Youth Treatment Orders Bill Highlights Ad Hoc Approach to Rights-Scrutiny of Bills

(2019) The Bulletin 41 (4) 36-38

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-47

5 Pages Posted: 28 May 2019 Last revised: 4 Jul 2019

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Sarah Moulds

University of Adelaide, School of Law

Laura Grenfell

University of Adelaide

Date Written: May 27, 2019

Abstract

South Australia’s Parliament has no formalised parliamentary system of rights scrutiny for bills. Instead, it relies on a network of subject-specific Standing, Select, Sessional and Joint Committees, and draws upon an ad hoc system of external rights scrutiny, often under taken by bodies like the Law Society. While these bodies can produce thoughtful, persuasive submissions, the impact of such extraparliamentary scrutiny can be limited by political factors, and particularly by timing. This means that the community more broadly is often shut out of the law-making process or left wondering how best to draw Parliament’s attention to a problematic law.

Keywords: Youth Treatment Orders, Bill, Rights-scrutiny of bills

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Moulds, Sarah and Grenfell, Laura, Youth Treatment Orders Bill Highlights Ad Hoc Approach to Rights-Scrutiny of Bills (May 27, 2019). (2019) The Bulletin 41 (4) 36-38; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-47. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3394691

Sarah Moulds (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide, School of Law ( email )

Adelaide
Australia

Laura Grenfell

University of Adelaide

No 233 North Terrace, School of Commerce
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

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