Terms of Reference

The nature and scope of the consultations prior to the making of the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016, with particular reference to:

  1. the extent to which any consultation drew on the knowledge or expertise of persons having expertise in the relevant fields;
  2. whether persons likely to be affected by the proposed instrument had adequate opportunity to comment on its content;
  3. the form of the consultation, including whether any written submissions were sought;
  4. the timing of when any consultation occurred; and
  5. any related matter.

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Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
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About this inquiry

On 15 September 2016, the Senate referred an inquiry into the nature and scope of the consultations prior to the making of the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 8 November 2016.

The closing date for submissions is 3 October 2016.



Past Public Hearings

14 Oct 2016: Canberra
05 Oct 2016: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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