SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 78

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  29  MAY  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 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway), by leave, without notice, moved - That the sitting of the Council be not suspended during the continuation of the Conference on the Statutes Amendment (Road Safety Reforms) Bill.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Road Safety
Reforms) Bill.

 

   3.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Petitions, the Tabling of Papers and Question Time to be taken into consideration at fifteen minutes past two 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.

 

   4.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 13 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 14.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   6.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. D. V. Laidlaw, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Shop Trading Hours
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

   7.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 2 to No. 5 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola, the debate was adjourned and ordered to be resumed on motion.

 

Prohibition of
Human Cloning
Bill.

 

10.

At ten minutes to one o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes past two o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

11.

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

                 By the Hon. A. L. Evans from 385 residents of South Australia concerning the Statutes Amendment (Equal Superannuation Entitlements for Same Sex Couples) Bill.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will support a motion for the Social Development Committee to investigate -

·        the Bill; and

·        implications for the Bill arising from the Attorney-General’s Departmental Discussion Paper on Removing Legislative Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples.

Petitions -
No. 41 - Statutes
Amendment (Equal
Superannuation
Entitlements for
Same Sex Couples)
Bill.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 295 residents of South Australia concerning legalising voluntary euthanasia.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will pass a Bill allowing for a Statewide referendum on the matter of legalising strictly and properly regulated voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill.

No. 42 - Legalising
Voluntary
Euthanasia.

 

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 44 residents of South Australia concerning the handing out of voting cards to electors at polling booths.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will urgently move to amend the Electoral Act to ban the canvassing of votes and handing out of electoral material within 200 metres of the entrance to a polling place on polling day.

 

No. 43 - Handing
Out of Voting Cards
to Electors at
Polling Booths.

 

 

12.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway), tabled a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Police (The Hon. P. F. Conlon, M.P.) concerning Natural Gas Pricing.

 

Paper Tabled.

 

13.

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

        By the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Budget Paper No. 1, 2003-2004 - Budget at a Glance.

                 Budget Paper No. 2, 2003-2004 - Budget Speech.

                 Budget Paper No. 3, 2003-2004 - Budget Statement.

                 Budget Paper No. 4, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, 2003-2004 - Portfolio Statements.

                 Budget Paper No. 5, 2003-2004 - Capital Investment Statement.

                 Budget Paper No. 6, 2003-2004 - Regional Statement.

 

Papers.

 

14.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Prohibition of
Human Cloning
Bill.

 

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.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Statutes Amendment (Gas and Electricity) Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                          Clause No. 1 further considered.

                 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.

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Gas and Electricity)
Bill.

 

17.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Shop Trading Hours (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Shop Trading Hours
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

18.

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

Message No. 111

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1997 and the Waterworks Act 1932, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 29 May 2003.                                                                             I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

Ordered - That the second reading be postponed and taken into consideration on motion.

 

Messages from
House of Assembly:
Statutes Amendment (Water Conservation Practices) Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 112

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has disagreed to the amendment made by the Legislative Council in the Gaming Machines (Roosters Club Incorporated Licence) Amendment Bill as indicated in the annexed Schedule.  The House of Assembly returns the Bill herewith and desires its reconsideration.

House of Assembly, 29 May 2003.                                                                           I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.

 

Gaming Machines
(Roosters Club
Incorporated
Licence)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Legislative Council

to which the House of Assembly has disagreed.

No. 1.      Page 3, line 3 (clause 1) - Leave out “Roosters Club Incorporated Licence” and insert “Validation of Licences”.

No. 2.      Page 3 - After line 8 insert new clause as follows:

                 Amendment of s. 15—Eligibility criteria

                          2A. Section 15(1)(c)—after subparagraph (ii) insert:

                                   or

                                               (iii)       the holder of the licence also held a gaming machine licence on 22 June 1994;

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

 

 

 

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The President then left the Chair, and the Council resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Message.

 

In the Committee

 

                          The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved - That the amendments be not insisted on.

                          Question - That the amendments be insisted on - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 5

The Hon. T. G. Cameron

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. J. F. Stefani (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

      So it passed in the negative.

 

Noes, 10

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. T. G. Roberts (Teller)

 

 

 

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                 The President resumed the Chair and reported accordingly; whereupon the Council adopted such report.

 

 

 

19.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

Ordered - That the second reading of the Statutes Amendment (Water Conservation Practices) Bill be taken into consideration forthwith.

                 The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation moved - That the Statutes Amendment (Water Conservation Practices) Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Statutes
Amendment
(Water Conservation
Practices) Bill.

 

21.

Council adjourned at twenty minutes to six 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. 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. 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