[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 19

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  26  MAY  1998

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. J. C. Irwin) 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. 5.

                 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 present Session, viz.:

                 No. 3 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966.

                 No. 4 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Financial Institutions Duty Act 1983.

                 No. 5 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Highways Act 1926.

                 No. 6 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Barley Marketing Act 1993.

                 No. 7 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Children’s Services Act 1985.

                 No. 8 of 1998 - An Act to provide for carrying out forensic procedures to obtain evidence relevant to the investigation of criminal offences; and for other purposes.

                 No. 9 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Evidence Act 1929.

                 No. 10 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994.

                 No. 11 of 1998 - An Act relating to the transfer of prisoners to and from Australia.

                 No. 12 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Legal Practitioners Act 1981.

                 No. 13 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

                 No. 14 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1959.

                 No. 15 of 1998 - An Act to amend the National Wine Centre Act 1997.

                 No. 16 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Police Superannuation Act 1990.

                 No. 17 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Public Sector Management Act 1995.

                 No. 18 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 No. 19 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 No. 20 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Judges’ Pensions Act 1971, the Parliamentary Superannuation Act 1974, the Police Superannuation Act 1990 and the Superannuation Act 1988.

                 No. 21 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Building Work Contractors Act 1995, the Business Names Act 1996, the Consumer Transactions Act 1972, the Conveyancers Act 1994, the Land Agents Act 1994, the Land Valuers Act 1994, the Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995, the Residential Tenancies Act 1995, the Retirement Villages Act 1987, the Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995, the Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 and the Travel Agents Act 1986.

Message from

Governor:

Assent to Bills.

 

                 No. 22 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Statutes Amendment (Consumer Affairs) Act 1998.

                 No. 23 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Mining Act 1971, the Native Title (South Australia) Act 1994 and the Opal Mining Act 1995.

                 No. 24 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Superannuation Act 1988.

                 No. 25 of 1998 - An Act for the appropriation of money from the Consolidated Account for the financial year ending on 30 June 1999.

                 No. 26 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

                 No. 27 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Dangerous Substances Act 1979.

                 No. 28 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Local Government Act 1934.

                 No. 29 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995.

                 No. 30 of 1998 - An Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and to make a consequential amendment to the WorkCover Corporation Act 1994.

                 No. 31 of 1998 - An Act to amend the MFP Development Act 1992.

Government House, Adelaide, 26 May 1998.                                         E. J. NEAL, Governor.

 

 

   3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 3, 26, 32, 34, 44 to 47, 50, 51, 57, 90 to 93, 96, 101 to 103, 106, 109, 111, 114, 118, 119 and 125 received this day were tabled by the President who directed that they be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answers to

Questions on

Notice.

 

   4.

The President tabled the Report of the Environment, Resources and Development Committee in relation to Environmental, Resources, Planning, Land Use, Transportation and Development Aspects of the MFP Development Corporation for 1996-97, which was authorised to be printed and published pursuant to section 17(7)(b) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

 

Environment, Resources and Development Committee -

Report in relation

to Environmental, Resources,

Planning, Land

Use, Transportation and Development Aspects of the MFP Development Corporation for

1996-97.

 

   5.

The President tabled the Report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee on a Review of the Commissioners of Charitable Funds, which was authorised to be printed and published pursuant to section 17(7)(b) of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

 

Statutory

Authorities Review Committee -

Report on a

Review of the Commissioners

of Charitable

Funds.

 

   6.

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

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

                 Reports, 1996-97 -

                          Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.

                          Vocational Education, Employment and Training Board.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Lottery and Gaming Act 1936 - Various.

                          Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995 - Licence Fees and Subsidies.

                          Public Corporations Act 1993 - Australian Masters Games.

                          Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997 - Licence Fees.

                 Racing Act Rules 1976 -

                          Harness Racing - Stablehand Age.

                          Racing Industry Development Authority - Betting Various.

                 Corporation By-laws -

                          Charles Sturt -

                                   No.    1   -   Permits and Penalties.

                                   No.    2   -   Moveable Signs.

                                   No.    3   -   Council Land.

                                   No.    4   -   Flammable Undergrowth.

                                   No.    5   -   Dogs.

                                   No.    6   -   Bees.

                                   No.    7   -   Animals and Birds.

                                   No.    8   -   Lodging Houses.

                                   No.    9   -   Garbage.

                                   No.  10   -   Caravans.

Papers.

 

                 District Council By-laws -

                          Berri-Barmera -

                                   No.    1   -   Permits and Penalties.

                                   No.    2   -   Dogs.

                                   No.    3   -   Bees.

                                   No.    4   -   Poultry and Other Birds.

                                   No.    5   -   Taxis.

                                   No.    6   -   Council Land.

                          Loxton Waikerie -

                                   No.    1   -   Permits and Penalties.

                                   No.    2   -   Dogs.

                                   No.    3   -   Poultry and Other Birds.

                                   No.    4   -   Bees.

                                   No.    5   -   Taxis.

                                   No.    6   -   Council Land.

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

                 Reports -

                          Citrus Board of South Australia, 1996-97.

                          Animal and Plant Control Commission, 1997.

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Wheat Marketing Act 1989 - Principal.

                          Youth Court Act 1993 - Application for Adoption Fee.

                 Rules of Court -

                          District Court - District Court Act 1991 -

                                   Plaintiff Non-attendance.

                                   Questionnaire for Criminal Cases.

                          Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Expiation of Offences Forms.

                          Supreme Court -

                                   Probate Act 1919 and Supreme Court Act 1935 -

                                             Probate - Principal.

                                   Supreme Court Act 1935 -

                                             The Person by Whom.

                                             Questionnaire for Criminal Cases.

                 Public Corporations Act 1993 - Ministerial Directions -

                          ETSA Corporation.

                          SA Generation Corporation.

                          South Australian Ports - Corporation (Ports Corp).

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

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1997 -

                                   Licence not required - Willunga High.

                                   Dry Areas - Long Term -

                                             Coober Pedy.

                                             Hallet Cove.

                                             Meningie.

                                             Port Pirie.

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

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 -

                                   Traffic - Parking - Signs.

                                   West Beach Development.

                          Motor Vehicles Act 1959 -

                                   Administration Fee.

                                   Conditional Registration.

                                   Disabled Persons’ Parking.

                                   Provisional Drivers.

                          Physiotherapists Act 1991 - Qualifications.

                          Public and Environmental Health Act 1997 - Notifiable Diseases.

                          Rail Safety Act 1996 - Principal.

                          Railways (Operations and Access) Act 1997 - Evidentiary Provisions.

 

 

                          South Australian Co-operative and Community Housing Act 1991 -

                                   Electoral Procedures.

                                   Termination of Membership.

                          West Beach Recreation Reserve Act 1987 - West Beach Development.

                 Northern Adelaide and Barossa Catchment Water Management Board - Initial Catchment Water Management Plan - February 1998.

                 Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board - Initial Plan.

                 Insurance Premium Committee - Determination of Premium Relativities.

 

 

   7.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (The Hon. D. C. Kotz, M.P.) concerning National Sorry Day.

 

Paper

Tabled.

 

   8.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended until twenty seven minutes past three 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.

   9.

The Treasurer tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. J. W. Olsen, M.P.) concerning the Sale of the State’s Power Utilities.

 

Paper

Tabled.

 

10.

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.

11.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes

Amendment

(Young Offenders) Bill.

12.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Sea-Carriage Documents

Bill.

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Liquor Licensing (Licence Fees) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Liquor

Licensing

(Licence Fees) Amendment

Bill.

 

14.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

15.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Crimes at Sea

Bill.

16.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 9 and No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

17.

Council adjourned at ten minutes to four 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. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. G. Weatherill

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo