produce draft legislation for the Government in accordance with its legislation program and for individual members of the Legislative Assembly and other clients as promptly as competing commitments allow
ensure, as far as practicable, that ACT legislation is as clear and simple as possible, can be readily found, read and understood, give effect to their intended policy, and use best drafting practice, including the use of plain English and gender-neutral language
carefully examine all legislative proposals to ensure, as far as practicable, that ACT legislation forms a harmonious whole
produce legislation in a form that will assist ready compliance
ensure that new ACT legislation is notified, as quickly as is practicable, on the ACT legislation register
ensure that ACT legislation and information about ACT legislation is readily available in an up-to-date form on the ACT legislation register
edit reprinted legislation under the Legislation Act 2001 to ensure that, as far as practicable, all ACT legislation is consistent with current legislative drafting practice
provide training and information for instructors, users of the ACT legislation register and officers involved in the process for notifying legislation.
take responsibility for the policy given effect by a law
provide legal advice or drafting services to members of the public
assist with inquiries about Commonwealth law
take responsibility for the legal effectiveness of an instrument lodged with PCO for notification on the register (unless the instrument was drafted in this office).