SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 56

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  24  JUNE  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 Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development (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 (Intervention Programs and Sentencing Procedures) Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statutes Amendment
(Intervention
Programs and
Sentencing
Procedures) Bill.

 

   3.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Health and Community Services Complaints Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Health and
Community Services
Complaints Bill.

 

   4.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers and Question Time to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

                 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.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) 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. 46 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 Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, 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.

 

Primary Produce
(Food Safety
Schemes) Bill.

 

   7.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, according to order, moved - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Abolition of the Drunk’s Defence) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Abolition of the
Drunk’s Defence)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

   8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 6 and No. 8 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Pastoral Land
and Conservation
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

10.

At thirty minutes past twelve o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

11.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, by leave, moved - That the Legislative Council expresses its deep regret at the death of Mr. John Mathwin, former Member of the House of Assembly, and places on record its appreciation of his distinguished public service and that, as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the Council be suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 And being supported by the Hon. R. I. Lucas, the Hon. I. Gilfillan, the Hon. R. D. Lawson and the Hon. A. J. Redford:

                 Motion carried in silence, Members standing in their places.

 

Death of
Mr. John Mathwin.

 

12.

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

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

13.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 143 to 156 and 254 to 256 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to
Questions on
Notice.

 

14.

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola brought up the Twenty-fourth Report, 2003-2004, of the Legislative Review Committee.

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Twenty-fourth
Report, 2003-2004.

 

 

15.

The Hon. R. K. Sneath brought up the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on an Inquiry into Homestart Finance.

                 Ordered - That the Report be printed.  (Paper No. 220)

 

Statutory Authorities
Review Committee -
Report on an Inquiry
into Homestart
Finance.

 

16.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Deputy Premier (The Hon. K. O. Foley, M.P.) concerning an Amendment to a Ministerial Statement made by the Deputy Premier on Thursday, 3 June 2004.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

17.

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 Asbestos Liabilities.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

18.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins to complete his question to him and for the Minister to complete his reply.

                 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.

 

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 10 to No. 13 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 14.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Budget 2004) 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
(Budget 2004) Bill.

 

21.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 10 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

22.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. K. Sneath, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

State Procurement
Bill.

 

23.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

24.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Friday, 25 June 2004, at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

 

25.

Council adjourned at eight minutes to five o’clock until Friday, 25 June 2004, at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

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. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. P. Holloway

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