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The legal team within the Legal and Assurance Division is the Department of Health’s in-house legal practice delivering legal services across the wide spectrum of the Department’s activities.  Working in an exciting, dynamic, and intellectually challenging environment, the lawyers and support staff provide high-quality, solutions focused legal advice and support to Portfolio Ministers, the Executive and other officers of the Department on a broad range of complex legislative, program and policy issues affecting the portfolio. The practice encompasses all aspects of government legal work including, but not limited to, administrative law, aged care, biosecurity, commercial law, compliance, corporate governance, employment, FOI and information law.  

The legal team is the first point of contact for departmental staff requiring legal advice and assistance. The team assists the Department to manage and reduce legal risk by providing and coordinating internal and external legal advice, by supporting and coordinating the department’s legislative program and by managing departmental litigation while building legal understanding across the Department.  

The legal team within the Department of Health’s Legal and Assurance Division is a leader in government law best practice, providing first class legal services to government. Through innovative work practices, a culture of respect, and strategic engagement with clients, we have embedded ourselves as trusted advisors and partners.   


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