Statutory Delegations and Authorisations


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

Statutory delegations play an important and essential role in sound public administration with knowledge of sound delegation practices and procedures being a core public sector skill.

A failure to have legally sound and accurate statutory delegations in place can have serious and far reaching consequences including the making of unauthorised and legally void statutory decisions. 

Given the critical role of statutory delegations in public administration, the purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the key requirements of statutory delegations, consider how statutory delegations differ from authorisations and explain best practice in statutory delegation.

Who should attend our Statutory Delegations and Authorisations workshop?

  • Government legal officers
  • Government officers dealing with statutory delegations and authorisations.
What we'll cover
  • What are statutory delegations?
  • Delegations vs authorisations
  • Specific delegations and general delegations
  • General rules and requirements about delegations and exercising delegated functions and powers  
  • General principles and rules
  • Section 27A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld)
  • Steps and processes that can be undertaken in curing defective instruments of delegation and authorisation, including retrospective actions
  • Emerging issues and trends.
What you'll learn

You'll gain:

  • A clear understanding of the difference between statutory delegations and authorisations
  • The key requirements and general rules applicable to the exercise of delegated statutory authority and instruments of delegations
  • Best practice in statutory delegation practice and procedure, including tips and tricks in drafting instruments of statutory delegation
  • Tips and traps to avoid in the exercise of delegated statutory authority.
Event Details
5 June 2020
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$698 per person
$628 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$593 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110

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What our clients say about our Statutory Delegations and Authorisations workshop


"Eleanor presents really well because she doesn’t read out/slowly follow the slides. She encourages discussion and has great anecdotes that are very useful."

"Well-presented and efficient. Great explanations and scenarios. Answered questions which apply to our organisation."

"The course was well-structured. The level of detail provided was appropriate to the complexity, of the topic and timeframe."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.