Votes and Proceedings No. 30, Monday 2 December 1991

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PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

1991

(SECOND SESSION)

FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTIETH PARLIAMENT

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VOTES
AND
PROCEEDINGS
No. 30

MONDAY 2 DECEMBER 1991

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1 MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

      Mr Speaker reported messages from His Excellency the Governor assenting to the following bills:

      20 November 1991

      Local Government (Movable Dwellings) Amendment Bill
      Residential Tenancies (Movable Dwellings) Amendment Bill.

      22 November 1991

      Government Insurance Office (Privatisation) Bill.


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      27 November 1991

      Appropriation Bill
      Business Franchise Licences (Petroleum Products) Amendment Bill
      Criminal Procedure (Police Custody of Property) Amendment Bill
      Homebush Abattoir Corporation (Dissolution and Transfer) Bill
      Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill
      Public Finance and Audit (Net Appropriations) Amendment Bill
      Road Improvement (Special Funding) Amendment Bill.
2 MESSAGES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

      Mr Speaker reported messages from the Legislative Council returning the following bills without amendment:

      19 November 1991

      Appropriation Bill
      Business Franchise Licences (Petroleum Products) Amendment Bill
      Criminal Procedure (Police Custody of Property) Amendment Bill
      Homebush Abattoir Corporation (Dissolution and Transfer) Bill
      Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill
      Public Finance and Audit (Net Appropriations) Amendment Bill
      Road Improvement (Special Funding) Amendment Bill.
3 QUESTIONS
    4 PETITIONS

        The Clerk announced that the following members had each lodged petitions for presentation:

        Mr Iemma, Mr Moss, Mr Nagle, Mr Shedden, Mr Whelan and Mr Yeadon___ from certain citizens opposing the closure of St Joseph's Hospital as a general public hospital.

        Mr Davoren, Mr Iemma, Mr Moss, Mr Nagle, Mr Whelan, Mr Yeadon and Mr Ziolkowski___from certain citizens requesting the retention and upgrading of Lidcombe Hospital.

        Mr Gaudry, Mr Harrison, Mr Hunter and Mr Scully___from certain citizens requesting the elimination of waiting lists for hospitals and operations.

        Dr Refshauge___from certain citizens requesting the retention of the medical store at Shoalhaven District Hospital.


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        Mr McManus___from certain citizens requesting the redevelopment of Bulli District Hospital and no reductions to services or staff at Coledale Hospital or Garrawarra Hospital.

        Mr Rumble___from certain citizens requesting the reappraisal of payment facilities for water rates to include Post Office agencies.

        Mr Aquilina___from certain citizens requesting the establishment of an ambulance station at Riverstone.

        Mr Aquilina___from certain citizens opposing the downgrading of existing middle management positions in the public school system.

        Mr Rumble___from certain citizens opposing the downgrading of the Unanderra Police Station.

        Dr Macdonald and Dr Metherell___from certain citizens requesting compartments 180, 198 and 200 of Chaelundi State Forest be declared an extension of Guy Fawkes River National Park.

        Mr McManus___from certain citizens requesting the restoration and regeneration of the coastal walking tracks between Bundeena and Otford in The Royal National Park.

        Mr Rozzoli___from certain citizens requesting that casinos not be legalised.

        Mr Amery___from certain citizens requesting the licensing of conveyancers.

        Mr McManus___from certain citizens requesting an increase of police services in the Engadine and Heathcote districts.

        Dr Metherell and Ms Moore___from certain citizens requesting the banning of manufacture, sale and use of steel-jawed leg holding traps in New South Wales.

        Dr Macdonald___from certain citizens requesting the revocation of the nudist classification of Reef Beach.

        Dr Macdonald___from certain citizens praying for certain amendments to the Adoption Information Act 1990.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens opposing the proposed sale and redevelopment of the Royal Agricultural Society Showground and part of Moore Park.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens opposing the proposed demolition of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo Bay.


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        Ms Moore___from certain citizens opposing the sale of land and requesting the further public acquisition of land on the foreshores of Port Jackson.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens requesting the preservation of the Walker estates.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens requesting the condition of the Cooks River be improved.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens requesting a reduction in traffic volume on Ocean Street, Woollahra.

        Ms Moore___from certain citizens opposing the proposed downgrading or closure of The Royal Hospital for Women.
    5 NOTICES OF MOTIONS
      6 PLACING OF BUSINESS___POSTPONEMENT

          Notice of Motion under Standing Order No. 113A postponed, on motion of Ms Allan, until Monday 9 December 1991.
      7 REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE CLERK

          The Clerk, pursuant to the Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985, announced receipt of the following papers___

          22 November 1991

          Report of the Ministry for the Arts for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          28 November 1991

          Report of the Cabinet Office for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Chief Secretary's Department for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Office of Education and Youth Affairs for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the State Electoral Office for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Office of State Revenue for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Treasury Office of Financial Management for the year ended 30 June 1991.

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          29 November 1991

          Report of the Department of Corrective Services for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the State Pollution Control Commission for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          The Clerk, pursuant to the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984, announced receipt of the following papers___

          22 November 1991

          Report of the Archives Authority for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Art Gallery for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Australian Museum for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Film and Television Office for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Historic Houses Trust for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Library Council for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Sydney Opera House Trust for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          27 November 1991

          Report of the Water Board for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          28 November 1991

          Report of the Election Funding Authority for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Health Foundation for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the Land Titles Office for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          Report of the State Transit Authority for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          29 November 1991

          Report of the Electricity Commission for the year ended 30 June 1991.

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          Report of the Department of Housing for the year ended 30 June 1991.

          2 December 1991

          Report of the Board of Surveyors for the year ended 30 June 1991.
      8 MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE___CHELMSFORD HOSPITAL PATIENT COMPENSATION

          Mr Speaker having previously informed the House of receipt of a notice of a matter of public importance___

          Dr Refshauge moved, That this House notes as a matter of public importance the need for the Government to provide ex gratia payments for the victims of Chelmsford Hospital and that a quantum of $10 million be set aside for such ex gratia payments and further, that a committee be established to distribute the ex gratia payments on an equitable basis to the victims of Chelmsford Hospital within three months.

          Debate ensued.

          Question put and passed.
      9 HUNTER WATER BOARD (CORPORATISATION) BILL

          The Order of the Day having been read for the resumption of the adjourned debate, on motion of Mr Schipp, That this bill be now read a second time___

          And the question being again proposed, and Mr Schipp having preaudience under Standing Order 118___

          The House resumed the said adjourned debate.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Waratah, Mr Price, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          It being 5.30 p.m., private members' statements proceeded with.
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      10 PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS

          Question proposed___That private members' statements be noted.

          Debate ensued.

          Question put and passed.
      11 HUNTER WATER BOARD (CORPORATISATION) BILL

          Resumption of the interrupted debate, on motion of Mr Schipp, That this bill be now read a second time.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Charlestown, Mr Face, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Port Stephens, Mr Martin, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Bulli, Mr McManus, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Newcastle, Mr Gaudry, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Wallsend, Mr Mills, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Ordered, That the honourable member for Swansea, Mr Bowman, be allowed to continue his speech for a further period of five minutes.
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          Mr Schipp (in reply) moved (by leave), That this debate be now adjourned.

          Question put and passed.

          Ordered, That the resumption of the adjourned debate stand an Order of the Day for tomorrow.
      12 ADJOURNMENT

          Mr Schipp moved, That this House do now adjourn.

          Question put and passed.

          The House adjourned accordingly at 10.37 p.m., until tomorrow, at 2.15 p.m.





          RUSSELL D. GROVE K. R. ROZZOLI
          Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Speaker






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