The Making of Quality LegislationThe Legislative Council Chamber
Hosted by the Hon Kate Wilkinson, Minister of Conservation, Minister of Food Safety, Minister of Labour, Associate Minister of Immigration
Chaired by Professor Geoff McLay
The keynote address was by the Hon Kate Wilkinson. Speakers included the Hon Sir Grant Hammond KNZM, President of the Law Commission; Mary Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives; and Bill Moore, Acting Chief Parliamentary Counsel.
Topics included policy inception and development, legislative drafting, the passage of legislation through the House of Representatives (including select committee processes and the committee of the whole House), and reflections on why good legislation matters.
Download supporting files
LAC Guidelines and Policy
Some External Constraints and Constitutional Principles
From Policy to Legislation: A Guide to Legislative Drafting
The Passage of Legislation through Parliament - An Overview
The Select Committee Process
The Passage of Legislation Through Parliament - Role of Departmental Advisers
Participation by External Parties in Select Committee Process
Committee of the whole House