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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995

Details:

Title

Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 1995

Other title

Parliamentary Record 10

Collection

Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997

Date

1995-05-17

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/281696

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/413973

Page content

DEBATES - Wednesday 17 May 1995 and all assistance provided under this act ceased some time ago, as the honourable minister said in his second-reading speech, it is time to remove the Mining Assistance Act from the statute book. The opposition supports the bill. Mr REED (Mines and Energy): Mr Speaker, I thank the member for Barkly for her contribution and her cooperation in supporting this bill. As she has indicated, there is little point in having legislation on the statute books which is no longer appropriate or serving a purpose. To add to her words about the adit that was put in place by a couple of hard-working people in Tennant Creek, and with the strong support of Poseidon Gold, small projects of this kind are enormously useful to the mining industry and, of course, to the broader community in Tennant Creek from a tourism point of view. Mining is not an industry that has been particularly well promoted over the last couple of decades and that can be very unfortunate in a place like Tennant Creek which has been very dependent on the industry. Any activity or development, such as the adit at the battery, which provides people with an opportunity to gain even a glimpse of what mining is all about, especially younger Territorians and younger Australians, is worthy of our support. I was appreciative of the effort that Poseidon Gold put into that development, and it was a delight to be able to travel to Tennant Creek to open it. I thank the honourable member for her support and understanding in relation to this bill. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Mr REED (Mines and Energy)(by leave): Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS (SUBSIDY) ACT REPEAL BILL (Serial 66) Continued from 22 February 1995. Mrs HICKEY (Barkly): Mr Speaker, this bill is basically another dead letter which should be removed from the statute book. As the minister said in his second-reading speech, the subsidy scheme to provide some price assistance for LPG was not really used in the Territory because, even at the discount prices, LPG still remained uncompetitive. The scheme that provided the subsidy has not been operational really for the last 19 years. It was a Commonwealth scheme and the repeal of the legislation is reasonable. We do not want legislation on our statute books that no longer applies. The opposition supports the bill. Mr REED (Mines and Energy): Mr Speaker, I appreciate the understanding and support from the member for Barkly in relation to this bill. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. 3314


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