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Running Record (16 May 2024)

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Thursday 16 May 2024

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 10.00 am 
MESSAGE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
​At 10.01 am
​Mr Speaker reported a message from the Legislative Council regarding the establishment of a joint select committee to inquire into and report on arts and music education and training in New South Wales. 
​Set down for consideration at a later hour. 
NOTICES OF MOTION (GENERAL BUSINESS) 
​​Commenced​ 10.02 am
​ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT AMENDMENT (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) BILL 2024
Commenced 10.19 am
​Introduction First Reading: Motion of Ms Leong
Agreed to
Second Reading: Motion of M​​​s Leong
Adjourned
​​​RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT (PROHIBITING NO GROUNDS EVICTIONS) BILL 2023
Commenced 10.41 am
Second Reading: Motion of Ms Leong; resumpt​ion of the interrupted debate
Interrupted
MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENT​Commenced 11.06 am​
​Mr Hoenig, on behalf of the Premier, announced that the: Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government will answer questions in the absence of the Minister for Small Business, Minister for Lands and Property, Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Sport.​​

NOTICES OF MOTIONSCommenced 11.06 am
​Private Members' Bills
Ward x 1
Butler x 1
QUESTION TIME ​Commenced 11.07 am​​
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SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS​Commenced 12.12 pm
Mr Hoenig moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended.
​Agreed to. 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS​Commenced 12.15 pm

Mr Hoenig moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended to allow motion to be brought on forthwith. 

Agreed to

MOTION FOR FRIDAY SITTING DAYS ​Commenced 12.17
​Motion of Mr Hoenig. 
 Agreed to.
​​PLACING OR DISPOSAL OF BUSINESS​At 1.17 pm

​Mr Butler withdraw the notice of motion standing in his name.


​​​RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT (PROHIBITING NO GROUNDS EVICTIONS) BILL 2023
Commenced 1.18 pm
Second Reading: Motion of Ms Leong; resumpt​ion of the interrupted debate
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Mr Hoenig​ moved: That the motion be amended by omitting all words after the word 'That' and inserting instead:
(1)               The Bill be referred forthwith to a Select Committee for consideration and report, for the purpose of inquiring into:
1.    The provisions of the Bill, with particular reference to:
(a)   balancing the interests of both renters and owners
(b)              the need for evidence requirements to support reasonable grounds
(c)   the need for additional reasonable grounds.
2. A jurisdictional comparison of no grounds evictions policies.
3. The potential impact of no grounds evictions on housing availability and affordability.
 4. Any benefits, issues or unintended consequences raised by the bill.
(2)               The Committee consist of the five members, comprising:
(a) three government members, being Ms Donna Davis, Mr Clayton Barr, Ms Trish Doyle
(b) one opposition member
(c) one crossbench member, being Ms Jenny Leong.
(3)               That the opposition member be nominated in writing by the Opposition Whip to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by 23 May 2024.
(4)               Ms Jenny Leong shall be the Chair of the Committee.
(5)               The Committee have leave to sit during the sitting or any adjournment of the House.
 (6)               The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the state of New South Wales and other states and territories of Australia.
(7)               The Committee shall report to the House by 20 September 2024.
(8)               The Committee shall be able to table a report out of session with the Clerk.​
Agreed to​​​

Mr Hoenig​ moved: That standing and sessional orders be suspended to provide that: The question on the amendment to the motion that this bill be read a second time be put forthwith.

​Agreed to
INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION AMENDMENT (MINISTERIAL DIARY DISCLOSURE) BILL 2024
​Commenced 2.25 pm
Second Reading: Motion of Mr Ward; resumption of the adjourned debate
Interrupted
PALLIATIVE CARE CUTS
Commenced 2.30 pm
​Motion of Ms Wendy Tuckerman; resumption of the interrupted debate.



​​Upon which Ms Lynda Voltz moved an amendment, That this House: 
(1) Recognises the NSW Government record funding of more than $1.7 billion over 4 years for palliative care in the 2023-2024 budget. 
(2) Acknowledges NSW Government funding to palliative care has risen $338 million last financial year (2022-23) to $361 million this financial year (2023-24). 
(3) Notes that the NSW Government is delivering significant year on year funding increase to palliative care budgets for all local health districts, specialist health networks and NSW Ambulance. 
​Agreed to on division.
NATIONAL ENERGY BILL RELIEF FUND
Commenced 2.49 pm
Ms Trish Doyle moved, That this House:​
(1) Condemns the previous Government for its record on privatising essential state-owned energy assets, which has put pressure on New South Wales families struggling with the cost of living.
(2) Commends the Government for its joint $966 million investment with the Commonwealth Government in the National Energy Bill Relief Fund.
(3) Notes that 10,210 households in the Blue Mountains are each eligible to receive $500 and eligible small businesses will each receive $650 this financial year as a result of the Fund.
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Agreed to on division

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TASKFORCE
Commenced 3.30 pm
Mr Stephen Bali moved, That this House:

​​Debate interrupted​

MESSAGE(S) FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL​At 3.40 pm
Returning the Local Government Amendment Bill (Employment Arrangements)​​ 2024 without amendment
BUDGET ESTIMATES AND RELATED PAPERS 2023-2024​Commenced 3.41 pm
Motion of Mr Mehan - That this House take note of the Budget Estimates and related papers for 2023-2024; resumption of the interrupted debate.

​Debate interrupted​

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

Petition—from certain citizens requesting the Legislative Assembly to call on the Minister for Local Government to reject the Special Rate Variation Application by Goulburn Mulwaree Council.​ (Ms Tuckerman) 

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

​Agreed to.​

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENTS​Commenced 4.30 pm​
PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS​Commenced 5.00 pm​​