About CALC

CALC is the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel. CALC's object is to promote cooperation in matters of professional interest among people in the Commonwealth engaged in legislative drafting or in training people in legislative drafting. CALC has members in most parts of the Commonwealth.

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The next CALC Conference will be in Melbourne, Australia on 29 to 31 March 2017 with a workshop in Sydney on 4 April.

Registrations are now closed for the 2017 CALC Conference.

More information about the 2017 conference is available on the Conference page.

Latest Newsletter

  • February 2017 Newsletter ( 2.23 MB | )

Latest Loophole


Position Closing Date Information for applicants
Chief Deputy Parliamentary Counsel - Northern Territory (Australia) 65kb 89kb
Call for Experts, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) 370kb 85kb

For a more information about Employment opportunities and Contract drafters, please see the Employment page.


CALC has a number of services that are provided for the benefit of members and legislative drafting offices.

These services include:

  • advertising drafting positions
  • the CALC online drafting advice service
  • the CALC office organisation advice service.

For more details, please see the CALC Services Page.

Articles & papers

Find all the papers and articles published as part of the Loophole, organised by year of publication.

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The forum is only available for registered and logged in members.

Drafting manuals

CALC provides links to drafting manuals that are on the websites of various drafting offices.

View Drafting manuals page


CALC provides links to information about various courses and training in legislative drafting.

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