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Media ID   0233-A    

   

Parliamentary Committee Stages (5 March 1986) of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill


Unique ID

1125552002-19

Speakers

Robert Muldoon, Michael Cullen, Norm Jones, Merv Wellington, George Gair, Venn Young, Maurice McTigue, John Luxton, John Banks, Richard Prebble, Jim McLay

Related media

0232-AB, 0233-B

Details

Source tape

     

0233-A

Date

     

5 March 1986

Source

     

Parliament

Copyright

     

Parliament

Recorded by

     

Barry Neels

Deposited by

     

Barry Neels

Comments

Committee Stages span 0231 – 0238

Disclaimer

This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.



Summary

 

Procedural debate on whether the Bill should be considered part-by-part or clause-by-clause by the Parliamentary Committee

 

01:00

Robert Muldoon (?)

 

02:00

Michael Cullen – point of order

 

03:30

Norm Jones – so we are now going to do the same as the Goods and Services Tax debate

 

04:30

Chairman – ruling

 

06:00

Merv Wellington – why should the Committee of Parliament make it easier to resolve complexities and potential conflicts.. this is what we are here to do.. who were the parties to the proposal..

 

10:00

George Gair – part-by-part or clause-by-clause..

 

11:20

Venn Young - what is being sort is the restriction of Members speaking rights.. But.. Members have extensively debated this Bill.. there are many other issues to deal with.. there are issues of tremendous importance out in the country.. we all know how we are going to vote on this issue.. I want to get on to economic issues.. by taking the Bill part-by-part it will enable us to move at a greater speed.. we have all made up our minds.. let us get on with the business

 

14:30

Maurice McTigue – I am opposed to a situation where I will be required to vote on clauses within this part of the Bill which will substantially alter the structure of our society.. we have a right to be able to consider the implications.. I am totally opposed to the proposed action..

 

16:10

John Luxton - move to report progress

 

17:00

Chairman – when the Members stop trying to tell me how to do my job..

 

17:30

John Banks – we’ve seen some shocking chairmanship from you tonight..

 

17:35

Chairman - the Member for Whangarei (John Banks) will withdraw from the Chamber.. I name the Member for Whangarei .. the chairman will report progress..

 

19:00

[General Chamber atmosphere as the Speaker returns]

 

20:20

Chairman – naming the Member for Whangarei

 

22:00

Venn Young – point of order .. you have an element of discretion before you suspend John Banks

 

25:10

John Luxton – point of order..

 

29:30

Speaker – ruling

 

 

Various points of order about the naming of John Banks..

 

33:50

Richard Prebble – I move that John Banks be suspended..

 

34:00

Speaker – division called for.. ayes 44, noes 31 .. John Banks will be suspended for the next twenty-four hours.. I declare the house in Committee..

 

36:45

Chairman – House in committee on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.. I will report progress to seek the Speakers ruling..

 

37:20

[General Chamber atmosphere as the Speaker returns]

 

38:30

Chairman reports back to the Speaker .. debating the Bill part-by-part..

 

40:00

John Luxton – point of order.. background..

 

42:30

Michael Cullen

 

44:00

Jim McLay – point of order [continues on 0233-B]

 


   



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