Running Record (4 May 2016)

No. 55
Wednesday 4 May 2016

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HOUSE MEETS AT 11.00 am

President took the Chair, prayers read.
Commenced: 11.00 am
MESSAGE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEENCommenced 11.01 am
The President reported receipt of a letter from the Official Secretary to the Governor attaching a communication from the Deputy Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen concerning a letter of congratulations from the Parliament to Her Majesty on becoming the longest serving British Monarch.Reported
ASSENT TO BILLSCommenced 11.02 am
The President reported receipt of messages from His Excellency the Governor assenting to bills.Reported
DEATH OF FORMER MEMBERCommenced 11.03 am
The President announced to the House the death, on 16 April 2016, of the Honourable Nathanael Montgomery Orr, a member of Legislative Council from 1976 to 1984. The President advised that on behalf of the House he had extended the deep sympathy of the Legislative Council in the loss sustained.Members and officers stood as a mark of respect.
MESSAGE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLYCommenced 11.04 am
Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Bill, and cognate
Criminal Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Public Safety) Bill - for concurrence
Bills read a first time and printed.
2nd reading to be considered at a later hour.
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT - CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WARCommenced 11.05 am
The President made a statement regarding the centenary of the first world war.Members and officers stood as a mark of respect.
REGISTER OF DISCLOSURES BY MEMBERS—SUPPLEMENTARY ORDINARY RETURNS AND DISCRETIONARY RETURNSCommenced 11.07 am
The President, according to the Constitution (Disclosures by Members) Regulation 1983, tabled a copy of the Supplementary Ordinary Returns by members of the Legislative Council for the period 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015, and Discretionary Returns submitted since October 2015.Tabled
FORMAL BUSINESSCommenced 11.07 am
PMB 731 - Mr Secord - Order for papers - Under-dosing of chemotherapy patients - further orderObjection taken, not considered as formal business
PMB 734 - Mr Clarke - NSW Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women wreath laying ceremonyAgreed to
PMB 735 - Mr Farlow - St Florian's Day awardsAgreed to
PMB 736 - Mr Donnelly - International Day of MourningAgreed to
PMB 737 - Ms Cotsis - Ms Faye Druett OAMAgreed to
PMB 738 - Ms Cotsis - The Battle of Crete and Greek CampaignAgreed to
PMB 739 - Mr MacDonald - Gosford LibraryAgreed to
PMB 740 - Mr MacDonald - Renew NewcastleAgreed to
PMB 741 - Ethnic Communities Council of Newcastle and the Hunter RegionAgreed to
PMB 742 - Newcastle Athletics FieldAgreed to
PAPERS - TABLED BY MINISTERCommenced 11.12 am
Mr Blair tabled a list of papers tabled and not ordered to be printed in the previous month, under SO 59Tabled
LEGISLATION REVIEW COMMITTEE - REPORTCommenced 11.12 am
Mr Pearce tabled a report of the Legislation Review Committee entitled "Legislation Review Digest No. 17/56", dated 3 May 2016.Tabled
PAPERS - TABLED BY THE CLERKCommenced 11.14 am
The Clerk announced receipt of certain reports presented out of session.

The Clerk tabled statutory rules and instruments published to Friday 29 April 2016.
Reported

Tabled
PAPERS - TABLED BY MINISTERCommenced 11.14 am
Mr Blair tabled a list of unproclaimed legislation up to 3 May 2016.Tabled
AUDITOR-GENERAL - REPORTCommenced 11.15 am
The Clerk, according to the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, announced receipt of a Performance Audit report of the Auditor-General entitled “Reintergrating young offenders into the community after detention: Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice NSW”, dated April 2016.Reported
STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW AND JUSTICE — REPORTCommenced 11.15 am
The Clerk announced receipt of Report No. 58 of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, entitled 'Security classification and management of inmates sentenced to life imprisonment', dated April 2016 together with transcripts of evidence, tabled documents, submissions, correspondence and answers to questions taken on notice. Tabled
Mrs Maclaren-Jones moved: That the House take note of the report.Debate adjourned until next sitting day.
REPORT OF GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 5 - GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSECommenced 11.16 am
The Clerk, according to standing order, announced receipt of the Government's response to Report No. 41 of General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 entitled, 'Wambelong Fire', tabled 20 February 2015.Reported
REPORT OF GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 3 - GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSECommenced 11.16 am
The Clerk, according to standing order, announced receipt of the Government's response to Report No. 32 of General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 entitled, 'Registered nurses in New South Wales nursing homes', tabled 29 October 2015.Reported
REPORT OF GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEE NO. 6 - GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSECommenced 11.17 am
The Clerk, according to standing order, announced receipt of the Government's response to Report No. 1 of General Purpose Standing Committee No. 6 entitled, Local Government in New South Wales', tabled 29 October 2015.Reported
RETURN TO ORDER - UNDER-DOSING OF CHEMOTHERAPY - CORRESPONDENCE AND INDEXESCommenced 11.17 am
The Clerk informed the House of correspondence received from the Legal Branch, Office of General Counsel, Department of Premier and Cabinet regarding the return to order received on 17 March 2016, and the inclusion of a specified document not subject to a claim of privilege which contained personal information, and of further correspondence from the Legal Branch attaching revised indexes, and a redacted document.Correspondence, revised indexes and redacted document tabled.
MINISTERS' RESPONSES TO PETITIONSCommenced 11.18 am
The Clerk announced the receipt of responses to the following petitions signed by 500 or more persons:
  1. TAFE funding, presented on 23 February 2016.
  2. Breeding and exhibiting of dolphins, presented on 23 February 2016.
  3. Ban on greyhound racing, presented on 21 March 2016.
Reported
PETITIONSCommenced 11.19 am
Extension of Gold Coast Airport - Ms Barham, 53 signaturesPetition received
CBD and South East Light Rail project - Dr Faruqi, 507 signatures.Petition received
NOTICES OF MOTIONS

List to be attached
Commenced 11.21 am
ITEMS ON THE NOTICE PAPER POSTPONEDCommenced 11.39 am
Government Business Notices of Motions 1, 3 and 4Postponed until a later hour
APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE MANAGER, PARLIAMENTARY SERVICESCommenced 11.39 am
The President informed the House of the appointment of Mr Mark Webb to the position of Executive Manager, Department of Parliamentary Services from Monday 18 April 2016Reported
CHANGE OF NAME OF SHOOTERS AND FISHERS PARTY Commenced 11.40 am
The President informed the House that he had received correspondence from Mr Brown dated 20 April 2016 advising of a change of name of the Shooters and Fishers Party to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.Reported
CONFIRMATION OF RESIGNATION OF GOVERNMENT WHIPCommenced 11.41 am
The President informed the House that on 29 March 2016 he had received correspondence from the Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council confirming the resignation of Dr Phelps and that he had ceased undertaking his duties as Government Whip on 22 March 2016.Reported
APPOINTMENT OF OF GOVERNMENT WHIPCommenced 11.41 am
Mr Ajaka informed the House that on 21 April 2016, Mrs Maclaren-Jones was elected Government Whip in the Legislative Council.Reported
MINISTERIAL STATEMENT - PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARYCommenced 11.41 am
Mr Gay informed the House that on 14 April 2016, Mr Jonathan O'Dea MP was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Major Events and Tourism.Reported
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICECommenced 11.42 am
The President informed the House of the publication in today's Hansard of answers to questions without notice lodged with the Clerk since the last sitting of the House.Reported
MESSAGE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLYCommenced 11.42 am
State Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill - for concurrenceBill read first time and printed.
2nd reading to be considered at a later hour
WATER NSW AMENDMENT (STAFF TRANSFERS) BILLCommenced 11.43 am
2nd reading, motion of Mr BlairDebate adjourned
NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE AMENDMENT (ADJUSTMENT OF AREAS) BILLCommenced 11.49 am
Bill introduced, read a first time and printedDebate adjourned
PAPERS - TABLED BY MINISTERCommenced 12.03 pm
Mr Ajaka tabled a list of papers Tabled
FINES AMENDMENT BILL 2016Commenced 12.06 pm
Resumption of adjourned debateDebate in progress