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Title

  • Motions Northern Territory: Crime
  • Motions - Northern Territory: Crime - Let a vote happen

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Sam McMahon</p>
  • <p>I ask general business notice of motion No. 1036 relating to juvenile crime in the Northern Territory be taken as formal.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • An absolute majority voted in favour of suspending the usual parliamentary rules - known as [standing orders](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/parliament-at-work/standing-orders/) - in order to let a vote on a [motion](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2021-02-25/3) happen.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent general business notices of [motion No. 1036](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/divisions/senate/2021-02-25/3) being moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.*
  • <p>Is there any objection to this motion being taken as formal?</p>
  • <p>An honourable senator: Yes.</p>
  • <p>There is.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to move general business notice of motion No. 1036 and for the motion to be determined without amendment or debate.</p>
  • <p class="italic">Leave not granted.</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent general business notices of motion No. 1036 being moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is the motion to suspend standing orders moved by Senator Duniam be agreed to.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>On behalf of Senator McMahon, I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(i) property crime and personal assaults, particularly by juvenile offenders, are a major concern for Northern Territory residents and businesses; one Alice Springs business reported 15 break ins or damage from attempts since Christmas, and residents report no longer feeling safe in their communities, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(ii) last week the Northern Territory Police Commissioner revealed property crime has spiked by up to 50% in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek and the Commissioner also revealed 75% of offenders dealt with by members of Strike Force Viper are repeat offenders; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Northern Territory Labor Government to urgently review and overhaul the Northern Territory's weak bail laws and introduce methods to appropriately manage youth offenders.</p>