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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (17 June 1986)



Parliamentary record : Part I debates (17 June 1986)


Debates for 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987




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DEBATES - Tuesday 17 June 1986 5) the committee be empowered, with the approval of the Speaker, to employ necessary staff and be provided with such facilities and resources as it may from time to time require; 6) the committee report and make recommendations to the Assembly on these matters from time to time; 7) the committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit in public or in private session, notwithstanding any adjournment of the Assembly, to adjourn from place to place, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit; 8) the committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public; 9) the committee be empowered to consider the minutes of proceedings, evidence taken and records of similar committees established in previous sessions and assemblies; and 10) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders. Motion agreed to. SELECT COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Mr HANRAHAN (Leader of Government Business)(by leave): Mr Speaker, I move that: Whereas this Assembly is of the oplnlon that when the Northern Territory of Australia becomes a new state it should do so as a member of the Federation on terms resulting in equality with the other states with its people having the same constitutional rights, privileges, entitlements and responsibilities as the people of the existing states; and whereas in so far as it is constitutionally possible the equality should apply as on the date of the grant of statehood to the new state, 1) A select committee be established to inquire into, report and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly on: (A) The constitutional issues arising between the Northern Territory of Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Northern Territory of Australia and the states of Australia concerning the entry of the Northern Territory of Australia into the Federation as a new state including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing: (I) the representation of the new state in both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament; 12

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