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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FOURTH ASSEMBLY - THIRD SESSION Tuesday 17 June 1986 On Wednesday 11 June 1986, the Assembly adjourned. The Assembly was prorogued by His Honour the Administrator under the provisions of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act on 12 June 1986 until 17 June 1986. The Assembly met at 11 am pursuant to the notice of prorogation and appointment by His Honour the Administrator. The Clerk read the notice of prorogation and appointment. RESIGNATION OF SPEAKER The CLERK: I lay on the table a letter received from His Honour the Administrator. It reads as follows: I desire to inform the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory that I have today received a letter from Mr Roger Michael Steele, MLA, tendering his resignation as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. E.E. JOHNSTON Administrator ELECTION OF SPEAKER Mr HATTON (Chief Minister): Mr Clerk, it is now necessary for this Assembly to elect a Speaker. I propose to the Assembly for its Speaker, the honourable member for Braitling, Mr Vale, and move that the honourable member for Braitling do take the Chair as Speaker. Mr COULTER (Treasurer): I second the motion. Mr VALE (Braitling): I accept nomination. The CLERK: Is there any further proposal? Mr B. COLLINS (Opposition Leader): Mr Clerk, I propose to the Assembly for its Speaker, the honourable member for Nhulunbuy, Mr Leo, and move that the honourable member for Nhulunbuy do take the Chair as Speaker. Mr SMITH (Millner): I second the motion. Mr LEO (Nhulunbuy): I accept nomination. Ballot taken. The CLERK: Honourable members, the result of the ballot is Mr Vale 18 votes, Mr Leo 6 votes. I declare the honourable member for Braitling elected as Speaker of the Assembly in accordance with standing orders. Mr VALE (Speaker): Honourable members, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the high honour you have conferred upon me. 1
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