Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Inquiry into oversight of disallowable instruments

19 February 2014

Media release – Regulations Review Committee

Inquiry into oversight of disallowable instruments that are not legislative instruments

Hon Maryan Street, Chairperson of the Regulations Review Committee, announced today that the Regulations Review Committee has initiated an inquiry into oversight of disallowable instruments that are not legislative instruments (DINLIs).

Parliament may delegate its lawmaking power to other persons or bodies by authorising the making of delegated legislation. DINLIs are a category of delegated legislation.

Prior to the advent of the Legislation Act 2012, they were known as deemed regulations.

The practice of deeming instruments as regulations has existed for over twenty years.

The Regulations Review Committee considers it is timely to assess how DINLIS are made and notified.

The terms of reference are for the inquiry to consider: 1. Difficulties with easily identifying instruments as DINLIs, including:

• instruments not identifying themselves as DINLIs in the Gazette;
• instruments not being presented to the House in accordance with statutory requirements;
• instruments presented to the House not being separately categorised as DINLIs on the parliamentary website.

2. What guidance is currently available to entities that have authority to make DINLIs about how to make and notify DINLIs, and whether further guidance about good practice might be helpful.

3. Any implications for the process of making and notifying DINLIs that arise from the repeal of the Regulations (Disallowance) Act 1989 and the coming into force of the Legislation Act.

Given the specialised subject-matter of this inquiry, the committee will invite submissions from relevant organisations including government agencies, the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and the New Zealand Law Society.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Activism: SHAN Protest Against State Housing Sales

The State Housing Action Network (SHAN) led a protest in Wellington against the sale of state housing by the Government. At midday thirty to forty protestors marched from Civic Square to Parliament accompanied by the sounds of the Brass Razoo Solidarity Band. More>>

1080 Threat: Police Arrest 60 Year Old Auckland Man

New Zealand Police have arrested a 60-year-old Auckland businessman in relation to the criminal blackmail threat to poison infant formula with 1080, made public in March this year. More>>


Canterbury Transition Bill First Reading: Government Hiding From ECan Submissions

The Government has radically reduced the amount of time for public submissions on their controversial ECan bill, says Labour’s Environment spokesperson Megan Woods... “Their shortened timeline could mean that instead of the usual six weeks, Cantabrians get just one week to submit their views on the bill." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Apparent Inability To Stand Up To Australia

Alas, and only days before the first meeting between our Prime Minister John Key and the new Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull, this country is showing no sign of standing up for itself. Quite the reverse. We seem to be rolling over, and making gestures of appeasement. More>>


Health Not-So-Many Benefits: Auditor-General On Scrapped Cost-Saving Plan

The Auditor-General decided to look into the costs and benefits of HBL’s work in the health sector and, where possible, identify lessons... We found that several factors contributed to the difficulties that befell HBL and, in particular, the Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain (FPSC) programme. More>>


Wikileaks: TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter Released

“If TPP is ratified, people in the Pacific-Rim countries would have to live by the rules in this leaked text,” said Peter Maybarduk, Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program Director. “The new monopoly rights for big pharmaceutical firms would compromise access to medicines in TPP countries. The TPP would cost lives.” More>>


Redundancies: 120 Laws To Be Repealed

The Statutes Repeal Bill will remove 120 pieces of superfluous legislation, and parts of eight other acts. It is being consulted on before it is introduced to Parliament. “The proposed Bill would reduce the total number of public Acts in force by more than 10%,” Mr Joyce says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news