Strengthening Accountability and Transparency

Presented by ANU College of Law

In recent years, delegated legislation has taken on a new importance. By volume, it makes up the majority of new laws that are made each year. Broad delegations of lawmaking authority are standard in bills introduced in parliament. The concern is that the delegated lawmaking process is not sufficiently transparent or accountable. Over the past two years, Associate Professor Lorne Neudorf has investigated the various formal and informal ways in which parliaments scrutinise delegated legislation. He will present his research on parliamentary scrutiny in Canada and the UK and suggest ways in which the scrutiny process can be improved and strengthened.

Lorne Neudorf is the Deputy Dean of Law and an Associate Professor in Law at Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Barrister & Solicitor) and an Adjunct Professor at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. Lorne holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Law from McGill University.

Lorne's research takes a comparative perspective and focuses on public law, including judicial review, legislation, delegation, the lawmaking process, statutory interpretation and legal institutions. Lorne has published or edited a number of scholarly collections, journal articles, case comments, book chapters, book reviews, and newspaper op-eds. In 2017, he published a monograph with Springer entitled The Dynamics of Judicial Independence: A Comparative Study of Courts in Malaysia and Pakistan. In 2018, Lorne was commissioned by Hart as General Editor of a new global book series examining the rule of law in context.