Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Reference
This inquiry started last year when I introduced the private senator's bill. I understand that it's not within the system that you use here in parliament—that an amendment happens to a private senator's bill—so I'll make that point. It's out of the ordinary, which I keep hearing every day. We've got to stick to the agenda. This is a little bit outside the agenda, so I think that's been an interesting process.
As I said, this inquiry started last year. It's already received a number of submissions, and people have waited long enough to have our rights adhered to in this country, so a reporting date is important. I hope this isn't pushed out as part of a delay process.
Original question agreed to.