Private briefings 2019

Private briefings 2023

Following the committee’s recent inquiry into parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation, the committee resolved to resume its past practice of undertaking informal private briefings with ministers or senior departmental officers to obtain further information about particular legislative instruments that raise scrutiny concerns.

While the content of these briefings is private, the committee may ask the relevant minister to formally provide written information to the committee, summarising the general matters discussed during the briefing and answering any questions on notice, for publication on the committee’s website.

The table below records the private briefings that the committee has conducted to date. It includes links to the correspondence which the participants have agreed to make public.

Instrument name Scrutiny issue Date Location Attendees Correspondence
Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Regulations 2018 [F2018L01708] Scrutiny principle (d), significant matters in delegated legislation 14/10/19 Canberra Senior officers from the Department of Home Affairs Invitation (PDF 499 KB)
Minister's briefing summary (PDF 616 KB)
Quality of Care Amendment
(Minimising Use of Restraints) Principles 2019 [F2019L00511]
Scrutiny principle (d), significant matters in delegated legislation 12/11/19 Canberra Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior
Australians and senior officers from the Department of Health
Invitation (PDF 339 KB)
Minister's briefing summary (PDF 228 KB)
Telecommunications (Protecting Australians from Terrorist or Violent Criminal Material) Direction (No. 1) 2019 [F2019L01159]
Scrutiny principle (a), incorporation 27/11/19 Canberra eSafety Commissioner