[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 39

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  29  MAY  1997

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. H.P.K. Dunn) 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. 7.

                 The Governor 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. 22 of 1997 - An Act to amend the Electoral Act 1985; and to make consequential amendments to the Freedom of Information Act 1991, the Ombudsman Act 1972 and the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991.

Government House, Adelaide, 29 May 1997.                                        E. J. NEAL, Governor.

 

Message from

Governor:

Assent to Bill.

   3.

The Clerk announced that the following Petitions had been lodged for presentation:

                 By The Hon. P. Nocella, from 47 residents of South Australia concerning the irregularity in the provisions of educational services for deaf/blind people in South Australia and praying that the Council will:

(a)   investigate the above-mentioned irregularity and require the implementation of the recommendations of the Mary Ward Report; and

(b)  request the Government to consider the funding of one deaf/blind person and one professional to attend the 6th Helen Keller Conference in Columbia in September 1997.

Petition No. 2 -

Educational Services for Deaf/Blind People in SA.

 

 

                 By the Hon. J. C. Irwin from 12 residents of South Australia concerning voluntary euthanasia and praying that the Council will:

(a)   reject the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill introduced by the Hon. Anne Levy and the Voluntary Euthanasia Referendum Bill introduced by the Hon. Sandra Kanck.

(b) urge the South Australian Government to make good palliative care available to all citizens who need it.

Petition No. 3 -

Voluntary Euthanasia.

   4.

The Attorney-General (The Hon. K. T. Griffin) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Tourism (The Hon. E. S. Ashenden, M.P.) concerning the Appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Tourism Commission.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The Minister for Transport (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) tabled photocopies of two photographs illustrating Structural Damage to the Residence at 11 Graham Road, Darlington.

 

Paper Tabled.

   6.

The Minister for Education and Children’s Services (The Hon. R. I. Lucas), by leave, tabled the following Papers:

          Budget Speech, 1997-98.

          Financial Statement, 1997-98.

          Estimates of Receipts and Payments, 1997-98.

          Capital Works Program, 1997-98.

 

Papers Tabled.

   7.

Ordered - That Notice of Motion (Government Business) No. 1 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 16.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   8.

Ordered - That the Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 and No. 2 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   9.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 to No. 11 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12.

 

Postponement

of Business.

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Friendly Societies (South Australia) 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 and No. 2 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 4 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 5 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 6 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 7 to No. 10 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 11, being a money clause, no question was put on the clause.

                          Clauses No. 12 to No. 15 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 16 amended and agreed to.

                          Schedule amended and agreed to.

                          Title amended and 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 and an amended title; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

                 The Attorney-General, 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.

 

Friendly  Societies

(South Australia) Bill.

11.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Equal Opportunity (Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. D. Lawson, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Equal  Opportunity

(Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill.

 

12.

Ordered - That the Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 8 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

13.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Liquor Licensing 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.

 

Liquor Licensing

Bill.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That Partnership (Limited Partnerships) Amendment 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.

 

Partnership

(Limited Partnerships) Amendment Bill.

 

15.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Statutes Amendment (Community

Titles) Bill.

16.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General’s Portfolio) Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. R. D. Lawson, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Statutes

Amendment (Attorney-

General’s

Portfolio) Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - That the Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 14 to No. 16 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

18.

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

Message No. 98

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Long Service Leave Act 1987, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 28 May 1997.                                                                     G. M. GUNN Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Messages from

House of Assembly:

Long Service

Leave (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 99

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 28 May 1997.                                                                     G. M. GUNN Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Tobacco  Products

Regulation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

 

 

Message No. 100

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Environment Protection Act 1993 and other Acts as a consequence of the enactment of the Water Resources Act 1997; and for other purposes, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 28 May 1997.                                                                     G. M. GUNN Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

                 The Attorney-General then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Statutes

Amendment

(Water Resources)

Bill.

 

19.

The Minister for Transport, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Traffic Act 1961.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

                 The Minister for Transport then moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Road Traffic

(U-Turns at

Traffic Lights) Amendment

Bill.

20.

Council adjourned at twenty-nine minutes to five o’clock until Tuesday next 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. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. J. C. Irwin

 

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.A.W. Levy

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. P. Nocella

The Hon. B.S.L. Pfitzner

 

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