Page 1711 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 7 June 2022

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I can give you an example of where this might be relevant. A circumstance may give rise to a direction issued to a particular person where there is a highly virulent and transmissible variant of COVID-19. Instead of issuing a direction at large, instead of locking down the whole community, it may be appropriately contained through a less severe measure, on a population basis, by the issuing of a direction to a particular person or a particular group of people.

This is a very standard way of managing notifiable diseases in our community. The management of monkey pox is a very practical example at this point in time. We are seeing a very small number of cases of monkey pox in the Australian community at this point in time, and there would be individual requirements for people to isolate and for close contacts to be contact traced, and for them to isolate as well, in relation to a potentially transmissible disease. These things make up a standard way of managing a public health risk without having to make a community-wide direction in relation to that.

Question put:

That amendments Nos 1 to 5 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 15

Mr Cain

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Ms Castley

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Lawder

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Ms Lee

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Milligan

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Parton

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Davis

Amendments negatived.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (11.42): I move amendment No 5 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 1771].

Amendment agreed to.

MS LEE (Kurrajong-Leader of the Opposition) (11.42), by leave: I move amendments Nos 6 to 13 circulated in my name together [see schedule 2 at page 1778].

Question put:

That amendments Nos 6 to 13 be agreed to.

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