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Tasmanian Government

Parliamentary Counsel (001896)

Department of Premier and Cabinet
Office of Parliamentary Counsel

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Position details

Award/Classification:Legal Practitioners Agreement 2017 - Level 3
Salary:$111,804.00 to $130,048.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, full-time
Region: South

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexibility. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity in our community. Ask how we can make this role flexible to suit you. 

Hours per fortnight

Up to 73.5 hours - flexible options available. 


  1. Prepare Bills and subordinate legislation of a routine or moderately complex, sensitive or novel nature.
  2. Assist more senior legislative drafters with the preparation of more complex, sensitive, novel or critical legislation.
  3. Attend Parliament as required to assist with the passage of routine or moderately complex, sensitive or novel Bills or to draft amendments to such Bills.
  4. Advise and assist Ministers, Parliamentarians and Government Agencies regarding the preparation of routine or moderately complex, sensitive or novel legislation. Participate at a responsible level in the professional and general work of the Office.

Essential Requirements

Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the legal profession.

Legislative drafting experience equivalent to 5 years.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File SOD - Parliamentary Counsel - 001896.DOCX

Download File SOD - Parliamentary Counsel - 001896.pdf

Download File Information for Applicants.docx

Download File Information for Applicants.pdf

How to apply

Electronic submission of application is preferred, please click the blue 'Apply Now' button.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your cover letter, resume and selection criteria responses.  Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you have any difficulty uploading your application, please contact us prior to the closing date on (03) 6270 5607 or (03) 6270 5599.

For more information

Jeanette McDonald
Deputy Chief Parliamentary Counsel
Phone: (03) 6232 7271

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.