Correspondence register

The committee works to conclude its assessment of bills while they are still before the Parliament, and its assessment of legislative instruments within the timeframe for disallowance (usually 15 sitting days).

This approach seeks to ensure that the committee's reports on the human rights compatibility of legislation are available to inform the debates of the Parliament.

The committee therefore sets its reporting date for specific items of legislation taking into account the need to report in advance of the passage of legislation, particularly where the passage of that legislation might be expedited due to urgency or other reasons.

Responses received by the requested date can be taken into account and published alongside the committee's concluding report on an item of legislation. Legislation proponents should therefore ensure that responses are provided by the dates requested.

Table 1: Outstanding correspondence tracks correspondence that has not yet been received by the committee. A list of outstanding correspondence from the 45th Parliament is accessible on the correspondence archive.

Table 2: Recent correspondence lists recent responses received. A list of correspondence received prior to this (from 2016) is accessible on the correspondence archive.

Responses received after the requested date (subsequent correspondence), as well as any additional correspondence or remarks from the committee, are listed and may be accessed via the links in Table 3: Subsequent and additional correspondence below.

Table 1: Outstanding correspondence

Legislation Portfolio Report(s) Response requested by
                                                                                           

Table 2: Recent correspondence received

Legislation Portfolio Report(s) Response requested by Response received
 
21 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018

Table 3: Subsequent and additional correspondence

Legislation Portfolio Report(s) Response requested by Response received  Additional correspondence/remarks
 

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