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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 2002



Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 2002

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Parliamentary Record 9


Debates for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005




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DEBATES - Wednesday 27 November 2002 Members inteijecting. Mr BALDWIN: I can wait all day, Madam Speaker. Madam SPEAKER: Yes, just stop. You are being very provocative with your interjections and they are being very disorderly, now just cease. Member for Daly. Mr BALDWIN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. They did not support of the removal of the Wesleyan Church, albeit the owners of the land and the building did, and that it is now restored and protected and a well used building. They can knock my credentials as much as they like but I challenge them, and I challenge the former minister for heritage, for the same period that he was in office for, that I was in office for, that I listed many more that he did. I do not think he could stand up here and refute that. In fact, there was a question asked in the estimates and an answer was given. I know the answer, so he could go and look that up. We will support this amendment to include the built environment for those reasons. I congratulate the member for Nelson for bringing it forward. Mr WOOD (Nelson): Madam Speaker, may I reply? Madam SPEAKER: You have already spoken. Mr WOOD: Yes, I am closing debate. Madam SPEAKER: I do not think he gets another chance, does he? He has already spoken. Mr Baldwin: You did not give me one. Madam SPEAKER: No, sorry. Mr Wood: I know I had my say. Madam SPEAKER: I thought I made it clear that you speak once to the amendment. The question is the amendment as proposed by the member for Nelson be agreed to: The Assembly divided: Ayes 11 Noes 13 Mr Baldwin Mrs Aagaard Mr Burke Mr Ah Kit Ms Carney Mr Bonson Ms Carter Dr Bums Mr Dunham Mr Henderson Mr Elferink Mr Kiely Dr Lim Mr Maley Mr Mills Mr Reed Mr Wood Ms Lawrie Mr McAdam Ms Martin Ms Scrymgour Mr Stirling Dr Toyne Mr Vatskalis Amendment negatived. Madam SPEAKER: The question now is that the motion be agreed to. Motion agreed to. MOTION Environment and Sustainable Development Committee - References to Committee Dr BURNS (Environment and Heritage): Madam Speaker, I move - That the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee inquire into and report on: 1. the efficacy of the establishment of an Environmental Protection Agency for the Northern Territory inclusive of but not restricted to (a) arguments for and against the establishment of an Environmental Protection Agency for the Northern Territory; (b) options for the structure of an Environmental Protection Agency, taking account of the demographic, geographic and financial context of the Northern Territory; and (c) if a particular model is recommended, options for its staged introduction; and 2. issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of cane toads. Madam Speaker, this has been a fairly wide ranging debate today from this morning onwards. There have been many issues canvassed, including the establishment of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee, examining the efficacy of an EPA, an environmental protection agency. It is my understanding that in other states an environmental protection agency provides a structure to examine and report on, and looks at addressing and remedying, environmental issues. As the member for Karama said earlier today, the committee will be looking at a structure that can 3058

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