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Retirement of the President of the Senate Senator The Hon Scott Ryan

The President of the Senate, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, has announced his decision to retire from the Senate.

Appointment of Deputy Chief Judges of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Robert McClelland as Deputy Chief Judge (Family Law) of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) and the appointment of Judge Patrizia Mercuri as Deputy Chief Judge (General and Fair Work) of the FCFCOA. Both Deputy Chief Justice McClelland and Judge Mercuri will commence on 17 September 2021.

Consultation to modernise document execution across The Federation

Businesses and individuals are being invited to have their say on how technology can be used to streamline the way statutory declarations and deeds are executed.

Appointment of Human Rights Commissioner

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lorraine Finlay as the new Human Rights Commissioner.

Government passes legislation to prevent and address sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

The Morrison Government has taken important action to strengthen and simplify national laws to better protect Australians against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Improving the visibility of superannuation assets in family law proceedings

The Morrison Government has today passed through Parliament legislation to improve the visibility of superannuation assets in family law proceedings.

Commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Morrison Government welcomes the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC).

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review And Other Measures) Bill 2021

The Morrison Government has welcomed the passage in the Parliament of legislation to continue critical powers to respond to the evolving threat posed by terrorism.

Reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Australian Government is pleased to announce four reappointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the Tribunal).

Government Response to the Tune Review

The Morrison Government has released its response to the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Review), commissioned to strengthen the position of the agency as the custodian of Australia's historic records.