SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 12

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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MONDAY  20  OCTOBER  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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Reports, 2002-2003 -

                          Adelaide Festival Centre.

                          Adelaide Festival Corporation.

                          Energy Consumers’ Council.

                          South Australian Film Corporation.

                          The State Opera of South Australia.

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 South Australian Forestry Corporation - Report 2002-2003.

 

Papers.

 

   3.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning Real Estate Industry Reforms.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   4.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Energy (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning the Energy Consumers’ Council.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   5.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning the Regulation of Fire Danger.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   6.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (The Hon. J. Weatherill, M.P.) concerning Permanent Water Conservation Measures.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   7.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. J. D. Hill, M.P.) concerning Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Water Resource Management.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   8.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment and Conservation concerning a Spill at Olympic Dam Uranium Mine.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   9.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. L. Stevens, M.P.) concerning a Question about a Specific Case at Flinders Medical Centre.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

10.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health concerning Remarks by the Hon. S. M. Kanck, M.L.C.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

11.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Social Justice (The Hon. S. W. Key, M.P.) concerning Employment of Additional Workers in Family and Youth Services.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

12.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Social Justice concerning Workload Analysis of Family and Youth Services.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

13.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 5 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

14.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes Amendment
(Anti-Fortification)
Bill.

 

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Summary Offences (Offensive Weapons) 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. 3 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 4 read.

                 The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 2, line 12, to page 3, line 14, to leave out subclauses (1) and (2) and insert the following:

     “(1)      Section 15(1), penalty—delete "$2 500 or imprisonment for 6 months" and substitute:

$10 000 or imprisonment for 2 years

      (2)       Section 15(1b), penalty—delete "$7 500 or imprisonment for 18 months" and substitute:

$10 000 or imprisonment for 2 years”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Summary Offences
(Offensive Weapons)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 4

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 4 as amended, 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 Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, 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.

                 The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

 

 

16.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 8 to No. 12 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

17.

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

Message No. 12

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Passenger Transport Act 1994 and to make related amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1961 and Superannuation Act 1988, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 15 October 2003.                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Passenger Transport
(Dissolution of
Passenger Transport
Board)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 13

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled a Bill for an Act to repeal the Dried Fruits Act 1993, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 15 October 2003.                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Dried Fruits
Repeal Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 14

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled a Bill for an Act to amend the Cooper Basin (Ratification) Act 1975, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 16 October 2003.                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Cooper Basin
(Ratification)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

 

Message No. 15

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Lottery and Gaming Act 1936, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 20 October 2003.                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Lottery and Gaming
(Lottery Inspectors)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 16

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill returned herewith, entitled a Bill for an Act to make minor amendments of a statute law revision nature to various Acts and to repeal various Acts, without any amendment.

House of Assembly, 20 October 2003.                                                I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Statute Law
Revision Bill.

 

18.

Council adjourned at twenty-three minutes past five o’clock until tomorrow 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. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

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