Thursday 19 November 2020
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Amendments agreed to
Negatived on division
GOVERNMENT SECTOR EMPLOYMENT AMENDMENT (TELEWORKING) BILL
Congratulates Evans Head and Yamba Surf Life Saving Clubs on their success in receiving $100,000 and $30,000 grants respectively to refurbish their clubs' amenities.
Recognises the incredible role surf clubs play in communities by teaching young people a whole range of life skills as well as teaching them to save lives.
Recognises the upgraded amenities will improve conditions for current surf club members as well as encourage more young people to participate in these two life saving clubs.
Upon which Mr David Harris moved, That the motion be amended by leaving out all words after 'That' with a view to inserting instead:
Notes that surf life savers across New South Wales do a fantastic job.
Congratulates Evans Head and Yamba Surf Life Saving Clubs on their efforts protecting lives.
Calls on the Government to introduce the same head injury protocols throughout the public health system that apply in the case of head injuries in sport.
Calls on the Government to ensure victims of domestic violence with head injuries are afforded the same treatment protocols as is available to sports participants in public hospitals.
Acknowledges the announcement of the Government's 24-Hour Economy Strategy.
Acknowledges the COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the tourism, hospitality and the arts sectors hard and this strategy sets out a pathway to activate homegrown events that create safe opportunities for people to enjoy across the Greater Sydney Region.
Notes the strategy is designed to grow and support jobs in hospitality, tourism, retail and the arts.
Recognises the importance of fundraising activities, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic when so many charities are battling due to the financial circumstances the community is facing.
Commends the wonderful work done by Jason Dearmer of Dubbo who ensured a Daffodil Day event, supporting the NSW Cancer Council, was able to proceed in the city by standing in the main street and selling 360 bunches of daffodils in a COVID-safe manner.
Mr Constance tabled a report
Mr Lee tabled a report
Mr Hazzard tabled a report
Forwarding the ICAC and Other Independent Commissions Legislation Amendment (Independent Funding) Bill for concurrence. The Speaker advised receipt of written authority advising that the member for Murray will have carriage of the bill
Ms Lindsay tabled a report of the Committee On Community Services
Mr Speakman moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended on Thursday 19 November 2020 to permit:
The House to continue to sit after the conclusion of community recognition statements to consider any such messages, including the option for the Speaker to leave and resume the Chair on the ringing of one long bell.
Mr Speakman moved: That, if the House is not sitting, the reports of the Department of the Legislative Assembly and the Department of Parliamentary Services for the year ended 30 June 2020 be received by the Speaker and printed with the authority of the House.
Mr Speakman moved: That
The Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics conduct an inquiry into the adequacy of current procedures to protect parliamentary privilege in circumstances where law enforcement and investigative bodies seek to use coercive, intrusive and covert investigatory powers.
The Committee’s initial focus should be the operation of the agreement currently in place with the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), including:
(a) The 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on search warrants between the Commissioner of the ICAC, the President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the revisions proposed but not adopted in 2014.
(b) The protocol currently observed in relation to notices to produce information under s.22 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.
The Committee evaluate the need for a Memorandum of Understanding to be entered into with the NSW Electoral Commission in relation to the investigation of possible offences and breaches of electoral, funding and disclosure, and lobbying laws.
The Committee should examine any other relevant matter, in light of recent developments in other jurisdictions and also the reports of the Legislative Council’s Privileges Committee, entitled “Execution of search warrants by the Australian Federal Police”, dated 13 October 2020, and Report No. 2, dated 18 November 2020.
Bus Services Cuts
Question proposed—That the House take note of the petition.
Save Our Stages NSW
Mr Elliott tabled a report
Mr Crouch moved: That the House at its rising this day do adjourn until Tuesday 9 February 2021, at 12.00 noon.
The Speaker tabled reports of the Auditor-General entitled:
“Internal controls and governance 2020”, dated 24 November 2020;
“Education 2020”, dated 26 November 2020; and
“Waste levy and grants for waste infrastructure”, dated 26 November 2020.
Returning the following bills without amendment:
Appropriation Bill 2020; and
Payroll Tax Amendment Bill 2020
Returning the following bills with amendments:
Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020; and
Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020
Consideration of Legislative Council amendments set dow as an order of the day for a later hour
Mr Speakman moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended to permit a further 30 minutes of community recognition statements this day following the consideration of messages from the Legislative Council regarding Government Business
Mr Perrottet moved that the House disagree to the LC amendents and, pursuant to section 5A of the Constitution Act 1902, proposed to forthwith present the Bill, without the LC amendments, to the Governor for assent
Mr Perrottet tabled the following documents:
Opinion dated 7 May 1992 by the then Solicitor-General Keith Mason QC
Opinion dated 20 November 2020 by Solicitor-General M G Sexton SC
The House disagreed to the LC amendents and, pursuant to section 5A of the Constitution Act 1902, proposed to forthwith present the Bill, without the LC amendments, to the Governor for assent