Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Judicial Commission Bill 2020

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

On 13 February 2020 the Legislative Assembly referred the Judicial Commission 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 Response received.

Key Documents

Judicial Commission Bill 2020
Explanatory Statement 
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights


Submission 1 - Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory
Submission 2 - Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission 
Submission 3 - Civil Liberties Australia NT 
Submission 4 - Northern Territory Bar Association 
Submission 5 - Northern Territory Women Lawyers Association 
Submission 6 - Law Society NT

Tabled Papers

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice - Responses to Written Questions - 15 April 2020


Inquiry into the Judicial Commission Bill 2020 - 5 May 2020
Associated Minutes of Proceedings
Government Response - 23 June 2020


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

Last updated: 24 Jun 2020