Thursday 16 November 2017
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MEETING OF THE HOUSE
The President took the Chair, prayers read.
The President reported receipt of a communication from the Official Secretary to His Excellency the Governor relating to the resignation of Mr Pearce.
The President reported receipt of a communication from His Excellency the Governor to convene a joint sitting at 3.45 pm today to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr Pearce.
BILLS RETURNED FROM THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
The President reported receipt of a message from the Legislative Assembly returning the following bills without amendment:
Road Transport and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Rural Crime Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No 2) 2017
The President tabled Report No. 10 entitled "Report relating to the rules for notices of motions, the rules for questions, e-petitions and two new sessional orders", dated November 2017.
PMB 1673 - Mr Wong - Slow Food International Congress
Mr Wong sought leave to amend his notice.
PMB 1751 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - Vietnam Veterans Day
PMB 1752 - Mr Shoebridge - Rights of working people
PMB 1753 - Mr Franklin - Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships
PMB 1755 - Mr Clarke - Dementia Support Group for Indian Australians
PMB 1759 - Mr Clarke - Retired Police Officers Day and police memorial
PMB 1760 - Mr Franklin - Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce
PMB 1761 - Mr Clarke - National Foundation Day of the Republic of Korea
PMB 1762 - Mr Field - Ms Macinley Butson
PMB 1765 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Baha’u’llah
PMB 1766 - Mr Clarke - 71st anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of India celebratory dinner
PMB 1768 - Mr MacDonald - Toukley Neighbourhood Centre
PMB 1769 - Mr Clarke - Indo-Australian Bal Bharathi Vidyalaya gala function
PMB 1771 - Mr Clarke - Deepavali fair at Harris Park
PMB 1772 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - Third Battle of Ypres
PMB 1773 - Mr Clarke - National Day of Greece
PMB 1775 - Mr Clarke - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints conference
PMB 1776 - Mr MacDonald - Ms Emma Gibson
PMB 1777 - Mr Clarke - 11th anniversary of the Sydney Sanskrit School
PMB 1778 - Mr Clarke - Australian Red Cross (NSW) Annual General Meeting
PMB 1779 - Mr MacDonald - Mr Ben McDonald
PMB 1780 - Mr Clarke - Independence Day of India reception at Walsh Bay
PMB 1781 - Mr MacDonald - Mrs Wendy Archer AM
PMB 1782 - Mr Clarke - 200th Anniversary of Baha’u’llah
Mr Khan tabled Report 4/56 of the Committeee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption entitled "Protectons for people who make voluntary disclosures to the Independent Commission Against Corruption", dated November 2017.
Opposition to voluntary assisted dying bill – Mr Donnelly, 199 signatures
Mr Brown informed the House that the Portfolio Committee has self-referred an inquiry into the Windsor Bridge replacement project.
Mrs Maclaren-Jones moved that the order of private members' business for today be as follows:
1. PMB 1520 outside the order of precedence standing in the name of Mr Khan relating to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.
2. That debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 take precedence of all other business on the Notice Paper for this day until concluded or adjourned.
The President left the Chair at 3.30 pm until the conclusion of the joint sitting to be held in the Legislative Council chamber for the purpose of filling the vacancy in the Legislative Council caused by the resignation of the Honourable Greg Pearce.
The President announced that at a joint sitting of the two Houses held this day, Ms Natalie Ward was elected to fill the vacant seat in the Legislative Council caused by the resignation of the Honourable Greg Pearce.
The President then tabled the Minutes of Proceedings of the joint sitting.
Ayes: 19 /Noes: 20
The House adjourned at 11.43 pm until Tuesday 21 November at 2.30 pm.