Department of the Legislative Assembly

Select Committee on Opening Parliament to the People

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The Select Committee on Opening Parliament to the People is inquiring into options for parliamentary reform, particularly increased participation in the law making process and policy debates and improving the effectiveness of Question Time.

Membership

MemberElectorateParty
Mr Jeff Collins MLA (Chair)Fong LimTerritory Labor
Mrs Robyn Lambley MLA (Deputy Chair)AraluenIndependent 
Ms Ngaree Ah Kit MLAKaramaTerritory Labor
Mr Gary Higgins MLADalyCountry Liberals
Mr Chansey Paech MLANamatjiraTerritory Labor
Mr Gerry Wood MLANelsonIndependent
Mrs Kate Worden MLASandersonTerritory Labor

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

1. A Select Committee on the subject of Opening Parliament to the People be appointed comprising the Members for Fong Lim, Stuart, Sanderson, Karama, Daly, Nelson and Araluen.

2. The Committee is to inquire into options for parliamentary reform, particularly increased participation in the legislative process and policy debates and improving the effectiveness of Question Time, having regard to, among other things, the Parliamentary Reform - Opening Parliament to the People (Labor Policy Discussion Paper) and Restoring Integrity to Government – Trust and Integrity Reform Discussion Papers published by the then Opposition ahead of the Northern Territory Election and the Discussion Paper on Assembly Committee Reform tabled by the Speaker on 25 August 2015 and other proposals which the 12th Assembly Standing Orders Committee deferred for consideration of the 13th Assembly.

3. The Committee is to report to the Assembly by 31 March 2017.

Resolved by the Legislative Assembly on 19 October 2016

Media Releases

Report on Opening Parliament to the People

Call for Submissions

Key Documents

Restoring Integrity to the Government: Trust and Integrity Reform Discussion Paper

Parliamentary Reform: Opening Parliament to the People

Discussion Paper on Assembly Committee Reform

Standing Orders Committee Report on Matters of Questions Time Reform, Infant Care and Right of Reply

Queensland Parliament Review of the Parliamentary Committee System

Queensland Parliament Submission to the NSW Select Committee on the Legislative Council Committee System

Reports

Report on Opening Parliament to the People
Associated Minutes of Proceedings: Report on Opening Parliament to the People
Summary of Recommendations
Government Response

Green Paper on Parliamentary Reform 

Submissions

Submission No. 1 - Northern Territory Electoral Commission
Submission No. 2 - Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
Submission No. 3 - Auditor-General of the Northern Territory
Submission No. 4 - Ned Aughterson
Submission No. 5 - Ian McNeill
Submission No. 6 - Territory Labor Caucus
Submission No. 7 - Leader of the Opposition
Submission No. 8 - Brendan Doran
Submission No. 9 - Department of the Chief Minister 
Submission No. 10 - Local Government Association of the Northern Territory
Submission No. 11 - NT Greens 
Submission No. 12 - Department of Tourism and Culture
Submission No. 13 - East Arnhem Regional Council 

Public Hearing

Public Hearing Schedule 5 December 2016
Public Hearing Transcript 5 December 2016
Tabled Paper 1 - Mr Wood MLA 

Published Correspondence

Letter to Leader of Government Business, dated 20 February 2017
Response from Leader of Government Business, dated 10 March 2017
Letter to Leader of Government Business, dated 13 March 2017

Contact

Mr Russell Keith
First Clerk Assistant 
GPO Box 3721
DARWIN NT 0801
Telephone:  (08) 8946 1429
Email:  Contact

Last updated: 10 May 2017