The Fundamentals of Legislation


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

A major role of government agencies is to administer legislation. Legislation is important to government in many ways. It is used diversely to implement policies, set out a framework for decision-making, regulate activity in the private sector, and prohibit conduct.

This introductory workshop will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the construction, operation and interpretation of legislative frameworks.

Who should attend our Fundamentals of Legislation workshop?

  • Anyone who’s just joined the public service
  • Officers who need an update on legislative processes
  • Officers who want to deepen their understanding of legislation’s structure and interpretation.
What we'll cover
  • Background and overview of the legislative process including Executive Government and Parliamentary processes
  • The role of Executive Government and the Parliament in the legislation making process
  • The making of legislation, regulations and statutory instruments
  • The administrative arrangements and responsibility for the administration of legislation
  • Understanding legislative frameworks
  • Core assumptions in the design and structure of legislation and legislative frameworks
  • The structure and operation of legislative frameworks
  • The role of regulations, statutory instruments and policies
  • Introduction to interpreting legislation and statutory instruments
  • Key issues under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954.
What you'll learn

You’ll develop an understanding of:

  • The role of the Executive Government and Parliament in legislation-making processes
  • The current legislation making processes in Queensland
  • The design, structure and operation of legislation
  • The role of various instruments included within a legislative framework.
Event Details
20 August 2020|8 December 2020
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$698 per person
$628 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$593 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Fundamentals of Legislation workshop

"Provided me with great overall understanding of legislation and tips of reviewing Acts. Definitely information I can share with my team."

"The session was very enjoyable and provided a good oversight of the content."

"Thanks Eleanor for a great workshop that was well suited to my needs."

"Eleanor clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge in this area and was able to share useful stories and examples. She explains concepts very well."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.