• Standing Orders


    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- I wish to advise the Council that I will be moving an additional amendment to the one already on the notice paper. I therefore move:

    That --
    (1) In standing order 4.05, omit paragraph (1).

    (2) (a) in standing order 4.08(1), omit --The motion will be put forthwith without amendment or debate.--; and

    (b) in standing order 6.13, insert --

    --( ) a motion to extend the sitting of the Council pursuant to standing order 4.08(1);--.

    (3) The Clerk is empowered to renumber the standing orders and correct any internal references as a consequence of this amendment.

    [Speech was interrupted here..]

  • My Human Family exhibition


    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- Members and visitors to Queen's Hall this week will notice the photographic display there. I am very pleased to be sponsoring this exhibition of 40 photos from My Human Family, a community project which shares the stories of families who have fostered or adopted dogs that have been abandoned and encourages people to adopt animals from rescue shelters. The exhibition was also on display in the New South Wales Parliament in August. I hope everyone enjoys the wonderful photos.

  • Holiday felicitations


    Ms PENNICUIK -- On another matter, I would like to follow my colleague Ms Hartland and thank her and Mr Barber for the pleasure and privilege of working with them, and thank the staff and volunteers in our offices for all they do for us. I also take this opportunity to thank the excellent staff of the parliamentary library and Hansard, and the Legislative Council staff in the Clerk's office and the table office, as well as the committee staff and the attendants for the professional and courteous way in which they always carry out their duties. We recognise and appreciate it very much.

  • Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2014


    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences and Other Matters) Bill 2014 is a quite important bill. It deals with an area I think everyone in the house would agree is difficult from the perspective of victims and also difficult to prosecute through the court system. It has historically been a very difficult area. Over many years there have been attempts to make it fairer for victims and more likely that successful convictions will be made in the courts.

  • Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation And Other Matters) Bill 2014


    Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) -- The Justice Legislation Amendment (Confiscation and Other Matters) Bill 2014 is an omnibus bill that amends nine acts of Parliament. The major part of the bill -- in fact two-thirds of the bill, or 47 of its 72 clauses -- is made up of amendments to the Confiscation Act 1997.