SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 35

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  17  OCTOBER  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 Clerk announced that the following Petitions had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 284 residents of South Australia concerning Nuclear Reactors at Lucas Heights.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will call on the Federal Government to halt the nuclear reactor project and urgently seek alternative sources for medical isotopes and resist at every turn the plan to make South Australia the nation’s nuclear waste dumping ground.

Petitions -
No. 17 - Nuclear
Reactors at
Lucas Heights.

 

 

                 By the Hon. T. J. Stephens from 20 residents of South Australia concerning voluntary euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

·        Reject the so called Dignity in Dying (Voluntary Euthanasia) Bill;

·        Move to ensure that all medical staff in all hospitals receive proper training in palliative care; and

        ·       Move to ensure adequate funding for palliative care for all terminally ill patients.

No. 18 - Voluntary
Euthanasia.

 

 

                 By the Hon. A. L. Evans from 243 residents of South Australia concerning the Statute of Limitations in South Australia on Child Sexual Abuse.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

·        Introduce a Bill to address this problem, allowing victims to have their cases dealt with appropriately, recognising the criminal nature of the offence; and

·       See that these offences committed before 1982 in South Australia are open to prosecution as they are within all other States and Territories in Australia.

No. 19 - Statute of
Limitations in
South Australia on
Child Sexual Abuse.

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 51 residents of South Australia concerning a proposal for a reconciliation ferry.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will provide its full support to the ferry relocation proposal, prioritise the ferry service on its merits as a transport, tourism, reconciliation, regional development and employment project; and call for the urgent support of the Premier requesting that he engage, as soon as possible, in discussion with the Ngarrindjeri community to see this exciting creative initiative become reality.

No. 20 - Reconciliation
Ferry.

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 31 residents of South Australia concerning legalising voluntary euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will legislate for voluntary euthanasia which will allow a willing doctor to assist a person who is hopelessly ill and suffering intolerably to die quickly and peacefully under certain guidelines.

 

No. 21 - Legalising
Voluntary
Euthanasia.

 

    3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 33, 39, 41 and 42 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 -

                 Report of the Joint Parliamentary Service Committee, 2001-2002.

        By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Regulation under the following Act -

                          Fees Regulation Act 1927 - Overseas Students.

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 Reports, 2001-2002 -

                          River Murray Catchment Water Management Board.

                          Soil Conservation Boards.

                          South Australian Soil Conservation Council.

                          South East Catchment Water Management Board.

                          Torrens Catchment Water Management Board.

 

Papers.

   5.

The Hon. C. Zollo brought up the Minutes of Evidence of the Legislative Review Committee on Regulations under the Fisheries Act 1982 concerning Giant Crab Quota System and Individual Giant Crab Quota System.

 

Legislative Review
Committee -
Minutes of
Evidence -
Fisheries Act  -
Regulations -
Giant Crab Quota
System and
Individual Giant
Crab Quota System.

 

   6.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier, (Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning DNA Testing.

 

Paper Tabled.

   7.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled a copy of the Report of Independent Review of Reporting Procedures for the Uranium Mining Industry.

 

Paper Tabled.

   8.

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 Murray Mouth Sand Removal.

 

Paper Tabled.

   9.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning a Review of the Management of Emergency Services in South Australia.

 

Paper Tabled.

10.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. P. White, M.P.) concerning the Sale of the Former Tanunda Primary School.

 

Paper Tabled.

11.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Education and Children’s Services concerning Capital Works Figures.

 

Paper Tabled.

12.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (The Hon J. D. Lomax-Smith, M.P.) concerning the MCEETYA Meeting and Higher Education Review.

 

Paper Tabled.

13.

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.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) (Reviews) 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.

 

Gas Pipelines Access
(South Australia)
(Reviews)
Amendment Bill.

15.

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.

16.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Criminal Law (Sentencing) (Sentencing Guidelines) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Criminal Law
(Sentencing)
(Sentencing
Guidelines)
Amendment Bill.

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 and No. 13 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

20.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Legal Services Commission (Miscellaneous) Amendment 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 resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 13 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 Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

Legal Services
Commission
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

21.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) (Reviews) Amendment 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 resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 6 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 Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

Gas Pipelines
Access
(South Australia)
(Reviews)
Amendment Bill.

 

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

 

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate - That the Gaming Machines (Gaming Tax) 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.

 

Gaming Machines
(Gaming Tax)
Amendment Bill.

23.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 15 and No. 16 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

24.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Bushfires) Bill.

25.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 18 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

26.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Stamp Duties and Other Measures) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. R. I. Lucas having obtained leave to conclude his rewmarks, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Stamp Duties
and Other
Measures) Bill.

27.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

28.

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

Message No. 61

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000, the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Indenture Act 1937, the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture Act 1958, the Casino Act 1997, the Co-operatives Act 1997, the Corporations (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2001, the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, the Racing (Proprietary Business Licensing) Act 2000 and the Stamp Duties Act 1923, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 16 October 2002.                                                                        I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries 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.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Statutes Amendment
(Corporations -
Financial Services
Reform) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 62

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Holidays Act 1910, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 16 October 2002.                                                                        I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries 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.

 

Holidays
(Adelaide Cup and
Volunteers Day)
Amendment Bill.

29.

Council adjourned at twenty-eight minutes past five o’clock until Monday next at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

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Adjournment.

 

Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. 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