Another day, another cock-up by Simon Corbell?
The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is up in arms that the Assembly is having to make laws to legitimise invalid appointments by our beleaguered Attorney-General:
- “The Attorney made three appointments to ACT Tribunals the day before the election, in contravention of the law.
“Now the Attorney is seeking to paper over his mistake by introducing new laws to cover his breaches of the old laws.
“The proposed legislation says it all with words like ‘purportedly made by the Minister’, ‘taken to be, and always to have been valid’ and ‘as if the instrument of selection had been properly’ made, notified and presented.
“The proposed legislation also seeks to validate anything done or purported to have been done by the appointees during the period between their appointments and the validation of their appointments, assuming, of course, the Assembly passes the Attorney’s bill.
The more things change…