Media

Media releases published by the Attorney-General​​​​.
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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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