Disallowance Alert 2015

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The Disallowance Alert lists all instruments subject to a notice of motion for disallowance (whether at the instigation of the committee or an individual senator or member). The progress and eventual outcome of any such notice is also recorded.

For more information regarding the disallowance process, please see the Brief Guide to Senate Procedure No.19 - Disallowance and House of Representatives Guide to Procedure, Chapter 14 - Delegated legislation - Disallowance and approval.

Instrument Notice given by Motion Outcome
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Syria) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01463] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 3/12/2015 Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 24/2/2016 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 25/2/2016 
Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Iraq) Amendment Regulation 2015 [F2015L01464] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 3/12/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 24/2/2016 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 25/2/2016 
Christmas Island Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015 [F2015L01591] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 3/12/2015 Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 16/3/2016  Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 17/3/2016
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015 [F2015L01593] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 3/12/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 16/3/2016   Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 17/3/2016 
Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01524] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 3/12/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 3/2/2016 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 4/2/2016
Small Pelagic Fishery (Closures Variation) Direction No. 1 2015 [F2015L01450] Senator Whish-Wilson on 23/11/2015 Senator Whish-Wilson to move on 24/11/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
Motion postponed on 24/11/2015 to 25/11/2015
The Senate debated the motion on 25/11/2015. The instrument was not disallowed.
Child Care Benefit (Children in respect of whom no-one is eligible) Determination 2015 [F2015L01404]  Senator Hanson-Young on 10/11/2015  Senator Hanson-Young to move on 23/11/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
Motion postponed on 23/11/2015 to 3/12/2015
The Senate debated this motion on 3/12/2015. This instrument was not disallowed. 
Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Regulation 2015 [F2015L00969]   Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 16/9/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 25/11/2015 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 26/11/2015
Taxation Administration Act 1953 - Pay as you go withholding - PAYG Withholding Variation: Allowances – Legislative Instrument [F2015L01047]  Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 16/9/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 11/11/2015 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 12/11/2015
Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries 2015 [F2015L01147]  Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 16/9/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 12/10/15 Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 13/10/2015 
Jervis Bay Territory Emergency Management Ordinance 2015 [F2015L00774]  Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 20/8/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 16/9/2015   Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 17/9/2015 
Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2015 (No. 1) [F2015L00765] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 20/8/2015  Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 16/9/2015   Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 17/9/2015  
Social Security (Administration) (Income Management – Crediting of Accounts) Rules 2015 [F2015L00781] Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 20/8/2015 Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 16/9/2015   Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 17/9/2015 
Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3)
Regulation 2015 [F2015L00572]
Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) on 13/8/2015 Senator Williams gave notice of his intention to withdraw the motion on 13/10/15  Senator Williams withdrew the motion on 14/10/2015 
Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms and Firearm Magazines) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01233] Hon Bob Katter MP (Member for Kennedy, Queensland) on 11/8/2015 Hon Bob Katter MP (Member for Kennedy, Queensland) to move on 12/10/2015 The House debated the motion on 12/10/2015. The instrument was not disallowed. 
Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms and Firearm Magazines) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01233] Senators Leyonhjelm and Muir on 10/8/2015 Senators Leyonhjelm and Muir to move on 7/9/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
On 7/9/2015 Senator Leyonhjelm and Muir gave notice to withdraw the motion
Senator Leyonhjelm, also on behalf of Senator Muir, withdrew the motion on 8/9/2015
Family Law (Fees) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01138] Senators Collins, Wright and Lazarus on 10/8/2015 Senators Collins, Wright and Lazarus to move on 11/8/2015 that the instrument be disallowed   The Senate disallowed the instrument on 11/8/2015
Federal Courts Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2015[F2015L00780] Senator Wright on 22/6/2015       Senator Wright to move on 23/6/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
Motion postponed on 23/6/2015 to 24/6/2015
Notice of intention given to withdraw notice on 24/6/2015
Senator Wright withdrew the motion on 25/6/2015   
  Senator Wright on 24/6/2015 Senator Wright to move on 25/6/2015 that Schedule 2 of the instrument be disallowed The Senate disallowed Schedule 2 of the instrument on 25/6/2015
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Income Threshold and Annual Earnings 2015 - IMMI 15/050 [F2015L00569] Senators Rice, Lambie and Cameron on 15/6/2015 Senators Rice, Lambie and Cameron to move on 16/6/2015 that the instrument be disallowed The Senate disallowed the instrument on 16/6/2015
Amendment to List of CITES Species, Declaration of a stricter domestic measure, made under subsection 303CB(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 [F2015L00277]  Senator Leyonhjelm on 26/3/2015 Senator Leyonhjelm to move on 15/6/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
Motion postponed on 15/6/2015 to 12/8/2015  
The Senate debated the motion on 12/8/2015. The instrument was not disallowed.
Part 145 Manual of Standards Amendment Instrument 2014 (No. 1), made under regulation 145.015 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 [F2014L01316]   Senator Xenophon on 9/2/2015  Senator Xenophon to move on 12/2/2015 that the instrument be disallowed
Motion postponed on 12/2/2015 to 3/3/2015
Motion postponed on 2/3/2015 to 18/3/2015
The Senate disallowed the instrument on 18/3/2015 
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