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Parliamentary record : Part III minutes (25 May - 02 June 1983)



Parliamentary record : Part III minutes (25 May - 02 June 1983)


Minutes of Proceedings for 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983




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Minutes of Proceedings

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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Wednesday 1 June 1983 Inqu~r~es Act, resolves that a Board of Inquiry consisting of 3 persons recommended by the Executive Council be appointed to inquire into, report on and make recommendations within 6 months on the direct and indirect costs for all sectors of the economy of freight to, from and within the Northern Territory by road, sea, air and rail transport in 2 parts dealing with major centres along the Stuart Highway, and other locations, and with particular reference to: (i) identifying the nature and level of consumer complaints on freight costs and services; (ii) identifying freight costs as a component of the prices of goods and services; (iii) identifying sales tax on freight as a component of prices of goods and services; (iv) identifying the ways in which freight costs, general distribution costs and prices interrelate; (v) the economy and efficiency of freight industries as they relate to the Territory; (vi) whether freight charges are reasonable in terms of the industry's costs and the efficiency and quality of service provided; (vii) the adequacy of existing legislative and government financial and administrative arrangements relating to freight and other distribution costs; (viii) measures including those utilised interstate or overseas that may usefully be applied in ameliorating any problems identified; and (ix) any other matters considered by the Board to be relevant to the inquiry. Suspension of sitting: The sitting was suspended between 11.47 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. 8. QUESTIONS: Questions without notice were asked. Business of the day called on: On the motion of Mr Robertson (AttorneyGeneral), business of the day was called on. 9. DARWIN WORKERS CLUB INC. - MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: Mr Everingham (Chief Minister), by leave, made a statement relating to the Darwin Workers Club Inc. 10. EXOTIC DISEASE ALERT - MINISTERIAL STATEMENT: Mr Tuxworth (Minister for Primary Production and Conservation), by leave, made a statement on a suspected exotic disease outbreak at Humpty Doo. 11. HOUSING - MINISTERIAL STATEMENT - MOTION TO NOTE: Mr Dondas (Minister for Health and Housing), by leave, made a statement on housing in the Northern Territory. Mr Dondas moved - That the Assembly take note of the statement. Debate adjourned (Mr Bell) and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour. 12. DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - INTERFERENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE MATTERS: Mr Speaker informed the Assembly that Mr B. Collins (Leader of the Opposition) had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the Assembly for discussion, namely, "This Assembly does express its concern at the unwarranted interference in the appointment, promotion and disciplinary procedures of the N.T. Public Service by ministers of the Northern Territory government.". 507