SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 22

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  17  JULY  2002

 

 

 

   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 Hon. C. Zollo brought up the Eighth Report, 2002-2003 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Eighth Report,
2002-2003.

 

   3.

The Hon. J. Gazzola brought up the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee on Hills Face Zone.

 

Environment, Resources and Development Committee -
Report on Hills
Face Zone.

 

   4.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Transport (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Introduction of
Far-Reaching Road Safety Reforms.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The President called on Members to make Statements on Matters of Interest.

 

Statements
on Matters
of Interest.

 

   6.

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway, pursuant to notice, moved -

         I.       That this Council notes the 50 year anniversary of the South Australian Rural Youth Movement this weekend and recognises the significant contribution made by the organisation, particularly to the training and encouragement of rural leaders for half a century; and

        II.       The Council also expresses its good wishes to those 800 or more people who will assemble this weekend in Clare to recognise this milestone.

             On motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

       

50th Anniversary of South Australian Rural Youth Movement -
Motion re.

   7.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, pursuant to notice, moved -

         I.       That this Council expresses its deep concern at the drain that the Emergency Services Administrative Unit is on this State’s Emergency Services; and

        II.       Further, this Council calls on the Minister for Emergency Services to dismantle the Emergency Services Administrative Unit.

             On motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

       

Emergency
Services
Administrative
Unit -
Motion re.

   8.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 19 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   9.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the City of Adelaide (Abolition of Capital City Committee) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

City of Adelaide
(Abolition of
Capital City
Committee)
Amendment
Bill.

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. N. Xenophon - That this Council requests that the Statutory Authorities Review Committee inquire into the following:

         I.      The policies and practices of the Housing Trust of South Australia in relation to -

(a)     dealing with difficult and disruptive tenants; and

(b)     protecting the rights of Housing Trust tenants and residents to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their homes and neighbourhoods.

        II.     Reforms to Housing Trust policies and practices of dealing with difficult and disruptive tenants to ensure the basic needs of neighbouring tenants and residents to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their homes and neighbourhoods:

                 Which the Hon. R. K. Sneath had moved to amend by leaving out the words “That this Council requests that the Statutory Authorities Review Committee inquire into the following:” and inserting “That this Council requests that the Social Development Committee inquire into the following:”, by leaving out from paragraph I the words “Housing Trust of South Australia” and inserting “tribunals covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1995”, by leaving out the words “Housing Trust” in subparagraph (b) and by leaving out from paragraph II the words “Housing Trust”:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

       

Policies and
Practices of the
Housing Trust of
South Australia -
Statutory Authorities
Review Committee
to inquire into - Motion re.

 

11.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 22 and No. 23 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

Postponement
of Business.

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. I. Lucas - That this Council notes the mid-year Budget Review 2001-2002 presented by the former Government in February 2002 and the Budget Update 2001-2002 presented by the current Government in March 2002:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

Mid-Year Budget
Review 2001-2002
and Budget Update
2001-2002 be noted - Motion re.

 

13.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 25 to No. 28 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

The Hon. I. Gilfillan, having obtained leave to amend the motion of which notice had been given, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to provide for the preservation of the State as an area free from certain genetically modified organisms in order to preserve the identity of non-GM crops for marketing purposes.

                 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 Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

Gene Technology
(Temporary
Prohibition) Bill.

15.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment (The Hon. J. Hill, M.P.) concerning the Importance of the River Murray for South Australians.

 

Paper Tabled.

16.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 30 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Fisheries (Contravention of Corresponding Laws) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Fisheries
(Contravention of
Corresponding
Laws)
Amendment Bill.

18.

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.

19.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the National Wine Centre (Restructuring and Leasing Arrangements) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

National Wine
Centre
(Restructuring
and Leasing
Arrangements)
Bill.

20.

At five minutes to six o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes to eight o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

21.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the National Wine Centre (Restructuring and Leasing Arrangements) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

National Wine
Centre
(Restructuring
and Leasing
Arrangements) Bill.

22.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) (Referendum) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Nuclear Waste
Storage Facility
(Prohibition)
(Referendum)
Amendment Bill.

23.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

24.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Fisheries (Contravention of Corresponding Laws) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Fisheries
(Contravention of
Corresponding
Laws)
Amendment Bill.

25.

The Hon. T. G. Cameron, according to order, moved -

            I.      That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to investigate and report upon the current use of speed cameras in South Australia including -

(a)     their effectiveness as a deterrent to speeding and road injury;

(b)    strategies for deciding their placement;

(c)     differences in their use between city and country roads;

(d)    the relationship between fines collected, main arterial roads and crash “blackspots”;

(e)     drivers’ perception, beliefs and attitude towards speed cameras;

(f)     placement and effectiveness of speed camera warning signs;

(g)    the feasibility of putting all money raised by speed cameras into road safety initiatives;

(h)    initiatives taken by other governments;

(i)      the appropriateness of setting up a “Speed Camera Advisory Committee”; and

(j)      any other matter on speed cameras which is deemed relevant.

          II.      That the Committee consist of six Members and that the Quorum of Members necessary to be present at all meetings of the Committee be fixed at four Members and that Standing Order No. 389 be so far suspended as to enable the Chairperson of the Committee to have a deliberative vote only.

         III.      That this Council permits the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it sees fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

 

Speed Cameras in
South Australia -
Motion for Select Committee on.

 

         IV.      That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended to enable strangers to be admitted when the Select Committee is examining witnesses unless the Committee otherwise resolves, but they shall be excluded when the Committee is deliberating.

                 On motion of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 21 August 2002.

 

 

26.

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

Message No. 14

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly requests that the Legislative Council give permission to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts), Members of the Legislative Council, to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

House of Assembly, 16 July 2001.                                                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries moved - That the Legislative Council grant leave to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill, if they think fit.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Estimates
Committees -
Council Ministers
to attend.

 

 

Message No. 15

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Gaming Machines Act 1992, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 17 July 2002                                                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

 

Gaming Machines
(Limitation on
Exception to Freeze)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 16

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it concurs with the Resolution of the Legislative Council contained in Message No. 12 for the appointment of a Joint Committee on Dairy Deregulation and that the House of Assembly will be represented on the Committee by three Members, of whom two shall form the quorum necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee.

                 The House of Assembly has also suspended its Standing Orders to permit the Joint Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Assembly.

House of Assembly, 17 July 2001.                                                                               I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 The Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries moved - That the Members of this Council on the Joint Committee be the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the Hon. I. Gilfillan and the Hon. R. K. Sneath.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Joint Committee
on Dairy
Deregulation.

 

27.

Council adjourned at thirty minutes past ten 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. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

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