SOUTH AUSTRALIA]

No. 21

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS

 

OF THE

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

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THURSDAY  31  AUGUST  2006

 

 

 

   1.

Council met pursuant to adjournment.  The President (The Hon. R. K. Sneath) 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. M. C. Parnell from 237 residents of South Australia, concerning genetically modified crops.  The Petitioners pray that this Honourable House will amend the Genetically Modified Crop Management Act 2004 to -

  • extend South Australia’s commercial GM crop ban until 2009;
  • prohibit exemptions from the Act, particularly the protection of GM canola seed; and
  • commission State funded scientific research into GM organisms, health and the environment in close consultation with the SA public and other governments.

 

Petition:
No. 11 - Genetically Modified Crops.

    3.

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

        By the Minister for Police (The Hon. P. Holloway) -

                 Claims Against the Legal Practitioners Guarantee Fund - Report, 2004-2005.

                 Government Boards and Committees Information, as at 30 June 2006.

                 Public Sector Management Act 1995 - Appointments to the Ministers Personal Staff.

 

Papers.

   4.

The Hon. R. P. Wortley tabled the Report of the Natural Resources Committee, 2005-2006.

 

Natural Resources
Committee -
Report, 2005-2006.

 

   5.

The Minister for Police tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier (The Hon. M. D. Rann, M.P.) concerning the publication of a Speech made by the Hon. S. M. Kanck.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   6.

The Minister for Emergency Services (The Hon. C. Zollo) tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Premier concerning the Decision to include Ecstasy in the Drug Driving Detection Trial.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

   7.

The Minister for Police, without notice, moved - That the Standing Orders be so far suspended as to enable him to move a motion without notice.

                 Debate ensued.

                 Question put.

                 And there being a dissentient voice.

Suspension of
Standing  Orders.

 

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 18

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. C. Zollo

The Hon. N. Xenophon

 The Hon. P. Holloway (Teller)

 

Noes, 2

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. S. M. Kanck (Teller)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        So it was resolved in the affirmative, there being present an absolute majority of the whole number of Members of the Council.

 

 

                 The Minister for Police then moved -

             “That this Council, subject to the qualification to this motion hereinafter appearing, directs the Leader of Hansard not to publish on the Parliamentary website or otherwise electronically those parts of the speech of the Hon. Sandra Kanck that:

(a)     describe the way in which the persons referred to as Jo, Shirley Nolan and Elizabeth, by the Honourable Member, were said to have, or to have attempted to, commit suicide;

(b)    describe the methods of suicide referred to in the statistics said to have been compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics;

(c)     describe any other methods of suicide;

(d)    describe the way in which plastic suffocating devices can be made;

(e)     identify the drug said to have been used in connection with suicides assisted by Dr. Philip Nitschke in the Northern Territory;

(f)     describe any method of suicide involving the use of a motor vehicle;

and where such material is already published to take all reasonable steps to remove that material from publication.

             A copy of the entire speech of the Hon. Sandra Kanck may be provided to the Parliamentary Library where it may be made available to be read by any member of the public on request, subject always to the discretion of the Parliamentary Librarian as to refuse that request after consultation with the President of this Council where there are reasonable grounds to suspect that acceding to the request would create an unacceptable risk of harm to any person.”

                 Debate ensued.

                 The Hon. N. Xenophon moved to amend the motion by leaving out all words after “That this Council” and inserting “directs the Leader of Hansard not to publish electronically the speech of the Hon. S. M. Kanck given on 30 August 2006 in this Council on the subject of voluntary euthanasia.”

                 Question - That the amendment moved by the Hon. N. Xenophon be agreed to - put.

Publishing on
Parliamentary
Website
Speech of
Hon. S. M. Kanck:

Motion  re.

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 10

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

Noes, 9

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

 

 

                 Question - That the motion moved by the Minister for Police, and as amended by the Hon. N. Xenophon, be agreed to - put.

 

 

             Council divided:

Ayes, 10

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon (Teller)

      So it was resolved in the affirmative.

 

 

Noes, 9

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. I. Lucas (Teller)

 

 

   8.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation, pursuant to notice, moved - That she have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Upper South East Dryland Salinity and Flood Management Act 2002.

                 Question put and passed.

                 Bill introduced and read a first time.

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

                 On motion of the Hon. D. W. Ridgway, the debate was adjourned until next day of sitting.

 

Upper South East
Dryland
Salinity and
 Flood Management
(Extension of Period
of Scheme)
Amendment Bill.

   9.

The Minister for Environment and Conservation tabled a copy of a Ministerial Statement made by the Minister for Science and Information Technology (The Hon. K. A. Maywald, M.P.) concerning the 2006 Premier’s Science Excellence Awards.

 

Ministerial
Statement Tabled.

10.

Ordered - That Orders of the Day (Government Business) No. 1 to No. 5 be Orders of the Day for next day of sitting.

 

Postponement
of Business.

  11.

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

Message No. 38

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act to amend the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 30 August 2006.                                                                J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

Messages from
House of Assembly.
Workers
Rehabilitation and
Compensation
(Territorial
Application of Act)
Amendment Bill.

 

 

 

Message No. 39

                 MR. PRESIDENT - The House of Assembly has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, entitled an Act amend the Geographical Names Act 1991, to which it desires the concurrence of the Legislative Council.

House of Assembly, 30 August 2006.                                                                J. J. SNELLING, Speaker.

                 Bill read a first time.

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

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

 

Geographical
Names
(Miscellaneous)
Amendment Bill.

 

12.

Ordered - That the Council, at its rising, do adjourn until Tuesday, 19 September 2006, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Postponement
of Business.

13.

Council adjourned at six o’clock until Tuesday, 19 September 2006, at fifteen minutes past two o’clock.

 

Adjournment.

 

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Members present during any part of the sitting:

 

 

 

The Hon. A. M. Bressington

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins

The Hon. A. L. Evans

The Hon. B. V. Finnigan

The Hon. G. E. Gago

The Hon. J. M. Gazzola

The Hon. P. Holloway

 

The Hon. D.G.E. Hood

The Hon. I. K. Hunter

The Hon. S. M. Kanck

The Hon. R. D. Lawson

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink

The Hon. R. I. Lucas

The Hon. M. C. Parnell

 

The Hon. D. W. Ridgway

The Hon. T. J. Stephens

The Hon. S. G. Wade

The Hon. R. P. Wortley

The Hon. N. Xenophon

The Hon. C. Zollo