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Inquiry Details

Boxing and Wrestling Control Regulation 2000

Established under the Regulation Review Act 1987, this Joint Committee examines all regulations in accordance with various grounds including whether they trespass on private rights and liberties; adversely impact on businesses; are not in accordance with the spirit of the Regulation or within its objectives or there are better alternatives. It reports to the House on those grounds and whether there has been compliance with procedures relating to the making of regulations under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. The Committee has the power to recommend to Parliament that regulations be disallowed.

Regulation Review Act 1987, Subordinate Legislation Act 1989

On 23 November 2000 the Regulation Review Committee resolved to inquire into and report to the Parliament on the Boxing and Wrestling Control Regulation 2000.


The regulation deals with the following matters:

(1) The registration of boxers, including classes of boxers that may be registered

(2) The registration of industry participants, including classes of industry participants that may be registered

(3) Matters relating to boxing contests, including medical controls for the protection of contestants

(4) Miscellaneous matters, including classes of places at which boxing contests may not be held, the form of medical record cards issued to boxers under the Boxing and Wrestling Control Act 1986 and the replacement of medical record books and cards required to be kept by boxers.


The inquiry was conducted as part of the Committee's function, under section 9 (2) of the Regulation Review Act 1987, of reporting to Parliament from time to time on the staged repeal program. That program requires the periodic review of existing regulations to ensure they continue to effectively meet the objectives of the Act under which they are made.


The terms of reference of the inquiry were as follows:

(a) to examine the compliance by the Minister with the provisions of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 in the making of this regulation, the RIS for the regulatory proposal and the consultation conducted in respect of it

(b) the adequacy of the existing regulatory controls

(c) related matters.