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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (27 February 1990)



Parliamentary record : Part I debates (27 February 1990)


Debates for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990




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DEBATES - Tuesday 27 February 1990 effects causing irreversible damage. Your petitioners therefore pray that your honourable House will amend the Mental Health Act to ban electric shock treatment, therefore affording the people of the Northern Territory the right to be free of inhumane treatment in the field of mental health, and your petitioners in duty bound will ever pray. MOTION Discharge of Bill from Notice Paper Mr MANZIE (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, I Business Order of the Day No 3 relating to the (Serial 158) be discharged from the Notice Paper. honourable members that I will be giving notice of bi 11. Motion agreed to. TABLED PAPERS move that Government Listening Devices Bill In so movi ng, I advi se a bill to replace this Mr HARRIS (Education): Mr Speaker, during the course of question time, I was asked to table 3 letters. I table the Angurugu Community Education Centre letter, a letter from the Alyangula Area School and a letter from the Umbakumba School, as requested. TABLED PAPER National Committee on Violence Final Report Mr PERRON (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, I table the final report of the National Committee on Violence, and seek leave to make a statement in support of it. Leave granted. STATEMENT National Committee on Violence Final Report Mr PERRON (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, this committee was established in October 1988 as a result of a joint agreement reached between the Prime Minister, the state Premiers and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory in December 1987. The work of the committee was jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and Northern Territory governments, and the Territory was represented on the committee by the Commi ss i oner of Pol ice, Mr Palmer. The committee held meetings and public forums in all capital cities and at various other locations, including Alice Springs, Milikapiti, Yuendumu and Papunya. I, the Leader of the Oppos it i on and many other Territorians took the opportunity to address the committee at its public forum. The final report is a readable and well-researched document which embodies the committee's findings and consolidates the results of numerous studi es of vi 01 ence undertaken to date. It i si n 3 parts. The fi rst part identifies the state of violence in Australia and assesses its incidence and prevalence. The second part examines the causes of violence and the third part deals with strategies for preventing it. In all, there are 138 recommendations, many of them directed at non-government institutions. 8736