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OPC’s purposes and results

Purpose 1—Legislative drafting

Enable the Government to carry out its legislative program by drafting Bills, legislative instruments to be made or approved by the Governor-General (Federal Executive Council (ExCo) instruments) and a range of other instruments

Results for Purpose 1

Performance criterion 1.1

Criterion: Proportion of client surveys that indicate Bills and ExCo instruments reflect sponsors’ policy intentions and are legally effective

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) 2019-20, page 231

Target

100%

Result

100%

Performance criteria 1.2

Criteria: Average rating (rating scale 1-5) received on client survey forms for overall satisfaction with the drafting process and draft legislation

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

≥ 4

Result

4.9

Performance criteria 1.3

Criteria: Proportion of Bills and ExCo instruments that have drafting standards and conventions applied consistently

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

100%

Result

100%

Purpose 2—Publication

Ensure Commonwealth laws and instruments are freely available and accessible to everyone by publishing those laws and instruments on the Legislation Register website

Results for Purpose 2

Performance criteria 2.1

Criteria: Proportion of legislative and notifiable instruments and gazette notices that are registered as required by lodging entities

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

100%

Result

100%

Performance criteria 2.2

Criteria: Proportion of other legislative and notifiable instruments and gazette notices that are registered no later than two business days after lodgement

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

98%

Result

100%

Performance criteria 2.3

Criteria: Proportion of Acts that are registered on the Legislation Register no later than two working days after receipt of notification of Royal Assent

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

98%

Result

100%

Performance criteria 2.4

Criteria: Proportion of Act and legislative and notifiable instrument compilations required to be prepared by OPC that are registered on the Legislation Register 28 days after commencement of the prospective amendments

Source: Corporate Plan 2019-20; PBS 2019-20, page 231

Target

90%

Result

88%