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Australian Law Reform Commission Financial Services Review First Interim Report Tabled In Parliament

The Attorney-General Michaelia Cash today tabled the first of three scheduled interim reports arising from the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Regulation.

Combatting online trolls and strengthening defamation laws

In a world-leading move, the Morrison Government will introduce new court powers to force global social media giants to unmask anonymous online trolls and better protect Australians online.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)

I am pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Strum QC and Mr Richard Schonell SC have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 1) (formerly the Family Court of Australia) and will commence on 29 November 2021.

Reappointment of Solicitor-General

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr Stephen Donaghue QC as the Solicitor-General for a term of 5 years.

Appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)

I am pleased to announce that Dr Anna Parker and Ms Dearne Firth have been appointed as judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 2) (formerly the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) and will commence on 29 November 2021.

Keeping Australia safe from high risk terrorist offenders

The Morrison Government has secured passage in the Parliament of legislation to continue to protect the Australian community from the evolving threat posed by convicted terrorist offenders.

Retirement of Chief Executive of AFSA

Today Mr Hamish McCormick is formally retiring as Chief Executive of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), Inspector-General in Bankruptcy and Registrar of Personal Property Securities.

Launch of the National Forum on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Michaelia Cash will today open a national forum hosted by Commonwealth work health and safety (WHS) regulator Comcare, focussing on the prevention, management and regulation of workplace sexual harassment.

Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM Elected to the International Court of Justice

The Australian Government congratulates Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM FASSA on her election to the International Court of Justice.

Appointment to the Federal Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce that Mr Scott Goodman SC has been appointed as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and will commence on 11 November 2021.