Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

Status - Key Documents - Submissions - Tabled Papers - Report -  Contact

On 19 February 2020 the Legislative Assembly referred the Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 to the Legislation Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms of Reference by 5 May 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 11 March 2020


Report Tabled and Government Responses received - 24 June 2020 and 20 October 2020.

Key Documents

Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill
Explanatory Statement
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights
Return to Work Act 1986
Return to Work Regulations 1986 


Submission 1 - Housing Industry Association
Submission 2 - Motor Trade Association SA / NT
Submission 3 - Insurance Council of Australia
Submission 4 - Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Submission 5 - Consolidated Pastoral Company
Submission 6 - Northern Territory Police Association
Submission 7 - Law Society NT 
Submission 8 - Ward Keller Lawyers
Submission 9 - United Worker's Union
Submission 10 - Hall Payne Lawyers 
Submission 11 - Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association
Submission 12 - St John Ambulance Australia NT Inc

Tabled Papers

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice - Responses to Written Questions - 14 April 2020


Inquiry into the Return to Work Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 - 5 May 20-20
Associated Minutes of Proceedings
Government Response - 24 June 2020


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

Last updated: 06 Nov 2020