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be aware - then any other form that would have the same effect. We would be happy to see that. But I would commend the idea behind this to the Government.

At the moment this cannot be said to be an issue of political controversy; but, of course, in the context of the planning legislation - the planning package that is coming before the Assembly - this point has been stressed repeatedly by community critics of the Bill because there is a similar disallowance provision for aspects of the plan. A number of persons in the community have said that they think that those disallowance provisions in the planning Act should be strengthened to have this deemed disallowance provision. Indeed, the Opposition supported that. I think the Government is considering its position.

But it would be strange indeed if we had a deemed disallowance provision for particular forms of delegated legislation arising from the Territory Plan, and yet not for the great bulk of delegated legislation under enactments. So, passing this amendment would be a good indication that perhaps the planning Bills could be equally amended and would, as I say, place the Territory in the same admirable position as the Commonwealth Parliament, where the Parliament acknowledges that it has the final say over the Executive in matters of delegated legislation. I commend the Bill to the house.

Debate (on motion by Mr Collaery) adjourned.


MR STEVENSON (10.46): I present the Publications Control (Amendment) Bill 1991.

Mr Berry: You have done this before, haven't you?

MR STEVENSON: No, that was 1990. Time marches on.

I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, those that profit from pornography demand a right. They demand the right to show genitalia in a lewd way. They demand the right to show women and men being chained. They demand the right to show people being whipped - granted, it is non-violent whipping. They demand the right to show multiple sex. They demand the right to degrade women participants in X-rated videos. They demand the right to have women defecated and urinated upon in these videos. They demand the right to show the actions of perverts in voyeurism and other activities. They demand the right to promote and portray sex between adults and children, having young-looking women dressed as schoolgirls. They demand the right to show homosexual

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