Scrutiny of Bills (Legislative Scrutiny Standing)

Scrutiny of Bills (Legislative Scrutiny Standing)

1 July 2008 to 31 December 2008

Appointment

Pursuant to Senate Standing Order 24.

Current members

Senator Coonan (Chair), Senator Bishop (Deputy Chair), and Senators Cameron, Collins, Siewert and Troeth

Former members

Senator Ellison (until 14 October 2008)

Secretary

 

Phone

Fax

Ms Julie Dennett

(02) 6277 3050

(02) 6277 5838

Principles of the committee

The committee scrutinises bills and Acts of Parliament and reports to the Senate whether such bills or Acts, by express words or otherwise:

Between 1 July 2008 and 31 December 2008, the committee considered 87 bills, and commented on 42 bills in six Alert Digests. The committee also produced six Reports containing correspondence from Ministers addressing its concerns.

Alert Digests tabled

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

Reports presented

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

Meetings

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

Private:

9

Briefings:

 

Total:

9

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