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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993



Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993

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Parliamentary Record 21


Debates for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994




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DEBATES - Thursday 21 October 1993 Mr MANZIE: And the person believes on reasonable grounds that the offender has committed an offence. Mr Ede: That is not what you said 10 minutes ago. Members interjecting. Mr EDE: Right. We are back to the situation described by the member for Millner. An arrest could be made in that situation. Is that correct? Mr MANZIE: I do not intend to give a legal opinion in the House. You ought to know better than that. Mr Ede: You are the Attorney-General. Mr MANZIE: You ought to know better than that. It is against standing orders. Mr EDE: That is in question time. We are in the committee of the whole considering a bill that you have carriage of. You are supposed to know what that bill means. Mr CHAIRMAN: Order! Amendment negatived. Mr BELL: Mr Chairman, I have some further questions. I have my doubts whether the Attorney-General will try to answer them. Mr Manzie: You have missed your chance. You could have listed them before and you did not. Mr BELL: When the Attorney-General was summing up, he compared this provision with provisions in the states. He might like to share with the committee the distinctions between what he is proposing here and what has been proposed elsewhere because my understanding is that the provisions elsewhere limit the range of offences that the citizen's power of arrest applies to. I think that one of the provisions that he referred to said that it applied to indictable offences, and another that he referred to said that the provision applied to a schedule of offences. I would like the Attorney-General to explain to us exactly what the provisions are elsewhere. He has access to the relevant research resources to find this out and I would appreciate his being able to explain to the Assembly what the qualifications in the other jurisdictions are. Will the Attorney-General do that? Mr MANZIE: Mr Chairman, I will do it when I move the third reading and the member will not have the chance to carry on for the rest of the night. He is filibustering. Mr Bell: I am not filibustering. I am asking reasonable questions, you dope. Mr MANZIE: I went through it before. Mr Bell: You are a dope. Goodness me! Mr MANZIE: You will see it in Hansard tomorrow. 10 238

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