Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5398 ..
each Member of the Legislative Assembly shall provide to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly a declaration of the private interests of themselves and their immediate family in the form as presented to the Assembly on 30 November 2017 and shall notify any alteration of those interests to the Clerk within 60 days of that alteration occurring;
(2) under the general direction of the Speaker, and in accordance with section 11 of the form, the Clerk shall store the declarations of private interests made by each Member and arrange for the declarations and updates for that Assembly to be placed on the Legislative Assembly website on the internet. When a Member vacates his or her seat or is not re-elected at the next general election for the Assembly, the Clerk shall retain those declarations for seven years, after which the Clerk shall destroy all declarations made by that Member in his/her custody and remove those declarations from the Legislative Assembly website on the internet;
(3) any declaration stored by the Clerk be made available for perusal to any person on request; and
(4) this resolution has effect from the commencement of the Second Assembly and continues in force unless and until amended or repealed by this or a subsequent Assembly.”.
I will be brief. These changes have been worked through by the admin and procedure committee. I want to thank all the members of that committee for the work that has been undertaken on this. At tabling of papers, the new amended declaration form will also be presented.
The amendment includes some necessary changes. It is timely. The last time the paper was amended was 2009, so it is nothing we have rushed at. It is timely, since 2009, to update the members declaration. It is important that we have transparency as members and report as often as we can.
I hope that, as reflected in the admin and procedure committee, it is supported across all parties in the house.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
End of Life Choices—Select Committee
MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (12.16): I move:
(1) a select committee be established to inquire into end of life choices in the ACT, including:
(a) current practices utilised in the medical community to assist a person to exercise their preference in managing the end of their life, including palliative care;