[SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 20

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  30  MARCH  2000

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. J. C. Irwin) took the Chair.

                 The President read prayers.

 

Meeting of

Council.

   2.

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

                 By the Hon. C. V. Schaefer, from 365 residents of South Australia and by the Hon.
A. J. Redford from 31 residents of South Australia, concerning Prostitution and praying that the Council will strengthen the present law and ban all prostitution-related advertising to enable Police to suppress the prostitution trade more effectively.

Petitions -

Nos. 8 and 9 -

Prostitution.

 

 

                 By the Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins from 104 residents of South Australia concerning battery hen farms and praying that this Honourable House will, in support of the RSPCA, abolish battery hen farms.

No. 10 -

Battery Hen Farms.

 

 

                 By the Hon. R. R. Roberts from 76 residents of South Australia concerning Housing Trust rent increases and praying that this Honourable House will request that the Minister for Human Services instruct the South Australian Housing Trust to assess pensioner rent increases at a ceiling of 25% of any one increase and that any compensation for the GST be excluded as income for the purpose of assessing rental.

No. 11 -

Housing Rent Increases.

 

 

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 155 residents of South Australia concerning violence, physical and verbal abuse and vandalism in South Australian Housing Trust complexes and praying that this Honourable House will direct the South Australian Housing Trust to enforce -

·        the conditions of tenancy and ensure that the Conditions of Tenancy cover all tenants including those in flats leased to other organisations;

·        the Difficult and Disruptive Tenants Policy;

·        the relevant sections of the Residential Tenancies Act 1995; and

·        the Private Parking Areas Act 1986.

 

No. 12 -

Violence, Physical and Verbal Abuse and Vandalism in

SAHT Complexes.

 

   3.

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

        By the President -

                 Office of the Employee Ombudsman, Report 1998-99.

        By the Minister for Transport and Urban Planning (The Hon. D. V. Laidlaw) -

                 Reports, 1998-99 -

                          Food Act 1985.

                          Public and Environmental Health Council.

                          Work of the South Australian Health Commission under the Public and Environmental Health Act 1987.

 

Papers.

   4.

The Treasurer (The Hon. R. I. Lucas) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. J. W. Olsen, M.P.) concerning an Agreement between the State Government and BHP to allow BHP Whyalla to proceed with the Sale of its Long Products Business.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 6 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   6.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the South Australian Health Commission (Direction of Hospitals and Health Centres) 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

 

                          Clause No. 1 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.

 

South Australian

Health Commission (Direction of Hospitals and Health Centres) Amendment Bill.

   7.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for next day of siting.

 

Offshore

Minerals Bill.

   8.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 9 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

   9.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Government Business

Enterprises (Competition) (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

10.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the District Court (Administrative and Disciplinary Division) 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

 

                          Clause No. 1 agreed to.

                          Clause No. 2 amended and agreed to.

                          Clause No. 3 amended and agreed to.

                          Clauses No. 4 to No. 9 agreed to.

                          Schedule 1 agreed to.

                          Schedule 2 agreed to.

                          Title agreed to.

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District Court (Administrative

and Disciplinary Division) Amendment Bill.

 

 

                 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 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.

 

 

11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 12 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

12.

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

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill read a second time.

                 Ordered - That the Committee stages be an Order of the Day for next day of siting.

 

Native Title

(South Australia)

(Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

13.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, having obtained leave to amend the motion of which notice had been given, moved - That this Council -

    I.   Notes the two winning South Australian stories from the Nestlé Write Around Australia Competition; and

  II.   Congratulates the year 5 winner, Elsie Michael and the Year 6 winner, Lisa Mular.

Question put and passed.

 

Nestlé Write

Around Australia Competition -

Motion  re.

14.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable her to give Notice of Motion after the time for giving such Notices had expired.

                 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.

15.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 15 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

16.

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

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Summary

Offences (Searches) Amendment Bill.

17.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 17 to No. 19 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

18.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning according to order, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Development Act 1993 and to make related amendments to the Environment Protection Act 1993, the Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993, the Irrigation Act 1994, the Native Vegetation Act 1991, the Roads (Opening and Closing) Act 1991 and the Water Resources Act 1997.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

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

 

Development

(System Improvement Program) Amendment Bill.

19.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 20 to No. 24 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement

of Business.

20.

The Minister for Transport and Urban Planning, according to order, moved - That this Council -

    I.   Congratulates the Artistic Directors, Chairs and Board Members and Management on the outstanding success of both the Telstra Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe 2000.

  II.   Thanks both Robyn Archer and Barbara Wolke for their creativity and commitment in presenting challenging and exciting performances and exhibitions which were strongly supported by South Australians and interstate and overseas visitors.

               Debate ensued.

On motion of the Hon. P. Holloway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Telstra Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe 2000 – motion re.

21.

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

 

Postponement

of Business.

22.

Council adjourned at twenty-eight minutes to six 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. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. M. J. Elliott

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. K. T. Griffin

 

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. 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

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo