Lorraine Michael and Felix Collins haggle over amendments to the Human Rights Act.
MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for the District of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi.
MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker, since 1985, government has received recommendations to make the Human Rights Commission truly independent by making it an agency answerable to the House of Assembly. In 2009, the Auditor General, himself the head of an independent agency answerable to the House, outlined the importance of the commissioners being truly independent.