Senate debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Reference

3:44 pm

Photo of Guy BarnettGuy Barnett (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 2 standing in my name for today proposing a reference to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee on the Australian Law Reform Commission before asking that it be taken as formal.

Leave granted.

I amend the motion by omitting in paragraph (d) the following words: ‘in particular the Australian Human Rights Commission’ and move the motion, as amended:

That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2011:

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC), with particular reference to:

its role, governance arrangements and statutory responsibilities;
the adequacy of its staffing and resources to meet its objectives;
best practice examples of like organisations interstate and overseas;
the appropriate allocation of functions between the ALRC and other statutory agencies; and
other related matters.


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