Automatic Parliamentary Tabling Scheme
Under this scheme, the Parliamentary Counsel's Office identifies the instruments as they are officially published on the NSW legislation website or in the Government Gazette and arranges for the appropriate notices and copies of the instruments to be delivered to the Clerk of the Legislative Council and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly on a weekly basis.
It is then the responsibility of the Clerks to table the material before each House of Parliament.
The scheme only covers instruments that:
- are required to be published on the NSW legislation website or in the Government Gazette, and
- are required to be tabled in each House of Parliament, and
- are capable of disallowance by either or both Houses of Parliament.
This scheme replaced the previous arrangements under which each Minister was responsible for tabling or arranging the tabling of disallowable instruments. The current scheme was introduced in 1993.
Further information about the scheme can be obtained by contacting the NSW Parliamentary Counsel's Office .
Statutory rules and other instruments to which scheme appliesThe Automatic Parliamentary Tabling Scheme applies to the following classes of instruments:
Statutory rules to which Part 6 of the Interpretation Act 1987
automatically applies, namely:
- regulations, by-laws, rules or ordinances made by the Governor, or made by a person or body other than the Governor, but that are required by law to be approved or confirmed by the Governor, and
- rules of court (a court or tribunal regulating the practice and procedure of the court or tribunal eg, the Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the District Court, the Dust Diseases Tribunal, the Land and Environment Court, the Local Court, Uniform Civil Procedure Rules, Supreme Court Rules).
- other instruments where the legislation under which they are made provides that they are taken to be statutory rules for the purposes of sections 40 and 41 of the Interpretation Act 1987, and
- other instruments published on the NSW legislation website or in the Government Gazette, or published in another jurisdiction, that are required to be tabled and that are subject to disallowance under the Act or Law concerned. These instruments are marked with an asterisk (*) in the table below.
Updated as at 21 September 2018