SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 7

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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WEDNESDAY  25  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 Minister for Workplace Relations (The Hon. R. D. Lawson) -

                 Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board - Report, 1999-2000.

                 Industrial Relations Court - Report of President, Commissioner and Senior Judge, 1999-2000.

 

Papers.

   3.

The Hon. A. J. Redford brought up the Third Report, 2000-2001 of the Legislative Review Committee.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Third Report,
2000-2001.

 

   4.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, by leave, tabled correspondence concerning funding for the Junction Theatre Company and the Port Community Arts Centre.

 

Correspondence
Tabled.

   5.

The President called on Members to make Statements on Matters of Interest.

 

Statements
on Matters
of Interest.

 

   6.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), according to order, moved – That the Report of the Auditor-General, 1999-2000, be noted.

                 On motion of the Hon. T. Crothers, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Report of the
Auditor-General,
1999-2000,
be noted -
Motion re.

   7.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Private Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday,
8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Treasurer - That the Interim Report of the Select Committee on Internet and Interactive Home Gambling and Gambling by other means of Telecommunication in South Australia, be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Select Committee
on Internet and
Interactive Home
Gambling and
Gambling by
other means of
Telecommunication
in South Australia -
Report be noted -
Motion re.

   9.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis - That the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee, 1999-2000, be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Statutory
Authorities
Review
Committee -
Report 1999-2000,
be noted -
Motion re.

10.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday,
8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

11.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 4 and No. 5 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

12.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 6 to No. 12 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

13.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 13 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 14 to No. 17 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 18 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

Ordered - separately - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 19 and No. 20 be Orders of the Day for Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

17.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 8 be Orders 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 Statutes Amendment (Transport Portfolio) 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.

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Transport
Portfolio) Bill.

19.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

20.

At seven minutes to 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.

21.

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. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Prostitution
(Regulation) Bill.

22.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 to No. 15 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

23.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Shop Theft (Alternative Enforcement) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. M. J. Elliott, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Shop Theft
(Alternative Enforcement)
Bill.

24.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 17 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

25.

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.

 

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

 

                 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. 3 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 Treasurer, 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.

 

 

26.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Shop Theft (Alternative Enforcement) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. F. Stefani, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Shop Theft
(Alternative
Enforcement)
Bill.

27.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. P. Holloway -

         I.      That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be established to consider and report on the introduction of Partnerships 21 to Government schools in South Australia including -

                        (a)     the impact of Partnerships 21 on the budget for the Department of Education, Training and Employment;

                        (b)    global budgets and resources for schools;

                        (c)     preferential funding for Partnerships 21 schools;

                        (d)    schools’ reliance on top-up funding;

                        (e)     teacher recruitment and placement issues, transfer rights and temporary relief teachers;

                        (f)     special programmes including disability funding;

                        (g)    school audits, accountability and cash reserves;

                        (h)    the impact on workloads for school service officers;

                        (i)      DETE implementation staffing and costs;

                        (j)      school maintenance funding;

                        (k)     Risk Fund and insurance issues; and

                        (l)      any other relevant issue.

        II.      That Standing Order No. 389 be suspended as to enable the Chairperson of the Committee to have a deliberative vote only.

Partnerships 21 -

Motion for
Select Committee.

                                 On motion of the Hon. C. Zollo, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 25 October 2000.

 

       III.      That this Council permits the Select Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

       IV.      That Standing Order No. 396 be suspended to enable strangers to be admitted when the Select Committee is examining witnesses unless the Committee otherwise resolves, but they shall be excluded when the Committee is deliberating - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. L. H. Davis, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

 

28.

The Hon. A. J. Redford, according to order, moved - That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee concerning the Freedom of Information Act, be noted.

                 On motion of the Hon. I. Gilfillan, the debate was adjourned until Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Legislative
Review
Committee -
Report concerning
Freedom of
Information Act
be noted -
Motion re.

29.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 13 be an Order of the Day for Wednesday, 8 November 2000.

 

Postponement
of Business.

30.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until tomorrow at eleven o’clock a.m.

 

Next Day
of Sitting.

31.

Council adjourned at six minutes past ten o’clock until tomorrow 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. 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