SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 21

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  23  NOVEMBER  2004

 

 

 

   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 Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Reports, 2003-2004 -

                          Legal Practitioners Conduct Board.

                          Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Report to the Attorney-General and the Chief Justice, pursuant to Section 90A of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.

                          South Australian Infrastructure Corporation (InfraCorp).

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1997 -

                                   Long Term Dry Areas - Renmark and Paringa.

                                   Short Term Dry Areas - Victor Harbor.

                          Superannuation Act 1988 - Contracts without Tenure.

                 Land Management Corporation Charter.

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

                 Reports, 2003-2004 -

                          Booleroo Centre District Hospital and Health Services Inc.

                          Bordertown Memorial Hospital Inc.

                          Chiropractors Board of South Australia.

                          Coast Protection Board.

                          Commissioners of Charitable Funds.

                          Crystal Brook District Hospital Inc.

                          Dog Fence Board - South Australia.

                          Kingston Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Inc.

                          Lower Eyre Health Services.

                          Mallee Health Service Inc.

                          Naracoorte Health Service Inc.

                          Occupational Therapists Registration Board of South Australia.

                          Orroroo and District Health Service Inc.

                          Outback Areas Community Development Trust.

                          Repatriation General Hospital Inc.

                          Riverland Health Authority Inc.

                          Rocky River Health Service Inc.

                          South Australian Psychological Board.

                          State Supply Board.

                          Strathalbyn and District Health Service.

                          Tailem Bend District Hospital.

                          The Mannum District Hospital Inc. - incorporating Mannum Domiciliary Care Service.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Optometrists Act 1920 - Fees.

                          Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Occupational Therapy.

 

Papers.

 

   3.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Administrative Services (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning SA Water and Home Service Direct Pty. Ltd.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   4.

The Hon. G. E. Gago brought up the Report of the Social Development Committee on an Inquiry into Postnatal Depression.

                 Ordered - That the Report be printed.  (Paper No. 185)

 

Social Development
Committee -
Report on Inquiry
into Postnatal
Depression.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the First Home Owner Grant (Miscellaneous) 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. 6 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 7 read.

                 The Hon. K. J. Reynolds moved on page 3, lines 28 and 29, to leave out all words in these lines and insert the following:

                          “(3)      An applicant is also ineligible if, before the commencement date of the relevant transaction—

(a)       the applicant or the applicant's spouse—

(i)      held a relevant interest in residential property in South Australia or an interest in residential property in another State or Territory that is a relevant interest under the corresponding law of that State or Territory; and

(ii)     occupied the property as a place of residence for a continuous period of at least six months; or

(b)       the applicant or the applicant's spouse held an interest in residential property outside Australia that conferred on him or her rights in relation to the property that are equivalent to the rights, under the law of this State, of the holder of an estate in fee simple.”.

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

                          Clause No. 7 agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 8 to No. 13 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.

                 Bill read a third time.

                 Resolved - That this Bill do now pass.

 

First Home
Owner Grant
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   8.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Gaming Machines (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 10 further considered and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 11 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 12 read.

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 7, lines 10 to 33, to leave out paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) and insert the following:

                          “(a)   in the case of a licensee that is a non-profit association—

(i)         if the Commissioner has approved the operation of 32 gaming machines or less under the licence, the Commissioner is to issue to the licensee a number of gaming machine entitlements equivalent to the number approved by the Commissioner; and

(ii)        if the Commissioner has approved the operation of more than 32 gaming machines under the licence, the Commissioner is to issue to the licensee 32 gaming machine entitlements; and

                            (b)  in the case of a licensee that is not a non-profit association—

(i)         if the Commissioner has approved the operation of 20 gaming machines or less under the licence, the Commissioner is to issue to the licensee a number of gaming machine entitlements equivalent to the number approved by the Commissioner; and

(ii)        if the Commissioner has approved the operation of more than 20 but not more than 28 gaming machines under the licence, the Commissioner is to issue 20 gaming machine entitlements to the licensee; and

(iii)      if the Commissioner has approved the operation of more than 28 gaming machines under the licence, the Commissioner is to issue to the licensee a number of gaming machine entitlements calculated by subtracting 8 from the approved number.”.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 7, line 11, to leave out “20” and insert “17”.

                 Question - That all words in paragraph (a), down to but excluding “20”, stand as printed - put and passed.

                 Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. N. Xenophon be agreed to - put and negatived.

                 The Hon. R. I. Lucas, at the request and on behalf of the Hon. A. J. Redford, moved - on page 8, line 9, to leave out “under an arrangement approved by the Commissioner” and insert “or another non-profit association under an arrangement (not involving the payment of consideration) approved by the Commissioner”.

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

                 The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 8, line 35, to leave out paragraph (f).

             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.

 

Gaming Machines
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   9.

At one minute past 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.

 

10.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Gaming Machines (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 12, which the Hon. A. J. Redford had moved to amend on page 8, line 35, by leaving out paragraph (f) - further considered.

             Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Gaming Machines
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 6

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 11

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

                 The Hon. R. I. Lucas moved on page 8, lines 40 to 44, to leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert new paragraphs as follow:

                          “(a)      the holder of gaming machine entitlements may offer them for sale; and

                          (b)        intending purchasers may tender for the purchase of gaming machine entitlements.”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 7

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 12

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 8, after line 44, to insert new subsection as follows:

                          “(2a)    An intending purchaser is not eligible to participate in the approved trading system unless the Commissioner is satisfied—

(a)       that the intending purchaser has adopted, or will adopt, appropriate strategies for reducing problem gambling and promoting responsible gambling; and

(b)       that the licensed business will not have an adverse social or economic impact on the local community and, in particular, will not contribute to the incidence of problem gambling in the local community.”.

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

                 The Hon. R. I. Lucas moved on page 9, line 23, to leave out “one-third” and insert
“one-fifth”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 11

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

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. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                 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.

 

 

11.

At three minutes to ten o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At twenty-five minutes past ten o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

12.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Gaming Machines (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 12 further considered.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 11, lines 13 to 15, to leave out paragraph (c) and after line 15, to insert new subsections as follow:

                          “(6)      The regulations may establish principles to be applied by the Commissioner in approving, or refusing to approve, the allocation of gaming machine entitlements to premises.

                            (7)      The principles may—

(a)       restrict or prohibit the introduction of gaming machines, or more gaming machines, into a particular region or locality or into licensed premises of a particular class; or

(b)       restrict or prohibit the allocation of gaming machine entitlements formerly relating to licensed premises of a particular class to licensed premises of a different class; or

(c)       impose any other restriction or prohibition relating to the class of licensed premises to which the entitlements formerly related or for which the allocation is sought; or

(d)       provide for exceptions to restrictions or prohibitions.

                            (8)      For the purposes of subsection (7) a class of licensed premises may be defined by reference to—

(a)       the region or locality within which the premises are situated; or

(b)       the regions or locality within which the premises are situated and some other factor (such as the class of liquor licence applying to the premises); or

(c)       any other factor or combination of factors.”.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Gaming Machines
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 7

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 13

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved on page 11, lines 32 to 36, to leave out all words in these lines.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 6

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 14

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

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)

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 12 agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 13 and No. 14 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 15 read.

                 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 next day of sitting.

 

 

  13.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

14.

Council adjourned at eighteen minutes to twelve 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. 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