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1       Meeting of House

         The House met pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (Hon Peter Lewis) took the Chair and read prayers.


2        Death of Hon A F Kneebone

The Premier (Hon M D Rann), by leave, moved - That the House of Assembly expresses its deep regret at the death of Hon A F Kneebone, former Minister and Member of the Legislative Council 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), Minister for Transport (Hon M J Wright) and the Speaker:

Motion carried in silence; Members rising in their places.


3       Suspension and resumption

At 2.22 pm the sitting of the House was suspended.

At 2.31 pm the Speaker resumed the Chair.


4       Answers to questions

Answers to questions on the Notice Paper Nos 134, 138, 194 and 216 and questions without notice were tabled by the Speaker.


5       Paper

         The following Paper was tabled:


By the Minister for Environment and Conservation (Hon J D Hill) –

      National Environment Protection Council – Report 2002-2003.


6       Questions

Questions without notice were asked.


7       Grievance debate

On motion of the Speaker, the House noted grievances.


8       Criminal Law Consolidation (Abolition of the Drunks Defence) Amendment Bill

The Attorney-General (Hon M J Atkinson), pursuant to notice, moved - That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

Question put and passed.

Bill presented and read a first time.


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

         Ordered, on motion of Ms Chapman, that the debate be adjourned until tomorrow.




9       Postponement of business

Ordered, severally - That Orders of the Day: Government Business Nos 1 to 15 be postponed and taken into consideration after Order of the Day: Government Business No 16.


10      Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Bill

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the question - That this Bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Ordered, on motion of Mr Scalzi, that the debate be further adjourned until tomorrow.


11      Adjournment

House adjourned at 6.00 pm until tomorrow at 2.00 pm.








            For Wednesday 25 February 2004


Notice of Motion: Private Members Business Bills/ Committees/ Regulations -


Mr Brokenshire to move – That he have leave to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.


            For Thursday 25 March 2004


Notice of Motion: Other Motions -


Mr Hamilton-Smith to move – That this House –

(a)           calls on the Premier as the Minister for the Arts, to respond to the campaign launched by the Arts Industry Council (SA) Incorporated during the 2004 Adelaide Fringe for the allocation of an extra $2M towards the commissioning and development of new work by South Australian artists;

(b)           notes the Council’s concern that Arts Industry development programs have been reduced by $1.24M in the last two budgets; and

(c)           supports the letter, media and email campaign conducted by the Council alerting the South Australia public of the paucity of current Arts funding.


Contingent Notice of Motion


Contingently on the Law Reform (Ipp Recommendations) Bill being read a second time, Mr Hanna to move – That the Bill be referred to a Select Committee.





Present during the day - All Members.






                                                                                                                        Peter Lewis



David A Bridges