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University of Newcastle Library Guides
Law: Legislation: Delegated legislation
A Library Guide to support students and staff of the University of Newcastle in finding Legislative resources
Delegated or subordinate legislation is law made by the authorities to whom Parliament has power.
Each principal act will specify who has the power to do so under the Act and contains the many administrative details necessary to ensure that the provisions of the Act will operate successfully.
The most common form of delegated legislation are regulations made by the minister and apply to the general population. By-laws and sometimes Ordinances are made by a local government authority and apply to people who live in that area. Rules commonly describe procedure to be followed in Courts.