SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 44

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  18  JUNE  2009

 

 

 

 

   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 Mineral Resources Development (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 Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   4.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 to No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   5.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Amendment 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.

 

Road Traffic
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Outback Communities (Administration and Management) 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.

 

Outback
Communities
(Administration and
Management) Bill.

   7.

At thirty minutes past twelve 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.

 

   8.

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

By The Hon. R. L. Brokenshire from 992 residents of South Australia, concerning the closure of the McLaren Vale Police Station.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

a.        Reverse its decision to downsize police services in McLaren Vale; and

b.       Reinstate the one man police station at McLaren Vale.

 

Petition:
No. 16 -
Closure of
McLaren Vale
Police Station.

    9.

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

        By the Minister for State/Local Government Relations (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure - Report, 2007-2008.

 

Paper.

10.

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer brought up the following Reports of the Natural Resources Committee -

        Natural Resources Management Boards Levy Proposals - Reports, 2009-2010 -

                 South Australian Murray Darling Basin.

                 Northern and Yorke.

                 Eyre Peninsula.

 

Natural Resources
Committee -
Reports on
Natural Resources
Management Boards
Levy Proposals,
2009-2010.

 

  11.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Treasurer (The Hon. K. O. Foley, M.P.) concerning Bank SA Trends Publication, June 2009.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

12.

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.

13.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 to No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 11.

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the National Electricity (South Australia) (National Electricity LawAustralian Energy Market Operator) 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. 53 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 Mineral Resources Development, 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.

 

National Electricity
(South Australia)
(National Electricity
LawAustralian
Energy Market
Operator)
Amendment Bill.

 

15.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 and No. 8 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Australian Energy Market Operator) 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. 30 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 Mineral Resources Development, 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.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Australian Energy
Market Operator)
Bill.

17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the National Gas (South Australia) (National Gas LawAustralian Energy Market Operator) 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. 49 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 Mineral Resources Development, 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.

 

National Gas
(South Australia)
(National Gas Law

Australian Energy
Market Operator)
Amendment Bill.

  18.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

  19.

The Minister for State/Local Government Relations, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. J. D. Hill, M.P.) concerning the New Royal Adelaide Hospital Public Private Partnership.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

20.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Road Traffic (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 read.

                 The Hon. D. W. Ridgway moved on page 3, lines 18 to 39, and page 4, lines 1 to 4, to leave out section 110AC.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Road Traffic
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 10

The Hon. R. L. Brokenshire

The Hon. J. A. Darley

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

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. D. W. Ridgway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 8

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. G. E. Gago (Teller)

 

 

 

                 Clause No. 6, as amended, agreed to.

                 Clauses No. 7 and No. 8 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 with an amendment; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations, 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.

 

 

21.

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

Message No. 76

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the alternative amendment made by the Legislative Council in lieu of Amendment No. 1 in the Waterworks (Rates) Amendment Bill, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 18 June 2009.                                                            J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Waterworks (Rates)
Amendment Bill.

23.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Thursday, 2 July 2009, at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day of Sitting.

24.

Council adjourned at twenty eight minutes past five o’clock until Thursday, 2 July 2009, at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. R. L. Brokenshire

The Hon. J. A. Darley

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. 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. D. N. Winderlich

The Hon. C. Zollo