Simon Corbell has put his Attorney General hat on to announce the establishment of the ACT Solicitor General:
The role of ACT Solicitor-General in the ACT involves providing written and oral advice on matters of significance to the jurisdiction’s government.
Mr Corbell said the Solicitor-General would also appear as counsel in cases of constitutional significance, international cases, and other cases of special government interest.
“With the increasing complexity of the constitutional framework in which the ACT operates and the introduction of the Human Rights Act 2004, it is evident that the Territory is now in need of the separate position of solicitor-general.
“The Government believes, given the size of the ACT, that efficiency can be achieved by having the one person perform both roles of Solicitor-General and Chief Solicitor.”
The role of Solicitor General will be filled by Mr Peter Garrisson, who is currently the ACT Chief Solicitor.