Select Committee granted extension on RLAB report-back date
The Local Government and Environment Committee has been granted an extension to its report back date on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill (RLAB). The committee is now expected to share its findings and recommendations with Parliament by 7 November 2016.
Chair of the committee, Scott Simpson, said “the committee requested an extension to ensure that the over 750 written submissions we received could be fully considered and analysed… Our report’s recommendations will draw from our consideration of the submissions.”
The RLAB proposes comprehensive amendments to six Acts and is 180 pages long. The committee said that, due to the Bill’s complexity, it decided to keep submissions open for nearly 3 months.