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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 OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY No. 9 Thursday 26 May 1983 1. The Assembly met at 10.00 a.m., pursuant to adjournment. Mr Speaker (the Honourable J.L.S. MacFarlane) took the Chair, and read prayers. 2. PETITION: Mr Robertson (Gillen) presented a petition from 1166 residents. of Alice Springs relating to the construction of a recreation lake. Petition received and read. 3. NOTICES: The following notices were given: Mr Everingham: To present the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Amendment Bill 1983 (Serial 315). Mr Perron: To present the Lotteries and Gaming Amendment Bill 1983 (Serial 313), and the Racing and Betting Bill 1983 (Serial 312). Mr Tuxworth: To present the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Amendment Bill (No.2) 1983 (Serial 321). 4. 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. 5. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS - HON. ROGER AND NRS GROOH: Mr Speaker informed the Assembly of the presence in the Gallery of Hon. Roger Groom, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Transport in the Tasmanian Parliament, and Mrs Groom, and on behalf of the Assembly extended a warm welcome to the distinguished visitors. 6. DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - SALE AND TRANSFER OF PASTORAL PROPERTIES: 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 "the Northern Territory government, and in particular two of its ministers, did improperly prevent the sale and transfer of the pastoral properties, Eva Downs, Cresswell Downs and Wallhallow by C.S.R. to Tancred Meats.". The proposed discussion having received the necessary support - Mr B. Collins addressed the Assembly. Discussion ensued. Extension of time: On the motion of Mr Robertson, an extension of time was granted to Mr Tuxworth. Discussion concluded. Suspension of sitting: The sitting was suspended between 11.56 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. 491