The Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances was established in 1932. Its functions, which are set out in Senate standing order 23, are to assess delegated legislation against a set of scrutiny principles that focus on compliance with statutory requirements, the protection of individual rights and liberties, and principles of parliamentary oversight.
It is expected that the committee’s scrutiny reports, called Delegated legislation monitors, will be tabled on the following dates in 2018: 7 and 14 February; 21 and 28 March; 9 May; 20 and 27 June; 15 and 22 August; 12 and 19 September; 17 October; 14 and 28 November; and 5 December (subject to variation if required).
Scrutiny News is a brief newsletter highlighting key aspects of the work of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee and the Scrutiny of Bills Committee. Scrutiny News is published each sitting week after the committees’ regular scrutiny reports have been tabled in the Senate.
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