SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 74

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  22  SEPTEMBER 2005

 

 

 

   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 Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Statutes Amendment and Repeal (Aggravated Offences) Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statutes Amendment
and Repeal
(Aggravated
Offences) Bill.

 

    3.

The following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

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

                 Problem Gambling Family Protection Orders Act 2004 - Report on the Operation and Effectiveness of the Act, 2004-2005.

 

Paper.

 

   4.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Deputy Premier (The Hon. K. O. Foley, M.P.) concerning the Wheeler Report into Airport Security.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   5.

Ordered - That 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.

 

    6.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company’s Steel Works Indenture (Environmental Authorisation) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 1 further considered and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 2 read.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 2, lines 5 to 8, to leave out the clause and insert new clause as follows:

                                             “2—Commencement

                                                          This Act will come into operation on 31 December 2010.”.

                          Question - That clause No. 2 stand as printed - put.

Broken Hill
Proprietary
Company’s Steel
Works Indenture
(Environmental
Authorisation)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 16

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. 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. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 4

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 2 agreed to.

                                   Clauses No. 3 to No. 5 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 6 read.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 5, lines 7 to 17, to leave out all words in these lines.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 6, lines 1 to 9, to leave out subclauses (3) and (4) and insert new subclause as follows:

                                       “(3)     In this section—

the Minister means the Minister having the administration of the Environment Protection Act 1993.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 4

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 15

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Question - That clause No. 6 stand as printed - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 14

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 4

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 6 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 7 read.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 11, after line 21, to insert the following:

“4A. The Licensee must take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure that the Australian Health Standard National Environment Protection Measure for Particulate Matter (PM10) is not exceeded more than five times per annum as recorded at the Whyalla Town Primary School monitoring site.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 13

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 11, after line 30, to insert the following:

“5.3      The Licensee must, within seven days after the end of each calendar month, forward the data received from the above monitoring equipment during that month to the Authority.

 5.4       The Licensee must present all data received from the above monitoring equipment, as soon as possible after its receipt, on an electronic register and maintain the data on the register so that it is accessible by the public through the internet for a period of not less than ten years.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 21, lines 17 to 29, to leave out all words in these lines.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Question - That clause No. 7 stand as printed - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 14

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 5

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 7 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 Industry and Trade, 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 Industry and Trade then moved - That this Bill be now read a third time.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put.

 

 

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 14

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 5

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Bill read a third time.

                          Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

 

 

    7.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further reconsideration of the Development (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill (No. 1).

 

In the Committee

 

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page, 6, after line 19, to insert new clause as follows:

Development
(Sustainable
Development)
Amendment Bill
(No. 1).

 

 

“54C—Protection of solar collectors

      (1)       A person must not—

                        (a)     undertake development involving the construction of a building if the building would, when constructed, adversely affect the operation of an existing solar collector located on a building on adjacent land by reducing the access of direct sunlight to the solar collector; or

                        (b)     permit a tree on land owned by the person to adversely affect the operation of an existing solar collector located on a building on adjacent land by reducing the access of direct sunlight to the solar collector.

      (2)       However—

                        (a)     subsection (1)(a) does not apply if the development is to be undertaken pursuant to a development authorisation granted on the basis of an application made before the relevant solar collector (or an earlier solar collector that has since been replaced) was placed or installed on the building (and if the development involved 2 or more applications for 2 or more consents before the granting of a final development approval then the first application for consent will be the one taken into account for the purposes of this paragraph); and

                        (b)     subsection (1)(b) does not apply if the relevant tree is a significant tree and a relevant authority has refused to grant a development approval in order to allow the tree to be removed or cut back; and

                        (c)     subsection (1) does not apply—

                                          (i)       if the owner of the adjacent land consents to the construction of the building or to the size of the tree (as the case may be); or

                                          (ii)      in any other circumstances prescribed by the regulations.

      (3)       A person who is applying for a development authorisation in respect of the proposed construction of a building must declare—

                        (a)     that the building would not, when constructed, be in breach of subsection (1)(a); or

                        (b)     that the owner of adjacent land consents to the construction of the building under subsection (2)(c)(i); or

                        (c)     that subsection (1) of this section does not apply on the basis of circumstances prescribed by regulation under sub-section (2)(c)(ii).

      (4)       A relevant authority may (without further inquiry) rely on a declaration under subsection (3) in connection with granting a development authorisation under this Act unless the relevant authority knows, or has reason to believe, that the declaration is false or misleading in a material particular.

      (5)       No fee is payable under section 39 in relation to an application made by a person in order to remove or cut back a part of a significant tree in order to comply with subsection (1)(b).

      (6)       For the purposes of this section, an adverse effect on a solar collector will be disregarded if it is trifling or insignificant.

      (7)       In this section—

solar collector means a device comprising 1 or more solar panels designed to provide power or to heat water (or both).”.

                          Question - That new clause No. 8A, as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. S. M. Kanck be so inserted - put and negatived.

                                   Clauses No. 9 and No. 10 reconsidered and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 11 reconsidered.

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer moved on page 7, lines 14 to 18, to delete all words in these lines and insert the following:

 

 

 

                building assessment auditor means a person employed or engaged by the Minister's department, or by another administrative unit designated by the Minister by notice in the Gazette, who holds qualifications prescribed by the regulations and who has been authorised by the Minister to conduct audits under this section.”.

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

                          The Hon. C. V. Schaefer moved on page 7, after line 23, to insert the following:

“(2a)    A fee determined by or under the regulations is payable by a council or private certifier in respect of the conduct of an audit under this section.”.

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

                                   Clause No. 11 otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 12 reconsidered, amended and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 13 reconsidered, amended and agreed to.

                                   New clause No. 13A inserted.

                                   Clause No. 14 reconsidered and agreed to.

                                   New clause No. 14A inserted.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page 13, after line 4, to insert new clause as follows:

“14B—Insertion of section 104A

             After section 104 insert:

             104A—Emergency protection—heritage

(1)     If a council is of the opinion—

(a)     that a place has sufficient local heritage value to justify its protection under this Act, or that a place should be evaluated in order to determine whether its heritage value justifies its protection under this Act; and

(b)    that an order under this section is necessary to protect the place,

             the council may make an order requiring a person to stop any work or activity, or prohibiting a person from starting any work or activity, that may destroy or reduce the heritage value of that place.

(2)     An order under subsection (1) takes effect on service of notice of the order on the person and ceases to have effect 12 business days after that service unless confirmed by the Court under this section.

(3)     If a council makes an order under subsection (1), the council must immediately apply to the Court for an order under this section.

(4)     On application under subsection (3) the Court may—

(a)     —

(i)      confirm the council's order; or

(ii)     make, in substitution for the council's order, any other order that the Court thinks necessary to protect the place; or

(iii)    revoke the council's order; and

(b)    make any consequential or ancillary order.

(5)     The Court may, on subsequent application under this section, vary or revoke an order that has been made under this section.

(6)     A council may, at any time, vary or revoke an order that the council has made under this section.

(7)     A person who contravenes or fails to comply with an order under this section is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: Division 2 fine.”.

                          Question - That new clause No. 14B as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. S. M. Kanck, be so inserted - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 4

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 15

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

     

                          To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

_____________________

 

                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on motion.

 

 

 

   8.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable the sitting of the Council to be extended beyond 6.30 p.m.

                 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.

 

    9.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further reconsideration of the Development (Sustainable Development) Amendment Bill (No. 1).

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 15 reconsidered.

                          The Hon. S. M. Kanck moved on page, 13, after line 13, to insert new subclause as follows:

     “(3)  Section 108—after subsection (8) insert:

   (9)     A regulation cannot be made under item 9 of Schedule 1 unless the Minister has given the LGA and the Conservation Council of South Australia notice of the proposal to make a regulation under that item and given consideration to any submission made by either entity within a period (of between 3 and 6 weeks) specified by the Minister.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Development
(Sustainable
Development)
Amendment Bill
(No. 1).

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 4

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 15

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 15 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 16 reconsidered and agreed to.

                                   New clause No. 17 inserted.

                                   Schedule reconsidered and agreed to.

                                   Title reconsidered and agreed to.

_____________________

 

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

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade, 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.

 

 

10.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

11.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Health (The Hon. L. Stevens, M.P.) concerning an Investigation of a Person “holding out” to be a Nurse.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

12.

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

Message No. 117

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Guardianship and Administration Act 1993, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 21 September 2005.                                                              R. B. SUCH, 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:
Guardianship and
Administration
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 118

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5 made by the Legislative Council in the Parliamentary Committees (Public Works) Amendment Bill, without any amendment; and has disagreed to Amendments No. 3 and 6.  The House of Assembly returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration. 

House of Assembly, 22 September 2005.                                                              R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

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

 

Parliamentary
Committees
(Public Works)
Amendment Bill.

 

13.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Monday, 17 October 2005, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

14.

Council adjourned at fifteen minutes to seven o’clock until Monday, 17 October 2005, 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. 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. N. Xenophon