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    Queensland Legislation Handbook

    The Queensland Legislation Handbook is part of the Governing Queensland suite of handbooks.

    It outlines legislative processes managed by the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) and explains 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 help them work effectively with OQPC.

    OQPC is responsible for the drafting of government bills and most subordinate legislation in Queensland.


    Outlines Queensland legislative processes, how Parliament makes or authorises the making of legislation, the policy context, drafting a government bill, the parliamentary process, drafting and making subordinate legislation, and fundamental legislative principles.

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    Last updated:
    16 January, 2020
    Last reviewed:
    31 January, 2014