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.

(5)

A resolution under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

(6)

The Clerk of the House of Representatives must lodge a copy of the resolution with the Parliamentary Counsel Office for the purpose of publication under the Legislation Act 2019.

(7)

However, subsections (1) to (4) apply even if the copy is not yet published.

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationIt is not required to be publishedLA19 s 73(2)
PresentationIt is not required to be presented to the House of Representatives because a transitional exemption applies under Schedule 1 of the Legislation Act 2019LA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt is not disallowableLA19 s 115
This note is not part of the Act.

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).

Section 16(5): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 16(6): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 16(7): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).