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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996

Details:

Title

Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996

Other title

Parliamentary Record 21

Collection

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

Date

1996-05-14

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/10070/281658

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/414059

Page content

DEBATES - Tuesday 14 May 1996 (2) the member for Sanderson's failure to disclose the financial benefits referred to in paragraphs (6) and (8) above is a further breach o f section 10 of the Legislative Assembly (Register o f Members Interests) Act 1982; and (3) this matter should be referred to the Privileges Committee as a matter o f urgency. To pick up that point in speaking to the motion, I would have expected that a matter going so centrally to the operation of an act of this parliament would have been dealt with a little more expeditiously. I am not particularly happy, Mr Speaker, but you sat there yourself without informing us for 1 Vi days that you had decided presumably not to make a decision on this matter in the last 2 days of the sittings. By yourself, the Leader of Government Business and the government, I do not believe that the operation of the Legislative Assembly (Register of Members Interests) Act, and the checks and balances it is supposed to incorporate, have been dealt with appropriately. They will not be dealt with appropriately in a debate of this sort because the government will say simply that it will not refer this matter: 16 to 8 wins every time. Mr Speaker, it should be a matter of serious concern to you, as it will be a matter of serious concern to Territorians and any observers of the way self-government works in the Northern Territory, that this motion will simply be lost on the voices. The Leader of Government Business is about to move that the motion be put. It is finished. Mr COULTER (Leader of Government Business): Mr Speaker, I move that the motion be put. The Assembly divided: Ayes 15 Mr Baldwin Mrs Braham Mr Burke Mr Coulter Mr Finch Mr Hatton Mr McCarthy Mr Manzie Mr Mitchell Mrs Padgham-Purich Mr Palmer Mr Poole Mr Reed Mr Setter Mr Stone Motion agreed to. Mr SPEAKER: The question now is that the motion be agreed to. Noes 7 Mr Bailey Mr Bell Mr Ede Mrs Hickey Ms Martin Mr Rioli Mr Stirling 7065


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