Supplementary Order Paper No 464

No 464

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Legislation Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Holly Walker, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 9

In clause 9, after new section 57E(1)(a)(page 28, after line 9), insert:

  • (ab) identify any organisations, other than a department or other Government entity, that were consulted about the policy that is to be given effect to by the Bill:

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Bill by adding an additional disclosure requirement for Government Bills. Specifically, it requires the disclosure statement or statements for a Government Bill to include details of the non-departmental organisations (if applicable) that were consulted during the development of the related policy and legislation. This was a unanimous recommendation by the cross-party Government Administration Select Committee to the Government in its report on the Lobbying Disclosure Bill last year, as a measure to bring greater transparency to the development of legislation.