Department of the Legislative Assembly

Local Government Bill 2019

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

On 18 September 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Local Government Bill 2019 to the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s Terms of Reference by 26 November 2019.

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 SPSC@nt.gov.au by close of business Tuesday, 8 October 2019.

Status

Report Tabled

Key Documents

Local Government Bill 2019 (Serial 107)
Explanatory Statement 
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights
Local Government Act 2008 (NT)

Submissions

Submission 1 - Litchfield Council
Submission 2 - City of Palmerston
Submission 3 - Central Land Council
Submission 4 - Northern Territory Electoral Commission
Submission 5 - City of Darwin 

Public Briefing

Public Briefing Schedule - 23 September 2019
Transcript - Public Briefing - 23 September 2019 

Tabled Papers

Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development - Supplementary Information - 27 September 2019
Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development - Responses to Written Questions - 23 October 2019

Report

Inquiry into the Local Government Bill 2019 - 31 October 2019
Associated Minutes of Proceedings

Contact

Ms Julia Knight
Committee Secretary
GPO Box 3721
DARWIN NT 0801 
Telephone:  (08) 8901 4149
Email: Contact

Last updated: 31 Oct 2019