SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 6

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  24  OCTOBER  2000

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. J. C. Irwin) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

    2.

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

        By the President -

                 Members of Parliament (Register of Interests) Act 1983 - Registrar’s Statement, October 2000.

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

        By the Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) -

                 Reports, 1999-2000 -

                          Adelaide Convention Centre.

                          Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

                          Construction Industry Training Board.

                          Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

                          National Wine Centre.

                          RESI OE Pty. Ltd.

                          South Australian Tourism Commission.

                          The Planning Strategy for South Australia.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Education Act 1972 - Teachers’ Registration.

                          Electricity Act 1996 - Re-sale Licence Exemptions.

                          Fees Regulation Act 1927 - Water Supply, Sewer Provision Fees.

                          Water Resources Act 1997 - Holding Allocation Exemption.

        By the Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) -

                 Reports, 1999-2000.

                          Director of Public Prosecutions.

                          Legal Services Commission of South Australia.

                          South Australian Cattle Advisory Group.

                          South Australian Classification Council.

                          South Australian Sheep Advisory Group.

                          South Australian Soil Conservation Council.

                          State Electoral Office - South Australia.

                          Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Real Property Act 1886 - Check Search Fee.

                          Registration of Deeds Act 1935 - Certified Copies Fees.

Papers.

 

                          Sewerage Act 1929 - Various Fees.

                          Waterworks Act 1932 - Various Fees.

        By the Minister for Justice (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) -

                 Fire Equipment Services South Australia - Report, 1999-2000.

                 Investigation into the Impact of the Enactment of the Emergency Services Funding Act 1998 on Insurance Premiums in South Australia - Report.

        By the Minister for Consumer Affairs (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1997 - Dry Areas - Roxby Downs.

                          Travel Agents Act 1986 - Trust Deeds.

        By the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) -

                 Reports, 1999-2000.

                          Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

                          Commissioners of Charitable Funds.

                          HomeStart Finance.

                          Medical Board of South Australia.

                          National Road Transport Commission.

                          Outback Areas Community Development Trust.

                          Pharmacy Board of South Australia.

                          South Australian Housing Trust.

                          The Administration of the Development Act.

                          The Charitable and Social Welfare Fund.

                          The Chiropody Board of South Australia.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          City of Adelaide Act 1998 - Members’ Allowances, Benefits.

                          Motor Vehicles Act 1959 - Licence Surrender Refund.

 

 

                 Rules -

                          Local Government Act 1999 - Schedule 1 - Amendment of Local Government Superannuation Scheme. -

                                   Amendments.

                                   Fixed Term Contract.

                 By-laws -

                          Corporation -

                                   City of Charles Sturt -

                                             No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

                                             No. 2 - Moveable Signs.

                                             No. 3 - Local Government Land.

                                             No. 4 - Streets and Roads.

                                             No. 5 - Lodging Houses.

                                             No. 6 - Dogs.

                          District Council -

                                   Ceduna - Various.

        By the Minister for the Ageing (The Hon. R. D. Lawson) -

                 Office for the Ageing - Report, 1999-2000.

        By the Minister for the Workplace Relations (The Hon. R. D. Lawson) -

                 Reports, 1999-2000 -

                          Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board.

                          Sixth Annual Report of the President, Industrial Relations Commission and Senior Judge, Industrial Relations Court.

 

 

   3.

The Treasurer tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. J. W. Olsen, M.P.) concerning the National Wine Centre.

 

Paper Tabled.

   4.

The Attorney-General tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Government Enterprises (The Hon. M. H. Armitage, M.P.) concerning the SA Water and the Termination of Mr. Sean Sullivan’s Contract of Employment.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The Attorney-General tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Information Economy (The Hon. M. H. Armitage, M.P.) concerning Share Ownership.

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

The Attorney-General, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning to give a reply to a question without notice asked by the Hon. T. G. Roberts.

                 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.

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 and No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   9.

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

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clauses No. 1 to No. 15 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 Attorney-General, 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.

 

Electronic
Transactions Bill.

10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 5 and No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

11.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 and No. 8 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (Composition of Trust) 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.

                          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 Transport and Urban Planning, 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.

 

Adelaide Festival
Centre Trust
(Composition
of Trust)
Amendment Bill.

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the South Australian Country Arts Trust (Appointment to Trust and Boards) 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. 4 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 Transport and Urban Planning, 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.

 

South Australian
Country Arts
Trust
(Appointment to
Trust and Boards)
Amendment Bill.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Road Traffic (Alcohol Interlock Scheme) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Road Traffic
(Alcohol
Interlock Scheme)
Amendment Bill.

15.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Harbors and Navigation (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. 14 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 Transport and Urban Planning, 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.

 

Harbors and
Navigation
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

16.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes
Amendment (Transport
Portfolio) Bill

17.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 14 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Prostitution (Regulation) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. R. Roberts, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Prostitution (Regulation) Bill.

19.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 16 to No. 18 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

20.

The Attorney-General, according to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (South Australia) Act 1994, the Competition Policy Reform (South Australia) Act 1996, the Corporations (South Australia) Act 1990, the Gas Pipelines Access (South Australia) Act 1997, the Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987, the National Crime Authority (State Provisions) Act 1984 and the New Tax System Price Exploitation Code (South Australia) Act 1999.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. A. Pickles, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes
Amendment (Federal Courts -

State
Jurisdiction) Bill.

21.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 20 and No. 21 be Orders 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 First Home Owner Grant (New Zealand Citizens) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

First
Home Owner
Grant (New
Zealand Citizens) Amendment Bill.

23.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Address-in-Reply, as read, be adopted - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Address-in-Reply.

24.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

25.

Council adjourned at thirty minutes past six 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. T. Crothers

The Hon. L. H. Davis

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

 

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. C. A. Pickles

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. R. R. Roberts

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon.  J. F. Stefani

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo