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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
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Triggering the Regulatory Powers Act – fact sheet

Regulatory powers
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Regulatory powers are the coercive and enforcement powers used by government agencies to ensure individuals and industry comply with legislative requirements.

Proposals that seek to establish or amend frameworks that provide for regulatory powers should trigger the standard provisions of the Regulatory Powers Act, unless there are compelling policy reasons to the contrary.