ACT Liberal Leader Elizabeth Lee said there are “alarming issues” concerning the separation of powers and “executive overreach” after the ACT’s safety watchdog shut down the territory’s parliamentary estimates hearings.
Estimates hearings in the ACT’s parliament were called off yesterday, after a complaint was lodged with the territory’s workplace safety regulator about COVID safety protocols.
Ms Lee said the issue brings into question “alarming issues” concerning the separation of powers.
“It’s an extraordinary, unprecedented situation,” she told Sky News Australia.
“We’re still in the dark about what’s going to happen for the rest of the week, and of course next week.”