Disallowance Alert 2020


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.

Section 42 of the Legislation Act 2003 provides the framework for the standard disallowance process, which is supported by standing orders. For more information regarding the disallowance process, see Odgers' Australian Senate Practice, 14th Edition (2016), the Guide to Senate Procedure No.19 - Disallowance and House of Representatives Guide to Procedure, Chapter 14 - Delegated legislation - Disallowance and approval.

Notices are recorded chronologically in order of the date they were given, starting with the most recent at the top of the table.

Notice given by Motion Outcome
Defence Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 [F2020L00120]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 18/06/2020
To move 15 sitting days after 18/06/2020 that the instrument be disallowed.  To be resolved.
Australian Postal Corporation (Performance Standards) Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2020 [F2020L00579]
Mr Albanese MP on 11/06/2020 To move that the instrument be disallowed. To be resolved.
Senators Kitching and Carr on 10/06/2020 To move on 16/06/2020 that the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 16/06/2020 to 10/08/2020.   To be resolved.
Senator Hanson-Young on 10/06/2020 To move on the next day of sitting that the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 11/06/2020 to 12/06/2020. Motion postponed on 12/06/2020 to 15/06/2020. Motion postponed on 15/06/2020 to 16/06/2020. Motion postponed on 16/06/2020 to 10/08/2020.   To be resolved.
Industry Research and Development (Water for Fodder Program) Instrument 2019 [F2019L01591]
Senator Hanson-Young on 14/05/2020 To move on the next day of sitting that the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 10/06/2020 to 18/06/2020. Motion postponed on 18/06/2020 to 06/08/2020. To be resolved.
Higher Education Provider Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Guidelines 2019 [F2019L01699]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 14/05/2020 To move 15 sitting days after 14/05/2020 that the instrument be disallowed.  To be resolved.
Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Dairy) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01610]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 14/05/2020 To move 15 sitting days after 14/05/2020 that the instrument be disallowed.  To be resolved.
Fair Work Amendment (Variation of Enterprise Agreements) Regulations 2020 [F2020L00432]
Senators Farrell, Green, Bilyk, Wong, Walsh, Sheldon, Carr, Ayers, Chisholm, Pratt, O'Neill, Polley, Keneally, McAllister, Urquhart, Gallacher, Lines, Brown, Ciccone, Watt, Kitching, McCarthy, Sterle, Smith, Dodson, Gallagher, Lambie, Faruqi and Siewert on 13/05/2020 To move on the next day of sitting that the instrument be disallowed.  The Senate debated the motion on 14/05/2020.  The instrument was not disallowed.
Export Control (Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Export to the European Union Tariff Rate Quotas) Order 2019 [F2019L01564]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 13/05/2020 To move 15 sitting days after 13/05/2020 that the instrument be disallowed. Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 10/06/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 11/06/2020.
Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020 [F2020L00546]
Senator Sheldon on 12/05/2020 To move that on the next day of sitting that items 4 to 7 of Schedule 1 of the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 13/05/2020 to 14/05/2020. The motion was not considered on 14/05/2020 and will be carried over to the next day of sitting (10/06/2020). Motion postponed on 10/06/2020 to 17/06/2020. The Senate debated the motion on 17/06/2020.  The instrument was not disallowed.
Senator Faruqi on 12/05/2020
To move that on the next day of sitting that items 5 to 7 of Schedule 1 of the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 13/05/2020 to 14/05/2020. Motion postponed on 14/05/2020 to 10/06/2020. 
The Senate debated the motion on 10/06/2020.  The instrument was not disallowed.
National Health (Take Home Naloxone Pilot) Special Arrangement 2019 [F2019L01542]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 12/05/2020 To move 15 sitting days after 12/05/2020 that the instrument be disallowed.  To be resolved.
Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Rules 2019 [F2019L01494]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 25/02/2020 To move 15 sitting days after 25/02/2020 that the instrument be disallowed.  Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 26/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 27/02/2020.
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Security Controlled Airports) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01656]
Senator Patrick on 04/02/2020 To move on the next day of sitting that the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 05/02/2020 to 12/05/2020. Motion postponed on 12/05/2020 to 13/05/2020. The Senate debated the motion on 13/05/2020.  The instrument was not disallowed.
Taxation Administration (Private Ancillary Fund) Guidelines 2019 [F2019L01227]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 05/12/2019 To move 15 sitting days after 05/12/2019 that the instrument be disallowed.  Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 08/04/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 12/05/2020.
Broadcasting Services (Transmitter Access) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01248]
Chair of the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 05/12/2019 To move 15 sitting days after 05/12/2019 that the instrument be disallowed. Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 12/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion.   Notice of motion withdrawn on 13/02/2020.
Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 30 of 2019 [F2019L01196]
Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 03/12/2019 To move 15 sitting days after 03/12/2019 that the instrument be disallowed.  Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 26/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 27/02/2020.
Telecommunications (Protecting Australians from Terrorist or Violent Criminal Material) Direction (No. 1) 2019 [F2019L01159]
Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 27/11/2019 To move 15 sitting days after 27/11/2019 that the instrument be disallowed. Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 05/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 06/02/2020.
Marine Order 47 (Offshore industry units) 2019 [F2019L01324]
Senator Brown on 26/11/2019 To move on 04/12/2019 that the instrument be disallowed. Motion postponed on 04/12/2019 to 04/02/2020.  Senator Brown on 05/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion. Notice of motion withdrawn on 06/02/2020.
CASA EX101/19 — Helicopter Aerial Application Endorsements Exemption 2019 [F2019L01132]
Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) on 14/11/2019 To move 15 sitting days after 14/11/2019 that the instrument be disallowed. Senator Fierravanti-Wells on 12/02/2020 gave notice of intention to withdraw the notice of motion.   Notice of motion withdrawn on 13/02/2020.

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