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Chairs

Hal Pateshall Colebatch

waNAT

Thomas Cornelius Brennan

vicUAP

Herbert James Mockford Payne

tasUAP

John Grant Duncan-Hughes

saUAP

George McLeay

saUAP

Herbert Brayley Collett

qldUAP

Keith Cameron Wilson

saUAP

Alexander John McLachlan

saUAP

John Armstrong Spicer

vicLIB

William James Large

nswALP

Richard Harry Nash

waALP

John Percival Tate

nswLIB

Ian Alexander Christie Wood

qldLIB

Donald Michael Devitt

tasALP

Ian Alexander Christie Wood

qldLIB

Alan Joseph Missen

vicLIB

Austin William Russell Lewis

vicLIB

John Coates

tasALP

Bernard Cornelius Cooney

vicALP

Robert Lindsay Collins

ntALP

Malcolm Arthur Colston

qldALP

Patricia Jessie Giles

waALP

Stephen Loosley

nswALP

Malcolm Arthur Colston

qldALP

William George O'Chee

qldNPA

Helen Lloyd Coonan

nswLIB

Tsebin Tchen

vicLIB

John Odin Wentworth Watson

tasLIB

Dana Johanna Wortley

saALP

Jacinta Mary Ann Collins

vicALP

Ursula Mary Stephens

nswALP

Mark Lionel Furner

qldALP

Sean Christopher Edwards

saLIB

John Reginald Williams

nswNP

John Reginald Williams

nswNP

Concetta Anna Fierravanti-Wells

nswLIB

Scope

The Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances considered and reported on legislative instruments to ensure that they were in accordance with statute and did not unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties, make administrative decisions not subject to independent review or contain matters better dealt with in an Act of parliament.

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Ian Wood, chair 1950-78, Interview with Ron Hurst on the role of the committee, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/84, session 3, 22:24–24:40.

Full interview available at https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218054564/listen.

Gordon Sinclair Davidson, committee member 1965-71, Interview with Bruce Edwards on the work of the committee, 1984-86, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/41, session 24, 00:11:32-00:16:28.

Full interview available at https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217655658/listen.

Alan Joseph Missen, chair 1978-80, Interview with Toby Miller, 1980, National Library of Australia, TRC 732, session 4, 00:15:00-00:15:43.

Full interview available at https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-194676376/listen.

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Committee timeline – Establishment of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances

Ian Wood, Interview with Ron Hurst on the disallowance of three Defence Finance Regulations on 4 October 1960, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/84, session 4, 00:53:12–00:57:32.

Full interview available at https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218054564/listen.

Ian Wood, Interview with Ron Hurst on crossing the floor to disallow three Defence Finance Regulations on 4 October 1960, National Library of Australia, TRC 4900/84, session 4, 00:57:32–00:58:47.

Full interview available at https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-218054564/listen.

Reports

Date tabledTitleRead report
First reportParliamentary paper number S1/1932
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Second reportParliamentary paper number S2/1933
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Third reportParliamentary paper number S1/1935
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Fourth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1938
Fifth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1942
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Sixth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1947
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Seventh reportParliamentary paper number S1/1949
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Eighth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1952
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Ninth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1954
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Tenth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1956
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Eleventh reportParliamentary paper number S1/1957
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Twelfth reportParliamentary paper number S2/1957
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Thirteenth reportParliamentary paper number S3/1957
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Fourteenth report
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Fourteenth report, 18 March 1959

Fifteenth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1959
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Sixteenth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1960
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Seventeenth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1961
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Eighteenth reportParliamentary paper number S1/1962
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Nineteenth reportParliamentary paper number 52/1964
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Twentieth reportParliamentary paper number 223/1965
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Twenty-first reportParliamentary paper number 293/1966
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Twenty-second reportParliamentary paper number 329/1966
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Twenty-fourth reportParliamentary paper number 148/1967
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Twenty-third reportParliamentary paper number 147/1967
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Twenty-fifth reportParliamentary paper number 243/1968
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Twenty-seventh reportParliamentary paper number 187/1969
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Twenty-eighth report: First to Twenty-sixth reports (index and reprint)Parliamentary paper number 188/1969
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Twenty-sixth reportParliamentary paper number 186/1969
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Twenty-ninth reportParliamentary paper number 49/1970
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Thirtieth reportParliamentary paper number 50/1970
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Thirty-first report: Being a report upon the amendments of the Conciliation and Arbitration Regulations, contained in Statutory Rules 1970, No.1Parliamentary paper number 52/1970
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Thirty-second report: Being a report upon Statutory Rules, 1970, No. 8, Amendments of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) RegulationsParliamentary paper number 81/1970
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Thirty-third report: Being a report upon Statutory Rules, 1970, No. 42, Amendments of the Public Service RegulationsParliamentary paper number 130/1970
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Thirty-fourth report: Being a report upon the Bankruptcy (Offences) Rules, contained in Statutory Rules, 1970, No. 87Parliamentary paper number 160/1970
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Thirty-fifth report: Being a report upon the Dairying Industry Equalization Legislation Referendum Regulations contained in Statutory Rules 1970, No. 178Parliamentary paper number 68/1971
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Thirty-sixth report: A.C.T. Ordinance 1971, No. 4 Evidence Ordinance 1971Parliamentary paper number 121/1971
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Thirty-eighth report: Being a general report upon the activities of the committee since its Twenty-sixth reportParliamentary paper number 100/1971
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Thirty-seventh report: Norfolk Island OrdinancesParliamentary paper number 143/1971
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Thirty-ninth report: Being a report upon certain regulations rendered invalid by a judgment of the High CourtParliamentary paper number 24/1972
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Fortieth report: Statutory Rules 1972 No. 35 Amendments of the Naval Financial RegulationsParliamentary paper number 126/1972
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Forty-first report: Statutory Rules 1972 No. 127 Amendments of the Military Financial RegulationsParliamentary paper number 149/1972
Forty-second report: Retrospectivity of regulations relating to the Defence ServicesParliamentary paper number 217/1972
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Forty-third report: General report upon the activities of the committee since its Thirty-eighth reportParliamentary paper number 220/1972
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Forty-fourth report: Commonwealth Scholarships and Awards RegulationsParliamentary paper number 40/1973
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Forty-fifth report: Members of the committee 1932-1973; List of reports; Index to First to Forty-fourth ReportsParliamentary paper number 101/1973
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Forty-sixth report: Australian Capital Territory Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (No. 2) 1973Parliamentary paper number 238/1973
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Forty-seventh report: General reportParliamentary paper number 290/1973
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Forty-eighth report: Statutory Rules 1973 No. 223 Amendment of the Public Service (Parliamentary Officers) RegulationsParliamentary paper number 1/1974
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Forty-ninth report: A.C.T. Ordinance 1974 No. 19 City Area Leases Ordinance (No. 2) 1974Parliamentary paper number 279/1974
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Fiftieth report: General report 1974Parliamentary paper number 271/1974
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Fifty-first report: General report 1975Parliamentary paper number 4/1976
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Fifty-second report: Cocos (Keeling) Islands Lands Acquisition Ordinance 1975Parliamentary paper number 5/1976
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Fifty-fourth report: A.C.T. Manufacturers Warranties Ordinance 1975Parliamentary paper number 64/1976
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Fifty-third report: A.C.T. Misrepresentation Ordinance 1975Parliamentary paper number 63/1976
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Fifty-fifth report: Australian Capital Territory ordinances containing substantive legislationParliamentary paper number 126/1976
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Fifty-sixth report: Retrospective regulationsParliamentary paper number 277/1976
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Fifty-seventh report: General report 1976Parliamentary paper number 353/1976
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Fifty-eighth report: Undertakings by ministersParliamentary paper number 215/1977
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Fifty-ninth report: Ombudsman Regulations; A.C.T. Consumer Affairs Ordinance; A.C.T. Legal Aid Ordinance; A.C.T. Sale of Motor Vehicles OrdinanceParliamentary paper number 233/1977
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Sixtieth report: Defence Force (Salaries) RegulationsParliamentary paper number 17/1978
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Sixty-first report: Remuneration Tribunals (Members' Fees and Allowances) Regulations; National Park and Wildlife Regulations; Naval Financial and Air Force Regulations; Defence Force (Salaries) Regulations; Federal Court of Australia Regulations; Australian National Railways General By-law; A.C.T. Physiotherapists Registration OrdinanceParliamentary paper number 18/1978
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Sixty-second report: Undertakings by Ministers to amend regulations and ordinances; Standing Order 36AParliamentary paper number 203/1978
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Sixty-third report: Historic Shipwrecks Regulations; Superannuation (Allocation of Previous Fund) Regulations; Superannuation (Additional Pension) RegulationsParliamentary paper number 275/1978
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Sixty-fourth report: Principles of the committeeParliamentary paper number 42/1979
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Sixty-fifth report: Regulations under the Superannuation Act; Defence Force financial regulationsParliamentary paper number 69/1979
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Sixty-sixth report: Disallowance of a repealing instrument; Onus of proof in criminal cases; Legislation considered 1978-79Parliamentary paper number 116/1979
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Sixty-seventh report: Members of the committee 1932-1979; List of reports; Index to First to Sixty-sixth reportsParliamentary paper number 179/1979
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Sixty-eighth report: Powers of the committee; Statutory provisions for disallowance; Notification of rights and duties; Alteration of entitlements by regulation; Consideration of draft legislation; Evidence Act; Judicial review of administrative acts; Legislation considered 1979Parliamentary paper number 282/1979
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Sixty-ninth report: Legislation considered 1980Parliamentary paper number 155/1980
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Seventieth report: Legislation considered November 1980 to May 1981Parliamentary paper number 138/1981
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Seventy-first report: 50th anniversary of the committeeParliamentary paper number 47/1982
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Seventy-second report: A.C.T. Public Assemblies Ordinance 1982Parliamentary paper number 83/1982
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Seventy-third report: Legislation Considered March - November 1982Parliamentary paper number 326/1982
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Seventy-fourth report: Legislation considered May - December 1983Parliamentary paper number 32/1984
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Special report on certain regulations and an ordinanceParliamentary paper number 90/1984
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Seventy-fifth report: Legislation considered February - June 1984Parliamentary paper number 303/1984
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Seventy-sixth report: Report upon a certain ordinance of the Australian Capital Territory disallowed by effluxion of timeParliamentary paper number 507/1985
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Seventy-seventh report: Legislation considered July 1984 - June 1985Parliamentary paper number 172/1986
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Seventy-eighth report: Report on the Artificial Conception Ordinance 1986Parliamentary paper number 171/1986
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Seventy-ninth report: Report on the committee's scrutiny of certain Health Insurance Regulations disallowed by effluxion of timeParliamentary paper number 170/1986
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Eightieth report: Application of the committee's principles; Reform of the Acts Interpretation Act; Legislation considered 1985-86Parliamentary paper number 241/1986
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Eighty-first report: Principle (d) and A.C.T. LawsParliamentary paper number 434/1986
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Eighty-second report: The repeal and re-enactment deviceParliamentary paper number 311/1987
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Eighty-third report: Philosophy, goals and role of the committee; Guidelines on the application of the committee's principles; A request for better explanatory statements; Legislation considered 1986-1987Parliamentary paper number 377/1988
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Eighty-fourth report: A report on the disallowance of certain freedom of information regulations relating to the Australian Bicentennial AuthorityParliamentary paper number 387/1988
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Eighty-fifth report: Overview and future directions; Explanatory statements and citation requirements; Guidelines on the application of the committee's principles; Legislation considered 1987-88Parliamentary paper number 464/1989
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Eighty-sixth report: Overview, issues and roles; Guidelines on the application of the committee's principles; Legislation considered 1988-1989Parliamentary paper number 93/1990
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Eighty-seventh report: Special report on subdelegation of powersParliamentary paper number 427/1990
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Eighty-eighth reportParliamentary paper number 228/1991
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Eighty-ninth report: Report on scrutiny by the committee of regulations made under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984Parliamentary paper number 465/1991
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Ninetieth report: Annual report 1990-91Parliamentary paper number 454/1991
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Ninety-first report: Report on scrutiny by the committee of delegated legislation made under Acts providing superannuation for Commonwealth employeesParliamentary paper number 181/1992
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Ninety-second report: Report on scrutiny by the committee of Public Service Determinations 1992/27 and 1992/46Parliamentary paper number 528/1992
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Ninety-third report: Report on scrutiny by the committee of regulations imposing United Nations sanctionsParliamentary paper number 513/1992
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Ninety-fourth report: Annual report 1991-92Parliamentary paper number 77/1993
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Ninety-fifth report: Scrutiny by the committee of instruments administered through the portfolio of Primary Industries and EnergyParliamentary paper number 74/1993
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Ninety-sixth report: Annual report 1992-93Parliamentary paper number 393/1993
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Ninety-seventh report: Delegated legislation and the Acts Interpretation Act 1901: A case studyParliamentary paper number 392/1993
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Ninety-eighth report: Scrutiny by the committee of amendments of the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) RegulationsParliamentary paper number 133/1994
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Ninety-ninth report: Legislative Instruments Bill 1994Parliamentary paper number 176/1994
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One hundredth report: Annual report 1993-94Parliamentary paper number 321/1994
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One hundred and first report: Rules of the Industrial Relations CourtParliamentary paper number 97/1995
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One hundred and second report: Annual report 1994-95Parliamentary paper number 375/1995
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One hundred and third report: Scrutiny by the committee of the Export Inspection and Meat Charges Collection RegulationsParliamentary paper number 40/1996
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One hundred and fourth report: Annual report 1995-96Parliamentary paper number 111/1997
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One hundred and fifth report: Annual report 1996-97Parliamentary paper number 106/1998
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One hundred and sixth report: Annual report 1997-98Parliamentary paper number 33/1999
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One hundred and seventh report: Report on the scrutiny by the committee of orders made under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997Parliamentary paper number 101/1999
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108th report: Annual report 1998-99Parliamentary paper number 33/2000
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109th report: Annual report 1999-2000Parliamentary paper number 216/2000
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110th report: Annual report 2000-2001Parliamentary paper number 40/2002
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111th report: Legislative Instruments Bill 2003; Legislative Instruments (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003Parliamentary paper number 264/2003
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112th report: 40th Parliament reportParliamentary paper number 141/2005

Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances in session ahead of the tabling of its 112th report, 23 June 2005. L-R: Janice Paull [Research Officer], James Warmenhoven [Secretary], Senator Tsebin Tchen [Chair] and Professor Stephen Bottomley [Legal Adviser]. DPS Auspic.

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113th report: Consultation under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 - Interim reportParliamentary paper number 108/2007
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Report no. 114: Report on the work of the committee in the 41st ParliamentParliamentary paper number 213/2013
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Report no. 115: Report on the work of the committee in the 42nd ParliamentParliamentary paper number 214/2013
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Report no. 116: Report on the work of the committee in 2010-11Parliamentary paper number 215/2013
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Report no. 117: Report on the work of the committee in 2011-12Parliamentary paper number 216/2013
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Report no. 118: Report on the work of the committee in 2012-13Parliamentary paper number 471/2013
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Report no.119: Report on the work of the committee in 2013-14Parliamentary paper number 161/2016
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Report no.120: Report on the work of the committee in 2014-15Parliamentary paper number 162/2016
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Report on the work of the committee in 2015-16Parliamentary paper number 93/2018
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Annual Report 2017Parliamentary paper number 144/2018
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Annual Report 2018Parliamentary paper number 69/2019
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Parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation (presented out of session on 3 June 2019) (corrigendum tabled 2 July 2019)Parliamentary paper number 179/2019
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