Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 27 November 2002
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DEBATES - Wednesday 27 November 2002 land. These amendments simply correct those problems. Clearly, in the examples given in the second reading speech, there are cases where very worthwhile community initiatives, or initiatives forged between the community and agencies that are supporting their lifestyle in these living areas, have been prevented by the contents of the current act. This provides for limited dealings, once approved by the minister, so that leases for things like health clinics can be allowed on Community Living Areas and the title to those living areas can be transferred between incorporated bodies of similar intent and similar membership to the original recipients of that community living area arrangement. This will correct... Mr ELFERINK: A point of order, Madam Speaker! I am sorry. I am a little bit confused, and perhaps I have missed something. I am not trying to be cute or anything. Which bill are we currently debating? Madam SPEAKER: The Associations Incorporation Amendment Bill 2002 (Serial 97) Mr ELFERINK: I am a little bit confused because unless I am mistaken, I believe that the Shadow Attorney-General was dealing with the Crown Proceedings Amendment Bill 2002. Madam SPEAKER: No, he has already spoken. Mr ELFERINK: In support of this? Madam SPEAKER: Yes. Perhaps you could check with him. Mr ELFERINK: I am going to go and find out now, Madam Speaker. Dr TOYNE: Madam Speaker, I am quite happy to see the member for Macdonnell given time. Madam SPEAKER: Keep going, Attorney- General. Dr TOYNE: We will keep going, will we? Mr Reed: It is all a bit late, she cried, now. We are in reply closing debate. Dr TOYNE: Madam Speaker, without further ado, I think I will sit down. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Dr TOYNE (Justice and Attorney-General) (by leave): Madam Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. AERODROMES ACT REPEAL BILL (Serial 98) Continued from 17 September 2002 Mr REED (Katherine): Madam Speaker, the action taken in relation to this amendment flows principally from the National Competition Policy and it is yet another consequence of the agreement entered into between the Commonwealth, the states and the territories in relation to competition policy agreements. Given that the minister in his second reading speech has given an assurance that the arrangements under the Aerodromes Act as regards the Connellan airport at Yulara are safe guarded in relation to these amendments, and that the arrangements now existing will continue to exist as they now stand following the passage of this legislation, and, further, that the other considerations under the Aerodromes Act, being the safety matters at airports and parking of aircraft and the like at aerodromes across the Northern Territory will likewise be safeguarded either by Commonwealth or the Northern Territory legislation, the opposition supports the bill. Mr VATSKALIS (Transport and Infrastructure): Madam Speaker, I do not have to add anything more. As the member for Katherine said, it is the result of National Competition Policy and the agreement between the Commonwealth, states and territories. I do not want to waste any more time on this. It is a simple bill, a repeal bill. Lets proceed with it. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Mr VATSKALIS (Transport and Infrastructure) (by leave): Madam Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. MINISTERIAL STATEMENT Northern Territory Parks and Reserves Ms MARTIN (Chief Minister): Madam Speaker, I rise this evening to inform the House about the recent initiatives taken by my government in relation to NT parks and reserves. On 25 October 2002, I announced my governments approach to resolving legal issues that had arisen as a result of the recent Ward High Court decision relating to a 3088
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