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Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993

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Title

Debates Day 3 - Thursday 21 October 1993

Other title

Parliamentary Record 21

Collection

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

Date

1993-10-21

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/10070/279555

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/418727

Page content

DEBATES - Thursday 21 October 1993 STATUTE LAW REVISION BILL (Serial 263) Continued from 26 August 1993Mr BELL (MacDonnell): Mr Speaker, this Statute Law Revision Bill makes relatively minor changes to Northern Territory law. It repeals the Loans Redemption Fund Act which has fallen into desuetude. It also amends the Ombudsman Amendment Act of 1988 to clear up a possible misreading of that legislation even though they got it right when it was reprinted. The bill also amends the Water Act to ensure that all licences continuing under the old act expire on 31 December 1994. This is despite saying at the time that the licences would continue as granted under the old act. The remainder of the changes effect the usual correction of minor errors.. Mr Speaker, the opposition supports the bill. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Mr MANZIE (Attorney-General) (by leave): Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. POLICE ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 226) Continued from 19 August 1993Mr EDE (Opposition Leader): Mr Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to allow police to obtain search warrants prior to the arrival of a boat, aircraft etc on which they suspect drugs or whatever might be arriving. Frankly, I am amazed that the provision is not on the books already. I can think of all kinds of problems that could arise as a result of having to wait until the aircraft actually lands. The potential to lose track of some criminal or a shipment is such that we should not take the risk. Mr COLLINS (Greatorex) Mr Speaker, this is a very sensible proposal. As the Leader of the Opposition said, it should have been enacted long ago. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Mr PERRON (Chief Minister)(by leave): Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS Mr MANZIE (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, I move that so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Criminal Code Amendment (Serial 283) passing through all stages at these sittings. Mr BELL (MacDonnell): Mr Speaker, on 28 September, an item appeared in the NT News under the headline: 'Judge doubts right of citizens' arrests'. The item indicated that Mr Justice Mildren had concluded that the common law right of citizens to arrest people .for felonies had been repealed by the Criminal Code in 1984. As opposition spokesman for legal affairs, I took note of that. It was my intention that the situation be resolved in an 10 202


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