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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 6 June 2017) . . Page.. 1878 ..


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Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report No 6

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.02): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 6, dated 30 May 2017, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES Scrutiny report 6 contains the committee’s comments on two bills, five pieces of subordinate legislation, one national law, three government responses and a proposed amendment to the Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.03): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety relating to petition No 5–17, revenge porn—criminalisation, as referred to the committee, pursuant to standing order 99A on 10 May 2017.

The committee notes with regard to the referral of a petition to a standing committee for consideration—taking standing order 99A together with the terms of the Assembly resolution establishing general purpose standing committees—that a committee being referred a petition pursuant to standing order 99A has an obligation to report back to the Assembly on its consideration of the particulars of that submission. The nature of a committee’s consideration—the inquiry and report process—is a matter to be determined by that committee.

As members are aware, the right to petition the parliament to highlight issues and directly influence the work of parliament dates back to the 13th century in Britain. A petition is a request by a group of citizens that asks its parliament to take action to solve a specific problem. It is the oldest and most direct way that citizens can draw attention to a matter and ask parliament to assist them.

Specifically, as signatories to petition No 5–17, 520 residents of the ACT have sought to:


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