Week in review
NSW Parliament concludes for the year
NSW Greens vote down anti-Semitism protections
Legislative Assembly votes through Euthanasia
November 29, 2021
Dear Members and Supporters,
The Parliament of New South Wales has concluded for the year. The Legislative Assembly returns on the 15th of February 2022 whereas the Legislative Council returns on the 22nd of February 2022. The celebration of Christmas, that is the day that our Lord Jesus Christ was born into the world, is a Parliamentary tradition. Since 2007 I have hosted the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary who set up a Christmas Nativity Scene in the Parliamentary Fountain Court. I give thanks to the good Sisters for their continued efforts.
I was pleased to move a Notice of Motion urging the Legislative Council to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism. As ‘modern’ Nazis and other anti-Semites have evolved their tactics and strategies so must all free and fair folk opposed to such evil. This week I moved this motion as Formal Business which if unopposed would have meant the definition be formally accepted. Shockingly the NSW Greens voted against the Motion and now this definition will be debated and voted on in February 2022.
The Legislative Assembly saw the passage of the dangerous Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 (euthanasia). I would like to personally thank the below members of Parliament for some 160 amendments they proposed to the Bill:
Member for Riverstone – Kevin Conolly
Member for Mulgoa – Tanya Davies
Member for Wollondilly – Nathaniel Smith
Member for Fairfield – Guy Zangari
Member for Cronulla – Mark Speakman
This is not the first time it has passed the Legislative Assembly. The Bill will come before the Legislative Council in 2022 where I will work to see its defeat.
Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC
CDP Parliamentary Leader
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