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About us

OQPC is responsible for drafting and publishing Queensland laws. OQPC's functions are set out in the Legislative Standards Act 1992, which is the Act that establishes OQPC.

The Parliamentary Counsel is the head of the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel. OQPC is comprised of legislative drafters, editing and publishing officers, and business services staff.

OQPC's values demonstrate our focus on the wellbeing and empowerment of our employees, and our commitment to performing to the highest standards, with integrity and dedication.

Our work is governed by a range of legislation, including the Legislative Standards Act 1992, the Reprints Act 1992, the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 and the Human Rights Act 2019.

A Parliamentary Counsel has been responsible for drafting legislation in Queensland since 1860.

OQPC was established in 1992 when the Legislative Standards Act 1992 was passed.

Access OQPC's strategic plans and annual reports.

Also visit OQPC's right to information page to access its publication scheme and find out how to access information held by OQPC.