SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 39

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  14  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.

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

                 By the Hon. M. C. Parnell from 206 residents of South Australia, concerning the protection of marine habitat and water acquisition usage.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will urge the Government to -

•        drop plans to build a desalination plant on Spencer Gulf and that it be built at Pelican Point and hyper-saline be pumped to the existing salt crystallisation pans near St Kilda instead;

•        consider that treated effluent from Bolivar be pumped to Olympic Dam for use on the extensions there, implementing the “Bolivar to Billiton” plan of 2006; and

•        consider a desalination plant be built at Ceduna using wave power and hyper-saline be pumped into the Bight.

Petitions:
No. 15 - Protection
of Marine Habitat
and Water Usage.

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 180 residents of South Australia, concerning the extraction of water from the River Murray.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will do all in its power to promote the buy-back of water allocations by State and Federal Governments in order to improve environmental flows and support sustainable agriculture.

 

No. 16 - Extraction
of Water from
River
Murray.

 

    3.

Answers to Questions on Notice No. 522 and No. 544 of last Session and No. 7, No. 8, No. 11 and No. 111 of this Session, received this day, were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
questions.

 

   4.

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 25th Anniversary of the 1983 Ash Wednesday Bushfires.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   5.

Ordered that Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

The Council, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of Message No. 63 from the House of Assembly relating to the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme - Residential Solar Systems) Amendment Bill.

 

Electricity (Feed-In
Scheme - Residential
Solar Systems)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on motion.

 

 

 

   7.

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.

 

   8.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

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

 

Legal Profession
Bill.

 

   9.

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. M. C. Parnell, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Health Care Bill.

 

10.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for further consideration of Message No. 63 from the House of Assembly relating to the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme - Residential Solar Systems) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                 Resolved - That the amendment made by the House of Assembly to Amendment No. 2 and the Consequential Amendment, be agreed to.

                 Resolved - That Amendment No. 4 be not further insisted on.

                 Resolved - That Amendment No. 16 be further insisted on.

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

 

Electricity (Feed-In
Scheme - Residential
Solar Systems)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

11.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Health Care Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 The President then left the Chair and the Council then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on next day of sitting.

 

Health Care Bill.

 

12.

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

 

13.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  14.

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

Message No. 64

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995 and the Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 14 February 2008.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

                 On motion of the Hon. S. G. Wade, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Statutes Amendment
(Advisory Panels
Repeal) Bill.

 

Message No. 65

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935; and to make related amendments to the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006, the Correctional Services Act 1982, the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, the Evidence Act 1929 and the Summary Procedure Act 1921, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 14 February 2008.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

 

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Rape and Sexual
Offences)  Bill.

 

 

Message No. 66

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly does not further insist on its disagreement to Amendment No. 16 made by the Legislative Council in the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme - Residential Solar Systems) Amendment Bill.

House of Assembly, 14 February 2008.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Electricity (Feed-In
Scheme - Residential
Solar Systems)
Amendment Bill.

 

15.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 26 February 2008, at fifteen minutes past two o’ clock.

 

Next Day of Sitting.

 

16.

Council adjourned at nine minutes to six o’clock until Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 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