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Legal graduates at the ABS

The ABS is participating in the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) – Legal stream. The AGGP is a whole-of-Government program that lets you apply for one stream and have access to multiple Australian Government and Commonwealth agencies. You no longer need to submit multiple job applications. You could work at the ABS if found suitable in your application for the AGGP Legal stream.

As a Policy Legal Graduate at the ABS, you will join our network of Graduates from other streams for the ABS Graduate Development Program. Policy legal graduates at the ABS will experience roles in the Parliamentary, Policy and Planning Branch where you will have the opportunity to apply legislation to ABS business processes and support ABS’s effective compliance with policies and statutory obligations including the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, the Census and Statistics Act and the Data Availability and Transparency Act. Policy legal graduates may also have the opportunity to work with the Principal Legal Office.

Applications for the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) – Legal stream open on 6 March to 17 April 2023. To apply for this stream, see Legal stream.

While the formal program begins in February 2024, many of our graduates are given the opportunity to start as a non-ongoing or permanent employee earlier. Your availability to start early will have no bearing on your assessment of suitability.

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