Supplementary Order Paper No 268

No 268

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Chris Penk, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 3

In clause 3, replace the definition of minister (page 3, lines 25 to 28), with:

minister

(a)

means the Minister of the Crown who is responsible for the administration of this Act—

(i)

under the authority of a warrant; or

(ii)

under the authority of the Prime Minister; but

(b)

does not include an Associate Minister, a Minister outside Cabinet, or any person to whom responsibility for this Act has been delegated on a temporary basis.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill to clarify that responsibility for exercising the powers and duties of the “minister” in the legislation must rest with a member of the executive with full ministerial responsibility and, given the qualification regarding Cabinet membership, bound by collective responsibility of the ministry.