Supplementary Order Paper No 356

No 356

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

End of Life Choice Bill

Proposed amendment to SOP No 259

Hon Maggie Barry, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 21

Replace clause 21(5)(d) (page 20) with:

(d)

how those complaints were dealt with, including, at a minimum, in each case—

(i)

whether the complaint was upheld; and

(ii)

if the complaint was upheld, what action was taken as a result:

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Supplementary Order Paper No 259 amending the End of Life Choice Bill by requiring that the Registrar note the result of the complaint, rather than whatever is meant by “how those complaints were dealt with”.

The manner of dealing with complaints could be more procedural than substantive, and if the Registrar takes that approach to reporting then much valuable insight will be unavailable.