Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Social Policy Scrutiny Committee

Membership - Terms of Reference - Media ReleasesInquiries - Annual Reports -  Contact

The role of the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee is to:

  • inquire into and report on any matter within its subject area referred to it by the Assembly, a Minister or on its own motion; and
  • examine any Bill referred to it by the Assembly and determine whether the Assembly should pass the Bill or amend the Bill and whether the Bill has sufficient regard to the rights and liberties of individuals and the institution of Parliament.


Ms Ngaree Ah Kit MLA (Chair)KaramaTerritory Labor
Mrs Lia Finocchiaro MLASpillettCountry Liberals
Mrs Robyn Lambley MLA (Deputy Chair)AraluenIndependent
Mr Chansey Paech MLANamatjiraTerritory Labor
Mrs Kate Worden MLASandersonTerritory Labor

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee

Media Releases

Tabling of Annual Report 2017-2018, 15 August 2018 


Completed Bill Inquiries
Marine Pollution Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Clearance) Bill 2019
Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Local Government Bill 2019
Mental Health and Related Services Amendment Bill 2019
Burial and Cremation Bill 2019
Statute Law Revision and Repeals Bill 2019
Territory Wildlife Parks and Conservation Amendment Bill 2019
Environment Protection Bill 2019
Youth Justice and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Education and Care Services (National Uniform Legislation) Amendment Bill 2019
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Authorisations) Bill 2019
Teacher Registration (Northern Territory) Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Public Information Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Health Services Amendment Bill 2018
Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2018
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Health Practitioner Regulation (National Uniform Legislation) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Nuclear Waste Transport, Storage and Disposal (Prohibition) Amendment Bill 2018
Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority Amendment Bill 2018
Electoral Amendment Bill 2018
Interpretation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Monitoring of Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) Bill 2018
Animal Protection Bill 2018
Domestic and Family Violence Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017
Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017
Criminal Code Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill 2017
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Consequential and Related Amendments) Bill 2017
Parks and Wildlife Commission Amendment Bill 2017
Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2017
Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bill 2017

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2017 - 2018, 15 August 2018
Associated Minutes of Proceeding
Annual Report 2018-2019 - 13 August 2019
Associated Minutes of Proceedings


Ms Julia Knight
Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
Telephone:  (08) 8901 4149
Email: Contact

Last updated: 08 Jul 2020