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Running Record (19 November 2020)

Thursday 19 November 2020

This Running Record is intended as a guide only to information on the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, and is updated during the course of the sitting day. It shows the progress of legislation, results of motions moved and other business conducted.

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MEETING OF THE HOUSE
​At 9.30 am
AUDITOR GENERAL REPORTS
​At 9.30 am
​The Clerk announced receipt of reports of the Auditor-General entitled  “Government Advertising 2018-19 and 2019-20”; and “Total State Sector Accounts Report”
NOTICES OF MOTIONS (GENERAL NOTICES)​Commenced 9.32 am

APPROPRIATION BILL AND COGNATE BILLSCommenced 9.46 pm
​Second Reading

Agreed to

​Third Reading

​Agreed to
BUDGET ESTIMATES AND RELATED PAPERS 2020-21​Commenced 10.11 am

Mr Perrottet moved, That this House take note of the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2020-2021

​Debate adjourned

BUDGET ESTIMATES AND RELATED PAPERS 2019-20​Commenced 10.12 am

Mr Perrottet moved, That this House take note of the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2019-20
​Agreed to

BUSHFIRES LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILLCommenced 10.13 am
​Consideration of LC amendments

Amendments agreed to

Commenced 10.39 am
​Second Reading

​Negatived on division

GOVERNMENT SECTOR EMPLOYMENT AMENDMENT (TELEWORKING) BILL

Commenced 11.08 pm
​Second Reading

Negatived

EVANS HEAD AND YAMBA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS GRANTS
​Resumed 12.11 pm
​Mr Christopher Gulaptis moved, That the House:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Thanks the Government for its contribution of $130,000 towards supporting Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Clarence Electorate.

​​Upon which Mr David Harris moved, That the motion be amended by leaving out all words after 'That' with a view to inserting instead:

"this House:

  1. Notes that surf life savers across New South Wales do a fantastic job.

  2. Congratulates Evans Head and Yamba Surf Life Saving Clubs on their efforts protecting lives.

  3. Calls on the Government to increase funding for all surf clubs in New South Wales."
​Motion as amended agreed to
HEAD INJURY PROTOCOLS
​Commenced 12.51 pm
​Ms Anna Watson moved, That the House:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Notes over 40 percent of women experiencing family and domestic violence have an acquired brain injury.
Agreed to

24-HOUR ECONOMY STRATEGY
Commenced 1.24 PM
​Mr James Griffin moved, That the House:
  1. Acknowledges the announcement of the Government's 24-Hour Economy Strategy.

  2. 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.

  3. Notes the strategy is designed to grow and support jobs in hospitality, tourism, retail and the arts.

  4. Recognises the efforts of the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, the Treasurer, their respective offices, the Honourable Natalie Ward MLC and agencies who developed the strategy.

Agreed to

DUBBO DAFFODIL DAY
Commenced 1.53 pm
​Mr Dugald Saunders moved, That the House:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Highlights the community spirit shown in order to make the event happen, most notably from Church St Cafe, Hot Poppyz Florist and Food At Yours who provided food, flowers and daffodil themed sugar cookies for the event.
Debate interrupted

​Lunch
​2.00 pm - 2.15 pm
QUESTION TIME​Commenced 2.23 pm
​PAPERS​At 3.16 pm

Mr Constance tabled a report

Mr Lee tabled a report

Mr Hazzard tabled a report


MESSAGE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
​At 3.17 pm

​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



COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
At 3.18 pm

​​Ms Lindsay tabled a report of the Committee On Community Services


SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS​At 3.19 pm

Mr Speakman moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended on Thursday 19 November 2020 to permit:

  1. 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.

  2. The House to adjourn without motion moved.
Agreed to

TABLING OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND DEPARTMENT OF PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES ANNUAL REPORTS​At 3.20 pm

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.

Agreed to

REFERENCE TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGE AND ETHICS​At 3.20

Mr Speakman moved: That

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A message be sent informing the Legislative Council of the terms of reference for the referred inquiry.
Agreed to

CHRISTMAS FELICITATIONS​Commenced 3.22 pm
DEBATE ON PETITION SIGNED BY 10,000 OR MORE PERSONS​Commenced 3.58 pm

Bus Services Cuts

Question proposed—That the House take note of the petition.

​Agreed to

DEBATE ON E-PETITION SIGNED BY 20,000 OR MORE PERSONS​Commenced 4.30 pm

Save Our Stages NSW

Question proposed—That the House take note of the petition.

Agreed to

​PAPERS​At 5.05 pm

Mr Elliott tabled a report


CHRISTMAS FELICITATIONS​Resumed 5.03 pm
SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS​At 6.50 pm

Mr Crouch moved: That the House at its rising this day do adjourn until Tuesday 9 February 2021, at 12.00 noon.

Agreed to

PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS​Commenced 6.51 pm
​COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENTS​Commenced 8.06 pm
SPEAKER LEFT THE CHAIR​At 8.35 pm
​The House has risen on a long bell. It will resume the sitting on a date and time yet to be advised.


​THE HOUSE RESUMED ON THE RINGING OF A LONG BELL​At 2.00 pm
​PAPERSAt 2.04 pm

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.


MESSAGES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
​At 2.05 pm

​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


SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERSAt 2.05 pm

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

Agreed to

APPROPRIATION (PARLIAMENT) BILLCommenced 2.06 pm
​Consideration of LC amendments

​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

ELECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BILLCommenced 3.05 pm
​Consideration of LC amendments

Amendments agreed to

​COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENTS​Commenced 3.23 pm
​ADJOURNMENT​At 4.01 pm