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OQPC works with government policy officers to prepare new Queensland legislation. OQPC also works with members of Parliament and their staff to prepare private members' legislation for consideration by Parliament. OQPC's website contains resources to assist people who work with OQPC to develop legislation. Included is information about fundamental legislative principles and how these principles are considered when drafting legislation, and information about how the Human Rights Act 2019 requires new legislation to be scrutinised to ensure it is compatible with human rights.

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Sets out the responsibilities of ministers and their portfolios, including the Acts they (and their departments and agencies) are responsible for administering.

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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.

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