SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 36

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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MONDAY  28  FEBRUARY  2005

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. R. Roberts) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

 

    2.

A Messenger from the Governor’s Deputy having been announced by Black Rod, the following Message was received and read:

Message No. 5.

                 The Governor’s Deputy informs the Legislative Council that, in the name and on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the following Act has been assented to during the present Session, viz.:

                 No. 1 of 2005 - An Act to amend the Correctional Services Act 1982.

Government House, Adelaide. 1 March 2005.                    BRUNO KRUMMINS, Governor’s Deputy.

 

Message from
Governor’s Deputy:
Assent to Bill.

 

   3.

The Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning the Reserve Bank of Australia and Interest Rates.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   4.

The Minister for Industry and Trade tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Attorney-General (The Hon. M. J. Atkinson, M.P.) concerning the New Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   5.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Environment and Conservation (The Hon. J. Hill, M.P.) concerning the Disposal of Radioactive Waste at Olympic Dam.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   6.

The Minister for Industry and Trade, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. D. W. Ridgway 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.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   8.

On the Order of the Day be read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Criminal Law Consolidation (Criminal Neglect) Amendment Bill be now read a second time -

                 Which the Hon. R. D. Lawson had moved to amend by leaving out all words after “That” and inserting “the Bill be withdrawn and referred to the Legislative Review Committee for its report and recommendations”:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question - That the words proposed to be struck out by the Hon. R. D. Lawson stand part of the question - put.

Criminal Law
Consolidation
(Criminal Neglect)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 11

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Bill’s consideration in Committee be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

 

 

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 and No. 4 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

10.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

11.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 to No. 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

12.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Types of Classifications) Amendment 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.

 

Classification
(Publications, Films
and Computer
Games) (Types of
Classifications)
Amendment Bill.

 

  13.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Adelaide Dolphin
Sanctuary Bill.

 

  14.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 8 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

16.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Drink Driving) Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Drink Driving)
Bill.

 

17.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Acts Interpretation
(Gender Balance)
Amendment Bill.

 

18.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 11 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

19.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. N. Xenophon, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Podiatry Practice
Bill.

 

20.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise and Economic Development - Labour Market Relations) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 46 read.

                          The Minister for Industry and Trade moved on page 25, line 31, after “sale of clothing” to insert “(and associated items)”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

Industrial Law
Reform (Enterprise
and Economic
Development -
Labour Market
Relations) Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 11

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. T. G. Cameron (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Question - That clause No. 46, as amended and otherwise amended, stand part of the Bill - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 9

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 46, as amended and otherwise amended, agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 47 read.

                          The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 29, line 37, to leave out “A declaration” and insert “Subject to subsection (6), a declaration” and on page 30, after line 8, to insert new subclause as follows:

“(6)      A declaration under subsection (3)(a) or (b) may only be made as part of a State Wage Case.”

                          Question - That the amendments be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                   Clause No. 47 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 48 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 49 read.

 

 

 

                          The Minister for Industry and Trade moved on page 31, after line 32, to insert new subclauses as follow:

 “(3)  Section 104—after subsection (7) insert:

(7a)   An inspector may, to such extent as may be reasonably necessary in the circumstances, use reasonable force to enter and inspect any place in order to exercise effectively a power conferred under subsection (1).

(7b)  However, an inspector must not use force to enter residential premises under subsection (7a) unless—

(a)     —

      (i)      the inspector has no reasonable alternative but to seek access to the relevant premises; and

     (ii)      the inspector has taken reasonable steps to obtain access without using force but has been unsuccessful; and

    (iii)      the inspector is accompanied by a police officer; or

(b)    the inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that immediate action must be taken under this paragraph rather than under paragraph (a).”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                   Clause No. 49 otherwise amended and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 50 read.

                          Question - That clause No. 50 stand as printed - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 11

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. T. G. Roberts

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 8

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 50 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 51 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 motion.

 

 

 

21.

At one minute 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.

 

22.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise and Economic Development - Labour Market Relations) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 51 further considered.

                           Question - That clause No. 51 stand as printed - put.

Industrial Law
Reform (Enterprise
and Economic
Development -
Labour Market
Relations) Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 2

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 11

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

                                   Clause No. 51 struck out.

                                   Clause No. 52 read.

                          The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 33, after line 4, to insert the following:

“(1) Section 105Aafter subsection (1) insert:

(1a)   This Part does not apply to an employee who—

(a)     was, at the relevant time, employed in a small business; and

(b)    has, at the relevant time, been employed in the business on a regular and systematic basis for less than 12 months.

         The relevant time is, if notice of dismissal is given, the time the notice is given and, if not, the time the dismissal takes effect.

         A small business is the business of an employer who, at the relevant time, employs less than 20 employees in the business (disregarding casual employees who are not employed on a regular and systematic basis). However, if an employer or a group of associated employers divide a business in which 20 or more employees are employed into a number of separate businesses, a business resulting from the division is not to be regarded as a small business even though less than 20 employees are employed in the business.”.

                          The Hon. N. Xenophon moved to amend the amendment in proposed paragraph (1a)(b) by leaving out “12 months” and inserting “three months”.

                          Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. N. Xenophon to the amendment moved by the Hon. R. D. Lawson be agreed to - put and negatived.

                          Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. R. D. Lawson be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 6

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 9

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

 

 

                          The Hon. I. Gilfillan moved on page 33, line 7, to leave out “reasonable” and insert “clear”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. I. Gilfillan (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Question - That clause No. 52, as amended, stand part of the Bill - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 9

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. A. J. Redford

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. R. D. Lawson (Teller)

 

 

 

                                   Clause No. 52, as amended, agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 53 amended and agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 54 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 55 read.

                          The Minister for Industry and Trade moved on page 34, after line 18, to insert new paragraph as follows:

                                   “(da) whether the employer has failed to comply with an obligation under section 58B or 58C of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986; and”

                          And on page 34, lines 21 to 24, to leave out subclause (2).

                          The Hon. R. D. Lawson moved on page 34, lines 21 to 24, to leave out subclause (2) and insert new subclause as follows:

 “(2)  Section 108—after subsection (2) insert:

(2a)   In addition, in deciding whether a dismissal was harsh, unjust or unreasonable, the Commission may have regard to the fact that the WorkCover Corporation of South Australia, or a review authority acting under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986, has found that the employer has failed to comply with an obligation under section 58B or 58C of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 (if relevant).”.

                          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.

 

 

 

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.

The following Messages from the House of Assembly were received and read -

Message No. 34

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has agreed to the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to amend the Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act 1981, with the amendments indicated by the annexed Schedule, to which amendments the House of Assembly desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 28 February 2005.                                                                       I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Pitjantjatjara Land Rights (Regulated Substances) Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Assembly

No. 1.      Clause 5 - delete the clause.

No. 2.      Clause 7, page 3, lines 17 to 40, and page 4, lines 1 to 21—

                 delete all words in these lines.

No. 3.      Clause 9 - delete the clause.

D. A. BRIDGES, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on next day of sitting.

 

 

 

 

Message No. 35

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to provide for the confiscation of proceeds and instruments of crime; to make related amendments to the Controlled Substances Act 1984, the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, the Financial Transaction Reports (State Provisions) Act 1992 and the Legal Services Commission Act 1977; to repeal the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 28 February 2005.                                                                       I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry and Trade then moved - That this 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 Assets
Confiscation Bill.

 

24.

Council adjourned at nineteen minutes past ten 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. 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. 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. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo