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Minutes of Proceedings Day 4 - Tuesday 19 October 1999

Details:

Title

Minutes of Proceedings Day 4 - Tuesday 19 October 1999

Other title

Parliamentary Record 19

Collection

Minutes of Proceedings for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001

Date

1999-10-19

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Minutes of Proceedings

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/10070/279328

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/418997

Page content

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Tuesday 19 October 1999 8. CENSURE - MINISTER FOR HEALTH, FAMILY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES - MOTION NEGATIVED: Suspension of Standing Orders: The Member for Wanguri (Mr Henderson) moved That so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to censure the Minister for Health for the crisis at the Royal Darwin Hospital accident and emergency unit. The Leader of Government Business (Mr Palmer) informed the Assembly that the Government would, pursuant to Standing Order 95, accept the motion as a censure motion. The Member for Wanguri (Mr Henderson) thereupon moved - That this Assembly censure the Minister for Health, Family and Childrens Services (Mr Dunham) for: (a) failing to adequately respond to the crisis at the Royal Darwin Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit; (b) putting patient care at risk by failing to adequately resource the Accident and Emergency Unit; (c) placing staff, both medical and nursing, under immense pressure as they continue to provide care with too few staff, inadequate supervision, lack of basic equipment and an appalling physical facility; and (d) the unacceptable delay in the construction of a new Accident and Emergency Facility (Paper 1533). Debate ensued. The Minister for Health, Family and Childrens Services (Mr Dunham) moved That the question be now put. Question - That the question be now put - put. The Assembly divided (the Speaker, Hon. T. R. McCarthy, in the Chair) - AYES, 15 NOES, 7 Mr Balch Mr Ah Kit Mr Baldwin Mr Henderson Mrs Braham Mrs Hickey Mr Burke Ms Martin Mr Dunham Mr Rioli Mr Elferink Mr Stirling Mr Hatton Mr Toyne Dr Lim Mr Lugg Mr Manzie Mr Mills Mr Palmer Mr Poole Mr Reed Mr Stone And so it was resolved in the affirmative. Question - That the motion be agreed to - put. The Assembly divided (the Speaker, Hon. T. R. McCarthy, in the Chair) - AYES, 7 NOES, 16 Mr Ah Kit Mr Henderson Mrs Hickey Ms Martin Mr Rioli Mr Stirling Mr Balch Mr Baldwin Mrs Braham Mr Burke Mr Dunham Mr Elferink 560


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