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Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 November 2019

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Title

Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 November 2019

Other title

Tabled paper 1423

Collection

Tabled papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2019-11-26

Description

Tabled by Tony Sievers

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Department of the Legislative Assembly

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/755112

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/768771

Page content

Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 12 1 Introduction Introduction of the Bill 1.1 The Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services the Hon Nicole Manison MLA, on Wednesday 18 September 2019. The Assembly subsequently referred the Bill to the Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report by Tuesday 26 November 2019.1 Conduct of the Inquiry 1.2 On 20 September 2019 the Committee called for submissions by 8 October 2019. The call for submissions was advertised via the Legislative Assembly website, Facebook, Twitter feed and email subscription service. In addition, the Committee directly contacted a number of individuals and organisations. 1.3 As noted in Appendix 1, the Committee received four submissions to its inquiry. The Committee held a public briefing with the Northern Territory Police Force on 24 September 2019. Outcome of Committees Consideration 1.4 Sessional order 13(4)(c) requires that the Committee after examining the Bill determine: (i) whether the Assembly should pass the bill; (ii) whether the Assembly should amend the bill; (iii) whether the bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals; and (iv) whether the bill has sufficient regard to the institution of Parliament. 1.5 Following examination of the Bill, and consideration of the evidence received, the Committee is of the view that the Legislative Assembly should pass the Bill with proposed amendments as set out in recommendations 2-7. Recommendation 1 The Committee recommends that the Legislative Assembly pass the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 with the proposed amendments set out in recommendations 2-7. 1 Hon Nicole Manison MLA, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Draft - Daily Hansard Day 2 Wednesday 18 September 2019, p. 3, http://hdl.handle.net/10070/754522. http://hdl.handle.net/10070/754522


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