(1) The Attorney-General may issue directions ( Legal Services Directions ):
(a) that are to apply generally to Commonwealth legal work; or
(b) that are to apply to Commonwealth legal work being performed, or to be performed, in relation to a particular matter.
(2) The Attorney-General may publish or give notice of Legal Services Directions in any manner the Attorney-General considers appropriate.
(3) In this section:
"Commonwealth legal work" means:
(a) any work performed by or on behalf of the AGS in providing services in accordance with section 55N; or
(b) any legal work performed by a person for any of the following:
(i) the Commonwealth;
(ii) a body established by an Act or regulations or by a law of a Territory (other than the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory);
(iii) a company in which the Commonwealth has a controlling interest (including a company in which the Commonwealth has a controlling interest through one or more interposed Commonwealth authorities or Commonwealth companies);
(iv) other persons or bodies referred to in subsection 55N(1), to the extent that the work relates to the person's or body's performance of a Commonwealth or Territory function.