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Debates and Questions - Day 1 - 24 April 2020



Debates and Questions - Day 1 - 24 April 2020

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Parliamentary Record 27


Debates and Questions for 13th Assembly 2019 - 2020; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020




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DEBATES AND QUESTIONS Friday 24 April 2020 8303 4. Members attending by electronic means will verify their presence at the commencement of proceedings by stating their name and the electorate they represent. Their presence will be recorded by the Clerk. 5. The Speaker, or member presiding, has all the necessary discretion and power to make rulings to temporarily adjust procedural aspects of the standing and sessional orders, as required, to suit the circumstances of managing Assembly meetings using audio visual or audio links. 6. Subject to clause 5 above, any votes by division will occur in accordance with the rules in Chapter 11 of the standing orders. 7. For all votes by division the Speaker will ask each member participating to state their vote and their votes will be recorded one by one by the Clerks at the Table and published in the Minutes of Proceedings. 8. For the purposes of such meetings of the Assembly, the location of the meeting and the Speaker or member presiding may be in either the Assembly Chamber or in the Litchfield Room at Parliament House in Darwin depending on convenience and access to required equipment. 9. Any equipment failures will require a vote on a matter to be delayed until the equipment is working again or the Speaker orders otherwise. 10. Proxy votes may be used by participating members who wish to attend via remote audio or video link but have their votes recorded by prearranged proxy pursuant to a separate order of the Assembly where in existence. 11. A member attending by remote audio or video link may advise the Speaker that they are exercising their vote on all questions and in all divisions in the Legislative Assembly for the period this motion applies in accordance with their respective Whip. 12. Members may attend in person subject to their ability to do so and so long as personal attendance is not contrary to the public health advice issued by the government and their attendance in person is not a risk to other members attending or any others who may be present. I move that the question be put. Motion agreed to. Madam SPEAKER: Honourable members, I now move the question that the motion be agreed to. Motion agreed to. Mrs FINOCCHIARO: A point of order, Madam Speaker! Standing Order 59. In the Attorney-Generals first motion of the morning, did she outline what the order of business for today would be? Madam SPEAKER: Yes. I believe soAssembly Business, Government Business, Adjournment. SPEAKERS STATEMENT Members Participating by Teleconference Madam SPEAKER: The Assembly has agreed to a motion to permit members to participate in todays Assembly meeting by teleconference. I advise honourable members that on the phone are the Members for Arnhem, Barkly, Braitling, Karama, Namatjira and Nhulunbuy. Members participating by teleconference will be called on by name, by me, to contribute to debate and vote on questions and divisions. Members remaining on the phone will be present and voting. If they do not want to vote in a division, they must leave the Chamber by hanging up during the ringing of the bells. Members may also advise me that they are exercising their vote on all questions and in all divisions in accordance with the advice of their respective Whip. Members participating by teleconference who wish to seek the call or raise a point of order must identify themselves by name and await my response. I ask that members mute their lines when not contributing to debate to minimise background noise. I will now confirm those on the phone by asking them to respond, one by one, when called.