Private briefings 2020

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 Attendees Correspondence
Taxation Administration (Private Ancillary Fund) Guidelines 2019 [F2019L01227]
Principle (a) consultation
Principle (c) merits review
05/03/2020 Senior officials from the Australian Taxation Office and Treasury. Invitation (PDF 569 KB)
Assistant Minister's briefing summary (PDF 208KB)
Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Dairy) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01610]
Principle (e) unclear drafting
Principle (j) significant penalties
12/06/2020 Senior officials from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Invitation (PDF 102KB)