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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 no building could well smoke marijuana. I think that those people deserve an apology from the Leader of the Opposition. Mr BELL (MacDonnell): Mr Speaker, if ever there was a testimony that this Assembly should not sit too late at night, that was it. If the Minister fo~ Tourism is unable to work out that the Leader of the Opposition was us i ng the workers in the no buil di ng as an examp 1 e of a number of people, gathered together in a workplace, and as a sample ... Members interjecting. Mr Vale: You read what he said. Mr BELL: I heard what he had to say. For the benefit of members interjecting, I have no doubt that the Leader of the Opposition was referring to people in those terms in pretty much the same sense as he might refer to someone on the Clapham omnibus and, as far as I am concerned, that is where I wish the Minister for Tourism was. Mr SMITH (Opposition Leader): the people of the TIO building. anyone else in the community. Mr Speaker, I rise to pay a compliment to I do not believe they are different from Mr Speaker, I ri se to support the comment' made by the member for Wanguri. There does seem to be a prima facie tase that, under clause 18, an anaesthetic gas is a volatile substance and clause 18(1) seems to prevent a person selling it to a second person who intends to use it himself or herself, or administer it to a third person or sell or supply it to a fourth person. The member for Wanguri has raised a valid point, and I would like the honourable minister to comment on that. Mr MANZIE (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, I do not thi nk there is anything in that. The reference there to a volatile substance applies to petrol. I am happy to take the query on board. 1 will have it checked to confirm that it does not include anaesthetic gas. Motion agreed to; bills read a third time. ADJOURNMENT Mr HATTON (Health and Community Services): Mr Speaker, I move that the Assembly do 'now adjourn. Mr Speaker, I take this opportunity to offer my, condolences to the family of Will i am Samuel Bell who died on Friday 16 February at hi s Nightcliff home after fighting a 6-month battle against cancer. Bill Bell, as he was well known around Darwin, was born in Hampshire in England in 1926. He migrated to Australia in 1948 and worked in a pilot program for sorghum production at Peak Downs near Rockhampton. Unfortunately, that program proved unsuccessful. However, that was fortunate for the Northern Territory because, in 1950, he came to Darwin and settled at Nightcliff, which was then considered to be out in the bush. One of his first jobs was working at the rice mill which was then at the 18-mile. Bill met the girl whom he was to marry when he was admitted to the old Darwin Hospital after suffering an electric shock while working for the Department of Civil Aviation. It appears that it was another case of the patient fall ing in love with the nurse. Bill and Margaret were married 8861