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Ministerial Statement Kava Licensing Issues

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Title

Ministerial Statement Kava Licensing Issues

Other title

Tabled paper 2012

Collection

Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2000-08-09

Description

Tabled by Timothy Baldwin

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/296004

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/394254

Page content

Madam Speaker, too much work has gone into the consultative work of the committee and the preparation of the draft report to allow it to sit in the limbo it was consigned to by the calling of the last general election. Let me emphasise, Madam Speaker, that the Sessional Committee of the previous parliament has neither approved nor indeed sighted th isdraft report, but I believe we would all benefit from the knowledge that was acquired and that is why I sought today the approval of the Assembly under standing order 274 to have all this material tabled in the parliament. Madam Speaker, 12 months ago when I moved in this House that the issue of kava be referred to the previous sessional committee, I outlined much of what we then knew about the history of kava use and misuse in the Territory; how it came to the Territory and the various ways that had been explored by both the Territory Government and the Commonwealth to regulate its import and use. I do not intend to go over all that ground again, except to say that while the Governments intention then was to pursue a regulatory regime for kava and even possibly pursue the idea of producing it as a possible export, my views have been changed by the information the committee has gathered. One of the key areas that has brought about my conversion is the appalling potential of kava misuse to harm a persons health.


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