Legislative Instruments

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Legislative Instruments

Senate Disallowable Instruments List
An informal listing of tabled instruments for which disallowance motions may be moved in the Senate (published for each sitting).

House Disallowable Instruments List
An informal listing of tabled instruments for which disallowance motions may be moved in the House (published for each sitting).

Delegated Legislation Monitor
The Delegated legislation monitor (the monitor) is the regular report on the work of Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances, and is published in each sitting week of the Senate. The monitor details matters raised in relation to disallowable instruments of delegated legislation that are tabled in the Senate and subsequently scrutinised by the committee.

Prior to 2013, the monitor provided only statistical and technical information on instruments scrutinised by the committee in a given period.

Index of matters
A list of all disallowable instruments about which the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances has raised a concern (formerly the Scrutiny of Disallowable Instruments list).

Disallowance Alert
A list of notices of motion to disallow legislative and non-legislative instruments initiated in the Parliament.

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Australian Law

Legislative Instruments database

Acts

Find an Act of Parliament - COMLAW

Bills


Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Section 46B provides for parliamentary scrutiny of disallowable non-legislative instruments)

Legislative Instruments - Publications

Odgers’ - Chapter 15: Delegated Legislation and Disallowance
A detailed reference work on the Senate’s powers, procedures and practices for the scrutiny of delegated legislation.

House of Representatives Practice - Chapter 10: Legislation
A section of this chapter deals with the House of Representatives procedure and practice in relation to scrutiny of delegated legislation.

Brief Guide to Senate Procedure - Brief No. 19: Disallowance
A brief guide to the disallowance process in the Senate for disallowable instruments.

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For further information contact:

House of Representatives
Papers Manager (02) 6277 4800

Senate
Table Office (02) 6277 3035
Regulations and Ordinances Committee (02) 6277 3799


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