This report provides the Parliamentary
Joint Committee on Human Rights' view on the compatibility with human rights as
defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 of bills
introduced into the Parliament during the period 2 to 19 June 2014 and
legislative instruments received during the period 31 May 2014 to 6 June
2014. The committee has also considered responses to the committee's comments
made in previous reports.
Bills introduced 2 to 19 June 2014
The committee considered 18 bills,
all of which were introduced with a statement of compatibility. Of these 18 bills,
nine do not require further scrutiny as they do not appear to give rise to
human rights concerns. The committee has decided to defer its consideration of eight
bills and further defer one additional bill which was introduced previously.
The committee has identified five bills
that it considers require further examination and for which it will seek
further information. This includes three bills which the committee had deferred
consideration of in previous reports.
Of the bills considered, those which
are scheduled for debate during the sitting week commencing 23 June 2014
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2014-2015
Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2014-2015
Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2013-2014
Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2013-2014
Legislative instruments received between 31 May 2014 and 6
The committee considered 51
legislative instruments received between 31 May 2014 and 6 June 2014. The full
list of instruments scrutinised by the committee can be found in Appendix 1 to
Of these 51 instruments, 50 do not appear
to raise any human rights concerns and all are accompanied by statements of
compatibility that are adequate. The committee has decided to defer its consideration
of one instrument.
The committee has considered eleven
responses in regards to matters raised in relation to bills and legislative
instruments in previous reports. The committee has concluded its examination relating
to ten bills and one instrument.
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