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Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations

The Hon Christian Porter was appointed Attorney-General of Australia on 20 Dec 2017.

On 29 May 2019 he was also appointed Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of the House.

Media releases

Committee recommends crucial industrial relations bills should be passed

The Morrison Government has today welcomed a Senate Committee report which recommended two key industrial relations bills be passed by Parliament.

Bill to cut red tape and restore certainty to native title agreements

Streamlining the native title claim process and removing uncertainty around the validity of some mining and exploration agreements are the key aims of a Bill tabled in Parliament today.

Greater certainty for employers when hiring staff with criminal records

Changes to anti-discrimination laws have come into effect that give employers greater certainty about when they can and cannot reject job applications from people with criminal records.


6PR Morning with Gareth Parker

Subjects: Westpac; defamation law reform

ABC News 24 – Patricia Karvelas

Subjects: NPC speech – defamation; robodebt; Religious discrimination; integrity commission

Sky News – Tom Connell

Subjects: NPC speech; Religious freedoms, press freedoms; Ensuring Integrity; secondary boycotts


Address to National Press Club Canberra

Speech given at National Press Club, Canberra

The Government’s approach to industrial relations reform

Speech given at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's 2019 State of the Nation Conference on the topic of industrial relations.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

This Bill is another example of this Government’s commitment to protect children in Australia and overseas from the dangers of sexual exploitation and abuse and to improve justice outcomes for survivors of child sex offences.