Legislation Act 2012

  • repealed
  • Legislation Act 2012: repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 10 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).
61 Confidentiality

(1)

Confidential communications between a client of the PCO and the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (or between a client of the PCO and another counsel in the PCO) are subject to legal professional privilege, but nothing in this subsection limits or affects the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives.

(2)

In this section,—

client includes a Minister of the Crown, a member of Parliament, a government department, an instrument of the Crown, a judicial officer, and a promoter of a local or private Bill

confidential communications includes (without limitation)—

(a)

drafting instructions received by the PCO and communications between any client of the PCO and any counsel in the PCO that relate to the subject matter of the instructions:

(b)

drafts of legislation prepared by or on behalf of the PCO

counsel includes a person who holds a legal qualification referred to in section 68(2) and is working for the PCO as a contractor or secondee in relation to drafting of legislation.

(3)

[Repealed]

Compare: Legislative Standards Act 1992 (Qld) s 9A(2)

Section 61(2): replaced, on 29 October 2019, by section 3 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).

Section 61(3): repealed, on 29 October 2019, by section 3 of the Legislation (Repeals and Amendments) Act 2019 (2019 No 59).