The Queensland Legislation Handbook is part of the Governing Queensland suite of handbooks.
It outlines what is needed in drafting instructions for Acts of Parliament and subordinate legislation. The handbook is designed primarily for use by policy or instructing officers to work effectively with the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC).
OQPC is responsible for the drafting of government bills and most subordinate legislation in Queensland.
Details the legislation context and steps, how Parliament makes or authorises the making of legislation, the policy context, drafting a government bill, the parliamentary process, subordinate legislation and fundamental legislative principles.
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