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Our functions

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.