Statutory Delegations and Authorisations


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

Delegations are the principal means by which functions and powers are devolved through, and sometimes outside, public sector organisations. Most public sector employees perform their functions pursuant to some form of delegation arrangements. Yet the consequences of defects in a delegation or a person exceeding the scope of their authorisation can be severe.

This session will focus on statutory delegations and authorisations. We'll outline the legal principles governing devolution of authority within departments and agencies, explore some of the pitfalls and provide practical guidance about how to avoid them.

Who should attend our Statutory Delegations and Authorisations workshop?

  • Government lawyers
  • Public sector employees who draft or administer delegations and authorisations
  • Public sector employees who exercise delegated power.
What we'll cover
  • Sources of authority – legislative and executive power

  • Types of delegations and authorisations

  • Interpretation Act provisions

  • Delegation and agency

  • Drafting and administering delegations

  • Defective delegations and their consequences

  • Practical exercise – making robust delegations and authorisations.

What you'll learn

You'll emerge with:

  • An understanding of the key legal principles relating to delegated authority

  • An understanding of the consequences of inadequate authority

  • Tips for managing risks.

Event Details
12 October 2021
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 Melbourne
Level 18, 333 Collins Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Statutory Delegations and Authorisations workshop

"Excellent technical detail for this important government topic."

"Some good practical guidance and things to remember."

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.