Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Attorney-General’s Department: Find out how our services are being delivered and how you can access them. For the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from the Australian Government, visit Australia.gov.au

Causes of complex legislation and strategies to address these

Clearer laws
Publication date

Complex legislation makes it difficult, expensive and time-consuming for people to understand their legal rights and obligations. This creates burdens for business and restricts access to justice.

The following general principles should be applied to improve the clarity and accessibility of laws.