Thursday, October 21, 2021


A ballot for five Member's Bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Education and Training (Freedom of Expression) Amendment Bill (James McDowall)
  • Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill (Deborah Russell)
  • Financial Professional Services Trading Advice Transparency Bill (Barbara Kuriger)
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Amendment Bill (Ian McKelvie)
  • Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) (Overseas Travel Reporting) Amendment Bill (Greg O’Connor)
So, mostly boring, apart from Deborah Russell's bill, which will be a definite improvement. National's Melissa Lee had a bill in the ballot today to protect contact tracing data, but it wasn't drawn. This is a complex area of policy, and the bill probably needs work, but a select committee process would have ironed out any bugs.