VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2004
1 Meeting of House
The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.
2 Speaker’s Statement - Death of Mr Sean Johnson
The Speaker advised the House of the sudden death on 29 January 2004, of Mr Sean Johnson, a Legislative Council Messenger since May 1998. The Speaker acknowledged the courteous, friendly and efficient manner in which he performed his duties for Members of both Houses. As a mark of respect Members stood in their places in silence.
3 Death of Hon J D Corcoran
The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon J D Corcoran, former Premier and Member of the House of Assembly and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service; and as a mark of respect to his memory, the sitting of the House be suspended until the ringing of the bells.
And being supported by the Leader of the Opposition (Hon R G Kerin), Deputy Premier (Hon K O Foley), Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Hon D C Brown), Minister for Social Justice (Hon S W Key), Mrs Hall, Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright), Hon G M Gunn, Ms Rankine, Ms Chapman, Mr Scalzi, Mr Koutsantonis, Mr Williams, Ms Ciccarello and the Speaker:
Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.
4 Suspension and resumption
At 3.27 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.
At 3.35 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.
5 Petitions Nos 37 to 39
The Clerk announced that the following Members had lodged Petitions for presentation:
37 Hon D C Kotz, from 93 electors of South Australia, requesting the House to urge the Government to immediately withdraw the trial of the Sexual Health and Relationship Education Program, developed by SHINE, from all 14 participating schools, pending professional assessment and endorsement.
38 Ms Bedford, from 28 members of the Aboriginal Community and parents and staff of Aboriginal Children’s Centres, requesting the House to urge the Government to prefer Aboriginal staff for employment in early Aboriginal childhood centres; ensure support for Aboriginal Directors in all centres; where possible, include Aboriginal languages in the curriculum for Aboriginal children; and carry out an independent inquiry into why the Aboriginal Director of the Kalaya Children’s Centre was removed.
39 Mr Snelling, from 5 residents of South Australia, requesting the House to pass the recommended legislation coming from the Constitutional Convention and provide for a referendum, at the next election, to adopt or reject each the Convention’s proposals.
6 Answers to questions
Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 2, 9, 14, 26, 34, 70, 75, 110, 112, 139, 141, 142, 159, 171, 177 – 180, 182 – 184, 186, 187, 191, 196, 198, 200, 203 – 211 and 214 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.
The Speaker laid on the Table the following reports:
Constitutional Convention – Report of the Delegates
Auditor General – Department of Human Services: Some Matters of Importance to the Government and the Parliament – Supplementary
Ordered to be published (Paper No 4D)
Pursuant to Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1999 the following Annual Reports of Local Councils for 2002-2003:
Adelaide City Council
Adelaide Hills Council
Berri Barmera Council
Campbelltown City Council
City of Burnside
City of Charles Sturt
City of Marion
City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters
City of Playford
City of Port Augusta
City of Salisbury
City of Victor Harbor
City of West Torrens
Corporation of the Town of Walkerville
District Council of Cleve
District Council of Copper Coast
District Council of Elliston
District Council of Kimba
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
District Council of Peterborough
District Council of Southern Mallee
District Council of Streaky Bay
District Council of Tatiara
District Council of Tumby Bay
Kangaroo Island Council
Light Regional Council
Mid Murray Council
Naracoote Lucindale Council
Northern Areas Council
Rural City of Murray Bridge
Town of Gawler
Wakefield Regional Council
Wattle Range Council.
The following Papers were tabled:
By the Premier (Hon M D Rann) –
Public Sector Management Act 1995 – Section 69 - Appointments to the Ministers’ Personal Staff
Remuneration Tribunal – Determinations and Reports of:
Auditor-General, Electoral Commissioner, Deputy Electoral Commissioner, Employee Ombudsman and Ombudsman – No. 7 of 2003
Country Resident Magistrates – No. 8 of 2003
Members of the Judiciary, Members of the Industrial Relations Commission, the State Coroner Commissioners of the Environment, Resource & Development Court – No. 9 of 2003
Ministers’ of the Crown and Officers and Members of Parliament – No. 10 of 2003
Ministers of the Crown and Officers and Members of Parliament – No. 11 of 2003
By the Minister for the Arts (Hon M D Rann) –
Art Gallery of South Australia – Report 2002-2003
By the Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson) –
Underaged Drinking – Liquor and Gaming Commissioner - Memorandum to the Attorney General
By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –
Dog Fence Board – Report 2002-2003
The Dog and Cat Management Board of South Australia – Report 2002-2003
Ministerial Statements –
Deaths in Custody
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Executive Elections
By the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts (Hon J D Hill) –
Libraries Board of South Australia – Report 2002-2003
State Theatre Company of South Australia – Report 2002-2003
By the Minister for Gambling (Hon J W Weatherill) –
Independent Gambling Authority –
Codes of Practice –
Adelaide Casino Advertising
Adelaide Casino Responsible Gambling
Licensed Racing Club Advertising
Licensed Racing Club Responsible Gambling
Name of Venue Advertising
Name of Venue Responsible Gambling
SA TAB Advertising
SA TAB Responsible Gambling
State Lotteries Advertising
State Lotteries Responsible Gambling
Inquiry into Management of Gaming Machine Numbers.
Questions without notice were asked.
9 Grievance debate
On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.
10 Message from the Legislative Council
The following Message from the Legislative Council was received and read:
Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Bill Message No 38
MR SPEAKER - The Legislative Council has passed the Bill transmitted herewith, titled an Act to reform the law as it relates to torts; to amend the Wrongs Act 1936, the Limitation of Acts Act 1936 and the Motor Vehicles Act 1959, to which it desires the concurrence of the House of Assembly.
Legislative Council, 4 December 2003. R R Roberts, PRESIDENT
Bill read a first time.
The Treasurer (Hon K O Foley) moved - That this Bill be now read a second time.
Ordered, on motion of Mr Meier, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.
11 Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Co-managed Parks) Bill - Extension of time for bringing up Report – Leave to sit
Order of the Day read for bringing up the Report of the Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Co-managed Parks) Bill.
Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Environment and Conservation, that the time for bringing up the Report be extended until 23 March 2004.
The Minister for Environment and Conservation, by leave, moved - That the Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment (Co-managed Parks) Bill have leave to sit during the sitting of the House on 18 February.
Question put and passed.
12 Extension of sitting
Ordered, on motion of the Minister for Tourism (Hon J D Lomax-Smith), that the sitting of the House be extended beyond 6.00 pm.
13 Postponement of business
Ordered, severally - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 2 to 8 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 9.
14 Summary Offences (Consumption of Dogs and Cats) Amendment Bill
Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.
Ordered, on motion of Dr McFetridge, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.
The Attorney-General moved - That the House do now adjourn.
Question put and passed.
House adjourned at 6.10 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.
MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE WAS GIVEN
For Tuesday 17 February 2004
Notice of Motion: Government Business -
The Attorney-General to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.
For Wednesday 25 February 2004
Notice of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -
Hon I F Evans to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Land Agents Act 1994 and make a related amendment to the Conveyancers Act 1994.
Present during the day - All Members except Mrs Geraghty.
David A Bridges
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY