Darwin Public Information Sessions On ICAC Scheduled

Darwin Public Information Sessions On ICAC Scheduled

Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles

Darwin Residents Have Their Say On ICAC

Victor P Taffa

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles is urging Darwin residents to have their say on how the NT Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) should operate.

Attorney-General Fyles said a public information session will be held in Darwin today, with an extra session added for Darwin rural area on Saturday to ensure all residents are given every opportunity to participate.

“Territory Government’s release of draft legislation for the anti-corruption watchdog delivers on an important election commitment.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

“CLP fought the introduction of an ICAC but after four years of chaos under the previous government many Territorians lost trust in the institution.

“We promised to rebuild that trust by creating an anti-corruption watchdog.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

“New ICAC will help change the culture of the Territory and better protect the community from the misuse of power and authority, which too often has gone unchecked.”

“This is an important piece of legislation and Territorians have a right to rigorously test this Bill before it goes to Parliament in August.”

“We’re listening to feedback and will take action to ensure the best possible ICAC is created for Territorians.” Attorney-General Fyles said.

 

Upcoming Public Information Session Includes:

Darwin

MONDAY 10 JULY 1 pm

Territory Conference Room

Development House

76 The Esplanade

Nhulunbuy

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY 10.30 am

Conference Room

Level 1, 8 Franklyn Street

Extra Session-Darwin Rural Area

SATURDAY 15 JULY 10.30 am

Taminmin Community Library

Challoner Circuit

Humpty Doo

Experts will be on hand at the information sessions to answer questions and highlight key points of the draft legislation.

Online submissions are being accepted until the 26th July 2017 and legislation will be introduced to Parliament in August 2017 before going to a Parliamentary Committee for Scrutiny.

New ICAC will be established by the middle of next year.

(CLP) Country Liberal Party