SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 11

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  30  MAY  2002

 

 

 

   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 Clerk announced that the following Petition had been lodged for presentation:

                 By the Hon. S. M. Kanck from 187 residents of South Australia concerning Nuclear Reactors at Lucas Heights.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will call on the Federal Government to halt the nuclear reactor project and urgently seek alternative sources for medical isotopes and resist at every turn the plan to make South Australia the nation’s nuclear waste dumping ground.

 

Petition -
No. 4 -
Nuclear Reactors
at
Lucas Heights.

 

    3.

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

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

                 Public Sector Responsiveness in the 21st Century - A Review of South Australian Processes.

 

Paper.

   4.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning Figures on Recorded Crime in South Australia.

 

Paper Tabled.

   5.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable Question Time to be extended to enable the Hon. J. F. Stefani to complete a Question to him and for him 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.

    6.

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

Message No. 9

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act for the appropriation of money from the consolidated account for the financial year ending on 30 June 2003, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 29 May 2002.                                                                              I. P. LEWIS, Speaker.         Bill read a first time.

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

 

Message from
House of
Assembly:
Supply Bill.

 

   7.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (South Australia) (Administrative Actions) 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. 6 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 Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, 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.

 

Agricultural
and Veterinary
Chemicals
(
South Australia)
(Administrative
Actions)
Amendment Bill.

   8.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Seeds Act Repeal 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.

 

Seeds Act
Repeal Bill.

   9.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 3 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 1 to No. 3 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

11.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. C. V. Schaefer - That this Council congratulates all those involved with the Food For the Future Initiative and the State Food Plan on their recent National Jaguar/Gourmet Travel Award for Innovation:

                 Debate resumed.

                 Question put and passed.

 

Food for the
Future and
State Food
Plan success -
Motion re.

12.

Ordered - That the second reading of the Supply Bill be taken into consideration forthwith.

        The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries moved - That the Supply Bill be now read a second time.

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

 

Supply Bill.

13.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 5 to No. 7 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

14.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. I. Gilfillan -

        I.      That, in the opinion of this Council, a Joint Committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the impact of dairy deregulation on the industry in South Australia and in so doing, consider -

(a)     Was deregulation managed in a fair and equitable manner?

(b)     What has been the impact of deregulation on the industry in South Australia?

(c)     What is the future prognosis for the deregulated industry?

(d)     Other relevant matters.

       II.      That, in the event of a Joint Committee being appointed, the Legislative Council be represented thereon by three Members, of whom two shall form a quorum of Council Members necessary to be present at all sittings of the Committee.

     III.      That this Council permits the Joint Committee to authorise the disclosure or publication, as it thinks fit, of any evidence or documents presented to the Committee prior to such evidence being reported to the Council.

     IV.      That a Message be sent to the House of Assembly transmitting the foregoing Resolution and requesting its concurrence thereto:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Dairy Deregulation -
Motion for
Joint Committee on.

15.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Private Business) No. 9 to No. 15 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

16.

Council adjourned at twenty-six minutes past four 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. 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. 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