The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) is responsible for drafting all Queensland Acts, and subordinate legislation made under Queensland Acts.
In addition to its legislative drafting and advisory role, OQPC is responsible for preparing reprints (consolidated versions) of Queensland legislation. OQPC also produces other publications containing information about legislation.
This website contains the Queensland legislation collection created and maintained by OQPC since 1991. The collection provides electronic access to reprints of Queensland Acts and subordinate legislation, as well as to Queensland Acts as passed from 1963 and all subordinate legislation published in the subordinate legislation series from 1 July 1991. Bills introduced to Parliament from 1992 are also included.
The legislation collection provides a convenient reference and research tool for lawyers, public servants and all those who use legislation. Legislation published from 2013 and current reprints are authorised by the Parliamentary Counsel. OQPC will progressively authorise pre-2013 legislation on the website.
Also available on the website are a range of other publications about legislation, including the Queensland Legislation Annotations, explanatory notes (for Bills and subordinate legislation) and regulatory impact statements (for subordinate legislation) and a number of handbooks published by OQPC.
Committed to excellence in Queensland legislation
Support government and democracy by drafting and publishing legislation for Queensland
The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) was established as a statutory office by the Legislative Standards Act 1992 on 1 June 1992. OQPC was established to ensure:
OQPC consists of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel and the staff of OQPC. Subject to the Minister (the Honourable the Premier), the parliamentary counsel controls OQPC and is its chief executive.
The organisation charts for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (including OQPC) can be located here.
The materials presented on this site are provided by the Queensland Government for information purposes only. Users should note that the electronic version of the annual report on this site is not recognised as the official or authorised version. The official copy of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament's tabled papers website database: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/tabled-papers. Reference 1185 (tabled 28/9/2012).
Previous Annual Reports
OQPC Annual Report 2010-2011 [PDF] [RTF version]
OQPC Annual Report 2009-2010 [PDF] [RTF version]
OQPC Annual Report 2008-2009 [PDF]
OQPC Annual Report 2007-2008 [PDF]
OQPC Annual Report 2006-2007 [PDF]
drafting all Government Bills
drafting proposed Bills for government entities other than departments and public service offices if asked
drafting private members Bills if asked
drafting all amendments of Bills for Ministers and other members
drafting all subordinate legislation, other than exempt subordinate legislation
drafting other instruments for use in, or in connection with, the Legislative Assembly if asked
in performing its drafting functions, providing advice to Ministers, members, and government entities about alternative ways of achieving policy objectives and the application of fundamental legislative principles
preparing reprints of Queensland legislation
preparing and publishing information about Queensland legislation
facilitating arrangements for the printing of Queensland legislation and information about legislation
OQPC drafts all legislation using Adobe FrameMaker and Acrobat with customised programming modules to allow for the automation of most drafting procedures.
OQPC is responsible for the development, content creation, and administration of this web site.
This page last updated: 24 April, 2013