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Debates and Questions - Day 2 - 5 May 2021



Debates and Questions - Day 2 - 5 May 2021

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Parliamentary Record 6


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Debates and Questions Wednesday 5 May 2021 Meeting No 18 1488 It is okay to disagree, but do not make up things as you go along. Family responsibility agreements, as the Member for Barkly said, have been around forever and have never proven to be successful. I am hoping that this time around you will make them successful and there will be results from all the effort and emphasis you put on them to turn this problem of lawlessness around. I think it was the Member for Goyder who said earlier that she has never seen any evidence of diversion, what it is or how effective it is. I agree that over many years we have heard a lot of cryptic descriptions of what diversion is, but have we seen exactly what it is on paper? Have we seen any evidence of the outcomes and how it works? No, we have not. If you have that information please let me know and I will be available for the first briefing off the rank. The Member for Sanderson has amended my motion tonight. She does not want to talk about how children might be best off the streets at night in safe houses. She wants to turn this motion about youth crime in Alice Springs into something that fits into the governments narrative of them doing a spectacular job. I reject that. I will not support the amendments. I move the motion tonight as it is and I hope I have the support of the Chamber. Amendment agreed to. Motion, as amended, agreed to. SPEAKERS STATEMENT Numerical Results of Divisions Conducted During Debate of Bail Legislation Amendment Bill Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER: Honourable members, I make a clarifying statement regarding the numerical results of the divisions conducted during the debate of the Bail Legislation Amendment Bill this evening. The outcome of both divisions stands but the Minutes of Proceedings will reflect that there was a pairing arrangement in place. The Member for Braitling has a pair. As I stated, the divisions and the outcome will stand. ADJOURNMENT Ms FYLES (Leader of Government Business): Mr Deputy Speaker, I move that the Assembly do now adjourn. Motion agreed to; the Assembly adjourned.

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