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Inquiry Details

Regulations reviewed in the 50th 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.