Statutory Delegations and Authorisations
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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.
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$687 per person
$618 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$584 per person if in a group of three or more
Phone 1800 882 110
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What our clients say about our Statutory Delegations and Authorisations workshop
"Excellent technical detail for this important government topic."
"Very relevant to council's delegations and authorisations."
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.