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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Constitutional law

The Attorney-General's Department has responsibility for constitutional law.

We provide assistance and advice to the government on matters of constitutional policy development and litigation, including advice on questions of amendments to the Australian Constitution.

We also provide advice and assistance to the government relating to constitutional issues that have general implications for Commonwealth and federal arrangements.