Notices of Motion No. 29, Thursday 16 September 1993

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    PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

    1993

    THIRD SESSION OF THE FIFTIETH PARLIAMENT

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    NOTICES OF MOTIONS
    AND
    ORDERS OF THE DAY
    No. 29

    THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1993

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    BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE



    NOTICES OF MOTIONS___

    1 Mr WEST to move___
      That the following papers be printed___
      Environmental Impact Statement Strategy Progress Report from the Foresty Commission pursuant to the Timber Industry (Interim Protection) Act 1992, dated 28 June 1993.
      Report of the New South Wales Treasury Corporation for the year ended 30 June 1993.







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    2 Mr WEST to move___
      That the Sessional Orders in relation to the following subjects be amended as indicated___


    CONSIDERATION OF URGENT MATTERS
      That the Sessional Order___Consideration of Urgent Matters___be amended as follows:
      (1) Delete paragraph (3).
      (2) Paragraph (4) be amended to read:
          "Members giving such notices shall be permitted to make a statement limited to five minutes so the House may establish whether the matter should proceed or if more than one matter, their priority".
      (3) Paragraph (5) be amended to read:
          "At the conclusion of any five minute statement the Speaker shall put the question, 'That the notice for urgent consideration of the Honourable Member for ........ be proceeded with'".
      (4) New paragraph (b) to be added:
          "If more than one notice has been given, the Speaker shall put the question in the order the notices were given".
      (5) Existing paragraph (7), insert "substantive" before "motion".


    QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
      That the Sessional Order___Questions on Notice___be amended as follows:
      To paragraph (c), add:
      "Each calendar day upon which Estimates Committees sit shall be deemed to be sitting days for the purposes of answers under this Sessional Order".







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    LEGISLATION COMMITTEES

      That the Sessional Order___Legislation Committees___be amended in paragraph (1) to read:
      "(1) Upon a motion being agreed to for the second reading of a bill any Member may move forthwith and without notice, "That the (name of the bill) be referred to a Legislation Committee for consideration and report to the House on such amendments as it considers should be proposed to the Committee of the Whole on that bill".


    ESTIMATES COMMITTEES
      That the Sessional Order___Estimates Committees___be amended by inserting after "Appropriation Bill" where secondly occurring "and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill".

    3 Mr WEST to move___
      That, in accordance with the Sessional Order on Estimates Committees:
      (1) The following Estimates Committees are appointed:
      1. The Legislature Estimates Committee;
      2. Premier and Minister for Economic Development Estimates Committee;
      3. Treasurer and Arts Estimates Committee;
      4. Agriculture and Fisheries and Mines Estimates Committee;
      5. Attorney General and Justice Estimates Committee;
      6. Chief Secretary and Administrative Services Estimates Committee;
      7. Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs Estimates Committee;
      8. Consumer Affairs Estimates Committee;
      9. Education and Youth Affairs and Tourism Estimates Committee;
      10. Environment Estimates Committee;
      11. Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Estimates Committee;


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      12. Health Estimates Committee;
      13. Industrial Relations and Employment and Status of Women Estimates Committee;
      14. Police and Emergency Services Estimates Committee;
      15. Energy and Local Government and Co-operatives Estimates Committee;
      16. Land and Water Conservation Estimates Committee;

      17. Planning and Housing Estimates Committee;
      18. Public Works and Ports Estimates Committee;
      19. Sport, Recreation and Racing Estimates Committee;
      20. Transport and Roads Estimates Committee; and
      21. Small Business and Regional Development Estimates Committee;
      (2) The clauses and items of the Appropriation Bill and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill set out in Schedule 1 to this motion be referred to the Estimates Committees as set out in that Schedule.
      (3) The Committees shall have power to send for and examine persons, papers, records and things and to report from time to time.
      (4) The quorum of an Estimates Committee shall be eight members provided that the Committees meet as Joint Committees at all times.
      (5) The Chairman of an Estimates Committee shall exercise a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of votes, a casting vote.
      (6) A Chairman may from time to time appoint another member to act as Deputy Chairman and the member so appointed shall act as Chairman when the Chairman is not present at a meeting of the Committee.
      In the event of absence of both the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman, a member of the Committee shall be elected by the members present to act as Chairman for that meeting.
      (7) The proceedings of the Committees shall be open to the public unless otherwise ordered by the Committees.




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      (8) The Legislative Assembly membership of the Committees (5 Government members, 3 Opposition members and 1 Independent member) be notified to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by the Government and Opposition Whips. The Government Whip shall nominate the Independent member.
      (9) The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly shall arrange the places for meetings of the Committees and to notify, formally, the Members of the Committees of the times and places for said meetings.
      (10) The Chairmen of the Estimates Committees be as follows -
      The Legislature Estimates Committee - Mr Jeffery
      Premier and Minister for Economic Development Estimates Committee - Mr Yabsley
      Treasurer and Arts Estimates Committee - Mr Zammit
      Agriculture and Fisheries and Mines Estimates Committee - Mr Small
      Attorney General and Justice Estimates Committee - Mr Kerr
      Chief Secretary and Administrative Services Estimates Committee - Mr Kinross
      Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs Estimates Committee - Mr Rixon
      Consumer Affairs Estimates Committee - Mr Bull
      Education and Youth Affairs and Tourism Estimates Committee - Mr O'Doherty
      Environment Estimates Committee - Mr Ryan
      Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Estimates Committee - Mr Samios
      Health Estimates Committee - Mr Glachan
      Industrial Relations and Employment and Status of Women Estimates Committee - Mrs Forsythe
      Police and Emergency Services Estimates Committee - Mr Mutch
      Energy and Local Government and Co-operatives Estimates Committee - Mr Turner
      Land and Water Conservation Estimates Committee - Mr Cochran
      Planning and Housing Estimates Committee - Mr D.L. Page

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      Public Works and Ports Estimates Committee - Mr Beck
      Sport, Recreation and Racing Estimates Committee - Mr Petch
      Transport and Roads Estimates Committee - Mr Merton
      Small Business and Regional Development Estimates Committee - Mr Fraser
      (11) In an Estimates Committee___
      (a) the responsible Minister shall be present at all times;
      (b) the Chairman shall call over the estimates for each ministry and declare the proposed expenditure open for examination;
      (c) the question shall be proposed for each organisational unit "That the Vote be recommended";
      (d) the proceedings of a Committee shall be recorded by Hansard.
      (e) the Clerk shall prepare minutes of meetings which shall be signed by the Clerk and the Chairman.
      (12) During the conduct of the Estimates Committees questions be limited to a maximum of one minute and replies be limited to a maximum of five minutes.
      (13) When each area of Estimates in the first Schedule is commenced the period set aside shall be equally apportioned between Government and non-Government Members. The Chairman of the Committee shall permit non-Government Members to question the Minister for the first twenty minutes: Government Members for the next twenty minutes and so on in rotation until the expiration of the allocated time.
      (14) When consideration of the Estimates of each ministry is commenced, the Chairman of the Committee shall permit three questions from Government Members and then three questions from non-Government Members with such questions alternating in groups of three until time for consideration of the area of Estimates is expired.
      (15) Advisers who are present at an Estimates Committee to assist Ministers and the Presiding Officers (in the case of the Estimates of The Legislature) may address a Committee or answer questions if referred to them by a Minister or the Presiding Officers as the case may be.
      (16) The proceedings of a Committee shall be regarded as proceedings of the Parliament.


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      (17) The Report of each Estimates Committee shall state whether the Votes of each organisational unit in the Estimates and the corresponding clauses and schedules in the Appropriation Bill are recommended or otherwise.
      The failure of an Estimates Committee to report on any part of the votes shall be deemed to be a report recommending the proposed expenditure.
      (18) Upon conclusion of its deliberations and after the question on the second reading of the Appropriation Bill and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill has been agreed to, the Chairman of each Estimates Committee, or a Member deputed by the Chairman, shall present the Committee's Report to the Speaker in the House.
      The Reports shall be set down for consideration in Committee of the Whole House on the Appropriation Bill and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill respectively.
      Consideration of a Report in the Committee of the Whole House shall be deemed to be consideration of those clauses and schedules of the Appropriation Bill and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill referred to that Estimates Committee.
      (19) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Standing or Sessional Orders, Ministers may indicate to Estimates Committees that information supplementary to a response given to the Estimates Committee in reply to a question asked by a member of that Committee may be lodged with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. Such information shall be regarded as part of the proceedings of the Parliament (and published as an annexure to the Questions and Answers Paper of the Legislative Assembly). Answers to questions taken on notice are to be answered by 16 November, 1993.
      Procedure in Committee of the Whole House
      (20) In a Committee of the Whole House___
      (a) the Chairman shall put the Question in respect of each Committee Report, "That the Report of the (name of the Committee) be adopted";
      (b) a Member may speak for a maximum of five minutes on each such Question and the Minister in reply may speak for a maximum of fifteen minutes;
      (c) those clauses and schedules of the Appropriation Bill and the Parliamentary Appropriation Bill not referred to an Estimates Committee shall be considered as one question, "That the remaining clauses and schedules of the Bill be agreed to".
      (21) At the conclusion of proceedings in Committee of the Whole House, the Chairman shall report to the Speaker that the Committee has or has not adopted the Reports from the Estimates Committees.


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      (22) The times and dates for consideration of the Estimates by the Estimates Committees and Committee of the Whole be as set out in the Schedule 2 to this motion.
      (23) The Committees have the power to sit during the sitting or any adjournment of the House.
      (24) A message informing the Legislative Council of the terms of the resolution and requesting its nomination of five of its Members to participate on each Committee (of whom two shall be Government Members, two shall be Opposition Members and one shall be a non-Government Member nominated by the Leader of the Government) and requesting arrangements for the publication in the Questions and Answers Paper of the Legislative Council of supplementary information to Estimates Committees shall forthwith be transmitted to the Legislative Council.


    SCHEDULE 1
    BUDGET ESTIMATES COMMITTEES -
    MINISTERIAL PORTFOLIO ALLOCATIONS

    APPROPRIATION BILL REFERENCES
    Estimate Committee Recurrent Capital
    No. Items Items

    1 Legislature

    The Legislature - subject to a separate Appropriation Bill

    2 Premier and Economic Development
        Cabinet Office 6.1.01 6.2.01
    Parliamentary Counsel's Office 6.1.02 6.2.02
    Premier's Department 6.1.03 6.2.03
    Independent Commission Against Corruption 6.1.04 6.2.04
    Ombudsman's Office 6.1.05 ...
    State Electoral Office 6.1.06 ...
    Government Pricing Tribunal 6.1.07 ...

    4 Agriculture and Fisheries

    Rural Assistance Authority 7.1.01 7.2.01
    Department of Agriculture 7.1.02 7.2.02
    New South Wales Fisheries 7.1.03 7.2.04




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    4 Mines

    Department of Minerals Resources 7.1.04 7.2.03
    Coal Compensation Board 7.1.05 7.2.05

    5 Attorney General

    Attorney General's Department 8.1.01 8.2.01
    Judicial Commission 8.1.02 8.2.02
    Legal Aid Commission 8.1.03 ...
    Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 8.1.04 8.2.03

    5 Justice

    Department of Courts Administration 8.1.05 8.2.04
    Department of Corrective Services 8.1.06 8.2.05
    Office of Juvenile Justice 8.1.07 8.2.06

    6 Chief Secretary and Administrative Services

    Chief Secretary's Department 9.1.01 9.2.01
    Casino Control Authority 9.1.02 ...
    Office of the Chief Secretary
    and Minister for Administrative Services 9.1.03 9.2.02

    7 Community Services
        Department of Community Services 10.1.01 10.2.01
    Social Policy Directorate 10.1.02 ...

    7 Aboriginal Affairs

    Office of Aboriginal Affairs 10.1.03 ...

    8 Consumer Affairs

    Department of Consumer Affairs 11.1.01 11.2.01
    HomeFund Commissioner's Office 11.1.02 11.2.02

    9 Education, Training and Youth Affairs
        Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs 12.1.01 12.2.01
    Department of School Education 12.1.02 12.2.02
    New South Wales Technical
    and Further Education Commission 12.1.03 12.2.03

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    9 Tourism

    Tourism Commission 12.1.04 ...

    15 Local Government and Co-operatives

    Department of Local Government and Co-operatives 13.1.02 13.2.01

    15 Energy

    Office of Energy 13.1.01 ...

    10 Environment

    Environment Protection Authority 14.1.01 14.2.01
    National Parks and Wildlife Service 14.1.02 14.2.02
    Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust 14.1.03 14.2.03
    Urban Parks Agency 14.1.04 14.2.04

    12 Health

    Department of Health 15.1.01 15.2.01

    13 Industrial Relations and Employment

    Department of Industrial Relations, Employment,
    Training and Further Education 16.1.01 16.2.01

    13 Status of Women

    Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women 16.1.02 16.2.02

    16 Land and Water Conservation

    Department of Conservation and Land Management 17.1.01 17.2.01
    Department of Water Resources 17.1.02 17.2.02

    11 Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs
        Ethnic Affairs Commission 18.1.01 18.2.01






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    17 Planning and Housing

    Department of Planning 19.1.01 19.2.01
    Homebush Bay Development Corporation 19.1.02 19.2.02
    Community Service Obligations to
    Other Government Bodies under
    the Control of the Minister 19.1.03 ...

    14 Police and Emergency Services

    Ministry for Police and Emergency Services 20.1.01 ...
    The Police Service of New South Wales 20.1.02 20.2.01
    New South Wales Crime Commission 20.1.03 20.2.02
    New South Wales Fire Brigades 20.1.04 ...
    Department of Bush Fire Services 20.1.05 ...
    State Emergency Services 20.1.06 20.2.03

    18 Public Works and Ports

    Office of the Minister for Public Works
    and Minister for Ports 21.1.01 ...

    21 Small Business and Regional Development

    Department of Business and Regional Development 22.1.01 22.2.01

    19 Sport, Recreation and Racing

    Department of Sport, Recreation and Racing 23.1.01 23.2.01

    20 Transport

    Department of Transport 24.1.01 24.2.01

    20 Roads

    Roads and Traffic Authority 24.1.02 24.2.02

    3 Treasurer

    Treasury 25.1.01 25.2.01
    Crown Transactions 25.1.02 25.2.02
    Advance to the Treasurer 25.1.03 ...



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    3 Arts

    Ministry for the Arts 25.1.04 25.2.03
    State Library 25.1.05 25.2.04
    Australian Museum 25.1.06 25.2.05
    Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 25.1.07 25.2.06
    Historic Houses Trust 25.1.08 25.2.07
    Art Gallery of New South Wales 25.1.09 25.2.08
    Archives Authority of New South Wales 25.1.10 25.2.09
    New South Wales Film and Television Office 25.1.11 ...


    SCHEDULE 2

    --- Monday, 18 October 1993 ---

    COMMITTEE NO. 20
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Transport and Roads (Hon Bruce Baird, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 17
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Planning and Housing (Hon Robert Webster, MLC)

    COMMITTEE NO. 18
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Public Works and Ports (Hon Ian Armstrong, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 6
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Chief Secretary and Minister for Administrative Services (Hon Anne Cohen, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 8
    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm Consumer Affairs (Hon Wendy Machin, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 11
    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs (Hon Michael Photios, MP)

    --- Tuesday, 19 October 1993 ---

    COMMITTEE NO. 4
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Agriculture and Fisheries and Mines (Hon Ian Causley, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 13
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Industrial Relations and Employment and Minister for Status of Women (Hon Kerry Chikarovski, MP)



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    COMMITTEE NO. 10
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Environment (Hon Chris Hartcher, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 7
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Community Services and Aboriginal Affairs (Hon James Longley, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 19
    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm Sport, Recreation and Racing (Hon Chris Downy, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 21
    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm Small Business and Regional Development (Hon Raymond Chappell, MP)


    --- Wednesday, 20 October 1993 ---

    COMMITTEE NO. 9
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Education, Training and Youth Affairs and Tourism (Hon Virginia Chadwick, MLC)

    COMMITTEE NO. 14
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Police and Emergency Services (Hon Terry Griffiths, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 2
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Premier and Minister for Economic Development (Hon John Fahey, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 3
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Treasurer and Arts (Hon Peter Collins, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 1
    7.00 pm - 9.00 pm Legislature (Hon Kevin Rozzoli, MP and Hon Max Willis, MLC)


    --- Thursday, 21 October 1993 ---

    COMMITTEE NO. 5
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Attorney General and Justice (Hon John Hannaford, MLC)

    COMMITTEE NO. 12
    9.30 am - 12.30 pm Health (Hon Ronald Phillips, MP)

    COMMITTEE NO. 15
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Energy and Local Government and Co-operatives (Hon Garry West, MP)




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    COMMITTEE NO. 16
    2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Land and Water Conservation (Hon George Souris, MP)


    4 Mr WHELAN to move___
        That for the remainder of the present session, unless otherwise ordered, Standing Order 78 be amended by:
        (i) inserting after the word "answer" where firstly occurring the words "limited to five minutes"; and
        (ii) inserting the word "directly" before the word "relevant".

    GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

    NOTICES OF MOTIONS___

    2 Mr PHILLIPS to move___
        That from 1 January 1994 the enclosed areas of the precincts of the Parliament shall be a smoke-free environment, other than areas designated by the Presiding Officers, having regard to the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 and any relevant regulations and codes of practice made under that Act.

    ORDERS OF THE DAY___
1 (i) Appropriation Bill.

(ii) Parliamentary Appropriation Bill.

(iii) Business Franchise Licences (Petroleum Products) Amendment Bill.

(iv) Motor Vehicles Taxation (Amendment) Bill.

(v) Road Improvement (Special Funding) Amendment Bill.






Cognate bills; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Collins, "That these bills be now read a second time" (from 7 September 1993___Mr Gibson).





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    2 Motor Accidents (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Hartcher, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 19 May 1993___Mr Whelan).

    3 Rural Adjustment Scheme Agreement Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr Causley, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 7 September 1993---___Mr Martin).

    4 Credit (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Ms Machin, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 7 September 1993___Mr Amery).
5 (i) Crimes (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill
          (ii) Bail (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill.

Cognate bills; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Fahey, "That these bills be now read a second time" (from 15 September 1993___Mr Knowles).
    6 Coroners (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Merton, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 21 April 1993___Mr Bowman).

    7 Hospital Development Projects Review Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Phillips, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 11 March 1993___Ms Machin).
      8 Poultry Meat Industry (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Armstrong, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 11 March 1993___Mr Langton).
    9 (i) Prisons (Amendment) Bill.
            (ii) Sentencing (Amendment) Bill.

    Cognate bills; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Merton, "That these bills be now read a second time" (from 19 May 1993___Mr Whelan).
      10 Endangered and Other Threatened Species Conservation Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Hartcher, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr O'Doherty).
          (Referred to a Legislation Committee___Report date 1 March 1994.)

      11 Workers Compensation Legislation (Further Amendment) Bill; second reading (Mr Hartcher).


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      12 Whistleblowers Protection Bill; committee stage (Mr Fahey).
          (Referred to a Legislation Committee___Reported 30 June 1993.)

      14 Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Hartcher, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 19 May 1993___Dr Macdonald).



      GENERAL BUSINESS


      NOTICES OF MOTIONS (for Bills)___

      1 Mr WHELAN to move___
          That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1900 so as to prevent accused persons from being convicted on the basis of uncorroborated confessions, to reduce the incidence of accused persons being convicted on the basis of false testimony and to facilitate the initiation of judicial inquiries into doubtful convictions.
          (Crimes (Unreliable Testimony) Amendment Bill.)

      2 Mr MARTIN to move___
          That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the Stock Medicines Act 1989 to prohibit the use of hormones to promote growth of cattle; and for related purposes.
          (Stock Medicines (Prohibition of Growth Hormones) Amendment Bill.)

      3 Dr MACDONALD to move___
          That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to establish a legal and administrative structure to enable and promote the conservation of New South Wales' threatened flora and fauna and to provide procedures which can be used for the prevention and management of threatening processes; and for related purposes.
          (Threatened Species Conservation Bill.)





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      4 Mrs GRUSOVIN to move___
          That leave be given to bring in a bill for an Act to amend the HomeFund Commissioner Act 1993 by requiring certain complaints to be referred initially to the HomeFund Advisory Panel; to provide for variation of a HomeFund mortgage in certain circumstances, to require notice to be given of intention to commence proceedings under a HomeFund mortgage; and for other purposes.
          (HomeFund Commissioner (Amendment) Bill.)

      ORDERS OF THE DAY (for Bills)___

      1 Data Protection Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Tink, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 27 February 1992___Mr Whelan).

      2 Government Publicity Control Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Carr, "That this bill be now read a second time (from 6 March 1992___Mr Murray).
          (Referred to a Legislation Committee___Reported 29 April 1993.)

      3 Forestry (Amendment) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Dr Macdonald, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 8 May 1992___Mr West).
          (Referred to a Legislation Committee___Reported 11 March 1993.)

      4 Domestic Dingo Protection Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Ms Allan, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 29 October 1992___Mr Cochran).

      5 National Parks and Wildlife (New Areas and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Dr Macdonald, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 4 March 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      6 Public Health (Sale of Tobacco to Juveniles) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Dr Refshauge, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 11 March 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      7 Credit (Maximum Annual Percentage Rate) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Amery, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 1 April 1993___Mrs Chikarovski).

      8 Pacific Highway (Cheero Point) Re-opening Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Doyle, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 1 April 1993___Mrs Cohen).

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      9 Western Sydney (Tree Preservation) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Ms Allan, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 1 April 1993___Mrs Cohen).

      10 Glenreagh to Dorrigo Railway (Closure) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Fraser, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 1 and 22 April 1993___Mr Langton).

      11 Industrial Relations (Protection for Employees of Subcontractors) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Gibson, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 22 April 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      12 Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Beck, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 22 April 1993___Mr Face).

      13 Occupational Health and Safety (Smoke-free Indoor Air) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Dr Macdonald, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 29 April 1993___Mr Phillips).

      14 South Tweed TAFE College Land Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Face, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 13 May 1993___Mr Beck).

      15 Education Reform (School Violence) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Aquilina, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mrs Lo Po').

      16 Azzopardi Inquiry Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Whelan, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      17 Post-conviction Inquiry (Quashing of Conviction) (Douglas Harry Rendell) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Mills, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      18 Post-conviction Inquiries (Quashing of Conviction) (Johann Ernst Siegfried Pohl) Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Thompson, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      19 Crimes (Republican Debate) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Scully, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).




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      20 Workers Compensation (Journey Claims) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Yeadon, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 20 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      21 Public Finance and Audit (Special Dividends) Amendment Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr J. H. Murray, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 21 May 1993___Mr Hartcher).

      22 Government Cleaning Service Retention Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Page, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 7 September 1993___Mrs Cohen).

      23 Lake Macquarie State Recreation Area Bill; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Hunter, "That this bill be now read a second time" (from 9 September 1993___Mr Griffiths).

      NOTICES OF MOTIONS (General Notices)___

      1 Mr COCHRAN to move___
          That this House in commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore records its appreciation of the bravery and sacrifice of thousands of the residents of New South Wales in the Singapore and South East Asian campaigns from January to March 1942.

      2 Mr AMERY to move___
          That this House___
          (1) Calls upon the Motor Accidents Authority to justify how it condones the present financial arrangements between Commercial Union Insurance and the National Party which provide that part of the premium paid for compulsory third party personal injury insurance, being redirected to the National Party by way of a commission to party members and branches.
          (2) Calls upon the Attorney General:

      (a) to investigate the arrangement referred to in (1) above to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, arising from the issue of compulsory State Government green slip insurance policies; and
              (b) to establish guidelines and qualifications for persons, companies and organisations involved in the issuing of compulsory insurance policies.



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      C3 Mr ROGAN to move___
        (1) That a Select Committee be appointed with the following terms of reference to consider and report upon:
          (a) Elcom's practices in relation to the resumption of land for the construction of Elcom high voltage power lines in New South Wales;
          (b) in particular, to consider and report on the manner and methods used to resume land for the construction of a high voltage power line between Mount Piper and Marulan;
          (c) the manner in which Elcom offered or failed to offer compensation, and the value of that compensation, to land owners; and
          (d) any other matter relevant to the committee's inquiry, including any actions taken against any of the land owners.
        (2) That the committee consist of Mr Clough, Mr Glachan, Mr Merton, Mr Nagle, Mr Rogan, Mr Small and Mr Windsor.
        (3) That at any meeting of the committee three members shall constitute a quorum.
        (4) That such committee have leave to meet during any sitting or any adjournment of the House; to adjourn from place to place; to make visits of inspection within New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia; and have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers and to report from time to time.

      4 Mr ZAMMIT to move___
        That this House deprecates the actions of the member for Ashfield, the member for Marrickville and the member for Drummoyne for intruding upon the electorate office of the member for Strathfield and harassing his electorate staff in his absence, as well as bringing the media into his office without his permission.

      5 Mr WHELAN to move___
        That this House views with grave concern the proposals to close Western Suburbs Hospital thus denying district hospital services to the communities who rely on such services including the electorates of Ashfield and Strathfield.

      6 Ms NORI to move___
        That this House views with grave concern the proposals to close Balmain Hospital thus denying district hospital services to the communities of Leichhardt, Rozelle, Balmain and Lilyfield.

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      C7 Mr ANDERSON to move___
        (1) That a Joint Select Committee be appointed to consider and report upon the most equitable system of funding for the provision of fire, rescue and emergency services.
        (2) That the committee consist of six members of the Legislative Assembly and four members of the Legislative Council.
        (3) That Mr Anderson, Mr Bowman, Mrs Chikarovski, Mr Cochran, Dr Kernohan and Mr Windsor be appointed to serve on such committee as members of the Legislative Assembly.
        (4) That at any meeting of the committee five members shall constitute a quorum, provided that the committee meets as a joint committee at all times.
        (5) That such committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of either or both Houses; to adjourn from place to place; have leave to make visits of inspection within New South Wales; have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.

      8 Mr WHELAN to move___
        (1) That this House authorise the filming with sound of the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and that such filming and sound commence at the Question Time following the passage of this resolution.
        (2) That in the interim, the conditions laid down by the House of Representatives shall, with appropriate changes, apply pending adoption of permanent guidelines by a Select Committee of this House.

      C9 Mr HUNTER to move___
        (1) That a Select Committee be appointed to examine and report upon the following terms of reference:

      (a) The extent of lead pollution past and present in New South Wales;
          (b) The impact of lead pollution on the health of people in the community, especially infants and school children, in particular the emissions from:
              (i) the Pasminco Metals-Sulphide smelter at Boolaroo;
              (ii) the Southern Copper smelter at Port Kembla;
              (iii) mining, processing and smelting operations at Broken Hill;

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              (iv) other mining operations in New South Wales;
              (v) other lead based industries in New South Wales including lead-acid battery manufacture; and
              (vi) motor vehicles with particular emphasis on inner city areas and known locations of traffic congestion.

      (c) To recommend:
              (i) strategies, measures and priorities for remediation of contaminated areas, properties, buildings and waterways;
              (ii) strategies, measures and priorities for monitoring the health of persons at risk in the community;
              (iii) a timetable for enforcement of lower national and international goals, guidelines and standards for lead in blood and ambient air quality;
              (iv) the extent of financial responsibility of the polluting industries for the cost of remediation and monitoring;
              (v) guidelines for action by the Environmental Protection Authority on emission and discharge limits in industry operating licences; and
              (vi) any other action deemed necessary to address the lead problem.
        (2) That the committee consist of Mr Beckroge, Mr Hunter, Mr Kinross, Ms Nori, Mr Petch and Mr Rixon.
        (3) That at any meeting of the committee any 4 members shall constitute a quorum.
        (4) That the committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournments of the House; to adjourn from place to place; to make visits of inspection within New South Wales and the Commonwealth and have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.


      10 Mr WHELAN to move___
        That this House calls upon the Government to:

      (a) immediately provide compensation for Douglas Harry Rendell;



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        (b) release all sections of the section 475 inquiry under the Crimes Act and commence where evidence exists any prosecution as may be evidenced in such report; and

      (c) immediately quash the conviction following the pardon given on 26 July 1989.

      11 Mr MILLS to move___
        That this House supports the bid by Tomago Shipyard to build Navy minehunters and calls on the Australian Government to give favourable consideration to this bid from the Newcastle shipbuilder.

      12 Mr WHELAN to move___
        That this House orders the Standing Orders and Procedure Committee to meet at least once each sitting week.

      13 Mr HUNTER to move___
        That this House expresses deep concern at:
        (1) The closure of Newvale No. 1 State Coal Mine and the resultant loss of 114 jobs; and
        (2) The winding down of Awaba State Mine and resultant loss of 83 jobs.

      14 Mr FRASER to move___
        That this House condemns the North East Forest Alliance for the irresponsible action on 18 November 1992 whereby they harassed staff of the Forestry Commission and wilfully damaged property at the Pennant Hills Forestry Office.

      15 Mr MARTIN to move___
        That the Minister for Agriculture fully explain the circumstances surrounding his or the Department of Agriculture's involvement in the Narromine Feedlot Case and calls upon the Minister for Agriculture to specifically advise the House of the cost implications involved by the Department of Agriculture with this case and to table all correspondence between himself, the Department of Agriculture and Narromine Shire Council.

      16 Mr FACE to move___
        That this House expresses deep concern at the number of families to be effected in the electorate of Charlestown arising from the closure of Newvale No. 1 State Coal Mine and the prospective sale of Munmorah State Mine and other State coal mines.

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      17 Mr MARKHAM to move___
        That this House:
        (1) Condemns the failure of the Fahey Government to act on the recommendations of the Report of the Committee on Aborigines and Local Government in New South Wales, the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Local Government Ratings and other Revenue Powers and Resources, the Department of Local Government Paper on the Rating of Aboriginal Land; and
        (2) Calls on the Government to implement the recommendations of the aforementioned reports and that of the Ombudsman to address the `maladministration’ by the Office of Aboriginal Affairs in relation to the Toomelah community.

      C18 Mr LANGTON to move___
        (1) That a Select Committee be appointed to consider and report upon:
          (a) the optimum system for New South Wales to monitor motor vehicle emissions and to report on air quality generally in New South Wales, and in metropolitan Sydney in particular;
          (b) the advantages and disadvantages of overseas systems, including those of the United States and Europe, of inspection and maintenance for motor vehicles, to ensure that motor vehicle emissions are reduced to the maximum practicable extent;
          (c) the advantages and disadvantages of centralised and decentralised systems of inspection and maintenance, for motor vehicles demonstrated by overseas experience in terms of:
              consumer convenience;
              cost to the consumer;
              efficiency;
              environmental benefits; and
              human health.
          (d) the efficiency of overseas systems of "test and repair" stations, in which motor vehicle emissions are tested and any faults are repaired, within a single organisation;



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          (e) the investigation of adequacy of current measures designed to improve air quality, and the matter of air quality generally in New South Wales, and in metropolitan Sydney in particular;
          (f) the effectiveness and local relevance of alternative technological systems for monitoring motor vehicle emissions;
          (g) to recommend on whether or not an inspection system for vehicle emissions should be introduced in New South Wales, and if so, to recommend which type of system is introduced.
        (2) That the committee consist of Mr Gaudry, Mr Humpherson, Mr Langton, Dr Macdonald and Mr Rixon.
        (3) That at any meeting of the committee any three members shall constitute a quorum.
        (4) That the committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House; to adjourn from place to place; to make visits of inspection within New South Wales, interstate and overseas; and have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.
        (5) That should the House stand adjourned and the committee agree to any report before the House resumes sitting;
          (a) the committee have leave to send any such report, minutes and evidence taken before it to the Clerk of the House;
          (b) the documents shall be printed and published and the Clerk shall forthwith take such action as is necessary to give effect to the order of the House; and
          (c) the documents shall be laid upon the Table of the House at its next sitting.

      19 Mr LANGTON to move___
        That in accordance with section 57 1 (f) of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, this House refers the following matters relating to the Roads and Traffic Authority to the Public Accounts Committee for investigation and report___
        (1) The financial performance of the Authority and its achievement of value for money in road design and construction.
        (2) The future expenditure needs of the Authority.
        (3) The future revenue needs of the Authority and available options.


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        (4) The administration structure of the Authority taking into account current regional structures and whether the existing structure creates overlaps in regional administration and/or policy implementation.
        (5) Whether a Board structure would be appropriate to improve accountability.
        (6) The adherence of the Authority to existing accountability mechanisms including Budget information and its Annual Report and means to further expand public accountability.
        (7) Any other matters the Committee considers appropriate in the conduct of its investigation including the Authority's use of consultants and contractors, tendering procedures, senior executive service, computerisation, involvement in the Environmental Impact Statement process, relationship with private sector developers and asset management.

      20 Mr J. H. MURRAY to move___
        That this House views with grave concern the proposals to close Balmain and Western Suburbs Hospitals thus denying district hospital services to the community within the electorates of Drummoyne and Strathfield.

      21 Dr REFSHAUGE to move___
        That this House hereby refers the following terms of reference to the Public Accounts Committee___
        To inquire into and report within six months upon hospital financial management with particular reference to:

      (a) the accounting and financing methods of public sector teaching hospitals to ensure they comply with accounting standards;

      (b) the reasons for the alleged budget overrun at the Central Sydney Area Health Service;

      (c) the adequacy of the existing budget to ensure the viability of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's continued tertiary referral, teaching and local community roles.

      22 Mr J. H. MURRAY to move___
        That this House condemns the statements by the Leader of the National Party, Tim Fischer, and Shadow Minister for Tourism, David Jull, for advocating the lifting of the curfew at Kingsford Smith Airport.

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      23 Dr REFSHAUGE to move___
        That this House calls on the Government to hold public hearings before the granting of private hospital bed licences.

      24 Mr LANGTON to move___
        That this House views with grave concern the unauthorised disclosure in the House, on 9 March 1993, by the Minister for Transport of a person's private driving details.

      25 Mr ROGAN to move___
        That this House, pursuant to Standing Order 54, orders to be laid before the House all consultants' reports and documents upon which the Curran Committee based its report on Prospect County Council.

      26 Ms ALLAN to move___
        That this House, pursuant to Standing Order 54, orders to be laid before the House the following documents:
        (1) KPMG Peat Marwick___Review of Tax Implications for Board re: Corporatisation/ Privatisation; and
        (2) National Economic Research Associates (NERA)___Model for Corporatisation/ Privatisation of the Water Board.

      C27 Mr MARTIN to move___
        (1) That a Select Committee be appointed with the following terms of reference:
        (a) to investigate:
              (i) the financial performance of the Sydney Market Authority, and its contribution to State revenue;

              (ii) the financial, administrative and management relationship between the Authority and Paddy's Markets, and between Paddy's Market and the operation of the Flemington Market;
              (iii) the situation relating to the current and future sites of Paddy's markets;
              (iv) claims by the Stallholders Association/Co-operative of intimidation by Sydney Market Authority;


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              (v) claims by the Stallholders Association/Co-operative in relation to rental charges; and
              (vi) claims made by the Member for Murrumbidgee in relation to the management of the Sydney Market Authority.
        (b) to make recommendations as to any proposed changes to the administration of Paddy's Markets, including:
              (i) the impact of such changes on financial returns to the State; and
              (ii) the impact of such changes to the register of public assets and their value to the people of New South Wales.

      (2) That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders, the committee consist of nine members, namely:
        (a) four members supporting the Government nominated by the Premier;
        (b) three members not supporting the Government nominated by the Leader of the Opposition; and
        (c) Ms Moore and Mr Windsor.

      (3) That at any meeting of the committee five members shall constitute a quorum.

      (4) That the committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House; to adjourn from place to place; to have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.

      (5) That should the House stand adjourned and the committee agree to any report before the House resumes sitting:

      (a) the committee have leave to send any such report, minutes and evidence taken before it to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly;

      (b) the documents shall be printed and published and the Clerk shall forthwith take such action as is necessary to give effect to the order of the House; and

      (c) the documents shall be laid upon the Table of the House at its next sitting.

      28 Mr COCHRAN to move___
        That this House affirms its allegiance to the Crown.


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      29 Mr NAGLE to move___
        That this House condemns the closure of Lidcombe Hospital and calls upon the Minister for Health to maintain and upgrade the services at the hospital and to keep it open for specialist care.

      30 Mr MOSS to move___
        That this Government be condemned for its decision to:
        (1) Replace the Canterbury Hospital and Western Suburbs Hospital with only one hospital, resulting in an overall loss of 53 beds.
        (2) To close the Canterbury Hospital which will:

      (a) deny any reasonable access to a district hospital for the 140,000 persons residing within the Canterbury Hospital feeder region; and

      (b) will shut down numerous health services in an economically depressed region of Sydney, whose inhabitants have no other means than to rely on the public health system.

      31 Mr CARR to move___
        That this House refer to the Independent Commission Against Corruption for investigation and report to the Parliament whether the procedures relating to the case of Collins v Ryan & Ors. and its settlement were acceptable having regard, amongst other things, to practices and procedures in the public sector and whether improper influence was exercised by any person or persons in this process.

      ORDERS OF THE DAY (General Orders)___

      1 Standing Committee upon Parliamentary Privilege; resumption of the adjourned debate, on the motion of Mr Whelan___
        "(1) That a Standing Committee upon Parliamentary Privilege be appointed to consider and report upon any matters relating to privilege which may be referred to it by the House.
        (2) That such committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House, and have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers.
        (3) That such committee have power to confer with any committee appointed for similar purposes by the Legislative Council.


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        (4) That such committee consist of Ms Machin, Mr Merton, Ms Nori, Mr Packard, Mr Thompson and the mover" (from 27 February 1992___Mr Turner).

      ORDERS OF THE DAY (Committee Reports)___

      1 Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman report on the inquiry into the adequacy of the funds and resources available to the Ombudsman; "That the House take note of the Report".

      2 Regulation Review Committee Report No. 20 concerning the making of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Trust Regulation 1993; "That the House take note of the Report".

      3 Report of the Joint Select Committee upon Waste Management; "That the House take note of the Report".
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      THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER 1993

      BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

      ORDERS OF THE DAY___

      1 Legislative Council Standing Committee upon Parliamentary Privilege; consideration of the Legislative Council message of 3 March 1993 (Mr West).






      RUSSELL D. GROVE
      Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
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      Authorised by the Parliament of New South Wales