Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 October 2018) . . Page.. 4423 ..
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 23
MS LEE (Kurrajong) (10.01): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 23, dated 29 October 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MS LEE: Scrutiny report 23 contains the committee’s comments on 27 pieces of subordinate legislation, one government response and one regulatory impact statement. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.
MS LEE (Kurrajong) (10.02), by leave: I move:
That the resolution of the Assembly of 20 September 2018 that referred the exposure draft of the Motor Accident Injuries Bill and accompanying explanatory guide to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety for inquiry and report be amended by omitting the words “1 November 2018” and substituting “27 November 2018”.
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister assisting the Chief Minister on Advanced Technology and Space Industries) (10.02 ): I thank Ms Lee for this opportunity to speak to this motion. I rise to indicate that the government is concerned about the length of time being sought. I am mindful of the balance that needs to be struck between scrutiny and consideration of bills by the entire Assembly. To this end, I think it would be useful to recount the history of the inquiry.
The exposure bill was referred to the committee by this Assembly on 20 September 2018. Perhaps 10 weeks will have elapsed by the time of reporting. The committee has a very specific reference. The committee has not been tasked with inquiring into the entirety of the CTP scheme or whether there should be any reform. The