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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 8305 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. I do not believe the motion asks them to vote with the party. I cannot answer your question; it is a government call. Ms FYLES: A point of order, Madam Speaker! To clarify for the Member for Nelson, the Speaker asked the government members, are they voting today with the government? They have clearly indicated yes. The point is irrelevant. Mr Wood: We have not debated any bills yet, we do not know what they might think about that bill. Madam SPEAKER: What the government members do is entirely their business, as for any other member. Who they represent first and foremost is entirely their business; I have no say. Mr McCONNELL: A point of order! As a clarification, the only member of parliament who has travel restrictions is the Member for Nhulunbuy. All other members on the line could have easily travelled to this parliament today. Madam SPEAKER: That is not a point of order. What members choose to do is Mr McConnell: I am pointing out that I have travelled Madam SPEAKER: That is not a point of order. Member for Stuart, please return to your seat. How members choose to present to this Assembly is entirely their own choosing. We do not know personal circumstances, the situation with members families or where they are located. Mr McConnell: I have a job to do, I am here! Madam SPEAKER: That is not a point of order. The Assembly has agreed to the motion; we have all members present. PAPER TABLED Public Accounts Committee Report of Ministerial Correspondence on Subordinate Legislation July 2019 March 2020 Mrs WORDEN (Chair of Public Accounts Committee): Madam Speaker, I table the Public Accounts Committee Report of Ministerial Correspondence on Subordinate Legislation July 2019 to March 2020 and associated minutes of proceedings. MOTION Note Paper Public Accounts Committee Report of Ministerial Correspondence on Subordinate Legislation July 2019 March 2020 Mrs WORDEN (Chair of Public Accounts Committee): Madam Speaker, the Public Accounts Committee scrutinises all subordinate legislation tabled in the Assembly to consider whether the instrument has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals and the institute of parliament. Sessional Order 14(2)(g) sets out the details of the matter considered. It is important that the Assembly maintains a sufficient level of public scrutiny to ensure that regulations keep within the purpose and intent of the laws under which they are made. The report places on public record issues raised by the committee and the ministers replies. This allows interested persons to see the ministers clarification of the intended operation of the regulations or undertaking to make any changes in response. Subordinate legislation provides vital flexibility to enable the government and councils to make detailed rules in a timely manner. The scrutiny committees help ensure they are clear, fair and only give power to officials over individuals in appropriate circumstances. I extend my thanks to the members of the committee, for their attention to this important work, and to Professor Aughterson for his advice. I thank the ministers for their timely responses to the committees queries.


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