Select Committee on Opening Parliament to the People
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.
|Mr Jeff Collins MLA (Chair)||Fong Lim||Territory Labor|
|Mrs Robyn Lambley MLA (Deputy Chair)||Araluen||Independent|
|Ms Ngaree Ah Kit MLA||Karama||Territory Labor|
|Mr Gary Higgins MLA||Daly||Country Liberals|
|Mr Chansey Paech MLA||Namatjira||Territory Labor|
|Mr Gerry Wood MLA||Nelson||Independent|
|Mrs Kate Worden MLA||Sanderson||Territory Labor|
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
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
Mr Russell Keith
First Clerk Assistant
GPO Box 3721
DARWIN NT 0801
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