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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.

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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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Legal Risk Committee Terms of Reference

The terms of reference sets out the purpose, functions, composition and administration of the Legal Risk Committee as well as the interaction with the Significant Issues Legal Committee.

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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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