SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 27

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  18  OCTOBER  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.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Development (Regulated Trees) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 4 further considered.

                          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.

 

Development
(Regulated Trees)
Amendment Bill.

 

   4.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 8.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   5.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation (Miscellaneous) Amendment 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.

 

Tobacco Products
Regulation
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 7 and No. 9 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Rail Safety 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.

 

Rail Safety Bill.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 7 and No. 9 and No. 10 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 11.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme - Residential Solar Systems) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Minister for Police having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Electricity (Feed-In
Scheme - Residential
Solar Systems)
Amendment Bill.

 

10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 and No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

11.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Statutes Amendment (Transition to Retirement - State Superannuation) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 6 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 7 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.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Transition to
Retirement - State
Superannuation) Bill.

 

12.

At one minute past 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.

 

13.

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

                 By the Hon. A. L. Evans from 7,504 residents of South Australia, concerning suicide and euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will reject proposals to legalise euthanasia as proposed by the Hon. Bob Such in the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2006.

Petitions:
No. 8 - Suicide and
Euthanasia.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. I. K. Hunter from 453 residents of South Australia, concerning voluntary euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will support the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2006 to enable law reform in South Australia to give citizens the right to choose voluntary euthanasia for themselves as such legislation, if enacted, would contain stringent safeguards against misuse of the provisions of the Act.

 

No. 9 - Voluntary
Euthanasia.

 

  14.

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

        By the Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Reports, 2006-2007 -

                          Director of Public Prosecutions.

                          Industrial Relations Court of South Australia and Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia.

                          WorkCover SA.

        By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 River Murray Act 2003 - Report, 2006-2007.

 

Papers.

 

15.

The Minister for Police, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Activation of the Child Sex Offender Register.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

16.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Statutes Amendment (Transition to Retirement - State Superannuation) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 7 further considered.

                 The Hon. R. I. Lucas moved on page 4, after line 12, to insert the following:

                  “and

      (d)      the member has not applied for the benefit of section 30B.”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Statutes Amendment
(Transition to
Retirement - State
Superannuation) Bill.

 

     

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 10

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 7, as amended and otherwise amended, agreed to.

                          Clause No. 8 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 9 to No. 18 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 with amendments; 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.

 

 

 

17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (Penalties) 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.

 

Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare
(Penalties)
Amendment Bill.

 

18.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

19.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment (Victims of Crime) Bill.

 

21.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

22.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme - Residential Solar Systems) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 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.

 

Electricity (Feed-In
Scheme - Residential
Solar Systems)
Amendment Bill.

 

23.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

24.

Council adjourned at twenty minutes to five o’clock until Tuesday 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. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

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. C. Zollo