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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996

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Parliamentary Record 21


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




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DEBATES - Tuesday 14 May 1996 Mr HATTON: It is. Would they have provided more time out from the classroom for professional development in addition to the 5 hours non-contact time each week? Would they have agreed to pay teachers when they go on strike? There were some 24 other items and, in respect of some of them, the AEU could not even explain what it was claiming. Would the members opposite allow the AEU to have a power of veto over almost all policy and management decisions on education? Would they give all different groups in the public sector a separate EBA, as they want to do with the teachers? When the rest of the public sector demands the same deal as members opposite would give teachers, would they give it to them as well? How would they pay for all that? Theirs would be the shortest track to government bankruptcy in the history of Australian politics, following a well-worn path of successive and consistent union ... Mr Bell: That happened years ago with your mob, Steve. Mr HATTON: We are going well, mate. Mr BAILEY: A point of order, Mr Speaker! Under standing order 255, I ask the minister to table the document from which he has just quoted. Mr SPEAKER: Is the minister prepared to table the document? Mr HATTON: I will table it, Mr Speaker. However, it contains only speaking notes. Mr Speaker, I move that the question be put. Motion agreed to. Mr SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to. Motion negatived. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT Special Meeting of Australasian Police Ministers Council Mr STONE (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, I rise to make a statement on the special meeting of the Australasian Police Ministers Council which was held in Canberra on 10 May 1996. Following on from the tragic events at Port Arthur, the Prime Minister, Hon John Howard, called a special meeting of the Australasian Police Ministers Council to discuss a proposal for effective nationwide control of firearms. The meeting was convened for Friday 10 May 1996 in the national capital, Canberra, by Hon Daryl Williams AM, QC, MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in the Commonwealth government. Because the states and territories have such variances in policy on gun ownership and use, the proposal for effective nationwide control of firearms was circulated to state and territory governments with a view to developing an all-Australian approach for the first time. The standards proposed represented an absolute minimum level for firearm controls across the nation. The central tenet of the discussion paper circulated was that ownership, possession 7021

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