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The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) is established under the Legislative Standards Act 1992, which sets out OQPC’s functions.
OQPC's functions include—
- drafting legislation for the Government, including Bills, amendments of Bills being considered by the Parliament and subordinate legislation
- drafting, on request, Bills and amendments of Bills for individual members of Parliament, known as private members’ legislation
- ensuring the Queensland statute book is of the highest standard
- providing advice to Ministers and government entities about a
range of matters, including—
- alternative ways of achieving policy objectives
- the application of fundamental legislative principles
- the lawfulness of proposed subordinate legislation
- preparing reprints of Queensland legislation and information relating to Queensland legislation
- publishing, including in electronic form, Bills, Queensland legislation and information relating to Queensland legislation.