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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 2002

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Title

Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 2002

Other title

Parliamentary Record 9

Collection

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

Date

2002-11-27

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

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application/pdf

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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/10070/278488

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/421010

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DEBATES - Wednesday 27 November 2002 and Heritage. The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and I share a department which is called DIPE so there are administrative arrangements there. There are also legislative responsibilities for which we are responsible. There is a line of command there. I am clear about it. It is an arrangement that occurs interstate where ministers share, if you like, a department. I am more than happy and proud to be sharing DIPE - they are a fine group of people - with the member for Casuarina. I do not want to dwell any longer on this debate. We have spoken about enough. I believe it is time now for the motion to be put. Motion agreed to. ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Nomination of Government Members Mr HENDERSON (Leader of Government Business): Madam Speaker, on behalf of, and at the request of, the Chief Minister, I nominate the following members to serve on the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee: the member for Karama, the member Barkly and the member Millner. MOTION Standing Orders Committee - Alteration of Membership Mr HENDERSON (Leader of Government Business): Madam Speaker, I also wish to move that the member for Nhulunbuy be discharged from the Standing Orders Committee and that I be nominated in his place. Motion agreed to. ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Nomination of Opposition Members Mr BURKE (Opposition Leader): Madam Speaker, I nominate the following members to serve on the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee: the member for Daly and the member for Drysdale. SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS Take Five Bills Together Mr STIRLING (Treasurer): Madam Speaker, I move - That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent bills entitled Superannuation Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 113); Superannuation Guarantee (Safety Net) Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 114); Administrators Pensions Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 117); Supreme Court (Judges Pensions) Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 115); and Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 116): (a) being presented and read a first time together and one motion being put in regards to, respectively, the second readings; the committees report stage; and the third readings of the bills together; and (b) the consideration of the bills separately in the Committee of the Whole. Motion agreed to. SUPERANNUATION AMENDMENT BELL (Serial 113) SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE (SAFETY NET) AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 114) SUPREME COURT (JUDGES PENSIONS) AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 115) LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS SUPERANNUATION AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 116) ADMINISTRATORS PENSIONS AMENDMENT BELL (Serial 117) Bills presented and read a first time. Mr STIRLING (Treasurer): Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I move that the bills be now read a second time. The purpose of the bills is to introduce amendments to the Superannuation Act, the Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Act, the Supreme Court (Judges Pensions) Act, the Superannuation Guarantee (Safety Net) Act and the Administrators Pensions Act, to include the requirements of the Commonwealth Family Law Act amendments in the governing rules of these schemes. Under current law, superannuation interests can, and usually are, taken into account in court proceedings for property settlement following marriage breakdown. However, under the laws that now stand, superannuation interests are not able to be split in a family law property settlement. Commencing 28 December this year, it will be mandatory for superannuation schemes to comply with the new laws which give effect to the Commonwealth governments family law reforms to allow legally married persons to divide their superannuation in the same way as property and other assets on marriage breakdown. 3067


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