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Debates and Questions - Day 1 - 24 April 2020

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Title

Debates and Questions - Day 1 - 24 April 2020

Other title

Parliamentary Record 27

Collection

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

Date

2020-04-24

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates and Questions

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/787608

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/805272

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DEBATES AND QUESTIONS Friday 24 April 2020 8340 Amendment not agreed to. Mrs FINOCCHIARO: Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I have a second amendment, which is consequential to the one that was just voted down. I am happy to withdraw the second amendment. Remainder of the bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to. Ms FYLES (Attorney-General and Justice): Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time. Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. PETITION Petition No 46 Request to Immediately Repeal Sections 65A and 65B from the Residential Tenancies Act and Revert to the Former Wording Mrs FINOCCHIARO (Spillett): Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to present a petition Ms Fyles: No! Mrs Finocchiaro: I will not get leave to table a petition? Ms Fyles: No, we have important legislation about Coronavirus and health. Mrs FINOCCHIARO: This is a disgrace! Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I move a suspension of standing orders Ms FYLES: A point of order, Mr Acting Deputy Speaker! Leave is not granted. Leave not granted SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS Table Petition No 46 Request to Immediately Repeal Sections 65A and 65B from the Residential Tenancies Act and Revert to the Former Wording Mrs FINOCCHIARO (Opposition Leader): Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I move a suspension of standing and sessional orders that would allow me to table a petition in the parliament. Ms FYLES (Attorney-General and Justice): Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, we will not support the suspension of standing orders. We have important bills before us. Territorians need us to debate these bills and pass them so they can be enacted to impact on the health, safety and welfare of Territorians. You come in here with a petition because you do not like dogs. It is an absolute disgrace. Australia, and the world, is facing a Coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of people have died. Close to three million people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus. We do not have a vaccine or a cure, and those opposite just want to talk about their dislike of pets and move silly amendments. We have the public and environmental health legislation before us. It is important legislation, which our police officers have called for. Our frontline workers want protection, and you want to talk about petitions that you have been collecting. What have you been doing? This highlights the real question. For the past few weeks we have all been helping our communities and supporting them, and you have been getting signatures purely because you did not like one aspect of a piece of legislation. Mrs FINOCCHIARO: A point of order, Mr Acting Deputy Speaker! Ms FYLES: No, you had your chance to speak. I now have my time and I will be telling Territorians exactly what you did when Mr ACTING DEPUTY SPEAKER: Opposition Leader, you have a point of order. Mrs FINOCCHIARO: This is entirely unparliamentary of the Attorney-General. What she is saying is not correct. She is misleading the parliament when she well knows that this is a petition


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