National Emergency Declaration Act 2020

June 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-250-3

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Background to the Act
   Overview of the Act
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees
  Note on references

Chapter 2—Key issues

  Need for the
  Definitions of key terms
  Oversight and duration of declarations
  Consultation with states and territories
  Disclosure of information
  Committee view

Additional comments from the Australian Labor Party

  Broad discretionary powers, disallowance and Henry VIII clauses
  Parliamentary oversight
  Definitions needed

Additional comments from the Australian Greens

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

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