Department of the Legislative Assembly

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

CommitteeFunction
Public AccountsExamines and reports on government income and spending, reports of the Auditor-General and statutory bodies, and subordinate legislation.
Social Policy ScrutinyHolds public reviews of any proposed laws (Bills) referred to it and inquires into social policy issues referred by the Assembly, a Minister or on its own motion.
Economic Policy ScrutinyHolds public reviews of any proposed laws (Bills) referred to it and inquires into economic policy issues referred by the Assembly, a Minister or on its own motion.
Northern Territory Harm Reduction Strategy for Addictive BehavioursReviews and examines the available evidence regarding effective harm reduction strategies used to address health problems associated with illicit drug use and other addictive behaviours and, also, strategies for reducing the impact of these behaviours on families and the broader community.
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: 03 Aug 2018