Terms of Reference
Functions and powers of the committee
History and purpose of the committee
Purpose of undertakings
1. Delegated legislation:
Legislation made by a person or body other than the Parliament, under authority granted to that person or body by an Act of Parliament. Individually, delegated legislation has a variety of names, including `regulations', ‘local laws’, `by-laws', `rules', `ordinances', and `orders-in-council'. Collectively, they are variously termed `subordinate legislation', ‘secondary legislation’, `statutory rules', `legislative instruments', `statutory instruments', and `subsidiary legislation'.
2. To ‘disallow’ is to:
refuse to allow or accept as valid.
When the Parliament disallows delegated legislation, that legislation will no longer have any effect as of the date of the disallowance. In the WA Parliament, the Legislative Council has a dedicated process for disallowing delegated legislation (please see the disallowance flowchart below).
Disallowance Flowchart (A4).pdf