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Fourth review of the exercise of the functions of the Motor Accidents Authority and the Motor Accidents Council

The Committee was first established on 24 May 1995. The Committee was re-appointed on 25 May 1999 for the previous Parliament. It is anticipated that the Committee will be reappointed during the first session of the current Parliament. The functions of the Committee are to inquire into, consider and report on matters concerned with legal and constitutional issues including law reform, parliamentary matters, criminal law and administrative law; issues arising in connection with the New South Wales criminal justice system, including matters concerned with Attorney General, police and corrective services and juvenile justice; industrial relations; emergency services and fair trading.

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 1 April 2004 Related Links: The Motor Accidents Authority: http://www.maa.nsw.gov.au

House resolved 30 November 1999, 2nd Session, Minutes No. 28, Item 2. That, in accordance with the provisions of section 210 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, which commenced on 5 October 1999, the Standing Committee on Law and Justice be designated as the Legislative Council Committee to supervise the exercise of the functions of the Motor Accidents Authority and Motor Accidents Council under the Act. That the terms of reference of the committee in relation to these functions be: to monitor and review the exercise by the Authority and Commission of their functions; to report to the House, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the Authority or Commission or connected with the exercise of their functions to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of the House should be directed; to examine each annual or other report of the Authority and Commission and report to the House on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report. to examine trends and changes in motor accidents compensation, and report to the House any changes that the Committee thinks desirable to the functions and procedures of the Authority or Commission; to inquire into any question in connection with the Committee’s functions which is referred to it by the House, and report to the House on that question. That the Committee is required to report to the House in relation to the exercise of its functions under this resolution at least once each year. That nothing in this resolution authorises the Standing Committee on Law and Justice to investigate a particular compensation claim under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act. Use this link to view the reference in the Minutes of the Proceedings (see item 2)... Provisions of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 relating to the role of Parliamentary Committee...

That, in accordance with the provisions of section 210 of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999, which commenced on 5 October 1999, the Standing Committee on Law and Justice be designated as the Legislative Council Committee to supervise the exercise of the functions of the Motor Accidents Authority and Motor Accidents Council under the Act. That the terms of reference of the committee in relation to these functions be: to monitor and review the exercise by the Authority and Commission of their functions; to report to the House, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter appertaining to the Authority or Commission or connected with the exercise of their functions to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of the House should be directed; to examine each annual or other report of the Authority and Commission and report to the House on any matter appearing in, or arising out of, any such report. to examine trends and changes in motor accidents compensation, and report to the House any changes that the Committee thinks desirable to the functions and procedures of the Authority or Commission; to inquire into any question in connection with the Committee’s functions which is referred to it by the House, and report to the House on that question. That the Committee is required to report to the House in relation to the exercise of its functions under this resolution at least once each year. That nothing in this resolution authorises the Standing Committee on Law and Justice to investigate a particular compensation claim under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act. Use this link to view the reference in the Minutes of the Proceedings (see item 2)... Provisions of the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 relating to the role of Parliamentary Committee...


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