COVID-19 and Other Legislation Amendment (Regulatory Reforms) Act 2022 No 5

An Act to amend a number of Acts to permanently implement regulatory reforms relating to particular measures previously implemented temporarily as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; to amend the Constitution Act 1902 and the Constitution (COVID-19 Emergency Measures) Regulation 2020 to extend particular provisions; and to amend the Interpretation Act 1987 to clarify the requirements for tabling documents in a House of Parliament.
2   Commencement
(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
(2)  Schedules 1.6 and 1.8 commence on 1 April 2022.
(3)  Schedules 1.3[3]–[10], 1.11[5], 1.12[1], [2] and [4] and 1.17[3]–[10] commence on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
3   Report on effectiveness of amendments under COVID-19 and Other Legislation Amendment (Regulatory Reforms) Act 2022
(1)  The Treasurer must, within 18 months after the commencement of this Act, conduct a review of the amendments made by this Act, other than the amendments made by Schedule 1.4, 1.5, 1.10 and 1.15 of this Act.
(2)  The purpose of the review is to determine whether the amendments continue toβ€”
(a)  operate effectively and efficiently, and
(b)  achieve the intended policy objectives underlying the amendments.
(3)  The Treasurer must, by 31 December 2023, give a report about the review to the Presiding Officer of each House of Parliament.
(4)  A copy of a report given to the Presiding Officer of a House of Parliament under subsection (3) must be laid before the House within 5 sitting days of the House after it is received by the Presiding Officer.
(5)  This section is repealed on 31 January 2024.
Schedule 1 (Repealed)
sch 1: Am 1987 No 15, sec 30C. Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.