Ms Previous DocumentHUTCHINSNext Hit (Minister for Industrial Relations) (18:11:25) — I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Speech as follows, except for statement under section 85(5) of the Constitution Act 1975, incorporated into Hansard under standing orders: It has often been said in this house that long service leave is a benefit that all workers should enjoy, as a reward for long and faithful service, and to allow workers to take a break from their jobs and spend time with their families.
Ms Previous DocumentHUTCHINSNext Hit (Minister for Industrial Relations) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Charter), I make this statement of compatibility with respect to the Long Service Benefits Portability Bill 2018.
Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) (17:50:02) — Yet again we are seeing filibustering from those on the other side, trying to stop us from doing the important work of getting on with changes and amendments in the Liquor and Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) (17:22:17) — I rise to speak against the motion that has been put and to say that the agenda that is before us at the moment in regard to the second-reading speech and proceeding forthwith with the Justice Legislation Amendment (Access to Justice) Bill 2018 relates to one of the most important bills coming to this house this afternoon.
Speech on the second reading of Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018
Member statement on advancing the treaty process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill.
Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) (16:07:13) — In terms of the amendments that have been put forward by the opposition, I would say that this government absolutely cannot support those amendments, particularly point 4 of those amendments, which omits the paragraph which talks about the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and representatives of the Greens — let me emphasise — 'responding' to the visitors' remarks. That is not debating the bill in any way, shape or form. Let me just set the record straight: the opposition and all parties in this house will have an entire five weeks to consider their position and their comments on the bill once this house adjourns at the end of this week, so the excuses that have been put forward about proper process are ones I absolutely do not concur with.
Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs) (15:31:10) — I move: That so much of standing and sessional orders be suspended on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, so as to allow: (1) business to be interrupted immediately after the conclusion of constituency questions and the Victorian treaty advancement commissioner, Jill Gallagher, AO, Geraldine Atkinson, Paul Briggs, OAM, Vicki Clark, Janine Coombs and Mick Harding to attend on the floor of the house;
Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Industrial Relations) (14:02:32) — I move: That I have leave to bring in a bill for an act to provide portability of long service benefits in certain industries and to amend other acts and for other purposes.
Ms Hutchins — On a point of order, Speaker, I find the comments that were made by the member for Lowan very disturbing when she expressed her disappointment in our former member for Northcote not being appropriately acknowledged.