Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 1 December 2022) . . Page.. 4124 ..
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (11.32): I move:
That, notwithstanding the provisions of the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020, as amended, that established general purpose standing committees, the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety shall present its reports on the Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 and the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 by 24 February 2023.
In accordance with the Assembly resolution establishing general purpose standing committees, the Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 and the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 were referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety on 23 November 2022.
At a private meeting on 28 November, the committee resolved to undertake an enquiry into both bills. In respect of the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022, the committee will only be enquiring into the aspect concerning a new offence of unauthorised entry to a motor vehicle. The committee called for public submissions on 29 November.
The resolution of establishment for standing committees states that all bills presented to the Assembly stand referred to the relevant standing committee for enquiry and report within two months from the presentation of the bill. The reference to the Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 and the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 under this resolution means that the reporting date for these bills is 23 January 2023.
My motion asks for the reporting date for both these bills be extended further to allow sufficient time to conduct the report on the findings on these two bills. The committee asks that the reporting date be extended to 24 February 2023.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Leave of absence
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That leave of absence from 2 December 2022 to 6 February 2023 be given to all Members.
Sitting suspended from 11.35 am to 2.00 pm.
Questions without notice
MS LEE: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, this year’s rental affordability index has rated the ACT as the worst region