SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 69

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY  14  SEPTEMBER  2005

 

 

 

   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 Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Aggravated Offences) Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statutes Amendment
and Repeal
(Aggravated
Offences) Bill.

 

    3.

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

        By the Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Government Boards and Committees information (by Portfolio) as at 30 June 2005, Volumes 1-3 - Report.

 

Papers.

 

   4.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Twenty-Fourth Report, 2004-2005 of the Legislative Review Committee.

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Twenty-Fourth Report,
2004-2005.

 

 

   5.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Twenty-Fifth Report, 2004-2005 of the Legislative Review Committee, which was read by the Clerk as follows -

                 The Regulation listed hereunder is at present being considered by the Legislative Review Committee.  Evidence is being taken on this matter and it is necessary for a Notice 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 the
Regulation, the Committee may decide to take no further action.

                 Regulation referred to -

Valuation of Land Act 1971 - Valuation Roll Fees.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Twenty-Fifth Report,
2004-2005.

 

 

    6.

The Hon. R. K. Sneath, by leave, without notice, moved - That the Members of this Council appointed to the Natural Resources Committee have permission to meet during the sitting of the Council this day.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Natural Resources
Committee -
Members to meet
during sitting
of the Council -
Motion re.

 

 

   7.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning Pandemic Influenza.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   8.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts (The Hon. J. Hill, M.P.) concerning the Production of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   9.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. J. Hill, M.P.) concerning the Adelaide Parklands Bill 2005.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

10.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Consumer Affairs (The Hon. K. J. Maywald, M.P.) concerning GTR Auto Pty. Ltd.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

11.

The Minister for Emergency Services tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. L. Stevens, M.P.) concerning the Gawler Health Service.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

12.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

 

  13.

The Hon. S. M. Kanck, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Special Report of the Select Committee on the Atkinson/Ashbourne/Clarke Affair, be noted.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. I. Lucas , the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

Select Committee
on the Atkinson/
Ashbourne/Clarke Affair - Special
Report to be noted -
Motion re.

 

 

14.

The Hon. S. M. Kanck, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the registration of midwives and midwifery students; to regulate midwifery for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by midwives and midwifery students in South Australia; and for other purposes.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. J. Stephens, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Midwives Bill.

 

  15.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

16.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. I. Gilfillan then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. K. Sneath, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Whistleblowers
Protection (Reporting
Obligations)
Amendment Bill.

 

17.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. I. Gilfillan then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. K. Sneath, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Bribery and
Corruption)
Amendment Bill.

 

  18.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Orders of the Day (Government Business).

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  19.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 22 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer - That the Statutory Authorities Review Committee inquire into and report on the operations and management of the South Australian Water Corporation, with particular reference to -

       I.      The efficiency and effectiveness of the South Australian Water Corporation in the outsourcing of the Corporation’s database management;

      II.      The efficiency and effectiveness of the South Australian Water Corporation in the tendering and awarding of maintenance contracts;

    III.      The relationship of the Corporation with public and private organisations within South Australia for the supply and maintenance of the State’s domestic, public and business water supplies; and

    IV.      Any other relevant matter:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Operations and
Management of the
South Australian
Water Corporation -
Statutory Authorities
Review Committee
to inquire into -
Motion re.

 

  21.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 24 to No. 36 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday next.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

22.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Pitjantjatjara
Land Rights
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

  23.

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.

 

24.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Relationships) Bill.

 

  25.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 and No. 5 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  26.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, pursuant to notice, moved - That the petition to the South Australian Government signed by 451 residents -

       I.      expressing concern at years of ongoing delays in implementing the planned new Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and Council amenities; and

      II.      noting the general deterioration of the Centre; and

    III.      calling for early action by the State Government and, in particular, funding for major road works for the Trott Park area,

        organised by Mrs. Doreen Hodgeman of Hallett Cove, be noted.

Petition to
South Australian
Government
concerning
new Hallett Cove
Shopping Centre
and other works -
Motion re.

 

 

                 The Hon. D. W. Ridgway having called for the petition to be tabled, and having moved the same:

                 Question put and passed.

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

 

Document Tabled.

 

27.

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

Message No. 104

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Dog Fence Act 1946, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 13 September 2005.                                                                  R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Dog Fence
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 105

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly having considered the recommendations of the Conference on the Correctional Services (Parole) Amendment Bill, has agreed to the same.  The Bill is returned herewith.

House of Assembly, 6 July 2005.                                                                               R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on next day of sitting.

 

Correctional
Services (Parole)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 106

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled a Bill for an Act to modify the general law relating to the tort of defamation; to repeal provisions of the Civil Liability Act 1936 relating to the tort of defamation; to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Evidence Act 1929 and the Limitation of Actions Act 1936; and for other purpose, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 13 September 2005.                                                                  R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Defamation Bill.

 

28.

Council adjourned at twenty-two minutes to six 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. A. L. Evans

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. 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