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About the project

Legislation System Project

The Tasmanian Government initiated the Legislation System Project (LSP) in early 1994 to address a number of issues associated with the production and availability of Tasmanian legislation. A number of outcomes were identified for the project including:

  • enabling the Government to meet its legislation production and maintenance requirements;
  • improving the effectiveness and standing of the law and the Parliament; and,
  • improving access to Tasmanian Legislation and reducing the related input costs of business and Government.
  1. Enabling the Government to meet its legislation production and maintenance requirements

    This was achieved by developing new technology and processes for the drafting and maintenance of legislation. The main component of this is the EnAct system, which was implemented in the Office of Parliamentary Counsel on 1 December 1997.
     
  2. Improving the effectiveness and standing of the law and the Parliament.
    This was achieved by:

    • Consolidating existing paper versions of Tasmanian Legislation and storing it in an electronic form on the EnAct system. Legislation is stored in an format known as SGML.; and,

    • The Legislation Publication Act 1996 establishes the database maintained by the EnAct system as the authorised version of legislation in force in this State.
     
  3. Improving access to Tasmanian Legislation and reducing the related input costs of business and Government

    A sub-project was established to meet community requirements for access to Tasmanian legislation, by taking advantage of the publication and distribution opportunities made possible by the new electronic repository of legislation, the EnAct system. From this project an on-line public access service to consolidated Tasmanian Legislation was developed, that went into production in April 1998.

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