Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Ports Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Status - Key Documents - Public Briefing - Report -  Contact

On 28 November 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Ports Legislation 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


Report Tabled and Government Response Received

Key Documents

Ports Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

Ports Management Act 2015
Darwin Port Corporation Act 1983
Ports Management (Repeals and Related and Consequential Amendments) Act 2015

Public Briefing

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

Tabled Paper

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Written Response to Issues Raised in Legal Advice - 23 February 2020


Inquiry into the Ports Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 - 4 March 2020
Associated Minutes of Proceedings
Government Response - 24 June 2020 


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

Last updated: 24 Jun 2020