[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 35

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

_______

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 1997

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. H.P.K. Dunn) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of

Council.

 

   2.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers, Question Time and Notices of Motion and Order of the Day (Private Business), 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 Notices of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

   4.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Supply Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

       

Supply Bill.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 4 and No. 6 to No. 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Tobacco

Products

Regulation Bill.

 

   7.

At one minute to 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.

 

 

   8.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 40, 63, 68, 73, 110, 117, 128, 136, 138, 142 and 143, 145 to 149, 165, 167 and 168, 170 and 171, 173, 177 and 185 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to

Questions on

Notice.

 

   9.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson brought up the Sixteenth Report, 1996-97 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative

Review

Committee -

Sixteenth Report,

1996-97.

 

 

10.

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer brought up the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee, 1995-96.

 

Environment,

Resources and

Development

Committee -

Report, 1995-96.

 

 

11.

In accordance with Sessional Standing Order, the President called on Members to make Statements on Matters of Interest.

 

Statements

on Matters

of Interest.

 

 

12.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, pursuant to notice, moved - That By-law No. 4 of the District Council of Renmark-Paringa concerning Streets, made on 28 January 1997 and laid on the Table of this Council on 11 February 1997, be disallowed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

District

Council of

Renmark-Paringa -

By-law No. 4 - Streets -

Motion for disallowance of.

 

 

13.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, by leave, brought up the First Report of the South Australian Constitutional Advisory Council on South Australia and Proposals for an Australian Republic.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

14.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, pursuant to notice, moved - That the First Report of the South Australian Constitutional Advisory Council on South Australia and Proposals for an Australian Republic be noted.

                 And the Hon. R. D. Lawson having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

First Report of the South Australian Constitutional Advisory Council

on South Australia and Proposals for an Australian Republic to be noted -

Motion re.

 

 

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Proposed Privatisation of Modbury Hospital to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Proposed Privatisation

of Modbury Hospital.

 

 

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Outsourcing Functions undertaken by E&WS Department to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Outsourcing Functions undertaken by E&WS Department.

 

 

17.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on the Tendering Process and Contractual Arrangements for the Operation of the New Mount Gambier Prison to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on the Tendering

Process and Contractual Arrangements for the Operation

of the New

Mount Gambier Prison.

 

 

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on Contracting Out of State Government Information Technology to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on Contracting

Out of State Government Information Technology.

 

 

19.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education in South Australia to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on Pre-School, Primary and Secondary

Education in

South Australia.

 

 

20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the Report of the Select Committee on Potential Conflict of Interest by Minister concerning “Gouldana” to be brought up:

                 Ordered - That the time for bringing up the Report be extended until Wednesday, 23 July 1997.

 

Select Committee

on Potential

Conflict of

Interest by Minister

 concerning “Gouldana”.

 

 

21.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

22.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, according to order, moved - That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on the General Regulations under the Electricity Act 1996, made on 19 December 1996, be noted.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put and passed.

Legislative Review

Committee -

Report on General

Regulations

under the

Electricity Act

1996, made on

19 December 1996,

to be noted -

Motion re.

 

 

23.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 to No. 13 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

24.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on the Review of the Legal Services Commission (Part 2) be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statutory Authorities

Review Committee -

Report on Legal Services Commission

(Part 2) to be noted -

Motion re.

 

 

25.

Ordered - separately- That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 15 and No. 16 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

26.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts - 

         I.       That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be appointed to inquire into matters surrounding the -

(a)     termination of the employment of Mr. Michael Gleeson as Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Commission;

(b)    attempts to terminate the employment of a senior executive of the Tourism Commission, Mr. Rod Hand;

(c)     appointment of Ms. Anne Ruston to the position of General Manager of the Wine and Tourism Council of South Australia,

                       including the role of the Minister of Tourism, The Hon. G. Ingerson, M.P., in these matters.

        II.       That Standing Order No. 389 be 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 thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being presented to the Council.

       IV.       That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended as 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:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.

Issues Relating

to the Employment

of Certain Persons

and the Role of the Minister for

Tourism -

Motion for

Select Committee.

 

 

 

           Committee divided:

 

 

 

Ayes, 8.

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. R. R. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

 

Noes, 11.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

 

So it passed in the negative.

 

 

 

27.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 18 to No. 23 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

28.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts - That the issues associated with the protection, availability and use of surface and subterranean water in the northern regions of the State be investigated by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee:

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. M. J. Elliott having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday next.

 

Surface and Subterranean

Water in the

Northern Regions

of the State - Environment, Resources and Development Committee to investigate -

Motion re.

 

 

29.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 25 to No. 31 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

30.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Minister for Transport having obtained leave to conclude her remarks, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 28 May 1997.

 

Dentists

(Clinical Dental

Technicians) Amendment Bill.

 

31.

On the Order of  the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts - That the Legislative Council -

         I.      censures the Minister for Education and Children’s Services for providing an asbestos classroom to Mimili School against the express wishes of the Mimili Community Council Incorporated, the Nganampa Health Council Incorporated and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation.

        II.      calls on the Minister to abide by the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Services Aboriginal Corporation order issued on 4 October 1996 to remove the building from the Pitjantjatjara Lands and make the site clean; and

       III.      calls on the Minister to provide appropriate classrooms to children at the Mimili School following consultation with the appropriate school, community and local governing authorities:

                  Debate resumed.

                  Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.

        Committee divided:

Censure of

Minister for Education and Children’s

Services -

Motion re.

 

 

Ayes, 9

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. R. R. Roberts (Teller)

Noes, 8.

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

 

So it was resolved in the affirmative

 

 

 

32.

At 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.

 

 

33.

The Attorney-General tabled a copy of Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Primary Industries (The Hon. R. G. Kerin, M.P.) concerning the Riverland Strategy for the Rural Partnership Program.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

34.

The Minister for Transport, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959 and to make consequential amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Motor Vehicles

(Farm Implements

and Machines) Amendment Bill.

 

35.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to regulate the sale, supply and consumption of liquor; to repeal the Liquor Licensing Act 1985; and for other purposes.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Liquor Licensing

Bill.

 

36.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Partnership Act 1891 and to make consequential amendments to the Business Names Act 1996.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Partnership

(Limited Partnerships) Amendment Bill.

 

37.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Statutes Amendment (Community Titles) Act 1996.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes

Amendment (Community

Titles)

Amendment Bill.

 

38.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

39.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 and No. 6 to No. 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9.

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

40.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Tobacco Products

Regulation Bill.

 

41.

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

Message No. 84

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Electoral Act 1985; and to make consequential amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1991, the Ombudsman Act 1972 and the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the House of Assembly desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 18 March 1997.                                                                      G. M. GUNN, Speaker.

 

Messages from

House of Assembly:

Electoral

(Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Assembly

No. 1.       Clause 6, page 2, lines 24 and 25 - After the word “authority”, twice occurring, insert the words “, person or class of person”.

No. 2.       Clause 10, page 3, line 26 - Leave out “24” and insert “48”.

No. 3.       New Clause, page 7, after line 27 - Insert -

Amendment of s.85 - Compulsory voting

         15A.  Section 85 of the principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (9) the following subsection:

           (9a)  The Electoral Commissioner may, if of the opinion that it would not serve the public interest to prosecute an elector for an offence against this section, decline to so prosecute.”

No. 4.       Clause 16, page 7, lines 30 to 34, and page 8, lines 12 to 16 - Leave out paragraphs (a)  and (b)  and insert -

                 “(a)    by striking out subparagraph (ia) of subsection (1)(a).

  (b)  by striking out from subsection (1)(b) “locked” and substituting “securely closed”;

 

 

 

                  (c)     by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsections:

         (1a)  However, if a ballot paper for a House of Assembly election and a ballot paper for a Legislative Council election are contained in the same envelope, and the ballot paper for the Legislative Council election is to be accepted for further scrutiny but not the ballot paper for the House of Assembly election, the returning officer must -

(a)   withdraw the ballot paper for the Legislative Council election and place it in the securely closed and sealed ballot box reserved for declaration ballot papers accepted for further scrutiny; and

(b)   seal up the envelope with the disallowed ballot paper for the House of Assembly election; and

(c)    place the envelope with the other envelopes containing disallowed declarations ballot papers.

         (1b)  The returning officer, when acting under subsection (1a), must comply with the following provisions:

(a)   the returning officer must, if practicable, avoid removing the disallowed House of Assembly ballot paper from the envelope but, if not, both ballot papers may be removed from the envelope but the disallowed ballot paper for the House of Assembly must be returned to the envelope; and

(b)   the returning officer must, if practicable, avoid unfolding the ballot papers before dealing with them as required by this section but, if not, the returning officer may unfold them to the extent necessary to separate them; and

(c)    the returning officer must, as far as practicable, avoid looking at votes recorded on the ballot papers and must not allow anyone else to do so before dealing with them as required by this section.

No. 5.       Schedule 2, page 29 - At the end of the table insert -

                                   Section 139 (2)(a)            Strike out “shall” and substitute “will”.

G. D. MITCHELL, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

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

 

 

 

 

Message No. 85

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly insists on its amendments in the Subordinate Legislation (Commencement of Regulations) Amendment Bill to which the Legislative Council has disagreed.  The Bill is returned herewith.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                       H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Message.

 

Subordinate Legislation (Commencement

of Regulations) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

In the Committee

 

                          Resolved - That the disagreement to the amendments be insisted on.

_____________________

 

                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported accordingly; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Attorney-General moved - That a message be sent to the House of Assembly requesting a Conference be granted to the Council respecting certain amendments in the Subordinate Legislation (Commencement of Regulations) Amendment Bill and that the House of Assembly be informed that, in the event of a Conference being agreed to, the Council will be represented at such conference by five Managers and that the Hon. M. J. Elliott, the Hon. R. D. Lawson, the Hon. P. Nocella, the Hon. C. A. Pickles and the mover be the Managers on the part of the Legislative Council.

                 Question put and passed.

 

 

 

42.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Tobacco Products Regulation Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be taken into consideration on motion.

 

Tobacco Products

Regulation Bill.

 

43.

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

Message No. 86

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to regulate the licensing and control of the casino at Adelaide; to repeal the Casino Act 1983; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                        H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Messages from

House of Assembly:

Casino Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 87

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Gaming Supervisory Authority Act 1995, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                        H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Gaming Supervisory Authority (Administrative Restructuring) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 88

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Liquor Licensing Act 1985, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                        H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. G. Roberts, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Liquor Licensing (Administrative Restructuring) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 89

                 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, 19 March 1997.                                                        H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Education and Children’s Services then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Gaming Machines (Administrative Restructuring) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 90

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has in reply to Message No. 71 from the Legislative Council, agreed to grant a Conference on the Subordinate Legislation (Commencement of Regulations) Amendment Bill as requested by the Legislative Council.  The House of Assembly has named the hour of 10.00 p.m. today to receive the Managers on behalf of the Legislative Council at the Plaza Room.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                        H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

                 Ordered - That a Message be sent to the House of Assembly agreeing to the time and place for holding the Conference.

 

Subordinate Legislation (Commencement

of Regulations) Amendment Bill.

 

44.

The Attorney-General, by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the Conference on the Subordinate Legislation (Commencement of Regulations) Amendment Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Subordinate Legislation (Commencement

of Regulations) Amendment

Bill:  Conference.

 

45.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Reference to Banks) 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. 19 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 Attorney-General, 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 (Reference to

Banks) Bill.

46.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

47.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

48.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Stamp Duties (Miscellaneous) 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.

                          Title agreed to.

_____________________

 

Stamp Duties (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

                 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 Education and Children’s 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.

 

 

49.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 10 to No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement

of Business.

50.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Superannuation) 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. 23 agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

_____________________

 

                 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 Education and Children’s 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.

 

Statutes

Amendment (Superannuation)

Bill.

  51.

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

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 read.

                 The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 2, line 5, to insert “, by at least five per cent per year for 10 years from the commencement of this Act” after “young people”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                          Clause No. 3 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 4 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 5 and No. 6 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 7 read.

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And it being twelve of the clock:

THURSDAY 20 MARCH 1997

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Tobacco

Products

Regulation Bill.

 

        The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 6, line 34, to insert “or category D” after “category B” and on page 6, line 35, to leave out “or category D”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                          Clause No. 7 otherwise amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 8 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 9 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 next day of sitting.

 

 

 

  52.

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

Message No. 91

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith entitled an Act to amend the Goods Securities Act 1986, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 19 March 1997.                                                       H. ALLISON, Deputy Speaker.

 

Message from

House of Assembly:

Good Securities (Motor Vehicles) Amendment Bill.

 

 

53.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

 

54.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until today at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day

of Sitting.

 

 

55.

Council adjourned at twenty eight minutes past twelve o’clock midnight until today, at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

 

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

 

 

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

 

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. G. Weatherill