SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 58

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  19  MARCH  2003

 

 

 

   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 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (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 Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) (Referendum) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 further considered.

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved - That the Chairman report progress and ask leave to sit again.

                 Question - That the motion be agreed to - put.

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

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 8

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgeway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 13

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

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. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 1 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 2 struck out.

                          Clause No. 3 agreed to.

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani moved on page 3, after line 27, to insert new clauses as follows:

                          “Amendment of s. 6—Application of Act

                             3A. Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by inserting ", other than section 9A," after "This Act".

        Insertion of s. 9A

                             3B. The following section is inserted after section 9 of the principal Act:

Prohibition against use of Commonwealth facility

         9A. (1) A person must not make use of a Commonwealth facility for the purpose of storing or disposing of nuclear waste generated within the State.

Maximum penalty:            In the case of a natural person—$500 000 or imprisonment for 10 years;

                                            In the case of a body corporate—$5 000 000.

         (2) In this section—

"Commonwealth facility" means a nuclear waste storage facility constructed in this State by the Commonwealth.”

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 3, after line 27, to insert new clauses as follows:

                          “Amendment of s. 6—Application of Act

                             3A. Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by inserting ", other than section 9A," after "This Act".

        Insertion of s. 9A

                             3B. The following section is inserted after section 9 of the principal Act:

State must make use of Commonwealth facility

         9A. (1) If the Commonwealth constructs a facility for the storage or disposal of low level nuclear waste, the State must, if the facility is available for use by the State, make use of the facility for the purpose of storing or disposing of all low level nuclear waste generated within the State (including low level nuclear waste stored in the State immediately before the commencement of this provision).

         (2) In this section—

"low level nuclear waste" means Category A, Category B or Category C radioactive waste as defined in the Code of Practice.”

                 Question - That new clauses No. 3A and 3B, as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. J. F. Stefani, be so inserted - put.

Nuclear Waste
Storage Facility
(Prohibition)
Amendnent Bill:
Short Title
amemded/

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 4

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. J. F. Stefani (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 16

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

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. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgeway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

                 The Hon. J. F. Stefani moved - That the Chairman report progress and ask leave to sit again.

                 Question put.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 13

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgeway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. J. F. Stefani (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved - That the Committee have leave to sit again on motion.

                 Question put.

 

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

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. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

Noes, 7

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgeway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

 

 

   4.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

    5.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Road Safety
Reforms) Bill.

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 and No. 7 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   7.

At twenty-nine minutes 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. 69 and 115 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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the President -

                 Reports, 2001-2002 -

                          Corporations -

                                   Charles Sturt.

                                   Holdfast Bay.

                                   Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters.

                          District Councils -

                                   Port Pirie.

                                   Robe.

 

Papers.

10.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, while making a Ministerial Statement, tabled copies of correspondence between the Minister and Applicant Companies concerning the Commercial Release in 2003 of GM Canola.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

11.

The Hon. G. E. Gago, at the request and on behalf of the Hon. R. K. Sneath, brought up the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on an Inquiry into the Passenger Transport Board.

                 Ordered - That the Report be printed.  (Paper No. 202).

 

Statutory Authorities
Review Committee -
Report on an Inquiry
into the Passenger
Transport Board.

 

12.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

13.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Prohibition) (Referendum) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          New clauses No. 3A and 3B, as previously moved to be inserted by the Hon. A. J. Redford on page 3, after line 27, as follows:

                          “Amendment of s. 6—Application of Act

                             3A. Section 6 of the principal Act is amended by inserting ", other than section 9A," after "This Act".

        Insertion of s. 9A

                             3B. The following section is inserted after section 9 of the principal Act:

State must make use of Commonwealth facility

         9A. (1) If the Commonwealth constructs a facility for the storage or disposal of low level nuclear waste, the State must, if the facility is available for use by the State, make use of the facility for the purpose of storing or disposing of all low level nuclear waste generated within the State (including low level nuclear waste stored in the State immediately before the commencement of this provision).

         (2) In this section—

"low level nuclear waste" means Category A, Category B or Category C radioactive waste as defined in the Code of Practice.” - further considered.

                 Question - That new clauses No. 3A and 3B, as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. A. J. Redford, be so inserted - put.

Nuclear Waste
Storage Facility
(Prohibition)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 7

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgeway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

Noes, 11

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

             The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

        So it passed in the negative.

                          Clause No. 4 read.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 4, lines 1 to 37, to leave out this clause and insert new clause as follows:

                          “Insertion of s. 15

                             4.  The following section is inserted after section 14 of the principal Act:

                                             Expiry of Act

                                             15.  This Act expires on 19 July 2003.”

                 Question - That clause No. 4 stand as printed - put and negatived.

                          Clause No. 4 struck out.

                 Question - That new clause No. 4, as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. N. Xenophon, be so inserted - put and passed.

                          New clause No. 4 inserted.

                          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 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.

       

 

14.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Monday, 24 March 2003, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

16.

Council adjourned at nineteen minutes past five o’clock until Monday, 24 March 2003, 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. 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. K. J. Reynolds

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

The Hon. N. Xenophon