Legal Advice and Advocacy

Legal Advice and Advocacy provides legal services to the Minister, the Director-General and the department on a wide range of matters including:

  • contractual and administrative law issues, statutory interpretation and workplace issues
  • approved forms, subpoenas and other notices to produce
  • managing litigation and other court or tribunal proceedings involving the department or departmental officers.

Legal Advice and Advocacy also administers a number of statutory applications made to the Minister or the department including:

Interstate Prisoner Transfers (for the purpose of legal proceedings)Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1982
Financial help for legal services for CCC Crime investigation hearingsCrime and Corruption Act 2001
Appointment of Drug AnalystsDrugs Misuse Act 1986
Request for restricted access documents held by State ArchivesPublic Records Act 2002
Appointment of Animal Valuers and forming animal valuer panelsCriminal Code (Animal Valuers) Regulation 2014
Appeal Costs FundAppeal Costs Fund Act 1973