Subordinate legislation (sometimes called ‘delegated’ legislation) is a category of statutory instrument made by an entity acting under the authority of an Act.
Subordinate legislation includes:
- regulations (the majority of instruments of subordinate legislation are regulations)
- proclamations (these instruments are mainly used to fix the commencement of provisions of an Act)
- rules (the most common examples are the rules of court)
With the exception of a special category of subordinate legislation (called exempt subordinate legislation)