Parliamentary record : Part I debates (16 February 1989)
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DEBATES - Thursday 16 February 1989 Mr BELL (MacDonnell): Mr Speaker, I do not propose to speak at length on what is essentially a simple bill. Let me assure honourable members that the opposition does not mindlessly support - or mindlessly oppose for that matter - simple pieces of legislation. As honourable members will be aware, the bill will collapse the Osteopaths Registration Board and Chiropractors Registration Board into one board. As the honourable minister pointed out in his second-reading .speech, the exigencies of running boards with Territory representatives of both these professions have proved difficult. In particular, with the Osteopaths Registration Board, there are difficulties with Territory registration because of the small size of our population and the small number of osteopaths who are resident as well as registered in the Territory. The opposition has considered the proposal that the government has put forward and has no hesitation in supporting it. Mr DALE (Health and Community Services): Mr Speaker, I thank the opposition for its cooperation in this matter, particularly in relation to an amendment which will be moved in committee. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. See Minutes for amendment agreed to in committee without debate. Bill passed remaining stages without debate. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUBSIDY AMENDMENT BILL (Serial 156) Continued from 24 November 1988. Mr LEO (Nhulunbuy): Mr Speaker, the opposition supports this legislation. Basically, it brings the Northern Territory into line with what is happening in the states of Australia. It unifies the payments which are made to the states from the Commonwealth. Motion agreed to; bill read a second time. Mr FINCH (Transport and Works)( by 1 eave) : Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. ADJOURNMENT Mr COULTER (Leader of Government Business): Mr Speaker, I move that the Assembly do now adjourn. Mr COLLINS (Sadadeen): Mr Speaker, I wish to raise a couple of matters tonight. First, I wish to bring to the attention of the House a further move in the British Isles by my favourite politician, Maggie Thatcher. In The Australian of a week or so ago, there was an article by Nicholas Rothwell in London, and I would like to bring to the attention of the House the intention of the Prime Minister of Great Britain to make some sweeping changes to the judicial system whereby, in simple terms, barristers will no longer have the monopoly of appearing in court: solicitors will be able to appear also. 5606
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