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From policy to law

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Catalogue no: 0501

Source/Credit line: Parliamentary Education Office (


This diagram illustrates the role of executive government in turning policy into law.

  1. The executive government decides policy then drafts and introduces bills to the Parliament.
  2. Bills are considered by the Parliament.
  3. If passed by the Parliament, the bills are approved by the Governor-General.
  4. Bills become Acts of Parliament and therefore laws, which are administered by government departments.