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.
- 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.
- Improving the effectiveness and standing of the law and the
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.
- 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.