Developing legislation and working with PCO
This guide is for officers of the ACT public service who are instructing the Parliamentary Counsel's Office (PCO) to draft legislation. It is for both regular and inexperienced instructors. Topics covered by this guide include:
- Preliminary considerations: This guide gives you an overview of some of the preliminary considerations when developing a legislative proposal, including whether legislation is needed, who to consult and how long it might take. This guide does not address how to develop legislative policy.
- Working with PCO: This guide outlines PCO’s role—what we do, how we can help and what we need from you to translate your legislative proposal into effective legislation.
- Common issues: This guide gives you guidance about some common legislative issues that arise in developing legislative proposals, including options for ensuring compliance with legislation, how functions will be exercised and consequential amendments or transitional arrangements that might be needed.
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