Media

Media releases published by the Attorney-General​​​​.
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Media
  • Mornings of 6PR with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Subjects: Calombaris underpayment of staff, union integrity, religious freedoms

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  • Mornings on 6PR with Gary Adshead

    Thursday, 11 July 2019

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  • The Ray Hadley Morning Show with John Stanley on 2GB

    Friday, 5 July 2019

    Subjects: Unlawful Unions, CFMMEU, Religious freedoms.

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  • Morrison Government delivers to protect farmers

    Thursday, 4 July 2019

    The Morrison Government is today delivering on its election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists.

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  • Industrial reforms a major test for Labor

    Thursday, 4 July 2019

    "Key Industrial reforms introduced into Parliament today will be a major test for Labor's Leadership," Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, said today.

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  • National minimum wage case decision

    Thursday, 30 May 2019

    The Morrison Government today welcomed the Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the National Minimum Wage rate and award wages by 3 per cent from 1 July 2019.

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  • 6PR Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 30 May 2019

    Subjects: Religious freedoms; national minimum wage

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  • Continuing reforms priority for Attorney-General

    Sunday, 26 May 2019

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, welcomed his reappointment to Cabinet as Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of Government Business in the House.

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  • Review into Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime

    Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    The Morrison Government has commissioned the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to undertake a comprehensive review of the corporate criminal responsibility regime.

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  • Review into the Framework of Religious Exemptions in Anti discrimination Legislation

    Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    The Morrison Government has commissioned the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to undertake a comprehensive review of the framework of religious exemptions in anti-discrimination legislation across Australia.

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  • Australian Law Reform Commission Review of the Family Law System

    Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    The Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) final report into the Family Law System has been publicly released after being tabled in Federal Parliament today.

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  • Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Monday, 8 April 2019

    Seven new appointments and eight reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal are being announced today.

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  • Money News on 2GB with Ross Greenwood

    Monday, 8 April 2019

    Subjects: Trespassing animal activist protesters, Abhorrent violent material on social media

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  • Appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner

    Friday, 5 April 2019

    Mr Ben Gauntlett has been appointed as Australia's new Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission for a five year term.

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  • Appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

    Friday, 5 April 2019

    Mr Stewart Anderson QC and Ms Wendy Abraham QC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Court of Australia.

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  • 3AW Melbourne Tom Elliott Drive

    Friday, 5 April 2019

    Subjects: social media laws

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  • Protecting Australian farmers’ privacy

    Friday, 5 April 2019

    The Coalition Government will bring the Aussie Farms website under the Privacy Act, exposing it to potential penalties of up to $2.1 million if it breaches the Act.

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  • Appointments to the Defence Force Discipline Appeals Tribunal

    Friday, 5 April 2019

    The Hon Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton AM RFD and the Hon Justice Peter Martin Barr have been appointed to the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal).

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  • Tough New Laws to protect Australians from Live-Streaming of Violent Crimes

    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    Australia is leading the world with tough new laws targeting social media platforms which allow the live streaming and broadcast of violent crimes passing the Federal Parliament.

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  • 6PR Mornings with Jane Marwick

    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    Subjects: social media laws

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  • Doorstop, Parliament House - Thursday 4 April 2019

    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    Subject: Social media laws, Christmas Island, ISIS Soldiers returning to Australia

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  • Budget increase provides funding certainty for legal assistance services

    Tuesday, 2 April 2019

    The Morrison Government will deliver a baseline funding boost and guaranteed long-term financial commitments for frontline legal services in the 2019-20 Budget.

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  • Tough new laws to protect Australians from live-streaming violent crimes

    Saturday, 30 March 2019

    The Morrison Government will legislate tough new laws to prevent the weaponising of social media platforms and to protect Australians from the live-streaming of violent crimes, such as the Christchurch terror attack.

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  • New National Archives office in Western Australia

    Friday, 29 March 2019

    Western Australians will have easier access to Commonwealth records with the opening of a new National Archives of Australia office in Perth's cultural precinct.

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  • 6PR Afternoons with Simon Beaumont

    Friday, 29 March 2019

    Subjects: National Archives Australia Perth facility

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  • Legal Assistance Reviews

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    The Australian Government has today released two reports on legal assistance: the review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-20 (NPA) and the review of the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP).

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  • Mornings on 6PR with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 28 March 2019

    Subjects: Social media; Pauline Hanson

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  • Australia by Night on Triple M Central West with Stephen Cenatiempo

    Wednesday, 27 March 2019

    Subjects: Social media live streaming laws

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  • Sunrise on Channel 7 with Sam Armytage

    Tuesday, 26 March 2019

    Subjects: Social media changes

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  • Doorstop Commonwealth offices, Brisbane

    Tuesday, 26 March 2019

    Subject: Social Media Summit

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  • Tougher penalties to keep Australians safe online

    Sunday, 24 March 2019

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter and Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, announced the new penalty regime under the Privacy Act.

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  • $35 Million to extend the Federal Court's jurisdiction to corporate crime

    Saturday, 23 March 2019

    For the first time, the jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia will expand to include corporate crime, with the Coalition Government providing more than $35 million in the 2019-20 Budget to support this expansion.

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  • Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Friday, 22 March 2019

    Mr Guy Andrew and Ms Penelope Kari have been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

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  • Appointments to the Family Court of Australia

    Friday, 22 March 2019

    I am pleased to announce the appointments of Judge Christine Mead and Judge Norah Hartnett to the Family Court of Australia and the appointment of the Hon Justice Peter Tree to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia.

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  • Radio 6PR Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 21 March 2019

    Subjects: Hospital Funding; online broadcast of violent acts

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  • Morrison Government acts on abuse of older Australians

    Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    For the first time, Australia has a National Plan to combat abuse of older Australians – and victims have a new National Hotline to help them.

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  • ABC Radio Perth Breakfast - Elder Abuse National Plan

    Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    Subjects: Elder Abuse – National Plan

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  • Doorstop, Perth - Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    Subjects: Social media live streaming terror acts; immigration levels; gun laws

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  • Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Thursday, 14 March 2019

    Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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  • Mornings on 6PR with Gareth Parker Thursday 14th March

    Thursday, 14 March 2019

    Subjects: Foreign fighters, Native title High Court decision.

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  • Family Violence Law Help Website Launched

    Monday, 11 March 2019

    Australians affected by domestic and family violence now have access to a new national website offering comprehensive and trusted legal information, to inform them about their legal rights, and where to get help.

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  • Appointments to the Family Court of Australia

    Monday, 11 March 2019

    Judge Joshua Wilson and Judge Robert Harper have been appointed to the Family Court of Australia.

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  • Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Monday, 11 March 2019

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of four judges to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia: Mr Douglas Humphreys OAM, Ms Monica Neville, Ms Anna Boymal and Mr Anthony Dillon Morley.

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  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - Registration Grace Period Ends 10 March 2019

    Friday, 8 March 2019

    Time is running out for people who are required to register for the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to get their registrations lodged.

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  • Strengthening Family Safety by Enhancing Communication between Family Law Courts and States and Territories

    Tuesday, 5 March 2019

    To better protect the lives of women and children at risk of family violence in Australia, the Morrison Government will place state and territory child protection and family safety officials in family law courts across Australia.

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  • Strengthening Family Safety by Enhancing Communication between Family Law Courts and States and Territories

    Tuesday, 5 March 2019

    To better protect the lives of women and children at risk of family violence in Australia, the Morrison Government will place state and territory child protection and family safety officials in family law courts across Australia.

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  • New Web Resource for Victims & Witnesses of Crime

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    New Web Resource for Victims & Witnesses of Crime

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  • Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

    Friday, 22 February 2019

    Judge Ciara Tyson has been appointed as a judge of the Family Court of Australia.

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  • Appointments to the Federal Court of Australia

    Friday, 22 February 2019

    Mr Darren Jackson SC, Mr Michael O'Bryan QC, Mr Angus Stewart SC and Mr John Snaden have been appointed as judges of the Federal Court of Australia.

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  • Today on Channel 9 with Deborah Knight

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac

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  • Sunrise on Channel 7 with David Koch

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac, Parliamentary security hacks

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  • News Breakfast on ABC News with Michael Rowland & Madeleine Morris

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac, Helloworld, weapon sales

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  • First edition on SKY News Live with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac, AWU raids

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  • Breakfast on RN with Fran Kelly

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac, AWU raids, Helloworld

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  • AM on ABC Radio Canberra with Sabra Lane

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Subjects: Medevac, Paladin

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  • Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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  • Correction – ABC News Breakfast Interview

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Correction – ABC News Breakfast Interview

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  • ABC Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas

    Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    Subjects: Border security; Minister Cormann travel; Privacy Act; Minister Cash legal bill

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  • Strengthening Counter-Terrorism Laws

    Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    The Morrison Government is further strengthening counter-terrorism laws to ensure the safety of Australians.

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  • ABC TV Insiders

    Sunday, 17 February 2019

    Subjects: border security; disability royal commission

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  • Today on Channel 9 with Deborah Knight 15 February 2019

    Friday, 15 February 2019

    Subjects:James Ashby and Brian Burston, Medivac Bill

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  • Live Now on SKY News Live with Stacey Lee

    Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Subjects: Medivac Bill

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  • Mornings on 6PR with Gareth parker

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Subjects: Border security

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  • Appointments to the Family Court of Australia

    Friday, 8 February 2019

    Judge Jillian Williams and Judge Louise Henderson have been appointed to the Family Court of Australia, elevating them from their current positions as judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

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  • Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders

    Friday, 25 January 2019

    The Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders has been publicly released after being tabled in Federal Parliament.

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  • Additional funding for digitisation of Prime Ministers records

    Saturday, 5 January 2019

    The Morrison Government is providing the National Archives of Australia additional funding to support the ongoing digital preservation of Prime Ministerial records.

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  • Commonwealth Integrity Commission Review Panel Announced

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    The panel of experts who will advise Government on the development of the legislation for the Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) has been announced today by the Morrison Government.

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  • Additional funding for Family Violence Support Services

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    The Morrison Government is providing additional funding for front-line services to support vulnerable Australians affected by family violence.

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  • Appointment to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Mr Karl Blake has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry on 30 January 2019.

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  • Appointments to the National Native Title Tribunal

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Ms Nerida Cooley has been appointed as a full-time member to the National Native Title Tribunal and Mr James McNamara has been reappointed as a full-time member.

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  • Annual progress report on implementation of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Our Government has today tabled the first Annual Progress Report.

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  • Doorstop Media Conference Perth

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Subjects: Commonwealth Integrity Commission

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  • Additional part-time members appointed to support the review of the family law system

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Two additional part-time Commissioners have been appointed to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to assist with the review of the family law system.

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  • Government Response to Religious Freedom Review

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Our government is acting to protect religious freedom in Australia and to protect the rights of Australians to be themselves.

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  • Commonwealth Government to establish new integrity commission

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    A new Commonwealth Integrity Commission will take the lead on detecting and stamping out any corrupt and criminal behaviour by Commonwealth employees.

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  • Press Conference with The Attorney-General The Hon Christian Porter MP

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    The first of those is the Government's response to the religious freedoms report that was undertaken by Phillip Ruddock and his panel. The second is to announce the establishment of a Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Subjects: Religious freedoms, Federal ICAC

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  • Sky News Live – Newsday with Tom Connell Thursday 13th December 2018

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Subjects: Federal Integrity Commission, Religious Freedoms Bill

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  • ABC Radio Melbourne – Drive with Raf Epstein 13th of December 2018

    Thursday, 13 December 2018

    Subjects: Federal Integrity Commission, Religious Freedoms Bill

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  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme commences today

    Monday, 10 December 2018

    The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) commences today, Monday 10 December 2018.

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  • 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Monday, 10 December 2018

    Today, on Human Rights Day, we are marking 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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  • ACCC Preliminiary Report on Digital Platforms

    Monday, 10 December 2018

    The Coalition Government has today released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) preliminary Digital Platforms Inquiry report.

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  • Labor backdown welcome

    Thursday, 6 December 2018

    Australia is a safer place as a result of the passage of the encryption laws in the Senate tonight.

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  • Channel 7 – Sunrise with Sam Armytage

    Wednesday, 5 December 2018

    Australian law enforcement agencies will soon be able to access anyone's WhatsApp or iMessage conversations after the government and Labor agreed to tough new anti-terror laws.

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  • Channel 9 – Today with Lara Vella

    Wednesday, 5 December 2018

    Subjects: Encryption Bill

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  • Sky News Live – First Edition with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes

    Wednesday, 5 December 2018

    Subjects: Encryption Bill, Section 37

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  • Direct cross-examination ban gets the go ahead

    Wednesday, 5 December 2018

    The Morrison Government today passed legislation ensuring victims of family violence will be protected from direct cross-examination by their alleged perpetrators in family law proceedings.

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  • Sky News Live – Credlin with Peta Credlin

    Tuesday, 4 December 2018

    Subjects: Encryption Bill, Section 44, Federal corruption body

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  • Doorstop Media Conference

    Tuesday, 4 December 2018

    Subjects: Federal corruption body, Encryption Bill, Religious freedoms

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  • Radio National – RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas

    Tuesday, 4 December 2018

    Subjects: Encryption Bill, Religious freedoms, NEG

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  • ABC Radio Canberra – AM with Sabra Lane

    Monday, 3 December 2018

    Subjects: Malcolm Turnbull’s comments, Encryption Bill, Religious freedoms

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  • 3AW – Mornings with Neil Mitchell

    Monday, 3 December 2018

    Subjects: Encryption Bill

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  • Sky News

    Monday, 3 December 2018

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  • Appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    A number of part-time appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will specifically help the Tribunal manage its large caseload of migration and refugee matters.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    Subjects: Government stability, federal ICAC, Anti-terror legislation

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  • Amendments to Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    Amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme introduced into Parliament today will ensure the scheme is fully operational in time for the next federal election.

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  • Radio National – Breakfast with Fran Kelly

    Tuesday, 27 November 2018

    Subjects: National Integrity Commission, religious freedoms – gay students

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  • Passage of the Defence Amendment (Call out of The Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

    Tuesday, 27 November 2018

    The Government has today passed legislation to enhance the ability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to support state and territory police in responding to incidents of significant violence, including terrorism.

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  • Doorstop Media Conference – Mural Hall

    Monday, 26 November 2018

    Subjects: Integrity Commission, encryption bill

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  • ABC – 7:30 with Leigh Sales

    Monday, 26 November 2018

    Subjects: Federal ICAC, Anti-corruption bodies, Liberal Party

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  • Sky News Live – Sharri with Sharri Markson

    Monday, 26 November 2018

    Subjects: Federal integrity commission

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  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to commence December 10

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) will commence on 10 December, 2018.

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  • Perth Doorstop Interview

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme; citizenship, federal election in WA, Council of Attorneys-General

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  • New funding for family law services to support women to recover financially after separation

    Tuesday, 20 November 2018

    Women will be the major beneficiaries of a major funding boost for family law services and initiatives to help women establish economic security after ending a relationship.

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  • Improving visibility of superannuation assets in family law proceedings

    Tuesday, 20 November 2018

    Women will get a better deal in accessing superannuation assets at the end of a relationship as a consequence of a new information-sharing initiative announced today as part of the Coalition Government's Women's Economic Security Package.

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  • Australian Bar Association and NSW Bar Association Biennial Conference International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney

    Saturday, 17 November 2018

    I would like to thank Mr Noel Hutely SC, President of the Australian Bar Association and Mr Tim Game SC, President of the NSW Bar Association for the invitation to address you this morning.

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  • $51.5 Million Boost to pursue Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Misconduct

    Friday, 16 November 2018

    The Liberal National Government is providing an additional $51.5 million to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) and the Federal Court of Australia.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 15 November 2018

    Subjects: GST; speaking to school students; ICAC

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  • Appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Monday, 5 November 2018

    13 appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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  • Federal Court appointment

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    Mr Paul Anastassiou QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry on 1 February 2019.

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  • Critical funding renewed to support Australian families

    Thursday, 1 November 2018

    The Morrison Government is seeking applications from organisations to deliver a $44 million advice and support service, over five years, for families going through a relationship breakdown.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 1 November 2018

    Subjects: Extended Supervision Orders, Cricket culture

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  • Reforms to the native title system

    Monday, 29 October 2018

    Australians are invited to provide comment on exposure drafts of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and the Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate Legislation Amendment Regulations 2018, released today by the Morrison Government.

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  • Breakthrough on super-splitting for WA de facto couples

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    Separated de facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to achieve a fair split of their superannuation assets in property settlements.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    Subjects: Superannuation, religious freedoms, climate change

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  • Sky News Live – Newsday with David Speers

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    Subjects: Religious schools

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  • Tougher penalties for international parental child abductions

    Sunday, 21 October 2018

    The Morrison Government has toughened laws around international parental child abductions.

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  • A fairer system for considering criminal records in employment decisions

    Friday, 19 October 2018

    Employers will be given greater certainty about when they can reject job applications from people with criminal records.

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  • Senate motion

    Tuesday, 16 October 2018

    An early email advising an approach on the motion went out from my office on this matter without my knowledge.

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  • 6PR Perth - Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 11 October 2018

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  • Speech Chief Justice Pascoe AC CVO Retirement

    Monday, 8 October 2018

    It is a great privilege to be here today, on behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people, to farewell the Honourable Chief Justice John Pascoe AC CVO and to celebrate your Honour's long and distinguished legal career...

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  • New Race Discrimination Commissioner

    Friday, 5 October 2018

    Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner will take up the position on Monday, 8th October 2018.

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  • Speech at the opening plenary session, The State of the Nation 18th Biennial National Family Law Conference

    Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    I would like to thank the Law Council of Australia for inviting me to be part of this important occasion. To begin, I would like to pay particular thanks to the practitioners assembled in this room – yours is a very difficult job

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  • New Domestic Violence Services for Caboolture's most vulnerable

    Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    Vulnerable people in Caboolture and surrounding areas now have access to a new specialist domestic violence unit.

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  • Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

    Tuesday, 2 October 2018

    Mr Michael Wheelahan QC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence in the Melbourne Registry from tomorrow, 3 October 2018.

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  • Defence Tribunal appointments

    Thursday, 27 September 2018

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice John Alexander Logan and the Hon Justice Melissa Anne Perry to the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal).

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  • Appointments of Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia

    Thursday, 27 September 2018

    I announce today the appointment of the new Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia.

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  • National Archives facility named in honour of former Attorney-General Peter Durack QC

    Friday, 21 September 2018

    Australia's state-of-the-art facility for the preservation of Commonwealth records has been named in honour of the former Attorney-General who helped establish the National Archives of Australia.

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  • Greater protections for people entering into debt agreements to avoid bankruptcy

    Thursday, 20 September 2018

    Greater protections for people entering into debt agreements as a mechanism to avoid bankruptcy are the result of new laws passed today by the Australian Parliament.

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  • 5AA - Mornings with Leon Byer

    Thursday, 20 September 2018

    Subjects: Food security

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 20 September 2018

    Subjects: Food security

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  • Food contamination penalties pass Parliament

    Thursday, 20 September 2018

    Tougher penalties to deal with acts of food contamination have been passed by the Australian Parliament. Attorney-General, Christian Porter, said the tougher penalties send a strong signal to those who put the safety of individuals..

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  • Tougher penalties for fruit contamination

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Over the past few days, we have seen a very distressing series of events unfold relating to tampering with strawberries, particularly out of Queensland. This is a shocking and cowardly thing to do

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  • Press conference with the Prime Minister, Hon. Scott Morrison MP

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    SUBJECTS: Food safety

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  • Sky News Live – Speers with David Speers

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Subjects: Food contamination laws

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  • ABC - 7:30 with Leigh Sales

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Subjects: Food safety, women in the Liberal Party

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  • Radio National - RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Subjects: Food safety, court reform, religious freedoms

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 13 September 2018

    Peter Dutton’s eligibility, ballot for national apology

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  • National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

    Tuesday, 11 September 2018

    The Prime Minister will deliver the National Apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on 22nd October 2018.

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  • ABC Perth – Drive with Geoff Hutchison

    Friday, 31 August 2018

    Subjects: Leadership,

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  • Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General communique

    Thursday, 30 August 2018

    On 30 August 2018, the Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General was held in Queensland, Australia.

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  • 6PR Perth – Gareth Parker

    Wednesday, 29 August 2018

    Subjects: Leadership, GST

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  • Legal Advice

    Friday, 24 August 2018

    I have today received advice from the Solicitor-General, Mr Stephen Donoghue QC, regarding the eligibility of Mr Peter Dutton to sit as a Member of the House of Representatives.

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  • Solicitor-General advice

    Friday, 24 August 2018

    The advice from the Solicitor-General regarding Mr Peter Dutton is attached.

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  • Legislation to reform Federal Courts introduced into Parliament

    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Helping Australian families move through the family court system faster and at lower cost is the key focus of legislation introduced into Parliament today to reform family law courts.

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  • Media Statement

    Wednesday, 22 August 2018

    Given that today the subject of a Member’s eligibility was raised in Question Time and in media reports, I determined to seek advice from the Solicitor-General on the issues raised.

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  • Legislation for family courts reform to be introduced

    Friday, 17 August 2018

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, today confirmed that legislation to reform the federal courts dealing with family law matters would shortly be introduced into Federal Parliament.

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  • Appointment of Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

    Friday, 17 August 2018

    Ms Angelene Falk has been appointed Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner for a three year term effective from yesterday, 16 August 2018.

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  • New laws to prevent image-based abuse one step closer

    Thursday, 16 August 2018

    New laws to protect against technology-facilitated abuse are one step closer after the Turnbull Government's Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018 passed the House of Representatives today.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Subjects: NEG, Revenge Porn

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  • Counter-terrorism powers and offences extended

    Thursday, 16 August 2018

    The Turnbull Government has today secured passage of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018 to extend critical counter-terrorism powers and offences for a further three years.

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  • Op-Ed - Family Courts reform

    Friday, 3 August 2018

    Court Merger to Drive Efficiency and Better Outcomes for Families – as published

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 2 August 2018

    Subjects: By-Elections, Company Tax Cuts; WA Police

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  • New domestic violence services for Rockingham and Kwinana’s most vulnerable

    Monday, 30 July 2018

    Vulnerable people in Rockingham and Kwinana now have access to greater support services through a new, dedicated Domestic Violence Unit.

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  • Statutory Review of the amalgamated Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Friday, 27 July 2018

    Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Hon Ian Callinan AC QC, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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  • Appointments to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

    Monday, 23 July 2018

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of five judges of the Federal Court of Australia who will hold dual appointments as Deputy Presidents of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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  • Launch of the Blurred Borders Program

    Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Visual arts and storytelling will be used to communicate legal advice to people in remote Indigenous communities as part of a new program being officially launched today at Kununurra, Western Australia.

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  • Fourth anniversary of the downing of Flight MH17

    Tuesday, 17 July 2018

    Today marks the fourth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Jane Marwick

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    Subjects: Electorate announcement Toodyay; WA GST; parole

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  • Perth Joint Cyber Security Centre protecting West Australians

    Friday, 6 July 2018

    The launch of the Perth Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) will play a major role in the Turnbull Government's commitment to keeping Australians safe from cyber-attacks.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Jane Marwick

    Friday, 6 July 2018

    Subjects: GST, Joint Cyber Security Centre

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  • Changes to the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme

    Monday, 2 July 2018

    The Turnbull Government will limit access to legal assistance under the Serious Overseas Criminal Matters Scheme (SOCMS) to only those Australians overseas facing the death penalty, as well as introducing additional stricter criteria for the Scheme.

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  • AAT Appointments

    Monday, 2 July 2018

    Today, I am pleased to announce four reappointments and one new appointment to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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  • 2GB – Afternoons with Warren Moore

    Monday, 2 July 2018

    Subjects: AHRC; serious overseas criminal matters

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  • Perth Doorstop Interview

    Monday, 2 July 2018

    Subjects: Witness K, Brazil Extradition, serious overseas criminal matters; GST

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  • Targets for briefing female Barristers

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    The Turnbull Government will for the first time set all Commonwealth agencies specific targets to brief senior and junior female barristers from 1 July 2018.

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  • Additional part-time member appointed to support the review of the family law system

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    I have appointed Dr Andrew Bickerdike as a part-time commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).

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  • Multi year funding to help families affected by international parental child abduction

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Families and children affected by international parental child abduction will continue to receive support following a Turnbull Government decision to extend funding for critical support services.

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  • Protecting victims of family violence from cross-examination in family courts

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Victims of serious family violence will be protected from having to directly cross-examine or be cross-examined by perpetrators of violence during family law proceedings...

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  • Defence Call Out Bill

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    The Turnbull Government will today introduce a Bill to make it easier for the states and territories to seek assistance from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to respond to terrorist and other violent incidents.

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  • RN – Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence call-out, national security bills/Ernest Wong & cross examination in family courts

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  • Channel 9 – Today with Karl Stefanovic

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Counter Terrorism, Pauline Hanson's Plebiscite on Migration Levels.

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  • Channel 7 – Sunrise with David Koch

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence Call-outs

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  • ABC Radio Sydney – Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence Call out

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  • ABC News Breakfast

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence Call-outs; cross examination in family courts; corporate tax cuts; Labor Leadership

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  • Sky News – AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence Call Out; family law cross examination; byelection poll; corporate tax

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence Call Out; corporate tax

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  • Doorstop: Introduction of the Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018, Canberra

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Subjects: Defence call out, Family Law, Ernest Wong, Brazil extradition

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  • Prosecution Matter

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    I can confirm a former staff member of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and a Mr Bernard Collaery have been summoned to appear in connection with offences...

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  • Australia’s national security greatly enhanced with new laws

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, said that Australia's national security has been greatly enhanced with the successful passage of two major bills today.

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  • RN Drive

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    The federal government's foreign interference legislation is set to pass the Senate with the support of the Opposition.

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  • Parliamentary Committee Report on Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, welcomed the release today of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s (PJCIS’s) report on the Government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017.

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  • Assignments to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    I am pleased to announce the assignment of two judges to the Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia: the Hon Justice Garry Watts and the Hon Justice Stewart Austin.

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  • Radio 6PR – Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 21 June 2018

    Subjects: tax cuts; republic referendum/plebiscite

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  • New laws to prevent criminal misrepresentation of Commonwealth bodies

    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Australians will be protected from the deliberately deceptive behaviour seen during the 2016 election campaign – the so called Mediscare campaign.

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  • Doorstop – Parliament House - Mural Hall

    Monday, 18 June 2018

    Subjects: Mediscare Bill passes Parliament; Foreign Influence Bill; Clive Palmer

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  • Relaunch of Family Relationships Online

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    The launch of the redeveloped Family Relationships Online website today further supports the Federal Coalition Government's commitment to Australian families.

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  • Establishment of peak body to counter elder abuse

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    A new group to be launched today by the Attorney-General will focus on supporting older Australians and protecting them from elder abuse.

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  • RN Breakfast – Hamish McDonald

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    national security, child protection/confessional, elder abuse

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  • Today with Karl Stefanovic

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Elder Abuse Action Australia

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  • Radio 6PR Perth – Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Subjects: Elder abuse; G5 contract; MPs pay

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  • Channel Nine Afternoon News

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Subjects: elder abuse

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  • Sky News – David Speers

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Subjects: Huawei; national security; elder abuse

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  • Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

    Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    The Turnbull Government will establish a National Office for Child Safety and issue a formal apology in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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  • 6PR with Gareth Parker

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Subjects: Foreign Interference Bill; Tax Reform; Redress

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  • ABC TV - Insiders

    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    Subjects: national security; family courts reform; Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse

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  • Sky News – Live Now

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    Subjects: Foreign Influence Laws

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  • Consultation on new measure to combat corporate crime

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    Ensuring greater compliance with corporate law is the focus of a draft Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) Scheme Code of Practice, released today for consultation.

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  • ABC Radio - AM

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    Subjects: Foreign Interference Laws

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  • Attorney-General focuses on next key national security legislation

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    Following the release yesterday of the report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security, Attorney-General, Christian Porter said he was now focused on securing the passage of the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill

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  • Perth Doorstop Interview

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    Subjects: Foreign Influence Laws, SAS, elder abuse register

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  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendments released by PJCIS

    Friday, 8 June 2018

    I welcome the public release of the proposed amendments to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme.

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  • Attorney-General welcomes Committee Report on Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill

    Thursday, 7 June 2018

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, welcomed the release today of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Government’s National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017.

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  • Turnbull Government encourages child sex abuse survivors to contribute to National Apology

    Thursday, 7 June 2018

    The Turnbull Government is encouraging people who suffered or were affected by institutional child sexual abuse, and their supporters, to contribute to the development of the National Apology.

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  • Record penalty agreed for breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws

    Monday, 4 June 2018

    The Turnbull Government has welcomed the agreement between the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and AUSTRAC.

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  • 2GB – Sydney Live

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform

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  • Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    The Turnbull Government has reappointed Dr Denver Beanland as Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council.

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  • ABC News 24

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Subjects: Court reform; national security review; national redress scheme

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  • Court Reforms to help families save time and costs in family law disputes

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Families will be helped to resolve their disputes more quickly as a result of Turnbull Government reforms to the handling of family law matters in the federal court system.

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  • Review of national intelligence legislation

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    The Turnbull Government will undertake the most significant review of intelligence legislation in more than 40 years.

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  • AM Agenda – Sky News

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: National Security Laws; Family Court Reform

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  • Today

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform

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  • ABC - AM

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform

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  • ABC News Breakfast

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform; National Security Laws

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  • Doorstop Interview

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform; National Security laws

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  • ABC Adelaide – Mornings

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform

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  • 5AA – Mornings

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform; Nation Security Laws

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Subjects: Family Court Reform

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  • Appointments to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of two judges to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia: Mr Terry Betts to the Newcastle Registry and Mr Bruce Smith to the Sydney Registry.

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  • Holding Russia responsible for its role in the downing of MH17

    Friday, 25 May 2018

    The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) yesterday released significant findings that the BUK missile system used to down MH17 belonged to the 53rd Brigade of the Russian army.

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  • Counter Terrorism Laws Extended and Enhanced

    Thursday, 24 May 2018

    The Australian Government has today introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2018 to extend vital counter-terrorism powers for our law enforcement and national security agencies for a further three years.

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  • 6PR – Morning with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 24 May 2018

    Subjects: China; Company tax cuts; Family Court system

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    Subjects: Perth by-election; Citizenship; Foreign Interference Bill

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  • Sky News - Newsday

    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    Subjects: Live Export Decision; Citizenship; John Setka

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  • Review of Commonwealth Legal Assistance Arrangements

    Monday, 14 May 2018

    Today I am pleased to announce the terms of reference for the reviews of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-20 and the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Subjects: High Court Decision; 2018 Budget; Arthur Greer parole

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  • High Court – Katy Gallagher

    Wednesday, 9 May 2018

    The High Court has today decided that Katy Gallagher was ineligible to be elected to the Senate because she was a dual citizen at the close of nominations for the 2016 Federal Election.

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  • Press Conference - Katy Gallagher High Court Decision

    Wednesday, 9 May 2018

    Subjects: Katy Gallagher High Court Decision

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  • Australia signs transfer of prisoners treaty with United Arab Emirates

    Wednesday, 9 May 2018

    Today, I signed an important treaty with the United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Canberra to allow for the transfer of prisoners between our countries.

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  • Sky News David Speers

    Friday, 4 May 2018

    Subjects: CBA data; Perth byelection; QLD tree clearing

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  • Radio 6PR Gareth Parker Mornings

    Thursday, 3 May 2018

    Subjects: Pressures of Federal Parliament; CBA data loss; Banking Royal Commission; business tax cuts; Perth byelection

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  • Commencement of selection process for Race Discrimination Commissioner

    Thursday, 26 April 2018

    The Turnbull Government today commences a merit selection process for the position of Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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  • Appointment of National Native Title Tribunal President

    Monday, 2 April 2018

    I am pleased to announce that the Honourable Justice John Dowsett AM has been appointed as the Full-Time President of the National Native Title Tribunal.

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  • AAT Appointments

    Thursday, 29 March 2018

    Today, I am pleased to announce the reappointments of Mr Ian Molloy as a Deputy President and Mr Nicholas Gaudion as a member to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, each for a period of five years.

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  • Reappointment of First Parliamentary Counsel

    Thursday, 29 March 2018

    I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr Peter Quiggin PSM as First Parliamentary Counsel to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) for five years, commencing on 13 May 2018.

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  • Review of financial hardship arrangements

    Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    The Turnbull Government will review the operation of financial hardship arrangements.

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  • Radio National Drive - 28 March 2018

    Wednesday, 28 March 2018

    Subjects: Tax cuts; Indigenous incarceration; espionage

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 22 March 2018

    Subjects: WA Family Law Reform - superannuation

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  • Statement re High Court of Australia decision

    Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    The Australian Government welcomes the High Court’s unanimous decision delivered today in Alley vs Gillespie.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Subjects: National Redress Scheme; Labor’s Tax Policy

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  • Re-appointment of National Children’s Commissioner

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Today I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms Megan Mitchell as the full-time National Children’s Commissioner.

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  • Appointment to the Family Court of Australia

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Today I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Hon Justice Linda Gail Sutherland as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. Her Honour will bring a wealth of family law experience to the Court.

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  • ABC Radio Perth Breakfast

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    His federal counterpart, Christian Porter, joins us now. Good morning, Attorney-General.

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  • ABC News - 24 The National Wrap - Patricia Karvelas

    Sunday, 11 March 2018

    Subjects: Trade; redress; Roman Quaedvlieg; Banking Royal Commission; s44; espionage media reporting; foreign donations

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  • National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Reference Group

    Friday, 9 March 2018

    The Turnbull Government today announces the membership of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Reference Group.

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  • Australia and Timor-Leste sign Maritime Boundary Treaty

    Wednesday, 7 March 2018

    Today we signed the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea.

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  • Amendments to Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018

    The Turnbull Government has committed to refinements and improvements to the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill.

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  • Appointment of Native Title Registrar - National Native Title Tribunal

    Monday, 5 March 2018

    Ms Christine Fewings has been appointed the Full-Time Native Title Registrar within the National Native Title Tribunal.

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  • Radio National PM with Linda Mottram

    Monday, 5 March 2018

    Subjects: Espionage laws

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  • Children's Rights report

    Friday, 2 March 2018

    Today, alongside National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, I am pleased to launch the 2017 Children’s Rights Report.

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  • 25th anniversary of Disability Discrimination Act

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the commencement of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, which protects and promotes equal rights, equal opportunities and equal access for Australians with disabilities.

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Michaelia Cash comments; Julie Bishop travel; National Plan for Elder Abuse; Drug-testing trial

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  • Commencement of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    New rules around mandatory reporting of serious data breaches come into effect from today.

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  • 6PR - Morning with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Subjects: The Langoulant Report on WA Government; NorthLink

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  • Matter of Fact – ABC News 24 (Guest Presenter Fauziah Ibrahim)

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Subjects: Elder Abuse

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  • New domestic violence service for NSW Central Coast

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    The Attorney-General was joined by Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, to officially launch the Central Coast Domestic Violence Unit, operated by NSW Legal Aid, during an event today in Wyong.

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  • National Plan to address elder abuse

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    Attorney-General, Christian Porter, announced the National Plan today, in a speech to the Fifth National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney.

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  • 2GB – Alan Jones Breakfast Show

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    Subjects: Elder Abuse

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  • Retirement of the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    Mr Timothy Pilgrim PSM will retire as Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner on 24 March 2018.

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  • 5th Elder Abuse Conference – Together Making Change

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    5th Elder Abuse Conference – Together Making Change 20 February 2018 at 3.30PM

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  • Legal support services to help survivors of institutional child sexual abuse access redress

    Monday, 19 February 2018

    Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will have access to legal support services to help them access redress under the Commonwealth Redress Scheme.

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  • Comprehensive reform of the debt agreement system

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    The Turnbull Government has today introduced legislation to reform debt agreements to help more people avoid personal bankruptcy and provide greater protection for debtors and creditors.

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  • Doorstop Interview 8 February 2018

    Thursday, 8 February 2018

    Subjects: MP Citizenship; Espionage and foreign interference laws; Defamation laws

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  • ABC AM – With Sabra Lane

    Thursday, 8 February 2018

    Subjects: Foreign interference laws; MP citizenship

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  • Sky News – First Edition

    Thursday, 8 February 2018

    Subjects: Foreign interference laws; MP citizenship

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  • 6PR – Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 8 February 2018

    Let's begin the program today with our regular guest on a Thursday, joining us a bit earlier today because there's plenty to talk about and it's all important. The Attorney-General is Christian Porter. He joins me on the line from Canberra.

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  • Newsday – Sky News

    Monday, 5 February 2018

    Subjects: Dual citizenship

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  • Radio 6PR Mornings

    Thursday, 1 February 2018

    Subjects: Leaked Cabinet papers; foreign interference; federal corruption body

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  • ABC Radio RN Breakfast

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018

    Subjects: National Integrity Commission; Wage Growth; Intelligence and Espionage laws; Cabinet leaks

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  • ABC Radio Melbourne Drive

    Tuesday, 30 January 2018

    Subjects: National Integrity Commission; Wage Growth

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  • 6PR - Mornings with Gareth Parker

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Pleased to welcome my next guest, a regular from 2017 who re-joins us in 2018 with a new job; the Federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter. Good morning.

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  • New second Parliamentary Counsel appointed

    Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Keith Byles PSM as Second Parliamentary Counsel to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) for a seven year period.

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  • Australian Law Reform Commission completes inquiry into the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians

    Friday, 22 December 2017

    Today the Australian Government has received the Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report on the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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  • ABC Radio National Hamish MacDonald

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    Taking on that legacy, of course, as Attorney-General, will be Christian Porter.

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​​Media releases for former Attorneys-General are available from the Pandora Web Archive.

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