The PCO follows a strict point-in-time publishing policy so that an up-to-date, authorised version of each amended Act or subordinate law is republished on the day the amendment commences. This means that legislation users can easily see what the law in force was at a particular date by selecting the version for the date. This timely production of point-in-time versions of amended legislation is a significant benefit for users of ACT legislation.
The PCO places high importance on the currency of republications made available to users on the ACT legislation register website. During 2020-21, new versions of amended legislation were made available to users on the day the versions became effective in the form of 348 separate republications.