Client advisers

OPC client advisers

Client agencies can obtain quick, informal advice about matters in which OPC has expertise.

Lodgement, tabling and registration matters

To obtain advice from OPC client advisers on the following matters in our Publications group, please contact (02) 6120 1350.

  • Registration of instruments on the Federal Register of Legislation
  • Tabling legislative instruments
  • Gazette notices
  • Preparing compilations

Drafting subordinate instruments

To obtain advice from OPC client advisers in relation to drafting legislative or other subordinate instruments, please contact (02) 6120 1390.

Drafting Bills

To obtain advice from OPC client advisers in relation to drafting Bills, please contact the relevant Bill client adviser listed below for your agency.

 

Agency

Bill adviser

Instrument adviser

Attorney-General’s Department

Meredith Leigh

(02) 6120 1421

(02) 6120 1390

Australian Public Service Commission

Matthew Sait

(02) 6120 1407

(02) 6120 1390

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Samara Zeitsch

(02) 6120 1439

(02) 6120 1390

Comcare

John King

(02) 6120 1412

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Claire Parkhill

(02) 6120 1423

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Naomi Carde

(02) 6120 1442

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Defence

Keith Byles

(02) 6120 1446

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Education

Andrew Freeman

(02) 6120 1448

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Louise Finucane

(02) 6120 1424

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Finance

John King

(02) 6120 1412

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Paul Millington

(02) 6120 1471

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Health and Aged Care

Angela Theodorelos

(02) 6120 1488

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Home Affairs: Immigration, Citizenship, Customs etc.

Angela Theodorelos

(02) 6120 1488

(02) 6120 1390
Department of Home Affairs: Other

Louise Finucane

(02) 6120 1424

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Rebecca Considine

(02) 6120 1428

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Gretel Burmester

(02) 6120 1327

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Parliamentary Services and Parliament

Samara Zeitsch

(02) 6120 1439

(02) 6120 1390

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Meredith Leigh

(02) 6120 1421

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Social Services

Bevan Murray

(02) 6120 1480

(02) 6120 1390

Department of the Treasury

Bronwyn Livermore

(02) 6120 1422

(02) 6120 1390

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Sally Vacietis

(02) 6120 1469

(02) 6120 1390

 

OPC Guide for Clients

OPC has produced a Guide for Clients to assist the staff of agencies who are instructing OPC on the drafting of a Bill or instrument to understand their role and the role of OPC’s drafters, how OPC’s drafters do their job in the context of the overall legislative process, and how this can affect a particular legislative project. The Guide is available Drafting Manuals page.