Legislative handbooks

1 - Instruments Handbook

Instruments Handbook

The Handbook provides information to help Commonwealth rule-makers and agencies make and manage legislative and notifiable instruments.
pdf file, instruments_handbook_2022.pdf, file size 1.09 MB docx file, instruments_handbook_2022.docx, file size 905.9 KB
2 - Deciding if a non-tied instrument should be drafted by OPC

Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.1 - Deciding if a non-tied instrument should be drafted by OPC

A document to assist agencies to decide whether to engage OPC to draft a non-tied instrument.
pdf file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.1.pdf, file size 181.75 KB DOCX file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.1.DOCX, file size 285.39 KB
3 - Sunsetting checklist

Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.2 - Sunsetting checklist

A checklist of issues to consider in reviewing legislative instruments that are to sunset under the Legislation Act 2003.
pdf file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.2 - Sunsetting checklist.pdf, file size 173.2 KB docx file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.2 - Sunsetting checklist.docx, file size 277.42 KB
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Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.3 - Judging size and complexity for instrument projects

A document to assist agencies in judging the anticipated size and complexity of instrument drafting projects.
pdf file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.3 - Judging size and complexity for instrument projects_0.pdf, file size 259.94 KB docx file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.3 - Judging size and complexity for instrument projects_0.docx, file size 285.75 KB
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The Instrument Fact Sheet Series: What is a legislative Instrument?

A quick and useful introduction to what are the key features and requirements of a legislative instrument.
pdf file, Fact Sheet - Legislative Instruments.pdf, file size 197.63 KB
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The Instrument Fact Sheet Series: Is a legislative instrument within power?

A brief summary of what it means for legislative instruments to be ‘within power’ and how to check this.
pdf file, Fact Sheet - Is a legislative instrument within power.pdf, file size 248.6 KB
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The Instrument Fact Sheet Series: Templates for drafting instruments

A guide to the templates available for drafting non-tied legislative instruments and tips about how to use them.
pdf file, Fact sheet - Templates for instruments.pdf, file size 210.28 KB
Reporting and Assurance

Drafting reporting or external assurance requirements - information from the AASB and AUASB

Information about the importance of consistency with AASB Standards or AUASB Standards where legislation requires reporting or external assurance over information.
pdf file, 10 Points for OPC - Reporting and Assurance - FINAL.pdf, file size 298.97 KB docx file, 10 Points for OPC - Reporting and Assurance - FINAL.docx, file size 2.18 MB
The Instrument Fact Sheet Series: Essentials of a Legislative Instrument

The Instrument Fact Sheet Series: Essentials of a Legislative Instrument

A brief summary of the essential features of a legislative instrument, including an example to show the features in practice.
pdf file, Fact Sheet Essentials of LIs.pdf, file size 207.95 KB
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Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.4 - Timeframes for the development of instruments

A document to assist agencies to plan for the development of instruments.
pdf file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.4 - Timeframes for the development of instruments_0.pdf, file size 256.39 KB DOCX file, Instrument Drafting Guidance Note No. 1.4 - Timeframes for the development of instruments_0.DOCX, file size 2.33 MB