10.

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

        By the President -

                 Alexandrina Council - Report, 2002-2003.

        By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 The Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (LPEAC) - Report, 2002-2003.

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation

        (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 Reports, 2002-2003 -

                          Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

                          Coast Protection Board.

                          Department for Environment and Heritage.

                          General Reserves Trust.

                          Guardianship Board of South Australia.

                          Passenger Transport Board.

                          South Australian Soil Conservation Council.

                          TransAdelaide.

                          Windmill Performing Arts Company.

                 Progress Report in Implementing the State Water Plan 2000 during 2002-2003 - Report, September 2003.

 

Papers.

 

11.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development (The Hon. R. J. McEwen, M.P.) concerning the Report of an Independent Review on the Potential Economic, Social and Environmental Impact on the State of the Proposed Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

12.

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 to enable the Hon. J. F. Stefani to ask a question of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and for the Minister 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.

 

13.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. Gilfillan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Crown Lands
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

14.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 10 and No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

15.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Message No. 27 from the House of Assembly on the Survey (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved - That the Amendment of the House of Assembly be agreed to.

                 Question put.

Survey
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 6

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported accordingly; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 Ordered - That a Committee consisting of the Hon. I. Gilfillan, the Hon. C. V. Schaefer and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation be appointed to prepare Reasons for Disagreeing to the Amendment of the House of Assembly.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation brought up the Report of the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons for Disagreeing to the Amendment of the House of Assembly, which was read by the Clerk as follows:

                          Because it has the potential to add personal costs to the consumer.

                 Ordered - That the Report be adopted.

 

 

 

16.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Authorised Betting Operations (Licence and Permit Conditions) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 9 agreed to.

                          Schedule 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 Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

Authorised Betting
Operations
(Licence and Permit
Conditions)
Amendment Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Investigation and Regulation of Gambling Licensees) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to contingent notice, moved - That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the Whole Council on the Bill that it have power to consider a new clause in relation to the Independent Gambling Authority.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Ordered - That the Bill’s consideration in Committee be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Investigation and
Regulation of
Gambling Licensees)
Bill.

 

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 9 and No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Education (Materials and Services Charges) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Education
(Materials and
Services Charges) Amendment Bill.

 

21.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 14 and No. 15 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

22.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Monday, 24 November 2003, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

 

23.

Council adjourned at fourteen minutes past four o’clock until Monday, 24 November 2003, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

 

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

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. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

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

The Hon. N. Xenophon