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NSW Difference Between Act, Regulation and EPIs?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Toqual, 13 July 2014.

  1. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    What is the difference between an Act, Regulation, EPI's and the 'Repealed' version of all. I refer tohttp://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/ a lot which raised my question.
     
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    John R Well-Known Member

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    Here's my quick and dirty definitions:
    • Acts are laws passed by Parliament.
    • Regulations (and rules, by-laws, etc.) are statutory instruments created by Acts.
    • Environmental Planning Instruments (EPIs) are legal documents that regulate land use and development.
    • The "Repealed" version means that it is not the "Current" version. That is, it is an outdated version of an Act, Regulation, etc.

    The Parliament of NSW website has a good resource on "Making the law" (PDF).
     
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    Hi Toqual,

    An Act is the actual primary piece of legislation that operates in the area. It is the most common and often the most relevant one to look at.

    A Regulation is sort if the 'procedural' set of rules, less commonly referred to.

    Not sure what EPIs are, I have never heard the term.

    Repealed just refers to the fact that the Act or Regulation is obsolete, no longer operating.

    Hope that helps.

    Paul.
     
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    Oops sorry I didn't see John's helpful and accurate response.

    Paul.
     
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    No need to apologise - but our definitions are less colourful than what I discovered on Urban Dictionary for "Legislation":
     
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