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Defining the policy objective and purpose of proposed legislation
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Do all the provisions of the proposed legislation clearly relate to the policy objective and purpose of the proposed legislation?
The provisions of the proposed legislation should be consistent with its purpose and the policy objective that underlies it.
Each provision should relate to a policy objective that underlies the legislation. A regular review of the content of proposed legislation can also help ensure consistency with the legislative objective, particularly in circumstances where the broad policy objectives have not been clearly identified at the outset or have developed during the legislative process.