SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 45

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  21  FEBRUARY  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 Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Nineteenth Report, 2006-2007, of the Legislative Review Committee.

Legislative Review
Committee -
Nineteenth Report,
2006-2007.

 

   3.

The Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, tabled a copy a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning Management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   4.

The President made the following Statement:

                 “There is a housekeeping matter I would like to address before we go on to Question Time.  There has been an increasing abuse of the use of mobile phones in the Chamber.  In most Parliaments in Australia, mobile phones are banned from the Chamber.  Members have access to internal Chamber phones through which they are able to contact their office staff.  I implore Honourable Members to show some courtesy to people on their feet by not using their mobile phones.  Members leaving the Chamber have not turned off their mobile phones and they have rung whilst another Member has been speaking.  We ask people in the Gallery to be quiet and listen to the debate and not to use their mobile phones etc., so I believe Honourable Members should show the same courtesy to those people who come into this place to listen to the debate.”

 

President’s
Statement -
Mobile Phones
in Chamber -
Use of.

   5.

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

 

Statements on
Matters of Interest.

   6.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Report of the Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, 2005-2006, be noted.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Aboriginal Lands
Parliamentary
Standing
Committee -
Report, 2005-2006,
be noted -
Motion re.

 

   7.

The Hon. A. M. Bressington, pursuant to notice, moved -

        I.   That a Select Committee be established into Families SA and any predecessor entity to examine -

(a)     The policies and procedures of Families SA in dealing with children, and in particular:

    i.      where reports of suspected substance abuse by the parents or carers of children have been made;

   ii.      where reports of suspected substance abuse of a child by the parents or carers of children have been made;

  iii.      where reports of suspected abuse and neglect of children have been made;

  iv.      the circumstances in which children are removed from the parents or carers of children and the criteria, assessment and follow-up of the persons designated to subsequently care for those children at risk (and the priority with which the natural parent, grandparents or other family members are considered as the primary carers of choice for those children);

   v.      the medical and psychological evaluations undertaken of the parents or carers of children where allegations of abuse or neglect have been made, including appropriate assessment of the levels of addiction that may exist and the support provided by the Department to rehabilitate and reunite the family;

  vi.      the models, methods and processes used to preserve the family unit prior to removal of children;

vii.      the procedures used by the Department to prove allegations made against parents or carers through psychological evaluation of parties concerned and other investigative processes;

viii.      the frequency of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Family Preservation Plans, the effectiveness of such plans and the means and timeframe of implementation; and

   ix.      the obligation of the Department and any of its predecessors to abide by orders of the Court for ongoing assessment and supervised visitation and reunification.

(b)    The compliance of individual staff with the practices, policies and procedures of Families SA and any predecessor entity.

(c)     The involvement and/or interventions of Families SA as a part to any Family or Youth Court matters.

(d)    The substance, content and spirit of submissions made by Families SA and any predecessor entity to any authority, court or tribunal in relation to its duty of care.

(e)     The level of influence of the Department on independent professional assessors.

(f)     The obligations and duty of care of the Department in making decisions affecting the welfare of children and, in particular, to provide evidence (and the standard of that evidence) to any entity, including any court.

       II.   That Standing Order No. 389 be so far 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 sees 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 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 ensued.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Families SA -
Establishment of
Select Committee
on -
Motion re.

   8.

Ordered - That Notices of Motion (Private Business) No. 3 and No. 4, Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 38 and Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   9.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Fisheries Management Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 4 to No. 10 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 11 read.

                 The Hon. C. V. Schaefer moved on page 16, lines 11 to 13, to leave out subclauses (2) and (3) and insert new subclauses as follows:

     “(2)      Subject to subsection (3), the Council consists of—

                 (a)     the Director (ex officio); and

                 (b)    at least 9 other members appointed by the Governor on the nomination of the Minister, being persons chosen from a list of persons submitted by a selection committee (the Ministerial Selection Committee).

      (3)       A member of the Ministerial Selection Committee cannot be chosen or nominated as a member of the Council.”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Fisheries
Management Bill.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 8

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer (Teller)

 

Noes, 8

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

 

 

        And there being an equality of votes, the Chairperson gave his casting votes to the noes.

                 The Hon. C. V. Schaefer moved on page 16, line 28, to leave out “consider” and insert “submit”, on line 29, after “notice” to insert “to the Ministerial Selection Committee for its consideration”, and after line 29, to insert new subclauses as follows:

     “(7)      The Ministerial Selection Committee consists of 5 members appointed by the Minister of whom—

                 (a)     1 must be a person selected from a panel of 3 persons nominated by a body that, in the Minister's opinion, represents the interests of the seafood industry; and

                 (b)    1 must be a person selected from a panel of 3 persons nominated by a body that, in the Minister's opinion, represents the interests of the commercial fishing sector; and

                 (c)     1 must be a person selected from a panel of 3 persons nominated by a body that, in the Minister's opinion, represents the interests of the recreational fishing sector.

      (8)       The Ministerial Selection Committee must submit to the Minister a list of persons considered by the Committee to be suitable candidates for appointment as members of the Council.

      (9)       The Ministerial Selection Committee must, in preparing the list—

                 (a)     consider any expressions of interest for appointment to the Council submitted by the Minister under subsection (6); and

                 (b)    have regard to the qualification requirements of subsections (4) and (5).

     (10)      Members of the Ministerial Selection Committee will hold office on terms and conditions determined by the Minister.”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Chairperson’s
Casting Vote.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer (Teller)

 

Noes, 8

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative.

                          Clause No. 11, as amended, agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 12 to No. 15 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 16 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 17 to No. 39 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 40 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 41 and No. 42 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 43 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 44 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 45 and No. 46 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 47 read.

                 The Minister for Emergency Services moved on page 29, line 8, to leave out “Any” and insert “Subject to this section, any” and on page 29, after line 11, to insert new subclauses as follows:

     “(3)      If—

      (a)    a management plan is due to expire in 6 months or less; and

      (b)    a draft management plan to replace the existing plan—

       (i)      has not yet been prepared or become the subject of a report to the Minister under section 44(8); or

      (ii)     has not yet been adopted by the Minister under that section,

the Minister must, by notice in the Gazette published before the expiry of the plan, extend the term of the plan for a period specified in the notice (being a period of not less than 12 months and not more than 5 years).

      (4)       The Minister may not extend the term of a management plan under subsection (3) more than once.

      (5)       If the Minister has extended the term of an existing plan under subsection (3), the Minister must ensure that, during the extended term, he or she adopts a replacement management plan to come into effect on the expiry of the existing plan.”.

                 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.

 

 

10.

At five minutes to 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.

 

11.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Fisheries Management Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 47 which the Minister for Emergency Services had moved to amend on page 29, line 8, by leaving out “Any” and insert “Subject to this section, any” and on page 29, after line 11, by inserting new subclauses as follows:

     “(3)      If—

      (a)    a management plan is due to expire in 6 months or less; and

      (b)    a draft management plan to replace the existing plan—

       (i)      has not yet been prepared or become the subject of a report to the Minister under section 44(8); or

      (ii)     has not yet been adopted by the Minister under that section,

the Minister must, by notice in the Gazette published before the expiry of the plan, extend the term of the plan for a period specified in the notice (being a period of not less than 12 months and not more than 5 years).

      (4)       The Minister may not extend the term of a management plan under subsection (3) more than once.

      (5)       If the Minister has extended the term of an existing plan under subsection (3), the Minister must ensure that, during the extended term, he or she adopts a replacement management plan to come into effect on the expiry of the existing plan.”

- further considered.

                 Amendment to insert new subclauses after line 11, by leave, withdrawn.

Fisheries
Management Bill.

 

                 The Minister for Emergency Services then moved on page 29, after line 11, to insert new subclauses as follow:

     “(3)      If—

      (a)    a management plan is due to expire in 6 months or less; and

      (b)    a draft management plan to replace the existing plan has not yet been adopted by the Minister under this Part,

the Minister must, by notice in the Gazette published before the expiry of the plan, extend the term of the plan for a period specified in the notice (being a period of not less than 12 months and not more than 5 years).

      (4)       The Minister may not extend the term of a management plan under subsection (3) more than once.

      (5)       If the Minister has extended the term of an existing plan under subsection (3), the Minister must ensure that, during the extended term, he or she adopts a replacement management plan to come into effect on the expiry of the existing plan.”.

                 Question - That the amendments be agreed to - put and passed.

                          Clause No. 47, as amended, agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 48 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 49 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 50 to No. 55 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 56 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 57 agreed to.

                          New clause No. 57A inserted.

                          Clauses No. 58 to No. 101 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 102 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 103 to No. 126 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 127 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 128 to No. 130 agreed to.

                          Schedule 1 agreed to.

                          Schedule 2 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.

                 Ordered - That the Bill be recommitted in respect of clause No. 11.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole for the further consideration of clause No. 11.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 11 reconsidered, further amended and agreed to.

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                 The President resumed the Chair, and reported that the Committee had further considered the Bill and had agreed to the same with further amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such reports.

                 The Minister for Emergency 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.

                 The Minister for Emergency Services moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

 

12.

The Hon. M. C. Parnell, pursuant to notice, moved - That the Legislative Council -

      “I.      Notes the recently released communiqué on strengthening the non-Government community services sector entitled “Strong Community, Healthy State”, prepared by the South Australian Council of Social Services (SACOSS), the Association of Major Community Organisations (AMCO), the Australian Services Union (ASU), and the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU);

       II.      Recognises the enormously valuable work undertaken by the community services sector in South Australia, particularly with those members of our society who are most vulnerable;

      III.      Recognises that the community services sector is finding it increasingly difficult to attract and retain appropriately skilled workers;

      IV.      Accepts the core principles outlined in the “Strong Community, Healthy State” communiqué, including the need for contract stability and workforce development; and

       V.      Calls on the State Government to help build and maintain a skilled and dynamic community services workforce through its funding of State programs, by including a first tier wage increase for community services sector workers in the 2007-2008 Budget.”.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Non-Government
Community
Services Sector -
Motion re.

13.

The Hon. R. D. Lawson, pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Bail Act 1985.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. R. D. Lawson then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Bail (Presumption
Against Bail)
Amendment Bill.

14.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. S. M. Kanck - That the Legislative Council -

        I.   Notes that -

(a)     the estimated water savings of 11 gigalitres from blocking off the water supply to Lake Bonney is a miniscule amount compared to the 5400 gigalitres of savings proposed in the Prime Minister’s National Plan for Water Security;

(b)    damming Chambers creek would artificially disrupt the natural operations of the Murray River and its associated lakes and wetlands, all of which play important roles in the complex ecosystem, with potential impact on the rare Broad Shelled Turtle;

(c)     local people with intimate knowledge of the Lake and river system believe this would lead to a decline in water quality, algal blooms and fish dies-offs that would make the Lake unfit for almost all other forms of life; and

(d)    there has been no environmental impact assessment of the effect on the ecosystem of Lake Bonney; and

Damming of
Lake Bonney -
Motion re.

 

       II.   Calls on the Government to delay the damming of Lake Bonney until the impact of recent rainfall in Queensland and New South Wales, and South Australia’s winter rainfall can be taken into account, to allow for a comprehensive environmental impact assessment to be prepared, and for the progressing of other water saving measures.:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

 

16.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 4 to No. 7 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Review of Terrorism
Legislation)
Amendment Bill.

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley - That the Report of the Natural Resources Committee on Mineral Resource Development in South Australia, be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Natural Resources
Committee - Report
on Mineral Resource
Development in
South  Australia,
be noted -
Motion re.

 

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 10 to No. 12 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. R. P. Wortley - That this Council recognises the achievement of SA Flora’s Belair Nursery on its 120th Anniversary:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

SA Flora’s
Belair Nursery
120th Anniversary -
Motion re.

21.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 to No. 18 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

22.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Summary Procedure (Paedophile Restraining Orders) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Summary Procedure
(Paedophile
Restraining Orders)
Amendment Bill.

  23.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. I. K. Hunter - That the Legislative Council of South Australia -

I.       recognises that -

(a)    a report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population 2006 - a Passage to Hope: Women and International Migration - was released on 6 September 2006;

(b)    women constitute almost half of all international migrants worldwide - 95 million or 49.6 per cent;

(c)    in 2005, roughly half the world’s 12.7 million refugees were women;

(d)    for many women, migration opens doors to a new world of greater equality and relief from oppression and discrimination that limit freedom and stunt potential;

(e)    in 2005 remittances by migrants to their country of origin were an estimated US$232 billion, larger than official development assistance (ODA) and the second largest source of funding for developing countries after foreign direct investment (FDI);

(f)     migrant women send a higher proportion of their earnings than men to families back home;

(g)    migrant women often contribute to their home communities on their return, for instance through improved child health and lower mortality rates, however;

(h)    the massive outflow of nurses, midwives and doctors from poorer to wealthier countries is creating health care crises in many of the poorer countries, exacerbated by massive health care needs such as very high rates of infectious disease;

(i)     the intention to emigrate is especially high among health workers living in regions hardest hit by HIV/AIDS;

(j)     the rising demand for health care workers in richer countries because of their ageing populations will continue to pull such workers away from poorer countries;

(k)    millions of female migrants face hazards ranging from the enslavement of trafficking to exploitation as domestic workers;

(l)     the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 2.45 million trafficking victims are toiling in exploitative conditions worldwide;

(m)   policies often discriminate against women and bar them from migrating legally, forcing them to work in sectors which render them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse;

(n)    domestic workers, because of the private nature of their work, may be put in gross jeopardy through being assaulted; raped; overworked; denied pay, rest days, privacy and access to medical services; verbally or psychologically abused; or having their passports withheld;

 (o)   when armed conflict erupts, armed militias often target women and girls for rape, leaving many to contend with unwanted pregnancies, HIV infection and reproductive illnesses and injury;

(p)    at any given time, 25 per cent of refugee women of child-bearing age are pregnant;

(q)    for refugees fleeing conflict, certain groups of women such as those who head households, ex-combatants, the elderly, disabled, widows, young mothers and unaccompanied adolescent girls, are more vulnerable and require special protection and support;

(r)     people should not be compelled to migrate because of inequality, insecurity, exclusion and limited opportunities in their home countries;

(s)    human rights of all migrants, including women, must be respected.

II.      encourages -

(a)    governments and multilateral institutions to establish, implement and enforce policies and measures that will protect migrant women from exploitation and abuse;

(b)    all efforts that help reduce poverty, bring about gender equality and enhance development, thereby reducing the “push” factors that compel many migrants, particularly women, to leave their own countries, and at the same time helping achieve a more orderly migration program:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

UN Report
concerning Women
and International
Migration -
Motion re.

24.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debated on the question - That the Summary Offences (Ticket Scalping) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put.

Summary Offences
(Ticket Scalping)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

 

Noes, 12

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

        So it passed in the negative.

 

 

25.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 22 to No. 24 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

26.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debated on the question - That the Education (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

       

Education (Random
Drug Testing)
Amendment Bill.

27.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 26 to No. 32 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 28.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Prohibition on Minors Participating in Lotteries) 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 Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Prohibition on
Minors Participating
in Lotteries) Bill.

 

29.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 34 to No. 37 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

Postponement
of Business.

30.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debated on the question - That the WorkCover (Auditor-General) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

 

WorkCover
(Auditor-General)
Amendment Bill.

 

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And it being twelve of the clock:

THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2007

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                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Bill’s consideration in Committee be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 14 March 2007.

 

 

31.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

32.

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

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

 

33.

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

Message No. 73

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995, the South Australian Co-operative and Community Housing Act 1991, the Housing and Urban Development (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1995, the Residential Tenancies Act 1995, the Housing Improvement Act 1940 and the Development Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 21 February 2007.                                                           J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Statutes Amendment
(Affordable
Housing) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 74

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the State Lotteries Act 1966, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 21 February 2007.                                                           J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 Ordered - That the second reading be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

State Lotteries
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

34.

Council adjourned at five 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. 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. J. M. Gazzola

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. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo