SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 56

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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TUESDAY  31  MAY  2005

 

 

 

   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 following Papers were laid upon the Table, viz.:

        By the Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Associations Incorporation Act 1985 - Fees.

                          Bills of Sale Act 1986 - Fees.

                          Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 - Fees.

                          Business Names Act 1996 - Fees.

                          Community Titles Act 1996 - Fees.

                          Co-operatives Act 1997 - Fees.

                          Cremation Act 2000 - Tagging.

                          Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 - Fees.

                          District Court Act 1991 - Fees.

                          Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993 - Fees.

                          Fees Regulation Act 1927 -

                                   Proclaimed Managers and Justices Fees.

                                   Public Trustee Administration Fees.

                          Firearms Act 1977 - Fees.

                          Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 - Fees.

                          Land Tax Act 1936 - Fees.

                          Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Fees.

                          Motor Vehicles Act 1959 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Miscellaneous Fees.

                          Partnership Act 1891 - Fees.

                          Passenger Transport Act 1994 - Fees.

                          Petroleum Products Regulation Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Public Trustee Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Real Property Act 1886 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Land Division Fees.

                          Registration of Deeds Act 1935 - Fees.

Papers.

 

 

                          Road Traffic Act 1961 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Miscellaneous Fees.

                                   Prescribed Circumstances.

                          Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Sexual Reassignment Act 1988 - Fees.

                          Sheriff’s Act 1978 - Fees.

                          Strata Titles Act 1988 - Fees.

                          Summary Offences Act 1953 - Fees.

                          Supreme Court Act 1935 - Fees.

                          Worker’s Liens Act 1893 - Fees.

                          Youth Court Act 1993 - Fees.

                 Rules of Court -

                          Magistrates Court - Magistrates Court Act 1991 - Enforcement Process.

                 Third Party Premiums Committee Determination - March 2005 - Statement of Reasons.

        By the Minister for Mineral Resources Development (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 - Fees.

                          Mining Act 1971 - Fees.

                          Opal Mining Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Petroleum Act 2000 - Fees.

        By the Minister for Urban Development and Planning (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 The Architects Board of South Australia - Report, 2004.

                 Regulation under the following Act -

                          Development Act 1993 - Fees.

        By the Minister for Industry and Trade on behalf of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Adoption Act 1988 - Fees.

                          Authorised Betting Operations Act 2000 - Fees.

                          Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Act 1978 - Fees.

                          Building Work Contractors Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Conveyancers Act 1994 - Fees.

                          Crown Lands Act 1929 - Fees.

                          Dangerous Substances Act 1979 - Fees.

                          Employment Agents Registration Act 1993 - Fees.

                          Environment Protection Act 1993 -

                                   Beverage Container Fees.

                                   Fees.

                          Explosives Act 1936 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Fireworks Fees.

                          Fair Work Act 1994 - Fees.

                          Fees Regulation Act 1927 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Water and Sewerage Fees.

                          Freedom of Information Act 1991 - Fees.

                          Gaming Machines Act 1992 - Fees.

                          Heritage Act 1993 - Fees.

                          Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981 - Fees.

                          Housing Improvement Act 1940 - Fees.

                          Land Agents Act 1994 - Fees.

                          Liquor Licensing Act 1997 - Fees.

                          Lottery and Gaming Act 1936 - Fees.

                          National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Hunting Fees.

                          Native Vegetation Act 1991 - Fees.

                          Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Prescription of Fee.

                          Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 - Fees.

 

 

 

                          Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1985 - Fees.

                          Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 - Fees.

                          Roads (Opening and Closing) Act - Fees.

                          Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 - Fees.

                          Sewerage Act 1929 - Fees.

                          State Records Act 1997 - Fees.

                          Trade Measurement Administration Act 1993 - Fees.

                          Travel Agents Act 1986 - Fees.

                          Valuation of Land Act 1971 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Valuation Roll Fees.

                          Waterworks Act 1932 - Fees.

        By the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. C. Zollo) -

                 Regulations under the following Acts -

                          Controlled Substances Act 1984 -

                                   Pesticides Fees.

                                   Poisons Fees.

                          Livestock Act 1997 - Fees.

                          Local Government Act 1999 - Fees.

                          Meat Hygiene Act 1994 - Fees.

                          Private Parking Areas Act 1986 - Fees.

                          Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 - Fees.

                          South Australian Health Commission Act 1976 -

                                   Fees.

                                   Private Hospital Fees.

 

 

 

   3.

The Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning South Australia - The Building of Air Warfare Destroyers in South Australia.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

 

   4.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   5.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Physiotherapy Practice Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 36 further considered and agreed to.

                                   Clauses No. 37 to No. 75 agreed to.

                                   Schedule 1 agreed to.

                                   Schedule 2 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 Emergency Services, 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.

 

 

Physiotherapy
Practice Bill.

 

   6.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 to No. 6 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 7.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   7.

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

 

Supply Bill.

 

   8.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 4 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

   9.

The Council, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the further consideration of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (SafeWork SA) Amendment Bill.

 

In the Committee

 

                                   Clause No. 23 further considered.

                          The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 19, after line 6, to insert new subclauses as follow:

    “(a1)     For the purposes of this section, bullying is behaviour—

(a)     that is directed towards an employee or a group of employees, that is repeated and systematic, and that a reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances, would expect to victimise, humiliate, undermine or threaten the employee or employees to whom the behaviour is directed; and

(b)     that creates a risk to health or safety.

      (a2)     However, bullying does not include—

(a)     reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner by an employer to transfer, demote, discipline, counsel, retrench or dismiss an employee; or

(b)     a decision by an employer, based on reasonable grounds, not to award or provide a promotion, transfer, or benefit in connection with an employee's employment; or

(c)     reasonable administrative action taken in a reasonable manner by an employer in connection with an employee's employment; or

(d)     reasonable action taken in a reasonable manner under an Act affecting an employee.”.

                          Question - That new subclause (a1) as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. A. J. Redford, be so inserted - put.

Occupational Health,
Safety and Welfare
(SafeWork SA)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 12

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. I. Gilfillan

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. C. V. Schaefer

The Hon. J. F. Stefani

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. A. J. Redford (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 6

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

 

 

 

                          Question - That new subclause (a2) as proposed to be inserted by the Hon. A. J. Redford, be so inserted - put.

 

 

 

             Committee divided:

Ayes, 10

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

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. A. J. Redford (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 8

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. K. J. Reynolds

The Hon. R. K. Sneath

The Hon. C. Zollo (Teller)

 

 

 

                          The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 19, line 10, to leave out “an investigation of” and insert “considering”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                   Clause No. 23, as amended and otherwise amended, agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 24 read.

                          The Hon. A. J. Redford moved on page 21, lines 15 to 27, to leave out subclause (4) and insert new subclause as follows:

     “(4)      Section 58—after subsection (6) insert:

(6a)      A court before which proceedings for summary offences against this Act may be commenced may, on application under this subsection, extend a time limit that would otherwise apply under subsection (6) in a particular case if satisfied that a prosecution could not reasonably have been commenced within the relevant period due to a delay in the onset or manifestation of an injury, disease or condition.”.

                          Question - That the amendment be agreed to - put and negatived.

                                   Clause No. 24 agreed to.

                                   Clause No. 25 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.

 

 

 

  10.

At four minutes past six o’clock the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

                 At fifteen minutes to eight o’clock the sitting was resumed.

 

Suspension and
Resumption of
Sitting.

 

  11.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 6 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

  12.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 8 to No. 12 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day (Government Business) No. 13.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

13.

On the Order of the day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Motor Vehicles (Double Demerit Points) Amendment Bill be now read a second time:

                 Debate resumed.

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

 

Motor Vehicles
(Double Demerit
Points)
Amendment Bill.

 

14.

Ordered - That the adjourned debate on the question - That the Supply Bill be now read a second time - be now resumed.

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E .Gago, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Supply Bill.

 

  15.

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.

 

16.

On the Order of the day being read for the adjourned debate on the question - That the Education (Extension) 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.

 

Education
(Extension)
Amendment Bill.

 

  17.

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

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

18.

On the Order of the Day being read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Hon. J. M. Gazzola - That the Report of the Legislative Review Committee on Suppression Orders be noted:

                 Debate resumed.

                 On motion of the Hon. G. E. Gago, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Legislative Review
Committee -
Report on
Suppression Orders
be noted -
Motion re.

 

  19.

Ordered - That Order of the Day (Private Business) No. 2 be an Order of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

 

20.

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

Message No. 75

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly requests that the Legislative Council gives permission to the Minister for Industry and Trade (The Hon. P. Holloway), the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (The Hon. T. G. Roberts) and the Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. C. Zollo), Members of the Legislative Council, to attend and give evidence before the Estimates Committees of the House of Assembly on the Appropriation Bill.

House of Assembly, 31 May 2005.                                                                               R. B. SUCH, Speaker.

                 Ordered - That the Message be taken into consideration on next day of sitting.

 

Message from
House of Assembly:
Estimates
Committees -
Legislative Council
Ministers leave
to attend.

 

 

21.

Council adjourned at thirty minutes past nine 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. 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. 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

 

 

 

Member absent on leave - The Hon. T. G. Roberts