Reordering of General Business

Reordering of General Business

(Business of the House, 9 November 2022, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)

I support the motion moved by the member for Newtown. We have a significant opportunity to pass important protections for renters.

As someone who has passed four bills in this Parliament—that is four more bills than the Labor Opposition—I can say that it requires three elements: good policy, which the member's bill is; good timing, and now is the deadline to be able to pass this reform; and the numbers. If the Opposition committed to the statement it made over the weekend to back renters, it would ensure that this bill is debated and voted on tomorrow and passes this Parliament. We are soon to face an election. The electorates are smart enough to know that parties can make a commitment, but what is more important is that they deliver. The Labor Opposition has the opportunity today to deliver on its commitment, to not wait until the outcome of the election and whatever the situation is in the next Parliament. We could do this today with the support of the Opposition. We call on the Opposition to take a stand and vote with the crossbench to ensure that we are able to protect renters from no fault evictions in New South Wales.

The SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to.

The House divided.

Ayes 7

Noes 63

Majority 56

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!