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Annual report



Annual report


Northern Territory. Legislative Assembly. Sessional Committee on Constitutional Development


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Period: 1 July 1991 to 30 June 1992; 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1995




Northern Territory. Legislative Assembly. Sessional Committee on Constitutional Development -- Periodicals.; Constitutional law -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals.

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Northern Territory Government

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1 volume ; 25 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory



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1. INTRODUCTION Establishment of Committee On 28 August 1985, the Legislative Assembly by resolution, established the Select Committee on Constitutional Development. On 30 November 1989 the Legislative Assembly resolved to amend the Committee's Terms of Reference changing its status from a select committee to a sessional committee. The Sessional Committee was reconstituted on 27 June 1994, following the election in June 1994. Terms of Reference The Committee's primary terms of reference are: 1. to inquire into, report and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly on: (a) a Constitution for the new State and the principles upon which it should be drawn, including: legislative powers; executive powers; judicial power; and the method to be adopted to have a draft new state Constitution approved by or on behalf of the people of the Northern Territory; (b) the issues, conditions and procedures pertinent to the entry of the Northern Territory into the Federation as a new State; and ( c) such other constitutional and legal matters as may be referred to it by: relevant ministers; or resolution of the Assembly; 2. to undertake a role in promoting the awareness of constitutional issues to the Northern Territory and Australian populations. Membership of the Committee Membership of the Committee compnses equal numbers of Government and Opposition members. Committee Membership during the financial year is as follows : 3

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