Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Amendment (Joint Parliamentary Committee) Bill
|About this Item||Subjects||Electoral Law; Elections: New South Wales; Parliamentary Committees: New South Wales; Government Department: New South Wales: State Electoral Office
||Speakers||Harwin The Hon Don
||Business||Bill, Second Reading, Motion
Debate resumed from 17 September.
The Hon. DON HARWIN: [11.15 a.m.]: There is movement at the station! The Special Minister of State has advised me of a possible Government initiative to set up a joint parliamentary standing committee on electoral matters and that something is now being drafted within the Premier's Department. I regard that as great news. I am advised by the office of the Special Minister of State that it was not possible to have that initiative drafted prior to today's sitting, so the Opposition in its infinite patience will give the Government till the next sitting day on which private members' business takes precedence before proceeding with its bill. We hope that the Government will do Opposition members the courtesy of showing us something as soon as possible so that we will have time to consider it for preferably several weeks prior to the next private members' business sitting day. We look forward to resuming the debate on that day.
Debate adjourned on motion by Hon. Don Harwin.