This policy statement provides an overview of the Registrar’s regulatory and enforcement powers; outlines the Registrar’s considerations in deciding whether to use his or her powers to intervene; indicates the kind of circumstances that might cause the Registrar to intervene and refers to other policy statements that focus on particular powers.
This comprehensive review of the CATSI Act, built on a series of reviews undertaken in recent years. Responding to feedback from stakeholders for comprehensive consideration of the ongoing role of the CATSI Act, this review would consider whether the CATSI Act is achieving its objects, particularly as a special measure under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
Since 2016, AIATSIS has contributed to a number of reviews of the CATSI Act including the Technical Review of the CATSI Act (2017) and CATSI Review Phase 1 (2020). Throughout this report, the AIATSIS researchers refer to the AIATSIS submissions for both of these reviews.
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