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About the Office of Parliamentary Counsel

The Office of Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for drafting and publishing the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.

We draft Bills for introduction into the Parliament, and a wide range of subordinate legislation such as regulations and proclamations for Government agencies.

We also publish the authorised, up-to-date version of Commonwealth laws.

We also provide other services, including training in understanding the legislative process and in drafting legislative and other instruments.

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ExCo instruments

Information on the drafting program for legislative instruments made by the Governor-General

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Client advisers

Find our list of client advisers and our Guide for Clients here

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FAQs

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Careers 

View careers available at the Office of Parliamentary Counsel

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Corporate information

Access to our annual reports and other information about OPC

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