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The Select Legislative Instrument (SLI) numbered series has ceased

Posted 7 January 2016

Until mid-2014, all regulations, court rules and certain other instruments were routinely printed as the Select Legislative Instruments (SLI) series, which was known as the Statutory Rules (SR) series until 2005.

As the series is no longer printed, there is no ongoing need to continue to allocate SLI numbers to instruments and this practice has now been discontinued.

A related menu option on ComLaw has also been discontinued, but historic information about SLIs and SRs is still available for those who need it.

For example, you can still browse current regulations and rules of courts by year and number as illustrated on this page: Browse/ByYearNumber/RegulationsAndCourtRules/Current/0/.

In this example, please note the “Choose type” and “Show results” settings on this page, and also the fact that the list is for current titles only. For a complete list of all such titles, you would need to click on the “As made” tab.

You can also access complete data for all SLIs and SRs through the legislation tables page, and search for SLIs/SRs by year and number through the Unique ID Search tab within Advanced Search.


Exposure draft of Legislation Rule 2016

Posted 23 December 2015

An exposure draft of the Legislation Rule 2016 is available for your information. Please click here to download the exposure draft.

The Legislative Instruments Act 2003 will be renamed the Legislation Act 2003 (the Act) and will undergo other changes when the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 commences on or before 5 March 2016.

Among other things, the changes will require the First Parliamentary Counsel to make a rule prescribing the approved website on which registered laws and other documents are to be available to the public under section 15C of the Act as amended.

The attached draft rule meets this requirement, and deals with some other matters as permitted by the Act, including some aspects of the lodgement and registration process previously dealt with in the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 (which will be repealed when changes to the Act commence).

Comments on the Exposure Draft closed on 5 February 2016.