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16       Committees— Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation—Standing Committee—Exemption of delegated legislation from parliamentary oversight—Government responses—Order for production of documents

The Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation , pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1259—

(1)               That the Senate notes that:

(a)                   the interim report of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation for its inquiry into the exemption of delegated legislation from parliamentary oversight was tabled on 2 December 2020 and the final report was tabled on 16 March 2021;

(b)                  the reports contain recommendations of vital importance, including in relation to the ongoing exemption of significant COVID-19 response measures from disallowance by the Parliament; and

(c)                   the government responses to both reports are now significantly overdue.

(2)              That there be laid on the table by the Attorney-General, by no later than 6 pm on Monday, 22 November 2021, the government responses to the interim and final reports of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation for its inquiry into the exemption of delegated legislation from parliamentary oversight.

Statements by leave : The Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) and Senator Roberts, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.