The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Administration and Procedures has announced they’re going to be reviewing the whole business of the governance in the ACT.
The Committee consists of MLAs Shane Rattenbury (Chairperson), Mrs Vicki Dunne, Ms Amanda Bresnan and Mr John Hargreaves.
“A full review of the Self Government Act would be beneficial because it is the legislation which formally sets the boundries within which the ACT Assembly operates. It sets the number of members able to be elected to the Assembly and the number of Ministers permitted to be appointed to Cabinet, all of which should be open to review from time to time”, Mr Rattenbury said.
“The need to review the Act fully from start to finish has been discussed numerous times over the years, and the Committee has resolved to now undertake a review.
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“I expect items of interest will include the number of members elected to the Assembly and the number of Ministers permitted to be appointed to cabinet. I certainly encourage all interested members of the community to take the opportunity to read the Act and make a submission to the review.
“The Commonwealth have indicated they would support a review and will consider any findings. That is important because ultimately it any changes to the Act are recommended it is the Federal Parliament who has the power to make the necessary changes”, Mr Rattenbury said.
So what would you change? (Bearing in mind it’s unlikely we’ll be able to get rid of the buggers entirely)