Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 November 2017) . . Page.. 5103 ..
morning is the place to examine these matters. We will be happy for Mrs Dunne to add that to the program for Thursday morning but we will not be supporting the suspension of standing orders today.
Question resolved in the negative.
MR WALL (Brindabella) (11.56): Madam Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion that would allow Mrs Dunne’s motion to establish a select committee on privilege to be set down as an item of business under Assembly business on Thursday, 30 November.
MADAM SPEAKER: Members, admin and procedure does list Assembly business. That has been done. We have four substantive items listed. For this to go forward, you will need leave and we will need to suspend standing orders for this to proceed; or, when the debate comes up on Thursday—I am seeking some guidance from members—we can be aware of this motion and have it in our minds for discussion.
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 12
MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (11.56): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 12, dated 21 November 2017, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MRS JONES: Scrutiny report 12 contains the committee’s comments on 11 bills, two pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. In this scrutiny report the committee discusses a response from the Minister for Health and Wellbeing in relation to the committee’s earlier comments on the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017. The act is an act of the Queensland parliament which applies in the ACT—automatically, and without any scope for appropriate scrutiny or amendment by the Legislative Assembly—under the provisions of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (ACT) Act 2010. The committee thanks the minister for health for her prompt and helpful response. I also thank the minister for her recognition, in discussions with me as chair of the committee, of the issues for the committee in this matter.
This particular national law highlights issues with national laws that have recently been a concern for the committee. As I have noted, under the terms of the relevant act, amendments are automatically made to the ACT law once the original national law is amended in the Queensland parliament. There is no formal requirement even to table amendments in the Legislative Assembly. The minister has done so in this, as a result of an earlier request by the committee that the Legislative Assembly be notified of