SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 49

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  15  MARCH  2007

 

 

 

   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 Minister for Police (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 Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   4.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation (Expiation Fees) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink, pursuant to contingent notice, moved - That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the Whole on the Bill that it have power to consider a new clause in relation to confiscation of tobacco products from children.

                 Question put and passed.

                 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

 

                          Clause No. 1 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 2 to No. 14 agreed to.

                          New clause No. 15 inserted.

                          Title agreed to.

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Tobacco Products
Regulation
(Expiation Fees)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

                 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 Minister for Environment and Conservation, 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.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

Short Title
Amended -
Tobacco Products
(Miscellaneous
Offences)
Amendment Bill.

   5.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Development (Assessment Procedures) Amendment 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 next day of sitting.

 

Development
(Assessment
Procedures)
Amendment Bill.

 

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 and No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the State Lotteries (Miscellaneous) 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

 

                          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.

 

State Lotteries
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   8.

At four minutes 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.

 

   9.

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

         By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 36 residents of South Australia, concerning the South Australian Taxi Subsidy Scheme.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will call on the Premier to ensure unlimited vouchers for members who are unable to use public transport and that the $30 fare limit for subsidised service be increased.

 

Petition No. 23 -
South Australian Taxi Subsidy Scheme.

 

10.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 131, 181, 211, 491 and 513 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
Questions on
Notice.

 

  11.

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

          By the President -

                 Report, 2005-2006 -

                          District Council - Orroroo Carrieton.

 

Paper.

12.

The Minister for Emergency Services, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Housing (The Hon. J. W. Weatherill, M.P.) concerning the State Government’s Affordable Homes Program to Address the Financial Viability of the Social Housing System.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

  13.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the State Lotteries (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 further considered and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 2 to No. 5 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 7 to No. 10 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 11 read.

                 The Hon. R. I. Lucas moved on page 6, lines 29 and 30, to leave out subclause (2).

                 Question - That subclause (2) as proposed to be struck out by the Hon. R. I. Lucas, stand as printed - put.

State Lotteries
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

                          Clauses No. 11 and No. 12 agreed to.

                          Schedule 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.

 

 

14.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4, No. 5, and No. 7 to No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Barley Exporting
Bill.

 

16.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

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

 

Development
(Regulated Trees)
Amendment Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - That the remaining Orders of the Day (Government Business) be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  18.

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

Message No. 86

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Bill without amendment.

House of Assembly, 14 March 2007.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Criminal Law
(Forensic
Procedures) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 87

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Amendment Act 2005, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 14 March 2007.                                                               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. R. I. Lucas, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Terrorism
(Preventative
Detention)
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

19.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising do adjourn until Tuesday, 27 March 2007, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

 

20.

Council adjourned at three minutes to six o’clock until Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 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. A. L. Evans

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. C. V. Schaefer

 

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo