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Other (Moved by Labor) - Seeking of leave for making a Motion without notice.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Motion, Want of Confidence in Minister for Human Services

Subject of Debate

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed that Ms White have leave to make a Motion without notice.

Original Motion

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed—That the House has no confidence in the Minister for Human Services for the following reasons:—

(1)  Serious allegations have been raised about the mistreatment of children in the Many Colours 1 Direction Program.

(2)  The Minister has repeatedly assured this Parliament and the people of Tasmania that children in the Many Colours 1 Direction program in the Northern Territory are safe and are being successfully rehabilitated.

(3)  Video evidence has emerged which shows a participant in the program allegedly speeding in a stolen vehicle, risking the safety of themselves and members of the public.

(4)  The video was provided to the Minister’s office on 5 October and the Minister viewed the footage on October 7.

(5)  The Minister knew about this incident when he claimed children in the program were safe.

(6)  The Minister has actively played down concerns about the safety of the children in the program, including describing the disturbing incident of a child stealing a vehicle and speeding through a community areas as “more of a joyride.”

(7)  Despite the Minister viewing the footage on October 7, the Premier told the Parliament he did not become aware of the incident until October 13.

(8)          The Minister has demonstrated such appalling judgement that he cannot be responsible for the care of vulnerable children and he is unfit to be a Minister of the Crown.


Other Passed

 

 

Other (Moved by Liberals) - Amendment to Motion to suspend standing orders to place a time limit on the confidence debate.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Motion, Want of Confidence in Minister for Human Services

Amendment

An Amendment was proposed by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport after “forthwith” by inserting the following:-

 

“and that debate on the Motion be completed by 5 o’clock p.m., and that immediately following a vote on the Motion, the House proceeds to ‘Government Private Members Private Members’ Business’.”

Subject of Debate

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed - That so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent a Motion of Want of Confidence in the Minister for Human Services, of which notice has been given this day, from being brought on for debate forthwith.


Other Passed

 

 

Other (Moved by Labor) - Motion to suspend standing orders to allow for no confidence debate.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Motion, Want of Confidence in Minister for Human Services

Subject of Debate

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed - That so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent a Motion of Want of Confidence in the Minister for Human Services, of which notice has been given this day, from being brought on for debate forthwith  and that debate on the Motion be completed by 5 o’clock p.m., and that immediately following a vote on the Motion, the House proceeds to ‘Government Private Members Private Members’ Business’.

Original Motion

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed - That so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent a Motion of Want of Confidence in the Minister for Human Services, of which notice has been given this day, from being brought on for debate forthwith.


Other Passed

 

 

Amendment (Moved by Greens) - Amendment to replace "stolen" with "borrowed" and remove clause 7.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Motion, Want of Confidence in Minister for Human Services

Amendment

An Amendment was proposed by Ms O’Connor:

In paragraph (3) by leaving out “stolen” and inserting instead “borrowed”.

By leaving out Paragraph 7. 

Original Motion

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed—That the House has no confidence in the Minister for Human Services for the following reasons:—

(1)  Serious allegations have been raised about the mistreatment of children in the Many Colours 1 Direction Program.

(2)  The Minister has repeatedly assured this Parliament and the people of Tasmania that children in the Many Colours 1 Direction program in the Northern Territory are safe and are being successfully rehabilitated.

(3)  Video evidence has emerged which shows a participant in the program allegedly speeding in a stolen vehicle, risking the safety of themselves and members of the public.

(4)  The video was provided to the Minister’s office on 5 October and the Minister viewed the footage on October 7.

(5)  The Minister knew about this incident when he claimed children in the program were safe.

(6)  The Minister has actively played down concerns about the safety of the children in the program, including describing the disturbing incident of a child stealing a vehicle and speeding through a community areas as “more of a joyride.”

(7)  Despite the Minister viewing the footage on October 7, the Premier told the Parliament he did not become aware of the incident until October 13.

(8)          The Minister has demonstrated such appalling judgement that he cannot be responsible for the care of vulnerable children and he is unfit to be a Minister of the Crown.


Amendment Negatived

 

 

Final Motion (Moved by Labor) - Motion negatived.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 - Motion, Want of Confidence in Minister for Human Services

Final Motion

A Motion being made and the Question being proposed—That the House has no confidence in the Minister for Human Services for the following reasons:—

(1)  Serious allegations have been raised about the mistreatment of children in the Many Colours 1 Direction Program.

(2)  The Minister has repeatedly assured this Parliament and the people of Tasmania that children in the Many Colours 1 Direction program in the Northern Territory are safe and are being successfully rehabilitated.

(3)  Video evidence has emerged which shows a participant in the program allegedly speeding in a stolen vehicle, risking the safety of themselves and members of the public.

(4)  The video was provided to the Minister’s office on 5 October and the Minister viewed the footage on October 7.

(5)  The Minister knew about this incident when he claimed children in the program were safe.

(6)  The Minister has actively played down concerns about the safety of the children in the program, including describing the disturbing incident of a child stealing a vehicle and speeding through a community areas as “more of a joyride.”

(7)  Despite the Minister viewing the footage on October 7, the Premier told the Parliament he did not become aware of the incident until October 13.

(8)          The Minister has demonstrated such appalling judgement that he cannot be responsible for the care of vulnerable children and he is unfit to be a Minister of the Crown.

Supported

Greens, Labor

Opposed

Liberals, Ogilvie

Final Motion Negatived