Last days for NT ICAC submissions

The Territory Labor Government is urging Territorians to have their say on the proposed Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) before submissions close this week.

 

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles said the draft legislation outlines government’s plan to rebuild trust by establishing an independent and powerful ICAC.

 

“We recognise this is important legislation and to ensure Territorians have their say we have taken the unusual step of releasing draft legislation to the public before submitting it to Parliament,” Ms Fyles said.

 

“Public consultations have been held across the Northern Territory’s major centres with experts on hand to highlight important areas of the legislation and respond to questions.”

 

Minister Fyles said online submissions will still be accepted until COB Wednesday 26th.

 

“Feedback from Territorians will then be considered, and changes implemented where necessary, to ensure the legislation we take to Parliament delivers the best possible model of ICAC for the Northern Territory,” Ms Fyles said.

 

“The legislation will be introduced to parliament next month before going to a Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee.

 

“The new ICAC is expected to be operational by mid-2018.”

 

For more information go to: https://justice.nt.gov.au/ or https://justice.nt.gov.au/attorney-general-and-justice/law/icac-bill

 

See also the article “Public Federal corruption hearings more effective”.

 

24 July 2017.