29 Sep 2010
House of Representatives
Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
In response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories report
Quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?: Inquiry into Governance on Norfolk Island, the bill amends: the
Norfolk Island Act 1979 in relation to: the voting system for the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly; when elections are held; the process for selecting a Chief Minister and Ministers; advice provided to the Administrator when assenting to bills; the role of the Governor-General and Minister responsible for Territories in processing legislation; and the implementation of a contemporary financial management framework; six Acts in relation to the review of administrative actions; 10 Acts to make consequential amendments; and the
Christmas Island Act 1958 and
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 to provide a vesting mechanism for powers and functions under Western Australian laws in these territories.