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Running Record (06 August 2020)

Thursday 6 August 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 HOUSEAt 9.30 am
NOTICES OF MOTIONS (GENERAL NOTICES)​Commenced 9.32 am
POLICE AMENDMENT (PROMOTIONS) BILL​Commenced 9.47 am
​Second Reading speech​Debate adjourned
BUDGET ESTIMATES AND RELATED PAPERS 2019-2020​Commenced 10.05 am
​Resumption of adjourned debate

Deabte interrupted

Commenced 10.18 am
​Second Reading debate
​That the bill be read a second time​Negatived on division (Ayes 37 / Noes 44)
ANIMAL HABITAT - BUSHFIRE REHABILITATION​Commenced 11.12 am

Mr Jamie Parker moved, as amended by leave, That this House:

  1. Notes bushfires across New South Wales have burned more than 5 million hectares of land, destroying landscapes and killing over a billion native animals.
  2. Notes remaining unburnt habitat across New South Wales is of critical importance to enable native animal populations to recover.
  3. Notes the 42 recommendations from the recent parliamentary inquiry into koalas and calls on the Government to take them very seriously.
Agreed to
TAFE INVESTMENT​Commenced 11.25 am

Mr Jihad Dib moved, That this House:

  1. Notes TAFE has provided a first class education to hundreds of thousands of students, apprentices and trainees for over 130 years.
  2. Commits to ensuring TAFE is properly resourced and remains a public education institution.
  3. Recognises the future development of employment and advanced skills development must be addressed through TAFE.
  4. Calls on the Government to expand subsidised courses and incentives for students, trainees and apprentices to enable greater access to TAFE, skills development and employment.
​Agreed to
AUSTRAC ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COUNTER TERRORISM FUNDING CUSTOMER ID AND VERIFICATION RULE​Commenced 12.16 pm

Ms Gabrielle Upton moved, That this House:

  1. Acknowledges on 28 May 2020, AUSTRAC announced a change to their Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Funding Customer ID and Verification Rule to help those experiencing family and domestic violence to open separate bank accounts to enable their financial independence.
  2. Notes under the change, banks and other regulated businesses can use alternative ways to verify a customer's identity when they cannot provide a driver's license, birth certificate or other accepted form of identification.
  3. Recognises the significant role of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in delivering the rule change, taking inspiration from the Bank of Israel's supportive model for domestic violence victims.
  4. Congratulates Jillian Segal AM, Jillian Broadbent AC and the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) CEO Michelle Blum for championing this important reform since it was raised during the 2018 AICC Women Leaders Trade Mission to Israel.
​Agreed to
GENDER PAY GAP
​Commenced 12.37 pm

Ms Trish Doyle moved, That this House:

  1. Recognises women still earn 14 percent less than their male counterparts and pay equity is a gendered issue.
  2. Acknowledges 89 percent of nurses are female and the Government's wage freeze will disproportionately hurt women.
  3. Congratulates nurses and midwives who are the frontline of the New South Wales COVID-19 pandemic response and acknowledges that a wage freeze is no way to thank them.
  4. Condemns the Government for its wage freeze that disproportionately impacts women, nurses, teachers, child protection and other frontline public sector workers.
​Debate interupted
​Lunch​1.15 pm - 2.15 pm
SPEAKER'S STATEMENT - EPETITIONS​Commenced 2.18 pm
NOTICES OF MOTIONS (FOR BILLS)Commenced 2.19 pm
QUESTION TIME​Commenced 2.19 pm
​PAPERS​Commenced 2.40 pm

Mr Anderson and Mr Speakman tabled some reports.

UNPROCLAIMED LEGISLATION​At 2.40 pm
​Speaker tabled list of all legislation unproclaimed 90 days after assent as at 6 August 2020.
SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS​Commenced 2.41

Mr Speakman moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended to permit:

  1. The interruption of any business before the House, excluding the debate on the 10,000 signature petition, for the consideration of any messages from the Legislative Council regarding Government Business.
  2. The interruption of consideration of any such messages at 4.00 pm for the debate on the 10,000 signature petition.
  3. The House to continue to sit after the conclusion of community recognition statements to consider any such messages.
Passed
​COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS​At 2.42 pm

Ms Davies tabled a report by the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

​Commenced 2.43
​Clerk announced receipt of petitions.
PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS​Commenced 2.44 pm
MESSAGE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL​At 3.52 pm
​Forwarding the Bill Water Management Amendment (Transparency of Water Rights) Bill  for concurrence. House advised that the Member for Murray will have carriage of the Bill.

DEBATE ON PETITION SIGNED BY 10,000 OR MORE PERSONS​Commenced 4.00 pm

Topic: Narrabri Gas Project

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

​Agreed to

PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS​Resumed 4.33 pm
​COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENTS​Commenced 5.11 pm
The Speaker left the Chair until the ringing of one long bell.5.42 pm
MESSAGES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL​At 7.37 pm
​Returning the Defamation Amendment Bill without amendment.

​Returning the Gas Legislation Amendment (Medical Gas Systems) Bill  with amendments.

Set down for consideration forthwith.

GAS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS) BILL

Commenced 7.38 pm
​Consideration of LC amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

​ADJOURNMENT​7.55 pm