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post Jan 7 2009, 04:45 PM
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New Parliamentary Counsel for Western Australia

Walter Munyard will replace Greg Calcutt who is retiring after almost 20 years in the senior role of drafting major legislation for State Parliament. Attorney General Mr Porter said Mr Munyard, who initially qualified in science, has worked for the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel for more than 30 years, since starting in legal practice. Mr Munyard has also previously worked for the United Nations and the Commonwealth Secretariat as a legislative drafting expert.

The Minister also paid tribute to Mr Calcutt’s legal skills and drafting ability. “He drafted many of the amendments to the State’s Constitution; the electoral legislation; the State Administrative Tribunal’s legislation; as well as Commonwealth and State co-operative legislation such as offshore laws, terrorism statutes and the Corporations Law referral legislation,” he said. Mr Calcutt has also been a leading member of the national Parliamentary Counsel’s Committee, which drafts bills for the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General. Mr Munyard has been Deputy Parliamentary Counsel since 1996.


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