SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 40

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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MONDAY  29  MARCH  2004

 

 

 

   1.

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

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of
Council.

 

   2.

Answer to Question on Notice No. 104 received this day was tabled by the President who directed that it be distributed and printed in Hansard.

 

Answer to
Question on
Notice.

 

    3.

The following Paper was laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the President -

                 Port Pirie Regional Council Report, 2002-2003.

 

Paper.

 

   4.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Transport (The Hon. P. L. White, M.P.) concerning the Bakewell Bridge.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

   5.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning Major Infrastructure Announcements.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

   6.

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. 6 which the Hon. R. I. Lucas had moved to amend on page 6, after line 20, by inserting new subclause as follows:

                          “(9)   The Under-Treasurer must, on the day immediately following the release of a pre-election update report under this section, make himself or herself available to meet for a period of up to two hours, at a mutually agreed time and place, with each of the following persons in order to discuss, and answer questions in relation to, the report:

(a)    the Treasurer;

          (b)    a person who is, or who immediately before the issue of the writs was, a Member of Parliament, nominated by the Leader of the Opposition.”

- further considered.

                 Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put.

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

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

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. N. Xenophon

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 9

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)

 

 

 

                          Clause No. 6, as amended and otherwise amended, agreed to.

                          Clause No. 7 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 with amendments; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, 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.

 

 

 

7.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 6 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Motor Vehicles (Suspension of Licences of Medically Unfit Drivers) 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. 5 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 Industry, Trade and Regional Development, 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.

 

Motor Vehicles
(Suspension of
Licences of
Medically Unfit
Drivers)
Amendment Bill.

 

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 8 to No. 10 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Prescribed Forms) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Consent to Medical
Treatment and
Palliative Care
(Prescribed Forms)
Amendment Bill.

 

11.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 and No. 13 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

12.

The following Message from the House of Assembly was received and read -

Message No. 57

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith entitled an Act to make provision for the operation of the Australian Crime Commission in South Australia; to repeal the National Crime Authority (State Provisions) Act 1984; to make related amendments to other Acts; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 25 March 2004.                                                   I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development 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.

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Australian Crime
Commission
(
South Australia)
Bill.

 

 

13.

Council adjourned at 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. 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. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon