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Legal Risk Committee Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Legal Risk Committee (LRC) is to provide a forum for the dissemination, sharing and discussion among senior government lawyers of matters relevant to the management of Commonwealth legal risk.
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Draft statement of expectations of Australian Government lawyers

This statement is intended to guide and support all Commonwealth government lawyers in performing their roles. Consultation on the draft statement is open now.

AGLS Strategic Plan

The Strategic plan sets out the purpose and activities for the AGLS across three streams: governance, engagement and personal development.

General Counsel Charter

Endorsed by the head of the AGLS, the General Counsel Charter identifies Commonwealth General Counsel's obligations as part of the broader leadership cohort within the AGLS. It also sets out how AGD’s Office of Legal Services Coordination (OLSC) will support General Counsel to meet those obligations.
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AGLS Board Terms of reference

The terms of reference set out the purpose, functions, composition and administration of the AGLS Board, as well as the AGLS committee structure.
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Secretary’s Review of Commonwealth Legal Services

In December 2015, the Australian Government tasked the Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department to conduct a review of Commonwealth legal services. The findings and recommendations drew upon the expertise and experience of a diverse and highly engaged group of stakeholders across many Commonwealth entities and the legal services sector. It makes a number of wide ranging recommendations for improvements to the Commonwealth legal services framework.
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Independent Review of the Australian Public Service

In May 2018, the Australian Government commissioned an independent review of the APS to ensure it is fit-for-purpose to serve all Australians for the coming decades. The terms of reference sought a review of the capability, culture and operating model of the APS and practical recommendations to ensure the APS best serves the Australian Government and people: providing security, driving productivity, and improving the experience of government for citizens. The review was also asked to consider the suitability of the APS’s architecture and governing legislation and its effective delivery of outcomes for Australians.
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