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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4798 ..


Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 24

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.18): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 24, dated 20 November 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES: Scrutiny report 24 contains the committee's comments on nine bills and one piece of subordinate legislation. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Scrutiny report 25

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.18): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 25, dated 23 November 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES: Scrutiny report 25 contains the committee's comments on the draft Integrity Commission Bill 2018. I draw the attention of the Assembly to the tight turnaround time in which the committee was asked to consider this draft bill. The committee received the draft bill late on the afternoon of Friday, 16 November 2018 and met on the morning of Friday, 23 November 2018 to consider a report. This gave the committee's legal adviser less than a full week—around four working days—to consider the draft bill and explanatory statement, both of which are lengthy and complex. The arrangement is far from ideal, particularly as this is such an important piece of legislation for the ACT.

While the committee undertook this work, it is the view of the committee that, in future, only bills and subordinate legislation should be referred to the committee, in accordance with the committee's resolution of appointment. The committee asks that the Assembly take note of the purpose and function of the scrutiny committee and work towards ensuring that it is provided with sufficient time to scrutinise bills, in accordance with its resolution of appointment, rather than facilitating a rushed examination of a draft bill.


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