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.
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.
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.
Mr D. L. Page
Mr J. H. Turner
Mr R. W. Turner
Mr R. H. L. Smith
Mrs Lo Po'
Mr E. T. Page
Mr W. D. Smith
|Mr Armstrong||Mr Knowles|
|Mrs Chikarovski||Ms Saliba|
Question resolved in the negative.