SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 33

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  16  NOVEMBER  2006

 

 

 

   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 214 residents of South Australia, concerning genetically modified crops.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will amend the Genetically Modified Crop Management Act 2004 to -

·          extend South Australia’s commercial GM crop ban until 2009;

·          prohibit exemptions from the Act, particularly the protection of GM canola seed; and

·          commission State funded scientific research into GM organisms, health and the environment in close consultation with the SA public and other governments.

 

Petition No. 15 - Genetically
Modified Crops.

   3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 169, 180, 183 and 493 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
Questions on
Notice.

    4.

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

          By the President -

                 Reports, 2005-2006 -

                          Adelaide Hills Council.

                          City of Prospect.

        By the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. C. Zollo) -

                 Non-Government Schools Registration Board - Report, 2005-2006.

 

Papers.

   5.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Deputy Premier (The Hon. K. O. Foley, M.P.) concerning Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   6.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. G. E. Gago, M.P.), by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for the River Murray (The Hon. K. A. Maywald, M.P.) concerning Extreme Drought Conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin and a Need for Responsible Government.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   7.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. J. Hill, M.P.) concerning the Registration of Nurses.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   8.

The Minister for Police, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. R. D. Lawson to complete his question to him 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.

   9.

The Minister for Police, pursuant to notice, moved - That, pursuant to section 29 of the Fair Work Act 1994, the nominee of this Council to the panel to consult with the Minister for Industrial Relations regarding the appointment of the President of the Industrial Relations Commission be the Hon. Russell Wortley.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Fair Work Act 1994 -
Hon. R. P. Wortley
to be Council
Nominee for Panel
to consult Minister
re Appointment
of the Industrial
Relations
Commission -
Motion re.

 

10.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

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

 

Tobacco Products
Regulation
(Smoking in Cars)
Amendment Bill.

11.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

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

 

Tobacco Products
Regulation
(Expiation Fees)
Amendment Bill.

  12.

The following Message from the House of Assembly was received and read:

Message No. 55

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Dental Practice Act 2001; and to make related amendments to the Chiropractic and Osteopathy Practice Act 2005, the Medical Practice Act 2004, the Occupational Therapy Practice Act 2005, the Physiotherapy Practice Act 2005 and the Podiatry Practice Act 2005, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 15 November 2006.                                                  J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Dental Practice
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

13.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10.

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

The Minister for Police, according to order, moved - That the Statutes Amendment (Public Sector Employment) Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Public Sector
Employment) Bill.

 

15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Appropriation Bill.

 

Appropriation Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 8 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 Police, 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.

 

 

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Genetically Modified Crops Management (Extension of Review Period and Controls) 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.

                          Clause No. 5 read.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 2, line 17, to leave out “fourth” and insert “sixth”.

                 The Hon. M. C. Parnell moved on page 2, line 17, to leave out “fourth” and insert “fifth”.

                 Question - That the word “fourth” in line 17 stand as printed - put.

Genetically Modified
Crops Management
(Extension of
Review  Period
and Controls)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 14

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. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 4

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. M. C. Parnell (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 5 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 Emergency Services, 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.

 

 

19.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

  20.

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

Message No. 56

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to Amendments Nos. 1 to 4 and Nos. 6 to 10 made by the Legislative Council in the Child Sex Offenders Registration Bill without any amendment and has disagreed to Amendment No. 5.  The House Assembly returns the Bill herewith and desires it reconsideration.

House of Assembly, 16 November 2006.                                                  J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

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

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Child Sex Offenders
Registration Bill.

 

 

Message No. 57

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the amendments made by the Legislative Council in the Evidence (Suppression Orders) Amendment Bill without amendment.

House of Assembly, 16 November 2006.                                                         J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Evidence
(Suppression Orders)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 58

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith entitled an Act to amend the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Act 2002, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 16 November 2006.                                                       J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Upper South East
Dryland Salinity and
Flood Management
(Extension of
Scheme)
Amendment Bill.

 

21.

Council adjourned at ten minutes to six o’clock until Monday next 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. 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. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo