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Minutes of Proceedings Day 3 - Thursday 18 February 1999



Minutes of Proceedings Day 3 - Thursday 18 February 1999

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Parliamentary Record 14


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




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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Thursday 18 February 1999 10. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT - MINERALS INDUSTRYS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - STATEMENT NOTED: The Minister for Resource Development (Mr Manzie) made a statement relating to the record of the Minerals Industrys record in occupational health and safety and environmental management (Paper 959). Mr Manzie moved- That the Assembly take note of the Statement. Debate ensued. Paper tabled: Mr Manzie laid on the Table the following Paper Northern Territory Mining Accident and Injury Summary 1997/98 (Paper 960). Debate continued. Question - put and passed. 11. SELECT COMMITTEE ON TERRITORY FOOD PRICES - TERMS OF REFERENCE - MOTION APPOINTING COMMITTEE, AGREED TO: The Chief Minister (Mr Burke), pursuant to notice, moved - That (1) a committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Territory Food Prices, be appointed to inquire into and report on: (a) whether or not the prices of food, groceries and household items across the Territory are substantially different to those in comparable locations elsewhere in Australia; and (b) if so, identify the reasons for the variations in prices; (2) unless otherwise ordered, membership will comprise Mr Balch; Dr Lim; Mr Mitchell; Mr Stirling and Mr Ah Kit; (3) the committee or subcommittee shall have power to send for and examine persons, papers and records, to sit in public or in private session, notwithstanding any adjournment of the Assembly, and to adjourn from place to place; (4) the quorum of the committee shall be three; (5) unless otherwise ordered the committee shall report to the Assembly on or before 19 August 1999; (6) the committee have power to appoint subcommittees and to refer to any such subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine; (7) two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of a subcommittee; (8) the committee or a subcommittee be empowered to publish from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it and, unless otherwise ordered by the committee, a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public; (9) the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the Speaker; (10) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders. (11) if the Assembly is not sitting when the select committee has prepared its report for presentation, the committee may provide the report to the Speaker, and, in that event (a) the report of the Select Committee on Territory Food Prices shall be deemed to have been presented to the Assembly; 415

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