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SLI 2012 No. 220 Regulations as made
This regulation repeals the ATSIC (Regional Councils-Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Statutory Rules (SR) 1993 No. 379), ATSIC (Regional Councils-Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Amendment) (SR 1994 No. 390), ATSIC (Regional Councils-Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Amendment) (SR 1996 No. 247), ATSIC (Regional Councils-Election of Officeholders) Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1) (SR 1999 No. 181) and ATSIC (Regional Councils-Election of Officeholders) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1) (SR 2002 No. 275) because those regulations are redundant.
Administered by: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Registered 14 Sep 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR17-Sep-2012
Tabled Senate17-Sep-2012
Date of repeal 15 Sep 2012
Repealed by Self Repealing

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 220

 

Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

 

ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Repeal Regulation 2012

 

Subsection 201(1) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (the Act) provides that the Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters required or permitted by the Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.

 

The Regulation repeals the following Regulations because they are redundant:

 

  • ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Statutory Rules (SR) 1993 No. 379);
  • ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Amendment) (SR 1994 No. 390);
  • ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Regulations (Amendment) (SR 1996 No. 247);
  • ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1) (SR 1999 No. 181); and
  • ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1) (SR 2002 No. 275);

 

The Regulations specified above comprise what is known as the ATSIC (Regional Councils—Election of Officeholders) Regulations 1993 (the Principal Regulations).

 

In February 2009, the Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook announced that the Government would undertake a review of pre-2008 Commonwealth subordinate legislation and other regulation (the Review) “… to document those regulations which impose net costs on business, and identify the scope to improve regulatory efficiency”.  The Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance) was tasked with the responsibility of co-ordinating the Review on the Government’s behalf.  A Pre‑2008 Review of Subordinate Legislation Final Report (Final Report) was completed for each portfolio and agreed between the Minister Assisting on Deregulation and each Portfolio Minister.  Responsibility for actioning the recommendations of each report resides with individual Ministers.

 

The Review identified in relation to the then Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) portfolio 10 ‘in-scope’ policy clusters, that included background information, relevant review history and Finance’s recommendations.  Policy cluster 1 dealt with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regulations.

 

Finance recommended in the Final Report that FaHCSIA take action to repeal the regulations in cluster 1 (twelve in total) because they serve no further purpose because the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was abolished with effect from 24 March 2005.

 

The Principal Regulations are currently enabled by the Act which was previously known as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989.

 

The Act does not impose any conditions that need to be satisfied before the power to make the Regulation may be exercised.

 

The Regulation is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

 

The Regulation commences on the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

The Regulation expires at the end of the day it commences.

 

Consultation

 

Consultation was considered unnecessary because the Regulation is repealing the redundant Principal Regulations and is therefore of a minor or machinery nature and does not substantially alter existing arrangements (see paragraph 18(2)(a) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003).

 


Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

 

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

The Regulation is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

 

The Regulation repeals the Principal Regulations because they are redundant and do not need to be retained as current subordinate regulation on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

 

The Principal Regulations were identified as being redundant on the basis that ATSIC was abolished with effect from 24 March 2005.

 

Human rights implications

 

The Regulation does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

 

The Regulation is compatible with human rights.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform