Parliamentary approval

16 COVID-19 order made by Minister revoked if not approved by House of Representatives

(1)

A COVID-19 order made by the Minister is revoked (unless it is earlier revoked) on the expiry of the relevant period if no resolution of the House of Representatives is passed to approve the order within that period.

(2)

The relevant period is the longer of the following:

(a)

the period of 10 sitting days of the House of Representatives after the date on which the order is made:

(b)

the period of 60 days after the date on which the order is made:

(c)

any other period specified by a resolution of the House of Representatives.

(3)

An order that is revoked under subsection (1) immediately ceases to be of any effect unless a resolution of the House provides otherwise.

(4)

Revocation under subsection (1) does not affect the validity of any action taken to give effect to or enforce the order.

Section 16 heading: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 16(1): amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).