Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)


Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)

Chair: Mrs Giulia Jones MLA
Deputy Chair: Ms Bec Cody MLA
Member: Mr Deepak-Raj Gupta MLA

Secretariat

Secretary:    Mr Andrew Snedden
Assistant Secretary:    Ms Anne Shannon
Contact Phone:    (02) 6205 0199
Contact Email:    scrutiny@parliament.act.gov.au
Contact Fax:    (02) 6205 3109

Role of Committee

The Committee examines all Bills and subordinate legislation presented to the Assembly. It does not make any comments on the policy aspects of the legislation. The Committee's terms of reference contain principles of scrutiny that enable it to operate in the best traditions of totally non-partisan, non-political technical scrutiny of legislation. These traditions have been adopted, without exception, by all scrutiny committees in Australia. Non-partisan, non-policy scrutiny allows the Committee to help the Assembly pass into law acts and subordinate legislation which comply with the ideals set out in its terms of reference.

Resolution of Appointment

The Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety when performing its legislative scrutiny role shall:

(1) consider whether any instrument of a legislative nature made under an Act which is subject to disallowance and/or disapproval by the Assembly (including a regulation, rule or by-law):

     (a) is in accord with the general objects of the Act under which it is made;

     (b) unduly trespasses on rights previously established by law;

     (c) makes rights, liberties and/or obligations unduly dependent upon non reviewable decisions; or

     (d) contains matter which in the opinion of the Committee should properly be dealt with in an Act of the Legislative Assembly;

(2) consider whether any explanatory statement or explanatory memorandum associated with legislation and any regulatory impact statement meets the technical or stylistic standards expected by the Committee;

(3) consider whether the clauses of bills (and amendments proposed by the Government to its own bills) introduced into the Assembly:

    (a) unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties;

    (b) make rights, liberties and/or obligations unduly dependent upon insufficiently defined administrative powers;

    (c) make rights, liberties and/or obligations unduly dependent upon non-reviewable decisions;

    (d) inappropriately delegate legislative powers; or

    (e) insufficiently subject the exercise of legislative power to parliamentary scrutiny;

(4) report to the Legislative Assembly about human rights issues raised by bills presented to the Assembly pursuant to section 38 of the Human Rights Act 2004; and

(5) report to the Assembly on these or any related matter and if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee is ready to report on bills and subordinate legislation, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publication and circulation.

Report Number Date PDF Word
Scrutiny Report 51 08-09-2020 PDF (376.5 KB) Word (92.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 50 25-08-2020 PDF (241.6 KB) Word (80.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 49 18-08-2020 PDF (221.7 KB) Word (75.4 KB)
Scrutiny Report 48 11-08-2020 PDF (420.7 KB) Word (98.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 47 28-07-2020 PDF (478.4 KB) Word (101.8 KB)
Scrutiny Report 46 21-07-2020 PDF (359.6 KB) Word (93.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 45 30-06-2020 PDF (360.8 KB) Word (94.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 44 16-06-2020 PDF (272.8 KB) Word (84.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 43 02-06-2020 PDF (361.2 KB) Word (93.7 KB)
Scrutiny Report 42 19-05-2020 PDF (364.6 KB) Word (99.4 KB)
Scrutiny Report 41 28-04-2020 PDF (395.1 KB) Word (90.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 40 24-03-2020 PDF (377.1 KB) Word (96.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 39—Corrigendum 18-02-2020 PDF (133.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 39 17-02-2020 PDF (293.0 KB) Word (82.7 KB)
Scrutiny Report 38 04-02-2020 PDF (348.2 KB) Word (83.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 37 19-11-2019 PDF (429.2 KB) Word (100.9 KB)
Scrutiny Report 36 15-10-2019 PDF (331.7 KB) Word (77.9 KB)
Scrutiny Report 35 23-09-2019 PDF (284.9 KB) Word (67.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 34 10-09-2019 PDF (385.0 KB) Word (86.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 33 06-08-2019 PDF (386.4 KB) Word (93.7 KB)
Scrutiny Report 32 23-07-2019 PDF (342.5 KB) Word (77.9 KB)
Scrutiny Report 31 28-05-2019 PDF (354.6 KB) Word (84.9 KB)
Scrutiny Report 30 30-04-2019 PDF (305.5 KB) Word (90.3 KB)
Scrutiny Report 29 01-04-2019 PDF (270.4 KB) Word (65.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 28 12-03-2019 PDF (293.1 KB) Word (67.3 KB)
Scrutiny Report 27 18-02-2019 PDF (264.5 KB) Word (68.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 26 05-02-2019 PDF (364.5 KB) Word (85.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 25 23-11-2018 PDF (222.4 KB) Word (56.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 24 20-11-2018 PDF (285.5 KB) Word (68.8 KB)
Scrutiny Report 23 29-10-2018 PDF (211.2 KB) Word (61.1 KB)
Scrutiny Report 22 16-10-2018 PDF (183.6 KB) Word (57.7 KB)
Scrutiny Report 21 11-09-2018 PDF (274.0 KB) Word (84.3 KB)
Scrutiny Report 20 07-08-2018 PDF (342.5 KB) Word (91.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 19 24-07-2018 PDF (319.6 KB) Word (81.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 18 30-05-2018 PDF (313.3 KB) Word (86.9 KB)
Scrutiny Report 17 04-05-2018 PDF (218.0 KB) Word (56.3 KB)
Scrutiny Report 16 03-04-2018 PDF (268.6 KB) Word (70.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 15 13-03-2018 PDF (190.8 KB) Word (50.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 14 19-02-2018 PDF (278.9 KB) Word (74.2 KB)
Scrutiny Report 13 06-02-2018 PDF (237.2 KB) Word (64.6 KB)
Scrutiny Report 12 21-11-2017 PDF (483.8 KB) Word (171.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 11 30-10-2017 PDF (197.6 KB) Word (124.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 10 18-10-2017 PDF (501.4 KB) Word (186.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 9 05-09-2017 PDF (376.1 KB) Word (179.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 8 08-08-2017 PDF (512.3 KB) Word (242.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 7 18-07-2017 PDF (284.6 KB) Word (144.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 6 30-05-2017 PDF (197.6 KB) Word (135.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 5 27-04-2017 PDF (257.8 KB) Word (168.0 KB)
Scrutiny Report 4 27-03-2017 PDF (162.5 KB) Word (117.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 3 14-03-2017 PDF (328.8 KB) Word (213.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 2 07-02-2017 PDF (269.5 KB) Word (173.5 KB)
Scrutiny Report 1 15-12-2016 PDF (212.8 KB) Word (136.5 KB)
Henry VIII clauses—Fact sheetPDF icon_pdf_small (71KB)Word Word (170KB)
Guide to writing an explanatory statementPDF icon_pdf_small (161KB)Word Word (232KB)
Subordinate legislation—Technical and stylistic standards—Tips/TrapsPDF icon_pdf_small (82KB)Word Word (192KB)

Other documents

DateTitlePDFWord
20 May 2020Crimes (Offences Against Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020—Correspondence from the ACT Human Rights CommissionPDF PDF (1155kb) 
19 May 2020Draft COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020—Correspondence from the Attorney-GeneralPDFPDF (909kb) 
19 May 2020Draft COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation Amendment Bill 2020—Correspondence to the Attorney-GeneralPDFPDF (1362kb) 
17 February 2020Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 45PDF PDF (190kb)Word Word (208kb)
4 February 2020Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 44PDF PDF (184kb)Word Word (207kb)
19 November 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 43PDF PDF (220kb)Word Word (207kb)
15 October 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 42PDF PDF (190kb) Word Word (206kb)
23 September 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 41PDF PDF (211kb) Word Word (209kb)
10 September 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 40PDF PDF (200kb) Word Word (210kb)
6 August 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 39PDF PDF (215kb) Word Word (211kb)
23 July 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 38PDF PDF (216kb) Word Word (208kb)
28 May 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 36PDF PDF (179kb) Word Word (208kb)
30 April 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 34PDF PDF (204kb)Word Word (217kb)
1 April 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 33 PDF (201kb) Word (211kb)
12 March 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes -  Meeting No 32 PDF (208kb) Word (193kb)
18 February 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes -  Meeting No 31 PDF (189kb) Word (208kb)
5 February 2019Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 30 PDF (225kb) Word (208kb)
23 November 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 29 PDF (155kb) Word (211kb)
20 November 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 28 PDF (175kb) Word (212kb)
29 October 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 27 PDF (202kb) Word (213kb)
16 October 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 26 PDF (216kb) Word (213kb)
11 September 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 25 PDF (122kb)Word (214kb)
14 August 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 24 PDF (121kb) Word (216kb)
31 July 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 23 PDF (113kb) Word (217kb)
5 June 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 22 PDF (110kb) Word (214kb)
7 May 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 21 PDF (80kb) Word (213kb)
7 May 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 20 PDF (101kb)Word (214kb)
7 May 2018 Extracts of Scrutiny Minutes - Meeting No 19 (Revised) PDF (108kb)Word (215kb)

Access to Australian Standards adopted in legislation—Correspondence

DOCUMENTS 
Paper, prepared by the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)PDF (198KB)
Letter to the Chief Minister, dated 27 April 2017PDF (469KB)
Response from the Chief Minister, dated 30 May 2017PDF (273KB)
Letter to the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, dated 2 December 2019PDF (2.5MB)
Response from the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, dated 31 March 2020PDF (701KB)
Letter to the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, dated 4 June 2020PDF (1.5MB)
Response from the Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, dated 1 July 2020 PDF (229KB)
Letter to the Chief Minister, dated 11 August 2020PDF (3.0MB)