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Legal briefing 90 Swimming in new waters: recent reforms to Australian water law (21 July 2009)


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Legislative development

AGS's breadth of experience in the development of primary and delegated legislation is unrivalled. We advise on all constitutional and other legal aspects of policy and legislative proposals. We assist with preparing drafting instructions and explanatory materials, as well as with other elements of the drafting process. We work closely with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel. Where appropriate, we can provide drafting services ourselves.

We also assist with the passage of legislation through Parliament, including preparing explanatory memoranda and undertaking other legal tasks aiding the implementation of regulations and their legislative instruments. Our lawyers are regularly outposted to agencies to assist with developing legislation and to advise on legal aspects of the policy underlying legislation.

  Leo Hardiman Jenny Francis Jenny Burnett
  Leo Hardiman
Deputy General Counsel
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Guy Aitken QC
Chief General Counsel
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Jenny Burnett
Deputy General Counsel
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  David Lewis Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7541
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