Inquiry into the future direction and role of the Scrutiny of Bills Committee
The Senate has referred an inquiry to the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills for it to continue to consider its future role and direction. A similar inquiry was referred in 2010, but it lapsed due to the 2010 federal election and the committee then deferred further action until the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee reported on the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bills, which occurred on 28 January 2011.
On 19 September 2011 the Senate extended the reporting date for this inquiry until 30 November 2011. The committee sought this extension as it required further time to give more detailed consideration to a range of issues.
Information regarding the 2010 inquiry
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600