RECORDING What goes where? A comparative discussion of the legislative puzzle

On Tuesday 24 May 2022, the Australian Law Reform Commission hosted a webinar featuring a panel of international experts to compare and discuss the approach of regulatory design in different jurisdictions. In particular, the panel discussed the question of what should go in primary legislation and what should go in delegated legislation.

The Hon Justice Colvin, part-time Commissioner of the ALRC and Federal Court judge, welcomed the international audience and introduced the distinguished panel:

  • Professor Julia Black CBE, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ross Carter, Parliamentary Counsel, New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • Professor Hans Tjio, CJ Koh Professor and Director, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Wai Yee Wan, Associate Dean (Research and Internationalisation) and Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

The speakers shared their knowledge and experience in relation to the following questions:

  • How should the statutory and regulatory framework be designed to support complex areas such as financial services?
  • Where should the law be located to achieve coherence and navigability?
  • If the law needs detail to function, whose job should it be to provide it?

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