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Running Record (16 November 2017)

No. 134

Thursday 16 November 2017


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MEETING OF THE HOUSE

 Commenced 10.00 am

The President took the Chair, prayers read.

RESIGNATION - HON GREG PEARCE MLCCommenced 10.01 am

The President reported receipt of a communication from the Official Secretary to His Excellency the Governor relating to the resignation of Mr Pearce.

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR - JOINT SITTINGCommenced 10.02 am

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

Commenced 10.03 am

​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

 
PROCEDURE COMMITTEE - REPORTCommenced 10.04 am

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.

FORMAL BUSINESSCommenced 10.04 am
​BOH No. 1 - Mr Veitch - 2018 cut-off dates for Government bills​Agreed to

​PMB 1673 - Mr Wong - Slow Food International Congress

Mr Wong sought leave to amend his notice.

​Agreed to, as by leave amended
​PMB 1708 - Mr Amato - Battle of Beersheba ​Agreed to
​PMB 1710 - Mr Field - Shoalhaven River contamination ​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​PMB 1712 - Mr Primrose - Streets Minto factory enterprise agreement​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​PMB 1713 - Mr Shoebridge - Streets workers’ pay cut​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​PMB 1715 - Mr Moselmane - Unilever and Streets' treatment of its workers​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​​PMB 1721 - Mr Moselmane - Palestine National Day​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​PMB 1722 - Mr Field - 60th anniversary of the National Parks Association ​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
​​PMB 1725 - Mr Shoebridge - NSW Police Suspect Target Management Program​Objection taken, not considered as formal business
PMB 1729 - Mr Amato - Narellan Sports Hub​Agreed to
​PMB 1731 - Dr Faruqi - 60th anniversary of the National Parks Association ​Agreed to
​PMB 1733 - Mrs Houssos - Australian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association NSW​Agreed to
​PMB 1736 - Dr Faruqi - Sydney Thunder Nation Cup​Agreed to
​PMB 1738 - Mr MacDonald - Marine Rescue NSW Port Stephens​Agreed to
​PMB 1743 - Mr MacDonald - Port Stephens Examiner’s Business Awards 2017​Agreed to

​PMB 1751 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - Vietnam Veterans Day

​Agreed to

​PMB 1752 - Mr Shoebridge - Rights of working people

​Objection taken, not considered as formal business

​PMB  1753 - Mr Franklin - Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships

​Agreed to

​PMB 1755 - Mr Clarke - Dementia Support Group for Indian Australians

​Agreed to

​PMB 1759 - Mr Clarke - Retired Police Officers Day and police memorial

​Agreed to

​PMB 1760 - Mr Franklin - Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce

​Agreed to

​PMB 1761 - Mr Clarke - National Foundation Day of the Republic of Korea

​Agreed to

​PMB 1762 - Mr Field - Ms Macinley Butson

​Agreed to

​PMB 1765 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Baha’u’llah

​Agreed to

​PMB 1766 - Mr Clarke - 71st anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of India celebratory dinner

​Agreed to

​PMB 1768 - Mr MacDonald - Toukley Neighbourhood Centre

​Agreed to

​PMB 1769 - Mr Clarke - Indo-Australian Bal Bharathi Vidyalaya gala function

​Agreed to

​PMB 1771 - Mr Clarke - Deepavali fair at Harris Park

​Agreed to

​PMB 1772 - Mrs Maclaren-Jones - Third Battle of Ypres

​Agreed to

​PMB 1773 - Mr Clarke - National Day of Greece

​Agreed to

​PMB 1775 - Mr Clarke - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints conference

​Agreed to

​PMB 1776 - Mr MacDonald - Ms Emma Gibson

​Agreed to

​PMB 1777 - Mr Clarke - 11th anniversary of the Sydney Sanskrit School

​Agreed to

​PMB 1778 - Mr Clarke - Australian Red Cross (NSW) Annual General Meeting

​Agreed to

​PMB 1779 - Mr MacDonald - Mr Ben McDonald

​Agreed to

​PMB 1780 - Mr Clarke - Independence Day of India reception at Walsh Bay

​Agreed to

​PMB 1781 - Mr MacDonald - Mrs Wendy Archer AM

​Agreed to

​PMB 1782 - Mr Clarke - 200th Anniversary of Baha’u’llah

​Agreed to
COMMITTEE ON THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION - REPORTCommenced 10.20 am

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.

 
Motion of Mr Khan: That the House take note of the report​Agreed to
PETITIONCommenced 10.22 am

Opposition to voluntary assisted dying bill – Mr Donnelly, 199 signatures

Petition received
NOTICES OF MOTIONSCommenced 10.24 am
Notice given this day
PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE NO. 5 - INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORTCommenced 10.37 am

Mr Brown informed the House that the Portfolio Committee has self-referred an inquiry into the Windsor Bridge replacement project.

CONDUCT OF BUSINESS - ORDER OF PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESSCommenced 10.39 am

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.

 Agreed to
VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017Commenced 10.39 am
​2nd Reading: Motion of Mr Khan​Debate interrupted
Lunch1.07 pm - 2.30 pm
According to sessional order, proceedings interrupted at 2.30 pm for Questions
QUESTIONSCommenced 2.30 pm
JOINT SITTINGCommenced 3.30 pm

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.

VACANT SEAT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILCommenced 4.01 pm

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.

​Agreed to
VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017Commenced 4.03 pm
2nd Reading: Motion of Mr Khan​Debate interrupted
Dinner6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017Commenced 8.01 pm
2nd Reading: Motion of Mr Khan

Negatived

Ayes: 19  /Noes: 20

ADJOURNMENT​Commenced 11.14 pm
That the House do now adjourn: Motion of Mr Harwin

Agreed to

The House adjourned at 11.43 pm until Tuesday 21 November at 2.30 pm.