SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 62

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  27  MARCH  2003

 

 

 

   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 Clerk announced that the following Petition had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 221 residents of South Australia concerning the Statute of Limitations in South Australia on Child Sexual Abuse.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will -

·        Introduce a Bill to address this problem, allowing victims to have their cases dealt with appropriately, recognising the criminal nature of the offence; and

·        See that these offences committed before 1982 in South Australia are open to prosecution as they are within all other States and Territories in Australia.

 

Petition -

No. 33 - Statute of
Limitations in
South Australia on
Child Sexual Abuse.

 

 

   3.

Answers to Questions on Notice Nos. 193, 196, 201, 207 to 209 and 211 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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the President -

                 Reports, 2001-2002 -

                          District Councils -

                                   Orroroo/Carrieton.

                                   Peterborough.

        By the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 District Council By-laws - Clare and Gilbert Valleys -

                          No. 1 - Permits and Penalties.

                          No. 3 - Council Land.

                          No. 4 - Fire Prevention.

                          No. 5 - Animals and Birds.

                          No. 6 - Numbers of Dogs and Kennel Establishments.

                          No. 7 - Bees.

                          No. 8 - Vehicle Nuisances.

 

Papers.

 

   5.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway), tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. P. L. White, M.P.) concerning Victor Harbor High School.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 1.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

    7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Constitution (Gender Neutral Language) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. S. M. Kanck, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Constitution
(Gender Neutral
Language)
Amendment Bill.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 2.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  9.

The Hon. N. Xenophon, according to order, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Tobacco Products
Regulation
(Smoking in the
Casino and
Gaming Venues)
Amendment Bill.

 

10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 9 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 4.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  11.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. A. J. Redford, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Water Resources
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Equal Superannuation Entitlements for Same Sex Couples) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Equal
Superannuation
Entitlements for
Same Sex
Couples) Bill.

 

  13.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Public Finance and Audit (Honesty and Accountability in Government) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 5 further considered and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 6 read.

                 To report progress and ask leave to sit again.

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported progress and obtained for the Committee leave to sit again on next day of sitting.

 

Public Finance
and Audit
(Honesty and
Accountability in
Government)
Amendment Bill.

 

14.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

15.

Council adjourned at nineteen minutes past five o’clock until Monday next at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

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. 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