Thursday 10 June 2021
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Second Reading: Motion of Ms Cotsis
Acknowledges the thousands of women who rallied on the streets of Sydney, other cities and towns across New South Wales on 15 March 2021 demanding justice for victims of gendered violence.
Notes women have had enough of inequality, discrimination, harassment and violence, and will continue to speak up and demand change.
Demands the Premier and Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women take action to ensure policy and legislation change on consent education to protect women, enshrine equality, and adequately fund frontline sexual assault services and gendered violence prevention programs.
Upon which the Ms Wilson moved that the motion be amended by omitting the words:
"Demands the Premier and Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women take" and inserting instead "Commends the NSW Government on taking".
"Demands the Premier and Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women take" and inserting instead "Urges the premier to take more".
SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS—APPROPRIATION BILL AND COGNATE BILLS
Mr Speakman moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended:
(a) Provide for the following routine of business prior to 2.15 pm:
(i) At 12.00 noon, Speaker takes the Chair;
(ii) Introduction and second reading speech on the Appropriation Bill and cognate bills; and
(iii) The Speaker to leave the Chair until 2.15 pm.
(b) Permit the giving of general business notices of motions (general notices) at the conclusion of placing and disposal of business.
(a) To interrupt the business before the House at 9.45 am to permit the Leader of the Opposition to speak on the Appropriation Bill and cognate bills.
(b) Following the speech of the Leader of the Opposition on the Appropriation Bill and cognate bills, the passage through all remaining stages, with the question 'That these bills be now read a second time' being put forthwith, without consideration in detail on the bills.
(c) A member, immediately following the passage of the Appropriation Bill and cognate bills, to move the motion 'That this House take note of the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2021-2022'.
(d) After the member has moved 'That this House take note of the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2021-2022':
(i) The debate is to be adjourned without motion moved;
(ii) The resumption of the debate is to be set down as an order of the day for a later time; and
(iii) The mover may speak to the motion at a later time prior to their right of reply.
(e) The House to resume the regular routine of business, namely:
(i) Government business for up to 30 minutes;
(ii) General Business Notices of Motions for Bills for up to 20 minutes
(iii) General Business Orders of the Day for Bills for up to 90 minutes
(iv) General Business Notices of Motions or Orders of the Day (not being Bills).
(f) To permit the consideration of the routine of business to continue until 2.00 pm.
The Clerk announced receipt of petitions and responses to petitions
Debate on a petition from certain citizens requesting the Legislative Assembly call on the Government to stop the cuts to cardiac surgery at the Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
Question proposed—That the House take note of the petition.