General oversight of the Independent Assessor


The committee has oversight responsibility for the Independent Assessor, as established under Schedule 6 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Queensland Legislative Assembly (Standing Orders).

Under the Standing Orders (SO 194A), the committee’s functions with respect to the Independent Assessor are to:

  • monitor and review the Independent Assessor’s performance of the functions of the office
  • report to the Legislative Assembly on:
    • any matter concerning the Independent Assessor, the Assessor’s functions, or the performance of those functions that the committee considers should be drawn to the Legislative Assembly’s attention
    • any changes to the functions, structures and procedures of the Independent Assessor that the committee considers desirable for the more effective operation of the Independent Assessor or of the Local Government Act 2009.
  • examine the annual report of the Independent Assessor and, if appropriate, comment on any aspect of the report.

The committee does not have the power to re-investigate complaints made to the Independent Assessor or reconsider a decision or finding of the Independent Assessor. The committee does not act as an appeal body in respect of decisions made by the Independent Assessor.

More information about the Independent Assessor can be found at


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