Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Amendment Bill 2019

Status - Key Documents - Submissions - Public Briefing - Contact

On 28 November 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Amendment Bill 2019 to the Legislation Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms of Reference by 24 March 2020.

The Committee encourages all interested people to provide their comments and feedback on the Bill.

The Committee is to inquire into and report on:
a) whether the Assembly should pass the Bill;
b) whether the Assembly should amend the Bill;
c) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals; and
d) whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the institution of Parliament.

Submissions should be sent to by close of business Wednesday, 29 January 2020


Conducting Public Hearings

Key Documents

Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Amendment Bill 2019
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights
Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Act 1983


Submission 1 - Victims of Crime NT
Submission 2 - Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Submission 3 - End Rape on Campus Australia and Marque Lawyers
Submission 4 - Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit
Submission 5 - Knowmore Legal Service
Submission 6 - Northern Territory Women's Legal Services
Submission 7 - Northern Territory Council of Social Service
Submission 8 - Australia's Right to Know
Submission 9 - Rape and Domestic Violence Service Australia
Submission 10 - North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service

Public Briefing

Public Briefing Schedule - Monday 9 December 2019
Public Briefing Transcript - Monday 9 December 2019


Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1485
Email: Contact

Last updated: 14 Feb 2020