Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 November 2019
Tabled paper 1423
Tabled papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Tony Sievers
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Department of the Legislative Assembly
Inquiry into the Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 8 Terms of Reference Sessional Order 13 Establishment of Scrutiny Committees (1) Standing Order 178 is suspended. (2) The Assembly appoints the following scrutiny committees: (a) The Social Policy Scrutiny Committee (b) The Economic Policy Scrutiny Committee (3) The Membership of the scrutiny committees will be three Government Members and one Opposition Member nominated to the Speaker in writing by the respective Whip and one non-party aligned Member to be appointed by motion. (4) The functions of the scrutiny committees shall be to inquire and report on: (a) any matter within its subject area referred to it: (i) by the Assembly; (ii) by a Minister; or (iii) on its own motion. (b) any bill referred to it by the Assembly; (c) in relation to any bill referred by the Assembly: (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, including whether the bill: (A) makes rights and liberties, or obligations, dependent on administrative power only if the power is sufficiently defined and subject to appropriate review; and (B) is consistent with principles of natural justice; and (C) allows the delegation of administrative power only in appropriate cases and to appropriate persons; and (D) does not reverse the onus of proof in criminal proceedings without adequate justification; and (E) confers powers to enter premises, and search for or seize documents or other property, only with a warrant issued by a judge or other judicial officer; and (F) provides appropriate protection against self-incrimination; and (G) does not adversely affect rights and liberties, or impose obligations, retrospectively; and