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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 3 years. It is the most useful way of ensuring, as far as possible, that drug traffickers do not keep the proceeds of their trade. New clause 28 agreed to. Clauses 29 to 36 agreed to. Clause 37: Mr MANZIE (by leave): and 101.11. Mr Chairman, I move amendments 101.9, 101.10 Honourable members will be aware that, under the Liquor Act, a licence can be issued over part only of a building or premises and, in fact, except for large hotels, this is what generally happens. This may well be sensible for the purposes of the Liquor Act, but it means the governmentls objective under this legislation, which is to stop or at least to reduce drug trafficking in pubs and clubs, could be defeated by traffickers and dealers operating right next door to the bar or in another building close by. No doubt some members wi 11 have seen the recent Four Corners program about the use of hotels for the distribution of amphetamines. Tbat problem is probably more widespread down south than it is here, but it makes it more important to act now before the problem gets out of hand. The definition of 'licensed premises ' has therefore been expanded to include buildings and land, including car parks, used in connection with the licensed premises. There is no substantive change to the definition of 'aggravating circumstances ' or to subclause (5). Both have simply been redrafted. Amendments agreed to. Clause 37, as amended, agreed to. Clauses 38 and 39 agreed to. Clause 40: Mr MANZIE: Mr Chairman, I move amendment 101.12. ' The Law Society has submitted that the word 'conc1usive' should be omitted from the ambit of clause 40(c). The government has accepted the submission and redrafted part of paragraph (c) to omit that word. Mr BAILEY: Mr Chairman, it has already been mentioned in the debate, but I am still concerned about paragraph (c), even as amended, in that we are moving to a position where, instead of having to prove a person is guilty, the person has to prove he is innocent. That position is maintained even with this amendment. Amendment agreed to. Clause 40, as amended, agreed to. Clauses 41 to 43 agreed to. Schedule 1 agreed to. Schedule 2: 8859