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Inquiry Details

Regulations reviewed in the 51st Parliament

The Regulation Review Committee was established under the Regulation Review Act 1987. A principal function of it is to consider all regulations while they are subject to disallowance by Parliament. In examining a regulation the Committee is required to consider whether the special attention of Parliament should be drawn to it on any ground, including any of the following:

(a) that the regulation trespasses unduly on personal rights and liberties;

(b) that the regulation may have an adverse impact on the business community;

(c) that the regulation may not have been within the general objects of the legislation under which it was made;

(d) that the regulation may not accord with the spirit of the legislation under which it was made, even though it may have been legally made;

(e) that the objective of the regulation could have been achieved by alternative and more effective means;

(f) that the regulation duplicates, overlaps or conflicts with any other regulation or Act;

(g) that the form or intention of the regulation calls for elucidation; or

(h) that any of the requirements of sections 4, 5 and 6 of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989, or of the Guidelines and requirements in Schedules 1 and 2 to that Act, appear not to have been complied with, to the extent that they were applicable in relation to the regulation.