SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 28

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  24  MARCH  2009

 

 

 

 

    1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. K. Sneath) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

    2.

A Messenger from the Governor having been announced by Black Rod, the following Message was received and read:

Message No. 7.

                 The Governor informs the Legislative Council that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Acts have been assented to during the Third Session of the 51st Parliament, viz.:

                 No. 8 of 2009 - An Act to amend the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993, the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, the Rail Safety Act 2007 and the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 No. 9 of 2009 - An Act to allow for donations for a hydrotherapy pool at Mount Gambier Hospital to be returned to donors or applied for another purpose.

Government House, Adelaide, 24 March 2009.                                        KEVIN SCARCE, Governor.

 

Message from
Governor:
Assent to Bills.

    3.

The following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

          By the President -

                 Register of Member’s Interests - March 2009 - Registrar’s Statement.

                          Ordered - That the Statement be printed.  (Paper No. 134B)

        By the Minister for Mineral Resources Development (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Section 16(5) of the Climate Change and Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Act 2007 - South Australian Government Report dated February 2009.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004 - Dairy Industry.

                          Primary Industry Funding Schemes Act 1998 - Olive Industry Fund.

                          South Australian Country Arts Trust Act 1992 - Revocation.

                 Rules of  Court -

                          Supreme Court - Supreme Court Act 1935 - Civil - Amendment No. 7.

                          Workers Compensation Tribunal - Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 - Rule 30 - Costs of Proceedings.

        By the Minister for State/Local Government Relations (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 Reports, 2007-2008 -

                          Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science.

                          Mid North Health.

                          National Environment Protection Council.

                          Northern Adelaide Hills Health Service Inc.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000 - Contributions Payable.

                          Correctional Services Act 1982 - Exclusions from Automatic Release on Parole.

                 Advertising (Authorised Interstate Betting Operations) Code of Practice.

                 Advertising (Bookmakers) Code of Practice.

                 Requirements for Systems and Procedures Designed to Prevent Betting by Children Code of Practice.

                 Responsible Gambling (Authorised Interstate Betting Operations) Code of Practice.

                 Responsible Gambling (Bookmakers) Code of Practice.

        By the Minister for Consumer Affairs (The Hon. G. E. Gago) -

                 Regulation under the following Act -

                           Liquor Licensing Act 1997 - Dry Areas - Long Term - Bordertown.

 

Papers.

    4.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minster for Police (The Hon. M. J. Wright, M.P.) concerning the Lipman Karas Report into the South Australian Jockey Club.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

    5.

The Minister for Mineral Resources Development, by leave, tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

    6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and Regulation of Research Involving Human Embryos) 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 postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Prohibition of
Human Cloning for
Reproduction and
Regulation of
Research Involving
Human Embryos)
Bill.

    7.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 And the Hon. R. D. Lawson having obtained leave to conclude his remarks, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Equal Opportunity
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

   8.

At 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.

 

    9.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Equal Opportunity (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now 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 next day of sitting.

 

Equal Opportunity
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

  10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 5.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  11.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Victims of Crime)
Bill.

  12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Public Sector Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Public Sector Bill.

  14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Mental Health Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. B. V. Finnigan, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Mental Health Bill.

15.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

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

Message No. 40

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to facilitate the administration of justice in regions straddling the State’s borders with Western Australia and the Northern Territory; to make related amendments to the Bail Act 1985, the Magistrates Court Act 1991 and the Youth Court Act 1993; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 5 March 2009.                                                                 J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Cross-border
Justice Bill.


 

Message No. 41

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Electricity Act 1996 and the Gas Act 1997, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes Amendment
Energy Efficiency
Shortfalls) Bill.

 

 

Message No. 42

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Survey Act 1992, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Survey (Funding
and Promotion
of Surveying
Qualifications)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 43

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Mr. Kenyon to the Legislative Review Committee, in place of Miss Fox, resigned.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Legislative Review Committee.

 

 

Message No. 44

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Ms. Simmons to the Standing Orders Committee, in place of Mr. O’Brien, resigned.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Standing Orders Committee.

 

Message No. 45

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Ms. Stevens to the Occupational Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Committee, in place of Mr. Koutsantonis, resigned.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Occupational Safety,
Rehabilitation and
Compensation
Committee.

 

 

Message No. 46

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly informs the Legislative Council that it has appointed Ms. Breuer to the Publishing Committee, in place of Mr. Koutsantonis, resigned.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

 

Publishing Committee.

 

 

Message No. 47

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to provide for a framework for the management and operation of shared infrastructure for irrigation or drainage purposes associated with primary production in the State; to make related amendments to the Natural Resources Management Act 2004; to repeal the Irrigation Act 1994; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Irrigation Bill.

 

Message No. 48

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to provide for the continuation of the Renmark Irrigation Trust for the purposes of the management and operation of certain shared infrastructure for irrigation or drainage purposes in the area around Renmark; to make related amendments to the Natural Resources Management Act 2004; to repeal the Renmark Irrigation Trust Act 1936; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 24 March 2009.                                                               J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for State/Local Government Relations then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Renmark Irrigation
Trust Bill.

 

17.

Council adjourned at sixteen minutes to eleven 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. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. R. L. Brokenshire

The Hon. J. A. Darley

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

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. 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. D. N. Winderlich

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo