23 October 2012
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Senator the Hon John Hogg
President of the Senate
INQUIRY INTO THE PROVISIONS OF THE REGULATORY POWERS (STANDARD PROVISIONS) BILL 2012
Pursuant to Senate Standing Order 38(7), I present to you the report of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (committee) in relation to the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012 (Bill). The provisions of the Bill were referred to the committee on 11 October 2012, for inquiry and report by 29 November 2012.
The House of Representatives has also referred the Bill to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJC) for inquiry and report.
The Bill provides a framework of standard regulatory powers for exercise by agencies across the Commonwealth. Key features of the Bill include monitoring and investigation powers; and enforcement provisions through use of civil penalties, infringement notices, enforceable undertakings and injunctions. The monitoring and investigation powers are based on those found in existing Commonwealth legislation.
The committee has decided that it will not duplicate the work of the PJC and, accordingly, has resolved that it will not call for submissions or conduct its own inquiry in relation to the Bill.
The committee reports accordingly.
Senator Trish Crossin
For further information, contact:
Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
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