Legislation Review Committee


In November 2017, I was appointed as chair of the Legislation Review Committee. The Legislation Review Committee reviews all Bills introduced into Parliament and reports on the impact of these Bills on personal rights and liberties. Specifically, the Committee is required under section 8A of the Legislation Review Act 1987 to report to Parliament any Bill that:


  • trespasses on personal rights and liberties
  • does not properly define administrative powers that may affect personal rights
  • does not allow for the review of decisions that may affect personal rights 
  • inappropriately delegates legislative power
  • does not sufficiently allow the Parliament to scrutinise legislative power 


The Committee also reviews and reports on any regulation that impacts on personal rights and liberties, or adversely affects the business community.


The Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the operation of the Legislation Review Act 1987. For further information about the inquiry, please click here.




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