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About Queensland legislation
Principles relating to legislation that underlie a parliamentary democracy based on the rule of law
Information about fundamental legislative principles and the
application of those principles in Queensland legislation,
primarily intended as a guide for those involved in developing
Information about legislative processes managed by the Office of
the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC), part of the
Governing Queensland suite of handbooks
A guide to using this website to find Queensland legislation and
A guide for government policy officers working with the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) to develop legislation
A guide for members of Parliament and their staff on working with the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) to prepare private member’s legislation
Other legislative resources
Sets out the responsibilities of ministers and their portfolios,
including the Acts they (and their departments and agencies) are
responsible for administering.
The Local Government Act 2009 provides for local governments, other than the Brisbane City Council, to make local laws for good rule and government in their local government areas. The City of Brisbane Act 2010 makes equivalent provision for the Brisbane City Council.
guidelines concern the drafting practices to be observed when
drafting local laws.
Various acts establishing public universities in Queensland provide for the governing bodies of the universities to make university statutes.
These guidelines concern drafting practices to be observed when
drafting university statutes.
For users within the Queensland government network only
Access to consultation drafts of proposed legislation prepared
by OQPC for government departments for public or stakeholder
Access to unofficial reprints of uncommenced enacted or notified
legislation prepared for information only
Last updated 31 January 2020 at 13:14