Private briefings 2022

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
Exemptions from disallowance under the Biosecurity Act SO23(4A) exemption from disallowance 23/11/2022 Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of Health and Aged Care  
Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) (Hawking of Financial Products) Regulations 2021 [F2021L01080] (l) exemptions from the operation of primary legislation

(m) parliamentary oversight

24/11/2022 Assistant Treasurer and officials from the Department of the Treasury