Legislative Drafting. Module Eight. AP Herbert. I’m the parliamentary draftsman and I make the country’s law. And of half the litigation I’m undoubtedly the cause... I’m the parliamentary draftsman and they tell me it’s a fact. That I often make a muddle of a simple little Act.
I’m the parliamentary draftsman and I make the country’s law.
And of half the litigation I’m undoubtedly the cause...
I’m the parliamentary draftsman and they tell me it’s a fact.
That I often make a muddle of a simple little Act.
I’m the parliamentary draftsman and they take me in their stride.
Oh, how nice to be a critic of a job you’ve never tried
“Legislative drafting is an inherently difficult task.”
“A common view of drafting instructions is that they are, more or less, complete instructions (whether written or oral) to the drafter about what is required in the legislation. This view tends to be accompanied by a belief that drafters are mere scribes, and not particularly good ones at that.”
OPC Service Charter:
6 AUSSAT not within the shield of the Crown
To avoid doubt, AUSSAT:
(a) is not, does not form part of, does not represent, and is not an instrumentality or agency of, the Crown; and
(b) is taken never to have been, formed part of, represented, or been an instrumentality or agency of, the Crown.
34WA Law relating to legal professional privilege not affected
To avoid doubt, this Division does not affect the law relating to legal professional privilege.
4 Arbitrary interferences with privacy
(1) Sexual conduct involving only consenting adults acting in private is not to be subject, by or under any law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, to any arbitrary interference with privacy within the meaning of Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Object of this Act
The object of this Act is to enhance the welfare of Australians through the promotion of competition and fair trading and provision for consumer protection.