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    6.15 Parliamentary scrutiny

    Under the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, section 93, a portfolio committee examines subordinate legislation in its portfolio area and considers:

    • the policy to be given effect by the legislation
    • the application of fundamental legislative principles
    • the lawfulness of the legislation and
    • compliance with requirements to prepare explanatory notes and guidelines approved by the Treasurer about regulatory impact statements.

    A portfolio committee approaches its responsibilities to subordinate legislation in much the same way as it does with Bills, with one notable exception: the committee can directly oppose an objectionable provision in subordinate legislation by asking the Legislative Assembly to support a motion to disallow the provision under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, section 50.

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    Last updated:
    15 January, 2020
    Last reviewed:
    13 November, 2013