Page 1879 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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... draw to the attention of the Assembly that there is no specific criminal offence prohibiting the non-consensual disclosure of a sexual image (the phenomenon colloquially referred to as “revenge porn”).

The petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to consider filling this gap in the law by criminalising the non-consensual disclosure of a sexual image.

I wish to advise the Assembly that the committee is currently considering the particulars of the petition and its requested action. On this occasion, prior to determining how it may proceed with regard to further inquiry, the committee will also consider the responsible minister’s response to the petition, which is due within three months of the tabling of the petition. The committee understands this time frame to be by 10 August 2017. Accordingly, the committee looks forward to considering the minister’s response and will report back to the Assembly as soon as practicable.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.05): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Auditor-General reports. At its private meeting on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 the standing committee agreed to inquire further into the Auditor-General’s report 2015-16 Financial Audits—Computer Information Systems. That is audit report No 3 of 2017. The committee also agreed to note two reports, 2015-16 Financial Audits—Audit Reports and 2015-16 Financial Audits—Financial Results and Audit Findings, audit reports Nos 10 and 11 of 2016, with no further recommendation.

Independent Integrity Commission—Select Committee

Reporting date

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (10.06), by leave: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 15 December 2016, relating to the establishment of the Select Committee on an Independent Integrity Commission, be amended at paragraph (4) by omitting “August” and substituting “October”.

The Assembly resolution establishing the Select Committee on an Independent Integrity Commission set a reporting date by the end of August 2017. This inquiry is an important one and it has attracted wide-ranging public interest. In response to requests for an extension of time from interested individuals and key stakeholder groups and organisations, the committee is continuing to receive submissions and will not be in a position to report by the date requested.

The committee has discussed this. We are aware of the public interest in drawing this report together in a timely manner, but we also believe that the counterinfluence of wanting to allow time for substantive submissions is quite important as well, and that is the basis on which the committee seeks to amend the reporting date to be by the end of October 2017.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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