Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

List of Committees

The following table provides a brief overview of the function of each Assembly Committee. More detailed information on each committee can be found by selecting the committee name.

Information on previous committees can be found here

Public AccountsExamines and reports on government income and spending, reports of the Auditor-General and statutory bodies, and subordinate legislation.
Legislation ScrutinyExamines and reports on any Bill (proposed law) referred to it by the Assembly and inquires into and reports on any matter referred to it by the Assembly, a Minister or on its own motion.
Standing Committee on the ICACPerforms the functions of the Assembly Committee under the ICAC Act, examines the Annual Report of the Commissioner and the annual report on evaluation by the Inspector, and examines trends in similar bodies in Australia and internationally.
Standing OrdersMakes recommendations to the Assembly about changing the Standing Orders, which are the rules for how the Assembly operates.
EstimatesExamines and reports on the estimates of proposed expenditure (Budget), the management of Government-owned corporations and the performance of Agencies as outlined in their Annual Reports.
HouseAdvises the Speaker on matters relating to Parliament House and services to Members.
PrivilegesInquires into and reports on matters of privilege referred to it by the Assembly.
Members' InterestsDirects how the Clerk keeps the Register of Members' Interests and decides how it will be made available for inspection.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2020