Delegated Legislation in Australia

by S Argument and D Pearce

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2017

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Now in its fifth edition, Delegated Legislation in Australia provides updated and detailed coverage of all aspects of subordinate legislation, and is an essential reference for legislators, public officials at all levels of government, judicial officers and lawyers. It is the latest addition to the LexisNexis Black and Silver series.

Legislation made by various government and other bodies under the authority of an Act of Parliament far exceeds in volume the legislation made by Parliament in the form of statutes. Delegated Legislation in Australia includes a comprehensive overview of why and how delegated legislation is used to impose obligations on both citizens and business, and in what forms such legislation takes. Commentary is provided for each Australian jurisdiction as to the means used by Parliament to review the content of the legislation, and assess and compare the performance of each parliament.

Updated material in this edition includes discussion of parliamentary committees, including the effect of the abolition of the Scrutiny of Legislation Committee in Queensland, and the effect of the operation of the new Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. There is also updated discussion in relation to judicial review, including analysis of a number of new court decisions and the element of proportionality as a ground of review.


* Updates on key developments arising from case law and legislative amendments
* Comprehensive and detailed coverage
* Highly esteemed and authoritative authors

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