Supplementary Order Paper No 345

No 345

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment

Agnes Loheni, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 20

After clause 20(2) (page 14, after line 25), insert:

(3)

The Minister must publish, in a manner readily accessible to the public, an up-to-date list of the members of the Review Committee, including at minimum a brief description of the relevant qualifications and experience of each member.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the End of Life Choice Bill. It proposes a measure of transparency and accountability in relation to the members of the Review Committee.

The proposed legislation accords huge significance to this body and it would be highly undesirable for its members to be unknown or unknowable. The qualifications and experience of the members are important details that should be publicly available if New Zealanders are to be confident that those appointed to these roles are well suited to fulfil them.