About Law Division
Law Division manages the whole of Treasury’s legislative program and the preparation of all Treasury portfolio laws. The Law Division works with policy areas across Treasury, as well as with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to design legislative implementation of new policy in major and dynamic areas of commercial law and regulation: including corporations and financial systems; tax and superannuation; competition and consumer law; and foreign investment.
Law Division advises policy-makers on legislative frameworks design and implementation, instructs the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, prepares explanatory materials and project manages the extensive program of legislative measures in the Treasury portfolio. It is also responsible for Treasury’s legal services and information law obligations.
About the Role
Law Division is looking for Legislative Advisers, and Assistant Directors with a background in law, economics, or other relevant disciplines to fill APS5, APS6 and Executive Level 1 roles across the division’s Law Design Branches and Legislation Policy and Delivery Branch.
This process will also be used to fill an EL1 role in Law Division’s Consumer Data Right Legislation Unit. The CDR Legislation Unit provides specialised law design support to Treasury’s role in implementing the Consumer Data Right regime. The Consumer Data Right is one of the Government’s significant economic reforms. It provides individuals and businesses with a right to directly access specified data relating to them held by businesses (e.g. credit card transaction data or electricity metering data), and to authorise secure access to this data by accredited third parties. Improved access to data will directly improve consumer outcomes, including enabling the development of better, more convenient and new products and services. It will also deliver significant economy-wide benefits including improved competition and data-driven innovation.
In these roles you will collaborate with people from across Treasury, other Government agencies and, the community.
To be successful at the APS5 and APS6 levels, candidates will:
• undertake legislative projects, conduct research and analysis and provide advice on matters relevant to the work of your team with support and guidance from an Executive Level 2 Director;
• assist in the preparation of drafting instructions to implement new policy, briefings to Ministers, replies to parliamentary questions and other correspondence;
• have knowledge in law, economics, taxation or other relevant disciplines;
• be able to use background knowledge in the field to provide advice and liaise with other agencies and stakeholders;
• support and engage with the team members to work collaboratively; and
• be open, accountable and of high integrity.
To be successful for an Executive Level 1 role, candidates will:
• undertake complex legislative projects, prepare drafting instructions and work closely with relevant stakeholders in the development of legislation to implement policy decisions;
• be able to think across legislative systems and make accurate judgments in a fast-paced and changing environment;
• assist in the preparation of reports, briefings to Ministers, replies to parliamentary questions and other correspondence;
• represent Treasury at meetings, interdepartmental committees, conferences and other forums;
• be flexible and agile to meet the immediate needs and future challenges of the team; and
• support and facilitate the management of the team.
Desirable Qualifications / Experience
Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant field, including but not limited to economics and law.
How to apply
Your application should be lodged electronically through our online recruitment system.
As part of your application you will need to provide:
- if possible, the name and contact details of at least one referee;
- your current resume of no more than two pages; and
- your ‘pitch’, referencing the ILS, detailing your relevant skills and experience against the position requirement.