Emergency legislation criticised for lack of readiness

Emergency legislation criticised for lack of readiness
We know emergencies happen so be better prepared say law experts. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Law experts have blamed a lack of preparation for the need to pass urgent “bespoke” legislation in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle.The government’s own group of expert advisors, the Legislation Design and Advisory Committee (LDAC), told MPs that departments needed to have a better understanding of the limits that legislation had for dealing with emergency situations.This week the government, with the support of all parties, introduced and passed the Severe Weather Emergency Legislation Bill, which provided several temporary fixe...

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