Department of the Legislative Assembly

Burial and Cremation Bill 2019

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

On 7 August 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Burial and Cremation 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 15 October 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 Wednesday, 4 September 2019.

Status

Report Tabled

Key Documents

Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 (Serial 97)
Explanatory Statement 
Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights
Cemeteries Act 1952 (NT)

Submissions

Submission 1 - Mr Yingiya Mark Guyula MLA
Submission 2 - Barkly Regional Council
Submission 3 - Litchfield Council
Submission 4 - City of Palmerston
Submission 5 - Central Land Council
Submission 6 - Galpu and Golpa Clans of Elcho Island
Submission 7 - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Submission 8 - Northern Land Council

Public Briefing and Public Hearing

Public Briefing Schedule - 21 August 2019
Transcript - Public Briefing - 21 August 2019 
Public Hearing Schedule - 23 September 2019
Transcript - Public Hearing - 23 September 2019 

Tabled Papers

Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development - Responses to Written Questions - 20 September 2019
Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development - Answer to Question Taken on Notice and Supplementary Information - 27 September 2019 
Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development - Responses to Additional Questions -  3 October 2019

Report

Inquiry into the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 - 8 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: 08 Oct 2019