"Why and how are laws reformed?"

Laws (legislation) made by the federal Parliament can be changed in two ways – repealed (undone) or amended (changed).

There are many reasons why the Parliament might agree to repeal or amend an existing law – the law may be outdated, or the government may want a change in policy.

The Parliament must follow a detailed process when making a law, repealing a law, or changing a law.

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