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Assembly Liaison

The Cabinet Office facilitates the passage of government business in the Legislative Assembly.

The website of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory has more information on the legislature in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Australian Capital Territory Parliamentary Counsel's Office maintains the ACT Legislation Register.

Assembly Business

The Chief Minister,  Treasury and Economic Development Directorate works with all ACT Government agencies to ensure the presentation of legislation, government responses and other government business (including presentation of papers ) in the Assembly.

The Legislative Assembly website provides a record of all business brought by the government.

The Legislation Handbook [pdf 839KB] [word 519KB] provides guidance to ACT officials tasked with preparing legislation for presentation.

Guidelines for Officials Participation in Legislative Assembly and other Inquiries

These guidelines apply primarily to officials required to prepare submissions and give oral evidence to ACT Legislative Assembly committees.

Guidelines for Officials Participation in Legislative Assembly and other Inquiries [pdf  685KB] [word 646kb]

Guidelines for Responding to performance audit reports by the Auditor-General

Auditor-General Guidelines [pdf 217KB ] [word 95KB]

The government has recently conducted a review of its processes for responding to audit reports by the Auditor-General.

The Guidelines have been updated to reflect the outcomes of this review, including associated changes to the Auditor-General Act 1996 and the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly.

For further information or advice, please contact the Government Business and Coordination unit.

ACT Parliamentary Counsel's Office

  • Legislation Basics - PCOs guide providing an overview of laws in the ACT, how they are made and the different kinds of legislation in the ACT.
  • Understanding ACT Legislation - PCOs guide on the legislative framework and interpretation for the ACT.