Legislation Newsletter provides commentary on current issues relating to legislation and the legislation cycle.
December 2011 (edition 7): Scrapping of local laws – the morning after ... public participation in the process of making primary legislation – Indonesia shows the way ... comments on the Indonesia’s Law on Making Laws 2011 ... maintenance of utility infrastructure in road reserves (going back 60 years) ... road encroachments (going back 4,000 years) ... regulatory burden and the legal profession – how did this happen? ... road administration: identifying the stakeholders (putting the stakeholder concept to the test).
January 2011 (edition 6): Victoria's Subordinate Legislation Amendment Bill (its name promised little: what does it deliver?) ... New Zealand's three-yearly revision program (the name promises much: what does it deliver?) ... statutory objectives - what are we trying to achieve here? ... Indonesia's local law scrapheap - which local laws are cancelled, and why, a listing of issues to be addressed.
July 2010 (edition 5): Infrastructure and its regulatory framework (why regulate?) ... UK Guidance on Regulation - who is the target audience for this Guidance? ... legislation as the framework for regulatory decisions –regulatory substance and regulatory governance.
April 2010 (edition 4): Calling all “instrument makers” ... Parliamentary Bills – some statistics on who drafts what, and why ... evaluating draft legislation – the Quebec system ... fee regulation, market failure and “moral hazards”.
November 2009 (edition 3): Consultation at all phases of the legislation cycle – a whole of Government approach to consultation ... Legislation implements policy – say so! (three reasons why articulation of policy objectives is desirable) ... the distinction between laws and their administration – the VCEC Inquiry into Streamlining Local Government Regulation.
June 2009 (edition 2): What is legislation? The Australian Legislative Instruments Act concept of an instrument of a legislative character ... Rethinking Legislation — a continuation of earlier thinking, and the Government's “final response” to the report.
October 2008 (edition 1): Indonesian law making challenges - the impact, and the potential, of the Law on Making Laws 2004 in the era of decentralisation ... cancellation by the Central Government - speech by the President to the DPD, statistics on cancellation of local laws.