Regulatory responsibility

Ekins, Richard (2010) Regulatory responsibility. New Zealand Law Journal, 1 25-29.

Author Ekins, Richard
Title Regulatory responsibility
Journal name New Zealand Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-8373
Publication date 2010-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 1
Start page 25
End page 29
Total pages 5
Place of publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Butterworths of New Zealand
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Report of the Regulatory Responsibility Taskforce was presented to the Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance, and the Hon Rodney Hide, Minister for Regulatory Reform, on 30 September 2009.

The report recommends a draft Regulatory Responsibility Bill which if enacted would be of immense constitutional significance. The draft bill’s title is confusing, for it applies to all legislation. The stated purpose of the bill is to improve legislation by specifying principles of responsible regulation and by introducing mechanisms to ensure that legislation conforms to those principles. Specifically, the bill requires legislators and officials to certify that legislative proposals conform. The bill also authorises the courts to declare legislation incompatible with the principles and to interpret legislation consistently with them.

The Taskforce’s report is important and should receive careful scrutiny. To that end, this short article briefly outlines the report and considers its merits. 
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
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