The nature and scope of the consultations prior to the making of the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016, with particular reference to:
- the extent to which any consultation drew on the knowledge or expertise of persons having expertise in the relevant fields;
- whether persons likely to be affected by the proposed instrument had adequate opportunity to comment on its content;
- the form of the consultation, including whether any written submissions were sought;
- the timing of when any consultation occurred; and
- any related matter.