New concerns surround the government’s increased use of legislative powers to bypass the parliament and create laws that cannot be amended or overturned. The federal government has embedded special powers in new Covid-19 laws to make unilateral changes to non-pandemic-related legislation, using what are known as ‘Henry VIII clauses’ – named for the unchecked power they involve.
Grimes. (Bonus point: Elon Musk.)
This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on May 30, 2020 as "What word beginning with ‘r’ is another name for the flowering plant canola?".
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