Welcome to the Members’ page for the Legislative Drafters’ Steering Committee. Here you will find tools and resources to assist you in progressing the Committee’s projects.

Contact List

If you would like to get in touch with Steering Committee members, please contact the PILON Secretariat.

SamoaSavalenoa Mareva Betham Annandale (chair)Attorney GeneralAttorney General of Samoa
AustraliaJennifer HyattSenior Legal OfficerAttorney General’s Department
Fiji Lyanne VaurasiDeputy Chief Law DraftspersonOffice of the Attorney General
NauruKerryn KwanPrincipal Gov’t lawyerDepartment of Justice and Boarder Control
NauruMele LemakiGovernment LawyerDepartment of Justice and Border Control
New ZealandFiona LeonardChief Parliamentary CounselParliamentary Counsel
New ZealandLeigh TalamaivaoParliamentary Counsel PacificParliamentary Counsel
New ZealandJo MildenhallSenior Crown Law OfficerCrown Law Office
VanuatuJoe Junior NatumanAssistant Senior State CounselState Law Office

Have you read the Pacific Toolkit?

The Pacific Toolkit: From policy to legislation walks policy officers through the general policy development process, provides guidance on specific issues to consider when turning policy into law and sets out a range of practical matters that should be considered during the reform process.

Draft documents


Published resources

Please visit the Digital Library to download the Forum’s published documents.

Learning resources

Next meeting details

Our next meeting is scheduled for:

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Type: Videoconference

In advance of each Steering Committee meeting, the PILON Secretariat will send group members a Zoom link. If you have not received a link by the morning of your videoconference, please contact the PILON Secretariat.

To find some handy guides for best practice engagement in meetings, webinars and workshops held over Zoom, please visit Videoconferencing.