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Ministerial portfolio


Current Minister:
Hon David Parker

Responsibilities include being the senior Law Officer of the Crown with principal responsibility for the government’s administration of the law, the principal legal adviser to the government, the principal plaintiff or defendant on behalf of the government in the courts, and ensuring the operations of government are conducted lawfully and constitutionally, maintaining the relationship of the government with the judiciary, and overseeing the government’s role in the administration of the criminal law. 


Crown Law Office
Parliamentary Counsel Office


Vote Attorney-General
Vote Parliamentary Counsel


Parliamentary Counsel Office and Ministry of Justice
Legislation Act 2012

Parliamentary Counsel Office
Legislation Act 2019

Last updated: 
Friday, 23 October 2020

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