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Meredith Leigh

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Meredith was appointed First Parliamentary Counsel with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel on 11 October 2021. OPC is responsible for drafting all principal legislation, all regulations and a range of legislative instruments for the Australian Government. It is also responsible for the publication of Commonwealth legislation through the Federal Register of Legislation.

Meredith has 23 years of drafting experience. She has worked extensively with all departments and many in-house counsel across the APS, including in the areas of education, tobacco plain packaging, gambling reform, and more recently counter-terrorism legislation and electoral legislation.

Before joining OPC, Meredith worked for a short period as a corporate lawyer at Allen, Allen and Hemsley.

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