Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Membership - Terms of Reference - Inquiries - Annual Report -  Contact

The role of the Legislation Scrutiny Committee is to inquire into and report on:

  • any matter referred to it by the Assembly, a Minister or on its own motion; and
  • any Bill referred to it by the Assembly to consider whether the Assembly should pass the Bill or amend the Bill and whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals and the institution of Parliament.


Mr Tony Sievers MLA (Chair)BrennanTerritory Labor
Mr Joel Bowden MLAJohnstonTerritory Labor
Mrs Lia Finocchiaro MLASpillettCountry Liberals
Mrs Robyn Lambley MLAAraluenTerritory Alliance
Ms Sandra Nelson MLA (Deputy Chair)KatherineTerritory Labor

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the Legislation Scrutiny Committee


Completed Bill Inquiries
Firearms Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Judicial Commission Bill 2020
Planning Amendment Bill 2020
Liquor Amendment Bill 2020
Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Treaty Commissioner Bill 2020
Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Amendment Bill 2019
Petroleum Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019
Justice Legislation Amendment (Domestic and Family Violence) Bill 2019
Ports Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Licensing (Director-General) Repeal Bill 2019
Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Marine Pollution Amendment Bill 2019
Criminal Property Forfeiture Amendment Bill 2019
Court Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019-20 - 8 July 2020
Associated Minutes of Proceedings


Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Darwin NT 0801 
Telephone: (08) 8946 1485 
Email: Contact

Last updated: 21 Oct 2020