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Media releases published by the Attorney-General.

Latest media releases

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor appointed

Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced the substantive appointment of Mr Grant Donaldson SC as Australia's fourth Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM).

Victorian paid leave proposals

The Government recognises the myriad challenges with our industrial relations system highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, however the Victorian Government's announcement today regarding sick leave entitlements for casuals and other workers raises a number of major issues.

Senate inquiry endorses Family Court reform Bills

The Morrison Government has welcomed the findings of a 12-month Senate inquiry, which recommended that legislation designed to fix the broken structure of the family court system be passed by Parliament.

Appointments to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court

On behalf of the Government I congratulate Judge Altobelli and Ms Beckhouse on their appointments and thank them for their willingness to serve the people of Australia as judges of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court respectively.

Review of the firefighter provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act) report released

The Morrison Government welcomes the findings of a review of workers compensation arrangements for firefighters employed under the SRC Act, which will expand coverage and streamline claims.

Government improves unpaid parental leave entitlements

Families dealing with the trauma of stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births will now have access to improved unpaid parental leave entitlements after legislation introduced by the Morrison Government passed through Parliament today.

Release of Commonwealth Integrity Commission consultation draft

The Morrison Government has committed $147 million to the development and operation of a Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) designed to strengthen and complement the existing multi-agency approach to integrity, anti-corruption and law enforcement at a federal level.

Privacy Act review - terms of reference and issues paper

The Morrison Government has today released the terms of reference and issues paper for a wide-ranging review of the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act). 

Appointments to the High Court of Australia

His Excellency the Governor-General has accepted the advice of the Government to appoint the Honourable Justice Simon Steward and the Honourable Justice Jacqueline Gleeson as Justices of the High Court of Australia.

Un-redacted Royal Commission reports released

Two un-redacted reports and a third previously unreleased report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have been made public today.