[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 9

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  19  NOVEMBER  1998

 

 

 

     1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. J. C. Irwin) 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. N. Xenophon from 1,134 residents of South Australia concerning gaming machines.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

1.     Support the passage of legislation to give local residents the power to object to the operation and availability of poker machines at venues on economic and social grounds; and

2.     Support a ban on advertising and promotion of poker machines; and

3.     Support the holding of a State-wide referendum to -

(a)     reduce or phase out; or

(b)     give power to local councils to reduce or phase out

        poker machines from hotels over a five year period.

 

                 By The Hon. N. Xenophon from 54 residents of South Australia concerning gaming machines. The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

1.     Support the passage of legislation that will give local communities, through their local councils, the power to restrict the operation and availability of poker machines at venues; and

2.     Support the passage of legislation to give local residents the power to object to the operation and availability of poker machines on economic and social grounds.

 

                 By The Hon. N. Xenophon from 34 residents of South Australia concerning gaming machines.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

1.     Support an extensive survey on the impact on the original live music industry in South Australia caused by the introduction of gaming machines to hotels and the 1997 changes to the Liquor Licensing Act; and

2.     Support increased levels of Government assistance, including promotional support and assistance with access to venues for original live music in South Australia.

 

Petitions

Nos. 2, 3 and 4 - Gaming Machines.

 

   3.

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable him to give a reply to a question asked by the Hon. T. Crothers.

                 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.

   4.

The Attorney-General, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988, the Domestic Violence Act 1994 and the Summary Procedure Act 1921.

                 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. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes

Amendment (Restraining

Orders) Bill.

   5.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Road Traffic (Road Events) 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.

                          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 Transport and Urban Planning, 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.

 

Road Traffic

(Road Events) Amendment

Bill.

   7.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address-in-Reply, as read, be adopted - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Address-in-Reply.

   8.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Passenger Transport (Service Contracts) Amendment Bill.

 

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 8 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Criminal Law Consolidation (Contamination

of Goods) Amendment Bill.

 

11.

Ordered -That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 10 to No. 13 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That Stamp Dutes (Share Buy-backs) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Stamp Duties

(Share Buy-backs) Amendment Bill.

13.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 15 to No. 19 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

14.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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

Message No. 8

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Resolution contained in Message No. 6 from the Legislative Council relating to the Joint Committee on Transport Safety, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 19 November 1998.                                                          J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Messages from

House of

Assembly:

Joint Committee

on Transport

Safety.

 

Message No. 9

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) Act 1997, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 19 November 1998.                                                          J.K.G. OSWALD, Speaker.

 

Non-Metropolitan Railways (Transfer) (National Rail) Amendment Bill.

   15.

Council adjourned at eight minutes past five o’clock until Tuesday next 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. T Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

 

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. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. A. J. Redford

 

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo