Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety

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I was appointed Deputy Chair on the Standing Committee for Justice and Community Safety (JACS) in February 2021. I take this work very seriously and am honoured to play a role in helping ensure the safety, justice and fairness of and for our community across the ACT.

The JACS Committee is responsible for examining the following areas:

  • ACT Electoral Commission
  • ACT Integrity Commission
  • ACT Ombudsman
  • Gaming
  • Minister of State (Justice and Community Safety reporting areas)
  • Emergency management and the Emergency Services Agency
  • Policing and ACT Policing
  • Corrective services
  • Attorney-General
  • Consumer affairs
  • Human rights
  • Victims of crime
  • Access to justice and restorative practice
  • Public Trustee and Guardian

The work of Assembly Committees is critical in holding Government to account, inquiring into matters of public importance and questioning government actions and expenditure.

The committee meets regularly. We investigate relevant pieces of legislation before they're debated, consider relevant petitions brought to the Assembly, and hold inquiries into matters such as community corrections, the ACT Budget and electoral issues.

You can find out the full details of our work, including inquiries and reports at: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/parliamentary-business/in-committees/committees/jcs