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Disallow

To exclude; reject; deny the force or validity of.

The term disallow is applied to such things as an insurance company's refusal to pay a claim.

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(10) By far the most dramatic of the 2005 changes are that people will now be obliged to take low waged work which meets the very minimal conditions under the new labour law reforms, and that standards, once prescribed in the Act, are left to the discretion of Centrelink, other than those which the Senate Report insisted be promulgated by disallowable instruments (including elaboration of what is 'suitable work')(Senate, 2005a: Rec 2, s 601(2AC), (2AD)[as amended]).
Again this widens both the scope and discretionary character of Centrelink decisions about these issues, offset only by the insistence in the Senate Report that these issues like qualification for exemption for the activity test, or what constitutes a reasonable excuse for a 'participation failure', be promulgated in disallowable determinations (Senate, 2005a: rec 2, ss 602B(2A), (2B) and 624(2A), (2B], 626(2A), (2B), 629(1A), (1B) respectively [as amended]).
The Surveyor appealed against an 1875 decision of the General Commissioners, which confirmed the assessment, on the basis that it permitted Handyside to deduct depreciation of buildings, fixed plant, and machinery in calculating its "nett profits." The Surveyor argued that depreciation was a deduction in respect of capital and therefore, disallowable. Further, as depreciation was not an expense expressly enumerated by the act, he argued, it was not allowed.
The Forder case confirmed for the English courts that depreciation was a disallowable deduction in arriving at taxable profit because it related to capital expenditure.
(163) While the General Policy Order on its face requires approval by the Parliament as a disallowable instrument, it is expressly exempted from disallowance and sunsetting.
The Finance Minister's Orders are 'disallowable instruments' requiring the involvement of Parliament in their implementation: Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act s 48; Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth) s 42.
Ministerial determinations of NT areas as relevant for the purposes of the income management regime, by legislative instrument, are not disallowable by Parliament.
(1) The court must disallow a question put to a witness in cross-examination, or inform the witness that it need not be answered, if the court is of the opinion that the question (referred to as a disallowable question):
(3) A question is not a disallowable question merely because:
(249) Crucially, these determinations by the Finance Minister are not disallowable instruments for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth), limiting the opportunity for Parliament to prevent the anticipated expenditure.
(256) Significantly, these net appropriation agreements are also not disallowable instruments for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth), limiting the opportunity for Parliament to prevent (or modify) the anticipated expenditure.
(238) Cf Customs Act 1901 (Cth) s 243 XA, which makes the infringement notice guidelines under that Act a disallowable instrument and thus subject to parliamentary scrutiny.