Order of Business

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

11.00 am

New Member for Rumney and returned Members for Launceston and Murchison, will be seated beyond the Bar of the Council.


President acknowledges Traditional People.




Tabling of Writs.


Member for Rumney, Member for Launceston, and the Member for Murchison are sworn.


President’s statement of welcome.


The President calls for:


Notice of Question

Notice of Motion

Answers to Questions

Tabling of Papers


Acting Leader seeks leave to move Motions without Notice relating to the reappointment of Deputy Chairs of Committees and other Committee Appointments.

Acting Leader seeks leave to move a Motion without Notice relating to a Portfolio adjustment for Government Administration Committees ‘A’ and ‘B’.

Acting Leader seeks leave to move a Motion without Notice relating to Special Interest Matters.


Leave of Absence – Hon Greg Hall MLC


Special Interest Matters


Order of the Day No. 3, Notices of Motion Nos. 6 & 7 and Orders of the Day Nos. 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16



Special Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Public Accounts: Failure to Comply with Summons ¾ Adjourned Debate (Mr Gaffney) on the Question proposed on 11 April 2017 ¾ That the Special Report be considered and noted. 

Notices of Motion:




6       Mr Dean to move ¾ That the Legislative Council calls upon the Treasurer to reconsider his position in relation to the release of an unredacted copy of his letter to the Minister for Energy dated 9 April 2015 and relating to the sale of the Tamar Valley Power Station:

  • in keeping with our system of responsible Government which embodies the principle of Parliamentary accountability;


  • on the condition that the letter be provided to a totally independent and suitably qualified third party as arbiter to assess the validity of the claim to immunity;
  • that the independent and suitably qualified third party be a person mutually acceptable to the President of the Legislative Council and the Premier; and


  • that the assessment by the arbiter of the claim to immunity be not open to challenge.

7        Mr Farrell to move ¾ That the Government take into account fresh evidence which supports a tourist rail development on the North East rail line prior to proceeding to take up the rail line required for that tourist rail development

Question Time 2.30 pm

Order of the Day and Notices of Motion continued.

Orders of the Day Nos. 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16

5       Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Pricing) Bill 2017 (No. 26):  Second reading.

6       Living Marine Resources Management Amendment Bill 2017 (No. 14):  Second reading.

7       Police Powers and Related Legislation (Evasion) Bill 2017 (No.  20):  Second reading.
15      Government House Land Amendment Bill 2017 (No. 4):  Second reading.
16     Poisons (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2017 (No.  15):  Second reading.


Question Time 2.30 pm

Orders of the Day continued


Clerk of the Council