Mandatory Sentencing



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SpeakersBurton Ms Cherie; Hartcher Mr Chris
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    MANDATORY SENTENCING
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    Urgent Motion


    Miss BURTON (Kogarah) [3.48 p.m.]: I move:
        That this House:

        (1) condemns the Northern Territory mandatory sentencing laws as unfair, unjust and discriminatory:

        (2) calls on the Northern Territory administration to repeal its mandatory sentencing laws forthwith; and

        (3) calls on the Federal Government to overturn the Northern Territory mandatory sentencing laws should the Northern Territory administration fail to do so.

    Much debate has taken place during the past few days on mandatory sentencing.

    [Interruption]

    Mr SPEAKER: Order! The honourable member for Murrumbidgee will resume his seat. If the honourable member for Coffs Harbour addresses the Chair from beyond the bar, he will not return to the Chamber.

    Mr Fraser: Point of order—

    Mr SPEAKER: Order! The honourable member for Coffs Harbour will resume his seat.

    Mr Hazzard: Point of order—

    Mr SPEAKER: Order! The honourable member for Wakehurst will resume his seat. The honourable member for Murrumbidgee is a new member. One of the basic tenets of this House is that members should not wander up and down the aisles addressing the member with the call. The House would be in chaos if every member acted in that way. The actions of the honourable member for Murrumbidgee were unparliamentary. If he again behaves in that way I will direct that he be removed from the Chamber.

    [Interruption]

    Mr SPEAKER: Order! I ask the Sergeant-at-Arms to remove the honourable member for Murrumbidgee from the Chamber.

    [The honourable member for Murrumbidgee left the Chamber, accompanied by the Sergeant-at-Arms.]

    Miss BURTON: Mr Speaker—

    Mr HARTCHER (Gosford) [3.50 p.m.]: I move:
        That the honourable member for Kogarah be not further heard.

    The House divided.
    Ayes, 30
              Mr Brogden
              Mr Collins
              Mr Debnam
              Mr George
              Mr Glachan
              Mr Hartcher
              Mr Hazzard
              Ms Hodgkinson
              Mr Humpherson
              Dr Kernohan
              Mr Kerr
              Mr Maguire
              Mr Merton
              Mr Oakeshott
              Mr O'Doherty
              Mr O'Farrell
              Mr D. L. Page
              Mr Richardson
              Mr Rozzoli
              Ms Seaton
              Mrs Skinner
              Mr Slack-Smith
              Mr Souris
              Mr Stoner
              Mr Tink
              Mr J. H. Turner
              Mr R. W. Turner
              Mr Webb

              Tellers,
              Mr Fraser
              Mr R. H. L. Smith
    Noes, 55
              Ms Allan
              Mr Amery
              Ms Andrews
              Mr Aquilina
              Mr Ashton
              Mr Barr
              Mr Bartlett
              Ms Beamer
              Mr Black
              Mr Brown
              Miss Burton
              Mr Campbell
              Mr Carr
              Mr Collier
              Mr Crittenden
              Mr Debus
              Mr Face
              Mr Gaudry
              Mr Greene
              Mrs Grusovin
              Ms Harrison
              Mr Hickey
              Mr Hunter
              Mr Iemma
              Mr Knight
              Mrs Lo Po'
              Mr Lynch
              Mr Markham
              Mr Martin
              Mr McBride
              Mr McGrane
              Mr McManus
              Ms Meagher
              Ms Megarrity
              Mr Mills
              Ms Moore
              Mr Moss
              Mr Nagle
              Mr Newell
              Ms Nori
              Mr Orkopoulos
              Mr E. T. Page
              Mr Price
              Dr Refshauge
              Mr Scully
              Mr W. D. Smith
              Mr Stewart
              Mr Torbay
              Mr Tripodi
              Mr Watkins
              Mr Whelan
              Mr Windsor
              Mr Woods
                Tellers,
                Mr Anderson
                Mr Thompson
      Pairs
                    Mr ArmstrongMr Knowles
                    Mrs ChikarovskiMs Saliba

      Question resolved in the negative.

      [Debate interrupted.]